Bringing Terrorists to America: What Could Go Wrong?
How bad is the decision to embrace some of the world’s worst mass murderers and import them into America’s bosom? Let me count the ways.
1. Mr. Obama has decided to reward his home state by making Illinois the home of the biggest nest of terrorists this side of Tora Bora. Yes, the Obama has decided to bring the world’s worst terrorists to America.
A few years ago when the state was flush with money, they built a new state prison for $145 million. Then they ran into recession problems and didn’t have enough money to actually house prisoners – they are currently using about 10% of the prison’s capacity. Obama has agreed to purchase the prison from the state of Illinois.
Attorney General Eric Holder promises that they will pay to “harden” the prison making it, “the most secure prison in America.” Yeah, Gitmo is already Geneva Convention, and Red Cross approved; already hardened, It is the most secure prison in the world – we spent tens of $millions making it that way. No matter; the Obama plans to let it grow weeds while he spends more of your money hardening yet another prison right in the heart of America.
Today, Illinois officials and U.S. Senators were crowing about creating $1billion worth of jobs for Illinois residents, and they surely need that! They didn’t say much about duplicating what we already have in Gitmo. Heck, let’s create some more jobs!
1. Once these terrorists (and alleged terrorists) set foot on U.S. soil they get all the same rights you have. (You should be encouraged that you will be doing your part by footing the bill for $millions in legal fees provided at no cost for these animals.)
A failure to convict any of these guys would require that they be released into the U.S. population. Sure hope they stay in Illinois.
2. The 2005 Real ID Act bars aliens who have been members of terror organizations, or who have had training in terror camps from entering the U.S. Oh well, Mr. Holder will find a way around that. But that could set a precedent permitting more known terrorists into the U.S. couldn’t it?
3. The Obama administration already proposed the idea of releasing Gitmo guys into the U.S. population, and of course we couldn’t expect them to get by without knowledge of the language or any income so they would have to be given welfare benefits. How’s that hope and change working out for you? President Bush wanted to attack the enemy while they are on foreign soil to prevent them from coming to the U.S. Barack Obama trumpets the announcement that he wants to BRING the terrorists into the U.S. and roll the dice on whether or not they can be convected of criminal activity! Whole lot of change; not much hope.
4. Some U.S. judges will be sympathetic to detainees who have been held for years, and will be inclined to dismiss the charges on the basis that the prisoner’s (now) Constitutional right to a speedy trial has been denied, and set him free.
1. Most of the lawyers elbowing each other to try to defend these terrorists are ACLU radicals who use our legal system to ruin the country. (If you think I’m making it up, read about the founder Roger Baldwin.)
The ‘Blind Sheikh’ Omar Abdul Rahman was convicted of facilitating the 1993 World Trade Canter bombing and is serving time in a federal penitentiary. His defense lawyer Lynne Stewart is also serving time in the federal pen. (The ACLU represented her, but lost in federal court.)
She was convicted of passing messages from Rahman to his terrorist organization in Egypt – while he was in federal prison. She had unrestricted access to him as his lawyer.
Every one of the 200-odd detainees brought into the heart of our country will have numerous lawyers – each of whom will have unlimited access to their clients providing ample opportunity for more facilitation of terror in the U.S.
2. Obama and Holder say the federal system needs more beds anyway, and the prison in Illinois has 1600 of them. They are planning to house dangerous U.S. criminals in the same prison with some of the best terror recruiters in the world. What could go wrong?
Recruitment of disaffected, hardened, angry criminals will undoubtedly occur. Remember that communication between Jeremiah Denton, John McCain, and other prisoners occurred in Vietnam despite them being isolated from each other for years. Expect more domestic terror as a consequence of Obama’s stupid decision.
3. Recently Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber” terrorist who tried to blow up an airliner full of civilians by igniting explosives in his shoe was moved. Yes, he is serving time in a federal penitentiary after conviction, but he and his lawyer said Mr. Reid’s First Amendment rights were being violated because he couldn’t have communal prayer with other Muslim inmates. Do you think a federal judge would deny Gitmo detainees the same? Me either. Think of this as a growth opportunity.
4. Each of these terrorists (and alleged terrorists) Obama insists on bringing into our home will have access to Muslim spiritual leaders for counsel. Do you really think a federal judge will deny freedom of religion in a federal prison to a Muslim? Yeah, right.
This will also provide opportunity to facilitate communication between terror inmates since the spiritual leader will have access to more than one inmate. It will also give them the opportunity to carry messages into and out of the prison for the terrorists.
Without doubt many of the terrorists from Gitmo will be turned loose into the U.S. population. This is true because they can’t be convicted in a civilian court. They will not be given the right to face their accusers because the accusers are CIA undercover agents, or other undercover law enforcement personnel. In addition, none of these terrorists were given their Miranda warnings, and the U.S. government will refuse to testify if it means that sources or methods will be compromised.
Obama says these problems can be handled by conducting certain prosecution witnesses interrogation in camera. How stupid! Would you expect secrecy when you have radical lawyers sitting in the room to defend their clients?
If you can’t provide prosecution witnesses because they fear for their life; and you can’t reveal how the prosecution got the information; and if you can’t prove that the defendant was warned about his (now) Constitutional right to not testify against himself; and if you can’t show how some of the information was generated because of enhanced interrogation, how can a jury find for the prosecution? Many of these guys will not be convicted.
There will be some of the detainees who will never even have charges brought against them because the evidence that they were engaged in terrorist activities is insufficient to prove in a civilian trial. They will be released into the U.S. population because that is what the court will require.
Granting radical lawyers access to some of the world’s worst criminals; putting these terrorists in the company of deadly, angry criminals permitting conversion; and permitting the terrorists to ‘pray’ together because a denial of it would violate their (now) Constitution right is a recipe for disaster. You will see terror recruitment and terrorists activities increase in the U.S. During the election next year you will have the chance to respond to the political party who thinks we are better off with terrorists IN the U.S. instead of somewhere else.