Yemen missle strike

Yemen missle strike

When a Hellfire laser-guided missile screamed out of an unmanned Predator drone and straight into a car carrying Qaed Sinan Harithi on Sunday, the United States may have violated international law, or it may not have. The answer depends on whether the Yemeni government acceded to the strike, international law experts said Monday.

If Yemen had acceded, wouldn’t the White House have quickly told us?

The United Nations Charter forbids a nation to intervene in the internal affairs of a country with which it is not at war. So unless Yemen agreed to the strike by the CIA drone, the United States acted in violation of the U.N. Charter.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Monday that Yemen has been acting in close cooperation with the U.S. in the war on terrorism, but he did not say whether the Yemeni government was aware of and had permitted Sunday’s strike.

Ah, there’s the answer, they didn’t agree to it. However, the imperial US under the administration of Emperer Shrub apparently now believes it can bomb whoever they want wherever they want and the law and the rest of the world be damned.