War crimes, have little to do with the International Criminal Court or ICC. War crimes are a part of the Genever Convention, of which the US is a
party. The Geneve convention, was between the warring parties of WWI, then WWII and became the precursor for the UN:
For some of the contents of "war", there are many particulars.
A. As someone pointed out, the Prime Minister/President, etc ... is above the law.
B. You cannot assassinate individuals, or target individuals by name or identity in a war.
C. Civilians are not to be targetted in war, wherever that is possible.
These are just two specifics ... but to interpret them for you. Adolf Hitler is not responsible for killing the Jews. The soldiers who performed it,
are. To target, Saddam, Ghaddafi, Bin Laden or other individuals in a war ... is a war crime. However, it is easier for the soldiers to Kill
Ghaddhafi and put is maimed body on display, than to have to face trials for their own crimes. Hang the one, for the many ... this is also used as a
political weapon, by the US in all it's wars. For the purpose of defeating the enemies morale ... kill your leader, and abandon your post ... and
we'll forgive you.
However, the problem here is the following. A War is not between individuals, therefore there are no individuals responsible. To try somone for war
crimes, this must be done by "peers" and in this case, it must be done as a political entity between nations. Which is only possible, as a result of
defeat in a war.
And after the war, the US was given a "life-long" pardon for all alleged crimes, commited and future ones. And that's a fact in the matter.
To put it in black and white for you. As long as the EU, has pussies that do US biddings and have no own agenda. There will be no such trials, and
the reason for the EU being pussies in the matter ... is that, to pursue the criminal, you must a wage a war.
In short, to drag the US before a trial ... you must defeat them in a war.
edit on 23/6/2013 by bjarneorn because: (no reason given)