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  • White House: ‘No Idea’ Where ‘CIA Black Site’ Draft Came From

    01/25/2017 2:10:27 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Edwin Mora
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that an alleged draft executive order titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” “is not a White House document.” “I have no idea where it came from,” stressed Spicer. Various mainstream media outlets, including the New York Times (NYT) and the Washington Post (WaPo), published the contents of this document, suggesting it was a legitimate draft from White House officials.
  • State Department: Gitmo Detainees Are "Refugees"

    A Republican sends over this video of the State Department press briefing today, in which Assistant Secretary P.J. Crowley calls Gitmo detainees "refugees" at about the 24-minute mark. QUESTION: Talk to us a little bit about response and talks and any commitments that you may have gotten from our European and other friends in the international community about taking in Guantanamo detainees as the camp in Guantanamo is expected to close at some point in the near future. Have you gotten any commitments from our European friends and anybody else? CROWLEY: Ambassador Dan Fried continues his efforts to resettle, you...
  • WH: Move Gitmo Detainees to US So They're Treated 'The Way That American Citizens Are Treated'

    02/24/2016 11:34:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2016 | 9:49 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Bringing dangerous Guantanamo Bay inmates to U.S. prisons would undermine a terrorist recruiting tool, White House spokesman Josh Earnest argued on Tuesday: "Well, their argument would be a lot tougher, because the detention that we would have in place would be cleanly in line with American values, right? That we would ensure that this is consistent with the way that American citizens are treated. That certainly is more consideration than these terrorists give to their adversaries, to say the least." ...
  • Obama Nominates Thief Who Stole Classified Documents

    12/29/2014 4:56:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Red Statements ^ | December 25, 2014 | Steven Ahle
    Obviously as a reward for committing theft of classified documents for the democrats, Barack Obama has named Alissa Starzak to the legal department at the Pentagon. It’s a position she has never achieved on her own and is a large promotion over her previous jobs. But why put someone with a history of stealing classified secrets to a job where she could steal the country’s most guarded secrets? It’s a reward. Republicans in both houses of congress have accused her of making copies of documents and carrying them out of the Pentagon for use by Diane Feinstein and her committee...
  • Judge dismisses Guantanamo suit, but urges Obama to address ‘degrading’ force-feeding

    07/09/2013 9:27:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 9, 2013 | Liz Goodwin
    A federal judge dismissed a suit from a Guantanamo detainee who argued that the government will infringe upon his religious freedom by force-feeding him during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, which begins Tuesday. Jihad Dhiab, a Syrian detainee who was cleared for release by the Guantanamo Review Task Force in 2009 but has remained imprisoned, sued with three other detainees over the military's policy of forcibly feeding detainees who are on hunger strike and lose a certain amount of their body weight ... U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler ruled that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia does...
  • Enemy Combatants in Boston, Was there a FISA order issued for Tamerlan Tsarnaev?

    04/22/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT · by quimby · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-21-13 | Opinion
    A row has broken out over whether the Obama Administration is violating the legal due process of Boston terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by not reading him his Miranda rights before questioning. The more relevant question for the safety of the U.S. homeland is why the Administration has declined to designate him as a terrorist enemy combatant. With Dzhokhar wounded and in custody and his brother Tamerlan dead, the focus is shifting to how the brothers became radicalized and whether they had links to foreign or domestic terror networks. It's becoming clearer by the day that elder brother Tamerlan had become...
  • Taiba at Ground Zero?

    08/22/2010 7:39:56 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 21 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | August 20, 2010 | Rael Jean Isaac
    In the furor over the proposed mosque at Ground Zero, the chief argument against it has been all but overlooked: it will be a huge security risk. Indeed “risk” is the wrong word: it is virtually guaranteed to become a potent engine for future attacks against this country.                How can we know this? From experience. Just as the experience of RomneyCare in Massachusetts (a sharp rise in health care costs) foretells that ObamaCare will have the same result because of the close similarities between the two, so the Taiba mosque and Arab-German cultural center in Frankfurt (closed down last week by German...
  • 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...
  • H.R. 4127

    02/19/2010 11:47:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 394+ views - H.R.4127 ^ | November 19, 2009 | Rep. Louis Gohmert [R-TX1]
    Note: The following text is a quote: Congress > Legislation > 2009-2010 (111th Congress) > H.R. 4127 Text of H.R. 4127: To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide that alien unprivileged enemy belligerents may... Nov 19, 2009 - Introduced in House. This is the original text of the bill as it was written by its sponsor and submitted to the House for consideration. This is the latest version of the bill currently available on GovTrack. HR 4127 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 4127 To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide that alien unprivileged...
  • 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...

    02/03/2010 11:27:46 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 10 replies · 641+ views
    Me | Feb. 3, 2010 | Gypsy286
    The Constitution of the United States, Art. III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, GIVING THEM AID OR COMFORT. This offense is punished with death. By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
  • Obama impresses 'educated class' but not terrorists (Michael Barone)

    02/01/2010 6:21:00 AM PST · by STARWISE · 22 replies · 646+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-10 | Michael Barone
    Just whom are we trying to impress? That's a question that occurred to me when, on his second full day in the presidency, Barack Obama announced we would close the Guantanamo detainee facility within one year. It's a question that has kept occurring to me over the last year and nine days, even though Obama and his administration have proven unable to keep that promise. Whom are we trying to impress by ruling out enhanced interrogation techniques on unlawful combatants, techniques that produced valuable intelligence that saved American lives? Whom are we trying to impress by limiting questioning to the...
  • Ignorance and Good Intentions are No Defense

    11/14/2009 8:57:08 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 3 replies · 279+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Nancy Tengler
    http://www.wiseandfrugalgovernment.blogspot I spent July in Prague studying literature and writing. Prague is a mystical, glorious, sad city of great writers and composers. And since the Velvet Revolution in 1989, a free society. But the remnants of Communism remain, like a bleak cloud hanging over the heart of the city. Before I stopped to consider the history of the place, the gloom irritated me. What not to be happy about? Anyone who has floated through the spires and frescoes or crisscrossed the River Vltava on the Charles or any one of the plentiful bridges would agree that if not the loveliest...
  • After visit, Forbes says he's convinced Gitmo shouldn't close

    07/21/2009 4:07:23 PM PDT · by csvset · 3 replies · 469+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | July 21, 2009 | Bill Sizemore
    U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, just back from a fact-finding trip to the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says the visit reinforced his opposition to closing the facility and moving the detainees held there to the United States. President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison by January, pleasing human rights advocates who said reports of inhumane treatment there stained the nation’s reputation. But the White House said Monday that a task force studying how to do that has been given another six months to deliver its recommendations. That delay poses a “huge difficulty” for prosecutors building cases...
  • Reading Miranda Rights to Terrorists Is 'Crazy' and 'Stupid,' Say GOP Congressmen

    06/18/2009 3:46:35 AM PDT · by Man50D · 15 replies · 650+ views ^ | June 18, 2009 | Bridget Miller and Edwin Mora
    The Justice Department confirmed last week that FBI agents in Afghanistan are reading Miranda warnings to suspected terrorists captured there, a practice that Republican congressmen this week branded as "crazy" and "stupid." Miranda warnings were mandated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that said domestic law enforcement agencies must inform criminal suspects arrested in the United States of their rights under the 5th Amendment. "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law," says the typical Miranda warning. "You have the right to an attorney present during...
  • Padilla can sue Bush legal advisors says SF’s Northern District, ignores SCOTUS Iqbal decision

    06/14/2009 10:06:01 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-13-09 | Mataharley
    More from our screwed up judicial system that makes you go "huh"? Do these guy in lower federal district courts (or Circuits, for that matter) pay *any* attention whatsoever to the SCOTUS? Apparently not. On Friday, US District Judge Jeffrey S. White denied the Obama DOJ's motion to dismiss the suit of Padilla v Yoo, where Padilla accused Yoo rendering legal memos that led to his "severe abuse" in a Naval brig for over three years. (Read the original complaint) The "severe abuse", as defined in his complaint: .... For nearly two years, Mr. Padilla was held in complete isolation...
  • You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Al Qaeda

    06/11/2009 7:30:36 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 6/11/2009 | Sal
    In the continued quest by the Obama Administration to cater to terrorists, dictators, and thugs, a new policy has been implemented by the Justice Department via the FBI which requires that any high-value terrorists captured in Afghanistan be Mirandized. For any lawyer, cop, or fan of Law & Order, the Miranda warning is read to suspects arrested by police, informing them of their Constitutional rights. The most common form of the Miranda warning, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to...
  • Obama Declares Gitmo Detainees to be ‘Fetuses’

    05/22/2009 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies · 762+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | 5/22/09 | Scott Ott
    By: Scott Ott Examiner Columnist | 5/22/09 4:57 AM News fairly unbalanced. We report. You decipher In an effort to shut down the U.S. Naval Detention Center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, thereby restoring America's moral standing in the world, President Barack Obama today declared some 240 enemy combatants held at Gitmo to be 'human fetuses'. In an executive order, the president said, "Since I ordered Gitmo shut down, and people don't want us to bring the inmates here, the only way to extract them from the facility is to change their legal status to one that offers us more choices."...
  • BREAKING: White House Overrides FBI and DHS on Gitmo Release

    04/30/2009 10:32:10 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 307 replies · 17,497+ views
    Moving quickly to release Chinese Uighur terrorists into the United States, Obama administration officials have -- for the second time -- overridden objections of federal agencies responsible for national security. The first time -- as I reported on April 20 -- the White House overrode the inter-agency panel it created from all the national security agencies to review all the cases of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. That panel found that the seventeen Uighurs -- members of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement captured at an al-Queda training camp in Pakistan -- were too dangerous to release in the United States.
  • Obama Overrides FBI and DHS on Gitmo Release

    04/30/2009 1:34:15 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 11 replies · 584+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | April 30Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    A US federal appeals court, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security have all come out against the release of the Chinese Muslim Gitmo detainees due to obvious security concerns. But that does not matter to President Obama as he is more concerned with bringing our enemies here, than he is with protecting us.