WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – The United States of America has always stood up for and behind its allies, the Phiippines included.
National Security Adviser John Bolton recently said the Trump administration would “fight back” and impose sanctions – even seeking to criminally prosecute ICC officials – if the court formally proceeded with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by US military and intelligence staff during the war in Afghanistan or pursued any investigation into Israel or other US allies.
ICC is the International Criminal Court.
Now, America has cancelled the U.S. visas of two Philippine legislators — Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gay Alejano. The couple had previously filed a complaint before the ICC asking the International body to prosecute President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged crimes against humanity.
This is a case of Uncle Sam coming to the aid of Juan dela Cruz — not Trillanes or Alejano — but Duterte and the 87% of Filipinos who support the President.