Trump with Omar al-Bashir, Rodrigo Duterte cuts ICC
Four amigos: Donald Trump, John Bolton in bed with war-rape-accused Omar al-Bashir & Rodrigo Duterte, allied against ICC.
Duterte rolled over and smiled.
You likely did not expect to see these names teamed up to champion despots’ rights to genocide, crimes against humanity, rape as a weapon of war, aggression, and state sponsored extra-judicial killings.
Feminine-Perspective: Women in America face grave danger under Republican Trump Administration’s pro-rape anti-ICC policies, enjoining the world’s worst misogynists.
Trump Administration again encourages accused mass murderers, rapists like Omar al-Bashir & Rodrigo Duterte.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump discuss matters during a bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. Photo Credit: Robinson Ninal Jr./PH Presidential Photo
“We will ban [International Criminal Court (ICC)] judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the US financial system, and we will prosecute them in the US criminal system,” said John Bolton the National Security adviser to Trump.
A month prior to Bolton’s statement a US bomb deliberately dropped on a school bus filled with children near the city of Sana’a in Yemen killed nearly four dozens of children.
By August 13 a number of concerns were raised suggesting that the US might finally face war crime charges.
US Violations of Federal Law and International Law While Conducting Operations in Yemen may put the USA before the International Criminal Court judges or a UN War Crimes Tribunal. Read the entire letter. 2018-08-13-TWL-Letter-to-DoD-IG-Fine-Yemen
Last year the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court said she would ask the International Criminal Court to proceed with an official investigation of the crimes committed in Afghanistan, mostly by indigenous thugs but a few by Americans.
“If the court comes after us, Israel or other US allies, we will not sit quietly,” Bolton said.
Does that include the multiple accusations against Trump-buddy Rodrigo Duterte and America’s Yemen Coalition confrere, the ICC-indicted Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan? Both Duterte and al-Bashir have been accused of using rape as a weapon of war and encouraging rape by soldiers in a war zone.
Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office almost two years ago, 33 people have been killed daily nationwide.
This is shown by Philippine National Police (PNP) documents obtained by Rappler. In about two years – from July 1, 2016, up to June 11, 2018 – police have recorded 23,518 Homicide Cases Under Investigation (HCUI), equivalent to an average of 33 people killed a day. See At least 33 killed daily… Rappler
Philippines dictator Rodrigo Duterte apparently couldn’t resist saluting Bolton’s attack on the rule of law. He smiled. He laughed.
Responding to Bolton’s diatribe Duterte on Friday night said the ICC supposedly wants to place him behind bars for “genocide” of a “bunch of criminals.” But Bolton’s remarks are “refreshing to us.”
“It’s good that there is an international pressure sa ICC kasi binul-shit sila ni Bolton. He’s really a very far-right dyan sa America. Baya ni Trump,” he said.
Duterte argues that the 23,000 drug users/sellers, priests, mayors, civil rights workers, activists, political opponents, children, and onlookers that his Duterte Death Squads (comprised of civilian squads, police and military personnel) have killed are criminals.
In a speech to Filipino soldiers in Camp O’Donnel in Capas, Tarlac Philippines, Duterte welcomed Bolton’s comments on the ICC, saying it was something “refreshing to us.”
Duterte can’t seem to stop talking about Bolton’s encouragement. Just like Omar al-Bashir, a US ally in the Yemen invasion, there are numerous serious allegations against Duterte before the ICC including mass murder.
Six complainants for eight victims, represented by the National Union of People’s Lawyers, with Rise Up filed the case to ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda vs. President Rodrigo Duterte: pic.twitter.com/IsnPKQwXfI
— Rie Takumi (@rie_takumi) August 28, 2018
The United States is a de facto ally of Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir because it is a member of the Coalition invading Yemen as is Sudan whose leader is al-Bashir.
Based on Trump’s National Security Adviser’s declarations on 10 September, the US will be fighting the ICC to protect al-Bashir who currently has a couple of arrest warrants outstanding for heinous crimes he is accused of in Darfur.
“If the court comes after us, Israel or other US allies, we will not sit quietly,” US National Security Advisor speaking for Donald Trump said.
al-Bashir’s Charges are a handful for Bolton and Trump: five counts of crimes against humanity: murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture, and rape; two counts of war crimes: intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities, and pillaging; three counts of genocide: by killing, by causing serious bodily or mental harm, and by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2008 in Darfur, Sudan.
The women of the RINJ Foundation have campaigned against the rape, incest and murders of women, girls, and children in the Philippines.
Women in the United States face grave danger under the Trump administration’s pro-rape anti-ICC policies. — Melissa