<National Report>(The Hague, Netherlands)–Word from the Netherlands today suggests that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has launched an investigation charging President Barrack Hussein Obama with war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The complaint, among other things, charges President Obama with being an accessory to Al Qaeda by secretly negotiating the trade of five high-ranking Al Qaeda official in return for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. The five released Taliban commanders, nicknamed the “Taliban Dream Team”, held various military and intelligence roles prior to being sent to the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
On the Facebook page of his Berghdahl’s unit, the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, a number of people characterized Bergdahl as a deserter who should be held accountable for his actions. Pentagon officials have confirmed that Berghdahl simply walked off base leaving his platoon behind and was later captured and imprisoned in Afghanistan. As many as 6 US soldiers lost their lives in attempting to locate Berghdahl.
According to the published text, the complaint begins by quoting Article 7/1 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, titled “Crimes against humanity,” which is reproduced below:
Crimes against humanity
1. For the purpose of this Statute, “crime against humanity” means any of the following acts when committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
(a) Murder; (b) Extermination; (c) Enslavement; (d) Deportation or forcible transfer of population; (e) Imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty in violation of fundamental rules of international law; (f) Torture; (g) Rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, enforced sterilization, or any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity; (h) Persecution against any identifiable group or collectivity on political, racial, national, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender as defined in paragraph 3, or other grounds that are universally recognized as impermissible under international law, in connection with any act referred to in this paragraph or any crime within the jurisdiction of the Court; (i) Enforced disappearance of persons; (j) The crime of apartheid; (k) Other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering, or serious injury to body or to mental or physical health.
If found guilty, Obama could face jail time of up to 14 years.