Posted by Special Agent Morans in Defense of the Fatherland
The price of ordered liberty is constant vigilance.
I am still trying to learn the new rules. Lets say this guy, Mostafa Tabatabainejad, who got tasered by Campus Cops at UCLA had not been a US Citizen, would the Campus Cops tasering him be ok? How about if he was under actual suspicion by the Campus Cops, since his name was Mostafa, like Terrrorists are often named, Mostafa? Well, ok, so let's say it was an employee of the CIA who had suspicions, and Mostafa was not a citizen, they could take him off the streets and torture him, right? Only it would not be torture, because America does not torture, that is contrary to our truth and freedom loving values. But the CIA interrogators could hurt him short of killing him. That would not be illegal, it would be the law as we now have it. The law is that those who are not citizens, who are named Mostafa, or in some other way are suspicious, to an employee of the CIA, get to be tortured by the CIA in secret facilities. Am I right? And if that proves insufficient, and there are still terrorist attacks going on, maybe we should just round up all the Mostafa's and torture them. So they are citizens, so what? They are still maybe Terrorists. We can't have suspected Terrorists running around. Torture them all. What do we have to lose? Of course, I don't want to get ahead of myself. I just want to make sure I understand the current rules.
Video from the scene here. There is a petition you can sign, by some guy, Asad Saqib, who also has a Terrorist sounding name. YouTube is doing a great disservice by promoting such citizen videos. It just makes it harder for us in The Fatherland Security Forces, and paramilitary security units, to do our job discreetly. If Americans see the brutality, like at Abu Ghraib, it just leads to hand-wringing. People, please, will you just let us do our jobs? The man did not have his library card. What do you expect us to do?