Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful

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Pompeo Claims US Aggression Against Venezuela Would Be Lawful

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

According to Pompeo, US presidents have constitutional authority under Article II to preemptively attack other nations.

The article states the following: "The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States…"

Nothing in the Constitution gives the executive power to declare war — authority afforded solely to Congress.

It was last exercised on December 8, 1941 following imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, never since then. All US wars post-WW II were and remain illegal.

Article I, Section 8 states: "The Congress shall have power…(t)o declare war" — not the president or US courts.

International law supersedes the above. Under the Constitution's Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause 2), international laws, treaties, conventions,
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