US Only Wants the ICC Prosecuting Its Victims – Stephen Lendman

Crimes of war and against humanity, as defined by the Geneva Conventions, other international law, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice have been and continue to be committed by the US globally.

Torture is official US policy, a breach of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and the US Constitution that prohibits “cruel and unusual punishments.”

Washington is complicit in international illicit drugs trafficking, the CIA and major US banks profiting hugely from it.

State terrorism, masquerading as war on it, is official US policy — ongoing at home and worldwide.

So is maritime piracy in international waters directly or by using other countries to commit this crime.

Defying the 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and 1997 OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, bribing and bullying foreign public goverments are common US practices.

And the US is complicit with the crime of apartheid by partnering with Israel’s oppression of long-suffering Palestinians — including by supplying its ruling regimes with billions of dollars annually, the latest weapons, and unconditional political support.

By virtually every conceivable standard, the US is a rogue state, a pariah state, a lawless state — waging war on humanity at home and abroad, the same true about Israel.

Throughout its near-two decade history, the ICC focused on prosecuting victims of US-led imperial crimes instead of the guilty parties.

If it goes another way by pronouncing the US and Israel guilty of indisputable international crimes, it’ll be the first time in Court history that it fulfilled the mandate it’s sworn to observe.

US Only Wants the ICC Prosecuting Its Victims

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