By Kelly Ninh, Grade 11
The United States has always been labeled as honourable and virtuous. The mainstream media has even portrayed the United States as the best country in the world because of its power, money, and “strong moral code”. However, despite the propaganda practices, the country’s political reality remains far from justice and morality.
In the United Nations Charter, it is stated that the planning or initiation of a war against another nation who does not pose an imminent threat of attack is deemed illegal. And not only that, but it is also considered the worst of war crimes, felonies for which, if found guilty, the accused may be subject to the death penalty. The international law also states that the participation in a conspiracy (or even just a common plan) for such felonies is an equally serious capital crime.