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Title: There Is Still Time for Trump to Do the Right Thing
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URL Source: https://www.fff.org/2021/01/08/ther ... r-trump-to-do-the-right-thing/
Published: Jan 17, 2021
Author: Jacob G. Hornberger
Post Date: 2021-01-17 08:11:32 by Ada
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Views: 95
Comments: 8

It is amazing to me that President Trump has pardoned some people who he considered heroic while continuing to leave Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, two genuine heroes, in the lurch. Assange, of course, is getting the worst of it, given the brutal conditions under which U.S. and British officials have incarcerated him in England. But it still can’t be a bundle of joy for Snowden to be living in Russia, given the societal jail-like environment that comes with living under the Russian regime.

Consider Trump’s pardons of two former Border Patrol agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Campean. They were chasing an undocumented immigrant who was fleeing back to Mexico. The best account of what happened was detailed in a Texas Monthly article entitled “Badges of Dishonor.”

When the immigrant, Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila, held his hands up and tried to surrender, Campean swung at him with the butt of his gun. Aldrete-Davila then ran and both agents began firing at him. A bullet hit him in the buttock but he was able to make it back to Mexico.

The two agents then did their best to cover up their actions. They retrieved their shell casings and threw them into a ditch. When later investigated, they said that they had seen a shiny object in the victim’s hand and thought it was a gun. In their later criminal prosecution for assault, a federal jury concluded they were lying and convicted them.

One of the first things I learned as a kid from watching westerns on television was that you never shoot someone in the back. Doing that is about as cowardly and shameful as you can get.

But not according to Trump as well as a coterie of his conservative cohorts, They consider Ramos and Campean to be real heroes for “defending our border.” They point out that Aldrete-Davila’s vehicle contained 700 pounds of marijuana, as if furnishing pot to Americans who wish to smoke it is some sort of horrible offense. Never mind, also, that at the time they were firing their guns at Aldrete Davila’s back, they didn’t know about the pot.

Trump also pardoned another former Border Patrol agent, a man named Gary Brugman. He got convicted for brutally assaulting undocumented immigrants after they were already in captivity and behaving peacefully.

Trump also pardoned Joe Arpaio, the anti-immigrant crusading former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of contempt for refusing to comply with a court order to cease racial-profiling.

He also pardoned Blackwater personnel who were convicted of killing innocent Iraqis.

Now compare those people to Assange and Snowden, two men who have risked their lives, liberty, and well-being to disclose the truth about evil and immoral actions of the U.S. national-security establishment. That’s why the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA are going after them with vengeance — because they told the truth about the U.S. government.

Will Trump pardon these two genuine heroes? He might yet surprise me, but I doubt it because we can see from the people he has already pardoned that his values are warped and perverted. But he still has two weeks in which to do one right thing before he exits the White House.

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#1. To: Ada (#0)

The fucking illegal made it home, Ashli Babbitt wasn't so fortunate and she was an American.

"And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. "

Every county that Trump won should be declared a Conservative Republican sanctuary county !

noone222  posted on  2021-01-17   9:05:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: noone222 (#1)

Trump will go quietly into the night.

This country will be dragged into the sewer of Jew godless communism.

Cynicom  posted on  2021-01-17   9:30:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Ada (#0)

Snowden to be living in Russia, given the societal jail-like environment that comes with living under the Russian regime.

At least Snowden has had a child with Lindsay Mills who emigrated there to be with him. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-17   10:18:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Ada (#0)

I'm watching for a pardon of Assange also, but the sun is going down fast.

Snowden doesn't need a pardon and would probably be better off without one. If he gets a pardon he'll be tempted to return to the USA, and at that point I wouldn't put it past the DOJ to drum up some other charge that somehow isn't covered by the pardon.

Snowden is doing okay in Russia. It's not the frozen, vodka addicted hell hole some make it out to be. Maybe Putin is corrupt, or maybe he really is doing a fine job of Making Russia Great Again, without term limits. But Snowden will do fine there, for the rest of his life, if need be.

I guess his biggest concern would be a warming of relations between the US and Russia. If that starts happening, he may want to consider relocating.

Pinguinite  posted on  2021-01-17   21:10:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Ada (#0)

his values are warped and perverted

Finally somebody else but me says it. What will go on and on into the perpetual sunset is conservs still believing in him no matter what. He could line Assange and Snowden up for a firing squad consisting of Schumer jewmer, Kamala Kahlua and Soros Uroboros to kill and they'd still worship him as Reagan II.

It's as if they're little newly hatched chicks and he's the 1st large creature they see to 'imprint' on as mother. Sickening.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-17   21:41:16 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Pinguinite (#4)

I wouldn't put it past the DOJ to drum up some other charge that somehow isn't covered by the pardon.

Aggravated jaywalking perhaps.

Or do what they did with Chelsea Manning. Try and force him to testify against others and jail him for contempt if he refuses.

Ada  posted on  2021-01-18   11:53:07 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Cynicom (#2)

You're seeing it and I'm seeing it. How can anybody miss the fact that we're just totally doomed now?

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-18   12:22:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: Ada (#0) (Edited)

They point out that Aldrete-Davila’s vehicle contained 700 pounds of marijuana, as if furnishing pot to Americans who wish to smoke it is some sort of horrible offense.

It IS a horrible offense because that cannabis puts $$ into the pockets of the fucking mexicon cartels. Fuck them and FUCK mexico.

P.S. Americans can mail order cannabis from pot-friendly states, there's NO need to prop up the failed state of mexico or it's shit humans.

“With the exception of Whites, the rule among the peoples of the world, whether residing in their homelands or settled in Western democracies, is ethnocentrism and moral particularism: they stick together and good means what is good for their ethnic group."
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X-15  posted on  2021-01-18   12:24:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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