"The US delegation are going to have to spend a day listening to the criticisms of their position on the International Criminal Court and their threats to United Nation's peace keeping operations," said a diplomat on the condition of anonymity.
And after we spend the day "listening to the criticisms" we'll veto the peacekeeping missions. Sorry guys, we're not going to blink on this one.
This is a typical UN issue. The UN takes positions solely to give third world UN managers and UN politicians an opportunity to attract bribes, kickbacks, and payoffs. Every time they put some 1st world, especially, US asset or concept in jeopardy, it represents the likelihood that cash will pass under the table.
"Our judge on the panel will certainly absolve the US soldier if the US agrees to fund the dam on the xxx River (which members of my tribe will pay me a cut to build)."
When will some media type or think tank do a study of the clintonian corruption in the UN? The NYT is right there and the evidence is obvious to anyone who cares to see. Just start with the DPL limos who drop off kids at the pricey schools on the bluff up above Van Cortland Park. How do they afford that kind of tuition for their kids and the children of their mistresses?
posted on 07/10/2002 1:09:59 PM PDT
The Europeans and other critics should feel free to step in and pay for and man these peacekeeping missions themselves if they want to expose their people to the courts. Anyone? Anyone?
The ICC is a joke no matter what happens. If Americans can't be prosecuted, then the court loses all credibility as a fair and impartial instrument of justice. If Americans can
be prosecuted, then we will be subjected to an endlest number of fraudulent charges stemming from fine, upstanding international citizens, such as Saddam Hussein, and an endless number of Euroweenies getting their ugly faces in the paper by prosecuting evil agents of the Imperialist Hegemonist American Hyperpower. Basically, we're damned if we do and damned if we don't. Staying as far away from this scam as possible is our best option.
If Europe new how to grant their colonies independence or draw borders during peace negotiations, we wouldn't have anywhere near as much of a mess to clean up for them.
The U.S. position on the ICC shouldn't even be fodder for debate. The U.S. administration said it does not recognize its authority. Americans who know what it's all about do not recognize its authority. No ICC. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
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