International court says it's 'undeterred' by US threats

  • E
    On March 31, 1977, the Dutch newspaper "Trouw" published an interview it had with Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee member Zahir Muhsein. He said: "The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality today there is no difference between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand that we posit the existence of a distinct 'Palestinian people' to oppose Zionism.
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    Mahalo, Ann
    We are a nation of laws. If there is proof members of the US committed war crimes, they should be held accountable, however if they were under under orders, the command and not the subordinates should be held accountable. Period. It doesn't matter if others do it. That doesn't make it right. Why erode the international standards of agreed upon behavior? What goes around comes around, don't forget.
  • R
    Had the US gone to this court in 2001 against Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other conspirator kingdoms and nations, the world would have been outraged. But since the ICC has shifted attention away from the "poor Muslims" to the wealthy US, world opinion has also shifted from Islamic terrorism to a country which is fighting it tooth and nail.
  • M
    My guess is that for every 1 US military personnel guilty of war crimes in Afghanistan--that there are 30 Afghanis guilty of war crimes as well--but they get a special privilege ICC pass.
  • c
    common cents
    How about the US pull out of the UN altogether
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    Waheed M
    Will ICC look into the crimes committed by Indian army in Kashmir. Why ICC is silent?
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    Thomas Wood
    Afghanistan is one of the countries that gave sanctuary to Osama bin laden . I would believe those officials should be prosecuted first after all if bin laden had not ordered the attack on America the U.S, would not have been there in the first place .
  • G
    Lol, we are in Afghanistan because of 9/11...and they want to take us to court for war crimes...ok I have heard it all....hey media just a shout out, this is the first article on Afghanistan in years, are we still at war? Just one question, are we acting like 1940’s Germany? The whole idea of out of,site out of mind? Have we been conditioned like they were to accept the wars abroad not knowing what is happening? Wouldn’t think,it’s possible today but I have no,idea what going on, unless it’s about trump or metoo something...
  • T
    Translation: America hating MUSLIM "court" ignores U.S threats.
  • j
    Bolton's speech against the ICC was probably as much about the Palestinians gaining international backing for complaints against Israel as the Afghanistan position. To 'deny justice is to deny a basic human right and human dignity', but the US seems to think it can pick and choose.