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9-11 Truthers Ed Asner, Martin Sheen urge Oscar voters to shun “Zero Dark Thirty”

Posted by: ST on January 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm » 10 Comments

The NYT’s Carpetbagger blog reports on a growing movement of stuffy, clueless liberal Hollywood elitists who are taking the rare – and controversial – step of urging Oscar voters to not vote for the movie Zero Dark Thirty – which roughly documented how the US eventually found and killed the 9-11 instigator and mastermind Osama […]

 

#Gitmo: Def. attorney for 9/11 terrorist asks women to “cover up” out of “respect”

Posted by: ST on May 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm » 15 Comments

Via Fox News: The defense attorney who wore a traditional Islamic outfit during the rowdy arraignment of the accused Sept. 11 terrorists is defending her courtroom appeal that other women in the room wear more “appropriate” clothing to the proceedings — out of respect for her client’s Muslim beliefs. Cheryl Bormann, counsel for defendant Walid […]

 

CIA “deniers” are the new birthers

Posted by: Phineas on May 10, 2011 at 3:23 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Leftist critics of rough interrogation techniques continue to deny –in the face of all evidence– that the techniques used at Guantanamo Bay and in the CIA’s “black prisons” in Eastern Europe contributed in any meaningful way to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. Marc Thiessen disagrees, and he cites a source Lefties […]

 

Chris Wallace zings NSA Director Tom Donilon on waterboarding double standards

Posted by: ST on May 10, 2011 at 10:03 am » 4 Comments

Sit back, watch, and smile.  Transcript below (via Greg Pollowitz & RCP).  Wallace: We’ll stipulate — I think we’ll all stipulate — that bin Laden was a monster, but why is shooting an unarmed man in the face legal and proper while enhanced interrogation, including waterboarding of a detainee under very strict controls and limits […]

 

Thiessen: US EITs were used to ‘elicit cooperation’ rather than gain intelligence

Posted by: ST on May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am » 10 Comments

In light of all the back and forth that has taken place in the aftermath of the bin Laden termination, specifically the renewed debate on the effectiveness of aggressive interrogations, Bush-era administration official and counterterrorism expert Marc Thiessen explains in a great column in the Washington Post what the enhanced interrogation techniques used by US […]

 

White House: Debate over EITs a “distraction from the broader picture”

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2011 at 8:21 pm » 7 Comments

Obama’s favorite word rears its ugly head once again: The chain of clues that led to the Abbottabad compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces early Monday began with human intelligence. Senior administration officials have said key members of bin Laden’s inner-circle were flagged by post-9/11 detainees under interrogation, and that […]

 

Holder DOJ reversal in the works on civilian trial for KSM and other 9-11 co-conspirators?

Posted by: ST on April 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm » 6 Comments

Fox News is among the multiple news outlets reporting that the US AG Eric Holder has reversed course and will announce later today his decision to have confessed 9-11 terrorist mastermind KSM and other hardcore 9-11 Gitmo detainees tried in front of a military commission rather than in civilian courts: The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks […]

 

Reality bites: Obama administration prepares to resume BAU at Gitmo

Posted by: ST on March 7, 2011 at 7:24 pm » 6 Comments

Right on the heels of the Politico story I wrote about earlier in which we learned that this administration was taking a more aggressive approach than past administrations when it comes to prosecuting so-called “whistleblowers” who leak information to the press that could jeopardize our national security comes this story on the “restarting” of Gitmo […]

 

Obama admin preparing executive order authorizing “parole board” of sorts for Gitmo detainees

Posted by: ST on December 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm » 3 Comments

Another symbolic but for all intents and purposes meaningless gesture from Team Obama who are essentially doing the same thing candidate Obama blasted President Bush for on the issue of indefinite detention: WASHINGTON — President Obama’s advisers have been drafting an executive order that would set up a system for periodically reviewing the cases of […]

 

Scott Brown to Joe Biden: Don’t lecture me on military law

Posted by: ST on February 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm » 17 Comments

The week is not starting off on a good note for the VP. First, former Veep Dick Cheney yesterday blasted various Obama admin counterterrorism arguments Biden has been making on the past couple of weeks on issues like Iraq and the so-called “Christmas Day bomber,” and now, Biden has Senator Scott Brown (R-MA!) to contend […]