Stalin's Show Trials: Our Best Response to the Gitmo Trials

Our best response may be to contrast the Gitmo trials with Stalin's Show Trials.

"The Moscow Trials were a series of trials of political opponents of Joseph Stalin during the Great Purge. After Nikita Khrushchev's revelations in the 1950s, the Moscow Trials are today universally acknowledged as show trials in which the verdicts were predetermined using extorted confessions."

We correctly compared 9/11 to the Reichstag Fire. The historical precedent for the Gitmo detainees is Stalin's Show Trials.

Stalin and Terrorism:
(This follows the 1934 assassination of Kirov)
"That evening (December 1) Stalin ordered by telephone a decree that became the legal foundation for a new repression - a decree that speeded and simplified procedures for handling "terrorist acts." The following day, amid the stirred emotions over the assassination, the decree was published. It stated that, in cases involving people accused of terrorist acts, investing authorities were to speed up their work, judicial authorities were not to allow appeals for clemency or other delays in which the sentence was death, and that the NKVD was to execute those sentenced to death immediately."

Comparing the present administration to Stalin may help to get the message through to capitalist folks.