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"Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life.
To violate this paragraph, a person must have knowledge that the organization is a designated terrorist organization (as defined in subsection (g)(6)), that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorist activity (as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorism (as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989)."
The most striking finding which emerges from the West Point study is that the corridor which goes from Benghazi to Tobruk, passing through the city of Darnah (also transliterated as Derna) them represents one of the greatest concentrations of jihadi terrorists to be found anywhere in the world.
Quoted Griffin Tarpley
Originally posted by EnigmaAgent
And you don't think the US have been arming, training, supplying, dealing, trading etc etc with suspect organisations throughout the world?
I can't tell if they are so smart that they are doing this intentionally because they think that having an Islamic superpower with its pillars in some of the most resource rich areas of the planet is a good thing for them....or if they are just THAT shortsighted that looking at the entire theatre just didn't occur to them.
I have no problems with using one's enemies to occupy one's enemies. I do have a problem when your doing it BADLY.
(d) Extraterritorial Jurisdiction.— (1) In general.— There is jurisdiction over an offense under subsection (a) if—
(A) an offender is a national of the United States (as defined in section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(22))) or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States (as defined in section 101(a)(20) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20)));
(B) an offender is a stateless person whose habitual residence is in the United States;
(C) after the conduct required for the offense occurs an offender is brought into or found in the United States, even if the conduct required for the offense occurs outside the United States;
(D) the offense occurs in whole or in part within the United States;
(E) the offense occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce; or
(F) an offender aids or abets any person over whom jurisdiction exists under this paragraph in committing an offense under subsection (a) or conspires with any person over whom jurisdiction exists under this paragraph to commit an offense under subsection (a). Source
Maverick, please explain to me how European NATO leaders can be found guilty under U.S law?
Still, the Libyan rebels are not a 'designated foreign terrorist organization' and Abdelhakim Belhadj being a commander for the rebels is unconfirmed information from Pepe Escobar.
Originally posted by TheMaverick
reply to post by cripmeister
No matter how it spun in the media ,the fact of the matter is ,in one hand the west is fighting Al-qaeda Ie: Iraq/afghanistan for the freedom of the western society so were told ,and in the other hand in Libya were arming and fighting side by side with them.
A lot of false information is circulating concerning this subject. Yes, I was a member of the Islamic Fighting Group whose area of operation was always and exclusively Libya. The goal of this organization was to deliver the Libyan people from the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. We never had any interest outside of our country. The Islamic combat group was never a part of al-Qaeda, neither from an ideological viewpoint, nor at an operational level, nor in its goals. It happened that we found ourselves in the same place at the same time as al-Qaeda: in Afghanistan, where we sometimes fought next to them when it was to liberate the country, but we were never at their service.
On the contrary, when Osama Bin Laden founded the Global Islamic Front to fight against the Jews and crusaders, in the autumn of 1998, we refused to become members of it. How could we want to kill all Christians? Or all Jews? That's absurd! And why not the Chinese or Japanese? Christians and Jews are the people of the Book, we have to protect them.