Thursday, June 6, 2013

See I A problem


Newly released documents indicate that the CIA had no idea exactly who they were bombing with the unmanned drone program. This is all part of war they say because after all we git to fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here is their logic. So were now back exactly to the Bush doctrine of shoot first ask questions later. Must have been something Bush picked up with a little Texas justice. Hang em first and try to hide the evidence later. The only problem is that this entire country was founded on a justice system that's against such thinking. Acting on suspicions by administering the punishment even before any evidence has been gathered is nothing more than murder plain and simple. If we shot at ever suspicious noise around the home we'd soon find that our garbage would not be picked up and no one would care to deliver a package to our doors. But here we are acting as unjust and in some respects more barbaric than the days of trial by fire. It seems Mr. Obama must have read a different constitution when he went through law school because it affords every American some rights no matter what country they may be traveling in.

About one of every four of those killed by drones in Pakistan between Sept. 3, 2010, and Oct. 30, 2011, were classified as "other militants,” the documents detail. The “other militants” label was used when the CIA could not determine the affiliation of those killed, prompting questions about how the agency could conclude they were a threat to U.S. national security.

And while the State Department sheds tears over protesters in other countries it conveniently forgets about the 7500 arrests beatings and tear gassings of peaceful protesters in this country. And the 85% of the arrests that were overturned because they were illegal. Can you say hypocrisy? Thought you could.

As the old saying goes what you give is what you get so should we continue down this path we will indeed get what we give and it won't change until policies do. And like jackals who swarm around the dying carcasses of dead animals we too send in the corporate vultures to feast on the remains of countries that we've slaughtered. With Iraq the prize was the oil. With Afghanistan it's all about the wealth of minerals. So now it's just a matter of which vulture is the meanest and has the biggest talons.

Then there is the last greatest threat to world peace and it doesn't hide in some mountain cave with flowing robes and a head scarf planning our destruction, it's the IMF who with the stroke of a pen can bring down entire nations and can cause pestilence and starvation. Yes the pen is mightier than the sword for with not one shot fired countries like Greece, Spain, Ireland and even tiny Cyprus are all but in ruins. So all that can be said is be careful what you wish for you just might get it because without the peons who do your dirty work there won't be much left to enjoy.

So it should be back to basics of constitutional law. We do have rights like freedom of speech and a right to a fair trial and a little privacy whether you agree with those ideas or not they are the law. It doesn't matter what country I'm in or what I did or might do, it's a matter for the police not the military.  


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The Blog Fodder said...

The American reaction to Erdogan's treatment of protesters was a bit much as it was exactly the same as their treatment of OWS.

"other militants" means innocent civilians?

Did you see in Texas it is legal to shoot a hooker if you pay her and she doesn't perform?

China is the biggest beneficiary of Iraqi oil and US tax dollars are paying to see it safely through the Straits and on its way.

And Verizon et al forced to give all phone details to NSA. Isn't it fun.

The IMF has long been a deadly force in the world but it took me a long time to figure that out.