No investigation of war crimes allowed

Barr and Trump and Pompeo see the ICC the way the surviving Nazi command saw the Nuremberg trials…and they’re not even embarrassed to say so.

The Trump administration has launched an economic and legal offensive on the international criminal court in response to the court’s decision to open an investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan carried out by all sides, including the US.

The US will not just sanction ICC officials involved in the investigation of alleged war crimes by the US and its allies, it will also impose visa restrictions on the families of those officials. Additionally, the administration declared on Thursday that it was launching a counter-investigation into the ICC, for alleged corruption.

The most corrupt administration in US history is calling the ICC corrupt.

The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, defence secretary, Mark Esper and attorney general, William Barr, gave a presentation on the decision at the state department, but then left without taking any questions.

Barr made clear that this was the beginning of a sustained campaign against the ICC, and that Thursday’s measures were just an “important first step in holding the ICC accountable for exceeding its mandate and violating the sovereignty of the United States”.

That is, an important first step in holding the ICC accountable for attempting to hold the US accountable. How dare anyone question anything we decide to do? Even if we do have a brain-rotted corrupt moral vacuum spinning the dials?

“The US government has reason to doubt the honesty of the ICC. The Department of Justice has received substantial credible information that raises serious concerns about a long history of financial corruption and malfeasance at the highest levels of the office of the prosecutor,” Barr said.

That’s interesting because the US population and the population of the world has reason to doubt the honesty of Barr and Trump and Pompeo and the whole administration they front. Financial corruption? Only every day. Malfeasance? Only every single feasance.

He referred to the ICC as “little more than a political tool employed by unaccountable international elites”.

What the fuck is that supposed to mean? Da Jooooz? Or what? They’re so brazen about the wannabe-Nazism.

The ICC was set up in 2002, as an attempt to extend the effort to impose international humanitarian law for war crimes and crimes against humanity begun by the tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Over 120 countries, including Washington’s closest allies in Europe, are party to the Rome statute, the founding document of the ICC. Bill Clinton signed for the US in 2000, but said the statute would not be sent to the Senate for ratification until the US had assessed the court’s operations.

George W Bush informed the UN in 2002 that the US would not join the court.

The US sides with the perps not the victims.

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