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  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • 9th Circuit Affirms Military Comm. Has Authority over Gitmo Terrorist

    12/26/2013 1:41:08 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 26, 2013
    The leftist human rights groups pushing for Guantanamo terrorists to be tried in the civilian legal system should take note that a famously liberal federal appeals court affirmed the Military Commission at Gitmo has jurisdiction in the case against an Al Qaeda operative who bombed a U.S. Navy ship in Yemen. The ruling, issued by the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, is a blow to the powerful leftwing organizations—including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch—that have long fought to afford Islamic terrorists the same rights as American citizens. For years they have...
  • U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing

    08/06/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT · by EBH · 51 replies
    WITN.com ^ | 8/6/2013
    A statement issued Tuesday says the department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks." The travel warning says U.S. citizens currently in Yemen should depart and calls the security threat level in Yemen "extremely high." A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack. Britain's Foreign Office says it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in...
  • BREAKING NEWS: DRUDGE SIREN - Govt obtains wide AP phone records in probe

    05/13/2013 1:49:29 PM PDT · by CWW · 465 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 05-13-2013 | cww
    <p>Looks Like DOJ HAS BEEN TAPPING AP NEWS TELEPHONE LINES TO DISCOVER THEIR CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES IN CONGRESS!</p> <p>The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.</p>
  • AP CEO's letter to Eric Holder

    05/13/2013 5:24:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 170 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/13/13 | Gary B. Pruit
  • Al-Qaeda Infiltrator’s Cover Blown…But Where Is The Media Hysteria?

    05/17/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-16-12 | Curt
    Do you recall a time, a few years back, when the media wouldn't shut up about a supposed outing of an agent? Yup, the left and the media were pissed. I bet you could just imagine the firestorm of coverage that would result if instead of a former Secretary of State leaking a name it was our President....right? Guess not: Just a week ago the establishment media was aflutter with news that a CIA double-agent had thwarted a new type of underwear bomb attack targeting U.S. flights in a plot devised by al-Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula. But as...
  • Blowing Smoke at Terrorists

    08/26/2009 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Species8472 · 11 replies · 929+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 26, 2009 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, according to the 9-11 commission report, was the mastermind of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. Nashiri was also the target of an "unauthorized" CIA interrogation technique (that had not been legally vetted by the Justice Department) that is described in a May 7, 2004, CIA inspector general's report that was partially declassified by the Obama administration this week. CIA officers blew smoke in Nashiri's face, according to the report, and they used cigars. The IG's office described this smoke-blowing as one of several "unauthorized or undocumented techniques"...
  • WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda leader put jihad before a sex life(took injections to kill his libido)

    04/26/2011 4:15:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04/26/11 | Holly Watt
    WikiLeaks: al-Qaeda leader put jihad before a sex life One of the most senior members of al-Qaeda held at Guantánamo took injections “to promote impotence” to avoid being “distracted” by women, according to evidence uncovered by investigators. By Holly Watt 10:31PM BST 26 Apr 2011 Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammad Abdah al-Nashiri, a Saudi Arabian, was said to have reported directly to Osama bin Laden. His interrogators reported: “Detainee is so dedicated to jihad that he reportedly received injections to promote impotence and recommended the injections to others.” He received the injections “so more time could be spent on jihad –...
  • Vanishing files delay Guantanamo hearings in 9/11 case

    04/17/2013 7:36:31 PM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-17-2013 | Jane Sutton
    MIAMI (Reuters) - Guantanamo war crimes prosecutions of five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked planes attacks will be delayed by two months because of lost files caused by Pentagon computer problems, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. A weeklong pretrial hearing had been set to begin on Monday in the death penalty case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged co-conspirators. The judge overseeing the case postponed the hearing until June 17 at the request of defense lawyers who said three to four weeks' worth of their confidential work files had...
  • AP Pussyfoots Around Extremism, Revises Use of the Word ‘Islamist'

    04/05/2013 3:01:35 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 04/05/2013
    Rather than focusing on the real issues here, the AP is doing everything in its power to avoid pointing out the relationship between radical Islamists and terrorism. Similar to the Benghazi terror attack, in which the media found every possible angle to focus on other than the link between Islamic extremists and the attacks. They pointed to Mitt Romney for his statements, they pointed to Newsweek’s ‘Muslim Rage’ cover, at the author, Ayaan Ali Hirsi, and they pointed it at an obscure film that was at that time unknown to the general public. The relationship between radical Islam and terrorism...
  • Former USS Cole Commander on Benghazi: Obama only cares about power and getting reelected

    10/13/2012 9:13:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10/13/12 | staff
    Lt. General Tom McInerney told Judge Jeanine tonight that the only reason the Obama administration ordered the FBI to investigate the Benghazi attack is to stall it through the election. He says this was an act of war against the United States and if this had been assigned to the military we would have known 2 days later what happened. He adds that we know who they are and where they are and that we should have already attacked those people. Former USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold said that the parallels between this case and the attack on the USS...
  • On eve of USS Cole bombing anniversary, US embassy guard in Yemen assassinated

    10/12/2012 10:34:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 11, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Multiple masked gunmen opened fire and murdered a 20-year U.S. embassy employee in Sanaa, Yemen early this morning. ... Can’t wait for lying liar Susan Rice to tell us this had nooooooothing to do with jihad, either.
  • The Deadly Disgrace of Obama's Pro-Terrorist Lawyers

    10/12/2012 1:35:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Michelle Malik
    October 12 marks the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole. The grim milestone comes as President Obama faces mounting questions about his administration's dereliction of duty during the murderous attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. And it comes just a day after resurgent al-Qaida thugs pulled off the drive-by assassination of a top Yemeni security official who worked at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa. These are not "bumps in the road." These are gravesites on the blood-spattered path to surrender. Seventeen U.S. sailors died in the brutal suicide attack on the guided Navy missile destroyer as...
  • Radical Cleric Hamza Can Be Extradited To US

    09/24/2012 2:19:41 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 29 replies
    Sky News ^ | 24th September 2012 | Sky News
    'Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza can be extradited to the US after Europe's human rights judges rejected his request for an appeal, officials have said. Hamza wanted to fight a European Court of Human Rights ruling that extradition would not breach his human rights. But his request was rejected by a panel of judges, a spokesman for the court said. The unanimous judgment said there would be no human rights breach either as a result of likely detention in ADX Florence "supermax" prison in Colorado, or the length of possible sentences on conviction. The decision means Hamza, who was jailed...
  • The Smoking Gun: Smuggling the Sheikh's Documents

    06/04/2002 9:54:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 111+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 3, 2002
    FBI affidavit details Abdel-Rahman's jailhouse pipeline JUNE 3--Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman laughed at the ease with which his legal team improperly smuggled messages that allowed the Muslim extremist to continue directing terrorist operations while serving a life sentence in a Minnesota prison cell, according to a sealed FBI affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun. Abdel-Rahman joked that "trained doves" were transporting messages to his disciples. "I really would like that they arrest those doves. I wish that one day I read, 'The FBI was able to arrest the doves that are contacting the Sheikh.'" The convicted terrorist then added, "as...
  • US Navy Fires on Ship on Persian Gulf, One Dead [Media Hand-wringing]

    07/17/2012 7:01:55 AM PDT · by Salgak · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Luis Martinez and ABC News
    An American Navy ship fired on a boat in the Persian Gulf today, killing one person and injuring three others aboard the craft, U.S. naval officials told ABC News. Lt. Greg Raelson, a spokesperson for the Navy's 5th Fleet, which is based in nearby Bahrain, said that a security team aboard the oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired a .50 caliber machine gun at a "small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached the U.S. ship" off the coast of Jebel Ali, a city approximately 30 miles from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole

    07/09/2012 1:33:22 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 6 replies
    09 July 2012 | US Navy vet
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  • Militant Tied to U.S.S. Cole Bombing Said to Be Killed

    05/06/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 25 replies
    A senior Qaeda militant in Yemen linked to the deadly bombing of an American warship there in 2000 was killed in an airstrike on Sunday, the Yemeni government said, in the latest sign of an escalating American campaign to counter the terrorist threat there. Yemeni authorities said the militant, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, 37, who has been on the F.B.I.’s Most Wanted list in connection with the bombing of the Navy destroyer Cole that killed 17 sailors in October 2000, died in the strike in Shabwa Province in one of the rugged tribal areas controlled by insurgents. The Yemen Embassy...
  • 9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing

    05/05/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 62 replies
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 5/5/12 | BEN FOX
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged into Saturday night in the opening act of the long-stalled effort to prosecute them in a military court. It wasn't until more than seven hours into the hearing that prosecutors at the U.S. military base in Cuba began reading the charges against the men, including 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks...
  • USS Cole bombing suspect killed in Yemen strike

    02/01/2012 6:31:32 AM PST · by FewsOrange · 12 replies
    CBS (AP story) ^ | January 31, 2012 9:31 AM | AP
    (AP) SANAA, Yemen - U.S. airstrikes targeting leaders from Yemen's active al Qaeda branch killed four suspected militants, including a man suspected of involvement in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, officials said Tuesday. Yemeni security and military officials said missiles struck a school and a car late Monday in the southern Abyan province, which has seen large swaths fall under the influence of al Qaeda as the militants seek to exploit the security vacuum since an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh began last year. Tribal officials in the area said the strike hit the militants late Monday...
  • Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri Military Tribunal Arraignment (Gitmo)

    11/09/2011 4:00:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 9, 2011
    Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba -- November 9, 2011 Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was escorted into a top security courtroom at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station Wednesday morning by an army of military officers. Clean shaven and with short-cropped hair, the al-Qaeda terrorist charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the Navy destroyer USS Cole chose to wear his white prison jump suit to the arraignment of his military tribunal. In fact, he told the judge through his Arabic interpreter that he “intended to show up” in his “prison uniform” though he knew of his right to wear civilian clothes. Al-Nashiri...
  • USS Cole Attacker to Face Military Tribunal

    11/07/2011 9:20:55 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    The Mellow Jihadi ^ | November 7, 2011 | Staff
    In October of 2000, the Navy suffered a tremendous blow in the USS Cole attack. To this day, it greatly affects the way we execute force-protection. One of the ringleaders of the assault is finally facing a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. As a former Gitmo Sailor, I wholeheartedly endorse the tribunal process as a vehicle to prosecute enemy combatants. It truly is the best option, after we extract the intel they carry:
  • Guantanamo prisoner could face death penalty

    09/29/2011 3:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 29, 2011
    A Pentagon legal official has approved charges that carry a possible death penalty for a Guantanamo prisoner accused of planning the attack on the Navy destroyer Cole, the U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday. Abd al-Nashiri would face charges that include murder in violation of the law of war for allegedly planning the attack that killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 while the ship was stopping in Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. The United States must now bring him before a judge within 30 days for his arraignment before a military judge at the U.S. base in Cuba. This would be...
  • USS Cole docks in Port Everglades for shore leave

    08/18/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 1+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2011 | Robert Nolin
    The 250 sailors of the USS Cole, the Navy destroyer that survived a terrorist attack that killed 17 sailors in Yemen in October 2000, started three days of shore leave after the warship docked at Port Everglades Thursday morning. As the ship offloaded it sewage and took on fuel, lucky sailors were climbing into shuttle buses and taxis to enjoy time off in South Florida.
  • Military Documents Detail Life At Guantanamo (More Classified Documents Leaked)

    04/24/2011 7:12:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    NPR ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2011 | Dina Temple-Raston, Tom Gjelten and Margot Williams
    Thousands of pages of previously secret military documents about detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison now put a name, a history and a face on hundreds of men in captivity there. The documents include details on 158 men on whom no information has ever been released. The hundreds of classified documents - marked "secret" and "noforn" meaning the information is not to be shared with representatives of other countries - are assessments, interviews and internal memos from the Pentagon's Joint Task Force at Guantanamo. The task force was supposed to determine who the detainees were, how they might be connected...
  • WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11

    04/24/2011 7:26:11 PM PDT · by AnotherUnixGeek · 5 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 24 2011 | Peter Finn
    On Sept. 11, 2001, the core of al-Qaeda was concentrated in a single city: Karachi, Pakistan. At a hospital, the accused mastermind of the bombing of the USS Cole was recovering from a tonsillectomy. Nearby, the alleged organizer of the 2002 bombing in Bali, Indonesia, was buying lab equipment for a biological weapons program. And in a safe house, the man who would later describe himself as the intellectual author of the Sept. 11 attacks was with other key al-Qaeda members watching the scenes from New York and Washington unfold on television.
  • DOD Prosecutor Charges Cole Bombing Suspect

    04/20/2011 4:51:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
    WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 – The chief prosecutor of the Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions has recommended that capital charges be brought against the alleged mastermind behind the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, a Pentagon spokesman said today. The charges assert that Abd al Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al Nashiri was responsible for planning and preparing terrorists to attack the U.S. Navy warship in the Yemini port of Aden, Navy Capt. Darryn James said. The Cole was in the harbor for a routine fuel stop when a small watercraft approached the ship’s port side and exploded. The bombing...
  • U.S. Long Underestimated Qaeda's Scope, Officials Say

    06/08/2002 1:38:38 PM PDT · by sarcasm · 33 replies · 5,277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 9, 2002 | JUDITH MILLER and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
    ASHINGTON, June 7— A re-examination of years of terrorist plots and attacks around the world, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, suggests that American intelligence agencies profoundly underestimated Al Qaeda's reach and aspirations for more than a decade as it grew from obscurity into a global terrorist threat, lawmakers and investigators said this week.As Congressional investigators look back far beyond the series of signals missed before the Sept. 11 attacks, they are seeking answers to many questions about Al Qaeda that law enforcement and intelligence agencies still cannot answer themselves, officials said.In particular, they said, Congressional investigators are trying...
  • AP Exclusive: CIA whisked detainees from Gitmo

    08/10/2010 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 23 replies · 5+ views
    AP ^ | 8-9-10 | AP
    Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were secretly moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003, years earlier than has been disclosed, then were whisked back into overseas prisons before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers, The Associated Press has learned. The transfer allowed the U.S. to interrogate the detainees in CIA "black sites" for two more years without allowing them to speak with attorneys or human rights observers or challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Had they remained at the Guantanamo Bay prison for just three more months, they would have been afforded those...
  • Dissing The Cole

    10/13/2010 6:27:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Leadership: The president misses the 10th anniversary of a terrorist attack on a U.S. warship that killed 17 American sailors as the case against its mastermind stalls. Yet there was time to meet with George Clooney. On Tuesday, families of the sailors killed aboard the destroyer Cole as it lay at anchor in a Yemeni port gathered in Norfolk, Va., to observe the 10th anniversary of the tragedy and honor their memory. The White House issued a pro forma statement, but President Obama himself had better things to do. He was in Washington, less than an hour away via presidential...
  • Obama Finally Acknowledges Cole Anniversary

    10/13/2010 9:05:06 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-13-10 | Stoutcat
    ...So at 4:37pm yesterday, the White House finally put out a statement by the President commemorating briefly discussing the attack of ten years ago. In his four-whole-paragraph communique, the President mentions the following: “I will never forget meeting with some of the families of the victims of this bombing in February 2009. I am deeply grateful to them for their sacrifice, and their efforts to keep the memory of this tragic event alive in our nation’s conscience. Wait… what? He met with the families of the victims less than three weeks after being sworn in as President? Why on earth...
  • On 10-year anniversary of USS Cole bombing, survivors, families enraged at Obama

    10/13/2010 4:47:16 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 13, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    On the 10-year anniversary of the USS Cole bombing, survivors and families are enraged at Barack Obama and his administration for relentlessly dragging their feet regarding bringing prosecution to the terrorist responsible. The Cole was attacked 10 years ago yesterday on October 12, 2000. Despite empty promises by Obama that he would have his Justice Department take swift action to finally prosecute the USS Cole bombing’s mastermind—Saudi-born Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri—the case has languished in inefficiency and has been put on the back burner by the Obama Administration. As a direct result, many survivors of the bombing and family members of...
  • Cole attack survivors angry at Obama

    10/12/2010 10:07:59 PM PDT · by Qbert · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/12/2010 | Josh Gerstein
    The 10th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole on Tuesday conjured up painful memories for the families of the 17 Navy sailors who died in the terrorist attack, but it also revealed simmering anger at the Obama administration over the lack of concrete progress in bringing an alleged perpetrator to justice. In February 2009, less than three weeks after his inauguration, President Barack Obama held an emotional meeting with family members of victims of the Cole bombing and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Families said the new president promised swift action yet pleaded for their patience so his...
  • Navy Honors Killed, Injured in USS Cole Attack

    10/12/2010 3:42:28 PM PDT · by Dubya · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2010 – Navy officials, current and former crew members and families of the fallen gathered today at Norfolk Naval Station, Va., to remember the 17 sailors killed and 39 others wounded in the al-Qaida attack on the USS Cole 10 years ago today. Suicide bombers launched the surprise Oct. 12, 2000, attack on the Arleigh Burke-class, Aegis-equipped guided missile destroyer as it was anchored in Aden, Yemen, for a routine refueling stop. The attackers detonated an explosive-laden boat against the ship’s port side, tearing a 40-by-40-foot hole in the hull and sending seawater gushing into the engineering...
  • Remember The Cole: 10 Years

    10/12/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT · by FTJM · 10 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | October 12, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    10 years ago today, two Al Qaeda terrorists pulled alongside the USS Cole during a routine refueling in Aden, Yemen and detonated a suicide bomb. It was the deadliest attack on a United States naval vessel since 1987. 17 sailors were killed. 39 more were wounded. The 17 sailors who died left behind 11 children. Never forget the names of the fallen who gave their lives in service to our country. 1. Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow 2. Mess Management Specialist Lakina Francis 3. Information Systems Technician Tim Guana 4. Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Gunn 5. Seaman James McDaniels...
  • Why Would Anyone Think Obama is a Muslim?

    08/30/2010 5:37:31 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 52 replies
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 8/30/10 | Purple Mountains
    So, 20% of Americans think Obama is a Muslim. How could they possibly think that? I’m not going to say that he is, or that he isn’t, I don’t know; but I can certainly understand why 1/5 of us think so; and that number is growing. 1. Wait a minute! Didn’t Obama spend 20 years in Rev. Wright’s church? Oh, that’s right. That church is a black liberation-theology church that preaches hatred of whites and hatred of America, and Obama never heard anything that Wright said. 2. Well let’s look at his school, college and graduate school records and writings,...
  • Obama Administration Halts Commission Trial Against Cole Bomber

    08/29/2010 10:34:05 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/27/2010 | Andy McCarthy
    It’s a sleepy Friday in late August, the president is on another vacation, Congress is out of town, no one is paying much attention. What better time for the Obama administration to pull the plug, once again, on military commissions? This time, it has halted the case of top al-Qaeda operative Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was to be prosecuted by a military court for the Cole bombing. The Washington Post report is here, and Jen Rubin has thoughts at Contentions. None of this is terribly surprising. Prosecuting the Cole case by military commission sticks in the Left’s craw because it...
  • Parents of USS Cole sailor respond to Obama (DFU phone conversation and email)

    08/29/2010 10:30:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    ORIGINAL FR DISCUSSION THREAD I had the great pleasure to speak with Gloria Clodfelter, whose son Kenneth was one of the 17 US sailors who died in the terrorist attack on the USS Cole. I contacted her after reading the article. She is, indeed, very outspoken about this. We need her voice on talk radio. Apparently, the man who is unfortunately temporarily our commander in chief has little interest in vigorously prosecuting anything to do with terrorist acts of his Muslim buddies. Is there any wonder that there is a growing belief among many Americans that the Chicago community...
  • Cole killer confusion

    08/28/2010 3:18:07 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 28, 2010 | Editorial
    Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is a man with blood on his hands. A year before 9/11, the Saudi al Qaeda operative masterminded the bombing of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole, killing 17 sailors as the vessel refueled in the Yemeni port of Aden. A Guantanamo tribunal was ready to arraign him last year, but since the Obama administration took office, it's been a case of trial and error. No trial -- plenty of error. As the 10th anniversary of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack looms, the White House has inexplicably frozen the prosecution. The Justice Department said this week that "no...
  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    08/28/2010 1:47:33 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 56 replies
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  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    08/27/2010 6:16:50 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Compost ^ | 8/27/10 | Peter Finn
    The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing. The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.
  • Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    08/27/2010 3:57:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-26-10 | Peter Finn
    The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing. The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden. In...
  • Judge: Lejeune can’t ban car decals linking Islam, terrorism

    04/02/2010 3:36:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 925+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 2, 2010 | Jeff Schogol
    ARLINGTON, Va. — After his son was killed in the attack on the USS Cole, Jesse Nieto put decals on his car that included “Islam=Terrorism” and “We Died, They Rejoiced.” But the Marine Corps deemed the decals offensive and told them he had to remove them or he could not park on federal installations. So he went to court, and won. Nieto works at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune, which bans “extremist, indecent, sexist and racist” decals, court records say. But a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the base cannot ban anti-Islamic decals while allowing decals that say “Islam is Love”...
  • TMLC: Judge Reverses Marine Commander’s Ban of Anti-terrorist Decals

    04/01/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Gene Eric · 3 replies · 404+ views
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | April 01, 2010 | no annotation
    ANN ARBOR, MI – Jesse Nieto is one of those many unsung patriotic Americans. He served 25 years in the Marine Corps, including two combat tours in Vietnam.  His youngest son, Marc, and 16 of Marc’s shipmates were killed on October 12, 2000, by Islamic terrorists who bombed the USS Cole.  Nieto has worked as a civilian employee at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina since 1994. Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard delivered good news to Mr. Nieto. He ruled that Camp Lejeune officials violated his free speech rights when they ordered him to remove...
  • Judge: Lejeune improperly banned anti-Islam decals

    04/01/2010 9:26:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 678+ views
    hosted ^ | MIKE BAKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Camp Lejeune officials violated the rights of a military veteran who came to his job on base in a vehicle emblazoned with anti-Islamic decals after his son died in a terrorist bombing, a federal judge ruled. Jesse Nieto's stickers included one that said "ISLAM (equals) TERRORISM" and another with a threat to defecate on the Quran. He also had a decal to commemorate the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, in which 17 shipmates died including Nieto's youngest son. "His vehicle is a way to express his mourning and anger," said Nieto's attorney...
  • Like Clockwork: Swiss investigators have broken an Al Qaeda cell that proves…

    08/29/2004 6:14:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 1,364+ views
    Newsweek ^ | August 25, 2004 | Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
    … the remarkable reach of the global-terror network A little-noticed investigation by Swiss federal police has uncovered the existence of an apparent terror-support network with ties to the upper levels of Al Qaeda — including an operative believed to have played a role in the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole and the May 2003 bombing of a housing complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The discovery of a largely invisible Al Qaeda network in the peaceful alpine nation has gotten virtually no public attention outside of Switzerland. But criminal charges outlined in a July 30 Swiss prosecutor’s report —...
  • Liberal Veterans Group Stretches Truth in TV Spot

    02/08/2010 4:00:54 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 1 replies · 242+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 2-08-10 | Bob McCarty
    Recently, VoteVets.org began running a television commercial designed to tear down Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) as he seeks the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond (R-Mo.). Unfortunately for the folks from the liberal group purporting to represent veterans, my Kansas City friend Bungalow Bill did some research and found several holes worth noting in the 30-second spot.
  • Terrorists want to attack US interests at sea

    01/05/2010 3:23:31 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 412+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 4, 2010 | Staff Report
    Al Qaeda will soon return to attacking America interests at sea, a prominent contributor on a jihadist forum posted Monday. The message, from a writer called Abu Raghd on the Al-Falluja forum, says that the terrorist organization will take up the policy of “a blow for a blow and a raid for a raid” against the U.S., according to a translation from the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute. Less than two weeks after a botched Christmas Day attack on an American airliner by a Nigerian-born militant, Abu Raghd threatened future strikes “on an extravagant scale.”
  • Bleeding Hearts and Jihadi Revolving Doors

    12/29/2009 9:30:21 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 271+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12-30-09 | Michelle Malkin
    Bleeding Hearts and Jihadi Revolving Doors Michelle Malkin Wednesday, December 30, 2009 Sen. Joe Lieberman was right to sound the alarm about Yemen in the wake of the Undy-Bomber's Christmas Day terror attack over American skies. But he was wrong to call it "tomorrow's war." The Yemen-based jihadist network has been at war with us for years -- since before the Iraq and Afghanistan invasions, since before Sept. 11 and well before our current commander in chief had begun his vaunted work as a community organizer. The bleeding-heart ostriches of the left are blaming (who else?) cowboy George W. Bush...
  • Another Reason To Keep Gitmo Open

    12/29/2009 4:44:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 684+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Security: Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the attempted destruction of Flight 253 were released from Guantanamo two years ago. The case for indefinite detention has been made once again, and not in Illinois. Sometimes America's chickens do come home to roost. In a statement released Monday, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which counts among its leadership two former Guantanamo detainees, claimed responsibility for the attempted destruction of Northwest Airlines Flight 253. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the crotch bomber, told FBI agents he was trained for his Christmas Day mission in Yemen by top leaders of the group who provided...