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  • Mideast Catch-And-Release

    05/29/2008 6:00:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 128+ views
    IBD ^ | May 29, 2008
    War On Terror: Why are we catching terrorists, only to watch our Muslim-nation allies release them? The leniency looks a lot like betrayal, perhaps even state sponsorship of terrorism.After the 9/11 attacks, President Bush vowed to hold accountable any state that gives aid and comfort to terrorists. He also said not a single terrorist in the world would rest easy, that they'd be hunted down like the animals they are. "Every terrorist must be made to live as an international fugitive with no place to settle or organize," he said, "no place to hide, no governments to hide behind and...
  • Marines Assist Iraqi Police in Release

    05/29/2008 4:50:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 93+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Cpl. Chadwick deBree, USMC
    KARMA — The Karma Iraqi police station was bustling with activity. Men lined up inside the station as family members waited outside, waiting for the words that they have been waiting to hear, “You are free to go to your families.” Marines of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 1, assisted the Iraqi police release approximately 40 Iraqis back to their families and home, May 18. “The significance of their release is that it demonstrates that the area is very secure and that we are working with the locals to return their country back to a state of...
  • US To Release 12,000 Prisoners In Iraq

    04/18/2008 2:45:47 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 140+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-18-2008 | Damien McElroy
    US to release 12,000 prisoners in Iraq By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 7:03pm BST 18/04/2008 America plans to halve the number of detainees it is holding in Iraq by releasing more than 12,000 under a scheme designed to promote reconciliation with communities formerly sympathetic to the insurgency. US officers in Iraq told the Wall Street Journal yesterday that more than 50 prisoners per day would gain their freedom through the end of 2008. Over 12,000 prisoners are to be released from Iraqi prisons The vast majority of those in American custody are Sunni Muslims, including a hardcore...
  • Two Terrorists Released From Prison Early (UK)

    03/28/2008 1:21:12 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 263+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-28-2008 | Philip Johnston
    Two terrorists released from prison early By Philip Johnston, Home Affairs Editor Last Updated: 8:06pm GMT 28/03/2008 Two convicted terrorists have been released early under a controversial Government scheme to ease prison over-crowding, ministers have been forced to admit. One is a radical Muslim cleric - Yassin Nassari, 29 - who was caught trying to smuggle blueprints on how to build a missile into Britain. Yassin Nassari was freed from Wakefield prison last month The identity of the second terrorist had not been made public but the BBC reported he was Abdul Muneem Patel, who was released from Glen Parva...
  • Big prisoner release plan

    12/21/2007 9:26:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies · 229+ views ^ | December 21, 2007 | Andy Furillo
    In what may be the largest early release of inmates in U.S. history, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration is proposing to open the prison gates next year for some 22,000 low-risk offenders. According to details of a budget proposal made available to The Bee, the administration will ask the Legislature to authorize the release of certain non-serious, nonviolent, non-sex offenders who are in the final 20 months of their terms. The proposal would cut the prison population by 22,159 inmates and save the cash-strapped state an estimated $256 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1 and more than $780...
  • Release Ceremony for Almost 500 Detainees Overseen by Iraqi PM

    11/08/2007 3:52:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 156+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Maj. Elizabeth Robbins
    Released detainees sit to hear words of encouragement from Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki during today’s detainee release ceremony at Camp Liberty. Nearly 500 men were released after the Combined Review and Release Board determined they are no longer a threat to Iraqi or Coalition forces, or the security of Iraq. Photo by Maj. Elizabeth Robbins, Multi-National Force-Iraq Public Affairs. CAMP LIBERTY — A detainee release ceremony here today at Forward Operating Base Constitution highlighted the expanded capacity of the Government of Iraq and Multi-National Force-Iraq to release detainees from Coalition Force custody. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki oversaw the...
  • UN: Try or release enemy combatants (and move quickly to close Gitmo)

    10/29/2007 9:04:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 109+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/29/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. human rights expert is calling on the United States to prosecute or release suspects detained as "unlawful enemy combatants" and to move quickly to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Martin Scheinin, the U.N.'s independent investigator on human rights in the fight against terrorism, said in a report released Monday that he's concerned about U.S. detention practices, military courts and interrogation techniques. He urged the U.S. government to end the CIA practice of extraordinary rendition, in which terrorism suspects are taken to foreign countries for interrogation. Scheinin said he was also concerned about what he...
  • Convicted killer set for release, per judge's order

    10/15/2007 7:10:20 PM PDT · by mombyprofession · 18 replies · 73+ views
    WZZM 13 news website ^ | 10-15-07 | John Bumgardner
    Convicted killer Wayne Lee Stevens set for release, per judge's order John Bumgardner Created: 10/15/2007 2:10:53 PM Updated: 10/15/2007 7:05:18 PM Muskegon - A Muskegon Judge has ruled, Wayne Lee Stevens has served his time and should be released. But while Judge Timothy Hicks has ruled in Stevens' favor, there is a stay on his release which means Stevens will remain incarcerated for now. Judge Hicks says he expresses concerns about Stevens' release, but adds there is no lawful way to prolong his incarceration. In a court ruling released today, Judge Hicks says, “If the Court of Appeals sees another...
  • Lawmakers seek Jena 6 teen's release

    09/25/2007 3:56:09 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 41 replies · 122+ views ^ | 09/25/07 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    A lawmaker said Tuesday he will press the government for the release of a black teenager held in the "Jena 6" case that spurred one of the biggest civil-rights demonstrations in years. Other activists said they planned more protests if the teen is not immediately pardoned. "Our first responsibility is to get young Mychal Bell out of prison," said Rep. John Conyers, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who said he will pressure the Justice Department to take a hard look at "the miscarriages of justice that have occurred in Jena, Louisiana." Conyers spoke after he and several other...
  • Iraqi president urges release of Iranian detainee

    09/22/2007 12:40:36 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 21 replies · 408+ views ^ | September 22, 2007 | BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN)
    <p>Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has blasted the United States for the arrest Thursday of an Iranian and called for his immediate release.</p> <p>The U.S. military said the detainee is a member of an elite Iranian unit that has been accused of training and equipping insurgents in Iraq, but Talabani said he is a civil servant who was on an official trade mission in Iraq's Kurdistan region.</p>
  • U.S. hands detained Iranians to Iraq authorities

    08/29/2007 12:55:46 AM PDT · by autosellers · 53 replies · 2,665+ views
    msnbc ^ | 08/29/2007 | Associated Press
    U.S. troops release Iranians detained in Iraq Military hands 7 over to Iraqi authorities hours after their apprehension BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops released seven Iranians early Wednesday, hours after detaining them at a central Baghdad hotel, an Iranian embassy official said. The Iranian diplomat, who refused to give his name, told The Associated Press that one of those released contacted the embassy Wednesday morning to say that they have been handed over to Iraqi authorities. American troops raided Baghdad’s Sheraton Ishtar hotel and took away a group of about 10 people late Tuesday. The diplomat said the seven Iranians...
  • ACLU tries to block release of day-labor employer data (asks judge to stop Vista, CA from release)

    07/06/2007 11:17:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1,029+ views
    North County Times ^ | 7/6/07 | Craig Tenbroeck
    VISTA ---- The American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties will ask a judge to stop Vista from releasing the names, addresses and phone numbers of private individuals who have registered with the city as day-labor employers, an attorney with the group said Thursday. The ACLU's legal director, David Blair-Loy, said he would file a class action complaint today in Superior Court on behalf of four anonymous employers to block the release of the information, which has been requested by a local anti-illegal immigration activist. "This is just one of those cases where, I think, the right...
  • Militant's release blocked in Sadat case

    04/07/2007 10:43:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 274+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/7/07 | Omar Sinan - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - Egypt's top civilian court on Saturday overruled an order to release a leading Islamic militant who spent more than 20 years behind bars in connection to the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. The court also referred to a security court the case of another man who is the alleged leader of Egypt's Islamic Jihad and was also convicted in Sadat's assassination. Tarek el-Zomor, 47, was ordered released in July 2005, but he was never set free because of an Interior Ministry discretion to hold a prisoner for up to five more years on security grounds. El-Zomor was...
  • Easter Gift - Brits Released! (Humor)

    04/04/2007 12:03:00 PM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 3 replies · 697+ views
    Scooter's Report ^ | 4-4-07 | Scooter Van Neuter
    Good morning loyal reader peeps. Yooge News: Iranian President Mammoo Abdingmadineja announced he is releasing the British sailors as a "gift" to honor the Easter holiday and birth, or hatching, of the Profit Mohammed (peace be up on him). Myself being a devout Muslim at one time, I understand the significance behind Mammoo's generous act, but will explain it to you readers who are not familiar with the customs of traditional Islam: The Wholly Koran (peace be up on it) teaches us that Allah (peace be up on him) was having his yearly Easter egg hunt in Paradise with the...
  • President Bush Calls for Iran to Immediately Release Captured British Soldiers

    03/31/2007 6:08:22 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 31 replies · 1,169+ views ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2007 | AP
    CAMP DAVID, Maryland — President Bush on Saturday said Iran's capture of 15 British sailors and marines was "inexcusable" and called for their immediate, unconditional release. Bush said Iran plucked the sailors out of Iraqi waters. Iran's president said Saturday they were in Iranian waters and called Britain and its allies "arrogant and selfish" for not apologizing for trespassing. "Iran must give back the hostages," Bush said at the Camp David presidential retreat, where he was meeting with the president of Brazil. "They're innocent. They did nothing wrong." It was the first time that Bush had commented publicly on the...
  • CA: Feds release ID standards (does little to resolve long-standing dispute over DL for illegals)

    03/13/2007 6:41:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 340+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/13/07 | Aurelio Rojas
    The federal government has released long-awaited draft regulations creating a national standard for driver's licenses, but left California and other states to deal with the emotional issue of illegal immigrants. The Real ID Act regulations -- which will require all 23 million California drivers to go in person to Department of Motor Vehicles offices -- do not prohibit states from issuing licenses to illegal immigrants. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who previously said the state would wait until the regulations were issued before grappling with the issue, now wants to wait until the federal government enacts an immigration overhaul. The release...
  • Gonzales to release spy program details

    01/31/2007 10:05:11 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 480+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/07 | Lara Jakes Jordan - ap
    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday he will turn over secret documents detailing the government's domestic spying program, ending a two-week standoff with the Senate Judiciary Committee over surveillance targeting terror suspects. "It's never been the case where we said we would never provide the access," Gonzales told reporters. "We'd obviously be concerned about (how) the public disclosure may jeopardize the national security of our country," he said. "But we're working with the Congress to provide the information that it needs." The documents held by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — including investigators' applications for permission to spy...
  • Kidnappers release American and Mexican

    11/29/2006 7:49:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 388+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/29/06 | Elizabeth White - ap
    LAREDO, Texas - Two men kidnapped by as many as 40 bandits at a Mexican hunting ranch near the U.S. border were released unharmed Wednesday, but three others remained missing, authorities said. The FBI in San Antonio and the Coahuila state prosecutor in Mexico did not give further details about how David Mueller, 45, of the Sweetwater area in Texas, and Fidel Rodriguez Cerdan, of Monterrey, Mexico, were freed three days after they were kidnapped. Mueller "showed signs of being roughed up" but did not require hospitalization, FBI spokesman Erik Vasys said. "He had some bruising and evidence of some...
  • White House refuses to release full NIE (Nutcase Dems seem hell-bent on destruction.. Ours!)

    09/27/2006 10:23:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06 | Katherine Shrader and Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - The White House refused Wednesday to release in full a previously secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat and has fueled the election-season fight over the Iraq war. Press secretary Tony Snow said releasing the full report, portions of which President Bush declassified on Tuesday, would jeopardize the lives of agents who gathered the information. It would also risk the nation's ability to work with foreign governments and to keep secret its U.S. intelligence-gathering methods, Snow said, and "compromise the independence of people doing intelligence analysis." "If they think their work is constantly going to be...
  • USAF, USN, NASA Photos of the Day: Flare-Dazzle. Falling. Surfacing. Oil. Saving a 4-day-old baby!

    09/19/2006 10:54:54 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 2 replies · 2,402+ views
    United States Air Force (Air Force Link - Photos) ^ | December 5, 2002 | Senior Airman Greg Davis
    Photo #1. Somewhere on planet Earth a USAF C-141B Starlifter Cargo and Troop Transport lights up the sky with a spectacular and awesome flare release. USAF Image ID: 021205-O-9999G-017. PhotographerSenior Airman Greg Davis, United States Air Force Courtesies (photo as sized above, ALT text, caption info) Photo #2. Italy, August 28, 2006: A Member of Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit Eight (EODMU-8) practices static line parachute proficiency operations with combat equipment on board Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. USN Image ID: 060828-N-3572Z-025. PhotographerMass Communication Specialist Seaman Chad Zenthoefer, United States Navy Courtesies (caption) (picture as sized above, ALT text)...