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How liberals are dealt with in Ruskia

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by HankHill, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. HankHill

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    I think our fate is sealed, we are officially doomed :(
     
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    Its a shame how political opponents are dealt with in Russia, but this is ultimately nothing new in Russia. The important thing here is that Bush is gone, and the suspended Constitution that came with it.

    Now hopefully America can see a system where they arent subjected to unwarranted wiretaps, and a suspension of the 4th amendment. America without Bush has made a major step away from the tyranny abused by Putin, because Bush has not been much better.
     
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    Yes, we must believe in the hope for the change of the progress.....excuse me while I mop up the drool
     
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    ...... its the fact that there is no one with the political balls to stand up this man thats the most depressing part........

    What do you mean?
     
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    Now we have a new definition for the term "liberal": "People who are fighting for human rights and the rule of law."

    Given that definition, it is a shame how liberals are treated in Russia, as well as in many other countries. I'd be willing to bet that the situation is even worse in North Korea, for example.

    We can thank the framers of the Constitution, as well as the many who have fought to preserve that Constitution, for the right to be "liberal" and fight for human rights and the rule of law.

    Given that definition, if we "liberalize" this country, then we'd become a nation of people fighting for human rights and the rule of law.

    So, how would that be "goodnight Sally"?
     
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    NO American in America was subject to any unwarranted wiretaps nor was any American in America subject to any unwarranted search and seizures.

    When you say things that are at the very least, lacking in care, and at the most an outright lie in a world forum you do damage to our country.
     
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    I was just reading in the newpaper about a local officail whose home was mistakenly raided on a drug raid by the DEA. They killed his dogs, terroriized the family, ramsacked his home, left everyone traumatized, then sheepishly left and claimed this local official and his wife had been brutalized because they had shown signs of resistance. They had no warrant - their warrant was 'en route'.
     
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    do you have a link or can you give more information to what paper so I can look it up myself
     
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    Unfortunately, it does...but usually the media is so craven that they do not have to kill any journalists..just sack them

    "..In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that forced a long-overdue investigation of a very dark chapter of recent U.S. foreign policy – the Reagan-Bush administration’s protection of cocaine traffickers who operated under the cover of the Nicaraguan contra war in the 1980s.

    For his brave reporting at the San Jose Mercury News, Webb paid a high price. He was attacked by journalistic colleagues at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the American Journalism Review and even the Nation magazine. Under this media pressure, his editor Jerry Ceppos sold out the story and demoted Webb, causing him to quit the Mercury News. Even Webb’s marriage broke up.

    On Friday, Dec. 10, Gary Webb, 49, was found dead of an apparent suicide, a gunshot wound to the head.

    Whatever the details of Webb’s death, American history owes him a huge debt. Though denigrated by much of the national news media, Webb’s contra-cocaine series prompted internal investigations by the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department, probes that confirmed that scores of contra units and contra-connected individuals were implicated in the drug trade. The probes also showed that the Reagan-Bush administration frustrated investigations into those crimes for geopolitical reasons.

    Unintentionally, Webb also exposed the cowardice and unprofessional behavior that had become the new trademarks of the major U.S. news media by the mid-1990s. The big news outlets were always hot on the trail of some titillating scandal – the O.J. Simpson case or the Monica Lewinsky scandal – but the major media could no longer grapple with serious crimes of state.

    Even after the CIA’s inspector general issued his findings in 1998, the major newspapers could not muster the talent or the courage to explain those extraordinary government admissions to the American people. Nor did the big newspapers apologize for their unfair treatment of Gary Webb. Foreshadowing the media incompetence that would fail to challenge George W. Bush’s case for war with Iraq five years later, the major news organizations effectively hid the CIA’s confession from the American people.

    http://www.consortiumnews.com/2004/121304.html

    Comrade Stalin now basking in the news that he is Russia's third most popular figure
     
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