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US Granted temporary exemption from human rights/war crimes investigations...

Posted to Poetry and Politics




...the resolution was originally meant to be permnanent (and the US hasn't given up on it), but they compromised for this temporary reprieve. Germany, France, and Syria abstained from the vote in the security council in protest. The funny thing is there are still soldiers and generals accused of/have been investigated for war crimes (most notably the former commandant of the military institute formerly known as the School of the Americas now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation...I forget the guy's name...I know he was a major general...if anyone's curious enough, I'll get it...the crime, i remember was the massacre of some 800 civilians in the 1st Gulf conflict...my source is a video, Hidden in Plain Sight...if u want info on how to get it, I'll provide it)

Anyone else thoroughly pissed off by the US's constant attempts to undermine the International Court of Justice simply b/c it can no longer operate with impunity the world over? I mean, Powell even admitted why the US revoked our signature on the resolution forming the court...he was afraid that countries would bring "frivolous cases" to the court prosecuting US soldiers and officers as a political tool for leverage...this AFTER the UN General Assembly and Security Council approved ALL of the stipulations the US wanted to prevent such action....grrrrr....