When I see stuff like this I get really nervous. The video says that the US is retaliating for Russia hacking our country. The president was left out of the loop? I thought President Trump is the commander?
I am not a lawyer, but I think the US behaving like this is considered a crime. Just because your neighbor throws a baseball through your window does not mean you can just throw a baseball through his window.
In the 1600’s, Spain was able to use international pressure to stop people like Francis Drake from raiding Spanish ships. In today’s world, diplomacy should be an all too viable road.
The video goes on to say that Congress passed a bill stating that the military can go around the president on this. Something smells fishy. One of two things must be happening: 1. There is no chain of command and the US has become a rogue nation that does not follow procedures and the law of nations or 2. This bill is a handy tool to give any president the convenient excuse of plausible deniability.
This is our opportunity to take the issue to the United Nations; and thus, gain the moral high ground and possibly the moral authority in international relations. Playing “I am rubber, you are glue, whatever you do, bounces off me, and sticks to you”, is not going to cut it.