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Stealing Iraq’s Oil is a War Crime

“Unlawful wanton destruction or appropriation of property” is considered a Grave Breach of the Geneva Convention.

If we invaded Iraq under the pretense of preventing the use of weapons of mass destruction, which as we all know now did not exist, and ended up taking its oil as Donald Trump says we should have done, at the very least, then the United States of America could have been tried in an International Criminal Court.

At the present time, we are the most threatening power on the planet. We should not be throwing our weight around to take another country’s property.

That’s not what we’re about, Donald.

Bad!

Update: I heard a general for Trump (there’s a club that I wouldn’t want membership in) say that Donald didn’t mean that we should steal the oil. No, he meant we should have left forces there to prevent the oil from falling into ISIS’s hands.

And that would almost make sense if Trump hadn’t said, “To the victor goes the spoils”. Sooo, there’s that.

Sounds like it could be the motto of his presidency. If he’s the victor, what is going to stop him from taking all the spoils of power?

 

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8 Responses

  1. The media never points out this kind of thing when it comes to Trump. Sad!

  2. I’ve heard a few people bring this up. Montel Williams did last night after the forum.
    But it’s hard to believe that it isn’t obvious that we don’t do that kind of thing because it’s not a good thing to do and it’s prosecutable at an international level.

  3. God, what is it with all these throwbacks? Maybe you don’t have to go all the way back to the 9th century, like you do for ISIS, but we’re supposed to be trying to move beyond the 11th century too.

    Even in the Middle Ages they were smart enough to try to have rules of war to reduce the destruction for *everybody*.

    What a bloody mess that Dumpsterfire is.

  4. A bit worrisome, if true, that the Military vote favors Trump.

    • Agreed. I’m hopeful that his complete lack of understanding of the military and his Putin love so ridiculously on display will rouse them from their usual Rethug adulation.

  5. That forum was gag-inducing on so many levels. Remember when treason meant something? Hey! A new campaign slogan!! Trump: make treason relevant again.

  6. Off-topic break from the dreariness of Drumpf:

    It was 50 years ago today.

    Live long and prosper, y’all. :mrgreen:

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