President Trump, please share this with your advisers, admirals, and generals:
“Military action,” we should note, is a criminal activity under the U.N. Charter and under the Kellogg-Briand Pact. It is not just “politics by other means,” but rather the quintessentially rogue action.
Source - http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2017/06/sanctions-crimes-not-law-enforcement.html
How soon we forget what was proclaimed at the Nuremberg Trials, although I suspect we always meant this to apply to everyone except the United States:
"To initiate a war of aggression is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."
Source - http://www.economist.com/node/14205505
Here is the REAL thought for the day - how did the United States come to contain within itself the accumulated evil of the whole? If you believe we don't, you should reconsider.