giving INTERPOL diplomatic immunity for damn near everything:
Actually, that last argument overreaches. American law does not consider people as “assets.” It does mean, though, that Interpol officers would have diplomatic immunity for any lawbreaking conducted in the US at a time when Interpol nations (like Italy) have attempted to try American intelligence agents for their work in the war on terror, a rather interesting double standard.
Interpol’s property and assets are no longer subject to search and confiscation, and its archives are now considered inviolable. This international police force (whose U.S. headquarters is in the Justice Department in Washington) will be unrestrained by the U.S. Constitution and American law while it operates in the United States and affects both Americans and American interests outside the United States.
Interpol works closely with international tribunals (such as the International Criminal Court — which the United States has refused to join because of its sovereignty surrendering provisions, though top Obama officials want us in it). It also works closely with foreign courts and law-enforcement authorities (such as those in Europe that are investigating former Bush administration officials for purported war crimes — i.e., for actions taken in America’s defense).
Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?
In comments on this post Sigivald says it's nothing; INTERPOL can't really do anything. Problem is,
A: As noted, their office in the US in in the Justice Department, AG Holder in charge
B: Holder has shown every willingness to do what his progressive master wants, and screw the law
C: Suppose INTERPOL agents working with the ICC do arrest someone in this country; then what? Does anyone believe Holder & Obama won't try to work a 'compromise' of some sort that'll screw the citizen involved? When it'll gain them credit with their EUnuch friends?
What is boils down to is very simple: I do not trust anyone involved in this. Not Obama, not Holder, not the ICC weenies and EUnuchs who want to be able to drag people from here to there to be tried.