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-- the right to privacy; and

-- much more, including a traditionally mostly free and open media within certain limits most states impose.

Nonetheless, Israel violates its own law and international ones by imposing censorship as it sees fit. For example, during Operation Cast Lead when it restricted on-the-scene coverage to suppress its crimes of war and against humanity, now revealed in detail but ruthlessly assailed as untrue.

Despite America's First Amendment, the dominant US media self-censor, and in war zones, the Pentagon allows no independent coverage, instead using "embedded" journalists of its choosing.

Claim: "Law (is) used to de-legitimize the sovereignty of democratic states."

Fact Check

No state, democratic of otherwise, has the right to violate fundamental international laws nor remain unaccountable when they do. Israel and America are serial offenders.

Claim: The law is used to "frustrate the ability of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism."

Fact Check

Israel and America are democracies in name only, granting rights to the privileged, not the majority, and in Israel solely to Jews.

International law permits self-defense against violence or armed attacks. Terrorism is committed by the perpetrators.

Lawfare's anti-democratic issues include:

Claim: The illegitimacy of "legal limits" in fighting "terrorism."

Fact Check

Most serious is institutionalized state terrorism, including premeditated wars and targeted assassinations, criminal acts under international law, permitting self-defense against them.

Claim: No international law restricts nations from acting within or outside their territory.

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Sadly, in the first three pages of the article the... by Recce1 on Friday, Mar 19, 2010 at 2:19:34 AM