Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal

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Author(s) Ian Hurd
Source The New York Times
Date August 27, 2013
Quotes-start.png There is no doubt that Mr. Assad’s government has violated humanitarian principles throughout the two-year-old war, including the prohibition on the indiscriminate killing of civilians, even in non-international conflicts, set out in 1949 in the Geneva Conventions. But the conventions also don’t mean much unless the Security Council agrees to act. It is an indictment of the current state of international law that there is no universally recognized basis to intervene. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position United States should intervene on the topic Syrian civil war.