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Denouncing US Bullying of ICC, Rights Groups Demand Afghan War Crimes Victims Get Their Day in Court

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/06/10/denouncing-us-bullying-icc-rights-groups-demand-afghan-war-crimes-victims-get-their

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“Either you’re with US or you’re against US.”
–President George W. Bush*

*with Vice President Dick Cheney’s hand up his ass and moving his lips.

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Let’s start by sending Bush and Cheney to the Hague

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The US is not a state party of the ICC right along with other genociders Israel and Sudan.

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Afghanistan is a state party. The investigation of war crimes on its soil, including those committed by Americans, is perfectly legitimate.

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How is US influencing and bullying an organization like the International
Criminal Court they’ve refused to be party of or judged by?

Guess the fascists always find ways …

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In backing down the ICC has exposed itself as a fraudulent enterprise interested only in advancing the agenda of the Western States.

All of its past prosecutions of war criminals are now suspect as will be all the prosecutions in the future.

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The Court may exercise jurisdiction in a situation where genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes were committed on or after 1 July 2002 and:

the crimes were committed by a State Party national, or in the territory of a State Party, or in a State that has accepted the jurisdiction of the Court; or
the crimes were referred to the ICC Prosecutor by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) pursuant to a resolution adopted under chapter VII of the UN charter.

Given Afghanistan is a State party under the Jurisdiction of the ICC and the war crimes committed on the soil of Afghanistan, the ICC does in fact have Jurisdiction. Member nations through which any of those committed of war crimes enter are obligated to arrest those individuals and turn them over for prosecution.

In fact this the main reason the US not being a signatory of the treaty, passed the American Service Members Protection act. They recognized that under international law the ICC could indeed prosecute Americans even if the USA did not agree to it.

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Time to put some sanctions on the ICC, maybe some tariffs too, we can also move a Carrier Fleet up to North Sea and Baltic Sea. Come on ICC make your move, make your move. All options are on the table.

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What we need is a peoples court. Let us hear the victims stories. Publish the brutal torture methods and NAMES of those responsible. I know I’m dreaming in a country that just pardoned (without fanfare) so many murderers already found guilty by military courts. I guess shame doesn’t work anymore unless you grab someone’s ass.

Translation: Either you’re with us and condone our war crimes of murdering many innocent people, or you want to hold us accountable.

The long standing position of political right-wingers is to acquire “waivers” for such things as war crimes charges. It’s their meat and potatoes.

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And while you’re at it, stop by and pick up Hunter. He admitted to being a war criminal.

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Law is legal code. Programmers can read and write code, and find and fix logic errors & bugs better than aging political action figures. The Constitution #includes international law and treaties. With a few
good programmers, DONALD J. TRUMP can get the Constitution to compile, and restore justice.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/article-2/section-2/clause-2/treaties-as-law-of-the-land#

Really, not too different from our own government taken over
by corporate fascists for their benefit –

nor the United Nations which US took over with their allies.