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Posted on 02/09/2009 3:41:05 PM PST by Velveeta
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Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.
Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners....
Why am I not surprised?
I hope they put them in mr holder’s backyard.
To quote Glenn Beck, “Blood is shooting out of my eyes.”
Pentagon chief likens bin Laden hunt to Unabomber
How long might it really take to find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden? U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggests the FBI’s 17-year hunt for convicted Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski as a reasonable guide.
Or worse still, Gates said on Wednesday, consider the fate of Americans taken hostage decades ago in Lebanon who died before the United States could find and rescue them.
Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Gates dismissed the notion that something might be amiss because bin Laden and his top lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, remain free more than seven years after the September 11 attacks.
“To a certain extent, I think too many people go to too many movies. Finding these guys is really hard, and especially if they have some kind of a support network,” he said......
Put them in Holder’s basement.
I have the steam coming out out my ears. Unfreakingbelievable.
23 DC Contractors to Lose Jobs Following Alleged Tech Office Scheme
The fallout continues from last week’s FBI raid on the D.C. technology office and the arrests of two men on corruption charges.
D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles told WTOP-FM on Wednesday that the city is planning to terminate 23 contractors involved with the office.
The decision comes after the arrests Thursday of acting chief security officer Yusuf Acar and technology consultant Sushil Bansal....
Man with fake travel documents arrested at airport
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) immigration staff arrested a passenger on Tuesday at Benazir Bhutto International Airport who was trying to fly to the United Kingdom on fake documents.....
Our New Terror Policy: Safety Last?
(snip to the last sentence)
Have we, in less than eight years, already forgotten that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty as well as being the price of safety from Islamist terror for ourselves and our families?
US judge refuses bail for terror suspect
WASHINGTON (AFP) A US federal judge refused Wednesday to release on bail alleged Al-Qaeda sleeper agent Ali al-Marri, the last “enemy combatant” held on US soil.
Judge Robert Carr of the Charleston, South Carolina federal court ruled Marri was a danger to the community and was a flight risk, according to a copy of the detention order obtained by AFP.
“There are no conditions of release that will reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance as required and the safety of the community,” said Carr.
The judge cited government claims that Marri, 43, trained in Al-Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan and entered the United States on September 10, 2001 on a fraudulently obtained student visa.
Marri “maintained communications with (alleged 9/11 mastermind) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, researched the use of toxins, and positioned himself as an Al-Qaeda sleeper agent in the US,” said Carr.....
The U.S. can’t risk releasing detainee Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi.
Last week, a D.C. district court dismissed a lawsuit brought on behalf of a Guantánamo detainee named Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi. The 34 year-old Saudi told the court that he did not want to proceed with the case, which was originally brought by al Sharbi’s father to challenge his son’s detention. So, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted al Sharbi’s wish, leaving it to the Obama administration to decide his fate.
It is not surprising that al Sharbi did not want to challenge his detention at Guantánamo. He is a remorseless terrorist. And at the time of his capture, al Sharbi was admittedly plotting future attacks on American and allied forces in Afghanistan. It’s possible that he was prepared to do much more. Al Sharbi is, after all, one of the select al Qaeda members tasked with receiving flight training alongside the September 11 hijackers.....
Apologies To Robert Spencer
No apology necessary, Mr. Parker, and thank you
TWITTERING, LIVEBLOGGING, LIVESTREAMING THE SAUDI HATE SCHOOL HEARING LIVE
Truck carrying 600 pounds of nitrate stolen in Dania Beach
Broward Breaking News ^
Thanks Jetjaguar - that’s alarming. Let’s hope the truck is found soon.
I’m on my mobile internet today, so can’t link at the moment. Apparently via news radio - there’s another new UBL tape out today calling for jiahd in Somalia.
Released - Un FREEKING believeable
Yep and the hits just keep on coming:
Obama-Speak: Homeland Security Secretary Replaces ‘Terrorism’ With the Term ‘Man-Caused Disaster’
TMLC Sues AIG for Promoting Islam; Responds to Justice Depts Motion to Dismiss Suit Challenging AIG
Thomas More Law Center ^ | March 19, 2009 | Thomas More Law Center
That is the definition of this administration!!!!
Quite true, Zilla.
I’d laugh, but just feel like crying today.
What this man has done within 2 months, is nothing short of stunning.
Those are not words I would use, but I don't use the words I want to use and do not desire to get put in time out.
I hear you.
There’s been quite a few times lately that I’ve had to backspace over what I initially wrote.
Shocking Real-Time Video Shows 9/11 Attacks (New)
Jordanian arrested in threat to Jewish school (Chicago)
A 24-year-old Jordanian national from the Far North Side was arrested this morning, accused of mailing a threatening letter to the Ida Crown Jewish Academy on New Year’s Eve in response to the Israeli invasion of the Gaza Strip, according to the FBI.
The man, whom authorities declined to identify until his initial court appearance at 10:15 a.m. in the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, was the same man interviewed by federal authorities Feb. 12 when they searched his West Rogers Park apartment in the 6000 block of North Artesian Avenue for evidence related to the vandalism of several synagogues and Jewish schools in Chicago and Lincolnwood. Those incidents occurred on Jan. 10 in the wake of the Israeli airstrikes and troop incursions in the Gaza Strip.....
Thanks much, lahargis. Nice to see you. ;-)
Zawahri urges Sudans Bashir to “repent”
Qaeda’s Zawahri asks Sudanese to prepare for war
Also link to English translation of Zawahiri’s latest diatribe here:
Ping to new Zawahiri tape in post above.
Apologies to a few of you whom I may have pinged twice.
1,800,000 muslims in the US.
1/1000th of 1,800,000 works out to 1,800 assassins, saboteurs and terrorists...
If that was meant to be comforting - it wasn’t. ;-)
Interesting, sounds like trying to regain relevance
*shrug* I thought is was more like 1-10%...
Yes, and the tape was barely mentioned today.
Thanks, Fars. I agree - must view.
Nuclear Iran is far more a concern. I don’t think OBL and Z have the pull anymore under current conditions. Give the annointed one more time and he’ll let them regain traction - then there would be trouble.
Thanks for the ping, Velveeta.
Government warns of nuclear terror threat
Britain faces an increased threat of a terrorist attack involving a chemical, biological or nuclear bomb, a major new government report has warned.
An increase in the theft and smuggling of dangerous substances means that terrorists are more likely to be able to use weapons such as a dirty bomb, according to the report.
The warning comes in the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy document called Contest 2, the most significant redrafting of the Government’s fight against violent extremists for six years.
The report warns: “Contemporary terrorist organisations aspire to use chemical, biological, radiological and even nuclear weapons......
I agree that Iran is a great concern.
Feels like trouble brewing all around us though.
You’re welcome, fanfan.
And my thoughts go out to the good folks at FreeDominion.
Report Unveils UK’s Chronology of Terror
The 176-page report on counter-terrorism efforts in the United Kingdom released Tuesday following six years of secrecy provides a chilling chronology of declassified al-Qaida attacks in the United Kingdom.
Obama lawyer sticks to ban on Muslim scholar
Terrorism Recruiting Manual Worries Authorities
For months now, counterterrorism officials have seen signs that al-Qaida has been looking for new and innovative ways to recruit terrorists, including a new manual that has surfaced on the Internet.
Researchers at West Point recently stumbled on the 51-page manual while they were visiting a jihadi chat room, called Ecles. It’s a Web site that allows members to have interactive discussions, post videos and download manuals. Ecles is the second most popular jihadi chat room on the Web, and al-Qaida often posts things there. Because of that, it is a place counterterrorism analysts track regularly.
So when the West Point analysts discovered a step-by-step primer called “The Art of Recruiting Mujahedeen,” it got their attention......
CAIRs Well-Deserved Expulsion
Terrorism is only one expression of jihad there are others as dangerous.
A week ago, the FBI officially announced that it has cut ties with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The self-styled civil-rights organization is characteristically squawking, but the FBIs move was patently overdue so much so that we ought to be asking: Why on earth did the FBI have ties with CAIR in the first place? .....
Very, very well done. I disagree with removing the electoral college. The liberals are breeding like jack rabbits. Could we still win? It’s hard enough with the thousands of manufactured votes courtesy of ACORN.
Al Qaeda-trained Britons return from Pakistan
More than 20 Britons who have trained in al Qaeda terror camps inside Pakistan have returned to Britain, according to Pakistani intelligence.
The Britons, whose families are from Pakistan, were monitored by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence agency, Sky News reported. But the ISI failed to notify British intelligence until after the men entered the country, the news agency reported.....
I've been monitoring their thread.
Thanks very much for the ping, Velveeta. Placemark BUMP!
‘Global War On Terror’ Is Given New Name
Bush’s Phrase Is Out, Pentagon Says
In a memo e-mailed this week to Pentagon staff members, the Defense Department’s office of security review noted that “this administration prefers to avoid using the term ‘Long War’ or ‘Global War on Terror’ [GWOT.] Please use ‘Overseas Contingency Operation.’ “
I was reading it as well. A crying shame.