“Let’s stop pretending: there is no ‘international law’; there can’t be, because there is no legitimate international legislator, no legitimate international tribunal and no legitimate international enforcer. ‘International law’ is just an empty concept politicians invoke to try and ‘sell’ us positions and actions which have nothing to do with ‘law’ and everything to do with interest. That ‘selling’ often works, because most of us are law-abiding people; politicians unscrupulously exploit our natural respect for the word ‘law’. In reality, however, beneath the fig leaf of ‘international law’ there’s only the Law of the Jungle: the strong do as they please; the many gang up against the few; dictators get away with murder, however appalling, as long as they control oil reserves or have powerful allies; even outright genocide goes unpunished. The ‘international law’ remained silent while genocide was perpetrated in Rwanda and Darfur; while thousands were butchered in Srebrenica and tens of thousands in Hama; while hundreds of thousands of women and girls were raped in Congo. Some ‘international law’! So next time you hear a politician referring to ‘international law’, you’ll know that s/he’s a liar”.
|I spy with my little eye... French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius!|
So what’s going to happen, now that “international law” has been so flagrantly violated? Is the “United” Nations Security Council going to declare sanctions against USA? Is the “United” Nations General Assembly going to “condemn” that nasty behaviour? Is the “International Court of Justice” going to even debate the issue? No, my friends, none of the above. In the real world – in the unethical world we actually live in – “international law” is employed only by the powerful against the weak. And that, my friends, is the very opposite of “law”!
|I spy with my little eye... your mobile phone.|
|Not above the Law of the Jungle|
“Let’s be honest — we eavesdrop too. Everyone is listening to everyone else”.Everyone is spying on everyone else. Yeah, it’s the “rule of law”, all right. The “international law of the jungle”!