Thursday, November 17, 2016

Russia Quits International Criminal Court

Russia says it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) under a directive signed by President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said the ICC had "failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent, authoritative international tribunal," in a statement released Wednesday.

It described the ICC as "ineffective," adding that "during the 14 years of the court's work it passed only four sentences having spent over a billion dollars."

Russia also criticized the court's handling of the country's five-day conflict with neighboring Georgia in 2008, saying "we can hardly trust the ICC in such a situation."


ICC spokesman Fadi El Abdallah said in a statement that "membership of the Rome Statute is a voluntary and sovereign decision which is the prerogative of all states," adding "the ICC is respectful of each states' sovereignty."

Under Wednesday's directive, President Putin instructed his Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the UN Secretary General that Russia no longer intends to become a state party to the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC.

4 comments:

  1. This guy called Putin Vladimir now controls USA.
    This just happened under the watch of Obama.

    Would Putin have allowed any USA president to determine the outcome of the presidential election in Russia? Hell no, but Obama being very weak and nothing but all talk and swagger, allowed Putin to hijack the presidential election in the USA, which was then handed over to a Russian favorite called Donald Trump.

    Even, the CIA, FBI, NSA and all other security agencies in the US could not stop Putin from hijacking the presidential election in the US. Well, I wouldn't blame any of them, as the buck stopped with Obama, and Obama, for not having the wherewithal to stop Putin is the one who should take the blame.

    Obama had all the powers to stop Putin from taking control of USA, but Obama was so confused and lacked the wisdom to effectively prevent Putin from hijacking USA.

    For the next four years, President Putin of Russia will be the defacto president of USA.
    Putin will be behind 'President' Donald Trump controlling the show.

    Anyone who cannot see what I am seeing need to seriously get a very good crystal ball that can be used to see beyond what the human eyes can detect.

    The question now is, would Trump be able to be bold enough not to be influenced by Putin?
    There is a proverb that says that the king maker is always the first casualty of the king after the king assumes control.
    Is Putin going to be the first casualty of Donald Trump?

    Would Donald Trump able to tell Putin off, now that Donald Trump is the one chosen by Putin?

    I think that the only condition under which Donald Trump could prevent Putin from being technically in charge of USA is if Putin has no damaging and explosive report on Donald Trump which Putin could release if and when Donald Trump refuses to do the bidding of Putin.

    Time will surely tell what will happen as events unfold.

    But then, no one but Obama should take the blame for lacking the ability to prevent Putin from hijacking the most powerful country in the world.

    After hijacking part of Ukraine, Putin just pulled another hijack off by indirectly hijacking the whole of USA.

    What powerful country is next to be hijacked by Putin? U.K., France, Germany ?
    Time will surely tell.



    -olu@atlanta-




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