Saturday, September 15, 2012

One last question?

I sense fatigue. You are tired of politics and my ranting of late regarding the unrest in the arab world. This will be my last mention for a while, I promise.

But I do have a question for you. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the coptic christian film maker whose provocative film torched the muslim world, has been picked up by the local cops for questioning. Arab masses and monarchs have been demanding his head on a spit for days. Why not just deliver him and let the angry mob rip him apart?

To those of you who cry freedom of speech and American values I direct my question;

In a time where the President, who claims to be a democrat (and presumably uphold democratic ideals), believes that it is legal to assassinate United States citizens without benefit of trial, indefinitely detain American citizens without trial or the ability to defend themselves or face their accusers, tap phones, read and data-mine email and any other personal method of communication without a search warrant or probable cause, use gps to track the movements of innocent americans and store them for an extended period of time, use drones and video cameras to monitor the daily activity of Americans who are not suspected of any wrongdoing, keep us in a vaguely defined and undeclared state of war that has lasted for over a decade, against a vaguely described enemy named terrorism, use drones to kill bad guys in foreign allies' sovereign countries without their acquiescence, waterboard, torture and occasionally murder enemy prisoners, participate in rendition arrangements with other countries that will do the same, obey or abrogate the Geneva Convention when convenient, and indulge in a gaggle of other intrusions on liberties that we Americans have held dear for centuries, so why not just be pragmatic and deliver his head? Our constitution and bill of rights is near meaningless now anyway, what's the big deal?


Anonymous said...


John Kay

Anonymous said...

Another libertarian rant. Shame on you!