• Arnaud Bertrand sur X : "Since the beginning, it’s been obvious that Gaza was in many ways a fight between International Law and the US’s “rules-based order”. https://t.co/5j1bCLGzYC This whole episode around the UN resolution is a perfect illustration of this. There is no debate amongst international…" / X

    Les USA, Etat voyou, prédateurs de l’ordre international...

    In that sense, Israel’s genocide in Gaza is a great revealer because everything about it goes against international law: the mass killing of civilians, journalists, and humanitarian workers; the pre-existing occupation of Palestinian land; the wholesale destruction of Gaza: the hospitals, the mosques, the schools; the torture of prisoners; the deliberate starvation of the population, etc. So never before have we been able to see in such an obvious way the immense contrast between the rules-based order and international law.

    And there’s no going back, the curtain was pulled: if they hadn’t noticed before, the world now knows for sure that the US (and Israel of course) is quite literally a rogue state, operating outside international laws and norms, and outside the most fundamental moral principles.

    There’s no overstating how consequential this is for the integrity of international relations. By doing so, the US effectively destroys the world order it largely created after WW2 because it effectively tells everyone that the set of institutions, rules and norms that underpin it are meaningless. We’re effectively now in a world system where everyone realizes the police, the government, the basic set of beliefs, have become completely corrupted. This changes everything.

    What comes next? I think there’s no coming back for the U.S. And I think they know this, maybe unconsciously, otherwise they would at least pretend to act for the better good of all. The fact they don’t shows they’ve effectively abdicated ambitions to restore their hegemony: they’re now nakedly in it to milk the system for themselves, universal pretentions have gone.

    Most countries however don’t want to live in an “eat or get eaten”/"might makes right" world, without rules or norms. So in time a new system will arise. The biggest unknowns being: can it arise without a major global war, who will lead the construction of its foundations and how can it be set up so that this time around it is fair for all and respected by all?

    • En partie traduit ici (https://lesakerfrancophone.fr/a-lonu-des-etats-unis-voyous-sopposent-au-reste-du-monde), dans un article qui mérite lecture

      « On ne saurait trop insister sur l’importance de cette décision pour l’intégrité des relations internationales. En agissant de la sorte, les États-Unis détruisent effectivement l’ordre mondial qu’ils ont en grande partie créé après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, car ils disent à tout le monde que l’ensemble des institutions, des règles et des normes qui le sous-tendent sont dénuées de sens. Nous nous trouvons maintenant dans un système mondial où tout le monde se rend compte que la police, le gouvernement, l’ensemble des croyances de base, ont été complètement corrompus. Cela change tout.

      Que se passera-t-il ensuite ? Je pense que les États-Unis ne reviendront pas en arrière. Et je pense qu’ils le savent, peut-être inconsciemment, sinon ils feraient au moins semblant d’agir pour le bien de tous. Le fait qu’ils ne le fassent pas montre qu’ils ont effectivement renoncé à leurs ambitions de restaurer leur hégémonie : ils sont maintenant ouvertement là pour exploiter le système à leur profit, les prétentions universelles ont disparu. »