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The Law and the Lawless – Are We Barbarians?

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David Mizner on Daily Kos has a very thought-provoking article where he raises some timely and important questions ALL Americans need to confront in: Don’t Apologize, Greenwald. Don’t Back Down. Here he steps up to support Glenn Greenwald’s efforts to confront the criminal conduct of this country and its leaders, as he says:

“But I think he chose his words with utmost care. They were designed to expose in stark terms the shaky moral and legal footing of the U.S’s claim that it can basically do whatever the hell it wants in the name of FIGHTINGEVIL.

And he should be able to do so without progressives claiming hysterically and dishonestly that he’s “comparing” Obama to OBL. Even mass murderers have rights, and even the United States is bound by international law, or should be.”

As someone that also supports Glenn Greenwald’s strong critique of “American exceptionalism” this is an issue that needs to be emphasized on this Report.

Here is another interesting link with the following excerpt about the interview of Lew Rockwell: 200. Rule of Law? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Rule of Law – Brian Wilson interviews Lew Rockwell on WSPD

Government is not exempt from moral law. Murder, kidnapping, theft, prison, torture, execution, assassinations, corruption of judges, and telling the big lies followed by cover up are all business as usual for our elective dictatorship regime. Rather than baying at the moon and dancing in the streets painted blue, white and red, over what might have been the take down of Osama bin Laden, more Americans should get skeptical about government blather. Most may not really want liberty, but thinking minorities accomplish everything. Ron Paul’s newest book Liberty Defined gives us the unstoppable weapon – the truth.

These are the kinds of issues that we think need to be emphasized. Why? Because what goes around ALWAYS comes around.

–Joe

Osama Bin Laden Killed; the Impact? – MacLeod Cartoon

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I just couldn’t pass this one up.

It’s been my opinion for some years now, that at some point the world population will get over their governments love affair with America and will stop tolerating the American assault on sovereign rights and begin to enforce the American-style (Osama bin Laden) Justice on individual Americans. Probably why I think the cartoon is so appropriate. The question is, was this the match that lights that fire?

–Joe

Osama Bin Laden Killed; the Reaction – MacLeod Cartoon

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MacLeod Cartoon

It’s not just the media that wants to see this. It a whole lot of American too.

Glenn Greenwald puts forth a rather more practical perspective despite the wanton orgy. For the complete article and update on Salon.com click the title-link.

Killing of bin Laden: What are the consequences?

He starts by saying:

The killing of Osama bin Laden is one of those events which, especially in the immediate aftermath, is not susceptible to reasoned discussion. It’s already a Litmus Test event: all Decent People — by definition — express unadulterated ecstacy at his death, and all Good Americans chant “USA! USA!” in a celebration of this proof of our national greatness and Goodness (and that of our President). Nothing that deviates from that emotional script will be heard, other than by those on the lookout for heretics to hold up and punish. Prematurely interrupting a national emotional consensus with unwanted rational truths accomplishes nothing but harming the heretic (ask Bill Maher about how that works).

And concludes by saying:

In sum, a murderous religious extremist was killed. The U.S. has erupted in a collective orgy of national pride and renewed faith in the efficacy and righteousness of military force. Other than that, the repercussions are likely to be far greater in terms of domestic politics — it’s going to be a huge boost to Obama’s re-election prospects and will be exploited for that end — than anything else.

Read the complete article.

–Joe

Rule Of Law Justice

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Osama Bin Laden is Killed. Justice?

How Americans apply the Rule of Law:  Simply make an accusation, then justify that accusation by summary execution. That’s the NEW “legal” proof or evidence necessary to enforce summary judgment, a simple accusation. (Once the bastards are dead, who needs proof?)

I think Allan Nairn said it best this morning on Democracy Now when he said, “‘One Killer Killing Another’: Journalist and Activist Allan Nairn on Obama’s Targeted Killing of Bin Laden” – The issue in plain terms.

Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said this morning, “[T]hat America will continue “relentlessly pursuing the murderers who target innocent people.” Clinton also said the attacks (on “innocent people”) were “motivated by a violent ideology that holds no value for human life or regard for human dignity.”

Where is the difference in the “heinous ideology” that wantonly kills innocent civilians and that of the United States and its proxy killers? The difference is the untold number murdered every day – the untold thousands the United States killed since instituting and supporting death squads and extra-judicial murders. The doctrine is exactly the same with the same results.

George W. Bush says:  “The fight against terror goes on, but tonight America has sent an unmistakable message: ‘No matter how long it takes, justice will be done’.” This is the message these Presidents send to the world: Beware American Justice.

What is so amazing is how people like Hillary Clinton are unable to understand or comprehend why and what the young people across the world are fighting for. She says:  “History will record that bin Laden’s death came at time of great movements towards freedom and democracy, at a time when the people across the Middle East and North Africa are rejecting the extremist narrative,” she said. “There is no better rebuke to al Qaida and its heinous ideology.” Who’s “extremist narrative” is she talking about? Is it not that same “extremist narrative” she invokes and supports, having done so for decades, these brutal despots that, on a simple accusation, wantonly torture, indefinitely imprison and murder innocent civilians?
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–Joe

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