This is the world that the Republicans want… is this what you want? I didn’t think so… you KNOW what to do next November. Do remember Pastor Niemöller’s words: “Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me”. I’m speaking out now… what about you?
NB to Russian Orthodox people:
Paffhausen, Potapov, Lyonyo, Whiteford, Reardon, Dreher, and all of the konvertsy support the Republican attempt to impose an untrammelled and brutish police state. Oppose them.
Read this. Note these sections:
The bill would require military custody of a suspect deemed to be a member of al-Qaeda or its affiliates and involved in plotting or committing attacks on the United States. American citizens would be exempt. The bill does allow the executive branch to waive the authority based on national security and hold a suspect in civilian custody. The legislation also would deny suspected terrorists, even US citizens seized within the nation’s borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), had sought an exception to the provision for US citizens, but her effort failed, 55-45. …
The bill reflects the politically charged dispute over whether to treat suspected terrorists as prisoners of war or criminals. The administration insists that the military, law enforcement, and intelligence agents need flexibility in prosecuting the war on terror after they’ve succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki. Republicans counter that their efforts are necessary to respond to an evolving, post-9/11 threat, and that Obama’s failed to produce a consistent policy on handling terror suspects. The Senate rejected an effort by Feinstein to limit a military custody requirement for suspects to those captured outside the United States. The vote was 55-45. Feinstein said her goal was to ensure “the military won’t be roaming our streets looking for suspected terrorists”.
Let’s keep it simple. The Republican Party wants to smash its boot down full-force on the faces of all those that it labels “terrorists” without any legal hindrance whatsoever. “Enemies of the people”, anyone? That attitude lead Germany to Dachau and the USSR to the camps in the Betpak-Dala. In short, it means that the GOP wants nothing less than an American version of the Dirty War. The Republican filth is using the same rationale that the Argentine junta did… for the same selfish, power-hungry, and totalitarian reasons. Do we really need to go down that road?
Veto this, Mr Obama. You’ll guarantee your re-election by doing so.
Friday 2 December 2011