2011-12-12naomiwolf.org

``Perhaps Congress assumes that it will always only be `they' who are targeted for arrest and military detention: but sadly, Parliamentary leaders are the first to face pressure, threats, arrest and even violence when the military obtains to power to make civilian arrests and hold civilians in military facilities without due process. There is no exception to this rule. Just as I traveled the country four years ago warning against the introduction of torture and secret prisons -- and confidently offering a hundred thousand dollar reward to anyone who could name a nation that allowed torture of the `other' that did not eventually turn this abuse on its own citizens -- (confident because I knew there was no such place) -- so today I warn that one cannot name a nation that gave the military the power to make civilian arrests and hold citizens in military detention, that did not almlost at once turn that power almost against members of that nation's own political ruling class.''



Comments: Be the first to add a comment

add a comment | go to forum thread