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Indeed. That would be great, I think.
 But ever since 9/11 the use of criminal prosecution, and indeed the whole notion of the courts as effective support for a civilized response to crime has just melted away. I think in part because empires seem to require a two-tiered administrative structure, with legal immunity for the enforcers,
and of course because so much of current actions are illegal in themselves.

The greatest victim of empire-think has been the whole notion of living under a system of laws that are recognized as in the main just, and are therefore obeyed, in the main.
There is no crime so heinous that good connections can't bury. "Enhanced Interrogation" indeed.
The social glue has largely melted.  

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Thu Oct 13th, 2011 at 05:41:35 AM EST
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See this from a week ago
So a panel operating out of the White House -- that meets in total secrecy, with no known law or rules governing what it can do or how it operates -- is empowered to place American citizens on a list to be killed by the CIA, which (by some process nobody knows) eventually makes its way to the President, who is the final Decider.


Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2011 at 05:49:00 AM EST
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Yeah.  Saw that, in several forms. Perhaps the clearest example of what I was talking about.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Oct 16th, 2011 at 01:44:45 AM EST
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