If China, Russia, France and England got the UN's approval to launch cruise missiles

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    at the US, would you consider this an act of war?

    Ignore whatever potential pretense they used to excuse or rationalize it, would these countries agreeing to and executing the act of launching cruise missiles all over the US would you say it's an act of war?
     
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    Its easy to say the situation in Libya is not a war when your sitting in a cozy apartment typing away on a lap top, people would have a much different feeling if they were hiding out in a bomb shelter and China was firing cruise missiles up our assholes.
     
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    Considering how we could retaliate I'd say those countries were engaged in an act of utter stupidity.
     
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    Act of wars are often, and usually stupid, so would this be an act of war to you as well as being stupid?
     
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    as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, I suspect the US would use it's veto power to prevent UN approval.

    But if you believe Obama hates America, well....maybe not!
     
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    If any group of countries used any fucking pretext (UN, League of Nations, Union of Concerned Dictators, whatever) to lob missiles at us, it would indeed constitute an act of war.

    Sending cruise missiles into Libya is also an act of war. One can debate the wisdom (or lack of wisdom) of engaging in the particular acts of war without having to deny that they are acts of war.

    Now granted, it may not be an authorized military act of war on our part, but it seems to constitute an act of war all the same. Unless somebody in the Obama Administration is going to go all "1984" on us to explain how the Administration decided to vigorously wage explosive acts of peace ....
     
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    I think every american bureacrat puts his power, wealth, doing his party's bidding, doing the bidding of lobbies and corporate interests, all ahead of the american middle and lower class. Not just Obama, but he's included in that.

    So the UN's approval alone decides whether or not this is an act of war in your view?
     
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    Pro'ly true, that.

    No, I think it's clear that there's a war going on in Libya, a civil war in which we are lending tepid support to the side that would otherwise get slaughtered - perhaps allowing them to slaughter with as much acumen as their opponents!
     
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    Yes. And quite likely it will happen one of these days if we aren't careful.
     
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    It can't happen. As a permanent member, we have a veto.
     

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