Putin Aide Sends Chilling Warning To Americans
(TargetLiberty.org) – Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine in February in order to seize the eastern region. The full-scale war has left thousands of innocent civilians and troops dead on both sides. As the conflict drags on, the former Soviet spy-turned-leader isn’t showing any signs of pulling out his military.
The Russian military has faced repeated claims that it is committing war crimes in Ukraine. The allegations led to an investigation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. President Joe Biden’s administration has expressed support for possible prosecution and that has angered Putin’s regime.
On Wednesday, July 6, Russian Security Council Deputy Secretary Dmitry Medvedev issued a warning after the US supported an investigation into alleged war crimes. According to POLITICO, the official said America spreads “chaos and destruction” across the globe. Meanwhile, he said the history of the US is filled with “a series of bloody wars” since the time it took land from natives.
Medvedev pointed to the US nuclear bombing of Japan during WWII and its attack on Vietnam as proof of the bloody wars in which the country participated. He asked if America had ever been held responsible for its alleged crimes. He accused Biden’s administration of judging other nations while it remains “immune from any trial.” The official said the “rotten dogs of war are barking in such a disgusting way.” He also made a remark about Alaska once belonging to Russia, implying it could again.
The deputy secretary finished by saying the US should remember what the Bible says about not judging others so as to not face God’s wrath. He called it “absurd” to threaten Russia, a nation with the “largest nuclear potential” because it “creates [a] threat to mankind’s existence.”
The Hague Conventions, which were adopted in 1899 and 1907, banned warring nations from using certain methods of warfare. Several other treaties have also been adopted to define what war crimes are but none of them codifies every single one. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court lists some of the crimes, including:
- intentionally causing a significant amount of suffering to wither a person’s body or health;
- conducting biological experiments;
- willful killing;
- taking hostages;
- forcing a prisoner of war to serve an enemy force;
- depriving prisoners of a trial;
- destroying property or stealing it when it isn’t necessary; and
- unlawful deportation or confinement.
The International Criminal Court has the power to prosecute crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Judges can sentence people to lengthy prison terms, including life in prison, and order the convicted parties to pay damages to those injured by the crimes.
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