Arrest Warrant Issued for Putin for War Crimes? Hold on a Minute!


    by Janet Phelan, Activist Post:

    The International Criminal Court at the Hague has issued an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin of Russia. NPR reports that “The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for alleged war crimes involving accusations that Russia has forcibly taken Ukrainian children.”

    At the very same time that these charges are being launched against Putin, these stories about forcible taking of children in the US appeared in my newsfeed.

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    This investigation alleges that children are being taken for profit by America’s justice system.

    A snapshot of this story states that these children remain in custody despite orders for their release.

    And here is an article concerning a federal judge ordering a thirteen-year-old girl handcuffed during a hearing involving her father. The article alleges that what Judge Benitez did to the young girl constitutes torture.

    And this story reveals sex-trafficking of children in the state of Florida, which resulted in some arrests.

    All these stories took place in “the land of the free,” where every day there are new accusations of atrocities committed by DCFS and the courts in pursuit of removing children from their homes. But this is America, right? And America cannot be accused of war crimes when it is not at war, right? Besides, we’re the good guys.


    The US (like Russia) does not recognize the International Criminal Court. So charges which could potentially be launched against the US are usually not attended to by the court or its attorneys. However, that reality does not seem to affect the relationship between Russia and the ICC.

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