Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Making Stalin Proud - Part 2

Omar Khadr was 15 when he was captured in Afghanistan in 2002, the only survivor of a firefight and an air strike on a Taliban position. He was near death, with wounds to his eyes and shoulder and shot twice in the back. The Americans accused the boy of having thrown a hand grenade during the military encounter that resulted in the death of a US soldier.


The charge against Khadr is an invention. We don’t know whether Khadr was a combatant or just happened to be in the place where the American attack took place.


If a case can be worse, it is the case of the young American educated neuroscientist, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.


Siddiqui and her three young children were kidnaped. Siddiqui was tortured and abused by the Americans and their Pakistani puppets simply because Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, according to Wikipedia her second husband’s uncle, mentioned her name during one of the 180 times that he was waterboarded.


Siddiqui’s young children apparently are still missing. While she was in detention, Siddiqui herself was shot in the stomach by an American soldier, allegedly after she managed to seize his rifle and point it at him. This absurd story was enough for federal judge Richard Berman to sentence her to prison for 86 years for assault with a deadly weapon and attempting to kill U.S.personnel.


The hallmarks of the remade US legal system, thanks to the “war on terror,” are coerced self-incrimination and indefinite detention or murder without charges or evidence. “Freedom and democracy” America has resurrected the legal system of the Dark Ages.

  Paul Craig Roberts

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