UN suggests American attack on Syria would be illegal

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    Sep 04, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/09/03/un-suggests-american-attack-on-syria-would-be-illegal/
  • musclmed

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    Sep 04, 2013 8:33 AM GMT
    technically "illegal"according to the U.N. But coming from a organization that is irrelevant for anything meaningful in the world nowadays it is not saying much.

    It will take weeks for the UN to make a report on whether "chemical weapons" were used. Tests that take a few hours to run will take weeks for some reason. Why did samples collected last week begin to arrive for analysis tommorow?
    Why did the UN limit the scope of the investigation?
    [quote]Ban said that the UN had decided on its own to restrict the investigation to whether or not an attack occurred, and not determine who carried it out.[/quote]

    I do not support action in Syria. But not because of what the U.N says. I support the other Arab nations that have plenty of planes and jets do something about it.

    Just from a purely economic point of view any missile strike would cost a 100 million dollars at least. I would rather hand out that cash in the streets than waste it on a region that historically curses the western world.

    The clear fact that the UN limited the scope of the investigation shows how much a waste of time and money that organization is.
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    Sep 04, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    musclmed saidI support the other Arab nations that have plenty of planes and jets do something about it.




    Right. The same old thinking that the West has to go into the Middle East time and time again to try and solve THEIR problems is THE problem.

    Let them sort it out themselves.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 04, 2013 7:58 PM GMT
    Ummm .... and say ... the killing and displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq and igniting a sectarian war that will likely kill hundreds if thousands more .... eh

    Not so much
  • metta

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    Sep 04, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    Senate committee approves Syria war resolution

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/04/senate-syria-committee-vote/2762415/
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 04, 2013 8:47 PM GMT
    You have to consider a broad range of legal opinion on any intervention in Syria as it`s opinion and can vary greatly. For example, some legal experts thought the Iraq war in 2003 was legal.

    Further, any unilateral US strike would run the risk at least as being seen as be illegitimate politically and would set a dangerous precedent of allowing other countries to act without recourse to the UN.

    The US should be very careful about a dismissive or arrogant attitude to international law because one day they may need it. Who knows what the future holds?
  • Fargo

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    Sep 04, 2013 11:59 PM GMT
    [quote]
    Just from a purely economic point of view any missile strike would cost a 100 million dollars at least. I would rather hand out that cash in the streets than waste it on a region that historically curses the western world.
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    It's 100 million dollars to the military industrial complex; how are these folks suppose to keep their business up and running?
  • musclmed

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    Sep 05, 2013 12:29 AM GMT
    failscarf said



    So you really believe an entire region has the same concept of the so-called Western world.
    I bet you're the same type of person who calls Africa a country.[/quote]

    I have seen many polling about muslim attitudes towards foreign armies. For the most part it is negative, with the exception of Kuwait and the UAE . Why should we blame them for having this attitude?

    Secretary Kerry today suggested that Arab nations would pay for a US strike on Syria. Well that is a very interesting piece of information. Let the Arab nations attack Syria. Because 1 or 2 misplaced bombs is the only thing that will be remembered.

    Can you give me 1 good reason why the Saudi's , Egyptians and other armies should not get involved and solve this problem in Syria?