posted on Jun, 8 2004 @ 07:00 AM
Maybe I should be more specific. In your own words, what is "world law?" Now stop hiding behind the United Nations and give
everyone reading a good answer
Am I here to teach you International Law? Take a walk over to the UN and do some clicking, you'll be able to read what you are interested in.
My point in all this is that the US constantly flouts international law when it suits them, then they totally take advantage of it when it suits them.
No International Criminal Court for the United States, but they demand others accept it.
They whine that 'exporting American values' is so horrible, and protect the export of radical illiberal Wahhabism from Saudi
Arabia. And blame the USA for hypocrisy.
Describe to me an American VALUE. Not a throwaway phrase like "Freedom" or "Democracy" (which, coincidentally, most countries in the world have,
to whatever extent suits them). But an actual VALUE that you can say is SPECIFICALLY American. Something that, without US intervention, would never
come about naturally.
The United States of America's government does NOT export Freedom and Prosperity to others. They do it when it PROFITS them, and when it doesn't
they ignore it.
Ask Haiti, when the US was flying people who trying to escape BACK into a revolutionist war zone. Ask Rwanda.
Ask ANY of the dictatorial regimes around the world that the US regularly deals with without making any complaints about how they treat their people.
Look at Pakistan, a fine example. Musharaf gained power by military coup, and it is FAR from a democracy. But they're a US ally for now because the
US can use them...
The only thing the United States successfully exports to the world, other than Television, is Death.
[edit on 8-6-2004 by Jakomo]