Re: International Law
Nushin Namazi writes: Perhaps it is time to revise and update international law to deal with dictators who refuse to comply with United Nations, refuse to give up their power, and who commit crimes against humanity. We went to war to remove Hitler, We went to War to remove Milosovich in Serbia during Clinton Adminstration, and now we have gone to war to remove the Taliban from Afghanistan and Saadam Hussein from Iraq. Of course, France and the Europeans (except for Britain) were on the take, being bribed by Saadam to support his cause. If the French were objective, they would have voted along with United States tp wage war against Saadam and liberate the Iraqis. United Nations regulations can be considered myopic today because they could not foresee another evil like Hitler. The fact that the United States had to take the necessary action to liberate Afghanistan and Iraq from terrorists justifies a reassessment of these old and outdated laws to account for those who have a vested interest in corrupt, oppressive, dictators who commit crimes against humanity.
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Ronald Hilton 2004
November 20, 2004