The illegality of annexation via war rests on the UN Charter and the 4th Geneva Convention, umong others. Both date post-WW2 The events in California dates well before that, and so your comparison is fatuous. I'll note, too, that at the time the USA gained California the keeping of slaves was also legal. Care to cite that as proof that Israel can enslave the Palestinians? Oh, and BTW, such a loose use of words: "American took California off the Mexicans". It implies that the USA took the same route as Israel in simply squatting on the land until everyone gives up hope that they'll leave. Not so, Adrian. They have a piece of paper - the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - that says that Mexico ceded the land. Both the USA and Mexico signed it. That's how it is *supposed* to be done, Adrian.
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