The ICC Just Announced It Will Treat War As a Crime

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) could try the United States for attacking a country if (1) that country brought a case, and (2) the United States agreed to the process, and (3) the United States chose not to block any judgment by using its veto power at the U.N. Security Council.

Bandar bin Sultan (left) has been close to multiple US administrations spannig decades with direct involvement in events ranging from Reagan's Nicaraguan Contra program (including being named in the Iran-Contra scandal), to making the case for the Iraq War as a trusted friend of Bush and Cheney, to directing Obama-era covert operations to arm jihadists in Syria.

Bandar bin Sultan (left) has been close to multiple US administrations spanning decades with direct involvement in events ranging from Reagan’s Nicaraguan Contra program (including being named in the Iran-Contra scandal), to making the case for the Iraq War as a trusted friend of Bush and Cheney, to directing Obama-era covert operations to arm jihadists in Syria.

By David Swanson  WorldBeyondWar  Mint Press News  December 29, 2017

One comment

  1. A “Uniting for Peace” vote only allows the UNGA to “issue any recommendations it deems necessary in order to restore international peace and security” — therefore, it doesn’t provide for any lawful prevention of a nation’s military adventurism. Case in point: in 1980, the UNGA’s Seventh Emergency Special Session on “The Question of Palestine” adopted eight resolutions calling for the unconditional and total withdrawal of Israel from territories occupied since 1967.

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