9/11 Terrorist Suspects to be tried in New York City

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Khalid Shaikh MohammedIn the New York Times this morning we find out that Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, has decided that five alleged plotters of the 9/11 massacre in New York City, Arlington, Virginia and ultimately in a Pennsylvania fallow field are to be tried in federal court. That story is here.

Here is an article discussing the unparalleled legal problems that come with such a trial for Khalid Shaikh Muhammed, the alleged mastermind of the murders.

Here is a story on how this decision to try these people in New York has divided the families of those victims.

Here is a story on the security measures that must be in place to surround the victims with a ring of safety that they allegedly stole from their alleged victims.

Here is an editorial on this decision and an explanation as to why this is the proper thing to do.

     

In Tokyo, Japan for an Asian Summit, the President of the United States, Barak Hussein Obama, has stated that close Chinese-American political and economic ties are not a threat to anyone and are a bulwark for freedom. That story is here. 

In that summit he also stated that the USA will seriously study Japan’s wish to move the Marine Base off Okinawa, which has been a bone of contention between the two countries for generations. The story is here.

China made an announcement yesterday from Beijing that it wishes to hold onto Tibet for the same reason that the Federal Government wanted to hold onto the Southern States during our Civil War. The Chinese claim that the Tibetans held slaves. That story is here.

Here is a story on the Obama Administration’s plans to give legal status to up to 12 million illegal immigrants.

Here is a very interesting story that almost all Americans can relate to – it is about the credit card scams run by your bank involving large fees for essentially doing….nothing. That story is here. The New York Times is calling for an end to this rape of the American wallet by the American bank.

Here is a poignant editorial by Bob Herbert on how the current economic ‘recovery’ from the Great Recession is once again in our history, leaving the poor and those of color behind. This is not a new story. What makes this so tragic is that these are the very same people that voted for change with this Administratin.

These people came out in droves for the Democrats last election cycle. They are not seeing improvement in their lives. 

In an AOL News story here with video we learn of an unemployed mother of five children living in Poway, California that has been arrested for possibly staging up to five bank holdups with a semi-automatic pistol.  Desperation is out there.

In a related story, we have an editorial here that claims that the Republican Party will make great gains at the polls in 2010.

Here is an editorial on the End of the World in 2012. The writer does not appear to have time for it….too much to do yet. I sort of feel the same way.  How about you? 

In this article by BBC News, prisoner abuse claims by detainees lodged against British troops in Iraq are being investigated now by the British government.

In this article from the BBC we learn that Chile has been accused of trying to buy military secrets from a Peruvian officer concerning Peru’s military infrastructure. It is causing quite a stir in Latin America because Chile claims that it has no spies! Yeah. Uh huh.

I thought I had pretty much seen it all. I really did. But was I ever wrong!

In this piece we are told about an Italian Capuchin (Franciscan) friar who is no young man that is a ‘front man’ in a very successful Italian heavy metal group! I am not kidding. You have to see this video.

It real renew your Faith in….in….in whatever the hell it is you have Faith in! This has got to be seen!

Remember, get informed and stay informed. An informed veteran is a comfort to his friends and a danger to his adversaries.

CWO3 Tom Barnes, USCG (Ret.)

 

 

 

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