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Thread #151099   Message #3551882
Posted By: GUEST
22-Aug-13 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
It's not altogether certain that everyone deemed an "enemy combatant" is an "enemy combatant" because guess what? ...the government doesn't have to produce evidence, level criminal charges, or hold a trial. Pretty convenient, eh? Where's the accountability? Just put someone on a list for any reason at all (he was standing at the urinal next to the guy we "knew" was an "enemy combatant," so he must've been one too) and then disappear them, either by throwing them in Gitmo for the rest of their lives or drone-striking them. Wonder what "evidence" the government had against al-Awlaki's 16 year old son, a US citizen, other than his dad was deemed a "bad guy?" Guess just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, being born to the wrong father, or just hanging out in Yemen automatically makes one an "enemy combatant."

These are the kinds of outrageous crimes Manning and Snowden are trying to expose. More power to them, and those of their ilk.