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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: OMAR KHADR SAYS HE WILL NOT GET A FAIR TRIAL IN AMERICA – AND HE IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

A fair trial for Khadr, or any other tortured captive for that matter, after eight years of illegal imprisonment is impossible.

Moreover, how can there be a trial in which no proper jurisdiction exists?

That is the very nature of war.

People invade the home of others – as the U.S. did in Afghanistan – and they get killed doing it.

You do not, afterward, “try” the people who may have killed your soldiers.

But topping it all was Khadr’s absolute status as a child soldier.

It is the U.S. who has broken many laws in arresting him (after shooting him in the back), abusing him, torturing him, and imprisoning him.

God, what a dreadful example to the world the U.S. has set.

But when you are as arrogant, ignorant, and rich as America, you just do not care about laws and what the world thinks.
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“Was he fair by throwing that grenade?”

“He’ll get a fairer trial and more of a chance than the one that he gave to the soldier that he murdered.”

It really is too bad people do not even think for one second before writing such ignorant comments.

Yes, throwing grenades is part of war.

No, he murdered no one. Using a weapon in war is not murder.

You do not get tried for doing what’s part of war, only for atrocities, like the ones both Israel and the U.S. have committed by the score in recent years.

And, again, Khadr was a child soldier who, in the name of God, has suffered enough. Shot twice in the back, tortured, held with no rights, and in fact falsely accused of the very act he is said to have done.