Brain Dropping #73
The Chain Of Culpability. Breaking news: “A Federal jury has returned guilty verdicts against four
Blackwater operatives involved in the 2007 massacre of 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square. Nicholas
Slatten was found guilty of first degree murder. The three other guards were convicted of voluntary manslaughter. The possible sentences range from thirty years to life.”
And so the small-fry pay the price while the big fish swim free.
If indeed we were truly a nation of law, the breaking news would read: “George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Barak Obama, almost all the craven members of Congress, plus The New York Times editors, The Washington Post editors, the rest of the chickenshit media, and a significant percentage of the gullible American people, were found guilty by a jury of their peers of being accessories before and after the fact in the indiscriminate slaughter of Iraqi and Afghani citizens. Good people allowed the triumph of evil by doing nothing. The judge, in charging the jury before the verdict, showed remarkable courage, putting his career on the line by stating: “There is a chain of culpability. These four men reflect a culture of irrational violence and contempt for the rule of law condoned by powerful people. Don’t be guided by the deference paid to people in high office – people who seem to be above the fray. Be sure to connect the dots of responsibility and deliberate on decisions made in the halls of power which sow the seeds of murder by violating international law against torture and the bombardment of women and children. I urge you to be mindful of the fact that though these men wantonly killed seventeen innocent civilians, the decisions of their superiors led to the murder of hundreds of thousands.”