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  •  He did have a mandate from the UN.... (3+ / 0-)
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    TJ, tb mare, corvo

    here, not so much, eh?

    •  Obama has a valid point... (1+ / 0-)
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      Mr MadAsHell

      about UN paralysis in the case of Syria.

      Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance. -Will Durant

      by Blue Dream on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 08:17:03 AM PDT

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      •  How is that a valid point? (1+ / 0-)
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        greenbell

        He could go to the General Assembly.   This was done by the United States during the 1956 Suez Crisis, when the Security Council was paralyzed.   He'd need to invoke Resolution 377.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        Of course, the risk at the General Assembly is that the GA would vote "no" on the intervention.....which means, or course, that if we then intervened we would be in violation of the UN Charter, and Syria could call upon members of the UN to aid it in its defense against the unlawful aggression of the United States.

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