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How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity Paperback – September 20, 2004
"Alter Egos" by Mark Landler
The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton—archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power. Learn more | See related books
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In 1999, the US attacked Serbia, on the pretext of stopping ethnic cleansing, but without UN authority. The US used the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to portray its aggression as law enforcement, although the ICTY's first President admitted that the war was illegal. Intervention, whatever the signboard, violates international law and state sovereignty.
Bush has perverted the just, self-defensive war against Al Qa'ida into unjust, aggressive wars against nations: the attack on Afghanistan has killed 20,000 Afghanis so far, about half of them civilians. Afghanis now say, "We were better off under the Russians."
Only four of the 15 Security Council members voted for Bush and Blair's war against Iraq. They went ahead anyway, unauthorised, illegally. Warmonger Richard Perle wrote, `Thank God for the death of the UN'.
In a brilliant discussion of `collateral damage', Mandel reminds us that in law a defendant is equally guilty of murder whether he desired the death, or merely knew that his act was likely to cause death. Part IV of Protocol One to the Geneva Conventions forbids all attacks "which may be expected to cause incidental loss of civilian life, injury to civilians, damage to civilian objects.Read more ›
it's a very good book about the hipocrisy of the international tribunal for yougoslavia where the crimes of the NATO bombardements against hospital,refugees camps,passengerstrains and presscentrum were silenced.
The law is only for the slaves ,the master of slaves are above the law
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This book is poorly researched, and the author has a very clear anti-American bias. When the author lacks evidence, he simply speculates by saying things like "it seems" and notes... Read morePublished on October 9, 2005 by A. J. Valenti
I meet the author at lecture and dinner program. He is a great speaker and his book is enlightening. Read morePublished on July 22, 2005 by S. Herrera