Look around the world, and this issue is playing out again and again – most recently in Ecuador, Somalia and Gaza this week, on an ongoing basis in Iraq, Afghanistan, and DR Congo to name but three examples.
Just today, the leaders of Ecuador and Venezuela have called for clear international condemnation of Colombia for its raid against rebels inside Ecuador. If FARC were operating in Ecuador, does Colombia deserve to be condemned?
What about America in Iraq and Afghanistan? Turkey in Iraq? Israel in Gaza? Ethiopia in Somalia? I could go on. Does a perceived or actual threat justify cross-border intervention?
Does your nation have every justification to do whatever it can to protect you and your fellow citizens – including crossing borders to deal with a threat to your security?
Should any such action go through the United Nations? Or do some situations demand unilateral and immediate intervention, regardless of international law and convention?
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:
Israel into Gaza
Now I know that Gaza is a territory not a country but many of the principles of this discussion apply here.