Four handy rules to understand American empire

Salon’s Glenn Greenwald provides direction:

The Rules of American Justice are quite clear:

(1)… If you are a high-ranking government official who commits war crimes, you will receive full-scale immunity, both civil and criminal, and will have the American President demand that all citizens Look Forward, Not Backward.

(2)… If you are a low-ranking member of the military, you will receive… relatively trivial punishments… in order to protect higher-ranking officials and cast the appearance of accountability.

(3)… If you are a victim of American war crimes, you are a non-person with no legal rights or even any entitlement to see the inside of a courtroom.

(4)… If you talk publicly about any of these war crimes, you have committed the Gravest Crime — you are guilty of… espionage… –… and will have the full weight of the American criminal justice system come crashing down upon you.

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