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Rep. Marsha Blackburn works to PROTECT America from GITMO Detainees

by @ Monday, July 21st, 2014. Filed under 9/11, Gitmo, Guantanamo

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R, TN-7) has introduced H.R. 4836, the PROTECT Act, to criminalize the transfer of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to the United States. Congressman Frank Wolf (R, VA-10) co-sponsored the bill.
Rep. Blackburn explains in the video below why this legislation is necessary.

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Military Commission 9/11 murder and conspiracy charges to be resworn against KSM et al

We received tonight from the Office of Military Commssions that the charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four senior cohorts will be resworn Tuesday:
30 May 2011
2000 hours
Dear 9/11 Families,
We wanted to inform you that charges will be sworn tomorrow against Khalid Sheikh [...]

KSM trial non-decision angers 9/11 family members; Obama ‘changes’ stance on Gitmo tribunals

I participated in yesterday’s White House conference call briefing to 9/11 family members; they provided us nothing new as to when or where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his lieutenant co-conspirators would be tried.
The Washington Times reported this morning:
Debra Burlingame, co-founder of 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America and a board member of [...]

Try KSM and al Nashiri at Gitmo now for their war crimes

President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder believe the enemy has Constitutional rights. So far, the Supreme Court has not agreed with that assertion. We should put the theories to the test by trying al Nashiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at Gitmo now.
When Holder brought Ghailani to federal court for trial, he did [...]

WSJ: ‘officials’ say military commission at Gitmo for KSM

Yesterday, the Wall Street Street Journal reported:
Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday a decision is near on where to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other confessed plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. A key New York lawmaker flatly ruled out Mr. Holder’s earlier choice of federal court in New York City as a [...]

Did North Carolina voters ask liberal Bob Etheridge ‘Who are you?’

Election night results in the four North Carolina ‘toss up’ races
Congressman Bob Etheridge’s grabbing a “reporter” by the arm and striking him in the head this past June likely contributed to his apparent defeat in the midterm election. (Etheridge has stated he will ask for a recount if the vote is within one percent after [...]

Vote out those House Democrats who flip-flopped to give KSM a civilian trial (Updated)

Updated, 4:55 a.m. Eastern. Nov 25:
While the win-loss tally for the Gitmo switchers was close to an even split, the Democrats lost the House and their vote to bring terrorists into U.S. federal courts for trial contributed to that loss.
In addition, a significant number of House Democrats who consistently voted to bring Gitmo [...]

Holder holding KSM death penalty hostage for 9/11 civilian trial? (Update: plug these other damn holes!)

One April 21, 2010, I took issue with this (now repeated) assertion by Attorney General Eric Holder before the Senate Judiciary Committee:
ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Yes. In an Article III court, a person can plead guilty to a capital offense; that is not allowed in a military commission.
In fact, 949i(b) of the Military Commissions Act [...]

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