Thursday, March 15, 2012

Glenn Greenwald on Beltway's supporters of terrorism

Glenn Greenwald:- my summary:

The law of the land, as upheld by the Supreme Court in Holder v Humanitarian Law, criminalizes purely political speech as "material support for terrorism" if the speech is performed in coordination with or at the direction of a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) is a designated Terrorist organization.

However, the MEK is against the current Iranian regime, and has a large number of American supporters who have received money from it, met its leaders, attended its meetings and publicly advocated on its behalf. These supporters include names like "Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, Michael Mukasey, Ed Rendell, Andy Card, Lee Hamilton, Tom Ridge, Bill Richardson, Wesley Clark, Michael Hayden, John Bolton, Louis Freeh".

By any standards of "equal justice for all" these supporters are guilty of material support for terrorism, and should receive the same jail sentences as other people convicted for speech far less connected with designated foreign terrorist organizations.

"With Equal Justice For All" is increasingly a cynical slogan.