Skip to comments.Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says
Posted on 09/25/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Blind Sheik Terrorist Will Stay in U.S. Prison, White House Says
Reports of a possible release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman called "completely and unequivocally false" By Jonathan Dienst | Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 | Updated 3:38 PM EDT
The blind sheik who supported the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other terror plots that targeted New York landmarks will stay in a U.S. prison, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.
"There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh, said National Security Staff spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan. "Reports saying otherwise are completely and unequivocally false."
The strong denial comes after some Republicans continue to raise concerns that Egyptian leaders may be pressing the Obama administration to free Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman.
Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey raised concerns in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday. Judge Mukasey claimed there is circumstantial evidence a secret deal is underway as a goodwill gesture to the new Egyptian government.
Mukasey added it may be time for Congress to make clear that any such release would be a "gross betrayal of public trust that would justify removal from high office."
Sheik Rahman is currently serving a life sentence in a federal prison hospital in North Carolina. He was convicted in 1995 for his role in supporting a plot to bomb the United Nations, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and assassinate then Sen. Alfonse DAmato (R-NY) and current Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-NY).
A Justice Department spokesman Tuesday, "The 'Blind Sheik' will serve the rest of his life in a federal prison serving time for terrorism
and those who suggest otherwise are badly misinformed."
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reminds me of clintonspeak.
So much for this distraction.
...until after the election.
And the Obama White House is well known for its truthfulness.
“There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh,
“It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” Bill Clinton, during his 1998 grand jury testimony on the Monica Lewinsky affair
This means he’s already back home.
I am waiting for Brietbart to post the internal emails to the contrary...
Then watch the rats scurry.
Course after the election obammy won’t be tied down and can spring all these scum
Yeah, what the WH really means is: "There is absolutely no plan to release or transfer the Blind Sheikh, until I find out if I'm re-elected. And if I'm not re-elected, he'll be released or transferred in the final hours of my term, as a gesture of my love for Allah.
Besides, If he releases the blind shit(sp), and friends, to soon he doesn’t have any way to keep his brothers in muzzie land from going rogue...and creating more “bumps in the road”
Yes, he will have more flexibility then.
Because they are still negotiating the plan.
I do not believe you, Mr. House.
Obama will have more flexibility after the Election, y’see.
Sure he’ll stay...in a U.S. prison....in Egypt and operated by the Muzzie Brothers.
return ping of absolutely the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Thank You.
You can bet if Obama loses he sure as shit will be released.
Obama: " OK Abdel-Rahman, I got your one way to Cairo on e-bay"
Omar: "you may call me Omar"
Obama: "Thanks Omar...and I got you a disguise as those pesky FReepers have an eye out for you"
Omar: "Let me consult with you later on that"
Obama: "I got it covered, what with the FEMA camps and a billion rounds of ammo."
Omar: "Keep up the good work my brother from another mother"
Obama: "And how was the American culture field trip to a noodling competition ?
Omar: ..."I caught an alligator."
It depends on what the meaning of the word "plan" is.
We should send him back to Egypt... in parts.
...until after November 6.
That settles that then, straight from the Obama/Holder Dept of Honest Government. /sarc
Beat me to it....................
Guess you figured out what the political ramifications would be...
I am unconvinced. No plan does not mean there is not a discussion of a plan or there will not be a future plan.
Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.
Bush “caught” the plotter of the 9-11 attacks. Obama, when are you going to see him brought to justice? And how about that Ft. Hood war criminal you shielded from expedient prosecution?
Don’t want to see any high profile capital punishment cases on your watch, eh Hussein?
Obama’s waiting for his buddy Tariq Ramadan to issue him instructions.
Took them long enough... I guess they needed to runs some polls on it to see what actual Americans think.