All 50 US states have passed anti-bullying legislation. But, sadly, this kind of legislation doesn’t apply to US foreign policy, especially with respect to smaller nations where the US has for decades raped the national resources — oil, diamonds, gold, silver, copper, tin, timber, opiates, rubber, etc. — from those countries while exploiting slave-like labor.
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Indeed, to the misfortune of peace, love and understanding, America has become a bully empirical nation with no regard for International Law and has refused to join the International Criminal Court formerly established in Rome in 2002 in order to combat war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Although, The Clinton-Gore Administration signed an agreement of intent to join the Court, the Bush-Cheney Administration refused and unsigned the declaration of intent. The Obama-Biden Administration later signed on only an observer.
The Trump-Pence Administration views the Court as an enemy. Trump’s National Security Advisor John Boston stated in The Wall Street Journal, in November 2017: the United States should welcome the opportunity to “strangle the ICC in its cradle” or at least to tell the ICC Prosecutor that “you are dead to us. Sincerely, the United States.”
The United Nations
The United Nations Charter (Article Two, Paragraph Four), concerns prohibition not only of the use of force but also the threat of the use of force:
“All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”
Organization for American States
The Charter of the Organization for American States (Chapter Four, Article Nineteen), also concerns the use of force:
“No State or group of States has the right to intervene, directly or indirectly, for any reason whatever, in the internal or external affairs of any other State. The foregoing principle prohibits not only armed force but also any other form of interference or attempted threat against the personality of the State or against its political, economic, and cultural elements.”
The US has no qualms whatsoever about overthrowing or meddling with foreign governments:
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Now comes the US-pushed Venezuelan coup. Why Venezuela?
>>> “This South American country has an estimated $14.3 trillion worth of natural resources. It is the leading exporter of bauxite, coal, gold, iron ore and oil. The country’s oil reserves are greater than those of the United States, Canada and Mexico combined. Venezuela is the third largest producer of coal after Brazil and Colombia. It also has the eighth largest reserves of natural gas accounting for 2.7% of the global supply. Venezuela also has the second-largest reserves of gold deposits.” <<< Source: Investopedia
This US action comes after Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro was sworn into office for his second term, after Venezuela assumed the presidency of OPEC, after the country switched from America’s petro-dollar to the Chinese petro-yuan and after it very recently allowed Russia lucrative contracts to mine its gold. It’s worth pointing out the Chinese petro-yuan is backed by gold and the US petro-dollar is backed by debt.
Somebody once wrote a book that became a movie, entitled The Ugly American.