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WHAT IS AN ACT OF WAR?

Posted on 09/12/2012 5:58:58 AM PDT by 7thson

Question for those with more smarts than me - is acting an embassy, consulate, or killing an ambassador an act of war? If so, where can I get confirmation on that? Thank you in advance.


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1 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:02 AM PDT by 7thson
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To: 7thson
The American consulate is sovereign U.S. territory.

An attack on the embassy is exactly the same as an attack on our mainland soil.

2 posted on 09/12/2012 6:03:47 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: 7thson

Obama denigrates the beliefs of Christians all the time. Anyway, its the First Amendment, Free Speech. This is an attack on the First Amendment, orchestrated by the White House. It cost Ambassador Chris Stevens his life.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 6:04:21 AM PDT by FlyingEagle
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Since the killing was done by Muzzies there can be no declaration of war.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 6:05:20 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: 7thson

America, one notch lower under Obama. All part of his plan to reduce America. See the movie 2016.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 6:05:53 AM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: 7thson

Arch-duke Ferdinand was unavailable for comment.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 6:06:03 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: 7thson

Bruce Herschensohn, Former Dep. Special Asst. under Nixon, told the Friends this morning—these are all acts of war.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 6:06:55 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: 7thson

Yes, and I’m sure empty chair will come out any minute and blame former President Bush for starting it.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 6:07:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: vanilla swirl

I declared war on all of them, on 9-12-01.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 6:07:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Liberals, democrats & unions - and all leftist scum - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: 7thson

Difficult to get a straight answer from anyone these years—and, I for one tend to disbelieve anything the “experts” (basterds) say!

Anyway...some food for thought.....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Powers_Resolution

Semper Watching!
*****


10 posted on 09/12/2012 6:10:01 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow.. I am glad to see you had the self-control to wait a day.

/just funning ya!


11 posted on 09/12/2012 6:11:47 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: carriage_hill

I was a day ahead of you.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 6:11:47 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow.. I am glad to see you had the self-control to wait a day.

/just funning ya!


13 posted on 09/12/2012 6:11:52 AM PDT by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: carriage_hill
I declared war on all of them, on 9-12-01.

And why the heck are we sending these animalistic killers financial aid? We shouldn't be doing anything at all for them. They're obviously not the least bit grateful for anything we've ever done for them. If they're not going to be U.S. friendly, screw them. Let them eat each other. Enough already!

14 posted on 09/12/2012 6:13:21 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: gunnyg
The State Department is now calling them terrorists.....not Muslim terrorists..just terrorists..but that takes the blame off of Lybia
15 posted on 09/12/2012 6:14:17 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: 7thson
In 1982 the Israelis launched the “Peace for the Galilee” war against the PLO in South Lebanon after they almost killed the Israeli Ambassador in London. A response like that should be carried out against those responsible for this barbaric act of war, problem is - who is responsible? Extreme, extreme Muslims or extreme, extreme, extreme Muslims or just your average extreme Muslim or even, nay, a so-called, “Moderate Muslim”...not sure.
16 posted on 09/12/2012 6:14:58 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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Obama would be in a fix, since he isn’t a real POTUS he cannot declare war. If he did he would go to prison for ordering murder.

But then again, who would prosecute him?

Nobody will because they have no balls.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 6:14:58 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: 7thson

(To answer your question, prepare for unsatisfactory diplomatic gobbledegook.)

“In the post World War Two era, the UN Charter prohibits signatory countries from engaging in war except:

1) As a means of defending themselves against aggression; or,

2) Unless the UN as a body has given prior approval to the operation. The UN also reserves the right to ask member nations to intervene against non-signatory countries which embark on wars of aggression.

In effect, this means that countries in the modern era must have a plausible casus belli for initiating military action, or risk UN sanctions or intervention.”

More to the point, what you are interested in is the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vienna_Convention_on_Diplomatic_Relations

“Article 22. The premises of a diplomatic mission, such as an embassy, are inviolate and must not be entered by the host country except by permission of the head of the mission. Furthermore, the host country must protect the mission from intrusion or damage...”

“Concerning compulsory settlement of disputes. Disputes arising from the interpretation of this treaty may be brought before the International Court of Justice.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Court_of_Justice

“The International Court of Justice, also known as World Court or ICJ is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations. It is based in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands. Its main functions are to settle legal disputes submitted to it by states and to provide advisory opinions on legal questions submitted to it by duly authorized international organs, agencies, and the UN General Assembly.”

“After the court ruled that the U.S.’s covert war against Nicaragua was in violation of international law (Nicaragua v. United States), the United States withdrew from compulsory jurisdiction in 1986.

“The United States accepts the court’s jurisdiction only on a case-by-case basis. Chapter XIV of the United Nations Charter authorizes the UN Security Council to enforce World Court rulings. However, such enforcement is subject to the veto power of the five permanent members of the Council.”


18 posted on 09/12/2012 6:15:33 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: 7thson
ABC News ran with the murder of the US Ambassador as their top story, immediately followed by a story claiming Obama is now over 50% approval for the first time in the campaign.

I can't see straight right now.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 6:15:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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An act of war is when your President supports the Muslim Brotherhood.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by badpacifist (An act of war is when your President supports the Muslim Brotherhood)
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