Sunday, June 14, 2015

Why can International Criminal Court only find war criminals in Africa?

Looks like the indefatigable war-criminal-hunters at the ICC have nabbed another international war criminal; Sudan's Omar al-Bashir. Like all the other war criminals the ICC has brought to justice, Mr. Bashir is a Black African.


Mr. Bashir is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he had arrived to attend an African Union meeting. Pending the outcome of some jurisdictional squabbling between the SA government and the courts, Bashir will be flown 8,000 miles to the Hague for his date with justice.

The think tank here at Falling Downs has some helpful tips for the International Criminal Court. 

It's only 5,000 miles from the Hague to Crawford, Texas.

It's under 4,000 miles to Washington DC. There should be good war criminal pickins in those parts.

Well under 3,000 to Tel Aviv.

And London England, home of one Tony Blair, is a mere 300 miles away.

Best of all, less than a hundred miles down the road in Brussels, a motherlode of war-crimes suspects can be found at NATO HQ!

So give those Africans a break already! It's called the INTERNATIONAL Criminal Court, not the AFRICAN Criminal Court.

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