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One of the problems with the United States being the enforcers of international law is that we only enforce it when the violators are people we do not like, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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I was listening to a Dan Carlin podcast when he made the aforementioned point. He noted that one of the reasons given for toppling Saddam Hussein was that he used poison gas on his own people. The same reason why people are now so outraged with the Syrian government. People forget though that Saddam also used chemical weapons on a larger scale against Iran during the Iraq/Iran war, and that he did it with our support.

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I should point out that the United States foreign policy is not unique in this regards.

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I should point out that the United States foreign policy is not unique in this regards.

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PhilboydStudge PhilboydStudge OP

You couldn't be more right...

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Any country in that position will naturally enforce it when it is to their own benefit. I don't think it's possible to have a "neutral" country in that regard.

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Logan Logan

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Neutrality is probably asking a bit much.

It would suffice if our govt. simply stopped the cycle of: "indirectly topple regime, install dictator, supply with weapons; then indirectly topple regime, install dictator, supply with weapons" lather, rinse repeat---you know?

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