Friday, August 17, 2007


Even after conviction, Padilla had the best of this argument and his original lawyer was a credit to the profession.

No matter what his "scum bucket" factor, an American citizen can be dealt with in the American justice system. For U.S. citizens there is no need for Secret Squirrel Courts. If the administration would simply believe in it, there is a perfectly good justice system into which to put miscreant Americans.

Now, the lawyer for Mr.-Bradley-Matriculation has a more difficult way to go, claiming a citizen's due process for a visitor but it is tough to make an argument that our society is much different from theirs when we lock up "suspects" incommunicado.

Anyhow, have a good weekend in the Land of the Free.


At 3:11 PM, August 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Mr.-Bradley-Matriculation?

At 3:47 PM, August 17, 2007, Blogger TOOKIE said...

Johnny Walker Lindh got American courts also . If your a citizen here then i agree .

But if you are a Terrorist , you do not fall under any international law except Pirates ....

Not sure if you brushed up on the Current Int's Law of the Sea but Pirates do not get much of a shot .

Usually one between the eyes !

At 3:53 PM, August 17, 2007, Blogger UMRBlog said...

That would be al-Marri. It's in the link.

Point being, I agree with him re Padilla but don't think the argument necessarily stretches to al-Marri.

Thank you for illustrating why I don't like click-links or c&p. I only do click-links by popular demand and I could quit at any time.


At 6:39 PM, August 18, 2007, Blogger UMRBlog said...

The argument in favor of declaring JWL an enemy combatant was MUCH stronger than that against Padilla. He was at least allegedly captured in combat formation aligned against U.S. soldiers.

I guess you know there are basically two kinds of modern pirates: scavengers and predators. Scavengers do the work of the coast guard and interdict coke boats. The takeovers are almost always easy but it is important to future success as a pirate that the vertically integrated drug lord who owns the boat and its contents not be able to trace any pirate folk. Michael Vick-like things get done to traced scavenger pirates. The coast guard tends not to look for scavengers. There are some serious administrative problems with holding a crew of this kind of pirates together and keeping their unsocialable behavior from bleeding into the work. Whacked out mercenaries tend to attract unwanted attention.

Predator pirates usually operate off the coast of Africa. They are high-tech armed robbers and often enthusiastic murderers. It seems to me, from the little bit I have heard of this work, that they mostly trade on inside information as to when gotrocks types are going to be on the high seas.

At 11:56 AM, August 19, 2007, Blogger TOOKIE said...

JWL and JP are both Americans , no matter what sicko crap they have pulled the Larry Flint rule comes to play .

"If the system will work for total scumbags , just think what it will do for you "

I would never support secret courts for Americans . For rag tag terrorists with no real country , they get what they deserve . They are playing hardball vs major league Team .


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