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Glenn Greenwald on The Global Battlefield Idea
Posted By admin On November 29, 2012 @ 5:44 am In Commentary,Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
“If you go and look at the premises of George Bush and Dick Cheney’s theory of executive power and counter-terrorism that caused so much controversy among Democrats back when Republicans were doing it, they were things like the entire world is now a battlefield. It used to be the case that battlefields were very finite and well-defined segments of real estate or territory in various countries.
And within a battlefield you can exercise all sorts of unconstrained power. You can shoot people, when you find them you can take them and give them a military commission and execute them on the spot. Essentially, battlefields are law-free places. And so, that’s always been the case, and that’s legitimately true, that’s not just a United States doctrine.
So to declare the entire world a battlefield in the war on terror on the theory that traditional battles no longer happen is to basically say that the powers that I just described, that are unconstrained, that used to be confined to very identifiable battlefields, now exists without limits: they exist in the entire world.” [5:55 - 7:00 in the video below].
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator 
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