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The Scott Horton Show
8/9/13 The Other Scott Horton
The Other Scott Horton, human rights lawyer and blogger at Harper’s Magazine, discusses why the government isn’t charging Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan with terrorism; the early warning signs of Hasan’s instability that his superiors disregarded; differing opinions on whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a traitor or a hero; and why Russia ultimately granted Snowden asylum.
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  1. persnipoles August 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    ~7:28 “he’s an officer in the US armed forces…[so he] can’t just…fight for the other side with impunity. …”
    Well, I’d have hoped nobody thinks they’re ‘fighting’ ‘with impunity.’ If you can’t get hit, it’s not really a ‘fight.’ He got wounded, right?
    Also: if not think of “the chaos you would have in wartime.” !!!
    I think ~’why not treat him as a POW?’ still stands after that answer. What the criminal charges evoke is the idea that obedience to them trumps conscience. And ‘we’ apparently had higher standards for dem-natsees. I gather we’re supposed to be horrified by comparisons-to-dem-natsees, but that’s a red herring: the issue I raised I stated just fine. Read it again if necessary. Why not just admit that what’s called ‘justice’ here is just war by other means?
    ‘We’ even skidaddle when collaborators won’t give ‘us’ criminal immunity anymore, so why charge criminally ‘the enemy?’ How are ‘we’ getting away with ‘them’ not charging ‘us?’ Er, well, imagine-the-chaos if that happened? That’s certainly their train-of-thought: that’s chaos they don’t want to bear, regardless if it’s right for them to bear it. What chaos is inflicted on dem-moozlims who can’t manage to press charges on US military members? Dish it out but can’t take it. It is exceptionalism, though it’s probably not uniquely American-Exceptionalism.
  2. eCAHNomics August 11, 2013 at 10:42 am
    Think of how many additional Syrians are dying in the here & now because the summit was canceled. Bravo Snowden.
    Howard Uhal August 12, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    Snowdon did not cancel the summit, Obama did.
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