Law and Order
This past weekend through AMAL’s list serve I received the link to a very interesting article, it is a Chicago Tribune exclusive which publishes a 6,300-word letter testimony of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar.
I / Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr known by the name “Abu Omar” the kidnapped Islamist off the Italian streets of Milan on 17-02-03 by U.S. intelligence agents as well as agents of other countries and the currently imprisoned in the Torah reception jail in Cairo.
I record my testimony from within my tomb and gravesite: and my body has weakened and my mind has become distracted and my illnesses have increased and the signs of my death and termination have appeared.
I record my testimony from within my tomb and gravesite: and I am powerless to do anything other than give the highest thanks and loyalty and appreciation to all who have lit a candle light of hope on the road leading to the uncovering of the mystery of my kidnapping from Italy and my imprisonment and torture in Egypt.”
You can also view the whole letter here.
I’ve never been a terrorist sympathizer and I’m not going to tell you that this man was innocent, and to tell you the truth I don’t know that he was guilty. I know not of the details of this man and this post is not intended to debate his innocence or guilt.
This is about our involvement in acts that are horrific (to say the least) are against the Geneva Conventions and numerous other international laws. This is about our role in being the world’s policeman, to which I even have no qualms with except for in the manner that we are conducting ourselves, what seems to be police brutality. It is about our reputation. It is about me taking my country back. This is not the America I know.
When we engaged in this war on terror, we engaged in something far more dangerous than terror. We engaged in the diminishing of our civil liberties by our very own government without the slightest sigh of contempt. It is at that point that we lost our freedom, the will to fight for that freedom and we gave Osama Bin Laden and the likes an immediate victory.
Beyond losing our own freedoms, how can we expect after imposing our war on terror, our law and order upon the lands of other countries like Italy that any country would take our foreign policy seriously? How can we expect the EU, China and Russia to take our side when it comes to Iran and it’s nuclear program, especially with the Middle East being in their backyard? How can we expect any countries to ever again volunteer their troops?
Give me back my country!