Supreme Court appears to back corporations in torture cases

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Lisa Simeone, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Disgusting. Just disgusting.

    We reap what we sow. And this will all -- is already -- coming back to bite us.

    Supreme Court appears to back corporations in torture cases

    Conservative justices indicate that multinational firms and political groups should be shielded from lawsuits in the U.S. over atrocities overseas.

    Only bright spot:

  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It's a good decision. Just as our military can't save the world, neither can our courts. The case involved a Dutch company purportedly responsible for atrocities in Nigeria. Let the Dutch & the Nigerians deal with it.

    Now if they would just apply the same common sense to some of this internet nonsense like the college student/webmaster in England or Herr Dotcom in New Zealand.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Oh, yeah, but the U.S. wants to prosecute (and imprison for life) non-American Julian Assange for a non-crime in non-USA.

    And this guy, who supposedly conspired to bomb places in Indonesia and Pakistan, two more non-American places:,0,2275399.story
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Agreed, though technically they might be in the right if it was actually Assange to broke into private what's-his-name's computer. As much as I emphathize with people who shed sunlight on government's dirty side, they do have to be prepared to pay the penalty when they're caught.

    The key is whether Assange accepted the documents or stole them -- remember that distinction from the Pentagon Papers case.

    On top of that, Assange is a conceited (expletive deleted). He's done a lot of good for the world but his payback is probably coming.

    There were American casualties (two injured) in that bombing, and it targeted a flagship American hotel often used by embassy personnel. Different ball game.
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I'm not going to defend anyone blowing anyone else up. But that means the U.S. is the guiltiest party by far. By so far we can't even talk about these things in the same breath.
    I realize this is beyond the scope of this thread, just throwing it out there. The hypocrisy of this country is off the charts.

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