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  • Ringleader behind al Qaeda attack that killed US amb was Gitmo Detainee handed over to Libya by USA

    09/19/2012 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Fred · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 091912 | Daily Mail
    Sufyan Ben Qumu was classified as a 'medium to high' national security risk before his release from American custody Qumu reportedly was Osama bin Laden's driver and worked for the al-Qaeda founder's company in Sudan Libyans promised to keep him behind bars, but he was released in 2010 Qumu was a former Libyan army tank driver and became a leader of the rebels during the uprising A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was...
  • Let the leaks begin

    10/12/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Snuph · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    Vice President Biden doubled down on the bad intelligence excuse in last night's debate when the question of the deaths of American personnel in Libya was raised. Among other stories today, Senator Bob Corker and The Daily Beast's Eli Lake apparently seem to know at lot more about what happened in Benghazi that night than the President and Vice President. Senator Corker will become the senior Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee next year. The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin reports: This week he had extensive meetings with the FBI and intelligence officials on the ground in Benghazi as well as...
  • Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money

    06/03/2011 4:02:46 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/02/11 | Philip Klein
    President Obama's solicitor general, defending the national health care law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn't like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money. Neal Kumar Katyal, the acting solicitor general, made the argument under questioning before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati, which was considering an appeal by the Thomas More Law Center. (Listen to oral arguments here.) The three-judge panel, which was comprised of two Republican-appointed judges and a Democratic-appointed judge, expressed more skepticism about the government's defense of the health care...
  • U.S. Atty Gen. Holder admits 9 Obama Dept. of Justice appointees worked for terrorist detainees

    02/22/2010 9:48:41 PM PST · by BIOCHEMKY · 38 replies · 1,398+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 19, 2010 | Byron York
    Attorney General Eric Holder says nine Obama appointees in the Justice Department have represented or advocated for terrorist detainees before joining the Justice Department. But he does not reveal any names beyond the two officials whose work has already been publicly reported. And all the lawyers, according to Holder, are eligible to work on general detainee matters, even if there are specific parts of some cases they cannot be involved in. Holder's admission comes in the form of an answer to a question posed last November by Republican Sen. Charles Grassley. Noting that one Obama appointee, Principal Deputy Solicitor General...
  • Want to Know Why Obama Admin. Treats Terrorists So Well?

    01/27/2010 3:39:52 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-27-10 | Mike's America
    Former terrorist defenders now have key jobs in Obama's Dept. of Justice! Come clean, Mr. HolderNew York Post January 27, 2010 Whose side is the Justice Department on: America's -- or the terrorists'? It's just insane that a lawyer who defended Osama bin Laden's driver and bodyguard -- and who sought constitutional rights for terrorists -- could be one of the Obama administration's top legal officials. But there's Neal Katyal, occupying a top perch at the Justice Department as the principal deputy solicitor general. Then there's Jennifer Daskal -- who just months ago was an anti-Guantanamo activist. Now she's in...
  • WSJ: Will Old Rulings Play a Role In Terror Cases?

    04/07/2005 8:16:32 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2005 | JESS BRAVIN
    ...Today, government lawyers will ask a federal appeals court in Washington to reverse a November ruling that found the Geneva Convention protects prisoners held at Guantanamo and ordered an immediate halt to military commission proceedings against detainees because they didn't comply with the treaty.... The records make it clear that after World War II, U.S. military prosecutors and judges set out to establish a precedent barring any prisoner mistreatment, by aggressively pursuing and punishing even comparatively small offenses. ..."Extreme brutality or serious injury to the victim is not a necessary element" for guilt.... Historically, such "unlawful" combatants "not only would...