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  •  well, we don't have a real UN because the (5+ / 0-)

    "world powers" deliberately set things up so there WOULD be no UN--including even giving themselves unilateral veto power over anything the UN does.

    The first step towards a stable world with a rule of law would be to remove that, and to make the UN a democratic representative body. Right now it is just a fig leaf for the "world powers", particularly the US.

    I agree, though---if chemical weapons are involved, then that's the UN's area of jurisdiction, and it should be their job to do whatever punishment/enforcement needs to be done.  Of course, Russia's veto will end that in a second.

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