Pompeo vows to defend Americans and Israelis from corrupt International Criminal Court
BREAKING: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States will take imminent action against the corrupt International Criminal Court in the coming days.
The ICC gave a green light in March to investigate US forces in Afghanistan for “acts of torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity, rape and sexual violence” against Muslim terrorists, allegedly committed in 2003 and 2004.
The biased court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, also recommended last month that the court charge Israeli forces for alleged war crimes against Muslim terrorists in the Arab territories.
In an interview on the “What the Hell Is Going On?” podcast, Pompeo hinted that the United States could retaliate soon.
“You’ll see in the coming days a series of announcements not just from the State Department, [but] from all across the United States government that attempt to push back against what the ICC is up to,” he said.
“I think that the ICC and the world will see that we are determined to prevent having Americans and our friends and allies in Israel and elsewhere hauled in by this corrupt ICC.”
Pompeo emphasized that the United States and Israel are not party to the 1998 treaty that created the court. Both countries had signed it at first but withdrew before it could take effect.
The probe into the Afghan war—which applies to both US forces and the Taliban terrorists —would be the first-ever prosecution of US troops by the ICC.
“I think the whole world can see this isn’t what the ICC was set up for. It was about rogue regimes,” Pompeo said in March. “Not institutions like America. When somebody gets it wrong here, we hold our own accountable. We always have. We always will.”