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A federal judge has tossed out most of the government’s evidence against a terrorism detainee on grounds his confessions were coerced, allegedly by U.S. forces, before he became a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan also said the government failed to establish that 23 statements the detainee made to interrogators at Guantanamo Bay were untainted by the earlier coerced statements made while he was held under harsh conditions in Afghanistan.

The judge said the government presented medical records about the detainee’s debilitating physical and mental condition that confirm his claims of harsh treatment during the 40 days he spent in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Despite Hogan’s concerns about the 23 statements, the judge relied on other evidence and three statements Al Madhwani made to a military tribunal and a review board to conclude that he trained, traveled and associated with members of al-Qaida, including high-level operatives.  On those grounds, the judge ruled he is legally detained.


Kentucky’s Answer to Unconstitutional Federal Actions

American Thinker

By Daniel Baker

There is indeed nothing new under the sun. The answer to the federal government’s current expansion far beyond the limits set by the Constitution lies in Thomas Jefferson’s response to the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. The Sedition Act blatantly ran afoul of the First Amendment by forbidding any speech against the government. It stated in part.

And be it further enacted, That if any person shall write, print, utter or publish … writings against the government of the United States, … then such person, being thereof convicted … shall be punished by a fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, and by imprisonment not exceeding two years.

Over the course of the past two hundred and twenty-two years, we have forgotten many of the basic principles that were fresh in Thomas Jefferson’s mind when he drafted the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798. These resolutions lay out the proper response to the federal government’s unconstitutional actions and are quoted in the sections below.

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While We Slept the Commies Crept

Right Side News

Are you interested how and why the Democratic Party was taken over by 1960s Communist radicals? Watch and listen to former radicals David Horowitz and Pat Caddell discuss the interplay of Communism and George Soros’ engineering of the theft of American freedom and the contribution of Al Capone to Sal Alinsky and the Chicago machine in this illuminating video What Are We Up Against.

Until Obama took office most conservatives were pretty content with their lives in America and America itself. Because if we were not we would of been fighting tooth and nail to changes things, which is the point that we are at now as the Commies are past the gate and have taken control of our government.

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Legal Challenge to Hillary Clinton Appointment

Right Side News

Judicial Watch has taken a lawsuit challenging Hillary Clinton’s constitutional eligibility to serve as Secretary of State to the United States Supreme Court. On December 31, 2009, we officially filed our appeal. (Actually, the technical term for our court filing is a “Jurisdictional Statement,” which you can read in its entirety here).

It has been almost a year since we originally filed this lawsuit against the Clinton appointment on behalf of Foreign Service Officer David C. Rodearmel. Here’s the crux of our argument:

The Ineligibility Clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits Clinton from serving as Secretary of State and Mr. Rodearmel cannot be forced to serve under the former U.S. Senator, as it would violate the oath he took as a Foreign Service Officer in 1991 to “support and defend” and “bear true faith and allegiance” to the Constitution of the United States.

Here’s why: The Ineligibility Clause clearly states: “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time.” However, as Judicial Watch notes in its complaint, “the ‘compensation and other emoluments’ of the office of the U.S. Secretary of State increased during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure in the U.S. Senate, including as many as three times during the second, six-year term to which she was elected.”

Unfortunately, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court dismissed Judicial Watch’s lawsuit on October 29, 2009, ruling that Mr. Rodearmel lacked “standing” to bring the lawsuit. However, the court did not address the constitutional merits of the lawsuit itself. We hope the Supreme Court will.

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Obama’s “pro-terror” Security Plan

Canada Free Press

By JB Williams  Friday, January 8, 2010

So as not to offend any of his Muslim brethren who paid for his college education and much of his presidential campaign, Obama rejects “terror profiling” the very common traits of Middle Eastern men most likely to travel with a bomb in their shorts in favor of the TSA treating everyone at an airport like a potential terrorist.

And although the intelligence community did its job, and the fact is, it was Hillary Clinton’s State Department, which sat on the knowledge that a Yemen member of Al Qaeda was about to board a commercial flight for Detroit with a bomb in his underwear, Obama uses the Christmas Bomber opportunity to take another swipe at the CIA – a swipe that Leon Panetta was fast to rebuff.

Despite the fact that Abdulmutallab climbed aboard a US bound plane at a foreign airport, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sees placing 300 new imaging machines at US airports as the solution. 300 imaging machines at US airports would not have stopped Abdulmutallab, who didn’t climb aboard that plane at a US airport. But Janet’s agency is far more concerned with “potential domestic terrorist” (aka, those opposed to Obama’s Marxism) than folks like Abdulmutallab. Hence, 300 new scanners for US airports.

Meanwhile, Eric Holder has assured the Fruit of the Loom bomber his day in a US criminal court, complete with US civil rights and a taxpayer-funded dream team of lawyers that will surely get his charges reduced to jay-walking before this circus is over.

The clear increase in potential terror attacks from “the religion of peace” has given no pause to Obama’s intentions to release his friends from Club Gitmo, and bring them to US soil where US lawyers paid for by US taxpayers can make certain that America, the DOD and the CIA, pay for their crimes against the terrorists who have allegedly been abused (water-boarded) during their “unconstitutional” detention.

But just in case you think that Obama isn’t tough on terror, just look at how he is going after “domestic terrorists” caught doing their job within the US Military. Military courts are fine for our soldiers, but not for terrorists, if your last name is Obama or your first name is Osama.

That’s because according to Janet Napolitano, American soldiers (aka, potential domestic terrorists) present a greater threat to the Marxist agenda underway in DC. Foreign terrorists actually help the agenda by keeping the average citizen focused on the foreign enemy so that they hardly notice the enemy within…

Those who might “resist” Obamunism are far more dangerous than those willing to help Obamunism by keeping the American people engaged in self-defense, while the people responsible for providing a common defense train their guns upon “resisters of the revolution.”

What a country these days…huh!

Not too long ago, a white paper was declassified which contains the following warnings –

“Al Qida (misspelled in the briefing) is not some narrow, little terrorist issue that needs to be included in broader regional policy. Rather, several of our regional policies need to address centrally the transnational challenge to the US and our interests posed by the Al Qida network.

Al Qida is the active, organized, major force that is using a distorted version of Islam as its vehicle to achieve two goals; 1) to drive the US out of countries from Morocco to Indonesia; 2) to replace moderate western regimes with extremist theocracies along the lines of the Taliban.”

This white paper was not written by the “warmongering” Bush Administration to an incoming Obama administration. It was written on January 25, 2001 for the incoming Bush Administration, by none other than Clinton official, leftist anti-Bush hero, Richard A. Clarke.

Yet here we are in 2010, with an administration that refuses to recognize the very real fact that walking away from the “transnational” war on Islamic terror will not end the war on terror, it will only bring that war to our own planes and streets.

Clark’s report went on to say – “Al Qida affects centrally our policies on Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, North Africa and the GCC. Leaders in Jordan and Saudi Arabia see Al Qida as a direct threat to them.”

Less than nine months after this report was written, 3000 American citizens died on September 11, 2001. Like it or not, the Bush administration national security adjustments made in the wake of 9/11/01 kept the nation safe from further attack through the end of their term in office.

Nine years later, under a new “terror friendly” Obama regime, we find average American citizens having to risk life and limb to thwart terror attacks on US planes, under an administration that is more concerned with anti-Obama resisters than well-known Islamic terrorists.

Treating American soldiers and Tea Party goers like “enemies of the state” while affording known enemies of the state common criminal benefits of the doubt, is no accident. Even Obama, Pelosi and Reid are not that ignorant of reality. Even common leftists know that turning the other cheek with Islamic terrorists will simply get more innocent civilians killed.

So, we are left to ponder what the real purpose of a pro-terror security plan is really all about – what purpose it serves – who benefits from a spineless US security policy which lets terrorists roam free while keeping a close eye on domestic resisters of the Obama regime?

Rather than making any assumptions myself, I leave the answer to this question up to you.

But one thing is certain – Obama’s policy decisions will get more American citizens killed and when they do, Obama won’t be able to blame that on the Bush administration. It’s the Obama administration now and Obama will own the results of his policy decisions, all by himself.

Obama is a big boy playing a big boy’s game in a big boy world. Whatever happens from this moment forward, it is Obama’s legacy being written. Where’s Richard Clarke now?


Midwest bracing for heavy snow, wind chills of -50

AP News

DES MOINES – Snow was piled so high in Iowa that drivers couldn’t see across intersections and a North Dakota snowblower repair shop was overwhelmed with business as residents braced Thursday for heavy snow and wind chills as low as 50 below zero.

Frigid weather also was gripping the South, where a rare cold snap was expected to bring snow and ice Thursday to states from South Carolina to Louisiana. Forecasters said wind chills could drop to near zero at night in some areas.

Dangerously cold wind chills were anticipated in the Midwest overnight, including as low as 35 below in eastern Nebraska, minus 45 in parts of South Dakota and negative 50 in North Dakota, according to National Weather Service warnings.

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