An Incoherent Criminal Court: Libya, Sudan & the ICC

Posted by John Rosenthal

This is the story of two photos and what they reveal about the incoherence of so-called international criminal justice, as embodied in the International Criminal Court (ICC). See my new article on National Review Online here.

Accused of Genocide in Darfur, Sudan is Western Ally in Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

In a further sign of the close relations between Sudan and the new rulers in Libya, Sudan’s first vice president, Ali Osman Taha, met with the chairman of the executive board of Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC), Mahmoud Jibril, in Tripoli on Thursday. Both the U.S. State Department and the International Criminal Court have accused Sudanese government forces [...]

Western Leaders Celebrate Libyan Rebellion at Site of Rebel Atrocity

Posted by John Rosenthal

The smoke-stained window frame in the background of Nicolas Sarkozy’s and David Cameron’s triumphal photo ops reveals the enormous elephant in the room that the western media has been ignoring: the al-Qaeda-like brutality and anti-black racism of our allies, the Libya rebels. My earlier Trans-Int post now on Hudson-NY with a new conclusion here.

McCain is Not Alone: Sarko, Cameron Celebrate Libya Rebellion at Beheading Site

Posted by John Rosenthal

As reported recently on the Daily Caller, when Arizona Senator John McCain went to Benghazi in April to call for stepped-up American support for the Libyan rebellion he was filmed with rebel leaders at a location where the rebels had publicly decapitated a man only weeks before. Following Nicolas Sarkozy’s and David Cameron’s triumphant visit [...]

John McCain Celebrated Libyan Rebellion at Site of Rebel Atrocity

Posted by John Rosenthal

When Senator John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for the Libyan rebels did he visit the site at which an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” had been beheaded by the rebels only weeks before? Visual evidence assembled by the website Human Rights Investigations clearly shows that he did. See my new report on [...]

A Political Court: The ICC, Gaddafi, and Libyan Rebel War Crimes

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last month, to much fanfare, the International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Muammar al-Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, and Libyan military intelligence chief Abdullah Al-Senussi. ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo had filed an application for the warrants in May. Among those celebrating the court’s decision was, of course, the Libyan opposition’s National Transitional [...]

On Not Spiking The Football

Posted by John Rosenthal

In justifying his refusal to release any photographic evidence of the killing of Osama Bin Laden by American forces, President Obama has said that “We don’t need to spike the football” and “We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies.” Okay. But then why is America supporting the rebels in Libya? In previous articles, I [...]

Libya: Did CNN Present a Rebel Atrocity as a Gaddafi Atrocity?

Posted by John Rosenthal

In the first days of the Libyan rebellion, CNN reported on a mysterious video that supposedly showed the burned bodies of Libyan soldiers who had refused to shoot at demonstrators. But could the “demonstrators” have burned the bodies themselves? See my new article on Big Peace here.

Mounting Evidence of Rebel Atrocities in Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

While the International Criminal Court has announced that it is investigating charges of war crimes against Muammar al-Gaddafi and other members of the Libyan regime, harrowing video evidence has emerged that appears to show atrocities committed by anti-Gaddafi rebels. Among other things, the footage depicts summary executions, a prisoner being lynched, the desecration of corpses, [...]