Declaration on Principles of International Law, concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States
(October 24, 1970)
No State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive,
terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the
regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.
USA's Iran coup (1953):
USA's Ukraine coup (2013/14):
The USA just did a coup in Ukraine, and then escalated its state propaganda machine to historic heights to make as many people as possible think that it was not a US coup, and that Russia, not the USA, is the aggressor.
In reality, the USA is the aggressor. It did the anti-democratic coup, with the obvious ultimate goal of eliminating Russia as it did the Soviet Union (part of the USA's official policy of eliminating rivals to increase US plutocratic profits and power). Russia reacted to US aggression.
Despite all the leaks confirming illegal US involvement and backing of neo-Nazis, many dupes in the US and west just can't imagine the USA doing a coup (despite the USA having done at least 62 coups.)
To help people with that problem of understanding, here are declassified documents on the USA's coup against Iran in 1953, which the USA openly admits that it did (even though everyone already knew because of the declassified documents, and the obviousness of it).
If you look through them, you'll find that the Iran coup was done almost exactly like the Ukraine coup. The USA paid and influenced mobs of people and militants in Iran to carry out violence and overthrow the democratically elected leader Britain hated because he had stopped Britain from stealing Iran's oil.
Before the coup, Britain was taking 80% of Iran's oil. Mossadegh stopped that.
Then the USA and Britain overthrew him in a coup.
Then the USA and Britain started taking 40% each of Iran's oil.
Britain and the USA were organized crime groups then, and nothing has changed. Things only got worse from that point, as the USA then stalked around the world mutating millions of people with chemical weapons and murdering millions with other lethal weapons and WMDs, all to eliminate rivals and ensure that US plutocratic elites retained their position of "disparity" over the rest of the world, with the USA having 6.3% of the world's population and 50% of its wealth, as pointed out by US gangsters in 1945.
One of the declassified US documents says that the USA approved "$1,000,000 which could be used by the Tehran Station in any way that would bring about the fall of Mossadeq."
In Ukraine, as neo-con mobster Victoria Nuland openly stated, the USA used 5 billion dollars, which is vastly more than was used in Iran, even taking inflation into account.
The USA's Iran coup plan stated that a "Shah/General Zahedi combination, supported by CIA local assets and financial backing, would have a good chance of overthrowing Mossadeq, particularly if this combination should be able to get the largest mobs in the streets..."
"...the CIA payed millions of dollars to bribe military officers and pay gangsters to unleash violence in the streets of Tehran."
The USA put five billion dollars towards supporting terrorist groups in Ukraine, and openly supported the "anti-Semitic", "neo-Nazi" gangs that unleashed violence in the streets of Ukraine and performed the coup d'etat. (Note numbers "14/88" on neo-Nazi's shield in above photo are code for "Adolph Hitler" and "Heil Hitler".)
Of the Iran coup, a declassified, secret US document states (pg. 10) that, "The major role in the execution of the operational plan was assumed by US assets."
So there is your inside look at how the USA covertly does coups. (I want to keep this brief but read the documents for all the details and techniques reused today.) You can replace the names with names from today in Ukraine and you have the same thing (the USA supporting militant leaders and mob foot-soldiers using local human assets and money), but done years later and with much more practice, and lessons learned from the dozens and dozens of coups the USA carried out in between, including about 8 under current mafia don obama.
If anyone you know thinks Russia is the aggressor here, you can accurately illustrate that in fact the USA is the aggressor. It did the coup, using its tried and tested techniques. It was caught red-handed.
You can also ask the person, how many foreign bases does Russia have and how many does the USA have? How many does China have?
Russia: 12. China: 1. USA: 700-1,100. Who sounds like the aggressor?
You can also point out that Russia and China have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Children, while the USA is the only country on the planet that, because of its fundamentalist dogma of "what's in it for us?", staunchly refuses to do so.
You can also point out that Russia has 140 guaranteed paid maternity leave days (China has 90), while the USA is one of only four countries on Earth that have ZERO. (The other three countries are Lesotho, Papua New Guinea and Swaziland.)
You can also point out that the USA (the free world) is the world's biggest jailer - both in number and per capita - by enormous margin, its staggering dungeon/torture system dwarfing both Russia and China.
You can also point out that Russia has a moratorium on the death penalty, which 90% of the world does not practice, while the USA is one of the few countries that does practice premeditated mob killing (death penalty), and is always in the top five killers (US and allies Saudi Arabia and Iraq create the majority of the top five), aside from being the number one murderer and human rights violator overall in the world, through such acts as intentionally targeting and killing 750,000 Iraqi children (1.7 million Iraqis overall) through siege and destroying their water supplies, and preventing action against US-backed thugs in Rwanda as they killed nearly ten million people. This is terrorism and war-crimes on a scale that no other country approaches.
Here's the USA's legal definition of terrorism:
US law calls “international terrorism” activities involving:
(C) occur primarily outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States….”
Seem like any of the USA's activities apply?
The USA is literally the world's leading terrorist state.