Angelina Jolie Speaks on 'Crimes Against Children' Question: Is it a Brad Attack?

11/19/2016 7:01 AM PST

Angelina Jolie has re-surfaced -- the first time we've seen her since she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt -- and it's harder than hard to believe her words are not an attack on her estranged hubby.

Angelina videotaped a message for the International Criminal Court Friday, saying, "I particularly welcome the commitment to include charges for crimes against children wherever the evidence permits as part of a more systematic approach."

TMZ broke the story, Angelina accused Brad of brutalizing 15-year-old son Maddox on a private jet and worked with the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services, which investigated and closed out the matter without action.  Jolie and her people put the word out ... they believe Brad was a danger to their 6 kids.

Joile has been a tireless ambassador in an effort to protect kids around the world.  It just all takes on new meaning.