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  • No Mercy for Jihad Johnny

    12/19/2008 3:08:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,009+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    If it's December, it's time for the left to throw another shameless pity party for convicted American jihadist John Walker Lindh (aka Suleyman al-Faris, aka Abdul Hamid). Every Christmas season for the past four years, the Taliban accomplice and his parents have asked President Bush to pardon him. This country should save its tears and mercy for the defenders of freedom. The farther we move from the September 11 attacks, the cloudier our collective memory of Lindh's case becomes. Sympathetic journalists have rewritten the history, embracing him as a naive young hippie-dippie from Marin County, Calif., who was just caught...
  • Father Of 'American Taliban' Lindh Urges Pardon

    09/25/2008 3:34:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies · 1,605+ views
    CBS5 ^ | Sep 24, 2008
    The father of John Walker Lindh, who has spent nearly seven years in federal prison for serving in an Afghan army, told a room full of law students at University of San Francisco on Wednesday his son has been used as a scapegoat for the faults of the U.S. government. Frank Lindh of Marin County spoke for the fourth consecutive year about how he believes U.S. troops in northern Afghanistan in 2001 illegitimately captured his son, known as an "American Taliban," for fighting as a Taliban soldier just after the Sept. 11 attacks. Frank Lindh said he believes his son...
  • To Live with Honor

    05/26/2008 7:32:27 AM PDT · by Plainsman · 3 replies · 137+ views
    National Review ^ | 23 May 2008 | Joseph Morrison Skelly
    ‘My son died with honor.” These words struck this writer like a bolt from the blue. Captured by a television news crew, they were spoken with quiet dignity by Johnny Spann to reporters at the front gate of his home in Winfield, Alabama, upon learning of the death of his son, Johnny Mike Spann, the first American to die on a foreign field of battle in the War on Islamic Terror. Mike, as he was known to his friends and family, was killed on November 25, 2001, during a combined al-Qaeda–Taliban uprising at a temporary prison in Qala-i Jangi, not...
  • If He Wants To Die, He Is Going To Die Here!

    12/07/2001 2:02:40 AM PST · by runningbear · 16 replies · 191+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec 6,01 | By Colin Soloway
    Dec. 6 — Last week, just hours before Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners began their uprising at the Northern Afghan fortress of Kala Jangi, CIA agents interviewed John Walker, the 20-year-old American from northern California, NEWSWEEK has learned. The interrogation, which took place shortly before one of the agents was killed, was videotaped by an Afghan cameraman. THE TAPE REPRESENTS the first evidence that the CIA knew that there was an American, or at least a Westerner among the hundreds of prisoners. It also demonstrates that Walker came into contact with the U.S. agents; last week, he told NEWSWEEK ...
  • John Walker Has To Pay

    12/07/2001 5:18:01 AM PST · by CRAW · 30 replies · 292+ views
    NY POST | December &, 2001 | NY Post Editorial
    JOHN WALKER HAS TO PAY December 7, 2001 -- Americans are right to be mad as hell about the discovery of one of their own among a gaggle of captured Taliban fighters. John Walker may be a mixed-up "young man," as his father says. And clearly he was in the wrong place at the wrong time - doing the wrong thing. That is, bearing arms against other young Americans. For this he must pay. Dearly. And because he might have taken part in the treacherous killing of CIA agent Johnny Michael Spann. And because treating him leniently could make it ...
  • Sons of Liberty: Hero Mike Spann and traitor John Walker came from different Americas.

    12/06/2001 8:23:54 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 38 replies · 337+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 12/07/2001 | Editorial board
    <p>In all worlds but the liberal one, adult choices have adult consequences.</p> <p>An American Talib from Marin County? Named for John Lennon; the son of a Catholic father and a mother who embraced Buddhism; a graduate of an alternative high school who converted to Islam after reading "The Autobiography of Malcolm X"?</p>
  • CIA Officer Killed in Prisoner Uprising Interrogated John Walker

    12/07/2001 2:16:47 AM PST · by Bad~Rodeo · 9 replies · 64+ views
    The Associated Press | Published: Dec 7, 2001
    NEW YORK (AP) - CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann reportedly questioned fellow American and alleged Taliban warrior John Walker shortly before the Afghan prisoner uprising in which Spann was killed. Newsweek magazine said on its Web site Thursday the information came from a videotape of the incident taken by an Afghan cameraman. Spann, 32, was killed Nov. 25 after he questioned Walker, 20, of northern California, and other enemy captives who were imprisoned in the northern Afghanistan fortress of Kala Jangi. The prisoners were taken as the northern alliance, under cover of punishing U.S. airstrikes, finally overran the city of ...
  • ABC...confirms CIA agent killed...1200-1600 US marines on the ground near Kandahar

    11/25/2001 2:34:37 PM PST · by newsperson999 · 95 replies · 501+ views
    Marines moving in soon...here we go....100's of tilaban fighers dead in the prison riot GOOD WAR NEWS.WIRES CLICK
  • NO TEARS FOR JIHAD JOHNNY (Lindh)(BARF)

    06/22/2006 3:33:42 PM PDT · by radar101 · 34 replies · 1,293+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 22, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I bring you my boo-freakin'-hoo moment of the day, courtesy of Esquire writer Tom Junod's nauseating profile of John Walker Lindh a/k/a "Suleyman al-Faris" a/k/a "Abdul Hamid a/k/a "Hamza." Junod laments an order forbidding Lindh/al-Faris/Hamid/Hamza from speaking Arabic and describes his typical day in prison: At seven o'clock in the morning he goes to work in the library. It is not a job that most other inmates want, but it suits Hamza, because all Hamza does is read and study. He reads and studies so much that people have to stop him from reading and studying, and sometimes his only...
  • The American Taliban's Plea for Mercy

    10/04/2004 1:55:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 852+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/04/04 | Don Feder
    Last week, John Walker Lindh  petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002.  It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for  Afghanistan’s former rulers.Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp – where he learned to fire an AK-47 and rubbed elbows...
  • Teens charged with gang rape caught on videotape

    07/14/2002 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Cultural Jihad · 97 replies · 790+ views
    AP ^ | July 13, 2002 | CHELSEA J. CARTER
    <p>NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) - The son of an Orange County assistant sheriff and two other teenagers have been charged with the videotaped gang rape of an unconscious 16-year-old girl.</p> <p>The 17-year-olds, who were all charged as adults, face 21 felony counts that include rape, rape by a foreign object and administering a drug to incapacitate the victim.</p>
  • In War, Politics End at Water's Edge: Jay's (Rockerfeller) memo is a disgrace.

    11/07/2003 8:37:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 628+ views
    The Charleston [WV] Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2003 | Don Surber
    Remember Mike Spann? He was the CIA agent who became the first U.S. combat fatality in Afghanistan. He died in a prison uprising. He was there interviewing members of the Taliban to get information that would save American lives later. It is called intelligence. The United States does not use torture to gather it, nor should it. That would be the easy way. The United States, like Tina Turner singing "Proud Mary," does not do things nice and easy. We are a nation of laws, not men. A whole slew of laws in the 1970s made the job of men...
  • Bush Brings Audience to Its Feet With Promise Not to Flee Iraq

    11/03/2003 2:24:27 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 95+ views
    TBO ^ | 11/3/03 | Deb Riechmann
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - President Bush came here to talk about the nation's economy but it was his message about Iraq - a day after an Army helicopter was shot down - that brought a crowd to its feet Monday when he declared: "The enemy in Iraq believes America will run ... America will never run." The president did not mention it specificially, but it was clear that the 16 Americans killed in Sunday's helicopter crash were on the minds of the 350 people gathered at a crane company for his speech. "Some of the best have fallen in...
  • Slain CIA Agent's Dad Calls Leak Treason

    10/02/2003 9:09:40 AM PDT · by Leroy S. Mort · 32 replies · 457+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 2, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The father of slain CIA agent Johnny ``Mike'' Spann said Thursday he believes an independent counsel should investigate allegations that someone in the Bush administration exposed a CIA agent's identity, calling such an act ``treason.'' Spann, the first American killed in Afghanistan, died in a prison uprising. His father, also named Johnny Spann, said he is still angry because he feels his son's identity and hometown were revealed before his son's family could be adequately protected.Democrats in Congress, led by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., are calling for a special counsel to be appointed to investigate who exposed...
  • Honoring a Fallen Hero - Johnny Micheal Spann

    11/24/2002 2:05:17 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 1,113+ views
    USMC ^ | 11/19/2002 | Cpl. Lana Waters
    WINFIELD, Ala.(11/19/02) -- A breeze blew the crisp, freshly fallen leaves about the feet of friends and family members as they gathered together to honor their fallen hero -- a hero not only because he died for his country, but also because he had dedicated his life to ensure his family and friends could continue to enjoy the freedoms of being an American. Johnny Micheal Spann Memorial Park was dedicated here in his hometown, Nov. 19. The former Marine captain, turned CIA operative, was killed in Afghanistan one year ago, the first American war casualty of Operation Enduring Freedom....
  • Newsweek Johnny Jihad interview: ‘If He Wants to Die, He’s Going to Die Here’

    12/06/2001 12:41:54 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 181 replies · 766+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/06/2001 | Colin Soloway
    Captured: Walker is now being held in an undislcosed location by U.S. forces ‘If He Wants to Die, He’s Going to Die Here’ EXCLUSIVE: Just hours before his death, CIA agent Mike Spann interviewed John Walker, the American Taliban. Here is an excerpt from that videotaped interview By Colin SolowayNEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Dec. 6 — &nbsp;Last week, just hours before Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners began their uprising at the Northern Afghan fortress of Kala Jangi, CIA agents interviewed John Walker, the 20-year-old American from northern California, NEWSWEEK has learned. The interrogation, which took place shortly ...
  • FAILING MIKE SPANN

    07/28/2002 2:37:42 AM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 245+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/28/02
    <p>Maybe there will be a smidgen of justice for Johnny "Mike" Spann after all.</p> <p>Spann was the 32-year-old CIA agent who - shortly after interrogating John Walker Lindh - was savagely murdered during a prison riot in Mazar-e-Sharif.</p> <p>Who was responsible for this heinous murder of an American patriot?</p>
  • Lindh Plea Bargain: Where's the Outrage?

    07/17/2002 1:53:26 PM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 23 replies · 246+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 17, 2002 | Linda Chavez
    The surprise plea bargain in the John Walker Lindh case this week is one of several worrisome signs in the War on Terrorism. Rather than continue with a lengthy and costly trial, the government decided to plead out the case. Are Americans losing their resolve, perhaps even losing interest, less than a year after the worst attack on U.S. soil in our nation's history? Lindh admitted he was guilty of only one of the original charges against him, providing services to the Taliban, a terrorist organization, which is a felony. In addition, he pleaded guilty to an additional charge...
  • SPANN FAMILY EXPRESSES OUTRAGE

    07/16/2002 1:50:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 320+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7/16/02 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>Family is disgusted.</p> <p>July 16, 2002 -- ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The father of slain CIA Agent Johnny "Mike" Spann reacted angrily yesterday to the plea deal for John Walker Lindh - and charged that it's a blow to everyone who died on Sept. 11.</p>