IT MATTERS WHO PULLED THE TRIGGER, IDIOT!
For an example in high class hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty, read today’s editorial of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. In the middle, it goes:
We should not lose sight of the essential, agreed-upon or already established facts, however. There was an elaborate security operation to secure Aquino’s safety upon his arrival at the Manila International Airport, called Oplan Balikbayan. But there was also an equally complex but smaller-scale military operation (whether part of Balikbayan or completely separate from it remains unproven) to put Aquino in harm’s way. (italics mine)
Part of that essential, agreed-upon or already established facts, of course, is that Galman was just a fall guy who got caught in the web of a grand conspiracy to kill Ninoy Aquino.
Translation: in the larger picture, it does not matter now who pulled the trigger.
It could not be that simple. To say so omits the necessary implication: if indeed Galman were the one who pulled the trigger, it follows without question that those soldiers, save for one or two, who were convicted of the crime and put to prison were innocent. You ignore that at the expense of your moral and intellectual integrity.
Tell me, it does not matter that innocent people were convicted of a crime, robbed of their freedom and future, and languishing in jail to this day since when???
But then that’s just for starters. When we try working back from that ‘insignificant’ detail going all the way up, trouble begins. For the unraveling has far-reaching implications very disturbing.
When once you were hailing the decision to convict the soldiers as triumph of justice, it could get truly complicated.