Posts Categorized: Yemen

John Brennan: “[Guantanamo] has served as a propaganda tool for Al Qaeda.” *UPDATE*

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[UPDATE]: No More Guantanamo Detainees Sent to Yemen for Now, Gibbs Says January 05, 2010, 02:52 PM EST By John McCormick Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s top spokesman said the U.S. will suspend transfers of Guantanamo terrorist suspect to Yemen. Yemen is “not capable of handling” them now, Robert Gibbs told reporters at… Filed under Guantanamo, Media, War On Terror, Yemen

Obama Administration: Dithering response to foreign enemies, rabid response to domestic opposition

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White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer writes on the White House blog in response to Cheney’s criticism: I think we all agree that there should be honest debate about these issues, but it is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the Administration than condemning the attackers. What… Read more »

Congress Attemptes To Ban Technology That Could Have Stopped Northwest Bomber, Plus....Pic's Of His Underwear Released

Congress Attemptes To Ban Technology That Could Have Stopped Northwest Bomber, Plus….Pic’s Of His Underwear Released

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ABC has the pictures of Umar Farouk Abdulmutalla’s underwear: And you can see for yourself none of the present day security at our airports could of protected us against that, except the technology our Congress is attempting to ban: Privacy advocates, for example, have tried to stop or at least slow the introduction of advanced… Read more »

Napolitano: The “System Worked”..Even Though A Bomb Made It Through Security

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Gotta agree with Jonah here….fire Napolitano. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that “the system worked.” Asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley on “State of the Union” how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been… Read more »

Pro-Democracy Iranian Dissidents Tell President Obama:  "You're either with us, or against us."

Pro-Democracy Iranian Dissidents Tell President Obama: “You’re either with us, or against us.”

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Reuters President Obama’s idea of waging “aggressive personal diplomacy“? Attacking President Bush for blustering belligerence: But he asserted that Iran’s support for militant groups in Iraq reflected its anxiety over the Bush administration’s policies in the region, including talk of a possible American military strike on Iranian nuclear installations. Yup. That explains Iranian aggression for… Read more »

Miranda rule may hamper detainee trials

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Reporting from Washington — Accused in a 2002 grenade blast that wounded two U.S. soldiers near an Afghan market, Mohammed Jawad was sent as a youth to Guantanamo Bay. Now, under orders by President Obama, he could one day be among detainees whose fate is finally decided by a U.S. court. But in a potential… Read more »

Letter To Pres Obama From Father of USS Cole Victim

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Late this week, with the nation and the world distracted by a TRILLION dollar spending bill, President Obama halted the trial of the mastermind behind the USS Cole bombing. For a lot of people the USS Cole is a mere footnote in the history books, but good history books look back 9yrs ago and list… Read more »

11 more “Gitmo grads” on the loose… Saudis issue terrorism suspect list

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Oh my… the plot thickens as more and more of those released from Guantanamo for obvious lack of “evidence”… despite their probable guilt… have gone AWOL after passing thru Saudi Arabia after their release. The ol’ “Grey Lady” herself gives us the news via Robert Worth’s article today, Saudis Issue List of 85 Terrorism Suspects…. Read more »