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Did ICC Just Issue Arrest Warrant For Joe Biden?!

Did the ICC (International Criminal Court) just issue an arrest warrant for President Joe Biden for attacking the Nord Stream pipelines?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : ICC Just Issued Arrest Warrant For President Joe Biden!

People are sharing a YouTube video which shows the ICC (International Criminal Court) issuing an arrest warrant for President Joe Biden for his role in the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines!

BREAKING NEWS!! Arrest Warrant Issued For President Biden For Nord Stream

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Truth : ICC Did Not Issue Arrest Warrant For President Joe Biden!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created by pro-Russia activists, and promoted / shared by  the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and pro-CCP netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Video Was From July 2022

While this video is being presented as new – “Breaking News!!“, it is actually more than 9 months old.

I traced the video to the opening statement of ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan QC, which was recorded on July 14, 2022.

Fact #2 : ICC Called For Cooperation Into Ukraine War Crimes Probe

In the original video, ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan was speaking at the Ukraine Accountability Conference in The Hague, where he called for “an overarching strategy” to bring the perpetrators of war crimes in Ukraine to justice.

The simple truth is that, as we speak, children, women and men, the young and the old, are living in terror.

Just in case you are wondering – the Ukraine Accountability Conference was held to coordinate efforts to create a coherent approach in ensuring accountability for war crimes committed in Ukraine.

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Fact #3 : Viral Video Features A Fake “Satire” Voice-Over

The video is real, but the original audio was replaced by a fake “satire” voice-over. Karim Khan spoke English in the original video, so there was no need for a translator.

The fake video creator actually mentioned this in the video’s title, but intentionally made the extra long to reduce visibility of that disclaimer. The fake news creator also mentioned the use of a fake voice-over in the description:

BREAKING NEWS!! Arrest Warrant Issued For President Biden For Nord Stream (Satire Interpreter Voice)

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This goes to show just how many people don’t bother to even read the title.  Of course, when it comes to pro-Russia and pro-CCP netizens, who cares? If it is anti-America, it must be true.

Fact #4 : It Was Posted By A New “Parody” YouTube Account

The viral video was posted by a new YouTube account created on March 15, 2023. So far, this YouTube channel – AlienJacket, posted seven anti-Western videos – six of which are fake “parody” videos.

The only non-parody video is of Zambian politician Fred M’membe criticising the United States at China’s recent “democracy forum” – the the Second International Forum on Democracy.

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Fact #5 : Unknown Who Destroyed Nord Stream 2 Pipelines

It is currently unknown who destroyed the Nord Stream 2 pipelines. As far as plausible reasons go, many countries had plausible reasons to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines:

  • US : To prevent allies in Europe from being held hostage by their reliance on cheap Russian gas.
  • UK : To encourage allies in Europe to support Ukraine in its fight against the Russian invasion.
  • Russia : To stop supplying Europe without breaking its gas supply contracts, and/or to divide Europe.
  • Ukraine : To unite Europe against Russia.

While motive is important, it is not evidence that a country has committed the crime. There has to be actual evidence that the US / UK / Russia / Ukraine did it.

Regardless of what armchair experts may claim, there is simply no conclusive evidence YET that any of those countries are responsible for the destruction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.

Fact #6 : This Is Pro-Russia Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of pro-Russia propaganda, like these examples:

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Viral Photo Of Luxembourg PM + His Wife Is FAKE!

The viral photo of the Luxembourg Prime Minister and his wife is FAKE!

Here is what you need to know about that viral photo!

Updated @ 2023-03-20 : Updated with some additional details
First published @ 2022-05-20

 

Claim : This Is Luxembourg PM Xavier Bettel + His Wife!

People have been sharing this viral photo since 2019, but it is going viral again in pro-Russia and pro-CCP groups.

Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel arriving for a function with his wife, Gauthier Destenay.

卢森堡总理和他妖艳的妻子,留着胡子穿 着鱼尾裙,很fashion,你觉得呢?

The Prime Minister of Luxembourg and his coquettish wife, with beards and fishtail skirts, are very fashionable, what do you think?

卢森堡首相贝泰尔携”夫人”昨天抵京,开始对华访问。这是全球首个首相同性恋, 可拭目以待!!

Luxembourg Prime Minister Bettel arrived in Beijing yesterday with his “Madame” and started his visit to China. This is the world’s first gay prime minister Can wait and see! !

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Truth : Viral Photo Of Luxembourg PM + His Wife Is FAKE!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS designed to disparage the LGBT community and/or European / NATO leaders.

The very fact that this claim was resurrected from 2019, after Europe heavily sanctioned Russia for invading Ukraine, tells us that this is hardly coincidental.

It then went viral again in March 2023, right after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In any case, here are the reasons why this is NOT a photo of the Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, or his wife.

Fact #1 : Xavier Bettel Is Married To Gauthier Destenay

Xavier Bettel is Luxembourg’s first openly gay Prime Minister, and he married his partner, Gauthier Destenay, a Belgian architect.

Bettel and Destenay had been civil partners since 2010, but was able to marry each other on 15 May 2015 – a year after the Luxembourg Parliament approved same-sex marriage.

Here are real photos of Luxembourg Prime Minister Bettel (right) with his partner, at their town hall wedding.

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Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, right, puts his hand around the shoulder of his partner Gauthier Destenay after their marriage at the town hall in Luxembourg, on Friday, May 15, 2015. The marriage comes one year after the parliament approved legislation to turn Luxembourg into an increasing number of countries allowing for same-sex marriages. Bettel and Destenay have been civil partners since 2010. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Fact #2 : That Was Photo Of Conchita Wurst + Andre Karsai

The viral photo is actually of famous Austrian singer and drag queen, Conchita Wurst, and her business manager and the executive director of her company, Andre Karsai.

Conchita is actually the drag queen persona of Thomas Neuwirth, with a fictional backstory – Conchita was born in the mountains of Colombia, and married to French burlesque dancer Jacques Patriaque (Neuwirth’s actual friend)

He says this Conchita Wurst persona is similar to Beyoncé’s Sasha Fierce alter-ego, and uses it as a way to protect his private life.

Neuwirth is gay but not a trans woman. He uses the he/him pronouns when referring to himself, but uses she/her to describe his Conchita Wurst character.

Conchita Wurst is best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. She also had a cameo in the 2020 movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.

Here is an interesting fact about the character’s name. Conchita is a Spanish slang word for vagina, while Wurst is a German slang word for penis. So Conchita Wurst literally means vagina penis!

In 2019, Neuwirth introduced a new mononymous persona called WURST, which would allow for a “more masculine expression”.

Fact #3 : That Photo Was Taken At 2019 Vienna Opera Ball

The viral photo was taken at the Vienna Opera Ball that took place 28 February, 2019, by Jeff Mangione of Kurier magazine. Here is Conchita Wurst with the Austrian Minister of Justice, Dr. Josef Moser.

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And this was her Instagram post at Wiener Opernball 2019 :

Fact #4 : Luxembourg PM Bettel Visited China Twice

As Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Bettel paid two official visits to China :

  • 11-14 June 2017 : Bettel visited China together with two ministers.
  • 27-28 March 2019 : Bettel visited China to witness the signing of several bilateral agreements, and to speak at the Boao Forum for Asia.

There is no evidence that his partner, Destenay, ever accompanied him on his trips to China.

Just in case Chinese netizens are “confused”, let me be clear – that viral photo was not taken in China during Bettel’s official visit.

Here is an actual picture from Bettel’s official visit to China in 2017.

This photo is being circulated in pro-Russia and pro-CCP groups, as a way to both disparage LGBTQ people and EU / NATO leaders during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Is ICC launching Nuremberg 2 trials for COVID crimes?!

Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) preparing to launch the Nuremberg 2 trials for COVID-19 crimes against humanity?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : ICC Launching Nuremberg 2 Trials For COVID-19 Crimes!

People are sharing a NewsPunch article that claims that the International Criminal Court (ICC) preparing to launch the Nuremberg 2 trials for COVID-19 crimes against humanity!

Here is an excerpt from the very long article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

VIP Elite Panic As Nuremberg 2.0 Trials for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ Becomes Reality

Preparations are underway for crimes against humanity trials at the International Criminal Court in the Hague, according to an ICC insider who reveals that key figures from the globalist establishment are set to be sacrificed on the altar of public outrage for their crimes in the elite’s failed Covid plandemic.

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Truth : ICC Is Not Launching Nuremberg 2 Trials For COVID Crimes!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by NewsPunch, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : NewsPunch Is A Fake News Website

Like Real Raw News, NewPunch is a FAKE NEWS website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

It was founded as Your News Wire in 2014, before being rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news spread on Facebook that year.

Their articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from NewsPunch. Here are some of their fake stories that I personally debunked earlier:

Fact #2 : No Evidence Of ICC Preparing To Launch Nuremberg 2 Trials

There is ZERO EVIDENCE that the International Criminal Court is preparing to launch any Nuremberg-like trials for COVID-19 crimes against humanity, whatever that means.

NewsPunch certainly offered no evidence to back up its claims that the ICC is preparing to launch Nuremberg 2 trials for COVID-19 crimes.

The official ICC website also has no reference or mention of COVID-related crimes.

Fact #3 : ICC Tweet Does Not Exist

A quick check for the ICC tweet that figured so prominently in the NewsPunch graphics, show that the tweet does not exist.

Not only did the International Criminal Court not tweet that, no one else on Twitter did so. The tweet was completely fabricated, as far as we can tell.

Fact #4 : ICC Tweet Appears To Be Fabricated

A closer examination of the ICC tweet shows many suspicious aspects. For example:

  • the official International Criminal Court account has a grey tick, not a blue tick.
  • the fake ICC post lacks a date stamp
  • real ICC posts often include a link to an official ICC statement

Based on those indications, it is more likely than not that the ICC tweet was fabricated.

Twitter started implementing a grey tick for government, official, or multilateral organisations, on 20 December 2022. That means this “fake tweet” was created before that time.

Fact #5 : ICC Has No Jurisdiction Over Non-Member Countries

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an intergovernmental organisation and tribunal based in The Hague, Netherlands, and the only permanent international court with the jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression.

However, the ICC only has jurisdiction in States (countries) that have signed and ratified the Rome Statute. Many major countries refuse to ratify the Rome Statute, and are therefore not under ICC jurisdiction.

The United States, Russia and Israel signed the Rome Statute, but have declared that they no longer intend to ratify it. China, India, Pakistan, Singapore, among other countries, completely refuse to sign the Rome Statute.

It would therefore be impossible for the ICC to prosecute citizens or residents of non-Member countries, which include many of those who conspiracy theorists claim would be charged in Nuremberg 2 trials, like Bill Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, George Soros, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel.

Fact #6 : “New Variant” Message Happened Before Vaccines Were Readily Available

The claim that UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock messaged that the British government “deployed the new variant” to intimidate people into getting the COVID-19 vaccine is nonsense.

Even if the leaked WhatsApp message is genuine, Matt Hancock sent it on 13 December 2020 – just 5 days after the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine was administered in the UK.

At that time, Matt Hancock wanted to reveal the new (at that time) Kent variant of COVID-19 to “scare” people into complying with the lockdown. It had nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines, which was in very short supply at that time.

The next day, he announced the Kent variant of COVID-19, and four days later, the UK government scraped its plans to relax COVID-19 measures for Christmas.

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Fact #7 : Moderna Did Not Make COVID-19 Vaccine In 2019

The claim that Moderna made 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in 2019 – before the pandemic happened, was an (intentional?) misunderstanding of what CEO Stephane Bancel said at Davos 2023.

At that time, Bancel said that Moderna made 100,000 vaccine doses for the whole of 2019. However, it was the entire year’s production of vaccines for cancer, the Zika virus, a flu vaccine, and vaccines against other respiratory viruses.

China only announced its novel coronavirus outbreak on 31 December 2019, and only released the first draft of its genome on 11 January 2020. So it would not be possible for Moderna to develop any COVID-19 vaccine in 2019, much less manufacture 100,000 doses.

Fact #8 : Dr Ugur Sahin Received COVID-19 Vaccine In 2021

The claim that one of the inventors of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – Dr. Ugur Sahin, refused to receive his own mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 is utter nonsense that was debunked in 2021.

It was based on a 22 December 2020 interview by DW News that was edited to show Dr Ugur Sahin appear to admit that he did not take his own vaccine.

The truth is – the interview occurred before COVID-19 vaccines were rolled-out in Germany, and therefore, he would not be eligible to receive one.

Dr. Ugur Sahin was fully vaccinated by early 2021, and received his booster dose sometime in November 2021.

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