Thursday, February 14, 2008

JUSTICE ? AMERICAN STYLE

Some prisoners from Guantanamo are now to go on trial and the Americans are calling for the death penalty if they are found guilty.
There's a slight problem here which so called western democracies Britain included might have spotted.
That problem is,well, it's difficult to describe in a nice way because America (home of the brave and land of the free) has imprisoned and tortured these prisoners for 6 years without a trial. Quite a big omission when you are seeking justice and, telling the world that you stand for freedom, justice, and democracy eh ?

It's worth recalling how some of these people got there. Pakistani street criminals and gangsters were kidnapped, tortured and made to confess to being members of Al Qaeda they were then sold on to America at $5,000 a time and, he presto ! America were catching the bad guys. The Pakistan authorities were never convicted of collusion over this, right ?

I will be dead and long gone before America can hold it's head up in the world and I think there will be a lot more of this kind of sickening American behaviour to come.

Gordon Brown would do well to remember that 'if you lie down with dogs you wake up with flees'

Bush & co. get nostalgic for the 'good ole days when you could jest lynch em' without all this fuss.

15 comments:

Jack McGurk said...

Such an insightful blogpost, Councillor. You should write a book on "Courage".

ShrekBall said...

This must be a different set of people from the ones the US announced this week then. Evidence will be presented and discussed in court, something I would have thought you would have welcomed? Unless of course you think that the evidence will point to guilt?

So you are an apologist for some of the most fascist fanatics on the face of this planet?

That is the problem with the identity politics you are engaged in, you are forced to defend the indefensible simply because they are your enemy's enemy.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(ShrekBall) 09:43

These men were kidnapped, jailed and tortured for 6 yrs. and are now to be put on trial for their lives and you accuse me of defending the indefensible.

“So you are an apologist for some of the most fascist fanatics on the face of this planet“ ?

Fascist fanatics are capable of torture, imprisonment without trial and then finding them guilty before trial.

This is America backed by people like you of course.

Your antipathy to Labour continues to bring me great comfort.

Anonymous said...

These men were kidnapped, jailed and tortured for 6 yrs....

Says who?

Macnasty said...

You say Bush is nostalgic for the good old 'just lynch 'em days.'

Where is your evidence for this slander on a good man?

Being a member of the most corrupt party ever to disgrace British, or Scottish politics and a man infamous for his refusal to condemn suicide bombers hardly puts you in pole position to preach morality to Mr President.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 18/02/08

Me.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Macnasty) 18/02/08

Bush is not a good man and I’m not a member of the SNP.

Shotgun said...

Me.

And what makes you such an expert Rayleen?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Macnasty) 19/02/08

Thank you for giving me the chance to quote Einstein again, he of course said,

“Nationalism is the measles of the planet earth” but what would he know. He wasn’t even Scottish was he ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(The Incorrigible Plagiarist) 16:31

How do you maintain such originality in your comments ?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Shotgun) 19/02/08

Are you quite well ?

libhom said...

ShrekBall: Sadly, the military "courts" where the "trials" will take place have predetermined outcomes.

Don't fall prey to the Bush regime's lies. Those of us in the US have dealt with them for far too long.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(libhom) 24/02/08

A welcome light shining on American ‘justice’

Anonymous said...

I think you mean 'fleas' rather than 'flees'.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Anonymous) 29/02/08

It should have been an ‘a’ and I put an ‘e’ let me congratulate you sir/madam.

I’m humbled to learn that my blog is read by such a great mind.