Report: US exerting pressure on ICC not to open war crimes probe against Israel
The US and other western powers have exerted pressure on the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prevent a war crimes probe of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip, TheGuardian reported on MONDAY, quoting former court officials.
During Operation Protective Edge, the Palestinian Authority has threatened to request that the court look into allegations that the civilian deaths in Gaza during the IDF’s operation constitute a war crime.
According to the report, the issue is among the matters being discussed at cease-fire talks in Cairo.
Palestinians requested that the court probe Israel for war crimes in 2009 , following Operation Cast Lead, however that request came before the Palestinians were recognized as a non-member observer state at the United Nations in 2012.
The ICC itself is divided on whether or not it has jurisdiction to probe the matter based on the 2009 request, or whether a new request would have to be submitted, according to TheGuardian. The Palestinian factions would have to agree on submitting a new request, a difficult task, as Hamas would also be opening itself up to a war crimes inquiry.
The Guardian reported that western pressure has prevented the ICC from taking the view that the 2009 request gives the court jurisdiction to open a war crimes investigation into Israel’s actions.
Both current ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who was prosecutor at the time of the 2009 Palestinian declaration, argue that a new Palestinian request would have to be made to allow the court to open an investigation. However, The Guardian quoted another former official of the court as saying, “They are trying to hide behind legal jargon to disguise what is a political decision, to rule out competence and not get involved.”
The French lawyer representing the Palestinians, Gilles Devers, was quoted by The Guardian as saying that “there is enormous pressure not to proceed with an investigation. This pressure has been exerted on Fatah and Hamas, but also on the office of the prosecutor.
“In both cases, it takes the form of threats to the financial subsidies, to Palestine and to the International Criminal Court,” he added.
Video leak: Muslim Brotherhood their leader Osama Kaabar reveals the truth why the Muslim Brotherhood took arms against Tripoli.
Post activists on the social networking site Facebook video showing the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in Zawiya, Osama Kaabar preaching at a group belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya their defeat in the parliamentary elections, it induced them to go to war. They have waged war on the city of Tripoli, and explains
“democracy we are the losers and will not let them build their state (meaning Tripoli), we set the country free now we are escalating in any form, we have sacrificed and still sacrifice, and I swear to God that we will not allow them to build the country only over our dead bodies, those of our state we are. “
Editors comment: the man has gone crazy his ranting talking about democracy which they lost but still insists that they have to take over Tripoli, he wants an Islamic extremist state…. well in truth its not him he is just a puppet but his buddies the CIA, MI6 & MOSSAD who are his masters. It seems to me he can not comprehend the word “DEMOCRACY” he thinks it means “Dictatorial Democracy of the West” the same way the Western World can not comprehend the word “Anti – Semite” which means hating All ARABS, JEWS, ASIANS AND AFRICANS.
When non-Muslims are making their fears known it is primarily because they do not wish to have radical/political Islam in partnership with the West take over their nations. Muslims should not be naïve and childish not to understand this very important aspect.
Originally posted on The Yellow Brick Road Free Blog:
By: Shenali D Waduge
The general public had never heard of Al Qaeda or Osama bin Laden until 9/11. Thereafter, both names are honorably mentioned by every Western Government and blamed for every terrorist activity and has enabled a string of laws and regulations that keep all citizens under radar and surveillance – the excuse given is everything is being done in our best interest and of course national security. However, this has not stopped scores of other terror groups to emerge and their names quickly entered to the hall of shame terror lists of countries. The latest is another new comer ISIS and it is certainly not the ancient Egyptian goddess. If ISIS is an offshoot of Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda was a creation of the US according to Hillary Clinton, then there has to be far more to the objectives of the ISIS than we are made…
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Syria was knocked offline in 2012
Editors note: this small article was sent to me by Lady Khamis proving to me once again that the truth eventually will come out, having the Internet which keeps no secret hidden for very long everything comes out if you know where to look. When I was growing up my Historian teachers would say to find the truth about any war you have to wait till the dust settles down and then you will have two sides who will write the event. The winner who will write it the way they want it and the victims aka the losers will write it from their point of view with what they lived or know at the time. So we never got it accurately. It took me years and a lot of research from all parties to understand our World History. Now days the Historians have no excuse the Internet is full of information from all sides, every little thing that the Elite may think its secure it will be leaked into the internet we have to thank the hackers, You tube, Twitter and generally every single one of us who takes the time out of our heavy schedule to find out the Truth. As knowing the TRUTH will set you free.
The media now days are paid in full to manipulate you and distort every single time by the Elite. Starting from the gossip to the political views, they even stage in their sets when they are not winning to show you a different image that they are winning only then comes the internet and makes a mockery of them. We have seen it several times from BBC, CNN, FOX AL ARABIA, ALZAJEERA etc.
From unfiltered news:
When all of Syria was knocked offline in 2012, not long after the dawn of the country’s civil war, both sides pointed their finger at each other. They should have pointed the finger at the U.S. government, according to former National Security Administration contractor Edward J. Snowden, who gave an extensive interview with James Bamford published Wednesday in Wired magazine.
Snowden, who was recently granted a three-year residency by the Russian government, said an elite NSA hacking unit was attempting to install malware on a central Syrian router to monitor the nation’s Internet activity but accidentally rendered it unusable, putting almost all of the Middle Eastern country in the dark.
“If we get caught, we can always point the finger at Israel,” he said someone at the NSA joked.
The intelligence agency, realizing its mistake, sought to put the country back online but was only able to do so to the extent that it could cover its tracks, not bring the Internet back. Instead, the State Department pointed fingers. “We condemn this latest assault on the Syrian people’s ability to express themselves and communicate with each other,” then-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told a press conference days after the shutdown was reported in November 2012.
Snowden also told Wired that he’d love to return home to the U.S. if the Espionage Act charge (which prevents him from discussing his motivation to leak documents to the Guardian and Washington Post) is dropped.