The Israeli Attack on Syria and the History of War: Profile of Lawless AggressionSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 15:46
Israel and America are longstanding imperial partners. They spurn international laws. They do so repeatedly. They ignore their own.
They jointly plan and wage wars. Israel’s attack on Syria was a joint US/Israeli provocation. Haaretz’s military correspondent Amos Harel suggested it, saying:
“The (US) administration officials’ familiarity with the nature of the Syrian targets seems to indicate that there had been advance coordination with Israel, and make the attacks look more and more like part of a larger campaign that isn’t over yet.”
Israel’s weekend attacks were lawless acts of aggression.
Post-WW I, the League of Nations failed to prevent them. So did Kellogg-Briand.
In August 1928, America, Germany France, Britain, Italy, Japan, and nine other nations signed on.
It promised wars would no longer resolve “disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them.”
Violators “should be denied the benefits furnished by this treaty.”
Article 8 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention of Rights and Duties says “No state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another.”
Under Article 10, differences between states “should be settled by recognized pacific methods.”
Article 11 calls sovereign state territory “inviolable….”
The 1950 Nuremberg Principles defined crimes against peace to include:
“(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (and)
(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i).”