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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Glenn Reynolds: Washington's culture of corruption rots on
[USATODAY] Obama Administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch said that the U.S. Attorney was using "prosecutorial discretion.” That discretion protected Lerner from the grand jury.

As Investor’s Business Daily editorialized, this sets an ugly precedent. Under the Obama administration, officials are above the law — at least so long as they’re targeting Obama’s political opponents. Accountability? Rule of Law? That’s just for the little people.

And that’s the worst outcome of all. It’s not just that evidence overwhelmingly points to the IRS having been weaponized in an effort to neutralize Obama’s Tea Party opposition. It’s that ordinary Americans can look at this and conclude that there’s no reason to follow the law if they can get away with breaking it since the people in charge of enforcing the law clearly regard it with contempt.

In an influential essay several years back, Gonzalo Lira warned of the coming middle-class anarchy, when ordinary Americans decide to be no more lawful than they have to be.

There are plenty of nations that work that way — where both the ruling class and the ruled view the law with contempt and obey it only when forced to. Such places are, generally, not as nice as places where the rule of law pertains. But avoiding that kind of outcome requires principles and self-discipline on the part of the ruling class, something that contemporary America conspicuously lacks. Welcome to the era of hope and change.
Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "principles and self-discipline on the part of the ruling class" What a quaint and outmoded idea.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 02/12/2016 1:45 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Will Saudi Arabia Send Ground Troops To Syria?
[IBTIMES] For the last year, many of the world's governments have been trying to answer the same fiendishly difficult question: How does one defeat the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group? Airstrikes have proved insufficient. The holy warriors still occupy vast swaths of Iraq and Syria and have since moved into Libya. Attacks are no longer bound by the borders of conflict -- at least a dozen countries have seen casualties on home soil. Nearly two years since the U.S. assembled an international coalition to counter the threat from the group, also known as ISIS, Defense Secretary Ash Carter and 48 of his allied counterparts are meeting in Brussels Thursday to ask once again -- but this time, they're hoping to find an answer.

The major talking point at NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
headquarters in the Belgian capital is whether ground troops will be the next strike against ISIS. Last week, a Saudi military front man announced the kingdom -- a long-time supporter of Syrian rebel groups opposing Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
-- was willing to send ground troops into Syria. But analysts are skeptical the country will follow through without backing from the U.S., The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and surrounding Gulf states.

"I certainly appreciate and value the Saudi willingness to engage on the ground. I think that would be a challenge for them if they try to take that on," Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday.
Posted by: Fred || 02/12/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia



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