Editor’s Note: While this is certainly good news to hear, the fact that it comes from warmongering Council on Foreign Relations member John Bolton is concerning. Could this be the prelude to his advice to President Donald Trump to continue more unconstitutional, aggressive attacks on countries without congressional approval? Probably.
The ICC is nothing short of an international sharia court. Why would even consider recognizing it? This announcement is perfectly timed — on the eve of September 11th.
The Trump administration — the gift that keeps on giving.
By Cortney O’Brien Townhall, September 10, 2018:
On Monday, national security advisor John Bolton announced major changes in how the U.S. will treat the International Criminal Court. The body has gone beyond its duties, Bolton charged, by attempting to proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
“In practice, the court has been ineffective, unaccountable, and indeed outright dangerous,” Bolton said.
The ICC, he added, is “superfluous.” Their investigation is ridiculous because U.S. military personnel already “must operate fully in accordance with the law of armed conflict.”
He threatened the ICC with sanctions if it does not end the investigation and said that going forward, the U.S. will not be cooperating with the court.
Bolton says if the ICC pursues prosecution of the U.S. or her allies, they “will not sit quietly.” He got specific. The U.S., he explained, will ban ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the U.S. and is prepared to impose sanctions on them and prosecute them in the U.S.
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