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A Big 'Fuck You' from the Supreme Court
« on: June 30, 2011, 09:45:56 am »
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2011/06/28/us-supreme-court-refuses-to-allow-abu-ghraib-torture-victims-to-sue-military-contractors/


Now private citizens contracted by the Military have free reign to break both local laws and international treaties.


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Re: A Big 'Fuck You' from the Supreme Court
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 03:26:23 pm »
"All's fair in love and war"?  I think the "combat activities" was a loophole that was used effectively, as was the use of contractors outright.  They seem to be escaping prosecution wholesale for deeds done in Iraq and Afghanistan the last decade or so (and elsewhere, I'd imagine, as well...).

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Re: A Big 'Fuck You' from the Supreme Court
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 05:34:03 am »
Oh hey, I think I have something about this:

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As you might imagine, having a country run by combinations of agents from these two factions has led to a bloated, corrupt bureaucracy ruled by nefarious sociopaths with total disregard for individual liberty or happiness, an insulated ruling class who feel justified in spending the nation into bankruptcy while indiscriminately killing non-citizens overseas (either in “self-defense” through wars of aggression or for “humanitarian purposes” to ensure cheap access to natural resources in foreign nations) and imposing blatantly illegal restrictions on their serfs’ activities in the homeland. Luckily for the members of the Council they also control the courts, who ostensibly watch the watchmen but are mostly packed with watchmen as well, meaning even with the right to vote, run for office and file suit against the government the serfs are effectively (though unofficially and therefore legally) disenfranchised.
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