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Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber
Washington Post ^ | 8-26-10 | Peter Finn

Posted on 08/27/2010 3:57:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.

The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.

In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that "no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future."

The statement, tucked into a motion to dismiss a petition by Nashiri's attorneys, suggests that the prospect of further military trials for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has all but ground to a halt, much as the administration's plan to try the accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in federal court has stalled.

Only two cases are moving forward at Guantanamo Bay, and both were sworn and referred for trial by the time Obama took office. In January 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates directed the Convening Authority for Military Commissions to stop referring cases for trial, an order that 20 months later has not been rescinded.

Military officials said a team of prosecutors

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abdalrahimalnashiri; alnashiri; gitmo; jihadinamerica; putin; spetznaz; trial; usnavy; usscole

1 posted on 08/27/2010 3:57:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A travesty.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 3:59:03 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Friday news dump.


3 posted on 08/27/2010 3:59:11 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I respect the Russians way more then us, with this crap. These clowns should of all been battlefield executed.


4 posted on 08/27/2010 4:00:05 AM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, this ought to help Zero’s poll numbers....


5 posted on 08/27/2010 4:00:53 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Yeah,
Tell me how obammy isn’t a f-ing moosie puke.


6 posted on 08/27/2010 4:01:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
“It's politics at this point,” said one military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss policy. He said he thinks the administration does not want to proceed against a high-value detainee without some prospect of civilian trials for other major figures at Guantanamo Bay.”

This says it all. Obama is unwilling to do what is right unless congress gives him ultimate dictatorial powers.

7 posted on 08/27/2010 4:03:43 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Time to put Obama ON TRAIL!


8 posted on 08/27/2010 4:08:19 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Leisler

and the way they dispense justice on the Samali pirates. Stick them in a rubber life raft with no motor, no oars, no compass, no water and no radio. If for some unknown reason outside of nature they make it back to terra-firma, they are free to go. The last time this happened, that was 300 miles off the coast.

This decision by Zero’s gang is going to start stinging really big. These pukes are puposely trying to incite riots so they can declare Martial Law.


9 posted on 08/27/2010 4:08:56 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: tobyhill

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.


10 posted on 08/27/2010 4:08:57 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Guantanamo photo gallery (apparently something they pulled out of archives) is uber-propaganda, maybe Michael Moore put it together for them.


11 posted on 08/27/2010 4:10:18 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If they have a military trial for this guy, there is no excuse to try the other detainees in civilian court.


12 posted on 08/27/2010 4:12:07 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: mazda77

I blame Bush, and the Bush era Joints. They’re the ones that couldn’t take the heat. Even not having the guts to imprison them here, in the US. Or turn them over to our paid thugs and have them executed/killed/murdered locally.


13 posted on 08/27/2010 4:12:41 AM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: Leisler

I’ll second that along with the “We have to suspend free market principles to save the free market”

I just thank God it was he instead of Al in office when those planes hit. But like they say; It only takes one Oh Sh!t to erase a boatload of attaboys.


14 posted on 08/27/2010 4:15:39 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: Leisler

> I respect the Russians way more then us

I watched Putin on Russian TV via the internet the day of the Beslan massacre, after the Russian troops recaptured the school.

He solemnly swore to the Russian People that he would track down and kill (yes kill!), every person that helped in the plotting and execution of the attack on the school.

Over the next three years, he did exactly that.

I remember reading in the Moscow Times about a Chechen they captured who was connected to the school capture plot. There was a photo of his capture. He was wearing a tank top and shorts with two empy holsters, one under each arm. He was bent forward with his hands cuffed behind his back. The article said that they were able to get good information from him. At the end of the article it says that he “died after the interrogation.” Just like that!

The Russians were trying to flush the perpetrators out of hiding. In one incident, the Spetznaz surrounded a “compound” where family members of some of the perps were suspected of hiding them out. After a brief siege, they opened fire killing every living thing in the compound, including old people and children.

Amnesty International filed a War Crimes complaint with the Hague against the Russian Commander in charge of the operation. He refused to participate and sent a one-sentence note to the tribunal, saying, “We heard a shot.”

As far as I know, the last of the implicated conspirators to die was Shamil Besayev himself, former “president” of the rogue “Islamic Republic of Chechnya”. The Russians had petitioned the Danes for extradition, but the Danes had refused. However, the Russians successfully lured Besayev out of hiding and killed him with a bomb under his hotel bed.

The Russians are building a new Orthodox Church over the destroyed school in Beslan, dedicated to the victims of the Mohammedan slaughter that took place there.

The muzzies didn’t even dare to ask for a mosque there.


15 posted on 08/27/2010 4:16:36 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Well, all of the bitching at Obama Hussein aside, what are they now going to do with him?

Do exactly what they ranted at Bush - and us - about?
Keep him forever?


16 posted on 08/27/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: WellyP

>Time to put Obama ON TRAIL!

Okay. On what trail are we going to put him?


17 posted on 08/27/2010 4:18:57 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Leisler

Even not having the guts to imprison them here, in the US

Guts?? Are you crazy??
They would all have been freed.
You really think that they deserve the protections of the US Court system that would allow them to walk?


18 posted on 08/27/2010 4:21:24 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: mazda77

How many Americans will even be aware of this? I haven’t heard it on any news shows. If it wasn’t for FR, I wouldn’t know a lot of what is really happening.

FUBO


19 posted on 08/27/2010 4:28:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: All

Note: Photos included.

Stepping back in time...

http://www.cargolaw.com/2000nightmare_cole.html

“Attack On The USS Cole (DDG-67)”


20 posted on 08/27/2010 4:29:04 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Westbrook

I was thinking yesterday that I would rather have Putin as president of the U.S. than Obama. That’s pretty bad.


21 posted on 08/27/2010 4:33:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

To me, it seems like this trial would be an opportunity for the Admin. & dems to look tough on terrorism and could help swing some independent votes.
Though if Holder isn’t planning a very tough prosecution, that wouldn’t work.


22 posted on 08/27/2010 4:36:34 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

He let the Black Panthers loose, now it’s Muslims.


23 posted on 08/27/2010 4:41:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Nashiri say’s when he bought the boat they used he was just going fishing..


24 posted on 08/27/2010 4:48:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ilovesarah2012

> was thinking yesterday that I would rather have Putin as
> president of the U.S.

At least Putin is a PATRIOT of HIS OWN Country!

Then again, I’m not certain that the U.S. is Barry Soetero’s own country.


25 posted on 08/27/2010 4:48:23 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I hope at leaast one of the probes planned post election is of the current Justice department (a term that is meaningless in this administration) and of Eric Holder. He must go.


26 posted on 08/27/2010 5:00:42 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: Westbrook

Americans are not well liked by the American government.


27 posted on 08/27/2010 5:09:08 AM PDT by healy61
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To: afraidfortherepublic
and America takes another one in the........
rlmorel

28 posted on 08/27/2010 5:09:17 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Westbrook

You are right about that. Even if Obama was really born in Hawaii, which I doubt, he has no love for America.


29 posted on 08/27/2010 5:16:06 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama is a Muslim.


30 posted on 08/27/2010 5:18:16 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: tobyhill

“Obama is unwilling to do what is right unless congress gives him ultimate dictatorial powers. “

I fear soon to come.
Either November elections come and the left’s power is curtailed (will they allow it?) or expect an October surprise.
I fear the “powers that be” have way too much at stake now.


31 posted on 08/27/2010 5:20:15 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well, now we have ANOTHER rallying point for November:

REMEMBER THE COLE!

Posted at The Patriot's Flag:

The President of the United States proves once again that his loyalty is for Islam and not for the United States of America. This is an outrage. For the President to give a terrorist a “pass” for killing our military personnel is proof this man is NOT QUALIFIED to be anywhere near the White House.

Is this what we expected from our historic “First Black President?”

Or is this what we would expect from our first “Islamic President?”

It is not what he says (or reads from the Teleprompter) ... he "is" what he "does." And he has again given us further proof of his real loyalty. To support dropping these charges and not fighting to maintain them is close to a treasonous act. I would assume the dead sailors would feel the same.

We must reflect our outrage at this egregious action in November in the voting booth: If you remember nothing else when you vote...

Remember the Cole!

32 posted on 08/27/2010 5:21:13 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (If you aren't at Obama's Table, you are probably on the MENU! - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It was just released this morning on the Friday News Dump.


33 posted on 08/27/2010 5:21:31 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Ramadan pardon?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 08/27/2010 5:27:54 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Obama = Al Queda(?)


35 posted on 08/27/2010 5:30:51 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: mazda77

Haven’t heard it on any cable news.


36 posted on 08/27/2010 5:32:26 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: bill1952
Okay. On what trail are we going to put him?

The Trail of Tears.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 08/27/2010 5:33:01 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: bill1952

“Okay. On what trail are we going to put him?”

I am sure there is a trail in the Sahara where the great one can tend to a flock.


38 posted on 08/27/2010 5:42:12 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: mazda77
justice on the Samali pirates. Stick them in a rubber life raft with no motor, no oars, no compass, no water and no radio. If for some unknown reason outside of nature they make it back to terra-firma, they are free to go.

Lose the raft and no life jackets, and I'm good to go with this solution.

Remove all clothing so that their little peckers become shark bait.

39 posted on 08/27/2010 5:43:48 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

wtf


40 posted on 08/27/2010 5:47:05 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: bmwcyle

Obama is a Muslim.
_____________

No, he isn’t. Obama is a Marxist who is using radical Islam to try to destroy the American Republic.

- JP


41 posted on 08/27/2010 6:25:42 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
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To: Josh Painter

He is a cultural Muslim trying to please Daddy.


42 posted on 08/27/2010 6:32:17 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: mazda77

My thoughts exactly. They are poking the large patriotic, ever watchful, dog hoping it will snap so they can lock it up and put it down. Steady...steady...steady the elections will soon be here. Then our fight will be with voter fraud.


43 posted on 08/27/2010 6:53:34 AM PDT by mcshot (Who is the power behind the MSM that is trying to take-down our Country?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bookmark


44 posted on 08/27/2010 7:09:32 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: bill1952

A TRAIL that goes past my house?


45 posted on 08/27/2010 8:34:17 AM PDT by Rannug ("When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable." JFK)
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To: bill1952

You do what Lincoln, Wilson and FDR did. Tell the court to ef off.

Congress declared war( were still in a declared war ) and the President has all powers to suspend all rights of any and all persons, citizens or not.


46 posted on 08/27/2010 10:19:29 AM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

More proof that Obama is a Muslim and is collaborating with the Islamic jihadists.


47 posted on 08/27/2010 5:54:08 PM PDT by Palladin (Remember Lepanto--Sink the Mosque!)
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