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'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes


'Blatant Effort to Intimidate and Retaliate': Pompeo Imposes Visa Ban on ICC Staff Probing US War Crimes

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Human rights defenders expressed outrage on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that the Trump administration is revoking or denying visas for any International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel who try to investigate or prosecute U.S. officials or key allies for potential war crimes.



We are more and more fascist every time I read the news.



Beat me to it.
I’m actually starting to get concerned that President Caligula won’t stop his suicide run until there is blood in the streets. We are watching the destruction of this country



Hitler, Himmler, Goering, Goebbels and many others must be dancing on their grate, to see how successful their efforts have been!



Remember when Obama was Prez and the Democrats held both chambers of Congress and they did Jack Shit about getting us into the ICC?

Seems like they have the same priorities as Pompeo.



Pooty too



What makes you feel this is any different then what the last couple of Prezzs have done?



You See Russians



Whether Pooty is involved or not - You don’ think he’s getting a kick out of this?



We’ve bee on the slide since Reagan. Caligula is just going for the coupe de gras



No different at least since Vietnam; only more overt and more transparent.



JFK (With a Johnson assist) gave us the war in Viet Nam and all of its assorted lies and displaced priorities.

Eisenhower was the last one to warn us . . . .

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Kick out of what?

American Mass Hysteria doesn’t help any Russians either.

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The US press, politicians and public is still as bad as it has ever been. So even overt bs like what we are doing in Venezuela/Syria/Russia is lapped up by the dogs.



Those nations who actually respect what the ICC stands for need to step up and protect members of the Court. Bolton, Pompeo and Trump need to have their ability to travel outside their own country curtailed. The E.U. should inform them that they will not be allowed to set foot outside of the U.S… If they follow through with sanctions on court members, those countries should respond in kind. I have to keep asking myself, “who do these A’holes think they are?” At the rate they are going they will quickly transform themselves from menacing bullies into irrelevant bloviating clowns.

Israel, S.A., the Philippines, and the U.S., all run by criminal thugs have isolated themselves in a self-imposed political exile. The generally accepted strategy of ignoring these idiot countries until the leadership changes has given way to ignoring these idiot countries forever. Who needs them? Once the dollar becomes worthless and the U.S. becomes just another failed state, why would any of them give a rat’s ass about what happens to us. Maybe Mexico gets all of their land back as we become China’s bitch. The immorality, the criminality, and the unfathomable idiocy makes everyone’s head hurt. And 330 million of the ‘wealthiest, best educated, and most influential’ people on the planet cannot even motivate themselves to shovel the stinking pile of orange shit off of the sidewalk. We talk about it, smell it, taste it, make jokes about it, roll around in it day in and day out - year after year. The question has become NOT what is wrong with HIM - but what is wrong with US?



Interesting points.



That’s the problem. A two party system is too easily controlled.



We recall that one of the first items of business that Bush/Cheney took care of, was removing the U.S. from participation in the ICC. Just darn convenient.



We don’t have a two party system. We have an oligarchy with two wings running this joint.

The US is NOT a democracy or a republic of any merit. It’s all about property, power, and the Benjamins. Always has been. And until the people rise up in mass, nothing is going to change for the better.



Paved the way for Obummer and the Orange One. All part of the master plan put together many moons ago - PNAC