US War Criminal Roll Call: Senators Who Voted To Attack Syria
Wednesday, the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to approve a resolution authorizing the United States to strike Syria, a Nuremberg-level war crime.
All Officials Complicit In Taking US To War Against Syria Would Be Guilty of Nuremberg-Level War Crime
“Does this mean that these senators who voted in favor of attacking Syria are complicit in a war crime?” asked Deborah Dupré in Skype.
Legal expert Alfred Lambremont Webre responded saying, “This is a complex question in a rapidly shifting area of international law, namely the liability for war crimes by nations and officials within a nation.
“If we take the Nuremberg principles prohibition against aggressive war, it stands to reason that all officials complicit in taking the US into a war of aggression, including knowing legislators, would be guilty of a Nuremberg-level war crime,” Webre said. “Moreover, some authority holds that the nation itself – in this case the United States of America – may be indicted for the war crime of aggressive war.”
The vote was 10 – 7.
Most of those who voted in favor of illegally attacking Syria, 7 of the 10, were Democrats.
The senators that voted in favor of the resolution, according to the Washington Post, were:
Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
John McCain (R-Ariz.),
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.),
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.),
Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.),
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.),
Christopher Coons (D-Del.),
Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.),
Timothy M. Kaine (D-Va.) and
Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).
After the vote goes to the full Senate and House, this reporter will list the names of those who approve attacking Syria.
Sources: Washington Post, Personal Communications with Alfred Webre Lambremont