The Trump administration’s campaign to topple the government of Venezuela raises the issue of whether the U.S. government is willing to adhere to the same rules of behavior it expects other nations to follow.
“Should the U.S. Government Abide by the International Law It Has Created and Claims to Uphold?”
And risk its claim to be the exceptional nation?
Canada and U.S.-allied European countries have shamefully joined this flagrant flouting of international law. (Canada’s right-wing foreign minister even claimed Venezuela is in Canada’s ‘global backyard’ – an outrageous adoption of the Monroe Docrine.)
Holding up their dignity while proclaiming adherence to principles of non-intervention in sovereign countries are most of the tiny nations of the Caribbean – which is why the U.S. couldn’t win an anti-Venezuela vote at the Organization of American States.
Isn’t the US above the law? If POTUS does it, it must be legal, right?