By Benny Avni , Special to the Sun | March 6, 2020
An international prosecutor, Fatou Bensuda, was advised Thursday by a panel at Hague that she should go ahead and investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. It’s a shocking development.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the International Criminal Court panel’s ruling “a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution masquerading as a legal body.” It is, but what to do?
In a little noticed address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee last week, Senator Ted Cruz urged an American push at the United Nations Security Council to ban ICC investigations against Israelis, Americans, or citizens of any other non-member of the Hague-based court.
According to the Rome Statute, which governs the ICC — a global trial venue for war crimes and crimes against humanity — it has no jurisdiction over countries that have not joined its 123 member states. So non-members like America, Israel, China, Russia, and India are off limit. Or are they?......To Read More....
My Take - If these leftist loons should ever arrest and attempt to try any American
with their scurrilous claims the United States should issue international warrants
for kidnapping for those who undertake to arrest them, those who issued the warrants,
and any jurist of the ICC. Every one of them should be dealt with as criminals.
Furthermore, such an action should be considered a hostile act by any
nation that hosts such a trial. As for any prosecutor
or judge involved in such a trial, their host nation should be aware that we
will view it as a hostile act against the United States. The first steps will be to put an entire
trade embargo on their nation.
In order for the embargo to be lifted, they must end their hostile
actions, apologize to the world, assure the United States, and all nations who
are not members of the ICC that this was an illegal and hostile act, and such an illegal hostile act will never occur again. Followed by substantial restitution.
However, behind the scenes someone should say to them: Listen kids, if necessary the Navy Seals, supported by a field battalion of United States Marines, will be more than happy to visit you in the middle of the night in order to release our
people and potentially arrest the offending parties. All of whom will be tried and found guilty in a military court, and they will be happy to shoot anyone who attempts to stop them.
If you’re going to be the big kid on the block you have to smack someone
once in a while.