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Union Terror Link?
IBD Editorials ^ | September 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 09/29/2010 6:06:06 PM PDT by Kaslin

Labor Raid: The FBI raids the Chicago home of a local union leader looking for terrorist connections as the union's former chief is investigated for corruption. Why are we not surprised?

Thuggery and corruption are not quite synonyms for unionism, but it gets very close when you consider the Service Employees International Union, formerly led by Andy Stern.

From being involved in fraudulent voter registration in Texas to beating up Tea Party activists outside town hall meetings in Missouri, SEIU's reputation is well-established.

Now we can possibly add a linkage to terrorism.

On Friday, the FBI searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago. Among those addresses was the North Side home of Chicago anti-war activists Joe Iosbaker and his wife, Stephanie Weiner, whose home was searched for 12 hours.

The agents said they were looking for evidence relating to terrorist activity. Warrants suggested agents were looking for links between anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Mideast. An FBI statement said those investigated were suspected of activities "concerning the material support of terrorism."

The national media largely ignored the story, and the Chicago media reported it as the 1968 Democratic National Convention — anti-war activists being intimidated and investigated and manhandled by oppressive law enforcement.

Iosbaker and Weiner said the government targeted them because they've been outspoken against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. funding of conflicts abroad. That's the way local media covered it — local activists being hassled by the man.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Illinois; US: Minnesota; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; anarchism; anarchistterror; anarchistunions; anarchy; andystern; antiwar; chicago; chicagocell; columbia; holderspeople; illinois; iosbaker; iraq; joeiosbaker; middleeast; minneapolis; minneapoliscell; purplepeoplebeaters; seiu; sigma; sigmatechnologies; stephanieweiner; terrorism; twincitiescell; unions; unionthugs; universityofillinois; waronterror; weiner; wot; zerospeople

1 posted on 09/29/2010 6:06:07 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’d love to know the whole story.


2 posted on 09/29/2010 6:17:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Kaslin

What is it with people named Weiner?


3 posted on 09/29/2010 6:25:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Josef Stalin - The Father of "Progressive Values"!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
What is it with people named Weiner?

They're weiners.



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Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

4 posted on 09/29/2010 6:31:27 PM PDT by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: rdb3

LOL! I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the two I know are both loonies!


5 posted on 09/29/2010 6:32:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Josef Stalin - The Father of "Progressive Values"!)
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To: cripplecreek
I’d love to know the whole story.

Me too...but I think the key is the mention of Colombia in the article. My guess is that the Colombian army managed to get whatever information was on Jojoy's laptop after they took him out...there's a huge amount of activity in this area taking place this week.

6 posted on 09/29/2010 6:36:37 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: Kaslin
I'm curious what the No-bama regime will do about this if they were not informed in advance of this raid.

I would suspect that some heads will roll at the FBI for their brazen disregard of The One’s “friends” in union positions.

7 posted on 09/29/2010 6:37:24 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Kaslin

SEIU, It’s Spelled S-E-I-U. Joseph Iosbaker is Chief Steward for Local 73 of the SEIU


8 posted on 09/29/2010 6:41:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: CapnJack

Obama still has pretty firm control of the department of retribution....er justice.


9 posted on 09/29/2010 6:41:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Kaslin

Joe Iosbaker is a clerical worker at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is chief steward and a member of the executive board of Local 73 SEIU.

Joe Iosbaker is employed as an Office Support Specialist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Office of the College of Medicine since May 1990. As a Trustee of the Illinois State University Retirement System, Mr. Iosbaker will;


10 posted on 09/29/2010 6:43:33 PM PDT by kcvl
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http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:4baQwjLj2toJ:biggovernment.com/tag/joe-iosbaker/+joe+iosbaker&cd=11&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari


11 posted on 09/29/2010 6:47:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kaslin

I’m so sick of these 60’s radical retreads getting away with it.


12 posted on 09/29/2010 6:50:05 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Kaslin

Joe Iosbaker & Stephanie Weiner: FBI took 30yrs of personal effects from our home including baby a pic of MLK http://yfrog.com/j8p4zuj
4 days ago from Twitter for iPhone


13 posted on 09/29/2010 6:51:04 PM PDT by kcvl
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Ping


14 posted on 09/29/2010 8:12:14 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

Shades of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn...


15 posted on 09/29/2010 9:19:42 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: Kaslin

I’m puzzled that the FBI is even investigating something involving anyone associated with O. Are there rogues or whistleblowers involved? I would think heads would roll from Holder on down for those not following the marching orders. Is something afoot that we don’t know about?


16 posted on 09/29/2010 10:29:05 PM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Kaslin


17 posted on 09/30/2010 4:48:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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18 posted on 09/30/2010 5:47:33 AM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Kaslin

“Union Terror Link”

Certainly. That’s one of the things that unionists do to keep their membership in line and non-members mindful...


19 posted on 09/30/2010 5:49:41 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

I am shocked, I tell you.

Shocked.


20 posted on 09/30/2010 8:27:47 AM PDT by left that other site (Your MiQ-MaQ Paddy Wacky Bass-Playing Biker Buddy(El Kabong))
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Thanks Kaslin.


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