International Criminal Court saves lives

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Oct 14th, 2013
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Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath to become the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during a swearing-in ceremony at The Hague in the Netherlands June 15, 2012. Bensounda replaces Luis Moreno-Ocampo of Argentina.      REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool

Gambian war crimes lawyer Fatou Bensouda takes the oath to become the new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) during a swearing-in ceremony at The Hague in the Netherlands June 15, 2012. Bensounda replaces Luis Moreno-Ocampo of Argentina. REUTERS/Bas Czerwinski/Pool

ICC saves lives

Belayneh Abate

African Dictators are chronic public health disasters. They are not just mass murderers but also the reason why starvation, malaria, tuberculosis, flea and lice borne diseases such as typhus still kill the African people. In this 21st century, Africans were not supposed to die from starvation, migration, and preventable communicable diseases. Anyone who conducts root cause analysis could find African dictators as major causes of most Africans’ deaths. Therefore, the issue of African dictators should be seen, not only from the angle of justice, but also from public health perspectives.

In order to control or eradicate public health disasters, one has to target the causative agents. Although many doubt their claimed missions, international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, IMF, World Back, Care, Oxfam, World Vision, Bill Gates, and so on throw money to mitigate starvation and communicable diseases in Africa. In reality, where does this “aid fund” go? Obviously, most of the fund gets in to the dictators’ and corrupted “business” men’s pockets. These disgraceful citizens steal and deposit it back in the European and African Banks. This means “donors” feed the bugs to boost their disease causing capability (virulence), not the victims to strengthen their defense mechanism (immunity). The so called “donations” have never been and will never be effective in Africa unless they target and control the root causes of African miseries-the bug dictators. In fact, had Africa had responsible leaders, it should not have received embarrassing baloneys from other countries in the first place.

Dictators may look fearless when well- fed general and loyal soldiers stand behind them. However, tyrants’ pants get wet when they are confronted by any responsible establishment that promotes accountability, justice, freedom and so on. Have you ever seen how ants react when you spray pesticides to get read of them? Dictators act in a similar fashion when they are challenged by any institution designed to advance justice, accountability, humanity and freedom. Unfortunately such an institution does not exist on Africa soil.

The only effective existing international tool to save lives in Africa today is the international criminal court (ICC). ICC may not stop corruption, starvation, and diseases but it has the power to mitigate genocides and mass murders. We may underestimate the contribution of ICC as counting events that did not take place is challenging. For example, counting the number of people who died from measles is relatively easy. However, estimating the number of people saved because of measles vaccination is very difficult. With the same token, we may easily count the number of people slaughter by dictators. However, estimating the number of mass murders prevented by the very existence of ICC may not be easy. I believe mass murder in African has decreased significantly since ICC starts to hold murderers accountable. No vaccine exists without adverse effects. However, since the benefits outweigh the side effects, we proceed with vaccination. Similarly, ICC may have some adverse effects but it is an effective vaccine for fatal psychopathic diseases such as mass murder, crime against humanity and genocide. Therefore, ICC should be promoted and its mandate expanded.

As some clever germs thrive to develop resistance against antibiotics, the blood-thirsty African Germs (they call themselves leaders) are trying hard to develop resistance against ICC. One of these resistance mechanisms is blackmailing ICC as unjust institution which does not treat mass murderers equal. You see! They are concerned about mass murderers (themselves) not about the people they slaughter. The other resistance mechanism they developed against ICC is the untrustworthy claim that they will establish their own version of African ICC. No! No! No! This will never happen. It is just part of their day- to- day big lie and mischief. We already know what their Kangaroo courts do in Africa! Their puppet “judges” send dissents and other victims to dark-infested prisons and torture chambers following the commands of the shameless dictators. These dictators even kill dissent parents and send their children to prison so that the children would not be evidence sources for the crimes. Do you still think these kinds of heinous criminals would set up African Criminal Court? Do you believe wolves would establish a court that would save the lives of sheep herds?

When bugs get clever, people should get smarter. Wake up the People of Africa! The beasts are in Addis Ababa not to discuss mass murder, crime against humanity, genocide, starvation, migration, diseases, or other atrocities that take away the lives of your loved ones. They are lodging in luxurious hotels to condemn ICC that hunts genocide committers and mass murderers. It appears that African despots are determined to continue killing you, your children and grand children. Even the sheep come together to defend themselves when they are approached by merciless wolves. Cry in Unisom Africa for the existence of ICC so that mass murders, crimes against humanity and genocide can be contained. No doubt! Even with its own limitations ICC saves lives. Therefore, ICC should be saved, promoted and expanded. Thank you.

The writer can be reached at abatebelai@yahoo.com

More Reads,

1. Are African tyrants more terrifying than death? http://quatero.net/archives/25426

2. African Dictators’ Crocodile Tears: http://addisvoice.com/2013/09/african-dictators%E2%80%99-crocodile-tear-for-justice/

3. African Union: A Shameful Misnomer http://www.addisvoice.com/article/african_leaders.htm

4. Famine of Morality and Superfluity of Hypocrisy: http://addisvoice.com/2011/12/famine-of-morality-and-superfluity-of-hypocrisy/

5. The Other Kinds of Children killers: http://addisvoice.com/2012/02/the-sino-african-dictators-corporation-headquarters/

6. The Sino-African Dictators Corporation Headquarter: http://addisvoice.com/2012/02/the-sino-african-dictators-corporation-headquarters/

7. African Rulers: Portia spiders: http://abbaymedia.com/News/?p=2770

8. Addressing African Rulers: http://addisvoice.com/2013/05/addressing-the-african-rulers/

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