Blogger Agonizes Over Col. Momo Not Being Given a Fair Trial

If Gadhafi were killed in a shootout like Saddam Hussein’s sons, I would have no problem. If we locate him in a training camp and obliterate it with a missile, I would have no problem either. Those are legitimate actions in a war zone and are morally and intellectually defensible.

However, when we found Saddam Hussein, a man just as evil as his sons or Gadhafi, hiding in a hole in Tikrit we did things a little differently. Because regardless of the lawless scum we were hunting, it was Americans doing the hunting.

The scenarios are eerily similar. Both men were found in makeshift hidey-holes. Both had members of an entourage or security detail with them. Both were discovered by a group of hundreds of their enemies, all armed to the teeth. Both were found shaken or disoriented. Both were taken alive.

The difference? Hussein was captured by American soldiers. Gadhafi was captured by Muslim insurgents. Hussein got three hots and a cot for a few months, was tried, convicted and executed. Gadhafi was promptly murdered by his captors. This act is now celebrated by GOP politicians as justice and overdue justice, at that.

When did I wake up in Bizarro World? I thought I lived in America.

We certainly see the philosophical point being made here, but we just don’t happen to agree with it. Or, more likely, we really don’t give a hoot how obviously guilty beasts like Momo get sent to hell.

You see, we tend to believe in “live by the sword, die by the sword”, just in the same way that our SympathyMeter™ doesn’t as much as register a twitch of the needle when people holier than us agonize over terrorists not being offered the full protections of the Geneva Conventions.

Momo died the way he chose to live. He had tyrannized, murdered and brutalized without ever giving a second thought to the “rights” of his victims and those victims, some of them we might add, chose to send him off to Satan in the same way. Tough shit, Momo.

Was he given fair treatment by American standards? Of course he wasn’t, but he had deliberately chosen to disregard anything even resembling those standards for every year of his tyrannical, murderous regime, so why should he be treated differently? Because he “deserved” it?

We could think up at least four full pages of what he truly deserved, and we can assure you that the list would make even the most hardened barbarian savage vomit his guts out in fear.

His Imperial Majesty firmly believes that the only way you can convince somebody to play by the rules is to make it abundantly clear that if he disregards the rules, then the rules will be disregarded where he’s concerned too.

“We’ll give you three hots and a cot, several months of trials with fair representation followed by decades of appeals in order to give you a shot at overturning the verdict and we’ll keep you fed, entertained and housed throughout” isn’t, if you ask us, a terribly effective way to convince barbarians who think nothing of sawing people’s heads off with dull knives that they will face dire consequences if they do not mend their barbarian ways.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. It is good enough for G-d, so it’s certainly good enough for His Imperial Majesty as well.

WE don’t think we’re more enlightened than G-d, after all.

And did anybody think about asking the passengers of Pan Am Flight 103 what they thought about Momo’s lack of “due process?”

Probably not, because they couldn’t be reached for comment:

Thatisall.

P.S.: And please, this isn’t about whether or not we’re better off with Libya being run by a bunch of raving pisslamic lunatics than we were with that deranged dimwit Momo. We can’t possibly go to war with every nation we have a disagreement with — although France would be high on our list — so we have to occasionally go with “better the devil you know.” This is only about whether we should feel outraged about the way that Momo finally got what was coming to him.

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NR Pax
NR Pax

To: Blue Collar Muse,

While I agree with your reasoning and I do see your point, the Libyans got to him before we did. Had it been our people doing something like that to a captive regardless of who it was, I would agree with your disgust.

But they did beat us fair and square, so the punishment was up to them.

Bones
Bones

To the ASS that wrote this piece of tripe that dribbled from their festering sore rectum, grow some balls. WE (American’s) did not do this. I don’t give a flying F**K what the pisslamists do over in their contry to their own despots. IF your panties are in a wad about it, I suggest you go over there and whine… Read more »

LC Jackboot IC/A
LC Jackboot IC/A

This act is now celebrated by GOP politicians as justice and overdue justice, at that. (emph-mine) Facts please? I don’t recall anyone from the Party Of Stoopid™ high-fiving or making merry. Perhaps that part is just a feewing it has. Something along the lines of, it should be true even if it’s not. When did I wake up in Bizarro… Read more »

Mike M
Mike M

WTF? With the exception of some boilerplate claptrap from the usual suspects, the entire world has made it pretty clear they’re happy that this mad hatter has been exterminated. And, yeah, Gadhafi’s muzzie brethren may have exercised due process in what may be viewed as a field expedient manner, but so what? It’s what they do. And then there’s this…… Read more »

Igor, Imperial Booby
Igor, Imperial Booby

…and I care about the swift Justice performed on Kadaffy Duck, why? It’s cheaper/faster/better this way. Good riddance.

We still shoot mad dogs, don’t we? Don’t we?? :em03:

dasbow
dasbow

Funny, I seem to remember plenty of liberals wetting their panties at the way Saddam was hanged and the subsequent release of the cell phone video.

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

We could think up at least four full pages of what he truly deserved, and we can assure you that the list would make even the most hardened barbarian savage vomit his guts out in fear.

Ohh! Ohh! Me Me!! I have one.
How about fire ants inserted into Momo’s urethra? :em01: :em05:

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

The difference? Hussein was captured by American soldiers. Gadhafi was captured by Muslim insurgents. Hussein got three hots and a cot for a few months, was tried, convicted and executed. Gadhafi was promptly murdered by his captors. This act is now celebrated by GOP politicians as justice and overdue justice, at that. …and not a single cross word or criticism… Read more »

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

I wonder what the IQ of this idiot is? That assuming (and y’all know what that does) that the rock even has one.
:em04:

rumcrook
rumcrook

why is it that everything always circles back to conservatives for libtards? obummer passive aggressively “leads from behind” on Libya, and the tip of the spear on the ground in libya is angry savages who have a reasonable reason to be angry at another savage (qadafy) and when they, the local angry savages catch up with the former savage who… Read more »

Graumagus
Graumagus

Hmm…

Personally I was highly upset that when we found Saddam in his rat hole we didn’t just fill it with what we pumped out of the latrines from the nearest base.

You execute men.

You step on roaches.

LC Gunsniper
LC Gunsniper

They allowed him to die in battle, without being tortured or put on display in humiliation.

I’m not sure about that.

harleycowboy
harleycowboy

What GOP person said “We came….We saw…He died.”?

He was properly tried and convicted by 1500 gassed Kurds and thousands of dead Libyans.

LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.
LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech, Imperial Photographer, K.o.E.

It was a fair vote: The folks screaming “KILL HIM” outnumbered the one’s screaming “WE WANT HIM ALIVE”.
This is what (whizzlamic) democracy looks like! :em05:

LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.
LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E.

harleycowboy says:

What GOP person said “We came….We saw…He died.”?

That was the Hildabeast actually. Scary huh?