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Terrorist Blamed His Failure on Bush
Human Events Online ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 02/10/2006 4:59:54 AM PST by Terrence DoGood

Homegrown terrorist Jeffrey Leon Battle considered America the “land of the kaffirs,” or unbelievers, and the American people “pigs.”

He once lamented to an acquaintance—who happened to be a government informant—that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks did not sufficiently damage the U.S. economy.

“This is the land of the enemy,” he said of his own country in a May 8, 2002, conversation secretly recorded by the government. He explained to a friend how his “burning desire” to become an Islamic martyr had inspired his aborted quest to join forces with al Qaeda in Afghanistan, where he could kill American troops.

Lesson Learned

Battle, now 35, is serving an 18-year prison sentence for conspiring to wage war against the United States, a crime to which he confessed and pleaded guilty. But members of Congress who are stalling on renewing the Patriot Act and attacking President Bush for ordering the National Security Agency to intercept al Qaeda-linked communications in and out of the United States could learn something from studying the activities and communications of the Portland Seven terrorist cell that Battle and others began forming in Oregon in the months before—that’s right, before—the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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1 posted on 02/10/2006 4:59:57 AM PST by Terrence DoGood
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To: Terrence DoGood

Bad guys get locked up...


Bush's fault!!


2 posted on 02/10/2006 5:01:27 AM PST by airborne
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To: Terrence DoGood

Good..:)


3 posted on 02/10/2006 5:02:25 AM PST by EmilyGeiger
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To: airborne

Even if we could prove he'd saved Western Civilization...
it would still be Bush's fault!


4 posted on 02/10/2006 5:06:47 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA

I could live with that! ;^)


5 posted on 02/10/2006 5:07:54 AM PST by airborne
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To: airborne

The Democrats hope and pray on a daily basis that we will get attacked again. Nothing would please them more than to see busses bombed, the body parts of innocent and helpless men, women , and children flying through the air.

Always remember that to the Democrat the United States and its citizens are the enemy. The Democrat's friend is whoever is trying to destroy the United States at any particular time. Once it was the communits. Now it is the followers of the pervert.


6 posted on 02/10/2006 5:08:03 AM PST by sport
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To: Terrence DoGood

Excellent!

Grab your ankles for Allah, Mr. Battle.


7 posted on 02/10/2006 5:10:01 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (DO NOT read to the end of this tagline . . . Oh, $#@%^, there you went and did it.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

When the execrable Don Imus was interviewing the reprehensible Chris Dodd (Sen., Dem, CT) this morning he did get off a good line. He asked the senator whether what the democrats want to do with the Patriot Act is really turn parts of it into a Terrorist Bill of Rights?


8 posted on 02/10/2006 5:14:52 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Terrence DoGood
Thank-you President Bush for keeping us safe and having to contend with the traitorous idiots in D C as well
9 posted on 02/10/2006 5:20:06 AM PST by Steveone (Liberalism is a brain tumor!)
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To: Terrence DoGood
ONE OF THE PORTLAND SEVEN,TOP RIGHT.

10 posted on 02/10/2006 5:21:01 AM PST by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Terrence DoGood

If President Bush could make the dead arise and walk the Dems would want him arrested for practicing medicine without a license.


11 posted on 02/10/2006 5:36:33 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Terrence DoGood

What's so sad about this is that we taxpayers have to pay to keep this piece of excrement alive. Hopefully one of his boyfriends in prison will do us a favor.


12 posted on 02/10/2006 5:44:34 AM PST by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .....)
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To: Pharmboy


I guess IMUS still has rare moments of lucidity.


13 posted on 02/10/2006 5:48:34 AM PST by onyx
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To: Terrence DoGood

What a crew.


14 posted on 02/10/2006 5:56:05 AM PST by bkepley
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To: onyx

I would bet that Bernie or Charles gave him that line...but he did deliver it. But, Dodd dodged the question blathering on about "proper oversight."


15 posted on 02/10/2006 6:31:35 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

Ah yes! Bernie or Charles. I like Bernie the best. I TIVO'd one of his Cardinal Egan stints. It's hilarious and nasty. He really slammed Hitlery.


16 posted on 02/10/2006 6:48:14 AM PST by onyx
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To: Steveone
Amen to that.
17 posted on 02/10/2006 6:51:07 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: onyx

Good mornin' and God bless...


18 posted on 02/10/2006 6:51:21 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy

How sweet of you to say that to me!
Good morning and God bless to you too!
COLD here and rain due any minute.


19 posted on 02/10/2006 6:56:06 AM PST by onyx
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To: airborne

Jail's too good for the bastard. Put him against a wall with a target over his heart. No blindfold.


20 posted on 02/10/2006 7:11:01 AM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: sport

IF we lost to the Muzzis, which I do not think will happen, the only good thing that could come of it would be that Hillary would have to wear a burka.


21 posted on 02/10/2006 7:18:08 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: alpha-8-25-02
Nice lookin' fellas in that pick.

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22 posted on 02/10/2006 8:14:39 AM PST by XR7
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To: onyx

...that was in my best Cardinal Egan (Bernie) Irish accent.


23 posted on 02/10/2006 10:23:02 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Terrence DoGood

"Opponents of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency program that targets al-Qaida-linked communications in and out of the United States should consider the Portland Seven terrorists, one of whom blamed their failure on President Bush. "


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That's OK, the Dems blame Bush for thwartin the attack on LA, before it fully materialized.

Taranto: Nothing to Fear but These Idiots. Dems fault Bush for thwarting an attack on L.A.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1576362/posts


24 posted on 02/10/2006 9:41:29 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Terrence DoGood

Interesting that Human Events didn't print the first paragraph, but Townhall did, which was the whole point of the article.

http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/terencejeffrey/2006/02/11/186087.html

"Opponents of the Patriot Act and the National Security Agency program that targets al-Qaida-linked communications in and out of the United States should consider the Portland Seven terrorists, one of whom blamed their failure on President Bush. "


25 posted on 02/10/2006 9:46:58 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: 95 Bravo

He's one of Farrakhan's folks who decided to go hardcore.

NOI should be phone tapped and bi+(# slapped into oblivion.


26 posted on 02/10/2006 9:51:17 PM PST by 308MBR (If fools were objective in their viewpoints, they wouldn't be fools.)
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To: FairOpinion
A treasonous omission of the worst kind.
27 posted on 02/10/2006 9:57:51 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix

Human Events is conservative, so I have no idea, why they would have omitted the most important paragraph of the entire article.


28 posted on 02/10/2006 10:04:31 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion

Could a paragraph been added to a later publishing? Do the dates jive?


29 posted on 02/10/2006 10:13:44 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix; Terrence DoGood

Considering the title of the article is the same in both publications, and the first paragraph is what provides justification for the title, I figure the author must have written it that way and someone one HE in their infinite wisdom took it out.

I read it first at Townhall and was going to post it, then I saw it was already posted, but from HE, and the excerpt didn't contain the paragraph, so I went to the the HE website and sure enough, it wasn't there.


Odd -- I was reading more and found the last paragraphs are different too. Looks like Human Events have deliberately weakened the article.

The last paragraph from the TH article is a good close:

"Lawmakers critical of the Patriot Act and NSA intercepts must decide if they really want to strip away one or more of these barriers between us and another terrorist attack."

The one in HE:

"The question for lawmakers in Washington, D.C. is simple: Do they want to keep in place all the redundant layers of protection that stand between us and the next 9/11? Or do they want to strip one or more of them away? "

I.e. giving the impression that it really would be OK to strip away those layers, because they are "redundant".

The sneaky editors!


30 posted on 02/10/2006 10:23:06 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Terrence DoGood

Exactly so!


31 posted on 02/10/2006 10:24:57 PM PST by nopardons
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To: FairOpinion

I guess since Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor of HE he could have edited it himself


32 posted on 02/10/2006 10:29:26 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: MoHam



33 posted on 02/10/2006 10:30:56 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
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To: endthematrix

Interesting!

I wonder how it appeared in the print edition, because Robert Bluey the editor for HE Online.

Oh, well.


34 posted on 02/10/2006 10:33:53 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: Terrence DoGood

18 years isn't long enough for this traitor. A firing squad's bullets would have been more appropriate.


35 posted on 02/10/2006 10:36:50 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Pharmboy
I would bet that Bernie or Charles gave him that line

The line is Rush's.

36 posted on 02/10/2006 10:38:24 PM PST by M. Thatcher ( I truly hope for two things before I die. The death of the Democrat Party, and the death of Islam.)
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To: FairOpinion

Oh, I just noted that the author was affiliated as an editor with HE. Great eye on the omission!


37 posted on 02/10/2006 10:39:22 PM PST by endthematrix (None dare call it ISLAMOFACISM!)
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To: endthematrix

I am glad you dug further, I had no idea the author was also an editor of HE. Teamwork. :)


38 posted on 02/10/2006 10:43:00 PM PST by FairOpinion
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To: tgusa

"John's gotta sausage, yeah, man"--- Frank Zappa-- 'Joe's Garage"


39 posted on 02/10/2006 10:50:43 PM PST by midnightson (Mama-the ultimate prognosticator- said there'd be days like this.)
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To: XR7
Thanks for posting that.
I originally heard it played towards the end of this video...
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I was wishing I could find it as a stand alone music file.
Spread it!!

40 posted on 02/10/2006 10:51:08 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: sport

Bingo, bingo, bingo!!!!!


41 posted on 02/11/2006 7:15:09 AM PST by hershey
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To: Pharmboy

What did Dodd say in response ..??

Did Dodd spit and sputter all over himself .. lying through his teeth ..??


42 posted on 02/11/2006 7:55:53 AM PST by CyberAnt
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To: sgtbono2002
If President Bush could make the dead arise and walk the Dems would want him arrested for practicing medicine without a license.

And subverting a key Democratic voting bloc.

43 posted on 02/11/2006 8:17:53 AM PST by jmcenanly
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To: Terrence DoGood

God help us if this present set of Democrat lunatics gains power in this country.


44 posted on 02/11/2006 8:37:17 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Terrence DoGood

Bush tried. Terrorists died.


45 posted on 02/11/2006 8:38:36 AM PST by JCEccles
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To: CyberAnt

He said something like..."What we're interested in is not allowing the president to have absolute power, something the Founders were interested in and why they created the checks and balances." In other words, he deflected the question and got his sound bites in.


46 posted on 02/11/2006 9:20:32 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Pharmboy
When the execrable Don Imus was interviewing the reprehensible Chris Dodd (Sen., Dem, CT) this morning he did get off a good line. He asked the senator whether what the democrats want to do with the Patriot Act is really turn parts of it into a Terrorist Bill of Rights?

Wasn't Dodd on FNS last summer ahead of the Roberts hearings in which he was quoted saying he wanted to find out what the nominee thought about the "Privacy Clause" in the Constitution?

I guess he's just being consistent; we have these made-up constitutional rights, and any real law that comes along might interfere with his weird interpretations of it.

47 posted on 02/11/2006 9:23:33 AM PST by leftcoaster
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To: Pharmboy

But .. in WAR .. the President does have "absolute power".


48 posted on 02/11/2006 11:47:55 AM PST by CyberAnt
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To: CyberAnt
I certainly agree with you--I was only saying what that idiot Dodd was saying.

And Imus never asked a follow up--he only said that "that makes sense."

49 posted on 02/11/2006 11:56:47 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: sport

With the hate that the Dims have for Bush, it is a hugh miracle they haven't tried to knock him off.

I guess then they would hate Cheney as much as, Bush.


50 posted on 02/11/2006 12:02:18 PM PST by auggy ( http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/THISWILLMAKEYOUPROUD.HTML)
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