A Call for Concentration Camps
I wonder if Mr Clark can tell the difference between my disagreement with him and disloyalty to the US. I also wonder if he believes that one of the reasons we went to war with Nazi Germany was because they put political dissidents in concentration camps. So this is what he said, ...if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war. ... If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.
In subsequent comments Clark clarified himself,ISIS is the enemy. US Citz who choose ISIS are spies, enemy combatants or both. Govt should separate them from the rest of us. ... We’re at war with #ISIS - Frustrated w/ argument that sedition is free speech. Homegrown ISIS cells are a threat.
So, understand that you might also be shot if government decides you are an Isis supporter. Would he like to convict people of seditious thoughts or round them up directly?
Sedition lists generally grow faster than people like. What combination of beliefs does a person have to have to be considered an Isis supporter? What about that church shooting in South Carolina just a few weeks earlier? Perhaps we should jail white supremacists. They are still waving the "treason flag" after all and are obviously dangerous extremists. Our government is also busy tracking "radicals" who might provide some useful labor - death penalty opponents, Iraq war opponents, OWS protesters, people opposed to police racism and brutality, animal rights protesters, environmental advocates, and so on and so forth. Which group will be next?
Clark tried to deflect criticism by noting he had omitted the correct US word, "Internment" for the WW2 camps he thought we should build. Call them POW, Internment, Concentration, Separation, or Communications Management Units, the intent is the same and deeply unAmerican.
We fought a war of aggression in Iraq, complete with torture, assassination and other horrors. The goal was ownership of oil and a permanent military base. We are losing that war and probably deserve that. The people of the region, however, do not deserve the mess we made or Isis. Those responsible for the war are criminals who should be brought to justice. The people of the region deserve that and massive aid to fix their still shattered infrastructure. That will kill off Isis better than a continued campaign of assassination and domestic insanity. #warofterror