Hands off our war criminals, Trump administration says

This 2013 video from the USA says about itself:

JSOC: America’s war crimes in Afghanistan

United States special forces in Afghanistan, also known as JSOC, have been accused and admitted to killing innocent civilians during secret night raids. They also detain, torture and even execute innocent civilians and just recently, 10 missing civilians in Afghanistan were found in a mass grave outside a JSOC base. The international media have began covering this and independent journalists as well. Please watch Dirty Wars, a documentary covering these events. Thank you.

From Reuters news agency today:

Trump administration to take tough stance against International Criminal Court

Steve Holland

WASHINGTON – The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.

Like in supporting waterboarding ‘and even worse torture’, Donald Trump here is following in the footsteps of his predecessor George W Bush. Under Bush, the USA threatened to use military force against (NATO ally) The Netherlands if U.S. nationals were held at the Hague. This ‘The Hague Invasion Act’ was introduced by Bush’s fellow right-wing Republicans Jesse Helms and Tom DeLay. Helms was an archracist. Tom DeLay had to resign in disgrace because of his corruption.

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, is to make the announcement in a midday speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative group, in Washington. It will be his first major address since joining the Trump White House.

“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court”, Bolton will say, according to a draft of his speech seen by Reuters. …

Bolton’s draft speech says the Trump administration “will fight back” if the International Criminal Court formally proceeds with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by U.S. service members and intelligence professionals during the war in Afghanistan.

If such a probe proceeds, the Trump administration will consider banning judges and prosecutors from entering the United States, put sanctions on any funds they have in the U.S. financial system and prosecute them in the American court system.

“We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us,” says Bolton’s draft text.

In addition, the United States may negotiate more binding, bilateral agreements to prohibit nations from surrendering Americans to the Hague court, says the text.

The court’s aim is to bring to justice the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

The United States did not ratify the Rome treaty that established the International Criminal Court in 2002, with then-President George W. Bush opposed to the court. President Barack Obama took some steps to cooperate with it.

This 2012 video says about itself:

Why is the United States Not a Member of the ICC?

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