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So, what is your opinion on Bolton threatening the International Criminal court with sanctions and legal actions, should they dare to prosecute american war criminals?

Asked by ragingloli (43409points) 1 week ago

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/threatens-icc-judges-sanctions-180910113100340.html

You know I always had a low opinion of your country, and you still manage to disappoint me.

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Call_Me_Jay's avatar

It’s an open invitation for everyone else to ignore the rules and go after Americans.

Same as the use of torture the last time Bolton was allowed near the levers of power.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Although Bolton is a complete ass, and he has a really obnoxious personality, he is fundamentally right in his characterization of the ICC.

The ICC is a lot like the United Nations (no surprise) – in that the US is considered a perfect target and excuse for having other countries work on their own faults. It’s far easier to take the US to court than it is to act responsibly.

And because there is no such thing in the ICC has proportional influence, a mob of pissant little countries can gang together and sue the bigger countries, whether there is reason for it or not.

Keep in mind, however, that Bolton is not Trump, so this may never come to pass./

flutherother's avatar

It’s like the Mafia taking out judges and prosecutors to discourage legal action against its members. America is sinking lower and lower into the abyss.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It’s interesting that Bolton is threatening sanctions for the mere act of investigating alleged crimes.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@stanleybmanly – that’s what he learned from Trump, who doesn’t want Mueller to investigate him.

benard's avatar

Makes no difference as American isn’t signed up to the ICC. To me, the ICC is nothing more than a kangaroo court. It has no basis to exist. If they were serious about war criminals, Tony Blair and Nicholas Sakorzy would be behind bars for war crimes.

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