Random thoughts of a free Black mind, v. 249

00-charlescherry2Florida state prisons – They are an abomination that Gov. Rick Scott wants to ignore. One of the last things U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should do is to initiate a federal investigation into the 100-plus inmate deaths and the pattern and practices of the Florida Department of Corrections – something the state NAACP, the ACLU, and others have been requesting for years…

The GOP commits treason (again) – Imagine Congress stepping into negotiations in 1962 between President John F. Kennedy and Russia’s Nikita Khrushchev regarding building Russian missile systems in Cuba. Imagine Congress telling Khrushchev to “ignore what Kennedy says; he has no power. You’re gonna deal with us.” That’s essentially what 47 Republican U.S. senators did by sending a letter to Iran while Bro. Prez is in the middle of sensitive negotiations regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Republicans targeted Bro. Prez’s administration for destruction on day one. Now they are openly committing crimes.

Treason, a crime, is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “the offense of attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or by materially supporting its enemies.” That’s nothing new for the GOP.

One example? The 1980 presidential election between incumbent Democrat Jimmy Carter and Republican Ronald Reagan was too close to call in its final days. The year before, 52 Americans were taken hostage when Iran’s dictatorship was overthrown. Carter worked diligently with moderate non-religious Iranian leaders to release the hostages, especially after a failed rescue attempt killed eight U.S. servicemen.

Meanwhile, Reagan’s campaign secretly worked out a deal with the Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of Iran’s radical Islamic fundamentalists, to take control of the hostages and keep them in captivity until after the 1980 presidential election. American voters, upset with Carter’s inability to get the hostages released, elected Reagan. Iran released the hostages on January 20, 1981– the day Reagan was sworn into office.

Those same fundamentalists run Iran now and have supported Shiite jihadist terrorists around the world. More chickens coming home to roost…

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