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  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...
  • Captured Terrorists Now Referred to as "Unprivileged Enemy" in Dept. of Defense Manual

    11/27/2014 3:02:58 PM PST · by rightistight · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/27/14 | Aurelius
    The Department of Defense will no longer call captured terrorists "unlawful combatants," but will now refer to these people as "unprivileged enemies." In a joint publication released this month, terrorists captured and detained by the United States will no longer be called "unlawful combatants," which is now apparently an obsolete term. Instead, a more polically correct term, "unprivileged enemies," has been chosen. The manual explains, "Belligerent. In general, a person who is engaged in hostilities against the US or its multinational partners during an armed conflict. The term belligerent includes both privileged belligerent and unprivileged enemy belligerent." It also includes...
  • Boston bombing suspect charged, will not be treated as enemy combatant

    04/22/2013 10:42:57 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 147 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2013 | Staff
    The White House said Monday that the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be treated as an enemy combatant, in response to calls from Republican lawmakers to consider that option. The announcement came as a sealed complaint was filed against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Fox News has learned that the suspect made an initial appearance in front of a federal magistrate judge at the hospital where he is still being treated. No plea was entered. Read more:
  • Feinstein 'regrets' talk of declaring Boston bombing suspect a military combatant

    04/21/2013 10:44:38 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies
    fox news ^ | 4/21/2013 | fox news
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday she regrets discussions on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should be interrogated as a potential enemy combatant. The California Democrat told Fox News Sunday the Obama administrations High Value Interrogation Group will interview suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, he will be read his Miranda rights at a later date and federal courts, not a military commission, can handle the case. "I really regret all of this discussion, which is creating a conflict that need not be there, she said. The administration is ready. I dont think all of this is very helpful. Two bombs placed...
  • To all the bleeding heart liberals and libertarians defending the Islamic terrorist!!

    04/21/2013 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 115 replies
    April 21, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    He may have gotten by the negligent, incompetent misled DHS, the FBI, ICE, the lax immigration policies, etc, etc, and he may have been awarded citizenship, but that does not change the undeniable and obvious fact that he turned TRAITOR and joined the Islamic enemy in their continuing bloody attacks on America and innocent American citizens (and others). Yes, that is TREASON and the moment he joined in on this treasonous operation he became an enemy combatant!! Read, study, understand and abide by the constitution!!
  • Lindsey Graham: Enemy combatant (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city, read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • Video: Gingrich schools Pelley on rule of law on terrorists

    11/12/2011 10:57:36 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 81 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 12, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I missed tonights CBS debate, mainly because I spent a great evening with some of my blogging friends here at FreedomWorks BlogCon2011. When I returned, though, I got a few messages about one particular moment in the debate, where CBS moderator attempted to lecture Newt Gingrich on the rule of law regarding American citizens who join the enemy to wage war against the US. Big mistake. The two worst aspects of this exchange? The smug look on Pelleys face when he challenged Gingrich on this point, and the no you can hear him utter just as Gingrich started his smackdown...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat, Carter said, And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • DOJ: Department Of Jihad?

    02/24/2010 4:26:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 595+ views ^ | 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...
  • Obama's Doubletalk on Abdulmuttallab

    02/09/2010 6:48:47 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 1 replies · 162+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | February 9, 2010 | Neoavatara
    This past week gave us an interesting insight in how the Obama Administration is politicizing terror; ironically, something they accused the Bush Administration of regularly during the campaign. This week, the intelligence services told the White House and Congress that Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmuttallab is now speaking to interrogators...a full 5 weeks after his initial arrest. The information was given to Congress in closed door meetings. However, the White House, primarily their political and communication wings (led by Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod), immediately went on the attack in public forums, exclaiming how well their strategy worked in obtaining...
  • Loose Lips

    02/05/2010 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | February 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Holder's decision to Mirandize the Christmas bomber was bad enough. Telling the world he was talking again waseven worse Security: The administration says the Christmas bomber is now cooperating with authorities. We thought they got all the information he had in a 50-minute chat. So just why are we letting our enemies know he's talking? In any war, it's vitally important that you know what your enemy is planning and doing, just as it's important that your actions and plans remain secret. And when you know about your enemy's plans it's important they don't know that you know. We were...
  • The Barack Obama Nationality Question Heats Up

    01/09/2010 9:32:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 241 replies · 8,685+ views
    Big News ^ | January 9, 2010
    President Barack Obama's nationality scandal is gathering speed and refusing to go away now that Congress has got involved. There have been rumbles of unrest around the world regarding Obama's nationality since the day he stated he would run for the presidency. Now, after more than a year as president of the USA, the rumbles have turned into a full on eruption. The Barack Obama nationality scandal is refusing to burn itself out and seems to be gathering even more speed with Congressman Nathan Deal questioning the eligibility of Obama to hold the presidency. This is the first time in...
  • GMA: 'No Proof' Lawyered-Up Mutallab Would Talk Less

    01/08/2010 6:24:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 661+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Cuomo says there's no proof Mutallab will talk less as a lawyered-up criminal defendant than as an enemy combatant. Suggestions to the contrary are just politics. George Stephanopolous manifests the same problem his old boss did: he doesn't know what the meaning of "is," is. Steph claims Mutallab "is" singing. But reports are that the would-be mass-murderer was singingbut isn't any more. It was all part of Good Morning America's defense today of Pres. Obama's decision to give the NWA 253 bomber the full ACLU treatment, rather than dealing with him as the enemy combatant he is. Fortunately, Rudy...
  • Six critical reasons not to try Jihad Terrorists in U.S. criminal court

    11/19/2009 10:12:59 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 36 replies · 1,539+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM | 19 Nov 2009 | Jeff Head
    Six critical reasons to never try those who wage Jihad terror against America, or any other irregular enemy combatant, in any U.S. civilian criminal court: It extends American juris prudence rights and procedure to enemy combatant irregulars who, according to the Geneva convention, don't deserve prisoner of war status and deserve, according to the same, to be executed after a military tribunal. It offers a very real prospect because of venue, how testimony was obtained, miranda readings to someone who deserves none, etc., etc. that terrorists will get either reduced sentences or be aquitted. As a result of giving testimony...
  • Judge rules Padilla can sue former DOJ lawyer John Yoo

    06/13/2009 9:16:53 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 27 replies · 968+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2009 | Richard Henry Lee
    In a surprising ruling, a federal judge has determined that convicted terrorist, Jose Padilla, can sue former Department of Justice lawyer, John Yoo, over Yoos legal opinion that led to Padilla being held as an enemy combatant. US District Judge Jeffrey S. White of the Northern District of California based in San Francisco, denied a Department of Justice motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Padillas lawyers contend that Yoos legal opinions allowed the US military to detain Padilla as an enemy combatant which led to Padilla being subjected to torture. As reported by local TV station KTVU: The lawsuit alleges the...
  • Holder: Administration won't free terrorists

    05/07/2009 12:46:44 PM PDT · by edcoil · 28 replies · 859+ views
    "With regard to those who you would describe as terrorists, we would not bring them into this country and release them, anyone we would consider to be a terrorist," Holder said. He added the government has no plans to release anyone considered a terrorist in a foreign country, either.
  • Detainee Compromises Likely

    05/04/2009 2:59:33 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 501+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Monday, May 4, 2009 | By Peter Finn and Carrie Johnson
    Nearly six years ago, President George W. Bush declared Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri an enemy combatant and had him swept out of federal court and into a U.S. Navy brig so he could be interrogated without the legal protections afforded by the criminal justice system. Bush said the Qatari national, arrested as a material witness in Illinois in December 2001, possessed critical intelligence that "would aid U.S. efforts to prevent attacks by al-Qaeda on the United States." In an agreement Marri entered Thursday in Peoria, Ill., he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to al-Qaeda and admitted to...
  • Obama considers u-turn on military trials for terror suspects

    05/03/2009 10:27:52 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 13 replies · 690+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 3, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    Barack Obama is considering retaining a modified version of the Bush-era military trials for al-Qaeda suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, in what would be the biggest about turn of his presidency so far. The decision would effectively show his government has been unable to find another way of prosecuting detainees regarded as too dangerous to be freed, who include five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. It also raises the possibility that Mr Obama may also have to keep the controversial prison open in some guise for longer than planned as reforms would require new legislation and cause further...
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Illegal Immigrants

    03/26/2009 10:19:17 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 2 replies · 368+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 03262009 | TDC
    Andrew Breitbart is interviewed by Sean Hannity and in the interview he stated While everybodys worried about the banks and the economy, Im worried about whats happening to people out there who dissent from Barack Obama. Hannity said According to this administration we can no longer say Enemy Combatant, we cant use the term War on Terror or even Terrorism itself. Unlike Homeland Security Secretary Janete Napolitano, Brigitte Gabriel is a woman who can and does call our enemies by the names that she believes accurately describes them, such as Radical Islam, Islamic Extremism, Islamism, and Islamofascism.
  • Why Obamas Abandonment Of Enemy Combatant Is So Wrong

    03/16/2009 3:14:43 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 27 replies · 1,328+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | March 16, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Some analysts are claiming that this abandonment (dare I say it, 'cutting and running') from the term, "enemy combatant" has practical consequences; others say it's basically window dressing from a president who will outwardly make a cosmetic change to damn the Bush administration only to more or less continue the same policies. I don't claim to know who is more correct. But I am gravely concerned about the direction in which we seem to be headed. And I have reason to believe that Obama's decision to change his terminology will lead to deeper, more fundamental consequences, as a Wall Street...