Has the war on terrorism in the United States broken international law?

Asked by: Ahleegator
  • Without a doubt the US has

    "Enhanced Interrogation" more colloquially refered to as torture breakes clear international law, specifically the United Nations Convention Against Torture. From the treaty ""No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture." and "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.".

    "Extraordinary Rendition" breaks internation law, and the US has been doing it since Ronald Reagan, with a clear crazy increase during the GW Bush term.

    Drone strikes run counter to international law.

    We (The US) are simply international scofflaws

    Posted by: TBR
  • Have they really exploited their powers? Nope.

    The War on Terror (WOT), also known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), refers to the international military campaign that started after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. The United States led a coalition of other NATO and non-NATO nations in the campaign to destroy al-Qaeda and other militant extremist organizations.

    U.S. President George W. Bush first used the term "War on Terror" on 20 September 2001.The Bush administration and the western media have since used the term to argue a global military, political, legal, and conceptual struggle against both organizations designated terrorist and regimes accused of supporting them. It was originally used with a particular focus on Muslim countries associated with Islamic terrorism organizations including Al-Qaeda and like-minded organizations.

    Since then, the federal agencies such as the CIA, FBI and NSA have been using their time and money effectively to stop any similar situation such as the 9/11 from happening again. They have arrested thousands of "suspects" living in the United States who appeared as a danger to the National Security, and they were treated with various torturing techniques such as water boarding, slapping, walling, hooding, and even much more brutal techniques. Apart from arresting, the NSA has been spying on its own citizens for significant information on terrorism. So, what do YOU think? Has the United States broken international law fighting the war on terrorism?

    They had to do what they could, to avoid any similar terrorist attacks in future.

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
No comments yet.