Skip to comments.Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax
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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Too many of them have gone over to the enemy.
That explains all of their bizarre behaviors and noises.
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.
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.
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
Neither do I and one of those days the right opportunity will come for them
These a$$holes are going to get us all killed. Seriously.
“Patriot Act” is one of those terms that the media have trained much of the public to hate automatically in a Pavlovian way.
But they DID come down hard on the 66 year old grandma growing orchids...
Look on the bright side: terrorists are targeting big blue areas like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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?!
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.
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.
I hear-by challenge EVERY FREEPER who has not made a donation to Free Republic to make a donation of just $10 and see what happens to the Freep-A-Thon!
I would think that every Freeper could donate at least $10 to help keep FR up and running! :)
Ooops. Sorry. I meant, "innocent until detonated guilty."
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.