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IPFS News Link • Corruption

Moral Blindness on U.S. Evil

• Jacob Horngerger - FFF

As I point out in my new book An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, Americans are very good at identifying and confronting evil in foreign regimes, such as Russia or China, but not so much when it comes to evil within their own government. 

An example appeared in a recent story in the conservative Wall Street Journal about the American basketball star Brittney Griner, who has pled guilty to a drug offense in Russia. The article, entitled "America Held Hostage: Day 15,606," lamented the fact that Russian authorities were refusing to immediately release Griner in response to demands from U.S. officials. The article's authors, Jared Genser and Skylar Gleason, called Griner a "hostage."

Needless to say, there was not one single reference to all the drug-war "hostages" that the U.S. government and various state governments have held — and continue to hold — here in the United States  — and for much longer than 15,606 days (which is about 5 months).

But Genser and Gleason go further and bring another official enemy (or adversary, opponent, or rival) of the United States into the picture — Iran. They point to the U.S. diplomats who were taken hostage during the 1979 Iranian revolution.