U.S. Can Kidnap People and Hold Them for Years While We Sleep

I let it be with several quotes from a NY Times article*Appeals Panel Bars Detainees From Access to U.S. Courts’.

“A federal appeals court ruled Friday that three men who had been detained by the United States military for years without trial in Afghanistan had no recourse to American courts. The decision was a broad victory for the Obama administration in its efforts to hold terrorism suspects overseas for indefinite periods without judicial oversight”.

“The ruling dealt a severe blow to wider efforts by lawyers to extend a landmark 2008 Supreme Court ruling granting habeas corpus rights to prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. A lower court judge had previously ruled that the three Bagram detainees were entitled to the same rights,….”

All of which means that Obama is behaving as if he was the W. reincarnation, regarding the rights of humans. No, this is not change. No, we can not. We can not behave as if we were civilized humans working to make human society beneficial for humans.

One continues to believe that Obama himself is a reasonable intelligent decent fellow so one wonders who is controlling his policies. He surely does not swallow the ‘war on terror’ shuck and jive. He surely knows that the ‘war on terror’ is an illusion as terror is a strategy and there can be no war against a strategy.

Why is the U.S. government’s energy directed at locking up people in far off countries when execs on Wall Street have stolen billions of dollars from the public, stolen millions of homes from U.S. citizens and granted permits to oil companies to drill drill drill, while dropping all requirementss to file environmental reviews, who destroy the Gulf of Mexico and possibly surroundings areas? Why aren’t these criminals locked away?

For more detailed information, read or listen to Amy Goodman on
Law & Order: Corporate Crime Unit

All in all, more evidence that wild criminals are still in charge of U.S. policy.

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