Thursday, August 2, 2012

"The Second Amendment...starts to make sense to me too."

Courtesy of Glenn Greenwald, the following video from RT:

The most surprising exchange is within the segment that begins at 4:18;  the zinger happens at 4:42 for host Alyona Minkovski, and at 4:51 for guest Jane Hamsher.  The latter ultimately says:

The Second Amendment...starts to make sense to me too...maybe it's something in the air.

I admit, I can't make out one word in the middle of that statement (it sounds more like "analogy" than "argument" but I'd rather not conjecture further), but the point is made.


(I think I also agree with Greenwald when he says "[w]hatever one thinks of the RT network, Alyona Minkovski, a host of a show on that network, is an excellent journalist and interviewer."  I've also seen praise for both RT and for Minkovski from Grigg, on Facebook, but until now I've never seen her work.  Impressive.)

Greenwald's article, itself, is typically brilliant and thought provoking, totally aside from the video.  Just a teaser:

Isn’t it amazing that a newspaper editorial even has to say: you know, the President isn’t really supposed to have the power to act as judge, jury and executioner and order American citizens assassinated with no transparency or due process? And isn’t it even more amazing that the current President has actually seized and exercised this power with very little controversy? Recall that when The New York Times first confirmed Obama’s targeting of citizens for assassinations in 2010, it noted, citing “officials,” that “it is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing.” No longer. That presidential power — literally the most tyrannical power a political leader can seize — is also now a barely noticed fixture of our political culture.  [Emphasis in original.]

Do please RTWT.

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