Crumbling Empire – Judge dismissed lawsuit to halt Obama’s program to capture or kill American citizens who join militant groups abroad

Crumbling US Exceptionalism – and the Antidote

The Daily Bell – by Staff Report

A judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt the Obama administration’s program to capture or kill American citizens who join militant groups abroad, a case involving a Muslim cleric in Yemen. The ruling was a defeat for civil liberties groups that brought the lawsuit on behalf of the father of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen who joined al Qaeda in Yemen and has been tied to plots against the United States. U.S. District Judge John Bates threw out the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds. – Reuters

Dominant Social Theme: Let’s look the other way.

Free-Market Analysis: It is not so much the wars that have done America in as the length of them. And it is not 9/11 that has ruined America so much as the US’s inability – institutionally – to reexamine that terrible day to find out what really happened. The problem with where America is now is that the country has been built on one lie after another for the past decade and the lies show no signs of slowing down.