Today the Obama administration canceled the trial of this terrorist again. Imagine yourself in this Dad’s shoes…his son was a Sailor who believed in this Country…an idealistic kid.
What a travesty.
Here’s this grieving Father’s blog.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Obama Cancels The Cole Bomber Trial Again!
Obama has stopped the trial of the Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri again. Why are we not surprised? Because this is now his third time at stopping justice for the victims of the Al-Qaeda attack on the USS Cole. The attack took place on 10-12-00 in the Port of Yemen. Eleven months before 9/11. That attack was our nations wake up call. Which unfortunately Clinton, and Bush both hit the snooze button.
But there was noway that our nations leaders could ignore the next attack which was 9/11. But they have for the most part ignored the victims of the Cole attack, and their families since that horrible day nearly 10 years ago.
Clinton did nothing at the time except for his usual smack talk. Bush did nothing either until after 9/11. But in all fairness to Bush he at least went after the terrorists with Predator attacks. And he did allow one of the terrorists to be tried at Gitmo. For which my wife and I are very grateful for. We were fortunate enough to attend that trial, and testify against the terrorist who helped to produce a propaganda video using pictures of the Cole attack.
And then Obama comes on the scene with his liberal beliefs in how terrorists should be treated, while he forgot the real victims and their families. He wanted to make sure that the terrorists had a fair trial, and a speedy one too. That the Military Tribunals were not fair, or whatever! So he canceled the trail of Al-Nashiri one month after he was in office. I was with my daughter on the way back from getting her passport to attend the trial just a few days later when his Aide called me to inform us that justice was to be delayed again!
Then more time passes while we wait and wait for the next date of a possible trial for one of the terrorists. And then his administration announces that they will use the New and Improved Military Tribunals after all. I guess Obama did not think that the Tribunals were “terrorist friendly”. That the terrorists would now stand a much better chance at Obama’s idea of justice in the (Reformed) Tribunals. And then the rumours that Obama was doubting his latest decision again. And now the news that Obama is concerned about the political fallout from a military trial of Al-Nashir. And has therefore canceled the trial again!
We were concerned that this would happen as Obama and his policies sank further and further in the polls with the American people. The Cole attack has been political since it happened. Clinton refused to take action for fear that those actions could hurt Gores chance at wining the presidency. Bush swept the attack under the carpet when he was elected, and there it laid until after 9/11. And then Bush needed the cooperation of the corrupt president of Yemen in the new war on terror. So all the terrorists who had been caught were eventually released, escaped, and or pardoned by Saleh of Yemen. While our leaders here at home looked the other way.
And just this past July Obama expressed his gratitude to the Dictator of Yemen in his so called war on Al-Qaeda. ” They(Yemen) are cooperating.” Obama did not mention the fact that Saleh still refuses to send our sons killers back here to America to stand trial. (I doubt that they even would if they were sent back) but the gesture would be nice and appropriate. But most Americans are not aware of whats been going on in Yemen. So after some recent failed attacks here in America that were connected to terrorists from Yemen, the administration has gotten all cozy with President Saleh of Yemen, again. Whats so ironic is that this New terrorist cell was made up of ex Gitmo terrorists who were released back to the Saudis for Jihad Rehab. After their rehab they went back to Yemen and starting murdering innocent people again.
At times it is extremely easy to become depressed and to just give up the battle to obtain justice for our murdered son and his mates in such a political environment. But then my wife and I get angry at how Saleh of Yemen has been allowed to get away with protecting the murderers of our son just because three American presidents think his corrupt regime is more important to them than the brutal murder of 17 American sailors, and obtaining justice for those sailors. At how he can use American tax dollars for what ever he wants too while letting our sons killers live free.”
And here comes election time again here at home. And there goes any hope for a trial for the Cole bombers again. If its not politics with Yemen, its politics here at home, or both. But to cancel, postpone, etc… is plain wrong. Its wrong to the murdered sailors, and their families. And for our nation as well. On 10/12/00 one of our nations naval ship’s was attacked without no warning. American sailors were killed, and many others wounded. And nothing was done about it. And now 10 years later, still nothing is being done about it.
I have not posted in quite awhile. Nor have I replied back to many messages. I apologize for that. I have been very sick. But am feeling much better. I intend to respond back to everyone who has written me this past year. I have problems with my hands so just bear with me. We just got our computer hooked up right this morning.
Thanks for all the kind words, and invites on face book.
“Jokin’ Joe Biden came to Manchester yesterday to educate us all about the Obama administration’s weatherization program. Readers should marvel at the total coincidence that the 200,000th house weatherized with stimulus money happened to be in New Hampshire, home of loyal Obama trooper Paul Hodes, one of the few Democrats in America so far down in the polls that, figuring he has nothing to lose, he’s actually willing to be photographed with Joe Biden.
But we digress.
Biden said the weatherization spending was creating thousands of jobs. Because we know Joe Biden never says anything untrue, we greet this news with a hearty “huzzah!”
Pity the poor vice president, though. While he was in Manchester, those mean fact checkers at The Associated Press reminded readers that last March an AP review concluded that “the weatherization program had retrofitted a fraction of the homes and created far fewer construction jobs than expected in its first year.” And yesterday it reported a similar downer about the impact of the stimulus spending on renewable energy.
“While the Recovery Act has helped increase renewable energy, the fact that it is a one-time jolt makes it difficult to project that the growth will continue for the next couple of years,” the AP reported.
Those surly skeptics at the AP are just dead set against giving the American people hope. What rotten realists. At the end of the Summer of Recovery, they upset everyone by pointing out that stimulus spending is going to end up like the home-buying credit and “cash for clunkers” — with a big crash when it runs out of cash.
The AP should quiet down and let the good times roll. The administration tells us this is the Summer of Recovery. That makes sense. With summer, the fun is over when the warm weather ends. With the stimulus program, the few stimulus jobs are over when the spending ends. So let’s just sit back and enjoy it. Labor Day weekend is only a week away.
Until then, remember, everything is sunshine, jobs and girls in bikinis. Don’t worry about the nice weather or the money running out. Do what Obama does. Just close your eyes and hope.”
A Muslim reformist takes on the 9-11 Mosque debate brilliantly here.
She addresses the Iman:
“That means setting aside bombast and asking the imam questions born of the highest American ideals: individual dignity and pluralism of ideas.
• Will the swimming pool at Park51 be segregated between men and women at any time of the day or night?
• May women lead congregational prayers any day of the week?
• Will Jews and Christians, fellow People of the Book, be able to use the prayer sanctuary for their services just as Muslims share prayer space with Christians and Jews in the Pentagon? (Spare me the technocratic argument that the Pentagon is a governmental, not private, building. Park51 may be private in the legal sense but is a public symbol par excellence.)
• What will be taught about homosexuals? About agnostics? About atheists? About apostasy?
• Where does one sign up for advance tickets to Salman Rushdie’s lecture at Park51?”
Tearing myself way from today’s top MSM story that Levi Johnston has revoked his apology to Sarah Palin, I found this great read.
“It became progressive to reject progress.”
“Like the Tory Radicals, today’s liberal gentry see the untamed middle classes as the true enemy. “Environmentalism offered the extraordinary opportunity to combine the qualities of virtue and selfishness,” wrote William Tucker in a groundbreaking 1977 Harper’s article on the opposition to construction of the Storm King power plant along New York’s Hudson River. Tucker described the extraordinary sight of a fleet of yachts—including one piloted by the old Stalinist singer Pete Seeger—sailing up and down the Hudson in protest. What Tucker tellingly described as the environmentalists’ “aristocratic” vision called for a stratified, terraced society in which the knowing ones would order society for the rest of us. Touring American campuses in the mid-1970s, Norman Macrae of The Economist was shocked “to hear so many supposedly left-wing young Americans who still thought they were expressing an entirely new and progressive philosophy as they mouthed the same prejudices as Trollope’s 19th century Tory squires: attacking any further expansion of industry and commerce as impossibly vulgar, because ecologically unfair to their pheasants and wild ducks.”
True to its late-1960s origins, political environmentalism in America gravitates toward both bureaucrats and hippies: toward a global, big-brother government that will keep the middle classes in line and toward a back-to-the-earth, peasantlike localism, imposed on others but presenting no threat to the elites’ comfortable lives. How ironic that these gentry liberals—progressives against progress—turn out to resemble nothing so much as nineteenth-century conservatives.”
Crystal Gayle Magnum, the troubled pole-dancer, stripper, and escort worker whose false accusations of rape put the Duke Lacrosse team and their families through a living Hell…is once more back in jail today.
And the Beat goes on…
Her life as she lives it… is an ongoing tribute to the mockery Rogue ex-D.A. Mike Nifong made of Durham’s justice system…and of himself. She is the poster girl for Nifong’s pitiful legal ineptitude and his pathological moral degeneracy. He is her Tin-Man, careening forever down the Yellow Brick Road of her life with her… to whatever criminal or crazed OZ she currently is seeking.
Let us rejoice in the mortification of their pairing. I might some day see fit to pity Mangum , but never Nifong. His smirking cruelty, his stubborn falsehoods, his persistent persecution, in my value system, do not permit me to ever cut him any slack. And any absolution for the serial False Accuser Mangum…must wait until after the long-delayed civil trials. I sense the stench of the Eric Holder School of Disparate Racial Justice, as witnesses die, and long days and months go by and the Lacrosse case lies unattended.
But there are these small joys. Somewhere, Nifong is reading these reports. His “victim” has renewed every memory of his incompetence and outrageous behavior.
Demeaned again, Mikey.
And you so deserve it.
Until there is justice and you serve REAL prison time, this will have to suffice.