Obama sneaks Somali terrorist into U.S. over July 4 weekend for civilian trial

Why are Obama and Holder granting Islamic terrorists all the rights of an American citizen? With the ACLU already on the case, is it possible a sympathetic jury or a technicality – say Obama detaining and interrogating Warsame on a Navy ship for two months –  could set this jihadist free? In the U.S.?

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Somali man suspected of assisting al Qaeda was held abroad on a U.S. Navy ship for questioning for over two months without being advised of any legal rights, an administration official said.

The man, identified as Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, was brought to New York City on July 4 to face charges in a U.S. criminal court.

He appeared in a New York court on Tuesday morning and pleaded not guilty to providing material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Somali group Al Shabaab, prosecutors in Manhattan said on Tuesday.

Warsame was arrested in April by the U.S. military in the Gulf, he was questioned about anti-terrorism “for intelligence purposes for more than two months” before being read his Miranda rights, the prosecutors said in a statement.

Miranda rights entitle suspects to a lawyer and the right to remain silent.

He was questioned by interrogators from the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group and the U.S. military, according to an administration official.

via Obama plays hide the Somali – Washington Times.

Congress needs to limit terrorist access to U.S. legal system

President Obama is extending full constitutional due-process rights to a Somali terrorist. This sets a troubling precedent. Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame was captured sometime in April on a boat traveling between Yemen and Somalia. He was detained on board a U.S. warship for two months and interrogated by intelligence officials. He reportedly revealed a great deal of valuable information regarding his connections to the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group and the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. So far, so good.

The world first heard of Mr. Warsame when he appeared on U.S. soil facing a nine-count federal indictment in the Southern District of New York. After his first series of shipboard interrogations, he was handed over to FBI agents who read him a Miranda warning and commenced a fresh round of questioning, seeking to build a federal criminal case. There is no evident compelling reason for Mr. Warsame to be given a civil trial. He is not a major terrorist leader, and he did not conduct operations on U.S. soil or against U.S. citizens. He is accused of “providing support” to al-Shabab and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which could describe any other member of those organizations. The Obama administration seems to have taken this step only to establish a precedent for more such trials.

The Warsame indictment is an end run around Congress, which last year voted to bar the transfer of terrorist detainees to the United States for trial or any other purpose. The 2011 National Defense Authorization Act stipulated that no Department of Defense funds “may be used to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions” any detainee who “is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States” and was held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In his Jan. 7 signing statement, Mr. Obama called the restrictions “a dangerous and unprecedented challenge to critical executive branch authority to determine when and where to prosecute Guantanamo detainees, based on the facts and the circumstances of each case and our national security interests” and maintained that the “prosecution of terrorists in Federal court is a powerful tool in our efforts to protect the Nation and must be among the options available to us.” He pledged that his administration would “work with the Congress to seek repeal of these restrictions” and “seek to mitigate their effects.”

Because Mr. Warsame was never held at Guantanamo, the law as written does not apply to him. The administration secretly transferred the suspect to the United States without informing Congress, presenting the legislative branch with a fait accompli. This blindsiding tactic demonstrates a lack of good faith in abiding by the spirit of the law. It’s also a signal to Congress of the need for more expansive language to keep foreign terrorists out of American courts. The pending Detainee Security Act of 2011 would close the loophole by specifying that “no individual who is eligible for detention pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force may be transferred or released to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions.” Mr. Warsame’s may be the first such trial. It ought to be the last.

The ACLU claims this is certainly a civilian case based on the material support charge. Weren’t they opposed to the material support statute to begin with? If they are now in line with the material support concept, then they shouldn’t oppose it being used against anyone attempting to provide material support through the Hamas Flotilla.

Equally troubling: Obama’s terrorist ‘catch and release’ policy

The United States’ top special operations commander told Congress that because the United States has no place to hold captured terrorists we have simply been letting them go.  In his testimony, Adm. McRaven used the phrase “in many cases,” which seems to indicate that not only has this happened, but it has happened in numerous instances. Well, exactly how many al-Qaeda terrorists have been taken into U.S. custody on Navy ships and released by the Obama administration? Who are these terrorists? Where were they captured? Who decided to release them? Where were they released? And what has become of them since?

Also read Warsame: An Emerging New Model for Terrorism Cases?

OTBR: West calls for Eric Holder’s removal

18 Responses

  1. Its holders job to get him off. No unsympathetic Americans on this one.

  2. Obama has to go. While trying to throw a bone to the left wing, he’s making the US more unsafe by weakening provisions used in time of war, a war the US never sought to enter.

    Obama is trying to pretend we’re at peace for political gain in an election season.

    Meanwhile his administration handicaps the actual progress of the war we never sought to enter by hog tying those fighting it.

  3. Captain Hussein of the pirate ship “Demonrat” is out to set a Constitution changing precedent for trying international terrorists as US civilians it would seem.

    This man must be impeached. It must be done swiftly before he manages to bring down this Constitution before the 2012 elections.

    He an his notorious motley Islamist and Socialist crew are working feverishly behind the closed doors to accomplish, what Socialist Admiral George Soros wants, or his sailing allowance will be cut off and the captain and his entire crew will be adrift.

    It’s up to the US Congress to put a stop to these incessant raids on the US. They are destroying the country from within and the GOP is not fighting back hard enough.

    Perhaps there are GOP scoundrels in the Congress? If there are they should also be questioned for treasonous activities.

    A Joe McCarthy-style round-up should begin. The enemy is within the gates and they are stronger than ever. They are in the capitol and they are in the whitehouse.

    • Typical racist scum!
      He is obviously looking for a loop hole. Next thing you know he will start using “signing statements” to override congress. Kind of like dubya did over 700 times. Now that would be an impeachable offense. Talk about a traitor though, Obama sold weapons to our biggest enemy, Iran. Oh, wait, that was Reagan. Obama borrowed money from Osama bin Laden’s family to open an oil company. Oh, wait, that was dubya. Obama used our military to throw out a non-muslim dictator in Kuwait and turn it over to a Muslim dictator. Oh, wait, that was Bush senior. Well, that dang Obama pushed through a health care bill that helps every single American, I think that proves he’s a traitor. Everybody vote for Bachman!

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  5. A traitor – and his henchman Holder – sits boldly in the White House, openly conspiring with every enemy of the USA! When the political season beings, I pray that the GOP nominee will start asking the hard questions that will bring Ovomit’s loyalty into question and will shine the light on this very ugly cockroach (and his fellow ‘roach, Holder, too)!

    • Then you would want Bachmann… she knows what’s up. Romney (or Obama lite as I call him) doesn’t even think that sharia is here… he and Wrong Paul are WOEFULLY ignorant of what is going on!

      • Kelly,

        I really don’t get turned on by any of the GOP candidates.
        The closest I can see is Bachman. But I would love to see Allen West get in the race.

  6. Terrorists do not deserve any rights. obama & holder bring them here and try them in civilian court so they can be set free over here. obama and holder do this for the muslim brotherhood. The NAVY should of put a bullet in head when they caught him that way the case could be closed.

  7. Actions like ths lead me to suspect this guy obama realizes he is a one-term president. Why else would he pull such bone-headed, anti-American stunts?

  8. Why not LET THIS SAMOLI THUG LOOSE AND JAIL OBUUUMMMAA AND NUT JOB HOLDER INSTEAD. These two NUT JOBS have thrown the CONSTITUTION OUT THE WINDOW AFTER SWEARING TO PROTECT IT FROM ALL ENEMIES WITHIN AS WELL AS WITH OUT!!! LOCK AND LOAD.

    • Absolutely but Obama is a softy on Islamic terrorist and he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. What does all that say? He must be a muslim.

  9. It is good vs Evil…Satan vs GOD The true GOD will win this war with the King he installed, Jesus Christ.
    Man will never bring peace with their governments.They set up the League of Nations to bring peace and it failed. They set up the United Nations and it has failed.
    GOD with Jesus will bring peace and if your not with him,you will be gone. He is giving us time to do the right thing but the time is about up before he steps in.The Bible says if he does not step in “no flesh would be saved” flesh includes everyone and every living thing animals etc.

  10. MIRANDA RIGHTS;IS THIS MAN A NEW WORLD ORDER CITEZEN WITH NEW AND IMPROVED WORLD CITEZEN RIGHTS?HOW CAN A FORIEGN NATIONAL HAVE MIRANDA RIGHTS?…ONLY IF WE ARE AN EMPIRE GRANTING AUTOMATIC RIGHTS THAT USED TO BE REWSERVED FOR AMERICANS.HE IS EITHER A PRISONER OF WAR OR HE IS NOT;IF SO;A MILATARY COURT MUST CONVENE.SAID ACCUSED MUST BE TREATED REASONABLY WELL AND GIVEN COUNSEL………AMEWRICA IS TURNING INTO A THUG ……..AS GUILTY AS HE MAY BE HE MUST GET JURISPRUDENCE.;OBAMA IS GIVING HIM AMERICAN TREATMENTS;THIS IS ILLEGAL;REMEMBER THAT AS FAR AS OBAMA IS CONCERNED WITH THIS TERRORIST;BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.

  11. As far as I’m concerned anyone committing acts of piracy should be terminated on the spot, no questions asked or answered. End of discussion. They do not deserve legal counsel or a trial. Their actions find them guilty.

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