International Criminal Court Wants to Arrest Putin for Sheltering Child Refugees
ICC believes Vladimir Putin can be arrested, prosecuted, and maybe poisoned like Slobodan Milosevic.
Piotr Hofmański, “President Judge” of the so-called International Criminal Court, tweeted the following statement on the arrest warrants against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Commissioner for Children’s Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation.
First, this will go nowhere. Russia is not a party to the ICC, so Putin will not be arrested unless travels to a signatory country. The move is symbolic, nothing more than additional war propaganda.
Second, the ICC has interpreted (no doubt at the insistence of the USG, EU, and NATO) the flow of refugees from Ukraine to Russia as a mass abduction, calling it “unlawful deportation of population (children)… from occupied areas of Ukraine.” This statement ignores history and human nature—civilians have for centuries become refugees attempting to escape war zones.
Third, we can only assume the ICC expected the civilian population to stay put and endure merciless artillery shelling by the AFU and its murderous ethnic cleansing neo-nazis. This aspect of the refugee crisis is, of course, ignored by the ICC, the USG, EU, and NATO. It was ignored for more than eight years.
Fourth, the ICC is a corrupt and biased organization. In 2021, it decided to drop investigations into USG war crimes in Afghanistan. In 2020, the ICC decided to close a preliminary examination of the UK’s role in Iraq without opening an investigation.
Recall the geopolitical bumbler Donald Trump saying the ICC investigation of USG war crimes in Afghanistan posed a national security threat. Then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced sanctions would be imposed on ICC special prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and her top aide. This included American citizens who may have offered “material support” to the ICC.
Finally, “evidence” of Russia allegedly kidnapping children arrives from the Ukraine Conflict Observatory, a USG Department of State outfit designed to further demonize Putin and the Russians.
In other words, more USG propaganda, amplified by the NYT and the rest of the war propaganda media.
The infantile, absurd, and petulant nature of every pronouncement from the collective west and its well paid minions is beyond the pale. Obviously used to keep the low information citizen in a perpetual state of acquiescence to the next outrage committed in their name.
Kurt, good analysis as usual. Linking this and a couple of other viewpoints on the ICC today by Stephen Lendman and Andrew Korybko @ https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/