Absurdity of the US suddenly falling in love with the ICC

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The Citizen

In 2017 the office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court released a report which for the first time explicitly named US military forces in the field and CIA operatives in secret prisons as possible war crimes culprits for their alleged use of torture and rape. Because the American soldiers were based in Afghanistan, which is an ICC member, the ICC in theory has broad jurisdiction over crimes committed by combatants on Afghan soil. The reaction of the US government was fast and furious. It brought enormous pressure on the Court to squash the investigation into US forces. Instead…

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