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Re: “Wednesday Must Read: Bin Laden Was Unarmed; Brown’s Redevelopment Plan Called Illegal

Yes, but the 9/11 attacks can be seen as blow back from the United States international interventions. No one deserved to die on 9/11 but it can be seen as a consequence for our actions and imperialistic interventions abroad. Secondly if Osama is killed point blank unarmed it is important. The people killed on 9/11 were unarmed that’s why it is called a terrorist attack but as a human Osama should have rights. He should have been tried for crimes against humanity not executed on sight. Even if he is an 'evil' man (I would say he is a man who has done evil things) who deserves to die; this type of ‘justice’ also further establishes the American governments ability to do whatever they want. This attitude and form of ‘justice’ is what, in my opinion, got us in this situation in the first place. Also this means when the government is declaring someone an evil terrorist it is okay to just shoot them. So when people like Brian Manley are accused as being enemies of the state and evil for betraying his country (although I think he is exemplatory of the modern patriot) the precedent is set for the government to ignore his rights and define him as evil, even potentially kill him and getting away with it. I am not trying to imply the government is going to kill Brian Manley point blank but it is important to be able to identify this behavior, like how they are keeping Brian Manley in solitary confinement for no publicly stated reason. This can lead one to assume it is therefore abuse. Although this isn’t the same as the Osama case, it is the same behavior. Defining right and wrong by what the government wants to do, with disregard to its people, law and the rest of the international community.

Posted by Yikes!miller on 05/04/2011 at 12:27 PM

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