The Real Guantanamo Bay
Much has been said over the last several years about a formerly unknown US Naval base stubbornly clinging to the southeastern end of Cuba. Despite years of Fidel Castro’s chagrin, US forces have been there by treaty since 1903 and remain there to this day. The official US Navy history begins this way, with my link added; In February 1903, the United States leased 45 | Read More »
What Kind Of Justice Does Obama Think He’s Showing To The World?
President Barack Obama’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try any of the terrorists in the civilian courts is utterly ridiculous. Even if the terrorists are tried in the federal courts for committing an illegal act of war, which should be on top of the list of charges brought, a question I asked here begs for further study: Here’s something else: are there 12 | Read More »
Coincidence? You Decide!
Let’s start with the fact that the Obama Administration is being pummeled over its refusal to call the Fort Hood Murders an act of terrorism. Of course, the simple truth is that they can’t. To do that would be to admit that, after eight years of safety under George Bush, In less than one year under Barack Obama we have suffered a major terrorist attack | Read More »
The Decision To Prosecute Gitmo Terrorists In Civilian Federal Courts Just Stinks – UPDATE
There aren’t enough curse words I’ve thought up to describe the Obama administration’s decision to bring KSM and his “Merry Band” of cutthroat terrorists to U.S. soil to stand trial in civilian courts. It is just rotten to the core. Being the cynical jerk that I am, I am in total agreement with Andy McCarthy’s take on why The One and Holder are trying these | Read More »
BREAKING: KSM And Other Gitmo Terrorists Coming To NY For Trial
This is just coming out: Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The others are Waleed bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali. The AP piece explains what the other terrorists are accused of | Read More »
There’s an H1N1 vaccine shortage in the US but do not despair: Gitmo detainees are getting their shots
The H1N1 vaccine has generated some controversy but whatever thoughts you may have on it, one thing is for certain: Americans should have first dibs on the vaccine. Well, the Obama administration doesn’t seem to see it that way. While the country faces a vaccine shortage, the Pentagon will soon ship enough vaccines to Guantanamo to cover those poor, tortured detainees. Terrorism suspects held at | Read More »
“Turning the Jukebox Into An Instrument of Torture”
Since learning that their music was used at high volumes to induce terrorists to cooperate with the US, groups such as Nine Inch Long Nails, R.E.M, Rosanne Cash, Rage Against the Machine, and Pearl Jam are filing FOIAs with the DoD and supporting the closure of Gitmo. REM issued a statement: “We have spent the past 30 years supporting causes related to peace and justice | Read More »
White House still on track for not closing Gitmo.
They’ve got a deadline coming up, but the Democrats are confident that they can let the clock run out without actually closing the facility that they’ve carefully turned into the symbol of all American governmental evil over the last eight years. It’ll require a tremendous amount of baldfaced lying and epic-level hypocrisy, but the Democrats are up to the challenge. They were born for this. | Read More »
Sending a terrorist home to the open arms of his country’s leader?
No, I’m not talking about Scotland, but rather The Curious Case of Mohammed Jawad. Does this look like the face of a 19yo kid who was grabbed off the street at random as an innocent 12yo and then tortured and starved for the past 6-1/2 years, or of a 24yo terrorist who survived 6-1/2 years at Gitmo after being nabbed tossing a grenade at US | Read More »
You be the judge
So just north of Pensacola FL. the principal of Pace HS (public), Frank Lay (pictured) asked the athletic director, Robert Freeman to say a brief blessing an appreciation luncheon for those who helped move toward a new field house. This sort of prayer/blessing is offered every day in our congress. Now, because the principal shortsightedly did something that would have been routine 5-10 yrs ago, | Read More »
Our wacky governor – she’s always looking for a way to balance our state’s out of control budget. This one is brilliant: Michigan has offered to house the Gitmo detainees in an abandoned prison in Standish, Michigan. A twofer! We get to use the jail that Governor Granholm closed to save the state money (The prisoners? Well, we released most of them. It was part | Read More »
Obama looking to create jobs in Michigan – by moving all the Gitmo prisoners there
… because you know darn well the Kansas people won’t let it be there. It’s unclear whether this mess is just a trial balloon or a serious plan. The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison. Several senior U.S. officials said the administration is eyeing | Read More »
The impossible Gitmo deadline: 24 hours?
It wasn’t until I read this AoSHQ post about the delay in the detention report (preliminary details here) that I started counting off the months on my fingers. Six months from July 21st makes… January 21st, more or less. The work of a Justice Department-led task force, which had been scheduled to send a report on detention policy to President Obama on Tuesday, will be | Read More »
Today is the day for the Gitmo Report!
That’d be the one mandated by the President’s 01/22/2009 Executive Order that was supposed to reflect a clean break with the past; it’s supposed to be a review and critique of our detention policy, particular those of illegal combatants. It and a review of interrogation techniques (mandated by this Executive Order) were scheduled for today, and both are absolutely necessary for the administration to have | Read More »
Annnnd there’s the White House turning back to indefinite detention.
Let’s see: Mark Sanford’s disgraced, Michael Jackson’s dead, that couple that everybody else in the universe obsessed over divorced or something, and the Democrats in Congress managed to pass the Twenty-First century’s answer to Smoot-Hawley – yes, this would be a nigh-perfect time to break the news that indefinite detention’s back on the agenda. The only way that it would have been better timing would | Read More »