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U.N.: U.S. Broke International Law by Eliminating Soleimani


The U.N. has been oddly quiet about Soleimani's violations of international law, including activities that indisputably violated U.N. sanctions.

"The targeted killings of Qasem Soleiman and Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis are most likely unlawful and violate international human rights law: Outside the context of active hostilities, the use of drones or other means for targeted killing is almost never likely to be legal," Callamard wrote on Twitter.

She proceeded to lay out an impossibly stringent standard for preventive action that becomes grotesquely amusing when measured against Soleimani's malign activities, not least his involvement in an undisputed act of war against the United States, the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad last week:

To be justified under international human rights law, intentionally lethal or potentially lethal force can only be used where strictly necessary to protect against an imminent threat to life.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The U.N. breaks national law all the time by even suggesting that there is something like international law that nations are subject to. Anybody can break a contract for any or no reason. It's called sovereignty. If somebody does this, let's see who is stronger. The one who breaks the contract, or the ones who don't.