June 12, 2007
Another ACLU Knife in Our Back
The War on Terror can't be going too badly, because America's enemies are getting desperate. The ACLU has actually filed a suit on behalf of some terrorists against Jeppesen Dataplan Inc., a Boeing subsidiary that specializes in air flight planning services, for helping the CIA with the logistics of transferring foreign terrorists into the custody of other countries.
Jeppesen is not accused of abusing the plaintiffs, who again are not even American citizens. The company's infraction is simply assisting the United States government in perfectly legal rendition activities.
Unless the judge is a complete lunatic, the case will quickly be thrown out on its ear. But that doesn't mean nuisance suits against private companies and citizens can't be somewhat effective in their objective of helping the ACLU's Islamic allies conduct their terror campaign against America:
Leaving aside the lack of legal merit, the ACLU's claims are part of a highly troubling new trend. They are of a piece with a number of other ATS [Alien Tort Statute] lawsuits brought against government contractors, actions filed last year against telecommunications companies alleging that they violated federally protected privacy rights by cooperating with the NSA's data-collection efforts, and an action, filed last March in Minnesota, against several airline passengers who had reported what they believed to be suspicious activity by a group of Muslim imams. The government enjoys legal immunities and other advantages in litigation that private citizens do not have. Moreover, for a private individual, a lawsuit, however meritless, can mean personal financial ruin and, at a minimum, significant disruption in his life. Corporations are similarly subject to costly and distracting litigation.
These are real advantages from an antiwar activist's perspective, since the result is likely to be a marked aversion by the citizenry in general, and government contractors in particular, to engage in conduct, however lawful, supporting the war. This alteration in the corporate mind set, such that risk-averse companies, no matter how patriotic their management, would find it safer to say no to any war-related requests from the federal government is very likely the goal of at least some activists.
Once again we are reminded that ACLU jackals are not the well-meaning fools some naively take them for, but literal enemies of this country, working in coordination with Muslim terrorists whose objective is to kill as many Americans as they can.
On a tip from V the K.
Posted by Van Helsing at June 12, 2007 10:40 AM
It would sure be nice to somehow sue the ACLU 'till they hurt.
Posted by: Kevin at June 12, 2007 10:51 AM
Should we be surprised? The A.C.L.U. was founded as a legal/educational arm of the U.S. Communist Party. They have never changed their outlook since then.
Posted by: Toa at June 12, 2007 2:32 PM