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Of course, the law has always been a political travesty. Examples are omnipresent:
> Nuremberg - where the Allies decide that torching enemy cities isn't a crime because they themselves engaged in the practice,
> the US treatment of prisoners of war who are reclassified into... what was it - enemy combatants or something fuzzy - thereby 'legally allowing' the US to torture,
> The bombing of Yugoslavia without a UN resolution, the destruction of its civilian infrastructure,
> The invasion of Iraq, ...
And all of it was deemed 'legal' in London, Washington, or wherever else the decisions were taken.
by vladimir on Mon Mar 16th, 2009 at 04:17:21 AM EST
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