The Rules of American Justice

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Thu, 26 Jan 2012 08:55:22 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

From a series of tweets by @ZahraBilloo, starting here:

The Rules of American Justice are quite clear:

(1) If you are a high-ranking government official who commits war crimes, you will receive full-scale immunity, both civil and criminal, and will have the American President demand that all citizens Look Forward, Not Backward.

If you are a low-ranking member of the military, you will receive relatively trivial punishments in order to protect higher-ranking officials and cast the appearance of accountability.

(3) If you are a victim of US war crimes, you are a non-person with no legal rights or even any entitlement to see the inside of a courtroom.

(4) If you talk publicly about any of these war crimes, you have committed the Gravest Crime — you are guilty of espionage – and will have the full weight of the American criminal justice system come crashing down upon you.

"Bradley Manning should’ve really considered committing some war crimes instead of exposing them."

Rules of American justice: a tale of three cases -

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