Judge Signs Release for Osama Bin Ladin's 9/11 Recruiter While Obama Signs America's Future to Socialism

 

 

He may not have closed Gitmo, but he is certainly adhering to his promise avoid the military tribunals and a court circus.

 

Silently letting our enemies free while the nation is riveted by a socialist takeover.    

This is worse than just underhanded politics, folks.     

This is evil mainifested by the power of the Executive Office.     

From the Wall Street Journal's Jess Bravin:     

"A suspected al Qaeda organizer once called "the highest value detainee" at Guantánamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.     

Military prosecutors suspected Mr. Slahi of links to other al Qaeda operations, and considered seeking the death penalty against him while preparing possible charges in 2003 and 2004."     

The Weekley Standard's Thomas Joscelyn adds: 

The 9/11 Commission reported that at the time he was recruiting the Hamburg cell, Slahi was “a significant al Qaeda operative,” who was “well known to U.S. and German intelligence, though neither government apparently knew he was operating in Germany in late 1999.” 

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Slahi's detention at Guantanamo has been controversial because of the interrogation techniques used on him. Slahi is one of the few detainees held at Guantanamo who had a special, and harsh, interrogation plan approved for his questioning. 

Lt. Col. Stuart Crouch, the prosecutor who was charged with seeking Slahi's conviction by a military commission, decided he could not move forward with Slahi's prosecution because the evidence was tainted by these techniques. But this does not mean that Slahi is an innocent. Crouch himself told the Wall Street Journal in 2007: “Of the cases I had seen, [Slahi] was the one with the most blood on his hands.”  

That blood on Slahi's hands did nothing to keep Lt. Col Stuart Couch from adding himself to the roster of prosecutors who resigned in protest of the treatment of enemy combatants at Gitmo.  

Couch may very well be one of the 7 anonymous DOJ attorneys Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to identify.  

This would not be the first time Obama has employed his enemies and former cohorts, to keep them within arms distance .. compliant and silent.  

There's Hillary, Gates, and I include Former Campaign David Plouffe, who Obama rehired  after Plouffe came out with his campaign-tell-all  Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory (no, I'm not linking to that jerk's book, although I will link to Karl Rove publicly chewing Plouffe's logic for breakfast this past Sunday.)  

Continues Joscelyn: 

During his hearings at Guantanamo, Slahi denied many of the allegations levied against him. But in the context of those denials he also made some important admissions. Slahi admitted that he swore bayat (an oath of allegiance) to Osama bin Laden, and was trained in al Qaeda's notorious al Farouq camp

The Obama Administration has just released an avowed enemy of the United States back into the al Qaeda fold.  

Does this mean Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be expected to walk, especially given that our current President has already described waterboarding as torture and it is common knowledge KSM underwent 183 sessions. And does Obama's, Holder's and Gibb's "cart before the donkey"/ "judge and sentence now, convict later" statements guarantee enough of a tainted jury pool that the entire 9/11 group will be released? 

Whatever happens from here, should American troops end up in harm's way or American civilians be killed here in the States,  Obama will be the one with blood on his hands.

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Retired military brass support trials

When did Republicans become such a bunch of bedwetting cowards?

Real mean - real patriots, not the Dick Cheney kind - 27 retired generals and 5 retired admirals -sent a letter to Congress supporting the closure of Gitmo and lamenting Republican fear-mongering over trying Khalid Sheik Mohammed in New York.

We have watched with disappointment efforts to engender fear among the American people about the prospect of bringing suspected terrorists to the United States for trial. Our federal justice system has a proven track record of successfully prosecuting terrorists and incarcerating them safely in our prisons.

Our courts have convicted 195 terrorists since 9/11. Meanwhile, there have been only three successful prosecutions of terrorists by military commissions over that same period; two of those found guilty were released in less than a year.

Those convicted in our federal courts, including many al Qaeda terrorists, are serving long sentences in federal prisons. The highly respected American Correctional Association, the nation’s largest corrections organization, in a recently passed resolution assured the American public they "would be safe from harm and free from danger should any detainees be transferred to a facility or facilities within the United States." Our prisons currently house more than 150 convicted terrorists and none has ever escaped.

I think these men know a little bit more about the subject than Glen Beck and Karl Rove.

My source trumps yours, Smart One.

John,

It's time to quit the romance with Liberal Pocohontas and go back to Socialist England where you belong.

I've got the letter and the list of Gen's, Admirals and soon-to-be Ex-Pats and I will guarantee you, most of these are probably UN suckling pigs looking for their next paycheck. Much like those Gitmo attorneys that are probably working for the DOJ.

Stars or stripes on a shoulder says nothing about patriotism.

Look at you. You're a citizen and you're wanting to give the American public the shaft and set wannabe terrorists free so they can attack, maim and kill Americans -- again. It's in their Code.

That being said -- Andrew McCarthy, the former federal prosecutor for the original '93 WTC bombings : "he led the prosecution against the jihad organization of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, in which a dozen Islamic militants were convicted of conducting a war of urban terrorism against the United States that included the1993 World Trade Center bombin and a plot to bomb New York City landmarks." 

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23928&Itemid=326

That 195 number is rigged:

"The figure is mined from “In Pursuit of Justice,” a report published by Human Rights First (HRF) in May 2008 and updated last July (available here). But the report does not claim that 195 international terrorists have been convicted. Rather, it says that 195 defendants have been convicted so far in 119 cases that have some connection, however attenuated, to terrorism.... But the report makes the obvious explicit:

 

In building our data set of terrorism cases, we have attempted to capture prosecutions that seek criminal sanctions for acts of terrorism, attempts or conspiracies to commit terrorism, or providing aid and support to those engaged in terrorism. We have also sought to identify and include prosecutions intended to disrupt and deter terrorism through other means, for example, through charges under “alternative” statutes such as false statements, financial fraud, and immigration fraud. [Emphasis added.]"

http://article.nationalreview.com/423463/rigging-the-numbers/andrew-c-mccarthy

See, McCarthy knows, you don't.

Lefist Generals and Admirals who toe the line. They exist.

They want to keep their jobs, same as everyone else.

Know it, get used to it.

Do a little better research next time.

They are already retired - what job are they trying to protect?

I've got the letter and the list of Gen's, Admirals and soon-to-be Ex-Pats and I will guarantee you, most of these are probably UN suckling pigs looking for their next paycheck.

You baselessly slander men who have spent their whole lives in service to their country simply because they don't agree with you. Disgusting.

Lefist Generals and Admirals who toe the line. They exist.

They want to keep their jobs, same as everyone else.

The signatories to that letter are already retired - what job are they trying to protect?

The DOJ has a detailed list of all the terror trials which anyone can read for themselves. Here is their cover letter. The list itself can be  viewed right here.

Your claim that the reports of successful domestic terror trials is as false as your slandering of the retired generals and admirals is repellent.

Labeling doesn't work. Try discrediting McCarthy's analysis 1st

Anyone who wants America to coddle the enemy should be stripped of their pensions.

They do no service to their country -- even in retirement -- by working at giving terrorists "rights."

You're disgusting -- giving preferrential treatment and rights to people who want to kill American citizens.

There's money in retirement, bub. Speaking fees, engagements, think tanks, panels, fellowships, the UN, other countries, ambassadorships.

Are you that dense? Or that close-minded? Do you know how to research for things besides lib talking points to reinforce your little cut 'n pastes?

These guys are just another Wesley Clark who's for the usurpation of American sovereignty where we have NO recourse to protect our country.

Now, get back to McCarthy's "195 study."

OK - your generals suck, get it?

I've seen your list of "convictions" -- and while I build an analysis and rebuttal, I have this to say about humanrightsfirst.org and any and all military personnel who signed up with this leftist organization.

Human Rights First is nothing more than a UN-sanctioned NGO -- specifically for the Human Rights Council.

Observers, see UN connections here: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/index.aspx

Notice they're interested in "crimes against humanity." If the UN had their way, all teapartiers and people speaking out in defense of liberty and freedom would be arrested for inciting hate, for hate speech, for hate crimes, etc.

That's how these groups want to operate to quell dissent.

Giving "rights" to terrorists is nothing new. It's giving voice to terrorists -- Terrorists rights -- as a human right.

It's very simple: you give terrorists rights, ours get trampled. And it begins with free speech.

So, yeah -- I hold by my opinion that those generals and admirals are all leftist scoundrels.

Get a gander at them here: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/us_law/military/index.aspx

Again, Human Rights First is about "human rights" FIRST, not American rights, not rights endowed upon man by the Creator, but about rights endowed upon the world by the UN.

American rights first via the CONSTITUTION, given to us by GOD.

They are enough and all-inclusive.

Everything else is radical.

Amen, I say.

 

OMG, I've been punked!

Sorry, Veronica, I did not realize yours is a Colbertian persona and that your posts were satire until just now.

The tip-off, BTW, was the idea that God wrote the Constitution. In which He is not mentioned. Modest, I guess.

that's all libs usually say when they have no rebuttal

good luck on knowing your kind of "things."

as far as I'm concerned, they are wholly unAmerican when they are pro-terrorist.

Labeling doesn't work. Try discrediting McCarthy's analysis, 1st

Anyone who wants America to coddle the enemy should be stripped of their pensions.

They do no service to their country -- even in retirement -- by working at giving terrorists "rights."

You're disgusting -- giving preferrential treatment and rights to people who want to kill American citizens.

There's money in retirement, bub. Speaking fees, engagements, think tanks, panels, fellowships, the UN, other countries, ambassadorships.

Are you that dense? Or that close-minded? Do you know how to research for things besides lib talking points to reinforce your little cut 'n pastes?

These guys are just another Wesley Clark who's for the usurpation of American sovereignty where we have NO recourse to protect our country.

Now, get back to McCarthy's "195 study."

Do you really want to go with doubling down on insulting

men who served this country honorably, making up outrageous suppositions about their motivations, just because you find their positions on an issue inconvenient?

I know all kinds of things, Veronica. Like, for instance, that Richard Reid, Zacarias Moussaoui, Jose Padilla, and Ramzi Yousef, among many others, are all in prison and Timothy McVeigh is in hell because of trials held in domestic courts.

Unlike you, I believe in our country.

read my "your generals suck" comment above

we can continue it there.

And for the record, I love my military.

Anyone who wants to grants rights to terrorists **who want to kill us** may end up in hell b/c of the blood of innocents that my end up on their liberal hands.

In specific response to your comment, they signed up with the UN, deciding to protect UN-defined terrorist rights (as human rights) over God-given inalienable rights.

You may think you know things .. apparently, you don't know enough, my friend.

Pick a side, just not the enemies.

 

I am so very not

your friend...

And for the record, I love my military.

Except for the generals who suck, natch.

I have picked a side. My side is America - you see, unlike you, I actually believe in our system and its ideals, and I can (and have) point to actual real-life examples of its success.

All you have is your incoherent hate.

Trying terrorists in our courts is not about "giving them rights" - it is about showing the word that they are vile disgusting criminals who cannot make us cower.

You, however, are already cowering, and it is not a pretty sight.

 

 

Friend

You don't believe in our system, that's why you're trying to change it.

Labeling with "hate" won't get me prosecuted for a hate crime. Give it up.

You know that trying terrorists in our courts is about "giving them rights" -- that's why HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST is taking up the cause. They're a UN NGO regurgitating UN drivel.

Don't blame me if your intelligence level won't allow you to debate the issues.

You didn't reply on McCarthy, you didn't reply on the UN wanting to supercede the Constitution by advocating terrorists rights.

And not once did I label you hateful. Dense, maybe .. but not hateful.

I win.

Veronica shreds big mouth with 16 links to his single opinion

Nice links supporting your post, Veronica.
I noticed you posted at around 10:30 at night, and blabber mouth must have stayed up all night referencing your links and spending time formulating a response by 6 AM the next day.
Either that, or he totally Ignored your linked articles and just blathered his weak rebuttal as part of his daily ?#$!+& talking points.
He ignores facts, figures, events, and is either a speed reading light sleeper, or just another Obama worshiper watching his Messiah sink like a rock in all the CNN POLLS, as he can't handle the Rasmussen Polls at all.
After you shredded him, he may need some re-assembly.

ty

but you know the polls don't matter.

he will institute what he wants, at any cost.

it's a shame the liberal zombies don't realize he's Grand Papa deciding everything for them. They fight and struggle for freedom and independence from their parents ... and then they enter adulthood, only to bequeath their liberty to someone who lives miles from them and doesn't know them by name.

They're more concerned about their TiVO and the ability to be selective in their Cable Channels than they are about their personal healthcare.

And not one of them read the damn bill.

Thanks for help on the inspiration. I'll be blogging this.

The surprising supressing forces that stop fun

If I'm itching, and I ask you to scratch my back, that is fun for a while, but if I don't tell you when to stop, you might go on scratching me beyond that point when fun stops and irritation begins.

Yes, people want to please, and if they think they are doing something you enjoy, they will keep on doing it until you tell them is no longer fun . Fun has a short self life. It spoils fast. Be aware that long before you get bore with your act, your act has been putting everyone else to sleep.

what are you saying wingnut Veronica?

 

Obama released sad gitmo detainees into art therapy and then they went on to join al qaeda and carry out attacks on America?! Ooops....sorry that was Bush. Please carry on your hate.

Probably not a citizen--a right-wing general's daughter from LA

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The all knowing, all powerful, omnipotent George Bush

George Bush (Dubya), still conquering Obama and friends after all these years.
Even in retirement the current Administration cannot shake his policies and Influence. The left leaning libertards dare not even release/compare Obama's Harvard Grades to Bush's grades at Yale. Obama's transcript still remains hidden from view, as it must be vile indeed.
Would that Bush would relinquish his hold upon the WH Administration such that they could go a mere fortnight without mentioning yet another Bush policy Victory, such is the frustration of the Far Left victims.