WHO And WHAT Is It Going To Take To Boot Obama?

I could go on and on and on….

….and now for something totally within the realm of this swine who appears to be, (by his actions), anti-American, anti-free enterprise, anti-Israel, pro-muslim…

Prosecuting American ‘War Crimes’

The International Criminal Court claims jurisdiction over U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.

By DANIEL SCHWAMMENTHAL

The Hague

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. (emphasis mine)

The ICC’s chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court’s authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan.

Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC’s founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC’s oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a “preliminary examination” into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.

“We have to check if crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide have been committed in Afghanistan,” Mr. Ocampo told me. “There are serious allegations against the Taliban and al Qaeda and serious allegations about warlords, even against some who are connected with members of the government.” Taking up his inquiry of Allied soldiers, he added, “there are different reports about problems with bombings and there are also allegations about torture.”

It was clear who the targets of these particular inquiries are but the chief prosecutor shied away from spelling it out.

Asked repeatedly whether the examination of bombings and torture allegations refers to NATO and U.S. soldiers, Mr. Ocampo finally stated that “we are investigating whoever commits war crimes, including the group you mentioned.”

The fact that he avoided a straightforward “I am looking into possible war crimes committed by American soldiers” showed that Mr. Ocampo is aware of the enormity of crossing this legal and political bridge. Appointed in 2003 for a nine-year period, the 57-year-old Argentinian has—so far—established a record of cautious jurisprudence.

“Normally,” he said (another pause) “we select situations which are grave, for instance when I choose. . . .” Mr. Ocampo didn’t finish the sentence, sighed and began afresh: “Both [scenarios] are right. Normally, we open investigations in the worst situation in the world and in some cases [countries] we investigate the worst situation.”

This is an expansive and controversial interpretation of the court’s mandate, one that may put an end to the debate about whether former President George W. Bush, fearing just such judicial activism, was justified in unsigning the Rome Statute his predecessor, Bill Clinton, had endorsed. Although the prosecutor’s preliminary examination may not result in a formal investigation of Americans, the mere potential of a legal confrontation between the court in The Hague and Washington should be disconcerting to the White House, not to mention to all Americans.

In any event, the ICC’s very existence is already changing the way Western nations fights wars. Mr. Ocampo recounted how a legal adviser to NATO told him that troops these days are trained to realize that, in case of transgressions, they could be arrested and brought to the ICC on war crimes charges with the help of evidence provided by NATO itself.

“That is the new world,” Mr. Ocampo said proudly. I asked the obvious follow-up. “If this is the ‘new world,’ why do you bother collecting information about NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan?” Why, in other words, when his task is to end the impunity for the worst war crimes, does he spend his limited resources on the most advanced democracies in the world—which operate under strict rules of engagement, have their own chain-of-command investigations and swift prosecution of criminals? Mr. Ocampo got slightly irritated.

“You are suggesting that we are a court only for the Third World. That’s what the Arab world said about Bashir, that we are using double standards,” he explained. “I said no, I prosecute whoever is in my jurisdiction. I cannot allow that we are a court just for the Third World. If the First World commits crimes, they have to investigate, if they don’t, I shall investigate. That’s the rule and we have one rule for everyone.”

Mr. Ocampo—who has a photo of himself with the head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, on his windowsill—could have pointed out to his Arab interlocutors that the real double standard was their own complaining about alleged Western aggression against Muslims while they protect Sudan’s Bashir, the greatest butcher of Muslims in modern history. The fact that Mr. Ocampo mentioned the Sudanese perpetrator of genocide in the same breath with alleged crimes of NATO soldiers shed light on what the International Criminal Court may have in store for the U.S. in the future.

The trillion dollar question being, “How do we boot Obama and his cronies out of the White House before he does anymore damage?”, because impeachment is not currently possible with the House and Senate being controlled by the democrats.

11 thoughts on “WHO And WHAT Is It Going To Take To Boot Obama?”

  1. Everyone needs to double efforts to flip congress and the senate.

    Everyone needs to double efforts to get conservatives elected as Gov’s

    Then!

    There is time to go on a search for a conservative with a spine who can beat Bummer in 2012

    Bottom line, the end game has to be flipping congress and the senate to stop his deliberate destruction of this country at warp speed and to undo as much damage as he has already done.

    SO everyone needs to roll up their sleeves, hit the streets,
    campaign for 2 hours every week, for the 49 weeks, for the candidates with principles
    and spine.

    Organize your groups to get the messages out.
    Banners
    Signs
    letters to the editors
    chain emails
    voter registration and turn out
    get a book sharing program organized, pass them on and on and on

  2. The ruthless truth is that we have to go back to one fact.

    WE, every single one of us allowed it to happen because we have been passive for 20 some years, shrugged our shoulders and hoped someone else would fight the fight and thinking it just could not get worse. Many did not even take the time to vote or become an informed voter. Many never joined a campaign to get the people with principle and spine elected.

    We allowed ACORN to develop, we never reported their fraud, criminal activities

    We Allowed the union thugs to take control

    We allowed CAIR to gain its incredible power

    We allowed the ACLU to control the legal system

    We allowed the media to control what we could hear, we never called them or their sponsors and never turned them off.

    we allowed the dead to vote, we never served as election judges

    we allowed the progressives, radicals to take control of our education system, we never got on the school board.

    we allowed La Razza to gain convincing powers

    we allowed Hollywood to brain wash the youth, we kept making them rich and powerful by going to their movies.

    As shareholders we never voted our shares and allowed the executives to go off the edge.

    As consumers we kept buying their junk, knowing they were corrupt criminals.

    NOW we are spinning wheels to recover control over our lives, our futures, and our rights.

    And again, I hear folks say, well someone will rise from the ashes to save our sorry behinds.

    Citizens, every single one has to move off center and govern themselves.

  3. Impeachment takes too long… then you have to get him out of the WH…much too long, maybe if we leave him alone the folks who control him may just do it themselves.
    Just a thought… He is arrogant, and not keeping to his lines or marks on the stage…and an after thought..maybe that’s what this country needs, a pResident to do the dirty deed of selling us off to the NWO (that may already have been done , but no one has told us yet… NAU))maybe that will be the shot heard ’round the world… the world is waiting…watching… wondering…

  4. Many of us are doing and planning to do exactly as Letty-Grannie Gripes suggests. We are already spending every available spare minute of our time towards the 2010 elections. But this bunch of thugs are moving so fast that it makes my head ache to see each day the new tricks they are coming up with.

    Right on, Hannibal, the NAU is alive and well. In a post of insight analytical some time back American Lassie spent a lot of research on this subject and the findings are frightening. What they propose to have in place by 2010 will shock a lot of people who have been so complacent about what is happening.

    2010 is just around the corner, folks. Go to the “insight analytical” archives and study the facts and judge for yourself.

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