The Afghanistan War and International Law

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"From the standpoint of the invaded, this war was and is a brutal violation of the basic principle of international law in Art 2 of the UN Charter which strictly prohibits the threat and use of force in international relations. This war was and is a war of aggression and a crime against world peace. The US and its allies must bear responsibility for this crime."

to read Prof. Gregor Schirmer's article "The Afghanistan War and International Law" from November 2010, click on

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2011/02/406378.shtml

to read Jurgen Todenhofer's article "Why Germany Must End its Deployment in Afghanistan: A War Built on Four Lies" published in Spiegel Online 2/18/2011, click on

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,druck-744866,00.html

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