Saturday, November 17, 2012

"to take whatever measures"

"Oren spoke during a visit to Capitol Hill on Friday after both houses of Congress overwhelmingly voted for resolutions in support of Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defence".
"The United States has given us the full backing to take whatever measures are necessary to defend our citizens from Hamas terror," he said."  What does "to take whatever measures" mean in international law and foreign policy?  Does that mean that Israel can commit any number of massacres and that it can perpetrate any war crimes and that it can kill any number of children and that it can drop any kind of bomb on the Palestinians while counting on unconditional US support?