Number Of Names On Terrorism Suspect Database Jumps To 875,000

By: Friday May 3, 2013 11:07 am

According to Shakespeare suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.  Is it any wonder the American imperial government can’t stop itself from adding names to its enemies list? Torturing people at Gitmo, killing children in Afghanistan, drone strikes throughout the world – the suspicion piles up along with the bodies of innocents. And so Reuters reports [...]

Abdulmutallab Sentencing Shows That Civilian Courts Sufficient to Prosecute Terrorism

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 8:15 am

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the “underwear bomber” who attempted to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane on Christmas Eve 2009, will receive a life sentence today in Detroit, the conclusion of a trial that ended abruptly with a guilty plea. On the second day of the trial in October, Abdulmutallab suddenly pleaded guilty to all charges. [...]

One Tip Can Get You on the Terrorist Watch List

By: Wednesday December 29, 2010 1:11 pm

The terrorist watch list has been beset with problems ever since it came into existence. Ted Kennedy showed up on the No Fly List, a cousin to the terrorist watch list, back in 2004. 8 year-olds can’t get themselves off it. Clearly, the smaller and more focused a watch list, the better for national security [...]

TSA Administrator Pistole: No New Procedures for Screening for the Moment

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 2:44 pm

John Pistole, the TSA Administrator, spoke to reporters on a conference call just now, and confirmed that in general, no changes to airport security procedures have been instituted since the outcry over the Rapiscan full-body scanning machine and the aggressive pat-downs. He did say, however, that some of the complaints he’s heard about the pat-downs [...]

White House May Finally Admit Innocence of One Gitmo Detainee

By: Friday June 18, 2010 12:52 pm

I had actually forgotten that, in the wake of the failed Christmas Day bombing and the ties of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to Yemen, the US halted any dispatches of Guantanamo detainees to that country. However, one case where the US is clearly holding an innocent Yemeni may change that. The Obama administration is considering partially [...]

Arrest Made In Times Square Bombing Case

By: Tuesday May 4, 2010 6:15 am

Eric Holder made the announcement late last night of an arrest in the case of a failed bomb in an SUV parked outside a theater in Times Square on Saturday night. Earlier this evening, Faisal Shahzad was arrested in connection with the attempted car bombing in New York on Saturday. Mr. Shahzad, an American citizen, [...]

Abdulmutallab Read Miranda Rights Nine Hours After Arrest

By: Monday February 15, 2010 7:49 am

So much for the “50 minutes” talking point. The 23-year-old Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day was read his Miranda rights nine hours after his arrest, according to a detailed chronology released Sunday by senior administration officials. The timing of events during the arrest, initial interrogation [...]

Brennan Did Brief GOP Reps About Abdulmutallab

By: Monday February 8, 2010 7:31 am

If anybody was actually paying attention, they’d see the Republican national security brand melt before their eyes in the past couple weeks. They first smeared the White House about reading Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights. Then it came out that Abdulmutallab was talking after an interrogation process marked by help from his family and [...]

Know-Nothing Republicans Continue To Pretend The World Works Like 24

By: Thursday February 4, 2010 3:07 pm

Republicans are stepping up their crusade against the sound interrogation tactics that have Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab providing intelligence again. Today it was Mitch McConnell, disparaging the entire Federal Bureau of Investigation: MCCONNELL: This was a person who was trying to blow a plane out of the air from Nigeria. It’s clearly a case for the [...]

Susan Collins Struggles To Reconcile Her Fearmongering With New Information On Abdulmutallab

By: Wednesday February 3, 2010 10:58 am

Andrea Mitchell just hosted Sen. Susan Collins, who has taken the lead on Republican attacks against the Justice Department for reading Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab his Miranda rights and providing him with a lawyer. And Mitchell was not her usual self – she was actually willing to challenge Collins’ false claims, and provide the context that [...]

Interrogation Debate Re-Opens On News That Abdulmutallab Cooperating With Authorities

By: Wednesday February 3, 2010 6:32 am

The White House’s fingerprints can definitely be seen all over these articles today about Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s cooperation with interrogators. They have been pummeled in recent weeks for reading the terrorism suspect his Miranda rights – never mind that George Bush’s DoJ did the same thing with show bomber Richard Reid – so they are [...]

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