Closing Thought–16Feb18

Dictators always get their due! (most times)

There is one thing, well there are many but in this case there is just one, about Trump and his seemingly admiration for authoritarian leaders like Putin, Erdogan and Duterte…..these types of leaders seem to always have a heavy hand when dealing with there population especially those in opposition…..and an American president seems to like their actions.

Duterte has even gone so far as to brag about personally killing people……his boasting may have got his cocky ass in hot water with the ICC……

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte welcomes a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity now underway by the International Criminal Court, a spokesman said Thursday, marking an about-face for a man who once described the ICC as “bulls—.” Duterte is “sick and tired of being accused” and is prepared to defend himself in court, though the investigation is “a waste of the court’s time and resources,” spokesman Harry Roque said in announcing the inquiry that is to decide whether there’s evidence to build a case, report the New York Times and Guardian. Roque maintained the government crackdown that’s left an estimated 12,000 people dead under Duterte’s leadership—though police put the number at 4,000—is a “legitimate police operation” to weed out drugs.

Duterte swore to “kill” criminals when he took office in June 2016. He has since faced accusationsof mass murder while keeping up a “great relationship” with President Trump. It’s those allegations that launched the ICC probe, confirmed by a prosecutor, per the Guardian. In a complaint sent to the ICC last April, a Filipino lawyer representing two men who say they were assassins for Duterte called him a “mastermind” of killings spanning the three decades since he became mayor of Davao in 1988. “Hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” 11 of whom are named in the complaint, the lawyer said, per the Times. Arguing the government is attempting a cover-up, Duterte political opponent Gary Alejano says ICC officials “are the only ones who can step in.”

To illustrate what a “swell” guy this toad Duterte truly is……

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told soldiers last week to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest of several violent, misogynistic remarks.

Addressing a group of former communist rebels on Wednesday, Duterte, who served as a mayor before becoming president, appeared to encourage the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict.

“Tell the soldiers. ‘There’s a new order coming from the mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina,’ ” he said.

“If there is no vagina, it would be useless,” Duterte continued, according to local media reports, appearing to imply that women are useless without their genitals.

This is the little prick that Trump had glowing remarks about….

Personally I think all nations should be members of the ICC but some countries are afraid to be held up to international laws…..countries like the USA.

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10 thoughts on “Closing Thought–16Feb18

  1. It would be an interesting test of will to wage war if the leaders of the aggressor countries knew to cross certain international red lines was an invitation to the ICC to indict and try those leaders for crimes against humanity. What’s good for leaders of small countries carved out of the former Yugoslavia, for example, should apply to leaders of other countries, even the USA. Might be a better deterrent to war than the UN if international leaders were held accountable for how they waged it.

      1. Thanks, you, too. Events Friday give me some hope that Mueller is making America great again. Ahem! Should put some lies to rest, specifically the “hoax” business, though I’m sure the hardcore Trumpsters will still hold onto that notion that the Russians are good guys and wouldn’t try to harm our country.

      2. Russians as good guys….I still do not understand where that came from……this is putting a little more fuel on the fire…and I love it…..have a good weekend…..chuq

      3. I think it was Rachel Maddow who said she finally feels like someone is working to protect America, something the Donald and his minions are failing to do. Yes, it was she, now that I think about it.

  2. Shooting females in the genitals? What did I say about “weapons as phallic symbols” the other day? Does it get more obvious than shooting a rebellious woman in the hoo-ha?

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