Bolton Fires At ICC

Cue the outrage, hysteria, and screaming tantrums from Americans’ enemies, both foreign and domestic.  President Trump’s National Security Adviser, John Bolton just severely rebuked the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened that America will retaliate against them if this foreign body follows through with its attempt to prosecute American military and intelligence personnel for supposed war crimes committed during the conflict in Afghanistan.

Yeah, our enemies are going to blow their tops over this because the only thing that they hate more than our warfighters and intelligence operatives is the idea of America as a sovereign nation unbounded by foreign control, restrictions, and authority.

Of course, what the liberals and progressives who will be screaming are either ignorant of- or in wilful denial thereof is that the US is not signatory to the ICC and is not one of its state-parties and is therefor outside of its jurisdiction since the amendments to the ICC’s powers during 2010 Review Conference of the Rome Statute made the ICC unable to prosecute individuals of a non-state party, e.g., the US.  Additionally, US federal law, specifically the 2002 American Service-Members’ Protection Act (ASPA), prohibits any agency or entity of the United States Government or of any State or local government, including any court, from cooperating with this body in just about any fashion whatsoever.

But then, this isn’t about facts or laws. This is all about our domestic enemies’ pathology.

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A Sad But Fair Ruling

Judge Susan Bolton, United States District Court for the District of Arizona As pretty much everyone who’s even marginally aware of American politics knows, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton on Wednesday, halted implementation of the parts of the law that require police to determine the status of people they stop and think are in the country illegally. She also forbade the state from charging anyone for a new crime of failing to possess immigration documents. Many people believe and are eager to say, either with glee or anger, that this is a victory for President Obama and a defeat for Arizona.

It was not, however, truly a victory for the Obama Regime, nor was it a defeat in Arizona’s defensive battle against the crime and destruction wreaked by the illegal immigrants invading from Mexico. All that actually happened was that Judge Bolton failed to hand Obama’s legal myrmidons a total defeat.

For Americans the preliminary injunction against enforcing some of the more active and probably more effective parts of Arizona’s SB 1070 is sad and more than a little frustrating, but it is a fair and practical measure for the court to take. With several lawsuits pending against Arizona’s new immigration law in addition to President Obama’s attack upon it, it makes sense to block enforcement of those parts of SB 1070 that would most likely result in the legal chaos and morass of wrongful imprisonment and civil rights lawsuits resulting from their being enforced and then overturned after they had been applied to people.

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