"We stand on a nuclear precipice," said Boyle. Its origin "was conceived in the original sins of Hiroshima and Nagasaki." Nuclear weapons "have always been criminal!"
Using them against Japan constituted crimes of war and against humanity. Wanton destruction of cities and towns is lawless. No justification warrants it. Saying so compounds the crime.
In his Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence book, Boyle devotes an entire chapter to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He discusses all legal violations committed. They're codified in international law. America helped write it.
They're more than wore in documents. They're inviolable codes too sacred to breach. Doing so constitutes the supreme crime against peace. Nuremberg principles say so.
Risking WW III amounts to cocking a loaded gun at all humanity and squeezing. America threatens innocent people globally with mass extermination. Today Syria and Iran. Tomorrow nations anywhere on every continent. Russia and China comprise the final frontier. Risking armageddon is indefensible.
Bush threatened preventive nuclear war. Obama maintains his policy. In a second term, he'll likely implement it. So will Romney. US administrations don't change their spots. They twist law and logic to justify the unjustifiable. They'll risk millions of lives and perhaps humanity.
America faces no threat. Neither does Israel. Saying so is categorically untrue. Article 2, paragraph 4 of the UN Charter prohibits threats and use of force except in self-defense if attacked.
Article 51 and Nuremberg set inviolable standards. Breaching them constitutes the supreme unforgivable crime. Boyle calls ill-defined "nuclear deterrence" "nuclear terrorism."
At issue is "planning, preparation, solicitation, and conspiracy to commit Nuremberg crimes against peace, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide."
Lawyers call them "inchoate crimes." They constitute more than the offenses themselves. They involve preparatory crimes ahead of "substantive offenses."
Nuremberg criminalized them. Red lines never again to be crossed were established. Approaching them alone constitutes criminality. Nuclear war may end all wars if humanity doesn't survive to wage them.
America and Israel comprise the greatest threats. Leadership in both countries reflect irresponsible, unconscionable governance. What greater priority than stopping them before it's too late. It's no idle threat. Their madness endangers everyone.
Boyle is frank and clear saying:
"Humankind must abolish nuclear weapons before (they) abolish humankind!"
Who gives rogue criminals the right to threaten everyone? What right have they to jeopardize humanity? What goals are more important than life, security, peace and stability?
A basic international law rule says "(r)ight cannot arise out of injustice! Ex iniuria jus non oritur!"