Skip to comments.Pompeo pulls visas for International Criminal Court officials targeting Americans...
Posted on 03/17/2019 9:02:52 PM PDT by caww
International officials trying to prosecute American military personnel will not be allowed to enter the United States, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday.
We are determined to protect the American, allied, and civilian personnel from living in fear of unjust prosecutions for actions taken to defend our great nation, Pompeo told reporters at the State Department.
Pompeos decision puts personal pressure on the International Criminal Court, a European-based tribunal that is trying to investigate whether war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. The top diplomat said that the court, which was established by a treaty that the United States voted against, is attacking Americas rule of law by second-guessing the governments existing mechanisms for enforcing a strict code of conduct for U.S. troops.
The visa revocation is the latest clash between President Trump's team and the international court. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda asked the tribunal in 2017 for the authority to launch an investigation into U.S. operations in Afghanistan. She wants to probe potential "war crimes" committed by American military personnel after the invasion, as well as CIA activities "in secret detention facilities in Afghanistan" and around the world. The ICC rejected Pompeo's rebuke.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Sounds like a Win
Pompeo coming through big time!! :)
International Court officials trying to perform any act against an American should be subjected to criminal charges. Arrest should await any ever found on our soil ==ten years and then deportation—mandatory.
We are not under that treaty.
How could they expect to do anything here?
Actually, if they tried to abduct you, you can shoot in self-defense.
I like it, but it’s not far enough.
These people are subject to ICC attacks when they are on foreign soil.
The ICC is an idea that should never have been seriously considered.
Thanks Bill. Thanks George.
Another reason I voted for Trump!
Mike Pompeo for President in 2024!
Maybe. He’s good with Trump, and very strong.
Not sure his connection with Koch is necessarily a good thing, but otherwise he’s quite strong, and seems somewhat interested.
Any American service personnel stationed, transiting, traveling or vacationing outside CONUS are at risk from these scumbags.
A very clear and unequivocal message needs to be sent and not just words spoken or written.
(Article on Pompeo, it’s interesting)
:^) He'll be running against either Biden (who'll be in the same shape as RBG is today) or Sanders (ditto), or Liz Warren. ;^)
Good for Pompeo. The man is a great SOS.
A better "win" would be to have this jackass given the bin Laden treatment
If these commie bass turds set one foot in this country they should be arrested, tried and executed. Like illegal aliens, they are conducting an illegal assault on America and the American people.
Maybe. Hes good with Trump, and very strong.
Not sure his connection with Koch is necessarily a good thing, but otherwise hes quite strong, and seems somewhat interested.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.