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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: deadeyedick
War is a crime in and of itself. You can't commit a 'murder' crime, because murder is already wrong. So, my answer is that you can't be charge with murder for talking about murder unless you blatantly advocate it so you can't commit a 'war crime' for talking about war.
In criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime at some time in the future. Criminal law in some countries or for some conspiracies may require that at least one overt act must also have been undertaken in furtherance of that agreement, to constitute an offense. There is no limit on the number participating in the conspiracy and, in most countries, no requirement that any steps have been taken to put the plan into effect (compare attempts which require proximity to the full offence). For the purposes of concurrence, the actus reus is a continuing one and parties may join the plot later and incur joint liability and conspiracy can be charged where the co-conspirators have been acquitted or cannot be traced