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Has the US declared war in Libya, Somalia, and Pakistan?
This week the US Seal Team 6 invaded Libya and Somalia looking for terrorists. In 2011 President Obama took credit for the capture of Osama in Pakistan. These were in the words of the Defense spokesman conducted under the "Laws of War".
Wickapedia says Laws of War are: "The law of war is a legal term of art that refers to the aspect of public international law concerning acceptable justifications to engage in war (jus ad bellum) and the limits to acceptable wartime conduct.
Secretary of State John Kerry says: Terrorists 'can run but they can't hide': Kerry praises African raids while Libya demands 'explanation'. He recently declared Syrian President as a thug and murder. Is that some sort of diplo speak that I am not aware of. It could be that "fast boat" needs a few quotes to write himself a few medals. This should do it.
I just read the duties of the Secretary of State ... It did include that he / she is the chief diplomat for the United States. Failed to mention "Hawk in Charge".
Since Kerry is beating the War Drums for the Obama Administration ... who will be the diplomat that will seek peaceful resolutions to conflict?
I am not against removing the likes of Osama and captured senior al Qaeda official Anas al Libi. In fact I am all for it. I am against the US "invading" other countries and do it under "Laws of War" unless we have declared war.
How is this viewed by the international community. How about US citizens?