US, West pressure ICC not to probe Israel crimes: Report

 

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US, West pressure ICC not to probe Israel crimes: Report

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[ Editor’s note:  We must not hold our breath for ICC justice. Someone has to pay them and that is a very effective chain that can be jerked. But it is a no lose situation, because if the ICC "heels” on command, then it loses a lot of international prestige, hence all the roadblocks against the Palestinians being able to present their case to the ICC, despite how long they have been suffering.

That is why all communication with the ICC on any case like this should be made public record in real time. Backroom pressure should not be given any assistance in avoiding the spotlight. There may not be any international laws for obstruction of justice, but there sure as hell should be a public price to pay, and we should collect it… Jim W. Dean ]

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–  First published August 18, 2014  –

 

ICC justice is a spin of the roulette wheel

ICC justice is a spin of the roulette wheel

The United States and some other Western countries are reportedly exerting significant pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prevent an investigation into Israel’s war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip.

According to The Guardian on Monday, Palestinians had demanded that the court in The Hague examine Israel’s war crimes based on a Palestinian request in 2009.

However, The Guardian reported that due to US pressure, the ICC is divided on whether it should launch an investigation.

According to the report, the UK and France, which are both among the biggest contributors to the ICC budget, also try to prevent investigations into war crimes committed by Israel.

The Guardian said that the probe would not only examine Israel’s war crimes in its recent onslaught on Gaza, but also address the issue of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

The potential investigation could have broad ramifications for the Israeli regime, The Guardian said.

It added that such a probe has become a key issue in the ceasefire talks between the Palestinians and Israelis in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Earlier this month, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said he is pushing for a war crimes case at the ICC against Israel due to the Zionist regime’s brutal aggression of the besieged Gaza Strip.

“Everything that has happened in the last 28 days is clear evidence of war crimes committed by Israel, amounting to crimes against humanity,” Malki told reporters after meeting prosecutors at the ICC on August 5.

“There is no difficulty for us to show or build the case. Evidence is there … Israel is in clear violation of international law,” he added.

Palestine is a non-member observer state at the United Nations and its ICC membership has been delayed only because of political quarrels.

Israel launched a major military offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip on July 8, which raged for more than a month.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas and Israel had agreed on the extension of a 72-hour truce for five more days late on August 13. The five-day truce is due to expire Monday at midnight.

At least 2,016 Palestinians, including 541 children, 250 women and 95 elderly men, have lost their lives so far and as many as 10,196 others have suffered injuries in the Israeli attacks.

Editing:  Jim W. Dean

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  1. CoJonesGrandes  August 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Jesus H Christ!
    futuristrendcast.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/germans-fed-up-with-nato-lies-us-wars/

    Quote
    “…a law that had been passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the U.S. Congress that could eventually result in an invasion of the Netherlands by United States army force….. According to the law, if it should ever happen that American citizens are brought before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and accused at The Hague, Washington would exercise the preemptive right to invade the country in order to prevent prosecution.

    • CoJonesGrandes  August 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      Please, please haul Bush and Cheney before the ICC. I’d love to see the Americans invade Holland with all guns blazing to rescue those two. What a marvellous plot for a movie! Imagine the drones, black helicopters with marines abseiling down, stun grenades exploding, doors kicked open and the US military shooting their way into the courtroom to free American citizens who have been unjustly accused by filthy, stinking foreigners. I suppose Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis would be too old to be casted for this.

  2. captain obvious  August 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    rope and tree psychology methinks..

  3. captain obvious  August 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Izrahell Criminal Collaborators (nothing to see here move along!).

    izrahell wont allow investigators so why shouldnt that mass murdering freakshow be invaded?

  4. William St. George  August 20, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I believe as a society we have drifted away from any real sense of what a crime is unless first we are given an introduction by the media and a biography of the criminal who has to be lower class,dirty, with alcohol and drug addled brain, first brandishing an AK-47 and then massacring a number of innocent people, preferably some of whom are children! Moving from that the brain fatigues. The idea that the CEO of a big bank or a President could be criminal is way too much for our intellects to handle. Thus, America’s war crime career can not be a war time career because it is unthinkable. Only Nazis can and could have committed war crimes and the Japanese. Even the Italians mostly got left out as being too nice after all with their pasta natures. So Israel of the suffering peoples just can not be doing something wrong for among other things they are too white to fit our mental profile. Just remember the film Exodus.

  5. franktalk  August 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    This is another excellent article Mr Dean on Israeli and Zionists world events. well thought out comment as well. Average people the world over will approach a situation in asimilar fashion. The editors and writers of VT have done a great job showing the working world why they are considered to be living in ‘Disneyland’.

    As the shock wears off, I hope you will consider Israeli (and all Zionist leadership really) as psychopathic in their beliefs and desires for all those they view as ‘not them’. Invest time in understanding your enemy you did not know you had.

    http //www.damninteresting.com/the-unburdened-mind/

    Now you will understand why Gaza, why ISil (and every variation of name you can think of), and the Anglo-American ‘business’ perspective exist..

  6. William St. George  August 20, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Let us assume briefly that Israel has committed no crimes against the Palestinians despite what a crowd of international experts are saying and have been saying for years. In that case a legitimate question would be what exactly would Israel need to do for an action of theirs to be a war crime or violation of the Geneva Conventions, After all if Israel, the USA, the Uk and France are “reportedly exerting significant pressure on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prevent an investigation into Israel’s war crimes in the besieged Gaza Strip”, it must be because these nations in their wisdom do not believe any serious or intentional crimes have been committed and that Israel has simply been exercising its right to defend itself. Why does this seem troubling? Why does this seem outrageous? Why does this fly in the face of reason and conscience? Why does this seem to license all sorts of atrocities around the world? Why would especially these nations want to keep the lid on what certainly appear to be crimes beyond the shadow of a doubt? Could their be some sort of self serving motives behind the scenes in each of these nations? Would any of these nations knowingly violate the Geneva Conventions and dare to commit a war crime?

    • Eduard  August 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

      All one needs to know is what countries are the centers for the Rothschild Fractional Reserve System (FRS). These governments are absolutely controlled by the FRS system.

      Baron Edmond James (Avrahim Binyamin) de Rothschild (1845-1934) is the known as the “Father of the Settlement” (Avi ha-Yishuv). The Independence Day coin 1982/5742 is dedicated to the memory of Edmond de Rothschild and marks the centenary of his first projects in Israel. He was buying up land in that area long before the push was on to formalize the plan.

      Rothschilds are Zionists and their plan of Eretz Isreal is carried out by the Zionist government of Israel. Without the Rothschild FRS, there would be no Israel and Zionism would be powerless.

  7. paschn  August 20, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    We won’t be given any more justice than the Russians, the Ukrainians, the Germans nor the Palestinians unless we take it and make those who deny it pay dearly. Take heed Israel, City of London, D.C.

  8. dalethorn  August 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    All of us are paying, present and future, for everything Israel does. That’s a lot of money. Try to cut off that flow of money, and like a mafia enforcer the beneficiaries will come around and kill whoever is getting in the way. All crime syndicates are the same when money is at stake – once they taste it, they will fight to the death to keep it flowing. The near-unanimous votes to continue giving that money to a foreign government up to their necks in blood are setting new precedents. Precedents are hard to turn back, and my take is that Congress is impenetrable. Who could break that voting block in Congress without ending up in a plane crash or some other incident?

    But that voting block needs to be broken up, and the money needs to be cut off, so who will risk their lives to pursue such a goal on behalf of the U.S. or its people? The people are brainwashed by Zionism, instituted by Darby, Herzl, Scofield et al – not much to go on there. The U.S. government is locked up tight – nothing to go on there either. Jesus opposed the would-be gods of his day, calling them the children of the Devil. So they lynched him. It’s unbelievable that American patriots could be rounded up in America and earn a similar treatment as Jesus got, but the signs are all around.

    • moneytalks  August 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      “” It’s unbelievable that American patriots could be rounded up in America and earn a similar treatment as Jesus got, but the signs are all around.””

      Indeed the signs are everywhere ; and it is unbelievable unless you realize that americans are not typically exceptionally different from the many millions of other exterminated peoples around the world and thru out history . The masses are seldom able to counter-organize , for various reasons , against predatory or treasonous agendas of their own governments . Controlling national currencies is the master key to controlling world populations . It was a nonjewish congress whom handed the USA masterkey to private zionist jewish interests in the 1913 Federal Reserve Act . That deed will not be easily undone — if at all .

    • captain obvious  August 22, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      yup. charter ended last year without a word about it either. consider when these freaks do the same thing with land leases.. “oh we didnt SELL it, its JUST a lease”. all OUR national parks and reserves have been handed over to the United NAZI-ons, an amount of real estate as large as our 10 smallest states combined, that was NEVER the property of the District of Criminals to just give away.

      as far as these genocidal war crimes, if they press charges they’ll face the same themselves for what they’re planning, so its not in their (bolshevik!) interests at all to persue it.

  9. Chandler  August 20, 2014 at 6:49 am

    Maybe we can begin reversing the damage the U.S. had done, is doing and will do, if we simply do the opposite of what they advise. This government has become the laughing stock of the entire world, and many countries are now seeing it. They no longer trust America. Americas is two-faced, schizophrenic, self-serving–perfect example of the seven deadly sins. There is a difference between the U.S. and its government. Bush/Clinton/Bush/Oblunder has turned the world against us. The American taxpayer has been made an enemy of its own government. Is it any wonder why they are pressuring the ICC??? Stop funding Israel, stop the mayhem. Hope Israel gets exactly what it deserves. God’s chosen people?

    • stephanaugust  August 20, 2014 at 8:21 am

      “This government has become the laughing stock of the entire world, and many countries are now seeing it.”

      I think that most countries are 99% the same and that we would see it if we could speak a dozen languages. But thanks to Compartmentalization by Babel (i.e. languages) we do not see it.

  10. Sami Jamil Jadallah  August 20, 2014 at 6:23 am

    One must not forget the role and decision of the Palestinian so called “leadership” and Mahmoud Abbas decision not to proceed with the case…. such leadership is always afraid to lose its funding, funding which it begs to serve and manage the Israeli Occupation. So far since Oslo, the PLO saved Israel some $60 Billions in operational costs. To Ramallah leadership it is all about money to keep managing the Israeli Occupation. Hundred thousands can die and Ramallah will not do any thing afraid to lose its cash cow ( Occupation) and afraid to dry up the source for its private bank account. Of course not mention that international justice is only for the rich and powerful and the poor always end up before the court.

  11. John Kirby  August 20, 2014 at 2:04 am

    America’s unquestioned support for Israel is ending, but Israel’s crimes can be laid at America’s door. The expanion of Israel since 1947 has been conquest, and peace negotiations have been a delaying tactic to allow more conquest. GW Bush was told by the CIA that Iraq did not have WMD, but Zionist/Jewish Neocons pressed for war, and got it. Now we find that the February coup in the Ukraine has resulted in a Jewish President, Prime Minister and Govenor of the Donetsk province where a civil airliner was shot down. I can’t decide who are the most dangerous, the Jihadist murderers or the Zionists, but I know for sure who we will NOT attack.

    • John Kirby  August 20, 2014 at 3:49 am

      I just have a strong feeling that Israel is trying to lead the world into a situation, maybe a war, maybe a mega slump, that will cause immense damage, but would benefit Israel and the big money men.

      I used to think there was too much gloom and doom, but now I think it is justified.

    • John Kirby  August 20, 2014 at 3:59 am

      Maybe what I fear will turn out to be the “Samson Option”. If America’s unquestioned support ends then Israel may lash out. With just it’s financial power it could produce a mega-slump. If it decided to use its nukes then anything could happen.

    • sc_bae1d2c52610dcef1e3d087f9557f687  August 20, 2014 at 6:43 am

      well if the Samson option is used a lot of ignorance would be cleansed away even that of a profitable kind and there seem a lot of profiting going on

    • moneytalks  August 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      There was a lot of justifiable gloom and doom for those people directly involved with WW2 . Since then the world elites , including ziojews , have begun to worry that there may not be enough stuff on this planet to support the 7+ billion people . The elites take the notion of world overpopulation seriously and have been working on various depopulation agendas . A full spectrum depopulation agenda would include NBC weapons , constriction of world food supplies , constriction of water supplies , abortions and other reproductiion intervention technologies , flouridation of drinking water to promote sheepish behavior , hazardous mind and other pharmaceuticals , dangerous and illicit drugs , uncontrolled controllable diseases , trashed national currencies , deliberate failure to develop adequate petro-industry replacement technologies , and so on . People worldwide may be able to adjust their political thinking sufficiently to avoid a possible elitist perpetrated disaster when they realize that a sudden fifty percent reduction in world population would most likely be unnecessarily stressfull to the surviving world population . Whatever opinion one may have about the Georgia Guidestones , one thing is for sure — they are not intended as a prank .

    • captain obvious  August 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      yes, they wage WAR against us all, with weapons we cannot see touch or taste. when we start to feel it, we’re branded “crazy conspiracy theorists”, same for refusing their “medical treatment” because only a crazy would refuse to be bankrupted by costs of inneffective “services” (HAH!).
      one only needs to look at all the poisons the FDA approves as “food” or “medicine” to know this.

  12. Allesandro  August 19, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    You know a few years ago it was possible to find out that the U.S. was paying for and delivering ALL THE FUEL for Israel’s Military Machines Carte-Blanche, I mean FREE. I’m not sure now if you can find it in the footnotes or buried somewhere else or not, or if it’s still the case, but it was quite a trick. Does the U.S. Govt still deliver ALL the fuel to Israel’s doorstep free for all Israeli Military Machines. Curious.

    Imagine, the fuel, free, for all the planes, tanks, trucks, Bulldozers to destroy all those homes and olive groves, jeeps, drones,self-propelled Howitzers, AWACS, generators, golf carts, etc., refined precisely by grade for each use, and dropped-off free of charge? To say nothing of the WEAPONRY. It would be nice to find out.

    Sometimes there’s a loan and then it’s mysteriously forgiven when it’s time to pay, or some agency pays it off, thereby maintaining a perfect credit rating even thou they never paid a cent.

    This way they can get further loans based on timely payments. Nice to have friends in high places. Like the latest co-Chairman to the FED Reserve, just what we need another “JEW” to print and RUN our currency, BTW, in strict violation of our U.S. Constitution.

    • robert  August 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      There is no doubt Israel has Chutzpah!!

      Everything for nothing, or at someone else’s expense, including war.

      Now I am watching the European Swimming Championships and who among the proud nations of Europe are competing alongside, you guessed it ISRAEL. When did it become part of Europe? How did Israel weasel its way into all European competition at the expense of real Europeans who are denied a chance at victory having to make way for them.

      If Israel is admitted then where are the Palestinians who are the real custodians of Palestine?

      This is an opportunity for all Europeans to write to FINA and complain of the inclusion of Israel without the inclusion of Palestine. Help BDS get traction. Watch for further European events where Israel will also be competing and write complaining to those bodies as well. The world has to take a stand.

    • captain obvious  August 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

      I’d also heard it that a gallon of fuel delivered for the military to some remote places in Afghanistan or Iraq can cost as much as 400 bucks per, by the time its actually delivered there. WE are made to pay for that at the pumps, military being THE largest demand for fuel, while “they” tell us we must conserve energy and rape us with its price?!

  13. Peter Cage  August 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    It’s all about money. The ICC is heavily funded by the very people telling them they don’t want them to look into Israel. Translation, it’s got a snow balls chance in hell of happening. But hey, if enough people talk about it and enough common people learn about this, maybe at least the next time around there will be some outrage as to how Israel can keep getting away with this sort of stuff. Who am I kidding? The large majority of our country are borderline mentally handicap. They are extremely gullible, and believe anything that the mainstream media tells them. As pessimistic as it sounds, if I were an outsider looking in and witnessing how Israel and their Zionists control everything, I’d not feel bad for us, I’d blame us for being stupid enough to put ourselves in the situation we’re in. The survival of the fittest is kicking in, and sadly those of us who know what the truth is are being dragged down by the majority who cheer their destruction, not knowing they are sailing directly into an iceberg.

    • Allesandro  August 19, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      Peter, how can that be when only 21% believe the MSM is credible news, or that Congress has a 9% approval rating. Something in these numbers doesn’t jive, I’m not sure where or what? Today, who knows what to believe. We know polls are rigged. What a twisted set-up.

    • Peter Cage  August 19, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      People are convinced that it’s something wrong with greedy corporations and that our government is in fact the cause of all our strife. They don’t think that Israel has anything to do with it. And the reason for that is because we live in a very politically correct society, and being labeled an anti-Semite is a very scary thing for a lot of people. Never mind the fact that you don’t have to be Jewish to be a Zionist. The greatest threat of Zionism is in the fact that there are 2 forms of it. The first form, which the majority of the world views it as, is the idea that there should be a homeland for the Jews. That doesn’t sound like a horrible thing does it? Nothing confrontational about that concept. But we don’t deal with THAT Zionism, that Zionism ended once Israel was founded. Now we deal with POLITICAL Zionism. Which is based on colonialism, massive control of all major governments, control of the major banks and our money (guess who runs the Federal Reserve who prints all our money?) not to mention control over our schools. Our schools don’t teach us to think, they teach us to believe what we’re told. A perfect example of this is don’t you find it funny how the good guys have won every war through out all of history? Its to get people believing whatever story is told to them.

    • Allesandro  August 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Yes, and in all the economic courses I’ve taken, never a word about fractional reserve banking or the ethics of it.

    • moneytalks  August 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      “” never a word about fractional reserve banking or the ethics “”

      You , Allesandro , have just identified a major nut and bolt in the modus operandi of how the IZCS gets away with it all . Protocol 15 , item #6 asserts that [ Gentiles are Stupid ] in the ** Protocols of the ILLuminati **. That assertion is at least half true with regard to the fact that vitally important information is withheld from the goyim and that alone makes them look stupid .

    • captain obvious  August 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

      the anti-semite card has been SOO overplayed I will hand them “ANTI-CHRIST-ANIC” right back anymore, because they ARE luciferian. lying cheating stealing murdering, is all OK to them.
      once people (goy cattle!) wake up to being led up the ramp for harvesting, they’ll resent those doing it, fiercly!

    • moneytalks  August 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      “” once people (goy cattle!) wake up to being led up the ramp for harvesting “”

      Captain , you are being very optimistic about the goyim waking up . For one among many other reasons , they say about 60% of the USA goyim are under the influence of flouridated water . For another reason , look who controls the vast majority of the wake-up doses of info ( which are never sufficiently , if at all , distributed ) — zionist jews .

    • Anzario  August 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      It is all about collective conscience dear friends. In this day and age no one group of people can say they have been misinformed or not informed when the crimes committed by their leaders are as visible as day light. The western civilization has to learn a lesson or two from history. Any civilization that has acted with arrogance of power and is indifferent and unsympathetic to the plight of its victims is bound to for the dustbins of history, it is just a matter of time when Justice catches up with them. Still there is time for the people of western civilization to mend their ways, Punishment and Justice will be collective, they cannot hide behind vague excuses. Western world has a lot virtuous things to offer to others, don’t make us remember only you as SAVAGES, PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CONSCIENCE.

    • Anzario  August 20, 2014 at 12:08 am

      my apologies, it should read Don’t make us remember you only as ……………….

    • moneytalks  August 23, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      “” I’d blame us [ americans ? ] for being stupid enough to put ourselves in the situation we’re in.””

      Okay , except that stupidity is not a punishable crime and Darwin’s Law is not exactly a punishment for being unfit .

  14. Al  August 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Proof that international justice is a farce; especially, when the criminals pay the judges. There is no such thing as justice in this world; justice is just an empty word used by the thieves to justify their ill-gotten gains, and they use legalese to protect their bastions of power. There never was justice for the serfs, nor shall there ever be until Kingdom come, only He can call to account.
    “ Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.”

    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  15. SColleen  August 19, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I’ve called Senator Boxer, Rep. Matsui, President Obama and filed a complaint with the ICC to investigate Israel for war crimes. Cosmic Vision News had a link as well as a template letter to send them. Is the ICC controlled by Zionists?

    • captain obvious  August 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      uhh.. YES. they’re who demonized hitler trying to deport ZIO’s who were an inside threat when the bolshevik ZIO’s slaughtered millions of Germany’s relatives. “Allies” bombing all Germany’s infrastructure cutting off supply lines to deportation camps (bound for izrahell cuz no other country would accept the deportee’s!) conveniently re-named “concentration camps”, is what caused disease starvation and death. Patton said we’d fought for the wrong side, he was murdered. ZIO’s had declared WAR on Germany in the early 30’s, back against a wall they HAD TO use “propaganda”.

    • captain obvious  August 21, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      hitler had outlawed their bankster usery and Germany started to recover from WW1, yes he warred against those who were a threat. the ZIO’s called ending their usery racket “fascism”, look how FASCIST the “free world” really is now through this looking glass.. and I’m NOT a hitler fan at all.

    • moneytalks  August 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Nonjewish intellectuals usually do not stand a chance whenever they go against a jewish intellectual because they are really ultimately up against a jewish collective which by shear force is able to run riddles around nearly everyones heads on almost any subject . The collective will simply overwhelm any opposing or threatening intellectual position if it is deemed necessary . One way or another , by hook or by crook , and sooner or later the zionist jewish collective attains dominion [ ie. rulership ].

    • NWO going down  August 22, 2014 at 5:16 am

      I understand what you say . The key is not to let the zionist use the antisemitic tag against you .
      Remember that .
      1)The Jews have been proved to be descendent of the Khazar empire . and they converted to Judaism en mass about 1200 years ago . Only 20 % are descendent of Middle Eastern Jews .
      2) There is a book published recently by Texe Marr ” DNA science and Jewish blood line ” .
      3) Have a look at the Red Cross International report of 1948 . They were the people allowed to visit Nazi work camps during the war and they spoke the german language. The Report say that only 271 thousand prisoners died because of Typhus and malnutrition caused by the bombing of the railways by the allied forces .
      4) So the so called Holocaust is a fraud to extract money from the gentiles and give them ( us ) a sense of guilt .

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