Russia Today: ICC's Georgia Investigation Aimed to Discredit Russia

Russia Today (RT) published an article on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to investigate the Russia-Georgia war of August 2008. The ICC will look into possible war crimes committed by the Russian side.

“Putin calls the West’s bluff on fighting ISIS in Syria. Western elite figures are most unhappy. The Empire badly needs to strike a blow at Russia – and right on cue, the issue of ‘war crimes’ in Georgia miraculously comes to the fore” the article says.

This Thursday it was announced that the ICC was planning to investigate possible crimes committed during the conflict between Georgia and Russia in 2008.”

“Reuters reports: ‘the court said that Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had concluded there was a “reasonable basis to believe” crimes had been committed during the short war over the Russian-backed breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia.”

“A favorable decision by the judges would pit non-ICC member Russia versus the European-backed global war crimes court at a time of high East-West tensions over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria,” says Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

The timing could be a total coincidence. However, Russia is currently out-maneuvering the West in Syria, leaving their ‘regime change’ plans for Damascus in tatters. The author believes that it is quite 'interesting' the ICC decided to investigate possible Russian war crimes during the war with Georgia seven years after the fact.

The publication concludes saying, “This time, though, any use of international courts to bully and subdue a country that doesn’t toe the Washington line is doomed to failure. And if an investigation is opened into the Georgia conflict, but not those directly involving leading Western countries, the only result will be to discredit the ‘Imperialist Crimes Cover-up’ still further.”

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10 October 2015 21:06