Letters from our readers

9 February 2013

On “ The police state implications of Obama’s assassination program

Fantastic synopsis of the fascist shift in this country over the past 50 years. Readers of WSWS appreciate this crucial and uncommon source for contemporary analysis, in the US and around the world.

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Steve H
Colorado, USA
7 February 2013

On “ Justice Department memo sanctions state assassinations of US citizens

As you point out, “a federal judge in Manhattan … complained in her ruling that laws and legal precedents dealing with national security and state secrets “effectively allow the Executive Branch of our Government to proclaim as perfectly lawful certain actions that seem on their face incompatible with our Constitution and laws, while keeping the reasons for its conclusion a secret.” This is bullshit. She could have decided the other way if she wanted to. The judge’s complicity should not be overlooked.

TG
6 February 2013

On “ S&P charged with fraud in mortgage ratings

Isn’t S&P the one that downgraded US government debt? No question it’s a criminal organization, but from what I have read, the others, Moody’s especially, are just as bad or worse, so it seemed suspicious how the US government is only going after S&P. Looks like payback and a not subtle message to the others to me.

Peter
6 February 2013

On “ Tokyo accuses Chinese navy of ‘locking onto’ Japanese targets

Nationalism is the ideological cement holding together the disparate components of the Chinese regime. The announcement of the US pivot to Southeast Asia has further increased the weight of the military in the Chinese matrix of class domination. No Chinese military leader can be sure that the actual policy of the US is containment rather than destruction of the Chinese regime. Their contingency planning must take this into account. A massive and rapid increase of China nuclear and nonnuclear forces must by now already have passed the planning stage.

Chris
Ireland
7 February 2013