The Rise Of The Inhumanes
By Paul Craig Roberts
September 02, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
America’s descent into totalitarian violence
is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a
penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who
trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America’s First
Black President nominated David Barron to be a judge on the First US
Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.
Barron is responsible for the Justice (sic) Department memo that
gave the legal OK for Obama to murder a US citizen with a missile
fired from a drone. The execution took place without charges
presented to a court, trial, and conviction. The target was a
religious man whose sermons were believed by the paranoid Obama
regime to encourage jihadism. Apparently, it never occurred to Obama
or the Justice (sic) Department that Washington’s mass murder and
displacement of millions of Muslims in seven countries was all that
was needed to encourage jihadism. Sermons would be redundant and
would comprise little else but moral outrage after years of mass
murder by Washington in pursuit of hegemony in the Middle East.
Barron’s confirmation ran into opposition from some Republicans,
some Democrats, and the American Civil Liberties Union, but the US
Senate confirmed Barron by a vote of 53-45 in May 2014. Just think,
you could be judged in “freedom and democracy America” by a fiend
who legalized extra-judicial murder.
While awaiting his reward, Barron had a post on the faculty of the
Harvard Law School, which tells you all you need to know about law
schools. His wife ran for governor of Massachusetts. Elites are busy
at work replacing law with power.
America now has as an appeals court judge, no doubt being groomed
for the Supreme Court, who established the precedent in US law that,
the Constitution not withstanding, American citizens can be executed
without a trial.
Did law school faculties object? Not Georgetown law professor David
Cole, who enthusiastically endorsed the new legal principle of
execution without trial. Professor Cole put himself on the DOJ’s
list of possible federal judicial appointees by declaring his
support for Barron, whom he described as “thoughtful, considerate,
open-minded, and brilliant.”
Once a country descends into evil, it doesn’t emerge. The precedent
for Obama’s appointment of Barron was George W. Bush’s appointment
of Jay Scott Bybee to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Bybee was John Yoo’s Justice (sic) Department colleague who
co-authored the “legal” memos justifying torture despite US federal
statutory law and international law prohibiting torture. Everyone
knew that torture was illegal, including those practicing it, but
these two fiends provided a legal pass for the practitioners of
torture. Not even Pinochet in Chile went this far.
Bybee and Yoo got rid of torture by calling it “enhanced
interrogation techniques.” As Wikipedia reports, these techniques
are considered to be torture by Amnesty International, Human Rights
Watch, medical experts who treat torture victims, intelligence
officials, America’s allies, and even by the Justice (sic)
Others who objected to the pass given to torture by Bybee and Yoo
were Secretary of State Colin Powell, US Navy General Counsel
Alberto Mora, and even Philip Zelikow, who orchestrated the 9/11
Commission coverup for the Bush regime.
After five years of foot-dragging, the Justice (sic) Department’s
Office of Professional Responsibility concluded that Bybee and his
deputy John Yoo committed “professional misconduct” by providing
legal advice that was in violation of international and federal
laws. The DOJ’s office of Professional Responsibility recommended
that Bybee and Yoo be referred to the bar associations of the states
where they were licensed for further disciplinary action and
But Bybee and Yoo were saved by a regime-compliant Justice (sic)
Department official, David Margolis, who concluded that Bybee and
Yoo had used “poor judgement” but had not provided wrong legal
So, today, instead of being disbarred, Bybee sits on a federal court
just below the Supreme Court. John Yoo teaches constitutional law at
the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Boalt Hall.
Try to imagine what has happened to America when Harvard and
Berkeley law professors create legal justifications for torture and
extra-judicial murder, and when US presidents engage in these
heinous crimes. Clearly America is exceptional in its immorality,
lack of human compassion, and disrespect for law and its founding
Hitler and Stalin would be astonished at the ease with which
totalitarianism has marched through American institutions. Now we
have a West Point professor of law teaching the US military
justifications for murdering American critics of war and the police
Also here: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42758.htm
The professor’s article is here: http://warisacrime.org/sites/afterdowningstreet.org/files/westpointfascism.pdf
William C. Bradford, the professor teaching our future military
officers to regard moral Americans as threats to national security,
blames Walter Cronkite for loosing the Tet Offensive in the Vietnam
War by reporting the offensive as an American defeat. Tet was an
American defeat in the sense that the offensive proved that the
“defeated” enemy was capable of a massive offensive against US
forces. The offensive succeeded in the sense that it demonstrated to
Americans that the war was far from over. The implication of
Bradford’s argument is that Cronkite should have been killed for his
broadcasts that added to the doubts about American success.
The professor claims to have a list of 40 people who tell the truth
who must be exterminated, or our country is lost. Here we have the
full confession that Washington’s agenda cannot survive truth.
I am unaware of any report that the professor has been censored or
fired for his disrespect for the constitutionally protected right of
freedom of expression. However, I have seen reports of professors
destroyed because they criticized Israel’s war crimes, or used a
word or term prohibited by political correctness, or were
insufficiently appreciative of the privileges of “preferred
minorities.” What this tells us is that morality is sidetracked into
self-serving agendas while evil overwhelms the morality of society.
Welcome to America today. It is a land in which facts have been
redefined as enemy propaganda, a land in which legally protected
whistleblowers are redefined as “fifth columns” or foreign agents
subject to extermination, a land in which America is immune from
criticism and all crimes are blamed on those whom Washington intends
Barron, Bybee, Yoo, and Bradford are members of a new species—the
Inhumanes—that has risen from the poisonous American environment of
arrogance, hubris, and paranoia.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and
associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for
Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate.
He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have
attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are
The Failure of Laissez
Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West
How America Was Lost.