Anonymous Are Cowards, Say Lawyers Who Defend Admitted War Criminals

I am a bit high off the news that activist group Anonymous hacked a law firm, Puckett & Faraj, which defends military clients, and leaked 2.6 gigabytes of emails. Principal Neal Puckett successfully defended Frank Wuterich, who led the Marine death squad responsible for the Haditha massacre. In Nov. 2005, as random revenge for the roadside-bombing death of a comrade, the Marines broke into several homes in the Anbar province town of Haditha and slaughtered 24 people, all civilians.

Wuterich received absolutely no jail time whatsoever. Instead, he got a pay cut and demotion for pleading guilty.

Now, everyone accused of even the most violent crimes deserves a lawyer — civil libertarians have unfortunately been forced to stridently argue this in recent years. But only the most brutal, sadistic, mass-murdering criminals seem to get a lawyer these days — at least up until you hit a certain station, and then no lawyer is necessary because no charges will ever be brought. Anyone else accused of applicable crimes is thrown in a hole or extrajudicially executed. This is why Puckett & Faraj seem to be a legitimate and symbolic target.

Having just escaped having to serve on a jury, I can tell you lawyers aren’t always the smartest people in the room. So it’s hardly surprising to see the twisted logic in the following tweet from Puckett & Faraj:

“Puckett Faraj cyber-attacked Friday by cowards for defending Frank Wuterich from the government the hackers seek to destroy – go figure.”

Several problems here. 1) Wuterich *is* the government. 2) Anonymous and other activists — remember Occupy Wall Street? — are angry specifically over the unequal treatment given government actors in government courts versus the rest of us. Glenn Greenwald just wrote an entire book about this. That is precisely what happened in the Wuterich case. 3) As is it literally deadly to fight against the ruling system head-on, it is from a position of self-preservation, not cowardice, that the apparatuses of state are attacked anonymously.

Should law firms who represent war criminals be so attacked? It depends. Let’s call it an iffy means to a just end, exercised on a key pillar of an oppressive system. All things are not equal.

“This may completely destroy the law firm,” admitted Puckett & Faraj’s business manager in an email.

Wuterich and his pals no doubt have a name for this. It’s called “collateral damage.”

lulz

18 thoughts on “Anonymous Are Cowards, Say Lawyers Who Defend Admitted War Criminals”

  1. Cow-ard: 'kau urd n one who challenges by word or deed the actions of the most powerful empire in history and its enablers

    1. "one who challenges by word or deed the actions of the most powerful empire in history and its enablers "

      . . . Communism?

  2. Keep up the good work, Anonymous!

    There are more of us out here rooting for you than the corrupt government system.

  3. If they are cowards how about drone owners& operators? "anonymous" is a stratagem &humanity note: not d "International community" needs anonymity God help us!

  4. That's a word that heroes and warriors use to describe those who refuse to stand out in the open to be shot by a sniper 2 000 m away, or chain-gunned by some Apache jockey looking for scalps. It's usually applied just after the former are stupid enough to 'macho' their way into a preplanned explosion or an ambush, and just before they start shooting at anybody they can see.

    Wuterich would lknow what his lawyers mean, he taught them.

  5. "Wuterich *is* the government"

    Wuterich is just some poor low born white kid that felt he had had few choices after graduating public school. He joined the marines to play in the band. I think reaching down to the bottom of the US military hierarchy to find someone to blame things on is itself an act of cowardliness.

    1. There is no excuse for murdering people in cold blood whether it is done by a lowly private or ordered by the damn Secretary of Defense–both are equally guilty.

  6. The Cowards are those that are profiting and feeding their unending appetite of greed via our human blood. Cowards, are the ones that caused a useless war, on a fake attack on our soil to give themselves a reason to go to war for more blood. Cowards are those that serve these powers in our government whether knowing or non knowingly. Anonymous has called open season on these cowards, yet not a single shot has been fired, it doesn't HAVE TO!! This is far superior to their guns, and machinery and is a truth your greatest minds will not figure out!!! I don't blame the trigger puller he is a tool, that signed up to do a "job". not even his commander is at fault given the primitive and backward "Laws" your society lives under! The responsible party are much higher ranked, Masters of Deception to most of you but not to ALL, the string pullers and deceivers, the keepers and watchers they are called by many incorrect names, YOU ARE TO CARRY THIS BURDEN and will pay for the entire 300 years at ONCE, you assume that you will not pay?. Your Reign is over. When the Equalizer flies over us this year, you Are THE TARGET. It shall PASS OVER Us THE PEOPLE, as it did in Egypt a few events ago. Run Rabbit, Run for It is Comin for ye, and your cohorts. changing of the guard is HERE. You can dig 1000miles under ground and it will find you. You can fly 4 galaxies over and it will Still find You!! ANA INNN ANA INNN Dimah Lyt Adeee.

    1. "on a fake attack on our soil "

      You're a brainless, lying, froth-mouthed, zealot sociopath.

      "When the Equalizer flies over us this year, you Are THE TARGET. It shall PASS OVER Us THE PEOPLE, as it did in Egypt a few events ago. Run Rabbit, Run for It is Comin for ye, and your cohorts. changing of the guard is HERE. You can dig 1000miles under ground and it will find you. You can fly 4 galaxies over and it will Still find You!! ANA INNN ANA INNN Dimah Lyt Adeee. "

      And you idiot psychopaths try to pass yourselves off as paragons of nonviolence.

  7. Who Wants to Live in a society that WILL NO LONGER REWARD Murder no matter whom is committing that heinous act? One that will Not promote violence and dominion!! One without flags and boundaries but with evolving ORDER. This one that we have currently has passed away. Flags and boundaries separate us, or rather give you the illusion of separateness (Your Ego Loves That don't you know? so does mine by the way!) The ones that divide and conquer can not Fathom such a free society!! They can't have PEACE!! That is Why your economy gets "BETTER" during a "WAR"!!! every one of us is to blame for that. Tell yourself!! tell each other, WE NOW REFUSE TO LIVE in such a primitive and STAGNANT society as the current one, where murdering another soul may be rewarded if certain conditions are present!!! We Refuse!! We are ONE in ideology, we Can No Longer be divided. We are Many in numbers, and they FEAR US. this should be easy to see by now.

    1. "Who Wants to Live in a society that WILL NO LONGER REWARD Murder no matter whom is committing that heinous act?"

      Not you, apparently.

  8. "Say Lawyers Who Defend Admitted War Criminals"

    Because people don't have a right to a fair and unbiased trial, right?

  9. f they are cowards how about drone owners& operators? "anonymous" is a stratagem &humanity note: not d "International community" needs anonymity God help us!

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