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Mayor Hopes President Changes His Mind Regarding 9/11 Terrorists

Bookmark and Share    As expected New York City’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has changed his mind about trying the enemy combatants who were behind the 9/11 attacks in a New York City civilian court.

Residents in the area of where the trial will be held have been demonstrating against the move. They have made it clear that the disruption caused by the enormous security measures and fear of retaliation in the area, will make life for local New Yorkers miserable. Merchants have also offered their protestations to the trial of foreign terrorist being held in their backyard. They claim that the massive security operation will create unbearable congestion and disruption that will disrupt and in some cases, shut down local commerce. Streets will be closed and stores, stores will be empty and small business owners will suffer yet again because of terrorism.

After detailed assessments of what the cost New York will be forced to cover because of the President’s decision to not try the 9/11 Five in a military court . Mayor Bloomberg out the price tag at a minimum of $1 billion dollars.

Between the heavy price tag and the chorus of cries from the New Yorkers who will be most affected by the President’s decision, the Mayor concluded that he hopes Attorney General Holder and President Obama “change their mind”. But Bloomberg is not concerned with the unseemliness of trying foreign, enemy combatants in a civilian court. His concern is the cost. And it is not an unreasonable for a City going through tough economic times. Bloomberg suggests that decision makers move the trial from the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Court house to a military base or possibly even West Point. He adds that such a location might be inconvenient for jurors to get to, but the traffic in New York City will be so tied up in knots because of the trial that getting the downtown Daniel Patrick Moynihan Federal Court will also be inconvenient.

Although Bloomberg’s wish that the powers that be conduct the civilian trial on a military installation is only based on financial concerns, others are concerned with the elevated threat that the trial will attract. Many also wonder how enemy combatants who have not been read their Miranda rights can actually be tried in a court with the standards for a proper trial has not been met. Without having their rights read to them when they were captured on fields of battle, there exists a strong case for having charges dropped .

If the President does not reverse his decision and change not just the location of the terrorist trial but the its jurisdiction from a civilian to a military court, than not only will there be an unnecessary severe inconvenience to New Yorkers along with a an unnecessary disruption to commerce but there will be an unnecessarily heightened risk to New Yorkers in addition to a ton of loopholes that could allow these terrorists to walk if the rules of a civilian court are applied to foreign enemies of the state who are captured by non-civilian American forces on the field of battle.

I have stated before that the timing of this civilian trial for enemy combatants that should be tried in a military tribunal will be a major factor in President Obama’s reelection loss in 2012. But that is the least of our concerns, just ask New Yorkers and mayor Bloomberg.

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WHEW, NOW THAT GITMO IS CLOSING THINGS WILL FINALLY GET BETTER?

antguantanamo_photoBookmark and Share         So everyone wants to close down our terrorist prison operation on Guantanamo in Cuba.

I say “why the heck not”?

After all it has not helped matters much.

I mean why imprison suspects if you can’t charge them and detain them? Why arrest people who you are simply going to set free so that they can continue to plot, plan and participate in the mass murder of us.

And besides, there is not a neighborhood in America that wouldn’t welcome a terrorist prison camp in its midst. Right?
Who cares about the fact that more than 30 freed Guantanamo detainess have been either killed or recaptured after taking arms against allied forces in Pakistan and Afghanistan after being released from Guantanamo.

According to Commander Jeffrey Gordon, while in custody, detainees falsely claimed to be farmers, truck drivers, cooks, small-arms merchants, low-level combatants or had offered other false explanations for being in Afghanistan.

He added “We are aware of dozens of cases where they have returned to militant activities, participated in anti-US propaganda or engaged in other activities“.

So why hold prisoners in Guantanamo Bay?

Detaining prisoners of war only helps to become fodder for the left. Last year, much of the presidential race centered around hypothetical abuses of the rights of enemy combatants. Liberals tried to use these prisoners of war as tools which they used to paint Republicans as insensitive goons with.

So politics being the game that it is, forced the release of many of these Guantanamo Bay enemy combatants.

In some cases their arrests only helped to further the careers of these combatants.

Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi

Prisoner #333 - aka:Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi

Former inmates Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi and Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri,  known previously to us as prisoners number 333 and 372, respectively, recently surfaced in a new Al-Qaeda video. You know the jihadist version of the Girls Gone Wild videos we see so much of.

In that video, former U.S. prisoner number 372, Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri said “By Allah, imprisonment only increased our persistence in our principles for which we went out, did jihad for, and were imprisoned for”.

In that same video it also became clear that al-Shihri was promoted for the time he sacrificed at Guantanamo. Now he is a senior member of Al-Quaeda’s leadership.

Doesn’t that make you feel good? It is nice to know that there exists a new government program to help disadvantaged terrorists further their career goals.

Priosoner #372

The Recently Promoted Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri - aka: Priosoner #372

While we are closing down prisoner of war facilities and making it clear that we want to be friends with everyone, the Islamic extremists are continuing to arm themselves and plan strikes against us.

And while they are doing that, what are we doing?

We are making it easier for them to do it.

According to the Defense department 61 of 520 former Guantanamo detainees have returned to the field of battle.

What I want to know is how will we be better off when we discover that any one of those 61 former detainees were responsible for a suicide bomb that went off in Isreal and killed school children, or blew a hole in the side of an American passenger cruise ship, airliner or the Empire State Building?

This sense of renewed optimism that many perceive under the new administration is a wonderful thing but is there really anything to be optimistic about when we are extending a hand of friendship in the spirit of unity while at the same time we are getting slapped in the face in the war on terror.

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A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down a road when they hear a voice call from behind a sand-dune.

One Texas soldier is better than ten Taliban“.

The Taliban commander quickly send 10 of his best soldiers over the dune whereupon a gun-battle breaks out an continues for a few minutes, then silence.

The voice then calls out “One Texan is better than one hundred Taliban”.

Furious, the Taliban commander sends his next best 100 troops over the dune and instantly a huge gunfight commences. After 10 minutes of battle, again silence.

The Texan voice calls out again “One Texan is better than one thousand Taliban”.

The enraged Taliban commander musters one thousand fighters and sends them across the dune. Cannon, rocket and machine gun fire ring out as a huge battle is fought. Then silence. Eventually one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander,

“Don’t send any more men, it’s a trap. There’s actually TWO of them.”

Submitted by Kevin, Dallas, Tx.

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