Wednesday, December 16, 2009

American Opposition To Closing Gitmo Hold Steady: Citizens Can Clearly See The Danger Of This Insanity Ahead

The Gallup Poll, not a "right wing" polling organization, mind you, shows that the American people remain opposed to the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention center where al-Queda terrorists are being held.

Sixty four percent are opposed to the plan, compared to 65 percent in May, which shows steady opposition.

Could it be that most people aren't buying the "just trust us" attitude of this terrorist friendly administration? Why? There's the legal minefields that will happen once these terrorist combatants set foot on American soil (Christian Science Monitor).
Under their current terms of confinement at Guantánamo, detainees have a constitutional right to challenge the legality of their detention in federal court. But that’s it.

In contrast, from the moment the detainees set foot on US soil, their lawyers will have the ability to tap into the full array of constitutional and other legal protections enjoyed by every American citizen and resident.

How broad might those protections be?

“It is an unanswered question. We’ve never done this before,” says Scott Silliman, a professor at Duke University Law School and director of the Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security.

They are probably going to end up with more rights than they have at Guantánamo Bay, but how much more, we don’t know,” he says.
Terrorists currently held in civilian prisons have also caused some serious damage (ABC News).
White House officials said Tuesday Americans have nothing to fear from the Guantanamo detainees to be transferred to Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois, but in at least two cases, individuals connected to terror who are already in federal prisons have managed to beat the system.

...the man called the blind Sheikh, Omar Abdel Rahman, convicted of inspiring attacks on the U.S., used his lawyer to pass messages back to his violent followers in
Egypt.

But even a warning from the FBI to officials at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal prison in New York, wasn't enough to stop one al Qaeda terrorist, Mamdouh Salim, from making a bloody escape attempt in the year 2000.

His victim was prison guard Louis Pepe who Salim first blinded with hot sauce stored up in these empty honey bottles he somehow hid in his cell. Then Salim stabbed Pepe in the eye with a sharpened comb that went deep into Pepe's brain, causing permanent damage.

Salim, originally convicted for his role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, is now incarcerated at Florence. Rahman, the blind sheikh, is serving a life sentence at Butner Federal Correctional Complex, where Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff is also doing time.
So you liberals want to know why I call the Obama Administration "terrorist friendly?" The ACLU and other so-called "human rights" groups will champion these "poor, oppressed detainees" and work to free them in this nation, where they could become involved in another plot against synogauges, a shooting at a recruiting station, or, even worse, an attack with the potential to do greater damage than 9/11.

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