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Talking Points: Potential consequences – The Day Of U.S. Military Strike on Syria (Why Not Attack)

Military strike would be illegal – UN Charter allows military force only if immediate self-defense (Art 51), not applicable, the U.S. not attacked by Syria; or if Security Council agrees (Chapter VII, Art 42) – not going to happen – Russian veto, probably Chinese, maybe even Britain.  Might not even get 9 positive votes.  “Kosovo precedent” still illegal […]

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