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  • Pentagon Official: The Obama Drone Kill Memo Is Out And Libertarians Were Right — It’s Murder

    06/25/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/2014 | Joseph Miller
    On Monday, the White House memo used to justify drone attacks on U.S. citizens was released, and it appears to confirm the worst suspicions of its libertarian critics. The Obama administration had sought to keep the memo secret, and now we know why: Because there are no checks and balances; there are no classified courts. Indeed, the memo reveals that the president of the United States ordered the targeting killing of U.S. citizens overseas — in violation of their constitutional right to due process — sans any type of oversight outside of the executive.
  • U.S. Citizen's Pregnant Wife Sentenced to be Whipped & Hanged to Death

    05/16/2014 3:56:49 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 43 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | May 16, 2014 | Ace citing Breitbart
    Mariam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, brought her punishment of death upon herself, said Judge Abbas Mohammed Al-Khalifa: "We gave you three days to recant but you insist on not returning to Islam." "I sentence you to be hanged to death." For good measure, Judge Khalifa ordered the woman to be beaten with 100 lashes of the whip before being hung for "adultery." She's nine months pregnant. They'll permit her to give birth to her baby and wean it before executing her. However, the punishment for "adultery" -- 100 lashes -- will be administered immediately after the birth. The "adultery" in question...
  • US Citizen? No Foreign Bank Account For You!

    03/29/2014 7:50:16 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    Activist Post ^ | March 26, 2014 | Jeff Berwick
    Many people laughingly remember the image of the Soup Nazi in Seinfeld. If you did anything out of order or that he didn’t like, “No soup for you!” Sadly, thanks to the upcoming Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in the US, banks around the world are turning away US passport holders, “No bank account for you!” But you don't even have to do anything wrong other than having been born a US citizen. Decades ago holding a US passport was a ticket to worldwide opportunity. Today it is nearly the opposite. First it started with the erosion of the...
  • Anchor Baby Outrage: Americans Pay BILLIONS for Illegal Alien Births (Video)

    02/08/2014 9:51:45 AM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-08-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News If Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto's wife gave birth in a Washington, D.C. hospital, no one would ever argue that the child was an American citizen. Similarly, it is ludicrous to state that a Mexican citizen, such as the woman in the story below, who illegally swims across the Rio Grande in labor and gives birth in a Texas hospital, has sired an American citizen. But that's what we currently do, because of a shameful perversion of the 14th Amendment. WATCH:
  • US Citizen's Passport Revoked, Abandoned in Yemen

    01/22/2014 12:27:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 22 January 2014 Wednesday
    Rayman Hussein is believed to be one of up to 100 Americans of Yemeni origin who were forced to sign documents confessing to obtaining US citizenship by deceiftul means. A report published on Tuesday has revealed that an American citizen on Yemeni origin has had his passport revoked under suspicious circumstances by a State Department investigator in the US embassy in Sana’a, Yemen. Rayman Hussein, who came to the US with his family in 1993 at the age of 10, and became a US citizen two years later, was forced to sign a document declaring that he had obtained the...
  • US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Custody

    10/14/2013 3:23:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 10/14/2013, 5:17 PM | Ari Soffer
    An American citizen who was arrested by Egyptian security forces in August in El Arish, in the Sinai Peninsula, has died in jail after apparently committing suicide. James Henry Lunn, a former US Army officer, was detained in the north of the restive Sinai Peninsula on 27th August. He was one of nine foreign citizens detained that month, as security forces cracked down on violent protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The circumstances of his arrest are somewhat murky. At the time, Egyptian authorities said he was arrested for breaking the curfew imposed by the interim government as...
  • I'm not a "US person"...

    06/18/2013 11:07:49 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 11 replies
    Ace Of Spades ^ | June 18, 2013 | Jack M.
    I'm a US Citizen, natural-born and raised, dammit. And it's a distinction that makes a difference to me. Apparently, though, "US citizenship" is an antiquated device; a relic from an earlier age when Obama's "Founding Founders" were all racists who never embraced or never could have conceived of the transnational "world without borders" view favored by our current President and the creepy, neo-totalitarian progressive radicals that prop him up. Here is the Obama White House attempting to quell concerns over the intrusive reach of his NSA/Prism operations. Note the terminology: President Obama: "If you are a U.S. person, the NSA...
  • Tests show Ariel Castro father of Cleveland girl born in captivity

    05/10/2013 11:37:56 AM PDT · by null and void · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 10, 2013 11:04am EDT
    The Ohio attorney general said on Friday that DNA tests showed Cleveland kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro is the father of the six-year-old born while he allegedly held the girl's mother and two other women captive for nearly a decade. Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement that "forensic scientists worked throughout the night to confirm that Castro is the father of the six-year-old girl born in captivity to one of the kidnapping victims."
  • Paul to Hold Brennan Nomination (wants more info on drone use)

    02/13/2013 5:41:24 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 13, 2013 - 11:52 GMT
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) just announced that he’ll be placing a hold on the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director until he receives answers to his questions about the administration’s use of drones. “I have asked Mr. Brennan if he believed that the President has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and my question remains unanswered. I will not allow a vote on this nomination until Mr. Brennan openly responds to the questions and concerns my colleagues and I share,” Paul said. “These issues must be discussed...
  • Eric Holder: Targeted killings legal, constitutional (Where's the outrage from the left?)

    03/05/2012 5:27:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/2012 | By JOSH GERSTEIN
    Attorney General Eric Holder Monday presented the Obama administration’s most detailed justification for armed drone strikes against Al Qaeda leaders, arguing that the U.S. government doesn’t legally need judicial review to kill terrorist operatives overseas — even when those individuals are American citizens. “It’s clear that United States citizenship alone does not make such individuals immune from being targeted. But it does mean that the government must take into account all relevant constitutional considerations with respect to United States citizens – even those who are leading efforts to kill innocent Americans,” Holder said in a speech delivered at Northwestern University...
  • U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing" (Americans overseas): source

    03/04/2012 4:51:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/04/12 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing": sourceBy Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON | Sun Mar 4, 2012 7:23pm EST WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday plans to outline how U.S. laws empower the government to kill Americans overseas who engage in terrorism against their home country, a source familiar with the matter said, months after a drone strike killed a U.S.-born cleric who plotted attacks from Yemen. Civil liberties groups have been pressuring the administration to offer justification for what has been described as a top-secret "targeted kill" program in which Americans who have joined al Qaeda or...
  • U.S. to offer legal backing for "targeted killing": source

    03/04/2012 5:24:31 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 4, 2012 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday plans to outline how U.S. laws empower the government to kill Americans overseas who engage in terrorism against their home country, a source familiar with the matter said, months after a drone strike killed a U.S.-born cleric who plotted attacks from Yemen. Civil liberties groups have been pressuring the administration to offer justification for what has been described as a top-secret "targeted kill" program in which Americans who have joined al Qaeda or other militants are deemed legitimate targets to be killed overseas. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to address the issue and...
  • Holder expected to explain rationale for targeting U.S. citizens abroad

    03/04/2012 1:41:40 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04 Mar 2012 | Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected Monday to provide the most detailed explanation yet of the Obama administration’s secret decision-making leading up to the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen last year in Yemen. Holder’s speech Monday afternoon at Northwestern Law School in Chicago is the result of months of internal Obama administration deliberations over how much can be made public about the decisions leading up to the strike. The Justice Department wrote a still-classified memo that provided the legal rationale for the targeting of American-born Anwar al-Awlaki that also included intelligence material about his operational role within...
  • Sold into slavery as a girl, Shyima Hall becomes a U.S. citizen

    12/16/2011 7:44:21 PM PST · by thecodont · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times / LATimes.com ^ | December 16, 2011A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slav | By Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
    A decade ago, Shyima Hall was smuggled into the United States as a 10-year-old slave, forced to cook and clean inside the home of a wealthy Irvine family and, at night, sleep on a squalid mattress in a windowless garage. On Thursday, the Egyptian-born 22-year-old stood before a federal judge in Montebello with nearly 900 others and was sworn in as naturalized U.S. citizen. The ceremony capped a hard-scrabble journey that began with Hall's rescue, wound through the foster care system and ended with her living on her own, working, and with ambitions to become a federal agent. "I went...
  • Southwest Flight Lands After Cockpit Break-in Try (Ali Reza Shahsauri, Muslim...)

    10/18/2011 5:52:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/18/11 | Associated Press
    <p>A man has been arrested after witnesses reported that he became unruly while aboard a Southwest Airlines flight.</p>
  • US citizen extradited on Hezbollah charges (dual US-Lebanese, Moussa Ali Hamdan)

    02/25/2011 2:32:30 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/25/11 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – A dual US-Lebanese citizen has been extradited from Paraguay and charged with supporting Lebanon's Hezbollah militant force, US officials said Friday. Moussa Ali Hamdan, 38, appeared in court in Philadelphia following his extradition and has been charged with providing "material support to Hezbollah, a designated foreign terrorist organization," the federal prosecutor's office in Pennsylvania said in a statement. Hamdan was arrested by Paraguayan authorities June 15 on suspicion of supporting terrorism and was subsequently handed over to US custody. He is accused in the United States on 28 counts including conspiring to supply Hezbollah with proceeds...
  • Deportation Of 1/2 Of An Anchor Baby

    01/11/2011 12:33:01 PM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-11-11 | Skookum
    Monica Castro had a violent argument with her husband, an illegal alien, a few days before their daughter Rosa's first birthday. The family lived in a mobile home near Lubbock, TX. Monica left her daughter and the home to report the illegal status of her husband, Omar Gallardo, to the local Border Patrol office. She claims to have offered the information concerning the legal status of her husband in exchange for custody of her daughter. Besides being an illegal, Gallardo was wanted for questioning as a witness to a murder. On the morning of December 3, 2003, Federal Agents raided...
  • Glenn Beck: OBAMA's ASSASSINATION LIST?

    07/19/2010 11:04:49 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Program ^ | July 19, 2010 - 13:37 ET | Glenn Beck and John Brennan
    Glenn Beck: Obama's assassination list? Audio Available:  July 19, 2010 - 13:37 ET GLENN: So let's start here.If I told you thatthe president had a list of people that he could assassinateand it was a list of people that were on the battlefield and off the battlefield,your friends wouldn't believe me.If I told you that these were American citizens, that the president who campaigned against scooping Arabs off the street without due processhad a list of people that he deemed a danger and a terrorist threat, American citizens that without due process would be assassinated, your friends wouldn't believe...
  • What if the President was a FRAUD?

    12/13/2008 3:36:19 AM PST · by IbJensen · 132 replies · 3,911+ views
    email: ConservativeActionAlerts | 12/13/2008 | Gary Kreep
    What if... you woke up one morning and found out that the President of the United States was a USURPER... a FRAUD... a PHONY? What if... the leader of the free world was constitutionally ineligible to be President of the United States, but was simply allowed to take and hold office anyway? It's happening RIGHT NOW! The sad truth of the matter is that President-elect Barack Obama has REFUSED to provide proof that he is constitutionally qualified to hold the office! Article 2, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States, states, "No person except a natural born Citizen,...
  • Where is the Executive Branch on the Birth Certificate issue?

    12/08/2008 7:36:48 AM PST · by The Anti-One · 58 replies · 1,881+ views
    12/08/2008 | The Anti-One
    I'm at a loss. Is President Bush in the tank for Obama? Does he not realize that he, the commander in chief, swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States?Why is he NOT spearheading the move to get to the bottom of Obama's Birth Certificate issue if he is NOT part of a conspiracy to destroy our society and make us all a part of his daddies "New World Order?" Please. Help me out here.Is President Bush really so vane and worried about his own legacy that he won't do what is right or will...
  • Obama, McCain: U.S. citizens

    10/25/2008 8:52:33 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 106 replies · 3,448+ views
    One of the more tiring duelling refrains of the presidential campaign is that: 1) John McCain was not born in the United States, and cannot, under the Constitution, serve as president, and, 2) Barack Obama says he was born in Hawaii, but cannot show a birth certificate. As tired as the line of reasoning on both fronts may be, it keeps showing up in the reader-comments on postings here in the Swamp. So we're here this morning, a little more than a week from the election of the 44th presient of the United States, to assure readers that both of...
  • CA: U.S. citizen arrested, suspected of smuggling immigrants

    02/25/2008 8:13:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 218+ views
    SAN DIEGO – A 24-year-old U.S. citizen suspected of smuggling two illegal immigrants was arrested at the San Ysidro port of entry Saturday, officials said. The woman, a San Diego resident, was registered in the SENTRI frequent traveler program and was using one of the program's exclusive travel lanes at the time of her arrest. Agents said she presented U.S. passports for herself and her son around 10 p.m. An agent reached behind the driver's seat and felt a person hidden in the Dodge Ram truck, officials said. The woman was sent to a secondary inspection area where agents discovered...
  • US citizen convicted in terror conspiracy could face life sentence (Jose Padilla)

    01/15/2008 8:31:00 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 158+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/15/08 | AFP
    MIAMI (AFP) - Jose Padilla, a US citizen convicted of supporting the Al Qaeda terror network, could face anywhere from decades to a lifetime behind bars, a federal judge said on Tuesday. Judge Marcia Cooke rejected defense claims that Padilla, 37, and two co-conspirators had not commited any actual act of terrorism. She ruled that a special provision for stiffer penalties applied and that the three could each face prison sentences of 30 years to life. Before Cooke delivers sentence, probably later this week, lawyers for the two sides will present their arguments for sentencing. The prosecutors want Padilla, Adham...
  • While DHS takes heat, Mexican grandmother eager about Gabriel

    11/10/2007 7:30:46 AM PST · by Inspectorette · 34 replies · 269+ views
    KATU-TV, Portland, OR ^ | 11/09/07 | JOseph B> Frazier
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - In the blue-collar town of Toledo near Oregon's coast, Steve and Angela Brandt are dreading a knock on the door that could mean they will never again see Gabriel Allred, 2, whom they raised from infancy. He was American-born to a Mexican father and an American mother, one a now-deported sex offender, the other a meth addict, and both stripped of parental rights. Now the boy may be returned to Mexico, to a grandmother who didn't know until last year that he existed. The Brandts are headed to court, but in adoption matters blood ties can...
  • Immigration Officials Unveil Redesigned U.S. Citizenship Test

    09/28/2007 6:43:06 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 21 replies · 76+ views
    Reuters & AP ^ | September 28, 2007
    WASHINGTON — As U.S. immigration officials narrowed the list of questions for a new citizenship test, Martin Luther King Jr. made the cut, but Patrick Henry did not. Citizenship & Immigration Services released on Thursday the pool of 100 civics and history questions that could be asked of people wanting to become naturalized Americans. They will begin using the new citizenship test Oct. 1, 2008. Just as with the current test, applicants will have to answer correctly six of 10 questions asked orally and pass the English proficiency portion of the exam. About 42 civics questions were dropped or revised...
  • 2 Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unlawful

    09/26/2007 4:35:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 93 replies · 185+ views
    Portland, Ore. (AP) -- Two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without a showing of probable cause, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, "now permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment."
  • Texan is jailed as illegal immigrant

    08/30/2007 5:29:10 AM PDT · by TejanoJim · 34 replies · 964+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Thu, Aug. 30, 2007 | PATRICK McGEE
    A native Texan spent the night in the Arlington Jail, missed her children's first day of school and feared being deported after authorities mistook her for an illegal immigrant. Alicia Rodriguez, an accountant and mother of three, has the same name and date of birth as a woman deported to Mexico three times. "I was told I was waiting for an [immigration] officer or Border Patrol officer to interview me and then move me to another location. It was very scary," the Mansfield woman said. Arlington and federal immigration officials say they made a mistake and apologized. "This is very...
  • Translator Who Faked Identity Pleads Guilty To Having Secret Data

    02/15/2007 11:01:39 AM PST · by pabianice · 22 replies · 720+ views
    Wa Post ^ | 2/15/07 | White
    An Arabic translator who used an assumed identity to get work as a contractor for the U.S. Army in Iraq pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges of possessing classified national defense documents, including sensitive material about the insurgency that he took from an 82nd Airborne Division intelligence group in 2004. The translator obtained U.S. citizenship under a false identity before securing a job in August 2003 with Titan Corp., which supplied translators to the U.S. military to aid in fighting the war in Iraq. The man then used his false identity to get secret and top-secret clearances -- access to...
  • Pakistani-Born Pilot Sues JetBlue

    08/09/2006 3:26:56 PM PDT · by safisoft · 52 replies · 2,730+ views
    AP ^ | August 9, 2006 | AP
    Pakistani-Born Pilot Sues JetBlue, Claiming Racial Discrimination NEW YORK (AP) -- A Pakistani-born pilot is suing JetBlue Airways Corp. for discrimination, claiming the airline rescinded a job offer and told him it was because of his background. Faisal Baig, a U.S. citizen who was raised in Yonkers, claims in the suit that an airline manager told him in March that he was a "security risk." According to the suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Baig asked, "Are you saying that you are not hiring me because of my name or my religion? ...
  • Tancredo Critical of U.S. Citizens Voting in Mexican Election

    07/08/2006 2:23:18 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 167 replies · 1,850+ views
    California Chronicle ^ | 03 JULY 2006 | California Chronicle
    "The Oath of Citizenship Ought to Mean Something." WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Littleton) today criticized participation in the recent Mexican presidential election by U.S. citizens. According to recent news reports, several thousand Americans of Mexican descent may have voted in the weekend election. "Doesn't anyone take the oath of citizenship seriously anymore?" said Tancredo. The oath reads, "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen...and that I...
  • Radical militias take over Somalia's capital

    07/04/2006 7:59:02 PM PDT · by Flavius · 5 replies · 370+ views
    gulf times ^ | 7/4/06 | Craig Timberg
    Radical militias take over Somalia's capital By Craig Timberg, Los Angeles Times - Washington Post Somali: A group of largely moderate Muslim leaders who took control of Somalia's capital a month ago has been pushed aside in recent days by radicals determined to create a strict Islamic state there, according to Somali and other political analysts. Leading the drive has been Hassan Dahir Aweys, whom the United Nations and the United States consider a terrorist with ties to Al Qaida. Aweys's June 24 appointment as head of the militias ruling Mogadishu, the capital, has been followed by the installation of...
  • School suspends student for organizing anti-illegal immigration protest

    06/06/2006 5:55:36 PM PDT · by Sharks · 9 replies · 841+ views
    Student Press Law Center ^ | 06-06-2006 | Whitney McFerron
    CALIFORNIA — A student in Riverside, Calif., filed a lawsuit last week against his high school after school officials suspended him for advertising an off-campus protest and later stopped him from wearing an anti-immigration T-shirt. Joshua Denhalter was first suspended from Jurupa Valley High School in March when he attempted to organize a counter-demonstration after several students from the Mexican-American organization MEChA held a walkout and an on-campus protest against recent federal immigration legislation. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, Denhalter was handing out fliers before school for a response assembly that would have taken place during the school’s open...
  • My French wife, a U.S. Citizen

    01/17/2006 10:50:57 AM PST · by SF Republican · 60 replies · 1,424+ views
    I would like to take this opportunity to announce my wife has received her U.S. Citizenship confirmation. The ceremony is Feb 7th. I have often mentioned her association with the French school where she teaches here in San Francisco and am very happy and proud of her desire to become an American.
  • The Latest on "Baghdad Betty" (Ms. Uzma Bashir) Who 'Faced Down' USMC at Palestine Hotel

    04/17/2003 8:02:18 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 140 replies · 1,447+ views
    Asian Times Online ^ | 18 April 2003 | Asian Times Online
    U.K. Citizen/Human Shield/High Rantress Ms. Uzma Bashir AKA "Baghdad Betty" Title: "A Lady With Real Attitude" By Paul Belden BAGHDAD - On the first night of bombing in Baghdad, I recall having written about a much-loved young peace activist named Uzma Bashir who had gone to Iraq to serve as a human shield, and whose many friends had gathered in an Amman hotel to hear the latest news from Iraq. They were all very frightened for her safety, I wrote.They needn't have bothered. As it turned out, the bombing campaign didn't hurt Uzma one bit. It did, however, really...