The days when governments felt they could do what they wished, should be long gone. This is Gun Boat diplomacy, which never should have been allowed. Why should a so called major power be allowed to act in this way and let alone, not acknowledge what has been done, but is not prepared to stop the actions from occurring again. They should be held to account.
I know in years gone by, when the major colonial powers of the UK, France, Spain, etc were using their power and influence to occupy other lands, with the intension of creating their own empires. Then by doing so redistributed any wealth and resources of those lands to themselves.
Strange, but at that time all these powers were in all intensive purposes Christian countries. Where is the Christian principles in enslaving natives from other countries just to increase the wealth of themselves. I am not saying that the intrepid adventurers or explorers should not have gone to find distant lands, but they should, as Christians, have respected the right to life and to live an independent life of the natives of these lands. In some instances it would have been argued that the natives were savages, but was this so, just because an individual does not maintain the same customs as you does not make them a savage. All should respect the feelings and customs of each other.