Here is yet ANOTHER example of US callous and lawless arrogance, explaining the true reason the so-called paragon of democracy and democratic due process has consistently refused to subscribe to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
The US claimed that it doesn't want to subordinate its soldiers to the ICJ because its enemies would exploit political issues to prosecute US troops, but the real reason for its legal recalcitrancy has been the fact that US soldiers had behave in criminal fashion and would undoubtedly be prosecuted for war crimes – some shocking examples have been murders and/or lawlessness at My Lai, Bagram, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, extraordinary rendition, Philippines, South Korea, Okinawa, Panama, Nicaragua, Chile, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, even Australia, etc.
Indeed the US war crimes have been notorious legends though the victims are unlikely to ever see justice, because in each case, the US allowed its soldiers to get away with those crimes without the due process (of appropriate punishment) that it has the brazen hypocrisy to lecture others about.
For example, one of the US soldiers in Iraq, Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer was charged for murder and dereliction of duty for the grisly suffocation death of an Iraqi general, Major General Abed Hamed Mowhoush during an interrogation in 2003. And f**k the Geneva War Conventions.
He was found guilty of negligent manslaughter but instead of the three years imprisonment that should have accompanied that verdict, received nothing more than a reprimand, a $6000 fine and a temporary confinement in his base for just 2 months. That’s how much a US soldier would be made accountable for the torture to death of a POW.
And Americans wonder why Why the World Hates America, yes, hates America!
(1) The Tragedy of an Afghan Taxi Driver
(2) The New Gulag Archipelago
(3) Bagram Villagers: “Die America!”
(4) US Kills For Democracy & Liberty
(5) US Sex Terrorists Above Filipino Law