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Civil Liberties should be supspended

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Submitted by Jason Eritano (United Kingdom), Nov 26, 2003 at 13:04

Our liberal-democracies (Europe and North America) are not prepared to deal with the current threat. The doctrine of human rights is an obstacle for the current war we are fighting. If the worse comes to the worse, we need to take extreme measures. In the current situation, there is no room for PC concerns over human rights and civil liberties. The survival of our liberal-democracies is at stake and the Left is jeopardizing our chances of surviving the current threat.

The Left blames Putin, Bush and Sharon for their actions. If we listen to the Left, we will not survive. The obsession with civil liberties and human rights can only favour the most cruel individuals. Fighting a war and winning it implies that some people will be discriminated against. That is a high price to pay but it is worth it. Left-wingers want to destroy our countries. Europe is already under the spell of the Left. We are dealing with an emergency and that means that we need to use extreme measures. A British judge described Guantanamo as a 'Kangaroo Court'. Well, a kangaroo-court is necessary for our own survival.

Putin is described as a 'butcher' for his policies in Chechnya. Well, the survival of the Russian Federation is at stake and that implies that tough remedies are needed. This might mean that the use of force becomes necessary and that human rights are going to become less central to the political discourse. The survival of the Russian Federation (and of all of our countries) is more important than human rights, civil liberties, PC concerns and left-wing ideology. What about the difference between moderates and radicals? The burden of proof is on the moderates to prove that they respect the country where they live. It is up to them to make us understand that they don't mean us any harm.

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