If Iran is supplying weapons to insurgents in Iraq and if the US has an internationally legal right to be the occupying force in Iraq, then why hasn't the US taken Iran to the International Court to prove US claims against Iran? Shouldn't the level of proof be higher to start a so-called legal war than it is to convict an American in the US?

The US claimed long ago that some of the roadside bombs it found were Iranian. However, it was shown by others that the Iraqis certainly could have been making them right there in Iraq. That meets the legal standard for reasonable doubt about the guilt of the alleged criminal (Iran) especially when that was the only so-called evidence that was produced.

The US is one of the most advance nations in the world when it comes to technology. Perhaps it is the most advance overall. Most people think so. Other nations excel in niche fields. Regardless, the US has the technological capability of adding a date stamp to knockoff (copy) versions of Iranian weapons or stolen Iranian weapons or Iranian weapons the US might just simply purchase on the black market.

The US has some 700 military bases in a total of 130 countries. It has many more bases in the US. Transportation between those bases is subject to zero customs inspections. The military can transport weapons all over the world without interference.

The US could easily fund the manufacture of copies of Iranian weapons that might prove difficult to detect as forgeries via forensic analysis even by the Iranians themselves and then put those weapons in Iraq. The US could even be making such weapons (some of them) right in Iraq. It would just depend upon how "perfect" the copies would have to be. That would depend upon who would ever have an opportunity to conduct thorough independent analyses on them.

Frankly, with the level of advancement in image manipulation, etc., it won't be long before one won't be able to be sure about many things. The US already has all sorts of technological devices that can impact upon people in ways that it might not occur to them that they're being targeted. The US can make people hear voices in their heads. It's been able to do that for decades via microwave technology, but it can be done via means other than microwaves. The US can direct energy beams of various types and various levels and with varying concentrations, durations, ranges, etc., that can do all sorts of things to the entire body or just parts and kinds of matter. It can do this right through thick walls made of nearly anything.

Unless a huge wave of honesty sweeps over humanity, dishonest people are going to do things to others wicked at the edge of what is imaginable.

Look, Iran could be helping the resistance in Iraq. If the US war against Iraq and the US occupation are really illegal, which they are by virtue of all the lies Bush told in the lead-up to the bombing and invasion of Baghdad, then how can aiding a people to resist an illegal invader be itself illegal? How can Iran's helping resistance fighters be internationally illegal under such circumstances?

The US neocons appeal only to "might makes right."

I don't advocate violent resistance. It is though the lesser evil. The belligerent aggressor has the greater sin regardless of whether or not he claims it is preventative. Anyone may do anything no matter how evil and then excuse it by labeling it preventative under the neocon standard. That standard is Hell's standard, and the neocons have brought only more Hell to Earth via its use.


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