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UN slams US drone killing of
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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/7/2020 12:50:14 PM

The US drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general, and nine other people was a violation of international law, according to the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing. Washington failed to provide enough evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the strike on Soleimani’s convoy as it left Baghdad airport, Agnes Callamard said Monday. The strike violated the UN Charter, she wrote in a report that calls for accountability for targeted killings by armed drones and for greater regulation of the weapons.(Snip) But absent an actual imminent threat to life, the course of action taken

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The United Nations was formed in large part to implement communism in the USA. Are we not now sufficiently Marxist that we should withdraw from the UN, and use those funds for other things? Even something as moronic as slave reparations would be a more useful expenditure than UN dues.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/7/2020 12:57:59 PM (No. 470106)
Sue us.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 7/7/2020 12:59:39 PM (No. 470111)
We are not bound by the World Court or the UN Charter - national sovereignity, anyone? Nor are we stupid enough to respond to this UN complaint as if we were.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/7/2020 1:01:54 PM (No. 470119)
Up yours, Agnes. Get the UN out of the U.S., and get the U.S. out of the UN. Perhaps the U.S. military could fashion something special for Agnes - a snuke. (obscure reference to a South Park episode, mocking Hillary.)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rob_NC 7/7/2020 1:05:53 PM (No. 470123)
Come get ya some Kar'en
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hard Nard 7/7/2020 1:06:51 PM (No. 470124)
Who cares.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 7/7/2020 1:17:16 PM (No. 470138)
"unlawful" in this context is meaningless. There is no international law which actually applies and which the USA has agreed to. We are at war with terrorists in Iraq. So, killing terrorists inside of Iraq...which this particular thug clealy was, is lawful as far as we are concerned. And, frankly, the UN has long ago outlived it's usefulness. We can't leave, must retain our seat on the Security Council as a defensive measure, but beyond that, we should just stop funding it entirely, and let it dry up and blow away.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 7/7/2020 1:18:01 PM (No. 470139)
I always agree with UN "special rapporteurs." They are among the most honest people whom God has ever created. The UN says so.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 7/7/2020 1:18:10 PM (No. 470140)
So Qassem dindonuffin to earn his death by Hellfire?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mc squared 7/7/2020 1:27:53 PM (No. 470156)
Can 300 million names be inscribed on a missile before it's fired?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GoodDeal 7/7/2020 1:34:14 PM (No. 470165)
Pound sand bungholes. Are you mad because we didn't read him his Miranda Rights before we blew him and his buddies into a thousand burned little pieces?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nashman 7/7/2020 1:45:32 PM (No. 470179)
Yawn. And the best part? To the best of my recollection, he's still dead.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/7/2020 1:52:01 PM (No. 470185)
SO he murders lots of our citizens with impunity. Your FUNDING is hereby REVOKED/CUT OFF. By the Way you have 24 hours to totally vacate OUR building in NY!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/7/2020 2:01:44 PM (No. 470196)
International Law is anything they feel at the time. Get the U.S. out of the UN and get the UN out of the U.S.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MISteve 7/7/2020 2:02:54 PM (No. 470199)
Who was "providing "evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its (US) interests", anyway and to whom? Was there a tribunal or hearing that the US participated in where they "failed to provide enough evidence"? The USA had better not recognize anything the UN does along these lines...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 7/7/2020 2:03:29 PM (No. 470200)
Gee, I hope they don't threaten to move the UN General Assembly HQ out of New York because of this. The horrors!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ben Around 7/7/2020 2:05:06 PM (No. 470202)
Send in your blue helmet goons then.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/7/2020 2:07:21 PM (No. 470205)
The UN out of the US. The US out of the UN.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: NessunDorma 7/7/2020 2:16:43 PM (No. 470215)
The UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing? Yeah right. Get lost.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 7/7/2020 2:41:54 PM (No. 470235)
Actually, OP, the United Nations was a pet project of Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, and that was the name that they used for the nations arrayed against Germany and Japan in WW2. The intent was to have a way to defuse international events with diplomacy rather than going to war as often and as easily as in the past. After a second horrific world war with only 20 years between them, there was a desire to try to avoid repeating it. IMO, the UN has been an unmitigated failure, and has metastasized into a collection of tinpot dictators and third world money grubbing beggars arguing about what handouts they want from the first world. China and Russia make sure that nothing useful can be agreed to in the UN, but we can't just walk away, and leave the appearance of legitimacy in the hands of the Russians and ChiComs, we have to stay in to be able to veto their evil schemes. But we don't have to fund it. We should just stop sending in our money, send NONE. And let them move the UN outside the USA.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 7/7/2020 3:05:13 PM (No. 470252)
We'd have a lot less problems if we'd drone strike the Useless Nutjobs....
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Norway 7/7/2020 3:18:12 PM (No. 470264)
Bite Me!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/7/2020 3:24:15 PM (No. 470268)
Now if we started targeting these bought and paid political assassins at the UN, that might be unlawful... Awfully satisfying, though.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: czechlist 7/7/2020 4:07:39 PM (No. 470306)
There are many reasons New York City residents should want the U.N. out of there city. The NYPD spends close to $10M yearly on security, diplomats owe over $17M in unpaid parking tickets and the complex site on 17 acres which could be developed for businesses and employees who actually pay taxes. Nairobi, Kenya has offered 150 acres for a new U.N. site. But what diplomat wants to live in Kenya?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: czechlist 7/7/2020 4:11:01 PM (No. 470308)
their not there and sits not site Apologies for spelling. I am using a new device and the spell checker is giving me fits !!!!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: iSpartacus 7/7/2020 4:14:47 PM (No. 470315)
Drone strike the UN and Agnes Callamard.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: varkdriver 7/7/2020 4:24:25 PM (No. 470324)
The ONLY people who want the UN to stay in Manhattan are the numerous escort agencies who make huge money from greasy third-world dictators when the General Assembly is in session. That's all.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: JackBurton 7/7/2020 4:33:42 PM (No. 470333)
Well, gee, didn't the UN want the general dead for all the bad stuff he did? Didn't we save them the trouble? Or was he a secret pal of theirs carrying out their agenda?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/7/2020 5:13:15 PM (No. 470393)
Too bad, so sad. We can't put him back together.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Submariner 7/7/2020 5:36:45 PM (No. 470422)
The Left has corrupted e.v.e.r.y institution it's laid its hands on. DJT should very publicly call the UN out on this and cite: Assigning Saddam Iraq being assigned the rotating chair of the Human Rights Council Repeated sexual assault of third world women and children by UN personnel Expensive junkets for third world elites to party at US taxpayer expense Complete and abject failure of the UN to broker peace and promote human rights (Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, Congo, Vietnam, we don't have the space here This list is far from complete and yet is enough to justify disestablishment.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: watashiyo 7/7/2020 5:54:00 PM (No. 470451)
......in the meantime, the UN did SQUAT, to rid Terrorism!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: lakerman1 7/7/2020 8:06:16 PM (No. 470585)
second post apologies, but, #10, there are members of the 9th circuit, U.S. court of appeals, and some federal district court judges within that circuit, who seem to believe U.S. constitutional rights extend to everyone in the world. Much of the legal reasoning about would-be immigrants is based on that fallacy. And former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, said that immigrating to the U.S. was a human right. The illogic of that statement is breathtaking. i'm still amazed that we survived the presidency of the Kenyan Klown and both of his AGs.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: slsusnr 7/7/2020 8:23:13 PM (No. 470606)
Poster #5, here's the answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXvOGR027GY
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/7/2020 8:24:29 PM (No. 470607)
I think that we, as a country, should withdraw from the un, throw them out of new york and let them move to some third world country like los angeles. Problem solved. And oh yea, turn the building in ny into housing projects for the homeless.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/7/2020 11:31:44 PM (No. 470728)
We, the taxpayers, remember Washington has no money, donate more than any other country to the UN and they never take our side. I was so excited some years back when Saudi or some Arab nation wanted them to move to much better digs over there. And they are still here. Some issues should be on the ballot.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 7/8/2020 12:18:22 AM (No. 470759)
Tough!! Won’t be the last drone casualty.
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