Thursday, July 5, 2012

US Vendetta against Icelandic Member of Parliament

The US really seems to have a problem with the notion that their jurisdiction is or should be limited to the prosecuting of those who are either their own citizens, who commit crimes in their or other countries, or the citizens of other countries who commit crimes on their soil. It is utterly absurd to contend that those who reveal that the US war machine commits crimes, and then lie about them, as happened in the helicopter gunship attack on journalists, are themselves in any way party to a crime in thus causing some embarrassment to the US. Lies deserve embarrassment. Indeed one might instead argue that if those within the US responsible for prosecuting war crimes, which attacking unarmed civilians is (and which the US had clear video footage of) do not live up to their responsibilities to police their own, then it becomes the responsibility of all other nations, including Iceland, to bring such crimes to the light of day. Thanks, Iceland, and in particular Birgitta Jónsdóttir, for having the courage to do so. Evidence of a US judicial vendetta against WikiLeaks activists mounts