Friday, January 8, 2010

Things I Don't Get (International Law Division)

Tell me if this makes sense: My country borders your country, where an insurgency is going on. The insurgents have bases in my country. Periodically they cross the border and kill people in your country, then flee back into my country. I know this. It's been going on for some time. But I do nothing about it, either because I can't or because I don't want to.

Yet this is not a violation of your sovereignty. On the contrary, if anyone attacks the insurgents in my country, that's a violation of my sovereignty. This can't be what international law says, can it?

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