Making a mockery of Patriot Act

  • 19 Feb 2010 04:40:22 GMT

    Sri Lanka too should formulate a Patriotic Act. Short and simple... it will be on the lines of... Anyone opposing anything done by the Government in power is not a patriot and will be deemed to be a Traitor and will be liable to be held indefinitely in custody until indicted by the Attorney-General in the High Court for pleading, trial and sentencing.

    Upon being found guilty a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment shall be imposed by such court without the prospect of any Appeal to a higher court.

  • 19 Feb 2010 13:28:16 GMT

    If you ever get a chance, go and see a movie called `The most dangerous man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers` which has been nominated for an Oscar for the best documentary. It shows in stunning clarity USA`s attitude towards other nations, particularly Vietnam. Pentagon papers revealed how Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon repeatedly lied to congress and to the American people to justify the war in Vietnam. An unforgettable quote for me was hearing Richard Nixon openly declaring to staff `I don`t care about civilian deaths`. Thousands upon thousands of civilians have been killed by their policies, but how come none of them faced war crimes trials?

    This is the attitude they have towards all non-white nations. We are expendable.

    Ellsberg continues to campaign against USA`s involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. The movie is highly recommended, it will open your eyes as never before.

  • 19 Feb 2010 19:21:06 GMT

    [Johnson, Kennedy and Nixon repeatedly lied to congress]

    Add to that GWB and his fairy story of WMD in Iraq.

    When the US kills civillians in its endeavor in fighting terrorism they are silent about everything. BUT when SL fights and ends terrorism killing the worlds most deadly terrorists it is looked as a crime against humanity!!

    [Thousands upon thousands of civilians have been killed by their policies but how come none of them faced war crimes trials?]

    Who`s duty is it to arrest the World`s Policeman??????

    The Int.Court of Justice passed judgment against the US and ordered reparation to be paid to Nicaragua a few years ago after the US placed sea-mines in Nicaruguan territorial waters and caused harm to some Nicaruguan civillian ships, BUT the US totally disregarded the ICJ order anddid not pay any reparation. If any other country had ignored an ICJ order the US would have been the first to cry foul and pressed the UN to impose sanctions.

  • 19 Feb 2010 23:31:22 GMT

    [Well the West definition of Terrorist are simple. People who target the US and the West are terrorist. The others are freedom fighters]

    Now, who is the terrorist, MR or SF?

  • 19 Feb 2010 23:36:27 GMT

    [Upon being found guilty a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment shall be imposed by such court without the prospect of any Appeal to a higher court]

    Upon being found not guilty, (take a page from JRJ`s book and) bring the accused in front of the parliament and let the legislators decide the sentence by a vote.

    Addendum: The President must have, in his pocket, undated resignation letters of more than 50% of the representatives.

  • 20 Feb 2010 19:45:11 GMT

    [Upon being found not guilty, (take a page from JRJ`s book and) bring the accused in front of the parliament and let the legislators decide the sentence by a vote.

    Addendum: The President must have, in his pocket, undated resignation letters of more than 50% of the representatives]

    I second that!! And move to make the resignation letters from 100% of the reps!!

  • 23 Feb 2010 23:35:34 GMT

    In US one got the freedom to take any one before the justice system or publicly disagree with the president try doing that in Sri Lanka.Or make fun of King Percy and his brother George in Public.Now any one living in US who don`t like the way the country is manipulating rest of the world to their advantage take the next Air Lanka Plane back home to paradise this should apply to rest of the hypocrites that living in Europe,UK,Australia and New Zealand. All of you will be welcome to immigrate to Venezuela, China,Iran and Libya friends of Sinhalese Sri Lankans.Its Michel Moore syndrome he hates capitalist but don`t mind making money for himself by using capitalist and their system he even get his films subsidies from the US another hypocrite.