Even if George Zimmerman is arrested, tried and acquitted, he will be a marked man for the rest of his life (or at least until Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson can find another cause to support).
At this point, no one knows all the facts, except George Zimmerman. All we have is partial police reports, rumors, and demagoguery. Zimmerman has been tried and convicted by the press, and sentenced to death by the New Black Panthers.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia ||
If it had been a white teenager who was shot, and a 28-year-old black guy who shot him, the black guy would have been arrested.
Not exactly Rambler. We have an eye witness, doctors reports on Zimmermans injuries, autopsy on the hoody, back ground checks and most importantly, Due Process of law to review all of the above.
Also, we have a mob that is wantong to throw Due Process out the window and demand society adhere to mob rule.
All the ones who are trying to gin up mob rule should be the first ones arrested, prosecuted/impeached and/or deported back to Indonesia or Kenya becauyse every one of these agitators are listed on the visitors log of the oval office.
Posted by: George Ebbeamp4828 ||
I haven't liked the media acting as judge and jury. Why are they using such a young photo of Treyvon? Zimmerman is Hispanic, it seems the media wants Zimmerman to be white. Calling him a white hispanic? Why aren't the panthers being prosecuted for their threats. For what's his name giving out Zimmermans address putting that family in danger.
Without having all the facts; just from what I've heard I don't think Zimmerman can use the self defense law if he was following him. But without knowing all the facts we don't know anything yet.
To see all of these so called leaders making racist remarks it really shows their stupidity. This shows how some of our elected officials act deciding policy, frightening actually.
The media malpractice involved in this case might benefit Zimmerman as folks will be looking for a mugshot looking white guy and not reality. Just change his name to his Hispanic side and he will fade away.
Henry Kissinger got out of Germany shortly before the round-up of all Jews. He was drafted into the Army, got his citizenship, and fought in Europe landing shortly after D-Day. He was in an Infantry unit. I'm not excusing his actions while Secretary of State, just cutting him a bit of slack.
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
Linked fixed - sorry about that.
Kissinger is an interesting fixture in Washington. That short opinion piece wasn't primarily aimed at the general public - it was aimed at the inside-the-Beltway foreign policy wonkdom, and perhaps in support of the Republicans in the general election.
Kissinger's giving the insiders the vocabulary to use in order to disassociate themselves from the fiasco Obama and his Krew have created and the vocabulary the Republicans can use to attack Obama on foreign policy. He's doing this by calling out the huge shift in priorities that have driven this administration's interaction with other countries, using deceptively mild language. The WaPo can scarcely turn down an editorial page column from Dr. K., especially one whose impact probably went right by the J-school grads at the paper. The wonks will realize a major shot across the Dems' bow for the fall.
First volley in the general election campaign on the foreign policy front. It fits well but probably wasn't coordinated with what appears to be Romney's strategy: start by putting Obama on the defensive, hard, on foreign policy grounds while also building the narrative about domestic / economic issues.
It's no accident this appeared in the first Sunday paper after Obama's "flexibility" open mic comment re: Russia.
I am not so sure this is true
"No smoking gun evidence has emerged of officials helping hide the bin Laden family. If the US had found links to the shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence agency -- with its long connection to Afghan Jihadi groups -- among data recovered from the Abbottabad house, then you can be sure we would have heard about it by now."
It could be that Pakistani intelligence always covered its tracks and/or the US intelligence for its own reasons is not talking.
I have a theory:
The ISI was keeping Osama as a bargaining chip. The goal was to extrort as much money and military hardware as possible before giving him up. Throughout the entire GWOT, I've noticed a pattern: Whenever the US began to complain publically about Pakistan's cooperation, they'd arrest another Al Qaeda big whig.
The takedown of Bin Ladin seems outside the usual pattern (at least from the Pakistani reaction to it). They seem especially angry that the Americans were able to do this on their own.
My suspicion is that they grabbed Zawahiri from his safehouse and have him protected in a super secure and defended location. I expect them to play super hard-ball with us before they give him up.
Posted by: Frozen Al ||