Posted Dec 22, 2014 by Martin Armstrong
The US government is perhaps one of the most arrogant in the world. They preach human right violations against China and Russia when in fact they are the worst of all. When the International Criminal Court was established among nations, the USA sought to impose that authority on the rest of the world while it EXEMPTED our politicians and bureaucrats from ever being charged or put on trial.
The American Servicemembers’ Protection Act (ASPA) authorizes the US president to use “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court” (ICC). This authorization has led the act to be nicknamed The Hague Invasion Act, because the freeing of U.S. citizens by force might be possible only through an invasion of the Hague, in Netherlands, which is the seat of several international criminal courts and of the Dutch government. Yet the US government routinely makes demands upon the ICC, yet it has exempted itself from any war crimes and to enforce that exemption the President has a standing declaration of war that Congress need not even be consulted. Hence, no American can be prosecuted for torture in the ICC without risking the USA’s declared standing act of war.