Enemy Combatant

When some bloodthirsty jackass comes along and suggests that U.S. should chuck the 4th and 5th amendments to the Bill of Rights and Habeas Corpus and that the only sane thing to do is to reinvent the justice system along the lines of the Spanish Inquisition, they should be reminded of their handywork and asked to explaint it.  Thankfully, we may not have to listen to Republicans who hate justice, this time, but here is a link and a little quote to get the blood boling – link:

WASHINGTON — Some Republican lawmakers want President Obama to declare the surviving Boston bombing suspect an enemy combatant in order to question him without a lawyer and other protections of the criminal justice system, intensifying a recurring debate over how to handle terrorism cases arising inside the United States

If you can remember 9/11, then you can’t pretend not to know that there are dozens and dozens of poor souls rotting in a prison in Cuba who were labeled “enemy combatants.”  How has this concept of “enemy combatants” been working?  Well, check this link and quote from the linked article:

A week after a raid that put Guantanamo Bay’s largest and most communal prison camp under lockdown, the number of detainees the U.S. military says are participating in a 10-week-long hunger strike has grown to 63 of the 166 men held at the camp — more than one-third of the men incarcerated there, according to the Defense Department.

If you read the linked article you will get more information on suicide attempts, forced feedings, prison raids and emaciated prisoners.  This is literally the “enemy combatant” system at work.  Anyone who wants to argue that tossing the Consititution and the Bill of Rights overboard in order to carry out this method of ‘justice’ is a black-hearted fiend.


4 thoughts on “Enemy Combatant

  1. mueblespasayo

    Billionaire Bloomberg hops on board with reinterpreting the constitution. This is because some people want to take away our freedoms. You must have to be a billionaire or a lunatic to say without a sense of irony that we need to take freedom away in order to preserve freedom. The following two quoted paragraphs are followed by the link:

    “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
    . . .
    “Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.


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