This is a response to a question, below, that was asked of me by Finn dAbuzz. This question obviously has much larger ramifications. For who? Sadly, we all know "for who". The more than 70 nations the US has illegally invaded just since WWII.
Finn dAbuzz: Two simple questions and one simple condition:
Who do you admire?
What do you think the world should have done or should do about genocidal, mass murderers with extreme power?
Condition: Please answer the questions without insults or an anti-American or anti-Western screed.
Why are you setting conditions for me that you don't request of others, even yourself, Finn?
It's not what the world should do or should have done. We all know that the world is powerless and too afraid to hold the US to account.
It is you folks, the ones who pretend that you are the PEOPLE who control your governments, you are the ones who hold sacred the principles that your founding fathers fed you.
It's all been a nice ruse, one that lets you live in a foggy bubble, content to mouth the high falutin' principles but never actually live them.
The following is Justice Jackson, your own USSC Justice Jackson, giving his opening speech at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals
This Tribunal, while it is novel and experimental, is not the product of abstract speculations nor is it created to vindicate legalistic theories. This inquest represents the practical effort of four of the most mighty of nations, with the support of 17 more, to utilize international law to meet the greatest menace of our times-aggressive war.
The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not stop with the punishment of petty crimes by little people. It must also reach men who possess themselves of great power and make deliberate and concerted use of it to set in motion evils which. leave no home in the world untouched.