Re: [OT] The record industry, RIAA and US law
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>> Maybe it's true that you thought that, but besides that your statement
>> is plainly wrong. Most Europeans *are* opposed to the US involvement in
>> Iraq, because it is neither right legally nor morally. Their number is
> Because they think it is neither right legally (which authoritative
> body has said so?) nor morally (needless to say, many of us disagree).
The UN. Please read my reply to Roberto. Irrespective of what these or
those politicians claim, the text of the Charter of the UN is simple: no
war or force without explicit endorsement by the security council.
>> increasing, because the mission failed and fails besides throwing Saddam
>> out of office.
>> The whole mission is a textbook example of how it probably is impossible
>> to bring about democracy, peace and freedom by application of force.
> Impossible? Where were Germany and Japan before and after WWII?
Before: similar to Iraq. Then *they* started a suicidal war, leaving
their country in ruins and many people dead. The violence was started by
the Germans themselves, not from someone outside. That's the whole lot
of a difference. Germany was in ruins after the war, by its (or its
governments) own fault.
Plus: the allies managed to set up law and order after defeating the
There are more differences between Germany 1945 and Iraq now, but these
two make a whole lot of difference.
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