John Bolton Threaten ICC With Sanctions If They Probe US or Israeli 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 will say at an event hosted by the right-wing Federalist Society, according to a speech draft viewed by Reuters. “If the court comes after us, Israel, or other allies, we will not sit quietly.”
To deter ICC officials from investigating American actions in the 17-year-long Afghanistan war, Bolton will reportedly outline a plan to hit all who cooperate with the probe with economic sanctions and a ban on travel to the U.S.
“Afghans have been waiting decades for justice for war crimes, including some allegedly committed by U.S. forces,” Heather Barr, senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, wrote in response to the White House’s plans. “The ICC is the only hope they have for justice at the moment. Trump is determined to take that away. Bon courage.”
Fascism rising; sounds like Hitler wrote his attack on the International Criminal Court.