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    thanks dude!

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    The Law of War Ingrid Detter (CUP) is very good, very clear.

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    The "legality" question will never be sufficiently resolved. I remember Tony Benn's response to the No Fly Zones that protected the Kurdish statelet and the Shi'ite South for a decade: "but...they're...illegal!" (He could equate No Fly Zones with ruinous economic and cultural sanctions, which was a skill of some sort. The latter, of course, killed a lot of people; the former, though never being authroised by the UN, saved a lot of people. Bit of an odd position for Benn to take.) I think you'll read something as clear and precise and academically rigorous as Detter and still be having the same arguments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    It doesn't matter where you live, the results of a US election affect everyone in the world.
    I guess my point is, I'd never talk about "our upcoming election year" if I were to talk about Sweden's, so it's funny to hear other people talk about America's as if they're here.

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    Yeah, but America is different, its foreign policy affects the whole world. Particularly Britain, people from the UK deployed in the middle east could live or die based on the outcomes of US policy. The whole world watches the US elections, you couldn't say that of Sweden.

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    The war notwithstanding, it does seem like the administration has been involved in a lot of shady dealings over the last couple of years, so I’m sure there are impeachment counts galore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swears View Post
    Yeah, but America is different, its foreign policy affects the whole world. Particularly Britain, people from the UK deployed in the middle east could live or die based on the outcomes of US policy. The whole world watches the US elections, you couldn't say that of Sweden.
    What! You didn’t follow it last autumn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guybrush View Post
    What! You didn’t follow it last autumn?
    Shit I meant to tape it. So who won, the Socialist Democrats, or the Democratic Socialists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swears View Post
    Shit I meant to tape it. So who won, the Socialist Democrats, or the Democratic Socialists?
    Ahaha, I was going to say this, only with the Fairly Nice Party and the Nicely Fair Party.

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    The right-wing bloc ousted a de facto coalition of the social democrats, the green party and the communist party. David Cameron was here seeking advice a couple of weeks ago.
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    Yikes, bad news mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swears View Post
    Yikes, bad news mate.
    Or maybe... nah, forget it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver craner View Post
    The Law of War Ingrid Detter (CUP) is very good, very clear.
    Thankee

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliver craner View Post
    The "legality" question will never be sufficiently resolved. I remember Tony Benn's response to the No Fly Zones that protected the Kurdish statelet and the Shi'ite South for a decade: "but...they're...illegal!" (He could equate No Fly Zones with ruinous economic and cultural sanctions, which was a skill of some sort. The latter, of course, killed a lot of people; the former, though never being authroised by the UN, saved a lot of people. Bit of an odd position for Benn to take.) I think you'll read something as clear and precise and academically rigorous as Detter and still be having the same arguments.
    Oh quite - I have noticed that the legality of war issue regarding Iraq is heavily politicised, yet never really discussed beyond its use as a partisan bat to beat the government. "The war was illegal, put Blair on trial!" No one ever explains any of the details. I guess I was trying to allude to that as well as just asking for links.

    As for Tony Benn, he's nowt but another upper-class twit: ten a penny in this country.

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