Europe allows America to commit war crimes
Foreign ministers of the European Union agreed with the requirement from the USA that American citizens must not be put on trial by the UN International Tribunal. Pursuant to the decision, which was made in Brussels on the initiative of Spain, Great Britain, and Italy, American military men and American officials cannot be arrested in the countries of the European Union and then delivered to the International Tribunal for war crime charges. Yet, there is a condition that stipulates that the USA will put its citizens on trial in American courts.
The USA approved of the establishment of the International Tribunal during the period of Bill Clinton’s presidency. Now, after George Bush has come to power, the position of the country has changed a lot. The USA, as well as Israel and several Arab countries, refuse to ratify the convention pertaining to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.
Over 80 countries have already signed the document. The US State Department strives to achieve an agreement on bilateral relations with foreign states, pursuant to which American citizens will not be delivered to the UN International Tribunal for war crimes, genocide, violations of human rights, and other charges.
Americans repeatedly expressed their concern over the fact that the duties of American peacemakers and military men abroad might make them the hostages of political intrigues by America’s evil-wishers. Needless to mention that America has a lot of them.
The "very special country," the USA, wants to have a certain kind of special attitude to itself. This is not just a rumor or a hearsay; it is an official statement from the US. The statement on this peculiarity of the United States of America has been recently released by the US national security advisor, Condoleezza Rice.
Washington could definitely annoy the UN with its refusal to ratify the convention on the institution of the International Criminal Court. That is why America decided to talk to each country tete-a-tete. Americans have already such those documents with 12 countries.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
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