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  • Heat-Seeking Missiles Are Missing From Libyan Arms Stockpile (Obama punked by his Al Qaeda buddies)

    09/08/2011 4:09:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/8/11 | ROD NORDLAND and C. J. CHIVERS
    The sign on the wall reads “Schoolbook Printing and Storage Warehouse,” but the fact that the double gates in the wall have been crudely ripped off suggests that something more interesting might be inside. It turns out that the only books to be found in any of the three large buildings in the walled compound are manuals — how to fire rocket launchers and wire-guided missiles, among others. The buildings are actually disguised warehouses full of munitions — mortar shells, artillery rounds, anti-tank missiles and more — thousands of pieces of military ordnance that are completely unguarded more than two...
  • Shocking new documents detail DOJ’s reasons for releasing Marxist bomber

    06/30/2011 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Newly released documents show that the Department of Justice (DOJ) allowed for the release of Marxist radical and domestic terrorist Marilyn Buck from federal prison because officials believed she learned her lesson and had “expressed a dramatic change from her previous political philosophy.” These new documents, obtained by investigative journalist Cliff Kincaid’s America’s Survival organization, shed more light on why Holder’s officials decided to release Buck, a convicted radical left-wing domestic terrorist. “Incredibly, Buck’s attorney, Soffiyah Elijah, cited Buck’s ‘Master of Fine Arts in Poetics,’ completed behind bars, as evidence that she deserved parole. It’s a fraud and a racket,”...
  • HOLDER: FOCUS ON BLACK PANTHER CASE DEMEANS ‘MY PEOPLE’

    03/02/2011 4:08:49 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | March 1, 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    Continuing to face down questions as to why the U.S. Justice Department went easy on prosecuting members of the New Black Panther Party who stood armed with nightsticks outside a Philadelphia polling location during the 2008 presidential election, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his personal frustration over the criticism that race played a role. During a hearing of a House Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday, Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, accused Holder’s DOJ of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the decision to dismiss the case. Holder seemed to take personal offense when Culberson read comments from former Democratic...
  • Obama Okays Victory Mosque

    08/16/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/16/10 | Joy Tiz
    Americans are aghast that the president approves of the construction of a Victory Mosque by a pro-terrorism imam six hundred feet from Ground Zero. Revolting, yes. Shocking, no. One thing we know about Barack Obama is that he is committed to ruling in direct opposition to three-fourths of the American people on all core issues. Reread his contemptible speech in Cairo, in which the president spouted flagrant falsehoods about the charms of Islam, while berating the United States for being a bit churlish about radical Muslim ideology after 9/11. Obama’s boss, George Soros, has always thought we made too much...
  • Shocker! Obama Supports Ground Zero Mosque

    08/16/2010 7:30:38 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 8 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/16/2010 | Gina Miller
    Well knock me down with a feather! Who could've seen this coming? Barack Obama continues to show his rear end to the United States, and on Friday at a White House Islamic celebration dinner in front of a group of Muslims, he gave his strong support for the construction of a monster mosque next to Ground Zero in New York. During his remarks, Obama employed the classic Islamic tactic of taqiyya, or religious deception, in the false statements he made. Of course, it could easily be argued that when Obama lies, he's speaking his native language. He brought up the...
  • WH equates Ground Zero Mosque fight to how CHRISTIANS

    08/16/2010 7:34:09 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 31 replies
    msnbc/ ^ | 8/15/2010 | Chuck Todd
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  • Lockerbie Families Raise New Questions Over Bomber

    08/15/2010 10:54:06 AM PDT · by edpc · 11 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 15 Aug 2010 | DAVID STRINGER
    LONDON – Activists and relatives of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing raised new questions Sunday about the medical advice that led to the release on compassionate grounds of the only man ever convicted for the deaths. Doctors claimed Abdel Baset al-Megrahi had only three months to live when he was freed from a Scottish jail last August and allowed to return home to Libya. But one year later, Al-Megrahi, who is being treated for prostate cancer, is still alive.
  • Legitimate Questions for the President

    08/14/2010 3:12:12 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 89 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/14/10 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. President, should they or should they not build a mosque steps away from where radical Islamists killed 3000 people? Please tell us your position. We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they? And, no, this is not above your pay grade. If those who wish to build this Ground Zero mosque are sincerely interested in encouraging positive "cross-cultural engagement" and dialogue to show a moderate and tolerant face of Islam, then why haven't they recognized that the decision to build a mosque at this particular location is doing just the opposite? Mr. President,...
  • EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights

    07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus. Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least...
  • Dem Postpones Hearing on Lockerbie, After Key Witnesses Rebuff His Request to ‘Clear the Air’

    07/28/2010 5:13:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 5+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7/28/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Accusing Scottish and British officials and BP executives of “stonewalling,” the Democratic senator who was to have chaired a hearing this week on the Lockerbie controversy announced Tuesday that it would be postponed. “We are at a place where no witnesses of consequence has the courage to step forward and clear the air,” Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey told reporters. “They would prefer to sweep this under the rug.” The scheduled Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was supposed to look into suspicions that the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing case happened because...
  • The Lockerbie Lie

    07/27/2010 6:22:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies · 2+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Terrorism: The administration says it was surprised and angry at the Lockerbie bomber's "compassionate" release. Now a letter reveals that it actually lobbied for it. Was this malicious intent or mere incompetence? Last week, at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama was asked what he thought about a possible Senate investigation into the "Lockerbie bomber stuff" — namely that British Petroleum, among its other sins, lobbied the British government to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi in order to win oil contracts from the Libyan government. Obama replied: "I think all of us...
  • Congress Cancels Lockerbie Hearings. (How convenient)

    07/27/2010 5:18:34 PM PDT · by chuckee · 18 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/27/2010 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A U.S. Senate committee has canceled a much-publicized hearing slated for this Thursday on the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber after the panel was turned down in its request for key witnesses from BP and the British and Scottish governments. An aide to Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who was slated to chair the hearing, informed
  • Lockerbie Probe May Prove Uncomfortable for Obama Administration (Our Elvil Regime Not US Friendly)

    07/26/2010 4:20:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/26/2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    CNSNews.com) – The four Democratic U.S. senators probing the early release of the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie bombing believe there were links to a BP oil deal, but their inquiry may have the unintended consequence of raising questions about just how strongly the Obama administration opposed the Libyan’s release. Abdel Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi was the only person convicted of the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in which 270 people were killed. Sentenced to life in prison, he was freed and sent home last summer “on compassionate grounds,” after medical experts said he was dying of prostate cancer....
  • The Lockerbie Conspiracy ( So was there a deal and just who knew what?)

    07/25/2010 4:09:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 2+ views
    spectator.co.uk ^ | Friday, 16th July 2010 | Alex Massie
    First things first: it is extremely inconvenient, even embarrassing, that Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is still alive nearly a year after he was released from Greenock Prison on the grounds that he was believed to have not much more, and perhaps fewer, than three months to live. Nevertheless, the fact that he has lived longer than expected does not advance or give any greater credence to the notion that there was some conspiracy designed to free him come what may and regardless of any other considerations. Nor is there any evidence, despite recent press reports, that BP (everyone's favourite whipping boy...
  • White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber

    07/25/2010 12:02:37 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 255 replies · 8+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 26, 2010 | Jason Allardyce and Tony Allen
    <p>THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.</p> <p>Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.</p>
  • Sources: Obama Administration to Support Anti-Israel Resolution at UN Next Week

    06/11/2010 8:33:03 AM PDT · by Al B. · 132 replies · 2,884+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 11, 2010 | William Kristol
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned that senior Obama administration officials have been telling foreign governments that the administration intends to support an effort next week at the United Nations to set up an independent commission, under UN auspices, to investigate Israel's behavior in the Gaza flotilla incident. The White House has apparently shrugged off concerns from elsewhere in the U.S. government that a) this is an extraordinary singling out of Israel, since all kinds of much worse incidents happen around the world without spurring UN investigations; b) that the investigation will be one-sided, focusing entirely on Israeli behavior and not...
  • Under Obama a Nation of (Cherry Picked) Laws

    05/26/2010 7:15:51 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies · 323+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 10/26/10 | alaphiah
    So who died and made John Morton King? Under the presidency of Barry Hussein Soetoro the United States of America has officially become a lawless Nation. When John Morton assistant secretary of homeland security for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement can openly and without any fear of reprisal or retribution pick and chose laws that he doesn’t like and then chose to disregard a validly implemented law, that act is the essence of lawlessness. (see article) So do we now live in a country where anyone in the United States can chose to disregard a law with which they disagree,...
  • DOJ Lawyers Draft Challenge to AZ Law

    05/25/2010 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 147 replies · 4,653+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 5/25/2010 | Mike Levine
    A team of Justice Department attorneys reviewing the new immigration law in Arizona has recommended that the U.S. government challenge the state law in federal court, but the recommendation faces an uncertain future and tough scrutiny from others in the Justice Department, sources with knowledge of the process tell Fox News. Staff attorneys within the Justice Department recently sent higher-ups the recommendation. At the same time, the Justice Department's Civil Division, which oversees the majority of immigration enforcement issues for the department, has drafted a "civil complaint" that would be filed in federal court in Arizona, sources said. The draft...
  • Senate probes Ft. Hood-linked imam's escape

    05/20/2010 11:22:02 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 19 replies · 494+ views
    WND ^ | May 20, 2010 | N/A
    Lieberman panel seeks info on Awlaki's '02 catch-n-release Stonewalled by the Justice Department in its efforts to get to the bottom of intelligence lapses that led to the Fort Hood massacre, the Senate Homeland Security Committee has broadened its probe to look into why Justice a year after 9/11 withdrew an arrest warrant for the radical American-born imam who corresponded with the Fort Hood terrorist. WND has learned that the chief counsel for the Senate panel, led by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., has requested an interview with a federal agent who shortly after 9/11 attacks worked with the Joint Terrorism...
  • Holder: Taliban Behind Times Square Attack (Won’t Discuss Why Team Obama Took Him Off Terror List)

    05/09/2010 9:20:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1,535+ views
    gateway pundit ^ | May 9, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    Eric Holder today admitted that the Taliban was behind the attempted bombing in Times Square by Faisal Shahzad. The Political Punch reported: In his first Sunday morning interview, Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that the Pakistani Taliban was behind Faisal Shahzad’s attempted bombing of Times Square last week. “We’ve now developed evidence that shows that the Pakistani Taliban was behind the attack,” Holder said on “This Week.” “We know that they helped facilitate it. We know that they probably helped finance it. And that he was working at their direction.” Of course Holder was not asked why Faisal Shahzad was...
  • Bond angrily blasts attorney general for withholding intel on Times Square attack

    05/08/2010 10:43:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 993+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 8, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    The top GOP member of the Senate Intelligence Committee blasted Attorney General Eric Holder on Saturday for having allegedly refused to brief senators on last weekend's attempted Times Square bombing. Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.), the ranking member of the intelligence panel, accused Holder of obstructing congressional inquiries into the attempted attack. "It seems Attorney General Holder is only interested in looking tough on terrorism on TV since he’s now told the intelligence community to skirt the national security law and give only the details he wants and when to Congress," Bond said Saturday. Both Bond and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.),...
  • Did President Obama & Eric Holder Suspend Another Bush Era Terrorist Investigation?

    05/05/2010 6:31:52 AM PDT · by no-llmd · 7 replies · 318+ views
    The Strata Sphere ^ | 5/5/10 | AJ Stata
    We all know AG Eric Holder’s ‘Justice’ Department (sort of a oxymoron these days) closed down Bush era terrorist investigations into Major Nidal Hasan (killer in the Ft Hood Massacre) and probably also into radical US-born cleric al Aulaqi (see here, here and here for details). It is pretty obvious that shutting down the surveillance of these American traitors working with our enemies also gave Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab an opening to nearly bring down a plane full of passengers on Christmas Day as it landed in Detroit, MI.
  • Faisal Shahzad (Failed Car Bomber) was a Registered Democrat

    05/04/2010 9:51:10 AM PDT · by Scythian · 137 replies · 5,164+ views
    An Islamic terrorist named Faisal Shahzad is the Time Square bomber according to media reports. He is Muslim of Pakistani heritage with dual citizenship in the United States, a registered Democrat in the state of Connecticut who may be an Obama donor. He was recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen under the Obama administration’s lenient open door policy. Shahzad Faisal as identified by NBC News, or Faisal Shahzad as identified by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin. He was arrested at JFK airport in New York trying to flee the country back to Pakistan...
  • Faisal Shahzad: Time Square Bomber, Islamic Terrorist (Shahzad Faisal)[Naturalized April 17th, 2009]

    05/04/2010 2:04:48 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 93 replies · 3,372+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 12:01 am | MCCAIN
    An Islamic terrorist named Faisal Shahzad is the Time Square bomber according to media reports. He is Muslim of Pakistani heritage with dual citizenship in the United States, a registered Democrat in the state of Connecticut who may be an Obama donor. He was recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen under the Obama administration’s lenient open door policy. Shahzad Faisal as identified by NBC News, or Faisal Shahzad as identified by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, is a U.S. citizen of Pakistani origin. He was arrested at JFK airport in New York trying to flee the country back to Pakistan...
  • Pentagon offers partial response to Fort Hood subpoenas

    04/28/2010 9:37:15 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies · 355+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 28, 2010 | By Leo Shane III and Jeff Schogol
    WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials on Tuesday agreed to release some documents subpoenaed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee but still refuse to send witnesses to testify about the soldier accused in last fall’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. Leslie Phillips, spokeswoman for the committee, in an e-mail called the decision “an affront to Congress’s Constitutional obligation to conduct independent oversight” and said that committee chairman Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is weighing further legal action. But lawmakers may be limited in what they can do to force the Pentagon to comply with the subpoena, according to legal experts. At issue is...
  • Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents

    04/28/2010 5:13:35 AM PDT · by highlander_UW · 94 replies · 3,858+ views
    Washington Post Online ^ | 4/27/10 | Craig Whitlock
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would provide more information to Congress about the Fort Hood shootings but continued to defy a subpoena request for witness statements and other documents. After days of negotiations, the Pentagon and Justice Department informed a Senate committee that they would not comply with congressional subpoenas to share investigative records from the Nov. 5 shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., which killed 13 people.
  • Abbas asks Obama to "impose" Mideast peace solution

    04/24/2010 6:28:44 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 15 replies · 563+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:14am EDT | Ali Sawafta/Joseph Nasr
    (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the Obama administration on Saturday to impose a solution to the Middle East conflict that would give his people an independent state. ...Abbas's appeal to Obama came amid widespread media reports that the U.S. president was considering floating a proposal that would set the contours of a final peace deal. Any such move would likely be opposed by Israel, which says only negotiations can secure a final settlement to the conflict. Obama has been sharply at odds with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank, land...
  • A Blind Eye for Hamas’ Victims

    03/29/2010 5:10:15 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | -- | Anav Silverman
    It is not every day that Human Rights Watch (HRW) comes out with a report that accurately highlights Hamas war crimes against Israel, but in the case of the Thai worker killed by a Gaza rocket on March 18, 2009, HRW did just that.The tragic story of Manee Singmueangphon , a Thai migrant worker who was killed when a rocket struck an Israeli greenhouse north of Gaza on Thursday March 18, was barely given any in-depth coverage in the mainstream media. Most news reports simply stated that a Thai migrant worker was killed in a rocket attack, not even giving...
  • Clinton: Decision to escalate row with Israel 'is paying off'

    03/20/2010 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,074+ views
    Haaretz Service ^ | March 20, 2010
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday that the Obama administration's decision to ramp up pressure on Israel over construction of Jewish homes in East Jerusalem was bringing results. In an interview with BBC television, Clinton was asked whether escalating the tone with Israel had paid off. She said: "I think we're going to see the resumption of the negotiation track and that means that it is paying off because that's our goal." Advertisement Over the past two weeks Israel has sought to cool American ire over plans for 1,600 new homes in Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish...
  • Column One: Obama&#8217;s war on Israel

    03/20/2010 9:14:20 AM PDT · by Tigen · 14 replies · 650+ views
    Jpost ^ | 3-19-10 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Obama himself claims that he has launched a political war against Israel in the interest of promoting peace. But this claim, too, does not stand up to scrutiny. On Friday, Obama ordered Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to present Netanyahu with a four-part ultimatum. First, Israel must cancel the approval of the housing units in Ramat Shlomo. Second, Israel must prohibit all construction for Jews in Jerusalem neighborhoods built since 1967. Third, Israel must make a gesture to the Palestinians to show them we want peace. The US suggests releasing hundreds of Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons. Fourth, Israel must...
  • What Crisis?

    03/20/2010 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 381+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    President Obama needs every vote he can get in the House of Representatives for health care this week. So it would not do to have some of his liberal friends on the Hill think there is a crisis in U.S.-Israeli relations right now. Asked by FOX News’ Bret Baer directly if the recent diplomatic storm was a crisis, the President said no. He spoke of the decision by a mid-level Interior Ministry official in Jerusalem to allow housing units to be built in the Jewish section of the city. “Not helpful,” the President described the routine issuance of a building...
  • Holder: Detainees’ Lawyers Are “Patriots”(Holder wishes us to respect those who defend terror)

    03/19/2010 11:12:17 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 9 replies · 363+ views
    foxnews ^ | 3/19/10 | Mike Levine
    Two weeks after a conservative group disparaged Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terror suspects, Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday weighed in for the first time, calling such lawyers "patriots." “Those who reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values do not deserve to have their own values questioned,” Holder told a group of lawyers who offer "pro bono," or voluntary, legal services. "Let me be clear about this: Lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be treated as what they are: patriots." The crowd, gathered to honor Holder with an award from the Washington-based Pro...
  • Fort Hood lawyer blogs again, despite gag order, on injustices in case against Major Nidal Hasan

    03/13/2010 3:49:39 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 654+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 13th, 2010 | Aleksandra Kulczuga
    Following a two-week absence, the Fort Hood attorney was back at it Friday despite a gag order, blogging on the perceived injustices suffered by his defense team in defending Major Nidal Hasan, the man charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people. Galligan was put under partial gag order, but is adamant that his public comments don’t violate any ethical or legal rules. In the latest post, he argues that his client was denied a “mitigation expert” — a key part of defending someone charged with a capital crime. Galligan explained that in order to push for the death penalty,...
  • Att'y general failed to give legal briefs to Senate

    03/13/2010 5:03:51 AM PST · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 886+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/12/2010 | Jeremy Pelofsky & Todd Eastham)
    Attorney General Eric Holder failed to tell the Senate about seven legal briefs he signed when lawmakers considered his nomination to his current job, according to a letter released on Friday.Two of the briefs involved appeals to the Supreme Court for Jose Padilla, who sought release from a military prison in South Carolina where he was being held after then-President George W. Bush designated him an "enemy combatant." Padilla was held in a military brig for three years before his case was moved to a criminal court in Miami, where he was convicted on charges of offering his services to...
  • DOJ: Holder Omissions Wider Than Thought

    03/12/2010 2:19:33 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 31 replies · 1,589+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Mike Levine
    A day after Republicans on Capitol Hill said they were "deeply concerned" over news that, during his confirmation process, Attorney General Eric Holder failed to disclose work on a terrorism-related legal brief, the Justice Department revealed Friday that the problem was wider than previously known. "It has come to our attention that some but not all briefs submitted to the Supreme Court by or on behalf of Attorney General Holder … [were supplied] in the course of his confirmation process last year," Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich said in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which vets judicial nominees....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder: Liar

    03/12/2010 11:03:02 AM PST · by Texas Peartree · 4 replies · 327+ views
    The Voice of Reason ^ | March 12, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    During the Iran-Contra hearings of 1985, Americans were treated to brilliant National Security Advisor John Poindexter. Although everyone who had ever spent time with Poindexter agreed that he had a computer-like memory, he answered the same way to seemingly every question put to him by the boozy likes of Senator Ted Kennedy. "I don't recall," could have been Poindexter's nickname, and it was likely untrue. Later, in 1991 Poindexter was convicted for, among other things, obstruction of justice and perjury. Later, these convictions were overturned. At least Poindexter was a senior naval officer who was acting in the interests of...
  • Holder Failed to Disclose Detainee Briefs on Policy (during Senate confirmation hearings)

    03/11/2010 6:02:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 489+ views
    NY Times ^ | 3/11/10 | CHARLIE SAVAGE and BERNIE BECKER
    During his confirmation last year, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed to notify the Senate that he had signed several briefs urging courts to reject President George W. Bush’s claim that he had the power to imprison an American citizen as an “enemy combatant,” the Justice Department acknowledged Thursday. The briefs should have been disclosed as part of the confirmation process,” said Matthew Miller, a Justice Department spokesman. “In preparing thousands of pages for submission, it was unfortunately and inadvertently missed. In any event, the attorney general has publicly discussed his positions on detention policy on many occasions, including...
  • Exclusive: New Obama Interrogation Unit Not Deployed to Question Captured Taliban Chief

    02/26/2010 7:00:21 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 235+ views
    newsweek.com ^ | Feb. 26, 2010 | Mark Hosenball
    Last summer, the Obama administration announced that, as a replacement for the Bush administration's secret CIA terrorist detention and interrogation program, it would create a SWAT-style team of interrogation experts to travel the world squeezing terrorist suspects for vital information. Administration officials say that the interrogation unit, known as the HIG (for High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group) is now operational. But for reasons that are unclear, the administration has not deployed HIG personnel to question Afghan Taliban military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arguably the most important terrorist suspect captured since the detention of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in spring...
  • GOP senators want info on Justice lawyers who defended terror suspects

    02/26/2010 4:36:54 PM PST · by onyx · 30 replies · 608+ views
    THE HILL ^ | 02/26/10 05:02 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Senate Republicans pressed Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday afternoon over political appointees who'd previously defended suspects in terrorism cases. All seven members of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote Holder, asking for more details about political appointees within the Department of Justice, who, Republicans say, may have conflicts of interest in the government's prosecution in terrorism cases. The GOP senators wrote Holder to complain that a response to an original request for information on those Justice Department personnel was "at best nonresponsive and, at worst, intentionally evasive." "It appears the Department has chosen to go another direction and refuse to...
  • WENDY MURPHY: Delahunt cannot pass buck on botched Bishop probe

    02/26/2010 1:02:07 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 17 replies · 711+ views
    Patriot Ledger ^ | Wendy Murphy
    This week, U.S. Rep. William Delahunt spoke publicly and took questions, for the first time, about his decision not to charge Amy Bishop with a crime in connection with the shooting death of her brother, Seth, back in 1986. Rather than taking responsibility, Delahunt pointed the finger of blame at Braintree cops, claiming it was their fault he knew nothing about the fact that after Bishop shot her brother to death, she ran to a nearby auto body shop and aimed the weapon at an employee. Delahunt said he would have filed weapons charges against Bishop, had he known, so...
  • The Next Two Names in the Gitmo Nine

    02/26/2010 8:10:11 AM PST · by MadisonReagan · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is rightly unhappy that the Justice Department won't divulge the names of the nine Justice Department lawyers who directly represented suspected-terrorist detainees, or their cases. Grassley identified two himself, Neal Katyal (an aside: Katyal is a very impressive guy and very charming and level-headed) and Jennifer Daskal. Well, we've identified two more of them: Deputy AG counsel Eric Columbus and Office of Legal Counsel lawyer Jonathan Cedarbaum. (With reference to: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/feb/25/identifying-the-gitmo-nine/)
  • Obama aides push back on venue for terrorism trials (Holder lends a hand to his fellow terrorist)

    02/25/2010 5:52:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 1 replies · 212+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/2010 | reuters
    The Obama administration bluntly urged the Congress Thursday to steer clear of directing where terrorism suspects should be prosecuted, pushing back against efforts to require military rather than civilian trials. A bipartisan group of senators has offered legislation aimed at forcing the administration to prosecute terrorism suspects, like the self-professed mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in special military commission trials instead of traditional criminal courts. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators to be tried in a criminal court in Manhattan. But concerns by some lawmakers about security costs and granting full...
  • Hamas-linked group has deep ties to White House

    02/25/2010 5:56:09 PM PST · by USALiberty · 5 replies · 323+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | February 24, 2010 | By Aaron Klein
    A radical Muslim group that was an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas has an extensive relationship with the Obama administration, WND has learned. Last week, President Obama's top adviser on counter-terrorism, John Brennan, came under fire for controversial remarks he made in a speech to Muslim law students at New York University. The event was sponsored by the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA. ISNA is known for its enforcement of Saudi-style Islam in mosques throughout the U.S. It was named by the Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in its case against the...
  • Norfolk DA seeks an inquest in Seth Bishop's 1986 death

    02/25/2010 3:42:54 PM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 307+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 02/25/10 | Brian McGrory
    Saying he had questions about the original investigation, Norfolk District Attorney William Keating today requested an inquest into the death of Seth Bishop, who was killed by his sister, Amy, in 1986. The incident, ruled an accident at the time, has been under scrutiny since Amy Bishop allegedly went on a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama. Keating said this afternoon that he filed a request for the inquest at Quincy District Court. He said he was seeking the inquest because he was not getting cooperation from Bishop's parents, Judith and Samuel Bishop. "They have refused upon our efforts...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • DOJ: Department of Jihad?

    02/25/2010 2:22:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies · 305+ views
    FOX Nation ^ | February 25, 2010 | Staff
    War On Terror: The Justice Department employs nine lawyers previously involved in the defense of terrorist detainees. This is a colossal conflict of interest. Just whose side are they on? From the dropping of a voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party to the decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Muhammed in a civilian court within blocks of where the World Trade Center once stood, the actions and attitudes of the Justice Department and Attorney General Eric Holder toward the thugs and terrorists who threaten us has grown curiouser and curiouser. We may now have a clue as...
  • Getting truth on Bishop

    02/24/2010 6:28:39 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 9 replies · 640+ views
    The Amy Bishop debacle has gone from horrifying to humiliating over the past week - and it’s getting worse by the day. Amid the cacophony and the finger-pointing, somebody needs to play the role of the adult. Braintree and State Police were corrupt, or incompetent, or perhaps both, when they let Bishop walk completely free after she shot her younger brother in the chest in 1986 and ran around town with a shotgun under her arm. Now that Bishop has allegedly killed three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama and critically wounded two others, an embarrassing blame-game is...
  • Corruptocrat Eric Holder's National Security Cover-Up

    02/24/2010 4:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | february 24, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House wants to play Transparency Olympics with the Tea Party movement. President Obama's Chief Technology Officer Andrew McLaughlin dared Tea Party activists and conservatives last week to "push the administration to make its policies more open" and make it a "political competition … to see who can be more radical in their openness," The Hill reported. So, let's start by knocking down Attorney General Eric Holder's national security stonewall at the Department of Justice, shall we? Let the sun shine in. For more than a year, I've been writing about the looming national security and conflict-of-interest problems posed...
  • Holder's tainted justice

    02/24/2010 3:13:20 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 464+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2010 | Editorial
    Attorney General Eric Holder says the corralling of Afghan native Najibullah Zazi before he could bomb New York subways proves the Justice Department is well equipped to combat terrorism. Not so fast. Yes, Zazi pleaded guilty Monday in a Brooklyn federal court to assorted terrorism charges -- including conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. The "martyrdom operation" -- a suicide bombing set for last Sept. 14-16 -- was interrupted when Zazi realized the feds were on to him. Now Holder says Zazi coughed up valuable intelligence -- demonstrating that the Justice Department belongs on the front lines in the...
  • Al Qaeda Lawyers In The Department Of Justice

    02/23/2010 6:43:37 AM PST · by CaroleL · 2 replies · 218+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/23/10 | CaroleL
    How do you fast track your chances to work for the Department of Justice? Defend terrorists. After months of stalling, Attorney General Eric Holder has finally (sort of) admitted that at least nine of President Obama's appointees have either represented or advocated for Guantanamo detainees But Mr. Holder is still refusing to name any of the now DOJ lawyers who worked on behalf of terrorists except for two who were already known.