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Opposing Doctrines: Putin v. Obama

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(1) Every state constitution should be republican.

(2) The law of nations shall be founded on a federation of free states.

(3) The law of world citizenship shall respect "Universal Hospitality" conditions.

Kant defined "Universal Hospitality" to mean unrestricted global free movement.

Post-WW I, the League of Nations failed to prevent war. So did Kellogg-Briand. Signed by America, Germany France, Britain, Italy, Japan, and nine other nations in August 1928, it promised wars would no longer resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them."

Parties violating this mandate "should be denied the benefits furnished by this treaty."

The 1950 Nuremberg Principles defined crimes against peace to include:

"(i) Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances; (and)

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(ii) Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (i)."

Signed in June 1945, the UN Charter failed "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war...."

How could it when belligerents like America put their rights above international laws, as well as their own constitutional and statute ones.

Wars thus rage without end. Washington endorses permanent ones. Aggression is considered America's divine right. Inviolable international laws are spurned. New World Order considerations are prioritized.

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Wars of aggression are called liberating ones. Humanitarian intervention is pretext for waging them. Peace is illusory because it's spurned. Putin and Obama clash on these fundamental principles.

On February 27, 2012, Moskovskiye Novosti (The Moscow News) published the text of Putin's foreign policy comments on "Russia and the changing world," saying:

Moscow faces "key foreign challenges...." Decisions made affect "our economy, our culture, and our budgetary and investment planning."

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