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  • Perhaps the most important taboo is the longevity of the United States as both a terrorist state and a haven for terrorists. That the US is the only state on record to have been condemned by the World Court for international terrorism (in Nicaragua) and has vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on governments to observe international law, is unmentionable.

    The only reason they are the "only one" is because such a court would never ever go after one of the real terrorist states. That Iraq has not
    • I was wondering how long it was going to take you to bite. :-D

      The last two links selected can safely be called extreme Left views. It is interesting to note that Noam Chomsky (whose 9-11 book I'm currently reading) and Wallerstein both see the extreme Left as discredited (and presumably consider themselves apart from that crowd).

      It appears that you assume that the UN is anti-American and therefore their condemnation is illegimate. Chomsky and Wallerstein seem to believe that bad US foreign policy is to

      • by pudge (1) on 2002.07.18 22:17 (#10834) Homepage Journal
        It appears that you assume that the UN is anti-American and therefore their condemnation is illegimate. Chomsky and Wallerstein seem to believe that bad US foreign policy is to blame and take the UN debacle as evidence of US guilt.

        I think the truth is somewhere in between.


        The point is that it is nearly self-evident, that by any possible measure what the US did in Nicaragua pales in comparison to what other nations, like Iraq, like Afghanistan, have done. Where's the condemnation? And it is also self-evident that Israel is not deserving of the lopsided condemnation the UN offers it.

        This is not to say the US or Israel is perfect, or that they do nothing wrong, or that they aren't as bad as the next guy. But even assuming the furthest left I could reasonably go without checking my brain at the door, they are not that much worse than the next guy that they deserve such lopsided treatment. That's my point.