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The US – a Rogue State – Has No Business Enforcing ‘International Norms’
"If the U.S. government submitted itself to prosecution for war crimes
through the ICC, perhaps Assad would have been hauled before the court
long ago. Of course, in that case President Obama would hesitate
bombing Syria without UN Security Council approval, a war crime
punishable through a trial at the ICC. After the international crimes of
the Bush administration, which included illegal wars, worldwide torture
regimes, and countless breaches of the Geneva Convention, nobody in
Washington wants to even think about ceding America to the international
"When it wants to bomb another country, Washington always resorts to
rhetoric about rogue states flouting international law. If only the U.S.
wasn’t one of those rogue states flouting international law, it might
have some particle of legitimacy in enforcing those norms. Maybe."
The article discusses international law, the International Criminal Court (ICC), chemical weapons, Chemical Weapons Convention, Geneva Protocol, Hague, Rome Statute, and war crimes.
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