Saturday, November 14, 2009

MEN – Make sure You Have Your Miranda Card – before you hit the beach!

Attorney General Eric Holder decision to drag Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and others now held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to New York city for a courthouse trial not far from the former location of the World Trade Center, that was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed by an act of war against this country. Holder said the suspects will be in New York "to answer for their alleged crimes in a courthouse just blocks away from where the twin towers once stood." This choice is a good sign that the Obama administration is returning to a pre-9/11 way of thinking, when such cases were dealt with in civilian courts. There should be a military decision to the cases, since this was really an act of war and the defendants were seized by military troops as part of the nation's war on terror. The 911 attacks were a act of war not a criminal act and should be dealt with as such.

This decision is not only foolish, but founded on a denial or the Obama administration to face the fact that what we are caught up with here is a war with people who follow a religiously-based ideology that calls on them to kill us, and to return instead to the mindset that prevailed before Sept. 11 that acts like the first World Trade Center bombing, the attacks on our embassies in Africa and other such acts can and should be treated as conventional crimes and tried in civilian courts. The sad fact is these are not crimes but acts of terror and war. There is a big difference here. By bringing terror suspects into New York, the Obama administration is risking turning the city into "the center and focal point of trouble in the form of murder and more terrorist acts by fanatic followers of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed."
There is also the possible intelligence secrets will be exposed as part of the legal proceedings in a civilian Court. This should never happen. The American people should not sit down and not say a word about the reckless undermining of this nations security by the Obama administration and his attorney general Eric Holder.

The decision by Obama's Justice Department to bring terror suspects into the U.S. and put them on trial in New York City will raise the danger level for that city and all Americans. What this administration fails to do is see this as what it is: TERRORISM. They will not even say the word. Having these trails in New York City is giving the terrorist just what they want: A outlet to promote and spur more terrorism in this country.

The Obama administration has ordered the FBI and CIA to inform terrorists  that are caught in foreign  that they "have the right to remain silent" before probing them for information that will save American lives. What is going on here? According to report in The Weekly Standard, a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee has revealed that "the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan." What rights do these people have not being American Citizens? The successes in stopping more killing of Americans by terrorist would have happened if we had had to treat Khalid Sheikh Mohammed like a white-collar criminal – read him his Miranda rights and get him a lawyer who surely would have insisted that his client simply shut up

This policy of the Obama administration is part of a larger plan to replace the CIA dominated method of secret covert arrest and interrogations with a extensively expanded role for the FBI and Justice Department in counter-terrorism operations. According to a recent Los Angeles Times report, FBI agents will collect evidence to criminally prosecute all suspected terrorists. What a mindset! It would seem the last thing we want is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other al-Qaeda terrorist to remain silent. Our focus should be on preventing the next attack, not giving radical jihadists a new tactic to resist interrogation, in other words lawyering up." Counter-terrorism operations is an intelligence or military issue, not a law enforcement one But, under Obama's new "global justice" plan, the goal is to ensure that all suspected terrorists can be tried in a U.S. or foreign court of law. If this kind of reasoning was in place during World War Two we could have kissed the victory of that war good bye. What Obama is trying to do is bring us into a one world government.

With many thousands of lives that could be in the balance, it does not make good sense to let the terrorists answer questions in their own good time or whenever they want to. We do not need to give them a platform to further their agenda of radical Islam. That is exactly what is going to happen and not only that we will have another three circus like the OJ Simpson trail. a suspected terrorist who remains silent will not provide the U.S. with vital information about impending attacks. If we read these terrorist Miranda warnings we would have obtained none of the information they had in their head about imminent threats against the American people."

The Gun is Not The Problem

( This article is a response by Bill Patchett to an article in the Star Democrat news paper dated February 18 , 2018. His response below ...