posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 06:53 AM
WHAT THE HELL???
Attorney General Eric Holder
The Obama Justice Department has withdrawn the "special administrative measures" imposed at the federal prison in Colorado against "Shoe
Bomber" Richard Reid, the jihadist who tried to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight in 2001.
Special administrative measures (SAMs) are security directives, renewable yearly, issued by the attorney general when "there is a substantial risk
that a prisoner’s communications, correspondence or contacts with persons could result in death or serious bodily injury" to others." ...
"So the would-be suicide bomber went on a hunger strike and got results: a cave-in from the Obama Justice Department."
"Detainee policy in the Obama/Holder Justice Department is now being shaped by former Human Rights Watch lawyer Jennifer Daskal, who thinks
incarceration is tantamount to torture."
is involved. Gee. No surprise there. Holder wants
these terrorists who are waging war against America put into civilian prison
Holder of Clintons pardon-gate - got Marc Rich off.
Holder of 'help the FALN' fame.
Holder of getting Rosenberg and Evans, of the WEATHER UNDERGROUND off fame.
Holder of Telecom Global Crossing fame.
Holder with his extensive ties to Blago. (gotta' love that Chicago politics!)
Holder who is a senior parter at Covington and Burling LLP - the law firm that gets to represent the GITMO terrorists as Obama puts them in the
civilian court system.
(and people thought the Cheney/Halliburton/Iraq war was a poltiical profit making venture!)
As for Jennifer Draskal .. The New
has an interesting article on her.
IF you were hiring a lawyer to help protect Americans from terrorists, you likely wouldn't choose a left-wing activist who's been a champion of
the killers held at Guantanamo Bay.
Then again, you're not President Obama. His Justice Department has raised eyebrows by tapping Jennifer Daskal, formerly "senior counterterrorism
counsel" at Human Rights Watch, to work as counsel in its National Security Division and to serve on a task force deciding the future of Guantanamo
and its detainees.
A former public defender, Daskal has no prosecutorial experience -- let alone a background in national security. So how did she land an important
job at Justice -- one of only four political appointments at the National Security Division? ...
Others note that if Daskal's Human Rights Watch activism counted as lobbying, the hire would be a direct conflict of interest: She's now working for
the government on the same policies she was recently paid to shape from the outside.
There is more information at these sources. Reid went on a hunger strike (I say let him starve himself) and demanded to be able to 'worship' with
the other muslim inmates and have correspondence rights with the "outside world" (radical islamic fundamentalists who are at war with the USA).
The Obama administration is letting him. :shk:
'Worship' ... or plot further jihad?
'Correspondence' ... or plot further jihad?
It's a safe bet that it's 'plot further jihad'.
What the hell is going on?????
National Review Online - Surrender to the Jihad Continues
Wall Street Journal - Revenge of the Shoe Bomber
In a hand-written complaint, [Reid] asserted that he was being illegally prevented from performing daily “group prayers in a manner prescribed
by my religion.” Yet the list of Reid’s potential fellow congregants at ADX Florence [i.e., the supermax prison] reads like a Who’s Who of al
Qaeda’s most dangerous members: Ramzi Yousef and his three co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing; 9/11 conspirator Zacarias
Moussaoui; “Millennium bomber” Ahmed Ressam; “Dirty bomber” Jose Padilla; Wadih el-Hage, Osama Bin Laden’s personal secretary, convicted in
the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing that killed 247 people
Meanwhile, in order to appease political constituencies both here and abroad, the Obama administration is moving full steam ahead, operating on
the false premise that giving more civil liberties to religious fanatics bent on destroying Western civilization will make a difference in the Muslim
world. In a letter sent to his father as he began his hunger strike, Reid provided a preview of how he will exercise his newly enlarged free speech
rights, calling Mr. Obama a “hypocrite” who is “no better than George Bush.” His lawsuit remains active while the Department of Justice works
out a settlement that satisfies the man who declared, “I am at war with America.”
Take a long hard look at the people Obama is putting in these key postions.
These people are supposed to be helping to take care of us and protect us. Eric Holder and Jennifer Daskal for example.
Do you feel safer with these two working with Obama?
[edit on 7/31/2009 by FlyersFan]