No benevolence shown
STEPHEN MULHOLLAND would have us believe that the United States is a benevolent aggressor, so perhaps we should reflect on the questions below. 1. Which is the only country in the world to have dropped bombs on more than 20 different countries since 1945? 2. Which is the only country to have used
nuclear weapons? 3. Which country was responsible for a car bomb that killed 80 civilians in Beirut in 1985 in a botched assassination attempt, thereby making it the most lethal terrorist bombing in modern Middle East history? 4. Which country’s illegal bombing of Libya in 1986 was described by the UN Legal Committee as a “classic case” of terrorism? 5. Which country rejected the order of the International Court of Justice to terminate its “unlawful use of force” against Nicaragua in 1986 and then vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law? 6. Which country was accused by a United Nations-sponsored truth commission of providing “direct and indirect support” for “acts of genocide” against the Mayan Indians in Guatemala during the Eighties? 7. Which country unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in December 2001? 8. Which country renounced the efforts to negotiate a verification process for the Biological Weapons Convention and brought an international conference on the matter to a halt in July 2001? 9. Which country prevented the UN from curbing the gun trade at a small arms conference in July 2001? 10. Aside from Somalia, which is the only other country in the world to have refused to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child? Answer to all these questions: The United States of America.