Skip to comments.Former President Carter warns US action on Syria without UN backing 'illegal'
Posted on 08/30/2013 10:24:47 AM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
Former president Carter on Friday came out strongly against military action in Syria without the United Nation's blessing.
"Punitive Action" without a mandate from the U.N. Security Council or "broad support from NATO and the Arab League" would be illegal under international law and unlikely to alter the course of the war,"...
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Cool - that way Obimbo will be a Nobel Peace Prize Winner AND a war criminal!
The President does not need permission from Congress to legally go to war. It is a reasonable question to ask though.
The President does not need permission from a foreign body to legally go to war. It is a traitorous person who even considers the legal need for foreign permission.
Democrats cant be crackers. Cracker is a slavery term, and everyone knows that it was the Democrats who were the anti-slavery party. /sarc.
Even a broken clock.... etc..
Not soon enough.
Anytime a dem wants to go to war, they SHOULD have to take that step of getting UN buy-in, since THEY’RE the ones pushing it.
I guess I should add the /sarc... just in case my last msg gets misconstrued.
I would take Carter as President over 0bama ANY day. At least Carter is white and therefore accountable for his actions and our Congress wouldn’t be afraid of being called ‘racist’ if to challenge him, like they are with 0bama.
Congress shall declare war...
This has always meant that if a president wants to declare war, he has to get their approval.
A declaration of war is not always necessary, however, but normally a president needs to get the formal support of Congress. Bush was very careful to get support, even when going into a situation where our enemy was not another state, initially, but terrorist groups and a couple of states (loosely understood, in the case of Afghanistan) that were thought to be supporting them. But he was actually was supported by Congress and everybody else when he went into Afghanistan and even into Iraq (which I think was not a bad thing but ended badly when we started kowtowing to Islam).
Clinton, the left's golden boy, had actually gotten all of his "authorization" to support the Muslims in Bosnia from the UN, which of course was completely manipulated by its Islamic members, and the Dems let Americans be UN troops.
Obama isn't having as much luck. This is partly because his obnoxious behavior has pissed off Europe and partly he doesn't understand Islam and doesn't realize that his being a Sunni supporter (because he believes it's the most anti-Western Islam) is upsetting other Muslims. He thought he would be their hero. But it's also because he doesn't realize that the Saudis want to keep the good times rolling for their princes and they don't want him to interfere with it.
The problem is that Obama, loose cannon in chief, could set off a true conflagration in the ME that could involve the entire world.
I’m not sure where it is in “international law” that you need “broad support from NATO and the Arab League”.
Maybe Mandela and Carter can hold hands on that day as the Gates Of Hell open. Then reserve a table for BO.
The expert on mediocrity and criticism of America weighs in. I don’t give a Rats A** about what the U.N. says. The fact is action without the approval of the U.S. Congress is illegal. Where are all the protestors that bashed Bush? Where is Biden with the threat of impeachment? If these people could be any more shallow they would be on the other side of the earth.
Damn. When you’re a liberal, and you’ve lost Jimmy Carter, you’ve lost the war.
Unfortunately our voice, the Congress, has been rendered useless. They are more interested in the power and money. The courts and President run the entire show.
Excellent post! You articulated what I was thinking. We need to embrace any situation which might further emasculate B-HO and keep him away from ANY big boy decisions, as much as possible.
So not only was Desert One a mistake, it was illegal too Mr. Persident?
Err.... Ummm... I’m late for my Exlax... Err...
Even Jimmah Carter is rarely like a broken clock ....