Saturday, July 20, 2013

13-07-21 US: Icons of the Battle against Truth


13-07-21 US: Soviet era show trials...

Part of the ongoing series of kinky role-reversal acts... jz

Outrage over judge allowing Govt to reopen case for baseless slander

In an extremely rare, last-minute move weeks after the government rested its case, military judge Col. Denise Lind allowed prosecutors to expand their rebuttal case, making way for unsupported accusations against PFC Bradley Manning. The late addition far exceeded the usual limits of a simple rebuttal, once again raising supporters’ and journalists’ suspicions about the validity and fairness of the proceedings.

Specialist Jihrleah Showman, drawn by Debra Van Poolen.
Specialist Jihrleah Showman, drawn by Debra Van Poolen.
In a cynical move, the government prosecution recalled former Specialist Jihrleah Showman, a supervisor against whom Manning had filed an Equal Opportunity complaint. Following Manning’s complaint, Showman was admonished for her use of homophobic language in conversation and workplace signage. In the years since, she has vied for media appearances, augmented by her own vitriolic Tweets, attacking Manning as well as his supporters. Now, at the eleventh hour, she claims to recall a conversation with the 25-year-old army private in which he allegedly shared anti-American opinions.

13-07-21 US: This is the dawn of the Medieval-Digital Era!

Gitmo prisoners

Which has been my fundamental claim in recent years: Under the Bush II/Obama regime, the US governemnt has asserted its right to deprive of life, liberty, and property of the People with no due process of law  (separate discussion rooms were opened for the quetsion:What is "due process", and What is "is").  With it, the issues of other violations of the US law, or of the US Constitution, should be deemed only a distraction, focusing on legal rights that have been established over less than 300 years.  The regression in the US over the past decade or two stretches back closer to the time of the Magna Carta ("the cornerstone of the US Constitution", according to Justice Brennan, Jr), some 800 years ago, when protection aginst such deprivation of life, liberty, property by the king was established.  
~This is the dawn of the Medieval-Digital Era!~  jz

US Citizen Killed By His Own Government
4 Minute Video
The ACLU and CCR have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government's killings of U.S. citizens last year violated the Constitution's fundamental guarantee against the deprivation of life without due process of law.