Author`s name Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey

The ICC, NATO and Mali

The International Criminal Court at The Hague, Netherlands, has decided to open a case to try war crimes in Mali, supposedly committed in the last year since rebel groups broke through Government forces in the North of the country. Let us tests the "independence" of this "court".

Remember when Slobodan Milosevic was kidnapped illegally against every fibre of international, Federal Yugoslav and the Republic of Serbia's laws, was flown to the Hague, held captive without any due legal process (which would have released him as an illegal detainee); then pronounced guilty by the Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte before the trial began and held in illegal captivity until his death conveniently ended the process before he could become embarrassing?

Did the ICC try the Albanian mafia criminals from Kosovo who were sawing off the heads of Serbian bank employees when they were screaming for their lives, then walking around grinning holding the head or throwing parts of human skulls at each other? Did the ICC try the Kosovo Albanian mafia engaging in trafficking of organs?

Did the ICC try the Kosovo Albanian mafia selling girls into prostitution rings in Italy?

Did the ICC try NATO for war crimes in Iraq? Did the ICC try NATO for leaving vast swathes of Iraqi territory uninhabitable, poisoned with Depleted Uranium, leaving hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children physically and mentally handicapped?

Did the ICC try NATO in general and the FUKUS Axis (France, UK, US) in particular for war crimes in Libya, targeting the country's water supply "to break their backs" and then destroying the factory which made the pipes so that it could not be repaired? Did the ICC try the terrorist scourge aided, abetted, trained, equipped and financed by the same FUKUS Axis (present in Benghazi since late 2011), for "murder; mutilation, cruel treatment and torture; intentionally directing attacks against protected objects; the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgement pronounced by a regularly constituted court; pillaging; and rape"?

No? Why these are the precise words of ICC Chief Prosecutor for Mali, Fatou Bensouda.

So the conclusion is, the ICC is not an independent organism as it claims to be, it is a political monster controlled by NATO in general and the FUKUS Axis in particular, a kangaroo court with zero credibility, a carbuncle on the face of international law and a farce.

Speaking of Mali, who is the ICC going to prosecute, the Jihadis or the Malian Armed Forces which themselves committed human rights atrocities?

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey