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General News    H3'ed 12/1/11

Drone Attacks, The French Revolution & President Obama

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At least in the Terror spawned by the French Revolution, the accused came before a sort of mob called the Paris Revolutionary Tribunal, which is more that can be said for the drone strike victims. In Paris, the accused could not hire a defense lawyer or call witnesses and the only sentence that could be passed was death. This same despicable standard is being applied in today's drone attacks with the approval of President Obama, who has turned back the clock of international jurisprudence by 200 years. Why does he not qualify to be called the American  Robespierre?  #


(Sherwood Ross is a Miami-based writer who formerly worked for the Chicago Daily News and wire services)

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Sherwood Ross worked as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News and contributed a regular "Workplace" column for Reuters. He has contributed to national magazines and hosted a talk show on WOL, Washington, D.C. In the Sixties he was active as public (more...)
 
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