Thursday, 25 May 2017

THE LAW GETS IN THE WAY

From the BBC website:

"Members of the public called an anti-terrorism hotline after he expressed the views that
 "he was supporting terrorism" and "being a suicide bomber was ok. 
Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Abedi was known up to a point by security services ... Abedi was one of a larger pool of former subjects of interest, 
whose risk remained subject to review by security services."

What was that point, exactly?

The British authorities knew about the Manchester bomber but, they also had to stick to the law. Who wants the world accusing the police, or the government of human rights abuse?

Our military in Argentina did not mind the law or anyone's human rights. They declared martial law, arrested people at any time for no reason, and figured it out later. Some were freed, many were tortured, executed and made to disappear.

To observe the law and to respect human rights can be an obstacle that enables atrocities such as the Manchester bombing.

How to balance right and wrong?



From the BBC website - The victims of the Manchester bomber and his network.

9 comments:

  1. Good question, and it gets trickier day by day. But someone, somewhere, HAS to put their foot down and take some drastic measures and not worry about hurt feelings.

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    1. Yes indeed, drastic is coming up. It's going to be tough out there.

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  2. I believe that the question can be answered by the people being more vigilant than the police. I believe we give them too much power, so much that we drop our defenses in the process. What happened in Manchester was horrible, but at what point do we continue to see those atrocities be committed and still allow things to happen the way they do?

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    1. I agree. We do expect too much from the authorities, and we forget about people power. More vigilance is what we need. Atrocities will happen, that's for sure. We have to demand more from ourselves.

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  3. I don't know but it is sad that we can only look back and think it can no longer be prevented. When everything is going right you don't know or think about what can go wrong.

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    1. We can expect things to go wrong from here onward. But we can help prevent by vigilance and by demanding more from the authorities. The bomber was known to police, and he was reported numerous times. They didn't listen, and now we have this disaster.

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  4. Such a monster, I am sure he was mentally sick, damaging more than can ever be accounted for!

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  5. We tend to think that these terrorists are mentally sick, but they aren't. They believe in doing something heroic. Different standards, different ways of thinking. It's troubling.

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    1. “No social stability without individual stability.”
      ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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