Bruce Fein joins Scott to talk about U.S. complicity in war crimes by supporting brutal regimes oversees. He points out that according to international law, if the United States supports a country that’s at war, it becomes a co-belligerent and can legitimately be attacked, just like the original country. Unfortunately, despite some rhetoric to the contrary, President Trump seems just as willing as his predecessors to engage in unconstitutional wars and executive overreach.
Discussed on the show:
- “Trump Wields Signing Statements, Carves Up Defense Bill” (The American Conservative)
- “U.S.-backed Saudi Airstrike On Family With Nine Children Shows “Clear Violations” Of The Laws Of War” (The Intercept)
- James Clapper testimony
- 1973 Chilean coup d’état
- “Inside Yemen’s secret prisons” (news.com.au)
- “The Houthis Are Not Hezbollah” (foreignpolicy.com)
- “Forget Trump: The Military-Industrial Complex is Still Running the Show With Russia” (The American Conservative)
Bruce Fein is an attorney and former associate deputy attorney general and general counsel for the FCC. He writes regularly for The American Conservative, and you can follow him on Twitter @BruceFeinEsq.
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