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Western Authorities Protest Over Lack of Respect for Global Justice
By Daily Bell Staff - May 13, 2016

Western envoys in Uganda walk out of Museveni swearing-in 12 May 2016  … The swearing-in ceremony was the fifth since President Museveni took power in 1986 Western delegations attending the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni have walked out of the ceremony in protest. – BBC

The West has a positive fetish about large-scale justice. And its latest obsession is the International Criminal Court.

We’ve written about the ICC numerous times. It’s basically funded by billionaire George Soros and is supposed to provide support for a worldwide system of criminal justice.

The idea is to establish that there are certain crimes that are essentially global in nature.

Right now, the US is enforcing global law. That’s why the US is attempting to prosecute Kim Dotcom in New Zealand.

Almost any large-scale white collar enterprise can be attacked if US officials wish to do so.

But having the US leading the charge is awkward. It makes global justice seem parochial.

Much better if there is an actual court that gives the appearance of international justice.

With the advent of the Panama Papers and the West’s intention to build a transparent directory of private companies, the necessity for an international court grows more urgent.

The ICC is indeed such a court. But it has been handled so clumsily that it has lost considerable credibility with the developing countries.

For various reasons, the ICC’s initial ventures were all aimed at Africa and attempted to prosecute black leaders.

This seemed unfair to many African leaders who began to withdraw their support.

Presumably, such leaders were relieved to discover a pretext. But the reality was undeniable.

The irritation and distrust linger to this day:

More:

US, European and Canadian diplomats left abruptly when Mr Museveni made disparaging comments about the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The US state department said they had also objected to the presence of Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir at the ceremony. Mr Bashir is wanted by the ICC on charges of genocide.

In his address, Mr Museveni described the ICC as “a bunch of useless people” and said he no longer supported it.

The article tells us that Mr Bashir, who was at the swearing in, “showed little concern over the arrest warrants issued against him.”

Various Western representatives including those from Canada, the US and the EU walked out of the ceremony to indicate objections.

Despite African contempt, Western fascination with these worldwide judicial facilities remains high.

The concept, for instance, is attractive enough to have captured former Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s attention.

In Gordon Brown Proposes an Int. Children’s Court we wrote recently:

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown who is perhaps most famous for selling much of Britain’s gold at historical lows, attended a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and submitted a voluminous report.

Brown was there as head of something called the Global Citizenship Commission and had brought with him “political leaders and academics focused on human rights.”

The idea is that a court would acquire the power to “oversee cases requested by children” and then issue “legally binding rulings.”

Brown has been pushing an international children’s court for a while without success.

The ICC itself fairly moribund at this point. Unfortunately those who want to build an international justice system are persistent.

Conclusion: There is no outcry for facilities of these sorts but with the Panama Papers and the creation of an international “shell” registry, it seems obvious that the push for “global justice” is not subsiding.

 

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  • olde reb

    That is rich.

    The U.S. which has invaded hundreds of nations and compiled a legacy of oppressing nations has the audacity to tell a nation it is not adhering to international justice.

    • Bill W

      We must take control of our government and stop our constant war. We continue making enemies by helping countries to become competitive and then challenge them. Clinton supplied China with all kinds of scientific knowledge (Hughes showed them how to do rocketry then schooled them on multiple satellites, ie warheads) in exchange for campaign money. When the USSR collapsed we promised not to use NATO to surround Russia which is exactly what Bush II did apace. Obama has an affinity for Muslims and has opened the U.S. to a civil war with them by importing thousands that will not assimilate. He has also made sure that our enemy Iran has nuclear weapons that we will have to face at some time. When will this insanity stop?

      • olde reb

        “When will this insanity stop?” you ask.

        Well, in my opinion, we must recognize the source of the directed force. Without that, we are fighting with shadows.

        I conclude the foreign policy of the United States comes from Wall Street. WS controls the actions of the IMF and WB. Those two financial forces have impoverished the third world, are working on Europe, and have stated the United States is
        their “ultimate goal.” Ref. GLOBALIZATION OF POVERTY by Michel Chossudovsky.

        The WB and IMF utilize the CIA and US military for the economic benefit of Wall Street. Ref. ECONOMIC HIT MAN by John Perkins. The CIA was created to benefit WS and received
        funds from WS for projects that defied the goals of government. Ref. DEVIL’S CHESSBOARD by David Talbot. Government attempts to control the CIA are ridiculed. Ref. Congressional testimony by Oliver North.

        The CIA/IMF/WB have funded and established every
        tyrant in the entire world. When a CIA asset declares their national interest as a priority before WS interests, they are labeled communist, abusive of indigenous people, terrorists, or some such rot, and must be eliminated. Ref. Castro, Hussein, ben Laden, Gaddafi, Noriega, Somoza, Assad, the list is endless.

        The CFR was established by WS for the consolidation of industrial control by interlocking board of director to eliminate competition. Ref. TRAGEDY AND HOPE by Carroll Quigley. Six groups now control the world commerce.

        Documentation of the CIA importation of drugs is legion. Ref.
        COMPROMISED by Terry Reed.

        War-mongering is for the benefit of WS. Pearl Harbor was a deliberately formulated and provoked attack anticipated by FDR/WS. Ref. DAY OF DECEIT by John Stennett. Ike’s
        Peace talk in Paris was thwarted by the CIA countermanding the
        grounding of U-2 flights, of their sabotaging the Power’s airplane, and by their unprecedented over-flight of the USSR. Ref. VIETNAM AND JFK by Fletcher Prouty. JFK’s back channel contacts with Moscow for peace, and his declaration to shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces for sabotaging their own Bay of Pigs invasion, contributed to his killing. JFK AND THE UNSPEAKABLE by James Douglas; PLAUSIBLE DENIAL
        by Mark Lane. RMN closed the Colorado CIA school used to train Tibetians to invade China. The CIA countered with a deliberately bungled Watergate scandal and erased
        exculpatory recording that vindicated him. Carter’s firing of 500 CIA agents and torpedoing of a nuclear aircraft carrier led to OCTOBER SURPRISE (directed by the CIA) authored
        by Barbara Honegger to make sure he was not reelected.

        Trade treaties (negotiated in secrecy) abrogate national
        sovereignty and consolidate control in Wall Street.

        It is submitted the above perfidy is funded in major part from the embezzling by the Federal Reserve system. Ref.
        https://www.scribd.com/doc/153024003/Amended-Complaint-Federal-Reserve-whistleblower. The Federal Reserve is operating as a government contractor (as defined by the Supreme Court and is accused of being owned by WS)
        and not as a government agent. A contractor has no government immunity. Only Congress can investigate the Fed but WS is the source of congressional prosperity.

        Until Wall Street is recognized as the force creating
        chaos throughout the world, there will be no change. Without
        change, you can look forward to the United States following the
        pattern of Greece and Haiti. Get ready for austerity.

        But I am not sure the Daily Bell wants to post this comment.

        (The above book citations are representative only.)

      • Pilgrim

        2034. you asked

  • FreeOregon

    Whose justice? The US Military goes out of its way to control justice when applied to it. The USA does not recognize some international tribunals. Does anyone expect Cheney or Bush or Obama ever to face a war crimes tribunal?

  • rahrog

    SECEDE…SECEDE…SECEDE!!! Then SECEDE again.

  • Philosopher

    I had not heard of the ICC but it doesn’t surprise me that a criminal like Soros is in charge of this fraud. More lies from the oligarchs underlings. Revolting.

    In the mean time China has built how many soccer stadiums in Africa? 60? 70? 80? And they are teaching Africans to speak Chinese. (This was on a recent episode of Vice on HBO).

  • Philosopher

    I had not heard of the ICC but it doesn’t surprise me that a criminal like Soros is in charge of this fraud. More lies from the oligarchs underlings. Revolting.

    In the mean time China has built how many soccer stadiums in Africa? 60? 70? 80? And they are teaching Africans to speak Chinese. (This was on a recent episode of Vice news on HBO).

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