John Kerry Admitting US Actions in Syria are Criminal

Posted: June 7, 2017 in -
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“We don’t have a basis, our lawyers tell us, unless we have a UN Security Council Resolution,  which the Russians can veto or the Chinese, or unless we are under attack, by the folks there, or unless we are invited in.

Russia is invited in by the legitimate regime–well it’s illegitimate in our mind–but by the regime. And so they were invited in and we’re not invited in. We’re flying in airspace there where they can turn on the air defense and we have a very different scene. The only reason they’re letting us fly is because we’re going after ISIL. If we were going after Assad, those air defenses, we’d have to take out all the air defenses, and we don’t have a legal justification, frankly for doing that, unless we stretch it way beyond the law, on a humanitarian basis. Which some people argue we should, by the way. But so far American legal theory has not gone into the so-called “right to protect.”

 

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