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Bashing Probe of US War Crimes, Pompeo Threatens Family of ICC Staff "With Consequences"

"If there remained any doubt that the Trump administration's hostility towards the court is fundamentally punitive and callous in nature, these doubts have now been dispelled."

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Amnesty International on Wednesday rebuked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over new comments bashing the International Criminal Court and threatening court staff—and their family members—investigating alleged war crimes committed by United States forces in Afghanistan.

Pompeo suggested retaliatory actions would be in store.

"It has recently come to my attention that the chef de cabinet to the prosecutor, Sam Shoamanesh, and the head of jurisdiction, complementarity, and cooperation division, Phakiso Mochochoko, are helping drive ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's effort to use this court to investigate Americans," the secretary of state said. "I'm examining this information now and considering what the United States' next steps ought to be with respect to these individuals and all those who are putting Americans at risk."

"We want to identify those responsible for this partisan investigation and their family members who may want to travel to the United States or engage in activity that's inconsistent with making sure we protect Americans," he continued.

Amnesty's Balson, in his statement, said the Trump administration was making clear it had no interest in working towards justice.

"Instead of pursuing the torturers, the U.S. is condemning the investigators, and even their families," said Balson.

And that sends a dangerous message.

"To refer to the International Criminal Court, a body which for years has worked on addressing the most heinous of crimes, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity, as 'an embarrassment' is the real embarrassment," said Balson.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Threatening the families of investigators?!?

Are you flipping kidding me?!?

I know that Pompeo self-identifies as an Evangelical, "Rapture-Read"y Christian, but in listening to this language of threats against ICC families, I am truly having a "God, save me from your followers!!" moment here.

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