ICC, Clearly a Criminal Puppet Court for US/NATO
by Margaret Kimberley via stele - Black Agenda Report Sunday, Apr 15 2012, 10:27pm
The (soon to be FATAL) dissociative pathology of today's minority global ruling elites is perhaps most clearly demonstrated by the (non)actions of the absurd, Kafkaesque International Criminal Court at the Hague. Since it was established it only prosecutes enemies of the US/NATO and remains completely BLIND to the atrocities committed by Israel, America and NATO on numerous fronts, regardless of the MANY appeals made to it by other nations/groups!
With an incriminating history that would see any felon jailed for life, the ICC stands today as the MOST PARTIAL and CORRUPT court in the WORLD.
The bought clowns masquerading as the judiciary of the ICC are CLEARLY CORRUPT and criminally complicit in the heinous crimes perpetrated by the US/NATO alliance (at the behest of the Global Banking and Corporatist elite).
However, the real crime is that leaders of other sovereign nations of the WORLD not only tolerate this farcical 'court', they have not INSISTED on much needed REFORM. It is incumbent on every nation in the WORLD to hold the clearly CORRUPT judiciary of the ICC to account and demand that an IMPARTIAL COURT be established where ALL offenders are able to be prosecuted according to existing International Law.
The ICC is so obviously corrupt that it beggars belief that any nation could remain silent in the face of such GROSS CRIMINAL BIAS! [Libya is just the latest example of criminal assassination and resource theft on a grand scale perpetrated by NATO, the US and their proxies.]
Report from BAR follows:
The ICC is Criminal
The International Criminal Court (ICC) despite its name, is a court that advances the cause of criminality. It acts in concert with the most powerful nations on Earth, and allows them to engage in heinous crimes of aggression against millions of people all over the world. Only victims of aggressor nations and the powerless are placed on trial at the ICC; aggressor nations use the court as a veil to hide their criminal actions and to legitimize THEIR horrendous war and other crimes perpetrated on millions of innocent people around the globe.
The world mistakenly views this institution as benevolent, assuming that it is a means of protecting humanity from the whims of evil doers in high places. Yet after nine years of existence, the ICC has managed to prosecute only the 'enemies' of the US/NATO alliance, to date only a few African dictators and nationalist Serbs have been put before the courts and convicted; criminal allies of the US, such as Kosovars and Croatian war criminals are routinely exonerated by the court!
Ironically, after having opposed the establishment of the ICC and after failing to ratify the treaty that brought it into existence, the United States is now its biggest cheerleader, as it is not a signatory to the court's jurisdiction. The Bush and Blair administrations were terrified that international criminals, including Bush, Blair, Howard, Cheney and the rest of their henchmen and women, might be punished for their obvious crimes against humanity and other criminal transgressions.
It is strange that after instigating the killings of hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq, that neither Georg W. Bush nor Tony Blair have any reason to fear being brought to justice. They arrogantly travel around the world with impunity, giving speeches and making loads of money, unafraid of punishment or legal retribution, why?
They have even less reason to worry after puppet Obama 'won' the presidency and succeeded them. Puppet Obama continues to pursue the criminal status quo and is obliged to not only protect his criminal predecessors but also to protect himself! While simultaneously refraining from ratifying the treaty which brought the ICC into existence, Obama and company constantly offer up others to put in the dock at the Hague.
Last year Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicholas Sarkozy decided to carve up Libya, using NATO to do their dirty work, killing an untold number of civilians in the process, and they too have no fear of prosecution. Lead ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said as much while the crime was being committed, openly taking the side of the West, Moreno-Ocampo lied to the world, claiming that the Libyan government distributed Viagra to soldiers in order to use rape as a “weapon of war.“
The charge was a flagrant LIE! If there was any pretense of ICC impartiality, Moreno-Ocampo himself dispelled any such notion. The anything but disinterested prosecutor is now featured in the latest Kony 2012 video, ending any debate about whether or not the phony, web driven, ginned up outrage has any standing in reality or truthfulness.
(“When Palestinians petitioned the ICC to investigate war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza, they were turned away.”)
While Obama and Clinton try to scuttle Kofi Annn’s Syrian peace plan and hint at President Assad’s prosecution before the ICC, the ICC shows its true colors. When Palestinians petitioned the ICC to investigate heinous and recorded war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza, they were turned away. Moreno-Ocampo determined that because Palestine has not been recognized by U.N. General Assembly it has no standing to seek justice for the 2,000 people massacred by Israel in 2008 and 2009 (that's the type justice this 'court' dispenses!) The hypocrisy is blatant, and proves that the United States and its allies are given license to commit crimes of the worst type known to humanity, which they do on a DAILY basis -- killing INNOCENT civilians in Drone strikes for example! The greatest threats to world peace and justice are clearly nations that either subscribe to or are ally to America and its appalling 'permanent war' doctrine.
At the United National Antiwar Coalition conference last month, this columnist asked professor and author Vijay Prashad why the ICC prosecutes Africans and token Serbs, but never threatens anyone in Washington, London, Paris or Jerusalem. His answer was simple. “It is just international racism. I think there is no (other) way to explain it.”
George Orwell said, “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Those words are still true, humanitarian missions and “responsibility to protect” are in fact euphemisms meant to promote good old fashioned imperialism.
The fact is that the United States, Israel and their European allies never protect anybody. They continue doing what they have done for decades, deciding who is inconvenient and therefore disposable. Innocent civilian human casualties become “collateral damage” and are quickly backgrounded by the corporate mass media and forgotten .
There are of course people and nations that cause other human beings great suffering in the world. They should and must be stopped. Joseph Kony has actually killed fewer people than the president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, but Museveni is a friend of the United States, so no social media campaign will be directed at getting him before the ICC, it's all such an obvious legal farce.
Until there is greater justice in the world, that is to say when rich capitalists are prevailed upon by the PEOPLE, perhaps a REAL court dedicated to punishing human rights violations could become a viable option. Right now the ICC is useless, as it was not created by people with honest intent.
Perhaps a simple name change should be in order -- 'The Court of International Criminals,' would be more appropriate.
ALL nations that continue to ignore the outrageous criminal bias of this puppet court and allow known war criminals to remain at large, stand condemned and complicit in its crimes.
© 2012 The Black Agenda Report.
Disseminate widely. It is the PEOPLE that must prevail upon government and FORCE reform of corrupt State Institutions; it is CLEAR that puppet politicians and sitting corrupt officials offer no remedy whatsoever.
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