Performing Corrective Surgery on the Eyes of the International Law Heglig versus Pearl Harbor
Prelude: The ambassador of the United States of America presents a bill to the Security Council, a bill to impose sanctions on Sudan and South Sudan in light of the latest occupation of Higleig by South Sudan and its liberation by Sudan.
Item No. (1): Pearl Harbor:
The Japanese Imperial Navy sailed through the night and early morning hours of December 7th 1941 crossing the Pacific Ocean towards the American state of Hawaii.
353 fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes launched a strike that damaged and sank eight American battleships in the American Navy Base of Pearl Harbor.
The attack was sneaky, underhanded, cowardly, and most importantly, unjustified.
Unjustified because it was meant as a preventive action to keep the American Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Japanese were planning in Southeast Asia. America was not involved in the war at the time.
That attack directly led to the entry of United States to the war in the Pacific and European Theaters.
And in response, the US carried out intensive aerial strikes on Japan. Actually, even after the end of the war in May 1945, it dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th 1945. The two bombs were dropped by the American Air Force b52 bombers.
Item No. (2): Heglig:
The army of South Sudan marched into the Sudanese State of South Kordofan.
And into Heglig, an area that is Sudanese in spirit, people, and geographical borders. An area that was –even when it was nonsensically taken to the court in the Hague- ruled to be Sudanese.
Yet, on April 10th 2012 South Sudan army attacked the peaceful town, killing the innocent, and arrested the doctors of Higleig Hospital, and –how bizarre- even the patients as well.
The sneaky, cowardly, unprovoked, and most importantly, unjustified attack led directly to a righteous, virtuous, and honorable response by the Sudanese Armed Forces.
They used the means at their disposal to liberate Sudanese territories, means including the internationally recognized and allowed deterrence weapon, the Air Force.
They liberated Heglig.
End of Evidence Inventory:
Item No. (1): Heglig and Pearl Harbor:
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a direct and frank violation and infringement of the American Sovereignty and borders.
Item No. (2): The attack on Heglig was a direct and frank violation and infringement of the Sudanese sovereignty and borders.
Closing Statement (1): Pearl Harbor:
Under international Law, Hideki Tojo, the prime minister of Japan during WWII, was tried for (Japanese War Crimes) in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, he was sentenced to death and hanged on December 23rd 1948,. The crimes he tried for included the one that was launched on Pearl Harbor in the United States.
Closing Statement (2): Higleig:
How come the United States of America, the same country that suffered the Pearl Harbor attack and defended it using all means necessary and internationally prohibited weapons, present a bill under the 7th Charter to impose sanctions on Sudan for defending its lands, a bill that places the victim and the aggressor on the same level?
Salva Kiir is the mirror image of Hideki Tojo, in other words, he is the Hideki Tojo of the 21st century, and yet, no trial for war crimes has been held for him, a person who arrested patients in the hospital of the town he unjustly occupied. Not to mention the ones he killed.
How come the US ambassador to the UN Security Council, and no other, propose such measures under the ruse of International Law?
Motion to dismiss:
International Law= International Law (except when Sudan is involved).
By Ahmed Saeed Ahmed, 30/04/2012