posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 05:34 PM
Ok so this is a thread about the hypocritical ways of the US political system.
On the night of December 4th 2004, a US marine by the name of Cristopher Van Goethem, working for the US embassy in Bucharest, disobeyed a traffic
signal while in a Ford Expedition, colliding with a taxi. The accident killed Teo Peter, the former drummer of the band Compact, and injuring the
driver. The alcohol concentration in Van Goethem's breath was 0.09 and was asked to go to a hospital for blood test (in Romania it is forbidden to
drink any quantity of alcohol before driving). The marine staff sergeant refused and fled to Germany that same night to avoid prosecution.
Although the romanian government filed extradition requests to be able to prosecute Van Goethem in Romania, the US government refused stating that
they will subject him to Court Martial and prosecute him by the US military laws. After a lengthy trial the Quantico court martial came to a shocking
conclusion: all charges of manslaughter were dropped. Another shocking conclusion was that the investigative team concluded that Teo Peter was not in
the taxi at the time of the accident.
In 2011 a Wikileaks cable leak had revealed that the US abmasador to Romania promised Van Goethem that, regardless of outcome he will not serve a
single day in prison, in Romania.
Back to the present day.
A former Ministry of Defence employee was suspected and accused of terrorism, colaboration with Iran and selling of missle hardware to Iran.
The US government asked for the romanian government to extradite Aurel Fratila so that he can be prosecuted in the US for terrorism and conspiracy.
The romanian government promptly responded that they will comply with the request.
I am almost sure that the US government threatens countries or governments to make them comply with their requests and decisions.
Note that the US marine is responsible of killing a man with enough proof to convict him and he didn't serve even one day in prison and the romanian
ex military is only suspected of terrorism and conspiracy and he is still going ot be extradited to the US to be prosecuted. He will most likely be
found guilty with fabricated evidence as easy as they found that Van Goethem was found not guilty and the court martial concluded that Teo Peter was
not in the taxi even though his body was found in it.
So in conclusion i want to mention that the US government is hypocritical in its actions on this matter at least, i am sure there are more examples