Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Everybody's Got A Holder Heart - 2

"Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart" - Springsteen
In the first post of this series we discussed how Attorney General Eric Holder showed favoritism to a Republican Senator.

That senator had been convicted by a jury of his peers of a felony crime (Everybody's Got A Holder Heart).

The problem that Dredd Blog post pointed out was that those in the 99% who suffer from DOJ mischief during a criminal trial, mischief called "prosecutorial misconduct", have to appeal their case to an appellate court should the trial judge not afford that defendant relief from the prosecutor's misconduct (see e.g. Politicization Of Internal Revenue - 2).

Yet, since the defendant in the case of Holder's Big Heart was an elite, General Holder changed all that by dismissing the case against the elite so that no such appeal had to be "suffered."

Well, Eric Holder's Big Heart eventually got hungry, and has now caused him battle with his peers.

Which supports the lyrics of the poem:

Vext the dim sea. I am become a name;
For always roaming with a hungry heart
Much have I seen and known,-- cities of men
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honor'd of them all,--
And drunk delight of battle with my peers
(Ulysses, by Alfred Lord Tennyson, emphasis added). Yes, Eric the Well Read is now in a battle with his peers because he got hungry for emails to read -- from the press corps.

He read as many of those hunger filling morsels as he thought he could get away with:
Associated Press on Monday revealed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) "secretly obtained two months of telephone records of [its] reporters and editors", denouncing it as a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into the news gathering process. In a letter sent yesterday to Attorney General Eric Holder, AP's President, Gary Pruitt, detailed that the phone records cover more than 20 telephone lines used by AP journalists, including their homes, offices and cell phones. He said the phones for which the DOJ obtained records also include ones at the AP bureaus in New York City, Washington DC, Hartford, and at the House of Representatives.

Pruitt wrote that "we regard this action by the Department of Justice as a serious interference with AP's constitutional rights to gather and report the news."
The ACLU last night condemned the DOJ's acts as "press intimidation" and said it constitutes "an unacceptable abuse of power". The Electronic Frontier Foundation denounced it as "a terrible blow against the freedom of the press and the ability of reporters to investigate and report the news". The New York Times' Editorial Page Editor Andy Rosenthal called the DOJ's actions "outrageous" while Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron said they were "shocking" and "disturbing". Even Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said: "I am very troubled by these allegations and want to hear the government's explanation."
(Guardian, Justice Department's pursuit of AP's phone records is both extreme and dangerous, emphasis added). That Guardian article went on to say:
Numerous media reports convincingly speculated that the DOJ's actions arise out of a 2012 AP article that contained leaked information about CIA activity in Yemen, and the DOJ is motivated, in part, by a desire to uncover the identity of AP's sources.
(ibid, Guardian, emphasis added). So, no one except Eric the Well Read knows why he did it, but it has to do with those who can do no wrong, the CIA, who he has been protecting from prosecution for Bush II era war crimes.

So, to join the speculation, could it have had something to do with the alleged nuclear weapon usage by Israel against Syria recently?

Those allegations do not yet come from any main stream media sources:
After analysis, it had become clear, Syria had come under attack by Israel using, not just nuclear weapons, but an American nuclear bunker buster bomb, one of several supplied to Israel to use against Iran, one of the last acts of the Bush/Cheney administration.
(Veterans Today). These allegations seem to be pure speculation, but something made AG Holder incredibly nervous, causing him to "step over the Rubicon" and commit what banana republic tyrannical regimes are infamous for.

Had the planned alleged use of nukes been leaked requiring serious censorship of the upcoming Syrian strike?

The use of tactical nuclear weapons is something whistle blowers would likely leak if they got wind of it.

Anyway, it is all speculation to some degree at this point.

That Holder did a Pontius Pilate public hand washing by "recusing himself" is further implication of wrong doing, not less so.

It would be like Obama saying to the Vice President, "you do this, it is too hot for me to handle."

But Holder cleared it all up when he said "I can't remember how many times I have done this myself, I just remember that this time I asked 'Big Jimmy' Cole to take some heat for me."

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

"Sultans of Swing" - Dire Straits:

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