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UNREAL. Obama May Allow US Soldiers to be Tried in the Hague
Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/28/09 | Gateway Pundit

Posted on 11/27/2009 9:08:57 PM PST by American Dream 246

Unreal. Team Obama may allow US soldiers to be tried in the Hague for war crimes. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jihad Watch:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed “great regret” in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague.

The ICC’s chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court’s authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan.

Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC’s founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC’s oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a “preliminary examination” into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.

“We have to check if crimes against humanity, war crimes or genocide have been committed in Afghanistan,” Mr. Ocampo told me. “There are serious allegations against the Taliban and al Qaeda and serious allegations about warlords, even against some who are connected with members of the government.” Taking up his inquiry of Allied soldiers, he added, “there are different reports about problems with bombings and there are also allegations about torture.”

It was clear who the targets of these particular inquiries are but the chief prosecutor shied away from spelling it out.

Asked repeatedly whether the examination of bombings and torture allegations refers to NATO and U.S. soldiers, Mr. Ocampo finally stated that “we are investigating whoever commits war crimes, including the group you mentioned.”


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1 posted on 11/27/2009 9:08:58 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

UnAmerican, anti-American bastards.


2 posted on 11/27/2009 9:12:16 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: American Dream 246

They’ve been building up to this for a long time.


3 posted on 11/27/2009 9:12:16 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I’m sensing rebellion, just say’in


4 posted on 11/27/2009 9:14:12 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: American Dream 246

Obamao’s organization is determined to bring leftist justice to America.


5 posted on 11/27/2009 9:14:57 PM PST by pallis
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To: rbosque

THIS could lead to some unrest here.


6 posted on 11/27/2009 9:15:30 PM PST by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: American Dream 246

This’ll do wonders for those recruitment numbers.

Along with the stuff that’s yet to come out about the Ft. Hood Jihad.


7 posted on 11/27/2009 9:16:46 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: American Dream 246

Par for the course...before long we’ll be applying for our driver’s license at the UN building in NYC via the chip implant in our arm.


8 posted on 11/27/2009 9:17:17 PM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: American Dream 246

Grounds for impeachment.


9 posted on 11/27/2009 9:17:47 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: American Dream 246

No American general would ever hand over our boys to the UN. It’s the Teleprompter in Chief who will push this unfortunately..


10 posted on 11/27/2009 9:18:08 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: American Dream 246
And to think people here on FReep were bashing Glenn Beck for advising his nephew to not re-up.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

11 posted on 11/27/2009 9:18:52 PM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: American Dream 246

The Messiah wants to see if he can get his numbers down to 13% Yes vs. 87% No. Then, he can say it’s all racist.


12 posted on 11/27/2009 9:19:03 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: American Dream 246

I guess I have lost the ability to be shocked by these people, who are attempting to gut this nation and start over, so we can become the socialist paradise they think we should be.


13 posted on 11/27/2009 9:19:34 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Godspeed, T, on your fourth tour of duty in Iraq.)
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To: American Dream 246

Insanity!


14 posted on 11/27/2009 9:19:41 PM PST by Bobalu (I AM JIM THOMPSON)
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To: coydog

MaObama and his Fascist friends want unrest.. They want America to fail.. He’s really is Evil.


15 posted on 11/27/2009 9:21:24 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: American Dream 246

Are we at the tipping point? I have had it!


16 posted on 11/27/2009 9:21:35 PM PST by voveo
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To: American Dream 246

Is the WH administration not paying any attention at all to how people feel about granting terrorists civilian trials? I know some so-called Americans can’t wait to see our soldiers at the Hague, but I doubt most Americans wouldn’t be angry.


17 posted on 11/27/2009 9:23:10 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: American Dream 246

If this happens, if US soldiers can be tried by the very people we’re fighting in international court, then there will be a Revolution in the US.

Common enlisted people will then get to choose between court martial for disobeying orders or being dragged to world court for following the orders.

IT GOES FROM RIOTS TO REVOLUTION WHEN THEY LOSE CONTROL OF THE MILITARY!


18 posted on 11/27/2009 9:23:59 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: American Dream 246
Impeachment.
19 posted on 11/27/2009 9:24:02 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: doc1019
Luis Moreno Ocampo should be forwarned that his friends in the current regime won't always be here to defend him.

In fact, should he even attempt an investigation he will become a marked man to be dealt with by a future pro-American administration ~ maybe hunted down like the rabid dog he sounds to be.

I would certainly vote early and often for any candidate who pledged to eliminate these people from public affairs.

20 posted on 11/27/2009 9:24:17 PM PST by muawiyah (Git Out The Way)
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To: wku man

I wonder what the this administration would do if our soldiers said enough is enough.. you’re not our Comander-In-Chief..


21 posted on 11/27/2009 9:25:20 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: doc1019
I posted that same reply on another post:

Weird enough, I am NOT sensing rebellion, and frankly I wonder why we are swallowing all these terrible news without doing ANYTHING! Well...we blog and wait for 2010...In the meantime the guy is ruining our country, insulting and court marshall our military heroes and...we blog...

Oh well, I guess we get what we deserve if we are not able to wake up before it is too late.

I am afraid 2010 will be too late.

I think American people are now way too spoiled and too cozy to realize what's happening or to be willing to do, REALLY do something about it. And they will pay a huge price for it. Like loosing the ONLY country in the world were Freedom meant something.

I came here to avoid socialism in Europe. It is happening here and we are watching it and we do NOTHING!!! Oh..it cannot happen in America. IT IS HAPPENING - and much more than socialism - marxism is happening - islam and the war on terror WITHOUT a gunshot inside America is happening

Too bad.
22 posted on 11/27/2009 9:26:13 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: max americana

I only wish I could comletely agree; but they’re all appointees...


23 posted on 11/27/2009 9:27:10 PM PST by mynameisjohngalt
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To: doc1019

I’m about to start discouraging my grandson’s plans for the future.


24 posted on 11/27/2009 9:27:20 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: American Dream 246
 Our Leader
25 posted on 11/27/2009 9:27:33 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: American Dream 246

I hate that bastard


26 posted on 11/27/2009 9:27:50 PM PST by Krodg
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To: max americana

I wish you were right, but some troops think otherwise. One was on Rush the other day saying nearly the entire upper echelon are totally sold out to PC mentality. If the military rejects this convincingly, it’ll have to come from the junior officers.


27 posted on 11/27/2009 9:28:01 PM PST by Springfield Reformer
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To: American Dream 246

Well, then.


28 posted on 11/27/2009 9:28:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Sarah Palin 2010 - We Can't Afford To Wait)
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To: American Dream 246

“”Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC’s founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC’s oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a “preliminary examination” into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.””

It is clear our military now serves the undeserving. May God watch over them.

Tatt


29 posted on 11/27/2009 9:35:01 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: rbosque; All

Great balls of pickled owl manure! How many more logs can Obamie throw on the fire before the lid blows off this pressure cooker he has created?


30 posted on 11/27/2009 9:35:43 PM PST by A. Morgan (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. Lawrence)
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To: TigersEye

I have a question for the admin: why is it that everytime I post something in breaking, it goes away in the next 2 minutes???


31 posted on 11/27/2009 9:36:23 PM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

January 20, 2013 can’t come quickly enough. This national nightmare still has over 3 years to go on.


32 posted on 11/27/2009 9:37:48 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: American Dream 246
"Unreal. Team Obama may allow US soldiers to be tried in the Hague for war crimes. The Wall Street Journal reported, via Jihad Watch:"

I agree. Unfortunately for liberals who want to see us become part of the United States of the World, this is probably treasonous behavoir and is certainly unconstitutional.

Also, the American populace wouldn't stand for it. If he tries this bullsh-t, Obama is toast.

33 posted on 11/27/2009 9:38:01 PM PST by tom h
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To: American Dream 246
This is nuts!
Glenn Back was exactly right, to advise his nephew NOT to re-enlist.
34 posted on 11/27/2009 9:38:38 PM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Darkwolf377

I still can’t believe how he is getting away with all of this.. Not only behind closed doors, but in broad daylight. We are afraid of the SOB.. We have to choose our words carefully.. It’s come to that point.. I can’t FN believe it!


35 posted on 11/27/2009 9:39:14 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Al; American Dream 246

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And that only comes when people are FREE!

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36 posted on 11/27/2009 9:40:22 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Bobalu

Tyranny


37 posted on 11/27/2009 9:40:37 PM PST by Loud Mime (The time to water the tree of liberty approaches...)
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To: American Dream 246


UNREAL. Obama May Allow US Soldiers to be Tried in the Hague

No suprise.

How do you convert a strong voluntary defense force into your own
personal cadre of politically-correct supplicants?

Present conditions that will make any patriotic American THINK TWICE
(or more) before voluntarily entering the US Military.

Obama has learned from the Clinton era.
Obama is now very smartly doing all within his power to drive off
any pro-American recruits. And discouraging re-enlistment by the
sane and patriotic.

I know that’s a cynical analysis. But when you make it clear you’re
ready to turn members of the US Military over to an un-American
judicial system, especially one that won’t recognize the UCMJ...
what sane person would sign up for the possibility of that sort of abuse?


38 posted on 11/27/2009 9:40:54 PM PST by VOA
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To: American Dream 246

What! Violation of his oath!


39 posted on 11/27/2009 9:41:18 PM PST by lacrew (The 274th trimester is a very late procedure)
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To: American Dream 246

Your epitaph for a free America is, I believe, premature. If you do not sense a stirring of the requisite strength, it may be that your sensors are not pointed in the right direction.


40 posted on 11/27/2009 9:42:13 PM PST by Springfield Reformer
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
They’ve been building up to this for a long time.

Yes they sure have. And had algore managed to steal election 2000 it would already be a done deal. If and when they sign onto this international court, I expect they will have to re-institute the draft.

41 posted on 11/27/2009 9:43:16 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: doc1019

count me in


42 posted on 11/27/2009 9:45:33 PM PST by woofie
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To: max americana
No American general would ever hand over our boys to the UN.

Weasely Clark and those he promoted.

43 posted on 11/27/2009 9:46:44 PM PST by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: A. Morgan

One of them logs will eventually pop.


44 posted on 11/27/2009 9:47:01 PM PST by rbosque (10 year Freeper!)
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To: Rembrandt
Understand this, most people don't have a clue what the Obamanation is doing to our Country. They have been force fed the Hate Bush mantra for nine years, going on ten, and it shows. Ignorance is a way of life in this country.

If you say ACORN, they say what? If you say Anita Dunn, they say who? If you say Fort Hood, they say where?

If you bring up Unemployment, the Deficit, Afghanistan, they say it's all Bushs fault.

I'm not talking Leftist nutcases, I'm talking Joe Sixpack.

45 posted on 11/27/2009 9:47:08 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (All Democrats weren't Slave Owners, but all Slave Owners were Democrats)
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To: max americana
"No American general would ever hand over our boys to the UN."

I'm not so sure about that, but anyway the generals won't have must to say about it if it does happen. Our military is well trained and subjects itself to civilian rule. The structure just isn't there for any other outcome. What we have is a real problem with our civilian rule. We as a nation have to change it and I hope we start soon, it this crap keeps up it may be before 2010.

46 posted on 11/27/2009 9:51:56 PM PST by WHBates
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To: American Dream 246

Is there any such thing as a RECALL for POTUS?


47 posted on 11/27/2009 9:55:35 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts
I wonder what the this administration would do if our soldiers said enough is enough.. you’re not our Comander-In-Chief..

Probably try to bring in UN Troops... that is if they care to try to protect his sorry Communist rear any longer.

48 posted on 11/27/2009 9:56:23 PM PST by GCC Catholic (0bama, what are you hiding? Just show us the birth certificate...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Having a political conversation with friends let alone strangers is futile.. We really do have a society of hypnotized hedonists.. Thank God my family has a clue.


49 posted on 11/27/2009 9:59:11 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: doc1019

I’m sensing rebellion, just say’in

They sure are pushing the envelope.

50 posted on 11/27/2009 10:00:30 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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