Several readers have send in emails pointing out how there may be something of a double-standard in American military justice staring us in the face which is not being given voice in the MainStreamMedia (MSM) which is off running some kind of context-free agenda, but here’s the point of the multiple emails making the rounds:
What the angry emails point out is that the treatment of Bales seems to be almost on a “railroad track” which is vastly different than the treatment of the “suspect” in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings who has not yet been brought to trial. From Wikipedia:
The Fort Hood shooting was a mass shooting that took place on November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, the most populous U.S. military installation in the world, located just outside Killeen, Texas. In the course of the shooting, a single gunman killed 13 people and wounded 29 others. It is the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base.
The sole suspect is Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army Major serving as a psychiatrist. He was shot and taken into custody by Department of the Army Civilian Police officers, and is now paralyzed from the chest down. Hasan has been charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder under the Uniform Code of Military Justice; he may face additional charges at court-martial. If he is convicted, there is a chance he could be given the death penalty.
Hasan is an American Muslim of Palestinian descent. Internal Army reports indicate officers within the Army had discussed what they characterized as Hasan’s tendencies toward radical Islam since 2005.
As one reader noted: There is something seriously wrong here when a noncom soldier in a combat zone “loses it” and heads immediately into trial while a commissioned officer who [we have to say allegedly] kills 13 of our own soldiers and wounds 29 is still not yet at trial.
Just so we’re straight on this: In February, a judge ruled that Hasan will stand trial on June 12th, so no, his case has not been forgotten. And more than a few people (including me) will be watching to see if the military allows as much prep time for Bales or whether the winds of political pressure will blow stronger.
Marine May Be Bounced
As speaking of which, a Marine Sergeant may be facing dismissal from the Corp for putting up a Facebook page which is anti-Obama. Apparently, Sgt. Gary Stein’s Armed Forces Tea Party page is a bit much for the military establishment.
More Justice Problems
Then there’s the police chief of Stanford, Florida who has temporarily stepped down, say reports like this one, over the shooting of an un-armed black man by an armed neighborhood watch volunteer. Rev. Al Sharpton was among those at the Thursday community protest demonstration.
Within a week, or two, we expect this will be back in headlines again and charges being filed would not surprise us. In the meantime, we realize Justice is supposed to be blind, but with headlines like the ones this morning, we can help wondering if the blindfold hasn’t been slipped a bit.
I couldn’t help but notice, since I wrote the piece Ammo Shortage 2.0 which appeared over on the www.strategic-living.net site on Wednesday (the story is in the Strategic View #5 article) that gun sales are also continuing to climb with gunmaker Ruger mentioning this in the Q1 sales report Wednesday:
“Despite the Company’s continuing successful efforts to increase production rates, the incoming order rate exceeds our capacity to rapidly fulfill these orders. Consequently, the Company has temporarily suspended the acceptance of new orders. “
Wow….but I’m just guessing that this is what happens when free people notice Justice is on spring break. Oh, and the radio bloviators fan this for all its worth, too. Decreases the odds of peace and harmony breaking out, that’s for damn sure.
Stealing Future Dreams
There’s that damn headline again… “Student-Loan Debt Tops $1 Trillion” right there on the Wall St. Journal site.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: The bankster-class has hung our children out to dry with the ONLY debt that can’t be routinely discharged through bankruptcy. Until this changes, the future is downhill from here. It’s false advertising to call such things “loans” when it’s really a mortgage – a contract unto death and should be disclosed as such: You are mortgaging your life.
Turnabout is Fair Play Dept.
Plenty of headlines about which could give a thoughtful person than the banker class is really our to screw anyone they can. But an RT story this week turns tables on the banker-screwer class by reporting that “Banking Services Withdrawn: Madrid escorts declare sex war…”
It goes without saying that the screwing of the public wasn’t enough, apparently.
Crackpot Quake Theory
On the brighter side, sometimes connecting the dots in the headlines can be a lot of (whimsical) fun. For example, while from a civil libertarian standpoint, it’s a concern that the US relaxes limits on use of data in terror analysis” there may be a tie-in to a a 5.6 earthquake in Australia this morning.
My crackpot theory is the reason for the quake 200-miles from the US/Aussie snooping post near Alice Springs at Pine Gap may be due to the weight of all the paperwork piling up there…
My new crackpot theory says to expect quakes near the Buckley Air Force base in Colorado, Menwith Hill in England, and maybe in Utah near that NSA super-site.
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