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European Backlash Over U.S. Efforts To Track Terrorist Finances
Fox News ^ | July 07, 2006 | Brit Hume

Posted on 07/07/2006 8:25:42 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah

By a vote of 302 to 219, the European Parliament approved a resolution demanding that European banks and governments disclose what they knew about the U.S. program to monitor terrorists' financial transactions.

The New York Times reports one French politician accused the U.S. of "rifling through our private bank accounts," and an Italian lawmaker compared the case to alleged CIA kidnappings of terror suspects, saying it has the same objective, "to extort information."

The administration had tried to convince the Times not to unveil the secret program, arguing among other things, that it would hurt cooperation with the Europeans.

But Times executive editor Bill Keller dismissed those concerns, calling that argument "puzzling," and noting just after publication, that the story did not appear to be generating a "backlash against the program" — at least, until now.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: counterterrorism; domesticenemy; newyorktimes; nyslimes; nyt; nytimes; sedition; slimes; swift; terrorism; treasonous; waronterrorism

1 posted on 07/07/2006 8:25:48 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Ooh-Ah

Why oh why do the terrorists overlook the NYT builing?? : )


2 posted on 07/07/2006 8:29:22 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: Ooh-Ah
Those goddamned treasonous bastards! Chances are pretty good that the foreign governments knew about the program and understood its importance to the security of us all. However, now that it is exposed to their sheeple, they must take the outraged position that we're now seeing.
3 posted on 07/07/2006 8:31:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("I'm all in favor of a dignified retirement: Why not try it on Kerry as a pilot program?" M. Steyn)
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To: Ooh-Ah

these idiots are going to get a lot of people killed


4 posted on 07/07/2006 8:33:28 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePb6H-j51xE&search=Democrats)
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To: Mo1

Between this report tonight...and the news that Lebanon helped us with the terror case we heard about today...which puts THEM in danger..

I don't think we can tiptoe around the problem.

The NYTimes and the other rags that are leaking..AND the leakers need to be punished, harshly...

Otherwise more will leak, knowing they can get away with it...and NO COUNTRIES will help anymore, knowing that their involvement will get leaked..and seemingly, the USA doesn't care!


5 posted on 07/07/2006 8:41:37 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME---PLEASE GIVE.)
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To: Mo1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1662053/posts

ANOTHER leak:


6 posted on 07/07/2006 8:46:08 PM PDT by Txsleuth (FREEPATHON TIME---PLEASE GIVE.)
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To: Txsleuth
Otherwise more will leak, knowing they can get away with it...and NO COUNTRIES will help anymore, knowing that their involvement will get leaked..and seemingly, the USA doesn't care!

And we will be attacked again and the blood of innocent people will be on the hands of these so called reporters

7 posted on 07/07/2006 8:55:48 PM PDT by Mo1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePb6H-j51xE&search=Democrats)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Why oh why do the terrorists overlook the NYT builing??

Because they are on the same side.

8 posted on 07/07/2006 9:00:05 PM PDT by speedy
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To: speedy

Oh, sorry. I should have known : )


9 posted on 07/07/2006 9:06:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

By the time the EuroPEEons connect the dots those dots will be made out of their own blood.


10 posted on 07/07/2006 9:13:34 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: Ooh-Ah

I see, so Europe doesn't approve of using military means to fight back against terrorists, but apparently they don't approve of non-military means either. What Dhimmis!


11 posted on 07/07/2006 9:21:03 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Stephen, if terrorists ever were stupid enough to hit the NY Times building, I for one would have a very difficult time restraining my schadenfreude meter. A very, very difficult time.


12 posted on 07/07/2006 9:22:02 PM PDT by speedy
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To: Txsleuth

We have an AG that doesn't care about immigration, going after those who commit treason and is incapable of speaking persuasively. That political hispanic appointee was huge mistake for George W. Bush.


13 posted on 07/07/2006 9:26:10 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Not just the AG, but the whole gutless administration - and Congress! They want us killed....


14 posted on 07/07/2006 10:24:58 PM PDT by olinr
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To: Ooh-Ah

I think that Bill Keller is an undercover terrorist.


15 posted on 07/07/2006 11:00:07 PM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: Ooh-Ah

Time to tell most of Europe to pi$$ and the rest to make a choice. We should turn our back on them and concentrate on building relations on the Pacific Rim.


16 posted on 07/07/2006 11:01:54 PM PDT by CWOJackson (Tancredo? Wasn't he the bounty hunter in the Star Wars series?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Why oh why do the terrorists overlook the NYT builing?? : )
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Don't expect the Islamists to do our job for us.

They won't kill the useful idiots.

Not at least until AFTER they've won.
17 posted on 07/08/2006 3:31:18 AM PDT by Cheburashka (World's only Spatula City certified spatula repair and maintenance specialist!!!)
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To: Cheburashka

"useful idiots"

What Russian communists used to call the Hollywood left
all the way back to the late 40's : )


18 posted on 07/08/2006 5:50:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: garylmoore

"I think that Bill Keller is an undercover terrorist"

He sure talks like one.


19 posted on 07/08/2006 5:53:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Taglines for sale or rent. Good "one liners", 50 cents.)
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To: firebrand

Thought you should see this. Good material for your WOR interview, eh?


20 posted on 07/08/2006 6:48:54 AM PDT by RedRover (Protest the Times * Monday, July 10, 5-8)
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To: olinr
Not just the AG, but the whole gutless administration - and Congress! They want us killed....

The whole admin wants us killed? Don Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and George W. Bush? They want us killed? That would be an interesting statement for you to prove.

21 posted on 07/08/2006 10:58:37 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Ooh-Ah
The NYTimes said the 'public' had a right to know, so did the leaker tell the NYTimes WHO it was they were sending a message???? Who needed to change their financial practices in Europe????
22 posted on 07/08/2006 11:04:19 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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