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First terrorist suspect arrives in the U.S.

June 9, 2009 by  

First terrorist suspect arrives in the U.S. Ahmed Ghailani, a suspected Al-Qaeda member held until yesterday at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, has been transferred to New York earlier today.

He will be facing a trial at a federal court in Manhattan on charges related to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya which killed more than 200 people, including 12 Americans.

"The Justice Department has a long history of securely detaining and successfully prosecuting terror suspects through the criminal justice system, and we will bring that experience to bear in seeking justice in this case," says Attorney General Eric Holder.

However, Senate Republicans have criticized Ghailani’s transfer, with House Minority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, quoted as saying that it is "the first step in the Democrats’ plan to import terrorists into America."

If convinced, Ghailani can face the death penalty.

The 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies had been the most serious assault al-Qaida had made against American targets prior to the 9/11 attacks.

The administration’s recent proposals to transfer some of the terrorist suspects from Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the U.S. have divided politicians in Washington as well as on a state level.

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    Now taxpayers have to pay legal fees for these terrorists.
    America will never be 100% safe while terrorists are on our soil.

    The military has to disclose top secret to terrorists’ lawyers.
    Can we trust civilians who do not have secret clearance???
    Everyone will know how our military works.
    Which survey techniques we use and how the military operates.

    The 9-11 was a catastrophe and forever reshaped America’s legal system.
    Congress passed more laws, stricter rules and added more surveillance
    Which’s now used on citizens, gun control, etc..

    What more is this administration going to do, they seem to want to change everything we have that has worked so well for centuries???





      • jeff

        we need to vote them all out any one who voted for the stimulus, cap and trade, and even john mccain he has got to go

    • Richard

      The best solution: no prisoners.

  • Connie

    It will be interesting to see how Obama handles the next 9/11! Its not a matter of IF its a matter of WHEN! After paying for this terrorist legal fees, he’ll be found not guilty and released into the US. By then amnesty should be passed and he can immediately be made a citizen! Yep this is certainly the “change” that was promised! But is this the “change” America really wants?

    • Conservative


      Watch Ted Pike’s video, where he explains why the Hate Bill Passed, and who is making criminals of Christians, and which private organization has been collecting the personal data of American citizens. Keep your Excedrin handy while you are watching this video.

      Video – Ted Pike: Hate Laws and the ADL

    • Milt

      Drop the sorry $^&* off in my town and he won’t live 5 min.

  • The Holy Cow Farm – Maine USA

    Well Obama screamed yelled and demanded all through His campagaining that He will make a CHANGE in the USA; but He didn’t give any details of what He meant by CHANGE!!! Now we all know that his CHANGE meant that He will sink the USA!!!!!!!

    Impeach Obama before He sinks the whole wide world… Or just knock Him off the map!!!!!!!!!!

    • Bigvinu

      Impeach him for what? It pains me to see the ignorance of people that think they can impeach their leaders because they do not share their same political views. Impeachment is a procedure to violation of the law by a federal official, not because you disagree with him.

      • Conservative


        You asked a stupid question “Impeach him for what? It pains me to see the ignorance of people…” I can’t believe you also call yourself a state-Democrat and national Independent.

        Do you know Obama has not showed his legitimate birth certificate, costs taxpayers trillions for bailout money and is not justified in taking over the automobile industry.

        Bigvinu, do you watch the news? Where have you been? And Are you too dumb to understand the danger of the current issues? I think it’s too complicate for you to understand otherwise you wouldn’t say such stupid thing.

        • http://yahoo sheila

          Obama gets what he wants all the time with no questions asked. Obama asked the Inspector General to back off his investigation of the Mayor of Sacramento,CA because he found out that the mayor was stealing millions of dollars and because the inspector didn’t Obama fired him. He doesn’t have the authority to do this, so hopefully this won’t stand, oh by the way the mayor is a Obama supporter! Obama used his power to fire the CEO of the auto industry, what do you call this, I’ll tell you-it;s called extortion!!! Has the government told anyone that the American tax payers are footing the bill for the defence of terrorist they are bringing into our country with no handcuffs or shackles! We the people better wake up before it’s too late!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Tina

          Not to mention the fact that he tried to fire the inspector general within a day when the law demands that he give 30 days notice and an explanation of why he was to fire him to Congress. He has only told Congress that he plans to fire him without giving a single reason as to why he has came to this decision. This is also a crime because he is not abiding by the laws that are set in place to keep the inspector general’s independent and unbiased when investigating incidents. I believe that it has everything to do with the inspector investigating his good friend and supporter Mayor Johnson although Americorp is the ones who originally requested the investigation.

      • Robert

        To Bigninu ; Don’t forget malfeasance in office. If you haven’t recognized the mistake you made, backing BO, you’re not very bright.

      • Doris

        Yes he needs to be got out of the white House before we all are blown up by his foreign buddies that he is trying to rub noses with,.
        He is taking our country down the tube, with his Healt care and carbon tax and all the taxed he is inflicting up on us The American people.
        So yes what ever way it can be done needs to be done STAT!

      • jeff

        it has nothing to do with political views obama has lied about everything his transparency is to say what he wants and do the opposite he is a lier and gets away with it because most people are too stupid to listen

      • shipley130

        The impeachment calls are about more than a disagreement over beliefs. Obama and his government is weilding power in the manner that communists and facists have in the past. There are unanswered questions about his eligibility to hold the office of the US president. I lean a bit to the conservative side of politics, but if he had run as a Republican, I would still harbor the same opinions about Obama’s actions.

      • http://nowebsite Minnie

        Seems to me he has broken a lot of them.

    • jon

      Omama,all of his crowies were to up the consititution and that is enough to put them OUT!!! ENOUGH SAID!!!! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND!!!

  • We the PEOPLE

    CHANGE – the majority of the poeple voted for CHANGE. based on the forefathers of this Country the President of the United States has a role to LEAD in the efforts to Secure our borders and help keep our roads intact and safe THAT IS IT. This country has become not the United States but rather United Socialism. Our FREEDOM is almost gone, the Chinese are laughing at us and our enemies are rubbing their hands together ploting their next move. What have we done, RISE up Americans the time has come – the way of life you once knew is CHANGING right before your eyes.
    My father told me as a young teenager, follow your dreams, work hard and become successful during your journey. Our forefathers gave us that opportunity and I WILL Continue to follow my dreams but the CHANGE of the majority of poeple have chosen needs to be STOPPED. WE ARE THE POEPLE and the politicans work for you -NOt the other way around.

    • http://yahoo sheila

      Obama has never explaned what changes that is going to happen, it will be the constitution and all the ammendments,especialy freedom of speech. Obama told the Attorney General to stop people who oppose him and he did’t care how he does it. Obama doesn’t like Fox News because they tell the truth about his latest antics that he doesn’t want known until he has already done the damage and it’s to late to do anything about it. Think about it, everything he does, it has to happen with great speed! Obama said that he would not tolerate anyone causing a delay to health care reform because he does what ever he wants no matter what the american think. We had better wake up soon, all the government is asleep and nobody is standing watch. With great speed,we will be ruled by a dictator!

    • shipley130

      I have read on World Net Daily that the Kenyan people (even ex-pat Americans living in Kenya) are laughing at us because they know that Obama was born in Kenya. The article didn’t break this fact down too far, but I’m sure they are laughing because we are supposed to have probably the best press/news sources in the world and we can’t figure out the true birthplace of Obama. I’m happy to hear that US lawmakers have proposed to ensure that all future presidential candidates are properly vetted for eligibility and I demand that Obama is subjected to this if he runs in 2012.

  • Ben (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

    Welcome ya’all, to the USA National Fascist Federal Indian Reservation!
    The Barry Soetero, Yes We Can, Change, a Negro from Kenya, Africa, ( I want to see an Official Birth Certificate signed by the attending Physician of Hawaii, not some computer generated Certificate of Live printout), disguised as B.H.O. conceived by an promiscuous 18 year old, before marriage
    ( Ann Durham Stanley ) Commie Babe, BHO born out of Wedlock and abandoned by his African Pappy. Do some research, ya’all. BHO is a congenital liar, narcisstic, hauteur, miscreant, a political malfeasance. Obama’s
    redistribution of wealth is blatantly progressive taxation, and progressive taxation is Communism. Don’t be querulous, 2010 will be your opportuninty to bring about “Change”
    remove the violators of the U.S. Constitution from both parties, Dems and Reps. Legislations, Executive Orders, Presidential appointed Czars, etc, can all be repealed, abrogated or annuled, by Congressional elected officials that have the courage, patrotism, and the belief in what Americ is and what ” We The People ” means. The Choice is yours, or you will reap what you sow! “Custer Died for Your Sins.” With a lot of help from the BUFFALO SOLDIERS !

    • JusWondering

      Ben (Wild Indian In action)
      Maybe all you said is true, but there was only One that died for our sins & that One, is Jesus Christ. I want President Obama out of office as much as the next person. However, until or IF that happens, he’s already ruined our nation. We have written, emailed, signed petitions, Tea Parties, demonstrations, Town Hall Meetings & what does he say about it? Nada! Nor do our elected Congressmen & Senators. We already have two Muslims in our Congress or Senate. It’s all planned to go this way, by distraction while they search & destroy all of our rights & our Constitution to lead the way for the famous “One World Order.” Check it out on google. That’s why so many call him the Messiah…but there’s only ONE Messiah & that is Jesus Crhist. This kind of thing has been in the works for many, many yearsby th U.N. & other nations. JusWondering if anyone is aware of his connections to the U.N. in order to get this established as fast as possible? The U.N. is pressuring the U.S. to ratify the International Criminal Court System so they can try our military for war crimes on humanity & send them to foreign prisons for the rest of their lives! Our military will be under the control of the U. N & the U.N. Constitution will supercede ours! How do ya like that?

      • http://nowebsite Minnie

        There must be someway to get him and his Czars out of office!

  • s c

    WHAT is that odor? Is this best libs can do in the name of a best-and-brightest government? Common sense says that if these people are to be turned loose on an unsuspecting public, then let them move in with the nearest Obama ‘believer.’ WHAT could make a lib happier than to have an in-house terrorist? They could explain the big tent theory, tell them they’re automatically accepted as equals, they could vote, get an unsecured loan, get an education, drive a car and probably be entitled to social security and whatever else is available. Is there no problem libs can’t solve?

  • 13th Gen. American

    I love the saying “shoot them all and let God sort them out.” OK there you men in black….I personsaly am not going to shoot anyone. Its a joke.

  • Stokes

    Some Americans, primarily republicans, seem to forget and or simply ignore the fact that 911 happened on G.W. Bush’s watch. George and Company (GWB& Co.) having been clearly warned early 2001 chose to ignore those security memos which outlined the clear plan by Osama bin Ladin to attack the WTC, white house and or the pentagon. In two years Osama was “bin Forgotten” by GWB & Co. as they had other plans. The same groups of misinformed citizens still ignore the fact that GWB & Co. lied us into an illegal assault/war on Iraq (who had nothing to do with 911) and thereby became the single largest and certainly most successful recruitment of terrorists who now threaten us. This same group of war mongers, GWB & Co. also sanctioned illegal torture which was done everywhere but in our back-yard in a vain attempt to hide and or cover up our actions and through that have filled up detention centers such as Guantanamo.
    Point is GWB & Co. have created this damned mess in our name (USA) and now the situation requires someone with the brains and the courage to clean up after these degenerates, someone who can make Change happen and that man is our president Barak Obama.
    As long as people continue to listen to republican shills such as Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Beck et al they shall forever remain misinformed. Good night, Good luck and don’t forget to change the channel…. you actually learn something.

    • s c

      I’d like to have answers to 3 topics. First, Bubba Clinton was warned about terrorist threats to the US (and he blinked. wasn’t Clinton in office before GB?). Second, if you think we shouldn’t be in Iraq/Afghanistan, then your god-sent leader shouldn’t be acting like GB, and miring us in that part of the world for the next 10-20 years. Third, is beheading more compassionate and pc? If you think this current batch of ‘leaders’ has answers that will help America be a better/safer country, then Mary Poppins and Peter Pan must be part of this administration. America doesn’t deserve this insanity.

    • Robin, Arcadia, IN

      You cannot be serious? How are you so blinded? This man, who became our president under false pretenses, is ruining America! He had no prior experience, and believe me, it shows! He is running wild with power. Firing CEO’s and attorney generals that he doesn’t like. Our country is going to have a hard time rallying back from this mess he is creating, but I do believe that we will rally back. I believe that people are in disbelief to what is happening. Real Americans, whether they be Democrat, Republican, or third party are in shock and appalled as to what is happening. It is going to be a hard road back, but a lot of people are beginning to see more clearly as Obama’s real agenda emerges!

    • Juanita

      Re torture, I suppose you prefer abortion to waterboarding?

      When you mentioned the “same group of war mongers, GWB & Co.,” you forgot to add President Clinton, Pelosi, Kerry, Kennedy, and the whole Clinton administration, who threatened war with Iraq BEFORE and AFTER President Bush became president, (BTW, 9/11 happened only 8 months into Pres. Bush’s presidency, and he therefore received all the following info from Clinton and Co. So why don’t YOU learn something:

      “One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
      President Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
      “[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
      Letter to President Clinton, signed by Sens. Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others Oct. 9, 1998
      “Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
      Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998.
      “We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.
      “Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
      Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002.
      “We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
      Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002.
      “The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
      Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002.
      “I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force– if necessary– to disarm Saddam Hussein because I b elieve that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002.
      “[W]ithout question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real …”
      Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003.

      • 13th Gen. American

        Great great post. Thanks. Im to lazy to go collect them all and I cant quote exactly so Im saving this and passing it along to my friends. Thanks

    • Christine

      Ok, here we go again, with the blame Bush thing. I love it! If all else fails, blame the other guy before ya. BS pure and simple. Who was the guy before the guy, before the guy? Clinton? Yaeh that’s the guy. I think Obama has the Clinton’s in his Administration now, yeah that Hillary lady. We are going to see the same thing that went on in Clinton’s Admin, happen again in this one. Obama has the arrogance and the fortitude to be a player like Bill. Michele is smart like Hillary. But because power is a big motivator, even if he does play on her, she’ll most likely play the forgiving game with him. Just like Hillary. We have the same thing going on— turn the other cheek, lie if we get caught, “if I can’t see u, u can’t see me” , and the biggest one of all—ignore it and it will go away.
      Yep, we’re in for some of the same folks. We have a Change comming alright, it’s on it’s way for sure. Who ya gonna blame this time? George W. Bush?

    • shipley130

      I was on active duty Air Force in the Operations side of the house during the Clinton years. During the Clinton years, we talked about the dangers of Bin Laden ALL THE TIME. The liberals (democrats, socialists, commies) would have had a shit fit if we went after Bin Laden, regardless of a Clinton or Bush government. Even after the Kobar Towers Bombing in 1995 and the embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, the Clinton government sat on their ass. It took the WTC disaster to get all Americans behind the fight. It’s unfortunate that America has to have a tragedy before we take military action. Our enemies can always count on that. If you can blame both sides of the political aisle for 9/11, I will certainly back your opinion, but just blaming GW is telling a half-truth.

    • Roberto Salazar

      Another liberal moron overdosing on Kool-aid… Nothing here to see folks.

  • RightByNature

    Stokes, you sound just like the mainsteam media. They all sound like a broken record and you are repeating them. You seem to be such an authority on Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter, Beck, etc. but I doubt if you’ve ever listened to any of them. If you would listen to them with an open mind, you might realize how duped you’ve been by the media. As far as torture, do you think we should use the same torture techniques as the terrorists – you know, behead people and hang their bodies from bridges? Or if that doesn’t do it for you, maybe you’d prefer to see video’s where they actually slit a captives throat. After all, that’s much more humane than waterboarding. It’s amazing how well all libs play the blame game. Since January, Obama has racked up so much debt that it will take years and years to pay back. Yes, Bush foolishly signed for the first money but if I recall correctly, Congress Democrats were really pushing for it saying that it had to be done right now or the sky was going to fall. By the way, you do realize that Congress was run by the democrats for the last two years of Bush’s term. You would do well to look beyond the media and do a little research on your own. It’s very easy to find out the facts if you’re willing to take the time and do the research. You’d be much more informed if you stopped listening to the media bash prior administrations and really look at how destructive this administration is to this country. Oh, but you’ll eventually find out the reality of it all when your wallet gets hit. I love my country and my loyalty is to it above any president. Presidents come and go and I don’t want to give any of them the power to destroy what American’s have fought for through the years. You would do well to wean yourself from the Kool Aid because you sound like your body is so saturated with it that it is pouring from every orifice in your body. I would ask that you be aware and really listen and make your own conclusions rather than letting the media do it for you. You may surprise yourself and realize you don’t need their propaganda.

  • E

    Shot the SOB and burn his body for Iraqi TV to see and then tell the world this is what happens to the enemy, period

  • JohnH

    Send this to Nancy P. house, she will like them in her area. You can use the court house in washington, prosecute them with the rest of the crooks.

  • Brenda

    Maybe we should send all the “detainees” to Washington D.C.????

  • HP

    I wonder — has anyone actually read the Declaration of Independence lately. It actually encourages the American citizens to remove their government if it starts to act in a tyrannical fashion. This current administration is the most out of control, anti-American regime I have witnessed in over 65 years and I am meeting more and more faithful, sensible patriotic citizens than ever before who want this crazed socialistic crowd in Washington removed. Fox News is probably right. We may be about to witness the first revolution in the US in our lifetimes.

  • HP

    Here is part of that script…

    “A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

  • DixieConnie

    I don’t understand, if the detainees are going to be transferred, WHY? Aren’t they in a good place right now. Why do they have to be transferred?

  • egw

    The people that do not know what we can start with by impeaching him. Have you thought about all the private companies he has given tarp money to & now won’t let them pay it back. Why? Because he likes having power over them. He also wants to tell private companies how much to pay their CEO’s. He scared people so bad that they passed a 787B bill that no one knows what is in it. Now he is trying to scare the American people by saying we have to let the government run our Health Care or we are going to be in serious trouble.He has embarrased all Americans by apologizing for us. We are proud Americans that do not think we need anybody apologizing for us, especially the President. This man is so arrogant that he stated we are a Muslim nation & we are not a Christian nation. Where does this man get off? Telling lies about us, insulting us & insulting the people going to the town hall meetings & the tea parties. These are all kinds of people & not all just Republicans, but also, Democrats & Independents. He & Pelosi insult the people all day long proving they think they are superior to us. Do you like all those superior congressmen & senators looking down their nose at you? Him giving away our tax payer dollars to crush their autos & buy new autos has made Japan very happy.


    Eric Holder and this Newly Selected are incapable of exhibiting one ounce of common sense in this entire matter, it is a matter of fulfilling an agenda and paying off the left. hese are not American citizens, they have no Constitutional rights and they were captured on foreign soil in a combat area. GITMO is a secure place and it is U.S. territory by treaty, it is a legitmate place and a humane place to keep these muderous thugs and they get far better tax paid treatment than they deserve. This adminstration is composed of five thumbs.
    O.B.A.M.A. One Big As* Mistake America

  • Cecilia

    Ahmed Ghailani has been transferred to New York for the reason House Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio Republican) has mentioned: as “the first step in the Democrats’ plan to import terrorists into America.” I believe that Ghailani is going to be sentenced to death (giving him the “hero” status for jihadists) in order to make Americans believe that if other terrorists are brought to the USA, they will be put to death as well. However, it is just another way to deceive the American people. These terrorists are here to stay – they are already radical muslim’s cells infiltrated in the country patiently waiting to attack us again. Part of the strategy is to destroy the country from the inside, by inicially creating internal chaos as we see it today. Obama is pro-Muslim no pro-American (people all over the world knows it, but Americans, because the media has covered up for him all alone). Remember my words.

    • Milt

      Dito; you are so right—but think about this, he got into office by the vote of alot of Republican’s that turned on their own party. They are the one’s we need to deal with. I hope by now they see the light and what it’s going to be like until he’s gone.

  • Donna

    If obama makes all the illegals legal they will vote for him in 2012. We won’t need to wait and hope to stop him after that. With those millions more votes he’ll be able to do anything he wants to do.
    This was on Internet News. Sure seems to be true. Quite a big change for all of us and we’d better get used to it and much more.

    With his health care holy war, President Obama is sending America at least 10 messages since taking office:

    1. I win; you lose.
    2. My will; not the will of the people.
    3. Government of Obama, by Obama, for Obama; not government of the people, by the people, for the people.
    4. Corrupt House rules and autocracy; not play by the rules and democracy.
    5. “I’ll tread on you” now steps on “Don’t tread on me.”
    6. “I, the president”; not “We, the People.”
    7. “All men are created equal” but I am more equal than others.
    8. “The dissent of the president” overrules “the consent of the governed.”
    9. “Give me tyranny and give me debt” replaces “Give me liberty or give me death.”
    10. “That government is best which governs most” supersedes “That government is best which governs least.”

    Read up on the manifesto of his friends and mentors. They all speak of take from the rich, do away with our freedoms and much more. He is changing us quickly to be what he/they want. We will regret not doing anything about it.

  • sex

    thanks a lot main main archivee


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