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How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity
     

How America Gets Away with Murder: Illegal Wars, Collateral Damage and Crimes Against Humanity

by Michael Mandel
 

ISBN-10: 0745321526

ISBN-13: 9780745321523

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Pluto Press

They call it "collateral damage," but legally and morally it is really mass murder. In Kosovo, America claimed its war was a "humanitarian intervention," in Afghanistan, "self-defense," and in Iraq, it claimed the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations. Yet each of these wars was illegal according to established rules of international law.

Overview

They call it "collateral damage," but legally and morally it is really mass murder. In Kosovo, America claimed its war was a "humanitarian intervention," in Afghanistan, "self-defense," and in Iraq, it claimed the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations. Yet each of these wars was illegal according to established rules of international law. According to these rules, illegal wars fall within the category of "supreme international crimes". So how come the war crimes tribunals never manage to turn their sights on America and always wind up putting America's enemies -- "the usual suspects" -- on trial? This new book by renowned scholar Michael Mandel offers a critical account of America's illegal wars and a war crimes system that has granted America's leaders an unjust and dangerous impunity, effectively encouraging their illegal wars and the war crimes that always flow from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745321523
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: ILLEGAL WARS / COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Chapter 1: Iraq 2003
Chapter 2: Afghanistan 2001
Chapter 3: Kosovo 1999

PART II: CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
Chapter 4: The War Crimes Tribunal
Chapter 5: The Trial of Milosevic
Chapter 6: America Gets Away with Murder
Chapter 7: Rounding up the Usual Suspects while America Gets Away with Murder

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