V. Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine is a war crime. Although the “NATO expansion” and apparent effort to encircle Russia on its western border with new NATO members despite the promise of the Bush I administration not to do so, may be considered on the issue of appropriate punishment, it is no defense to the crime.
Maybe, as the human world stands at the brink of possible nuclear annihilation given the antiquated launch on warning system of Russia and its 2,000 “small or tactical nuclear weapons” that Putin may have to “use or lose” depending on the fog of war, it is time to actually consider an “equal protection of the law” approach to resolution.
When will we as a nation admit it? Barbara Lee was right. She was the only member of Congress to vote against the Authorization for the Use of Military Force back in 2001, following the 9/11 disaster, which allowed George W. Bush to invade Afghanistan.
The death penalty is an antiquated and barbaric form of punishment. This is why most nations have ended it.
March 20th, 2021 is the 18th anniversary of the United States invasion of Iraq. However, the American war against that country did not begin in 2003.
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