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US thinks of itself as above reproach&beyond the law: Analyst

Dennis Etler

An American political analyst says that the United States “thinks of itself as above reproach” despite all the crimes it has committed against its own people and other nations.

Dennis Etler made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Friday when was asked about Renowned American scholar Noam Chomsky who said the assassination of top Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani showed that the US is a "rogue state," which has no regard for international law.

“The murder of Soleimnai … is an extraordinarily dangerous act. Nothing like that happened during the Second World War or during the Cold War,” Chomsky said in an interview on Wednesday.

Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, said, “The US thinks of itself as above reproach and beyond the law. In fact, it sees itself as a law unto itself. It uses extraterritorial trade sanctions to punish any nation that does not heed its wishes and then imposes illegal secondary sanctions on anyone who doesn't abide by them.”

He went on to say that Washington “interferes in the internal affairs of other countries and then accuses them of interfering in its own "democratic" election process.”

Etler noted that the United States has committed numerous crimes against Americans and people of other countries, yet it accuses others of carrying out the very same crimes.

“The litany of US crimes against its own people and the people of the world seems endless,” he said, adding, “Yet the US has the audacity to accuse others of the very crimes it has itself committed.”

He also said that the assassination of Gen. Soleimani, as Chomsky rightfully put it, was a crime the US committed with no legal justification.

“As Professor Noam Chomsky has so rightfully stated, the murder of Iranian General Soleimani was one such crime without any legal justification. The world's nations and people have a right to demand retribution and indemnification for the myriad crimes against humanity that the US has committed. Justice must be served.”

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