Podcast – Torture Photos Released – A Reparations APP

Today I will discuss 200 photos the ACLU demanded our Military release documenting the horrific acts of torture our service men and women perpetrated on the innocent detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, at places like the infamous Abu Ghraib facility.

I also discuss reparations and one black activist’s want for America to pay up. The good news is that if you happen to be white and guilty about being so, there is an APP just for you.

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Does Judge Want More Terrorism?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Leftist U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein has ordered the U.S. military to release photographs of detainees being abused from at least seven different sites in Afghanistan and Iraq.

His ruling on Friday gives the government two months to decide whether to appeal before the photos could be released. Naturally, it was the ACLU who brought the case before the court, demanding government transparency and accountability.

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It is believed that there may be anywhere between a few dozen to thousands of such photographs.

Not that I’m necessarily against the release of the photos – I must admit I really don’t care one way or the other, but that aside, I have two questions. Why release them – to what end? And exactly who is this judge and what could be his real motivation for the ruling?

First the Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein. He is a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He received his law degree from Columbia Law School. Who else went to Columbia? Oh that’s right – our esteemed president. Just saying, as a fun factoid.

Hellerstein was personally recommended to progressive President Bill Clinton by the late liberal democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan. One of Moynihan’s more famous or infamous progressive quips was: “The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.” Ah – the progressive mantra. I guess so can the judiciary, but to the left, it’s really all the same. read more

Not Quite the Same Outrage

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember this?

May 14, 2005: In Pakistan, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) President Qazi Hussain Ahmad said that desecration of the Holy Quran is a desecration of the whole Muslim Ummah.

Ahmad’s MMA contacted Islamic movements all over the world to organize protests and he added that a mammoth protest rally would be held in Islamabad.

And what was all this uproar over? As you may recall, the outrage was spawned from a Quran being flushed down a toilet at Gitmo. Only problem – it never happened. That didn’t seem to matter.

Like you, I remember Muslims being apoplectic over it and the left going bananas, repeating the bogus Newsweek report as if it were gospel. The hand wringing and apologies over the non-incident were so over-the-top as to be almost comical. Those who had nothing at all to do with any of the supposed incidences of abuse were both apologetic to the Muslim world and infuriated at the Christian west.

And how about Abu Ghraib where detainees were forced to wear women’s underwear. Oh the horror! There of course was world wide condemnation of such treatment, with still more protests by outraged Muslims.

Yet I don’t see or hear that same global indignation over the barbaric acts perpetrated by radical Islamists on Christians or their holy property. read more