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The United Nations “Security” Council
The role reversal between Russia and the West becomes ever starker.
During the Cold War the West supposedly stood for international law and human rights. The USSR was supposed to represent the antithesis.
What we now see is the EU proposing to the UN Security Council a Resolution that would permit the European powers to launch military strikes to destroy ships supposedly owned by human traffickers in Libyan ports.
Not only would this violate whatever tattered vestige of sovereignty Libya still has left. Use of military force to destroy ships in this way without any pretense of due legal process is about as gross a violation of the basic legal principles of the presumption of innocence and of the right to trial and due process as it is possible to get.
It has taken Russia — the country…