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Could Obama Use INTERPOL to Evade Constitutional Law?
Much has been written recently since ThreatsWatch first broke the story of President Obama’s stealth Executive Order (EO) rendering an international police force immune from the restrictions of the Constitution and American law.
Reports are focusing on the ramifications of the EO to U.S. sovereignty and the potential surrender of Americans to war crime tribunals in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
But is the President using the 2(c) provision to sidestep Constitutional law and place the U.S. under the jurisdiction of the ICC without ratification of the UN Treaty by 2/3 of the Senate?
Or is he granting unrecognized authority to INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, providing them unrestrained power over the American people? And could he use these privileges to step above and beyond the Constitution, or as a means for political cronies to profit?
Although the UN Treaty committing signatory nations to ICC jurisdiction has been both signed by President Clinton and ‘unsigned‘ by President Bush, it has never been ratified by the Senate. If INTERPOL has unrestrained authority to arrest and try American citizens in the ICC, the Constitutional requirement for Senate ratification is bypassed in a manner unintended by our founding fathers.
With his signature Obama reversed President Reagan’s EO restricting INTERPOL to the Constitution and American law when acting on U.S. soil. INTERPOL now has the full diplomatic immunities afforded foreign embassies, International Organizations, their officers and employees under the International Organizations Immunities Act (IOIA).