2. Do you have any evidence that Mexico does NOT live up to its treaty obligations?
Once again, any evidence that Mexico is not meeting its commitments under this treaty?Of course it is; if we hold our end and the other party or parties don't, it is they who broke the agreements, and neither us nor any other party is obligated to keep upholding the agreement. It's just ridiculous to do so, and defies common sense.
It doesn't change the fact that if the U.S. expects other states to abide by a treaty that it itself does not abide by, that most certainly is hypocrisy. If the US wants to leave by example (and it should) then it needs to live up to its treaty obligations and abide by generally accepted international law, whether or not others do so. Just because someone else does something wrong, doesn't mean you should. As an American, I want the U.S. to hold itself to a higher standard.Like we care if some crooks charge us with 'hypocrisy'. Most adults know who the major hypocrites around the world are, and it isn't the U.S., which is why most countries still expect the U.S. to arbitrate disputes around the globe; they certainly don't rely on Europe, or Taiwan, to get anything done. Nobody ever asks the Russians, either.
What, insisting that the US abide by the treaties that it voluntary signed and ratified is "America Bashing"? You are barking up the wrong tree with that comment, and other users of DP know this.Actually you're just promoting a double standard and engaging in the usual America Bashing tripe, hiding behind silly semantics and pseudo-intellectual 'legalisms' in the hope nobody notices, but that's okay, we know jealousy and inferiority complexes when we see them.
You make it sound like the US is the only country with a free and open media. Once again, nothing you said changes the fact that the U.S. did not adhere to its treaty commitments.Our dirty laundry is pretty much out in the open, unlike most of the world, where the 'press' is government controlled and censored, so it's easy for other countries, and our own media, to sit around tossing spitballs at the U.S while ignoring far worse from nearly everybody else. We're used to it.