According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
According to the published text, the complaint begins by quoting Article 7/1 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, titled “Crimes against humanity,” which is reproduced below:
Crimes against humanity
1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime against humanity” means any of the following
acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against
any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
(d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population;
(e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law;
(g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced
sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity;
(h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial,
national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other
grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international
law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime
within the jurisdiction of the Court;
(i) Enforced disappearance of persons;
(j) The crime of apartheid;
(k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.
Charges against Obama by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood:
1) Crimes against humanity
2) Religious Persecution and Apartheid
3) Murder and Extermination
4) Deportation, Extortion, Kidnapping, and General Abuse of Copts
FRANCIS BOYLE, PROF. INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNIV. OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW: Well, Paul, thank you very much for having me on, and my best to your audience.
JAY: Thank you. So what were the charges? And tell us a bit about the process.
BOYLE: Well, the charges were twofold: first, torture, and then, second, since torture in wartime constitutes war crimes, the second charge were war crimes. There was four days of hearings by the prosecution and the defense. And then, on the end of the fifth day, the tribunal issued a unanimous judgment to the effect that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and five of their top lawyers advising them on this, including Yoo, Bybee, Haynes, and Gonzalez, Addington, were personally responsible for and guilty of torture and war crimes as defined by the Convention against Torture, to which the United States government is a party, and the four Geneva conventions of 1949, to which the United States government is a party as well.
JAY: Right. Now, under whose auspices was this process held? What kind of official status did it have?
BOYLE: The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Foundation is a private organization set up and chartered under Malaysian law. So it is a creature of Malaysian law.
The title is misleading. He's not being accused of crimes against humanity at the ICC. As you stated, some Egyptian group is lobbing accusations towards Obama to the ICC. Whether or not the ICC would entertain such a charge is laughable, especially after seeing the same with Bush Jr. with nothing happening. In fact there was an actual tribunal in Malaysia for Bush, Cheney, et.al.:
Last I heard, all the above listed coachroaches are still crawling around in dark places....
Color me, not impressed. Sorry.
Since the US is not a signatory to the ICC, this procedure may not have teeth. But, as this effort is yet-another-flashlight shining on the cockroaches, it could be instrumental in building a groundswell of support to do something about these criminals (bush, et. al, obama) running our country.
It's about damn time!
BTW... It had been my understanding we hadn't signed this either. However, it shows the United States as one of a small number that are signatories to the Statute?
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Didn't Bush and Chenney have similar charges through their reign which amounted to nothing at all?
What a crazy world we have made for our selves. Banks that rob from us. Doctors that dont cure us and instead foist on us vaccines for a few quid from corps. Police who let the criminels go free (jimmy savile) and cover up for them. Murderers are awarded peace prizes, or are made peace envoys. Politicians who open their mouths and blatently lie to us. Teachers that dont really teach us, just get you to memorize tables as if they are the truth. Religions that abuse and rape our children. Our entire system is a complete farce, more like the trueman show or the matrix.
Up is down black is white and war is peace.
If these same criminal acts were done by a smaller country, you can be sure the United States would act on arresting those leaders involved