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Put Iran on dock for "War Crimes"

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Submitted by L. N. Ernst (United States), Feb 8, 2010 at 16:14

Instead of starting another hot war, why not play the "Muslim" card, the one they consistently use to deligitimize Israel. The "Muslim card" does not have a joker image, as such. Instead it has on its face the symbol of the UN, allowing this UN card to be played whenever necessary, as in creating sham "war crime" allegations against self-defenders of missiles and terrorism.

"Incitement" is clearly defined by the U.N. as a violation of international law. "Kidnapping" is also. Firing missiles into another country ditto. "Terrorism" has been defined and redefined many times and is a clearly stated violation of international law. All of these are de facto "war crimes." Iran can be put on the dock for all of them. By setting up proxy terrorist armies and supplying weapons and training to them, every act committed by its proxies, i.e. Hamas & Hezbollah missiles into Israel, is also a "war crime," and an "act of agression," another clearly defined violation. Iran and Syria has covered them all.

Syria openly provides a "safe haven" for known terrorists, another violation, without UN sanctions. Lebanon'sgovernment has been overturned and is now little more than a new base for Iran. It now has many times more missiles than before the UN came in to rid the country of firepower and danger. Putting Iran, for one, on the dock for "war crimes" and consistently violating international law (even without its nuclear aspects) would help clarify the lines for future conflicts. If it turns out that the UN is little more than a protection racket, one run by block votes, then that will be made apparent, or more apparent.

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