US threatens to arrest ICC judges over war crimes probe

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    US National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday threatened to sanction and prosecute International Criminal Court (ICC) judges if the tribunal attempts to charge US service members and intelligence agents with war crimes.

    "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 said in a speech delivered to the conservative Federalist Society in Washington.

    "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."

    The ICC responded on Tuesday to Bolton's threats, stating that its work would not be influenced by Washington in any way.

    "The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law," the body said in a statement.
    US threatens to arrest ICC judges over war crimes probe | DW | 10.09.2018

    This will be popcorn eating fun.
     
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    Bolton is a murderous criminal working for a retarded criminal. Of course they’ll go after judges.
     
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    The ICC is pretty much toothless so Bolton is "playing to the base". Here's my question to you; Would you turn over American citizens to the ICC which does not recognize our Constitutional laws and protections above their own?
     
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    Hand them over? They can be tried here if there’s credible evidence.
     
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    Hand over Obama
     
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    Exactly but by our laws not the ICC's.
     
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    I don’t think you know how the ICC works. They are not some rogue organization that’s going to whisk Americans away to the Netherlands.
     
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    Given the backing they would with the help of all the member states and who said they were rogue? I mean other than you........
    How they work;

    https://www.icc-cpi.int/iccdocs/pids/publications/uicceng.pdf
     
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    If the U.S. was a banana republic unable to prosecute a war criminal or was actively supporting a war criminal, THEN they might try to get them out of the country. Look at who they’ve prosecuted before. You were right about Bolton just being an asshole and playing to his retarded base.
     
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    Need a tissue? Tampon?

    Welcome to reality, stick around ya might like it.
     
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