Philippine President Warns His Counterpart President Obama not to Question Him on Extrajudicial Killings…humanity at peril!!!
Many are still guessing what would be the cause of action from the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and North Korea. As Manila and Pyongyang are subjected to tyranny, the world is increasingly wondering what the two rulers have in mind. May be, the scenario is to provoke the world conscience or just to betray the international community or maybe none of the two!
President Rodrigo Duterte and military leader Kim Jong-Un are the two leaders today that are keeping the world guessing what would come next. Crimes against humanity are prohibited by the Rome Statute of 2002. However, the two rulers are determined to be ruthless with those who might not be in line with their thoughts and ideologies. As much as America’s attempt to ensure law and order in this part of the world, still some ASEAN countries are hardly allowing America to encroach in their sovereignty.
First and foremost, is the controversy over the freedom of navigation on the Sea of Southern China genuine? America is pleading with its fellow veto power to abide by the ruling of the Tribunal but will the great China listen? Chinese claim that has provoked America may not allow America to get any closer to the door steps of the Philippines (former US colony) nor to North Korea (former communist regime) using the Ocean. You can guess what? May be, the aim is to sink the dollar as the world reserve currency and replace it with Yuan if America cedes the ground.
North Korean absolute military leader Kim is known for his fanatic pleasure in extrajudicial killing and making prohibited nuclear tests. The United Nations Security Council must be getting increasingly upset with such anti-international community and undesirable behaviour.
While Duterte is democratically elected by the Philippines, his colleague from Pyongyang has inherited the dictatorial military regime from his father and there is no democracy there.
There is a show of muscles from the two sovereign states. As the two rulers claim that they are leaders of sovereign states. They claim the same state equality with other states. Duterte posed by saying, Philippines is not under any colony. At the same time Russia, France, United Kingdom and China are suspiciously very quiet about what is happening in the ASEAN region.
Mr. Duterte is known for his tough and stern decisions on dealing ruthlessly with drug barons. He swore to eliminate criminals and eventually already over 2000 lives have been terminated. Still more are on the way. Mr. Kim on the other side is not joker neither. He can even execute his senior officer if found dosing during his speeches. He has never stopped launching his long range missiles and showing nuclear bomb capability. Right now he is a man to watch by South Korea, China and Japan.
Was President Duterte Rodrigo justified when he told President Obama not to question his policies? Is he right to claim that he is only answerable to the Filipino people and nobody else, not even the ICC? Are the two leaders jump-starting what would be … a possible international disorder? Is America losing her position as the world superpower? Why are the entire Veto powers not so much perturbed by this steadily evolving world scenario? Is there something we may not know about this antagonizing moment for the international community? Can an international lawyer interpret this tendency as a breakdown of the universal human rights system and international law and order? Is the declared war on drug just a scapegoat? Will the ICC dare the two bold rulers and bring justice to the victims? There are more questions than answers and this blog is willing to indulge more in this matter.
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