The Southern Times
Do we ever pause to consider the fact that the total membership of the ICC consists of just one-third of the world’s population?
But this two-thirds of the UN membership, if we look at the populations of their countries, consist just 33 percent of the world’s population.
One analysis ~ as reported elsewhere in this paper ~ represents a minority of the world’s population despite the claim to being an “international” institution.
“How do you create a significant international institution without the involvement of strategic powers such as China, India, Russia, Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, and the United States (a list that includes three of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council)?”
What we have then, in the ICC, is a minority court set up for the express purpose of not touching the leaders of the UK and the US, and imposing the will of these same untouchables on the rest of the world.
His successor was to be George W Bush. And Bush’s reaction to the ICC was typical of the gung-ho cowboy with a nuclear arsenal who invaded Iraq because of non-existent weapons of mass destruction.
“to protect United States military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international criminal court to which the United States is not party”.
This means the US can and will bomb The Hague in Holland ~ where the ICC is housed ~ if any American is brought before that court.
“ICC will continue to pick the weak people, take them to The Hague and hang them.”