Jonah, haven’t you read Hamdan? Hezbollah cannot be in violation of international law over a little thing like projecting power across sovereign boundaries. After all, they are not a nation. They’re just an international terrorist organization which happens to kill across continents … for about 30 years running.
About two years ago, the so-called “World Court” (the UN’s International Court of Justice) held that Israel’s security fence was a violation of international law. Israel, a nation, had no right to protect itself from incursions from Palestinians because, the ICJ reasoned, the Palestinians are not a sovereign country, so those incursions were irrelevant.
Al Qaeda? They’re not a nation either, so obviously the United States, a nation, should have a legal arrangement whereby al Qaeda commits world-wide mass-homicide, and in return their operatives are swaddled in the protection of international human rights law.
Welcome to the international community. Are we having fun yet?
This, sadly, is the world we get when we decide our national security problems are legal problems, and when we compound the problem by allowing the governing laws to be cooked up by transnational progressives instead of made by ourselves on the basis of what keeping us alive requires.