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December 15, 2020
Excusing China's Uighur ethnocide, International Criminal Court prosecutor forgets her own precedent
Matching the release of a new report to a major speech, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor on Monday condemned the United States and appeased China.
Serving since 2012, Fatou Bensouda will leave office next year.
But in her speech, Bensouda again made clear that she is no fan of America. Lamenting what she described as Washington's "aggressive policy of antagonism," Bensouda warned that U.S. sanctions against her represent "a dangerous precedent for a rule-based international system." Bensouda's complaint pertains to Trump administration sanction responses to her politically motivated investigation of American soldiers and intelligence officers in Afghanistan. Ignoring the U.S. Military and Intelligence Community's own investigations of alleged war crimes by U.S. personnel, Bensouda sidestepped the court's tradition of only investigating alleged crimes in which a state actor is unwilling or unable to act.
December 15, 2020
Has America’s Suez Moment Come?
Can a nation so distracted, so divided, so at war with itself continue to meet all of the duties, obligations and commitments that are ours as the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world”?
2020 will surely qualify as an “annus horribilis” in the history of the Republic.
By New Year’s, one in every 1,000 Americans, 330,000, will be dead from the worst pandemic in 100 years. The U.S. economy will have sustained a blow to rival the worst year of the Great Depression.
And by the end of December, much of the nation will be back in lockdown, with Joe Biden repeatedly predicting a “dark winter” ahead.
December 4, 2020
Ex-Presidents Can Get Intel Briefings. Trump Shouldn’t.
Whether ex-presidents get intel briefings is entirely up to the sitting president. None has ever said no. But Joe Biden should.
As a courtesy, former presidents are typically assured continued access to the country’s secrets when they request it. But Donald Trump’s personal debt ($400 million) and his proclivity to share secrets with foreign adversaries make him a security risk. As a private citizen, he could never qualify for the security clearance that was conferred upon him as president.
The decision to pull the plug falls to the new president—and Joe Biden shouldn’t hesitate to cut him off in a New York minute. The guy is a charlatan and a con man, and he’ll monetize every morsel of information he can get his hands on, national security be damned.
November 20, 2020
Social media: Everyone’s sharing, no one is taking responsibility
Political correctness is not for liberals only.
That immortal truth returned to center stage Wednesday as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the Senate Commerce Committee.
The conflict between the world views of Big Tech and Congress was well illustrated by a vigorous exchange between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Twitter’s Dorsey, whose social media platform has in many ways defined the presidency of Donald Trump.
“Is Twitter a publisher?” asked Cruz, sounding like he was in full future-Republican-presidential-candidate mode. Read More