A nuclear armed Rogue State is threatening Asian peace and stability

Feb 9, 2024
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Rogue State – noun. “A nation or state regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations.” (Oxford English Dictionary).

Three unrelated statements have been issued recently that will change the way we look at the United States forever – or at least they should. They point to a very disturbing conclusion; the United States is a Rogue State.

First it was from Nikki Haley; who called for the invasion of Iraq and Syria as well as the “taking out” of the leaders of those two countries and Iran.

Then it was Jake Sullivan: when a Senior State Department official announced that over the decades the United States has tried to change the People’s Republic of China and has failed

And then Joe Biden came out onto the White House Lawn and was asked do you hold Iran responsible for the deaths of three Americans and his answer was “I do hold them responsible in the sense that they were the ones supplying the weapons to the people who did it”

Three unrelated sentences, one from a person on entirely the opposite side of the political spectrum, all point to a very disturbing conclusion; the United States is a Rogue State. 

This is a damning statement and should not be made lightly, many in the USA, particularly the current Administration would argue but it’s very difficult to argue with facts and the facts stack up. Stating the USA is a rogue state is not simply an allegation. One thing the US does very cleverly is to present allegations, particularly against its “adversaries” but it rarely presents evidence to support the allegations. In this case, there is much evidence to support an allegation and as these three statements prove, much of the evidence is from the very mouths of the people who would argue they are not a Rogue State.

These three statements are not isolated incidents, many other examples can be found on videos, in interviews, in articles, in the actions of the people instructed to carry out the bidding of the people making the statements, these just happen to be recent statements taken as examples indicative of a deeper rot, hundred more could have been provided but for the purposes of proving the US is a rogue state, these will suffice. 

The United Nations has a set of International Laws, they are the rules that govern how countries behave and act towards each other. The entire purpose of the United Nations, as described in the opening chapter of their Charter, “Purposes and Principles” is to maintain peace, suppress aggression and bring about peaceful resolutions.  

Rhetoric in politics is fine, it’s perfectly ok for a leader to stand in front of his or her supporters and speak about what they would like to do but the actions taken by the supporters are what make them crimes. If the action is carried out then the rhetoric become more than just feisty or fiery words, it becomes incitement to commit a crime, we are seeing this on a daily basis coming out of both side of the US political spectrum.

Aggression is defined by the United Nations as: “the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations, as set out in this Definition.”

Political interference is also covered by the UN, in Declaration 2131 on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of Their Independence and Sovereignty in which it declares that “every State has an inalienable right to choose its political, economic, social and cultural systems, without interference in any form by another State”.

In her call to bomb Iran, Iraq and take out the leaders, Nikki Haley should be called into the United Nations, where she was once the US Ambassador, to answer questions as to what she meant by these statements – were her words the precursor to a war crime? The simple answer is yes, they were, because a few days later, Joe Biden did indeed send US military forces into both Syria and Iraq to do exactly what Haley suggested in the first part of her comment. Are plans in place to carry out the remainder, is something international jurists should be asking.

In his statement, when Sullivan said: “We realize that efforts, implied or explicit, to shape or change the PRC over several decades did not succeed”, he admits that the USA has interfered in China’s political, economic, social and cultural systems. Exactly what Declaration 2131 calls upon all members not to do.

When Joe Biden said he held Iran responsible for the deaths of three Americans because they supplied the weapons he made a very serious error which should be held against him in the International Criminal Court but, because of the law we know as the Hague Invasion Act, correctly named the American Service Member’s Protection Act, he never will.

Because in making this statement he accepts that responsibility of supplying the weapons amounts to culpability in the crime they commit and yet continues, contrary to the International Court of Justice’s ruling, to continue supplying weapons to Israel in order to assist them in continuing what the ICJ has provisionally declared appears to be a “plausible genocide.

What’s worse is that this is not an incremental shift into lawlessness, this is well-planned. The USA refuses to ratify the International Criminal Court, and refuses to ratify the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea and has enacted a law allowing itself to “take whatever means necessary” to avoid punishment for breaching these international standards. This is organised crime at a global level; this is why they are a Rogue State.

Instead of abiding by recognised International Laws the US has created a new rule book that no one has ever seen called a “Rules Based Order”. Through this unwritten, undefined system of unknown rules, the USA allows itself to be an aggressor, it allows for its own actions to go unpunished while at the same time, calls for other nations to be held accountable under the International laws it has placed itself above.

If we take the Oxford Languages definition of “a nation or state that is breaking International Law and posing a threat to the security of other nations”, all the evidence suggests this is exactly what the US does and is doing.

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