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LETTER: No rational justification for war crime

By Dave Stewart and Linda Stewart

On Friday, April 14th, the IDS Editorial Board wrote an Opinion entitled “US missile strike was rational.”

We think there are more accurate ways to describe the attack of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from U.S. surface vessels offshore the Syrian Coast:

The attack could be accurately described as “A Violation of the United States Constitution.”

The attack could be accurately described as “A Violation of the Charter of the United Nations.”

The attack could be labeled “A Violation of the Cornerstone of United States Criminal Law; ‘Innocent until proven Guilty.’”

There are reasons why the Constitution of the United States and the Charter of the United Nations exist.

There is a reason that Justice is not only being able to accuse Guilt, but also to defend against accusations of Guilt.

And there are reasons why the United States commits War, and those reasons include Imperialism and War-Profiteering.

Dave Stewart - IU Staffperson

Linda Stewart

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