A question-and-answer guide to the world’s leading “rogue state”

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Question 1) Which country was the primary “sponsor” � in terms of weapons, training and funding � of Osama Bin Laden and his fighters during the 1980s?

Answer: The United States of America.

Q2) Which country’s spokesman saw “nothing objectionable” in the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan in 1996?

A: The United States of America.

Q3) Which country unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in December 2001?

A: The United States of America.

Q4) Which country renounced the efforts to negotiate a verification process for the Biological Weapons Convention and brought an international conference on the matter to a halt in July 2001?

A: The United States of America.

Q5) Which country unilaterally withdrew from the Kyoto treaty on global warming in March 2001?

A: The United States of America.

Q6) Which country is the world’s biggest polluter?

A: The United States of America.

Q7) Which country prevented the United Nations from curbing the gun trade at a small arms conference in July 2001?

A: The United States of America.

Q8) Which country is the world’s largest exporter of arms?

A: The United States of America.

Q9) Which country was responsible for a car bomb which killed 80 civilians in Beirut in 1985, in a botched assassination attempt, thereby making it the most lethal terrorist bombing in modern Middle East history?

A: The United States of America.

Q10) Which country’s illegal bombing of Libya in 1986 was described by the UN Legal Committee as a “classic case” of terrorism?

A: The United States of America.

Q11) Aside from Somalia, which is the only other country in the world to have refused to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?

A: The United States of America.

Q12) Which is the only country in the West which still permits the execution of children (i.e. “persons under the age of 18”)?

A: The United States of America.

Q13) Which is the only G7 country to have refused to sign the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, forbidding the use of landmines?

A: The United States of America.

Q14) Aside from China, which is the only other nuclear power to have refused to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)?

A: The United States of America.

Q15) Which country rejected the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to terminate its “unlawful use of force” against Nicaragua in 1986, and then vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law?

A: The United States of America.

Q16) Which is the only G7 country to have voted against the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998?

A: The United States of America.

Q17) Which country refuses to hand over a variety of indicted war criminals, terrorists and mass murderers � all residing within its borders � to Cuba, Venezuela and Haiti?

A: The United States of America.

Q18) Which country has provided approximately $100 billion in aid to a country [Israel] which has maintained a 34-year occupation of land in defiance of international law?

A: The United States of America.

Q19) Which was the only other country to join with Israel in opposing a 1987 General Assembly resolution condemning international terrorism?

A: The United States of America.

Q20) Which country refuses to fully pay its debts to the United Nations yet reserves its right to veto United Nations resolutions?

A: The United States of America.

Q21) Which country only ratified the Convention on the Prevention of Genocide in 1988, forty years after its passage at the United Nations?

A: The United States of America.

Q22) Which country was accused by a UN-sponsored truth commission of providing “direct and indirect support” for “acts of genocide” against the Mayan Indians in Guatemala during the 1980s?

A: The United States of America.

Q23) Which country is the driving force behind the current economic embargo on Iraq � responsible for the death of over half a million Iraqi children and described by one of its own legislators as “genocide masquerading as policy”?

A: The United States of America.

Q24) Which is the only country in the world to have dropped bombs on twenty other countries since 1945?

A: The United States of America.

Q25) Which is the only country in the world to have used all three types of “weapons of mass destruction” (chemical, biological and nuclear)?

A: The United States of America.

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