Virtually all politicians lie, none in memory more repeatedly and egregiously than Trump.
It’s so excessively over the top it begs the question. Is he unable to distinguish between facts and fiction or is he inherently deceptive by nature?
His Big Lies fool no one informed on what’s going on at home and abroad.
The problem is they comprise a minority, not a majority of the public — and serial lying is a moral and ethical issue, not a criminal offense unless under oath.
Make no mistake. DJT’s ordered airstrikes in Iraq, killing around 30 paramilitary fighters connected to its military, followed by the assassinations of Iranian General Soleimani and Iraqi deputy PMU leader Muhandis were US acts of war on both countries.
According to US law, an act of war means any hostile act occurring in the course of:
1. a declared war;
2. an armed conflict, whether or not war has been declared, between two or more nations; or
3. an armed conflict between military forces of any origin.
Under international law it’s much the same, notably a preemptive attack by one nation on the territory of the other.
It’s strictly prohibited by the UN Charter except in self-defense if attacked, clearly not the case in all US wars post-WW II, waged preemptively on nonbelligerent states — unjustifiably justified by Big Lies and deception.
According to UN General Assembly Res. 3314, aggression is defined as “the use of armed force by a State against the sovereignty, territorial integrity or political independence of another State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Charter of the United Nations” — which prohibits a nation attacking another state preemptively.
Included in the UN definition is “(b)ombardment by the armed forces of a State against the territory of another State or the use of any weapons by a State against the territory of another State.”
On Friday, Trump tweeted the following:
“General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught (sic)!”
“He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people (sic).”
The above remarks apply to decades of US aggression — raping and destroying one country after another,