"And though tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

'Supreme Disgrace' Is Right

That was the title of an op-ed in today's New York Times opinion column after Tuesday's ruling the slimy U.S. Supreme Court made in the case of Khaled el-Masri, the German citizen of Lebanese heritage who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in a case of mistaken identity, where he was then tortured extensively, interrogated, and sent to Afghanistan where he was detained for months. Since extraordinary-rendition was allowed to grow thanks to Clinton, it has become increasingly clear that the government wants to use the "war on terror" as a way to gain full control over anybody and everybody they deem fit.

They ruled in the case that this man's human rights were less important than disclosing "state secrets." That is what you call an admission of guilt, but they're just not willing to pay for their own actions like they want us to. They don't even want us to have the chance. How is the world going to view this, not to mention adding it to our already scarily bad foreign policy? Our administration wants the world to follow their orders, and follow their ideas of how they should live and run their countries, but yet they pull something like this. This administration has a stranglehold over our judicial system, and it has to stop. The Supreme Court turned down an appeal without a single comment, and the use of the state secrets doctrine is all they could come up with in not even willing to hear the case. Our judges no longer represent law or the common citizen, but lawbreakers in our own country who hide under the phrase "national security." What national security? They are taking that away whether we like it or not. While they have the typical sheep here terrified of other groups of people, they're destroying our sovereignty right under our own eyes daily in cases like this.

This proves that the majority of our judicial system has no desire to grant the will of the people in this country, or follow the rule of law as the constitution states. This is no longer a democracy. We're living in slave-state of tyranny under ruthless dictators, and if some citizens of this country feel the need to vote in another dictator candidate, they deserve the same tragic fate that should ultimately come down to their rulers. Judges Thomas Selby Ellis III and Robert King, CIA director George J. Tenet, and CIA director Porter Goss are all fully to blame for this atrocity (can't forget Bush), but definitely not limited to, and all anger should be directed towards them. Germany should further release all names they have found involved in this illegal act for all to see, and against the will of our increasingly unstable government. If we're supposed to pay for our actions, they should be too, right?

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