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Is Joe Biden's Rejection of Criminal Justice for Netanyahu Similar to Trump's Attacks on Prosecutors and Courts?

Updated: May 23

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on May 23, 2024


IMAGE: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

An Editorial Opinion


All week, I have watched President Joe Biden attack Karim Asad Ahmad Kahn, the lead prosecutor for International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, Netherlands. Kahn is seeking arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for their war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza since October 7, 2023.


Kahn is also seeking arrest warrant for Yahya Sinwar (Head of the Islamic Resistance Movement (“Hamas”) in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed Diab Ibrahim Al-Masri, more commonly known as DEIF (Commander-in-Chief of the military wing of Hamas, known as the Al-Qassam Brigades), and Ismail Haniyeh (Head of Hamas Political Bureau)..


Is Joe Biden's rejection of criminal justice for Netanyahu similar to Donald Trump's attacks on state and federal prosecutors and courts in his four criminal cases? The answer is, "Yes."

 

Donald Trump inspired, aided, and abetted an insurrection against the American government on January 6, 2021.  Joe Biden is aiding and abetting two Israeli war criminals – Benjamin Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant – who are slaughtering tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians in Gaza.

 

Donald Trump is criticizing state and federal prosecutors in Manhattan, Miami, Washington, and Atlanta for carrying out their sworn duties as law enforcement officials. In a similar vein, Joe Biden is openly attacking the actions of prosecutors at the ICC for diligently prosecuting the four Hamas and Israeli war criminals depicted below impartially and without bias. (A third ICC-designated Hamas war criminal is not shown in this photo.)


Donald Trump justifies and condones the actions of his MAGA insurrectionists/patriots. Joe Biden supports and defends Netanyahu and Gallant, despite their war crimes and crimes against humanity.


Donald Trumo and Joe Biden are fine with ICC arrest warrants for Muslim and African war criminals, as long as they are not U.S. allies. Trump does not view Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal, while Biden does.

 

Donald Trump maintains his innocence and says he has done nothing wrong in his criminal cases.  If he wins the presidency, Trump claims he will pardon the insurrectionists/patriots on day-oneof his presidency.


In contrast, Joe Biden released a State Department report acknowledging that Israel has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza. Yet, Biden does not want Netanyahu and Gallant tried and punished in accordance with international laws.

 

Donald Trump and Joe Biden hold the view that American allies who engage in acts of murder, torture, and physical abuse against innocent civilians during wartime are "good people" who should be exempt from accountability for their wartime criminal actions. I do NOT hold this view.

 

For campaign cash and political endorsements from powerful Jewish political action committees, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are willing to overlook the undisputed fact that Benjamin Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant have killed over 9,000 Palestinian infants, babies, and children in Palestine since October 7, 2023.  This grim death toll is more than three times the total number of Americans who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 

After I became old enough to comprehend the events leading up to the post-World War II Nuremberg trials in Germany, I understood that there is no such thing as a “good” war criminal. The deliberate extermination of tens of thousands of innocent infants, babies, children, women, and men from any ethnic group during wartime is NOT okay with me.


Money cannot extinguish my conscience or make me blind to genocide. I repudiate and denounce all war criminals, without exception.


No war criminal can be my friend, ever!

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livingtho2
May 24

This seen all too familiar. Denouncing a dully sworn officer of the court from indicting and prosecuting a criminal widely known for ordering the killing of thousands innocent Palestinians.


I sincerely hope that lead prosecutor Karim Asad Ahmad Kuhn get a conviction against Prime Minister Netanyahu so he could spend the rest of his natural life prison.


I wonder what's gotten into President Biden that make him want to take a stand against prosecuting Netanyahu. Where was this kind of energy when a proposal was presented to sign the George Floyd bill when he was brutally murdered before the entire world? Why didn't he sign into law the "John Lewis Voting Rights Bill that guarantees

protection of Americans traditionally been…


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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
May 24

Inside of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu is generally regarded as a thug.

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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
May 24

The United States always protects war criminals that it likes. For example, when the German scientists surrendered at the end of World War II in 1945, rocket scientist Werner Von Braun and his team were secretly smuggled out to America, arriving at Fort Strong. Fort Strong was the processing point for the highly controversial government program Project Paperclip, the code name that brought hundreds of german scientists to the United States. Here is Von Braum with his fellow Nazis.



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