Evolution of Dispossession

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Iran Ordered to Pay $50 Million for Wachsman

I was not familiar with the details of this case, but a few thoughts popped into my head while reading this article.

#1 If a US citizen joins a foreign army and something bad happens to that person as a result, then why are the US courts deliberating on this?

It seems that when John Walker Lindh joined the Taliban he forfeited his rights as a US citizen, so why does Wachsman deserve special treatment?

#2 If Iran can be held responsible for the actions of Hamas without a shred of proof of material support, and the US arms Israel (which is a matter of public record) which just committed egregious war crimes against the Gazan population (as asserted by the UN and independent human rights groups) then should the US not be held accountable by applying the same standard?

This case stinks of arrogant double-standards.

1 comment:

MOM said...

My other post under "Israel ends its investigation...blah, blah, blah" should have been here. I made the mistake of multiplying by $5 million for each innocent murdered in Gaza. It should have been $50 million..i.e., one Wachsman for one Palestinian-ratio. There should be $60 Billion awarded to innocents in Gaza, not $6 Billion!