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Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax
IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff

Posted on 10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT by Kaslin

Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America?

To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions.

It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made possible by the "roving wiretaps" and other methods authorized under the Patriot Act signed into law by President George W. Bush. "All the layers of defense President Bush set up after Sept. 11 are working," noted Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.

According to documents filed in New York federal court, Zazi and others had journeyed to Pakistan in August 2008 from where he allegedly e-mailed himself bomb-making instructions and received training from al-Qaida. This was precisely the kind of communication the Patriot Act was designed to intercept.

Nine pages of handwritten formulas for homemade explosives, fuses and detonators were later found on his laptop, e-mailed from an account in Pakistan. Tailed by the FBI, Zazi bought large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and acetone, which together can make a highly explosive cocktail.

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1 posted on 10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT by Kaslin
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2 posted on 10/05/2009 5:04:18 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: alrea; bareford101; BerniesFriend; blaveda; Bookwoman; Celeste732; dsc; Faux_Pas; fortunecookie; ...

3 posted on 10/05/2009 5:05:39 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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4 posted on 10/05/2009 5:05:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
The answer to the initial question, to wit: "Why do Democrats, ......" is very simple.

Too many of them have gone over to the enemy.

That explains all of their bizarre behaviors and noises.

5 posted on 10/05/2009 5:09:30 PM PDT by muawiyah (qui)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve got to believe that one of these times we are not going to get lucky as we have so many times with these pop-up terrorists.


6 posted on 10/05/2009 5:23:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (What's the difference between Obama and Hitler? Hitler wrote his own book.)
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To: Kaslin

Shrug. The people who live in these places support 0bama and the Democrat party to the hilt. Let them suffer the consequences of not taking national security seriously.


7 posted on 10/05/2009 5:30:08 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: OrangeHoof

Al Qaeda and Hizbollah are not dumb, like the rats seem to think. They are waiting for the perfect opportunity, and when it comes, they will strike. This time 9/11 will look like child’s play


8 posted on 10/05/2009 5:34:38 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: OrangeHoof

Neither do I and one of those days the right opportunity will come for them


9 posted on 10/05/2009 5:47:42 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

These a$$holes are going to get us all killed. Seriously.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 6:16:44 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: Kaslin

“Patriot Act” is one of those terms that the media have trained much of the public to hate automatically in a Pavlovian way.


11 posted on 10/05/2009 6:38:53 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: Kaslin

But they DID come down hard on the 66 year old grandma growing orchids...

http://www.theagitator.com/2009/10/05/federal-swat-raid-over-orchids/


12 posted on 10/05/2009 6:40:43 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: Kaslin

Look on the bright side: terrorists are targeting big blue areas like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.


13 posted on 10/05/2009 7:09:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: muawiyah
Or maybe Barky and company want another “emergency” to exploit?”never waste an emergency” being their motto,what would this debacle allow them to try and get away with?
14 posted on 10/05/2009 7:18:34 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Kaslin

Are the Rats that completely void of any sense that they will own the next attack (God forbid, even if it is targeted at a ‘blue’ area) hook, line and sinker? Whatever areas are left standing will vote any surviving Rats out; they will be erased as a political party/entity forever.

Unless an attack is part of the plan to not hold elections in 2010 or 2012?!


15 posted on 10/05/2009 7:21:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (This 'unexpected' stuff seems to happen a lot lately.)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made possible by the "roving wiretaps" and other methods authorized under the Patriot Act signed into law by President George W. Bush.

16 posted on 10/05/2009 7:27:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: muawiyah

Sorry for laughing, but patriotism? The Dems have used it once a long time ago: WWII. They did not use it against the Communists nor have they done it toward the Islamofascists. It will be interesting to see how Obama and DHS does anything to protect our borders, our entire infrastructure for the next 4 to...years. My guess is, the Islamos know they have a dupe in the WH. I do not see them hitting the USA but if they do, he should be impeached.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 7:58:15 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: phillyfanatic
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18 posted on 10/05/2009 8:31:30 PM PDT by seekthetruth ("They heard us on 9/12 and they will hear from us again on November 2, 2010!")
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To: Kaslin
C'mon. Be fair. The Dims just believe in the doctrine of innocent until determined guilty.

Ooops. Sorry. I meant, "innocent until detonated guilty."

19 posted on 10/05/2009 8:41:11 PM PDT by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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To: denydenydeny; Kaslin

Well, there’s more in the Patriot Act than just anti-terrorist stuff.
Here’s a blog from a former Congressman and I recommend it, especially the parts on asset protection.

http://baumanblog.sovereignsociety.com/


20 posted on 10/06/2009 5:10:40 AM PDT by hyperconservative (Remember, then seek & find. Read, verify,&share info. Work and fight. Laugh&love.)
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To: nomad

“Or maybe Barky and company want another “emergency....”
Damn right they do. Remember after 9/11, the lib news types were all upset that klintoon wasn’t in office? I thought that was very strange, then it hit me. They don’t give a rats ass about this country, they are loyal to their party only. They are jealous of the power that casto and chavez have. How do they get that kind of power? They exploit a chaotic situation. ozero and his admin are setting us up for another attack for this reason. I couldn’t believe that I was thinking this, but look at what they are doing. The dims in congress are floating all kinds of legislation that involves force and control, but can’t get this stuff passed. I believe that ozero is setting us up for another attack and in the aftermath will executive order through all the libs laws they have been dreaming about for 40 years, and thus completely shredding the Constitution. They want to be rulers and I believe this is how they are planning on getting it done.


21 posted on 10/06/2009 5:13:03 AM PDT by Texas resident ( It's us against them. And we're on our own.)
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