Skip to comments.TIMESMAN TIPPED OFF TERROR CHARITY: FEDS (NY Times Correspondent Accused)
Posted on 09/29/2004 12:43:10 AM PDT by kattracks
September 29, 2004 -- The Justice Department has charged that a veteran New York Times foreign correspondent warned an alleged terror-funding Islamic charity that the FBI was about to raid its office potentially endangering the lives of federal agents.
The stunning accusation was disclosed yesterday in legal papers related to a lawsuit the Times filed in Manhattan federal court.
The suit seeks to block subpoenas from the Justice Department for phone records of two of its Middle Eastern reporters Philip Shenon and Judith Miller as part of a probe to track down the leak.
The Times last night flatly denied the allegation.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago charged in court papers that Shenon blew the cover on the Dec. 14, 2001, raid of the Global Relief Foundation the first charges of their kind under broad new investigatory powers given to the feds under the Patriot Act.
"It has been conclusively established that Global Relief Foundation learned of the search from reporter Philip Shenon of The New York Times," Fitzgerald said in an Aug. 7, 2002, letter to the Times' legal department.
He said he understood journalists' concerns about protecting the identities of their sources, but national security and preventing leaks that thwart probes into "terrorist fund-raising" trump such confidentiality.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
New York Times joins al Queda in their joint war against the government and people of the United States.
If the U.S. Attorney turns out to be correct, will we now be allowed to discuss, finally, the betrayal of this nation by the media elite in the Vietnam War? It is essential that we be able to do so to prevent the same thing from happening and win this War.
Treason. Hang him. Now!
This should be fun to watch unfold.
I'd love to know more details about this investigation, because Judith Miller's book, "God Has 99 Names" is an excellent country by country examination of the Islamic threat.
I think it was worse. At least John was fighting, picking his side and standing with them.
This TRAITOR pretends to work for the good of the US but stabs us in the back. All the while living off our civilization.
The NY Times is certainly in the midst of committing suicide. First, it gets caught with a reporter, Jayson Blair, fabricating stories. Now it has a foreign correspondent actually engaging in felonious, traitorous acts agains the US.
I hope the Justice Department can make a case here. It would be sooooo satifying to see these two perp walked out of the NY Times Building.
The New York Times is a pathetic joke. Incredibly, that newspaper once had a good reputation about 30 years ago, and my social studies teacher even made the class subscribe to it. See, back then the paper had snob appeal because the writers were good at finding multi-syllable words to use in place of simple words, and because the paper had no funnies section. Even us kids were quick enough to figure that out. Nobody actually read the thing.
Nowadays, the New York Post is clearly the class of the city.
Yes, now we know which side these ultra left-wing NY Times reporters are on. They are traitors who put their own political agenda ahead of the security of their country. I know how these people think: they are Liberals first and Americans second. They believe they're citizens of the liberal world and they're in this special Liberal World Citzen class that is above the laws of the United States.
Section 2339A of title 18. Providing material support to terrorists
Release date: 2004-08-06
(a) Offense. Whoever provides material support or resources or conceals or disguises the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources, knowing or intending that they are to be used in preparation for, or in carrying out, a violation of section 32, 37, 81, 175, 229, 351, 831, 842 (m) or (n), 844 (f) or (i), 930 (c), 956, 1114, 1116, 1203, 1361, 1362, 1363, 1366, 1751, 1992, 1993, 2155, 2156, 2280, 2281, 2332, 2332a, 2332b, 2332f, or 2340A of this title, section 236 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284), or section 46502 or 60123 (b) of title 49, or in preparation for, or in carrying out, the concealment of an escape from the commission of any such violation, or attempts or conspires to do such an act, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law.
(b) Definition. In this section, the term material support or resources means currency or monetary instruments or financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, expert advice or assistance, safehouses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel, transportation, and other physical assets, except medicine or religious materials.
2339. Harboring or concealing terrorists
Release date: 2004-08-06
(a) Whoever harbors or conceals any person who he knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, has committed, or is about to commit, an offense under section 32 (relating to destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities), section 175 (relating to biological weapons), section 229 (relating to chemical weapons), section 831 (relating to nuclear materials), paragraph (2) or (3) of section 844 (f) (relating to arson and bombing of government property risking or causing injury or death), section 1366 (a) (relating to the destruction of an energy facility), section 2280 (relating to violence against maritime navigation), section 2332a (relating to weapons of mass destruction), or section 2332b (relating to acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries) of this title, section 236 (a) (relating to sabotage of nuclear facilities or fuel) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2284 (a)), or section 46502 (relating to aircraft piracy) of title 49, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
(b) A violation of this section may be prosecuted in any Federal judicial district in which the underlying offense was committed, or in any other Federal judicial district as provided by law.
Thank you Jet.
He added that Global Relief would have anticipated the raid in any case because the feds had already hit the office of another suspected terror-funding Islamic charity, the Holy Land Foundation, and the government had frozen the assets of several other charities.
"He didn't tip anyone off, but even if he did, they would have known anyway." Sound familiar? Wasn't it last week CBS was saying the documents were real, but even if they weren't, the charges are accurate? They, like CBS, know the jig is up. They are attempting to minimize our just outrage by lessening our perception of the damage done by treason. These reporters should be held at Gitmo for a few months, then executed when the proof is flawless. They have made their choice, and letting them off will only serve to embolden their traitorous brethren in the liberal press. Our soldiers are dying to protect these bastards.
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