I recently wrote about four dangerous treaties which Obama hopes to implement.
One is the ICC or International Criminal Courts and it is very dangerous. You recently heard Panetta talk about engaging in coalition military action with the permission of the UN, not Congress, the UN.
The ICC is part of that mindset –
The ICC will supersede our U.S. courts and give an international criminal court the right to prosecute our citizens for alleged war crimes and aggression. That means an end to trial by a jury of your peers, a right to an attorney, the right to not self-incriminate, a right to a speedy trial, bail, and the list is endless.
This would put our servicemen and women in grave danger as well as any officials in our government because they could be arrested by a foreign court and put on trial for war crimes.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama have joined forces with non-government entities such as think tanks to push for a globally recognized International Criminal Court (ICC) which would give the UN’s global tribunal universal jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and aggression.
Hillary Clinton has said, it is a ‘great regret’ that the U.S. is not in International Criminal Court. She not only regrets it but she continually cooperates with it, not to be cooperative, but to cede our sovereignty.
Obama is implementing the ICC treaty backdoor. His excuse is to go into Africa (yes, we are now going into Africa) to capture an international criminal named Kony. We are doing this with cues from the ICC not Congress.
Obama told Congress he was seeking Kony’s removal –
Truth in Media: …In regard to seeking Kony’s “removal,” Obama told Congress, “I have directed this deployment, which is in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.”
Obama noted that Congress, in passing the “Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009,” had “expressed support for increased, comprehensive U.S. efforts to help mitigate and eliminate the threat posed by the LRA to civilians and regional stability.” But it did not authorize deployment of combat forces. What’s more, a statement from Obama after signing the law did not give any indication any would be sent.
One of the sponsors of the bill, Rep. Edward Royce (R-CA), has subsequently introduced “Rewards for Justice” legislation (H.R. 4077) that would allow the State Department to offer a reward for the apprehension of Kony.
For his part, Obama is basically deploying the U.S. Armed Forces on behalf of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which indicted Kony for war crimes in 2005 and issued an arrest warrant for him. However, not only has the U.S. Senate not ratified the ICC treaty, Congress has never authorized the use of U.S. troops to carry out the ICC’s edicts. So where does Obama get the power to deploy U.S. troops in this manner?
The question is made more relevant because Obama has such an expansive view of his own executive power to wage war. He claims the power to kill American citizens overseas, on the grounds that they collaborate with foreign terrorist groups, and FBI Director Robert Mueller has told Congress that he is not sure whether the president also has the power to kill American citizens on American soil, inside the United States. Mueller testified, “I have to go back. Uh, I’m not certain whether that was addressed or not.”
In the case of Kony, Obama seems to be taking his cue from the ICC. Its prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, appears in the “Kony 2012” video, noting that Kony was the first person ever indicted by the court. The video also celebrates Obama’s decision to use U.S. troops to try to apprehend Kony. It does not take a big exercise in connecting the dots to arrive at the conclusion that Obama is using U.S. troops to carry out the orders of the ICC. But rather than seek ratification of the ICC and then obtain the approval of Congress to apprehend Kony, and perhaps even to kill him, Obama simply issues orders to U.S. troops and bypasses the Congress.
Last October Jake Tapper of ABC News asked Obama about the decision to deploy troops “to help eliminate Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army.” Obama replied:
“Well none of these decisions are easy, but those who are familiar with the Lord’s Resistance Army and their leader, Mr. Kony, know that these are some of the most vicious killers. They terrorize villages, they take children into custody and turn them into child soldiers, they engage in rape and slaughter in villages they go through. They have been a scourge on Uganda and that entire region, eastern Africa. So there has been strong bi-partisan support and a coalition, everything from evangelical Christians to folks on the left and human rights organizations who have said it is an international obligation for us to try to take them on. And so given that bipartisan support across the board belief that we have to do something about this, what we’ve done is we’ve provided these advisors. They are not going to be in a situation where they are called upon to hunt down the Lord’s Resistance Army or actively fire on them, but they will be in a position to protect themselves. What they can do is provide the logistical support that is needed, the advice, the training and the logistical support that hopefully will allow this kind of stuff to stop.”
Notice the use of the term “international obligation.” That is not the same as a declaration of war or resolution on the use of force from Congress…
He unlawfully fought a war in Libya and now they are turning to the Muslim Brotherhood with strong representation by Al Qaeda. He fought the “right” war in Afghanistan and it is a shambles. Now he is making war on behalf of the UN. That should work out well.