John Bolton threatens ICC judges with sanctions

AlJazeera

The United States launched a blistering verbal attack on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened sanctions against its judges if they proceed with a probe into alleged war crimes by Americans in Afghanistan.

President Donald Trump‘s national security adviser, John Bolton, made the announcement in a speech to the Federalist Society, a conservative group, in Washington, DC, on Monday.  

“Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president. 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.

“We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will certainly 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.”

Crimes in Afghanistan?

In 2016, the ICC said US armed forces and the CIA might have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afganistan.

Established in 2002 under the Rome Statute, the ICC is the world’s first permanent court set up to prosecute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

More than 120 countries around the world are members, but superpowers – including the United States, Russia and China – have not signed up.

On the ICC, Bolton said if any investigations go ahead on alleged American war crimes, the Trump administration will consider banning judges and prosecutors from entering the United States, put sanctions on any funds they have in the US financial system, and prosecute them in US courts.

The court “has been ineffective, unaccountable, and indeed outright dangerous”, he said.

‘Proudest achievements

It was Bolton’s first major address since joining the Trump administration. He was previously the US’ ambassador to the UN in the George W Bush government and fought against the ICC in the 2000s.

“The International Criminal Court constituted an assault on the constitutional rights of the American people and the sovereignty of the United States,” he said.

“At President Bush’s direction, we next launched a global diplomatic campaign to protect Americans from being delivered into the ICC’s hands. We negotiated about 100 binding, bilateral agreements to prevent other countries from delivering US personnel to the ICC. It remains one of my proudest achievements.”

There was no immediate response from ICC officials or member states.

Bolton also announced the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, DC, because of the Palestinian attempt to get the ICC to investigate Israel for crimes committed during its decades-old occupation of Palestine.

The national security adviser’s announcement drew applause from the conservative crowd.

The action against the PLO is the latest in a series of measures by the Trump administration against the Palestinian leadership.

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10 thoughts on “John Bolton threatens ICC judges with sanctions

  1. Bolton should be tortured over the crimes against the Palestinians. This Jew loving robot needs to be short circuited.

  2. Ha! He calls them illegitimate!! Clear case of pot calling kettle black. What hypocrisy!! And I’m sure this really helps our image on the world stage. How did one so inept get so much power. Oh, I forgot. The ZioGov employs evil idiots.

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    1. You do know that John Bolton carries a dual nationality passport, yet another Israeli-American dual citizen, and he has to be a jew because only Jewish Americans can serve in ‘our’ government, not dual citizen German-Americans, Irish-Americans, Canadian-Americans, just dual citizen Israeli-Americans. All these others would have to surrender their dual citizenship to serve in the government, like Ted Cruz did. They’d have to put it on paper and swear an oath to it. But the Israeli-Americans keep this dual citizenship, even as he is supposedly serving in our government.
      No government in the world allows a dual citizen to serve in its government, as it takes the sovereign out of sovereignty.
      John Bolton is an Israeli Jew serving his country, Israel.

  3. ““Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president. 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.

    “We will not cooperate with the ICC. We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will certainly 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.””

    Wow….

    And if it was the other way around, he’d applaud them. Oh the hypocrisy!

    ““Today, on the eve of September 11th, I want to deliver a clear and unambiguous message on behalf of the president.”

    AGAIN, I reiterate! It’s that time of year again, folks!

    It’s Christmas for the Warhawks, as it’s the eve of 9/11 and all the politicians and war hawks have to blow the war trumpets again in order to continue putting fear into people and to justify more military spending and more looting from the people.

    All of them singing,

    “Jingle Bells, missile smells, the payloads on its way.
    Oh what fun it is to rob a whole country all in one day!”

    and their new personal favorite,

    “I’m dreaming of a White….Phosphorus Christmas,
    Just like the ones I used to blow
    Where the treetops glisten
    And children listen
    To hear war bells in the glow.”

  4. “In 2016, the ICC said US armed forces and the CIA might have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afganistan.”

    JUST BEING THERE WAS A WAR CRIME, YOU F%&KING RETARD!!!!!

    “The court “has been ineffective, unaccountable, and indeed outright dangerous”, he said.”

    Dangerous ONLY to your NWO jew agenda, you POS commie TRAITOR!!!!! 😡

  5. Gee, I wonder if (possibly Chabad or otherwise Talmudic Jew) Bolton will “threaten” Father God, with Jesus Christ at His right hand, at the White Throne Judgment (since he is threatening an Earthly court…)

    Repent, Bolton, of your Satanic sorcery, or get ready to weep at the gnashing of Satan’s teeth on your bones.

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