Five Somali Christmas Eve Bomb-to-be Suspects Cleared by Dutch governmentRead more »
The FBI arrested Antonio Martinez, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, Wednesday and charged him with plotting to blow up a military recruitment center. There are two things about this case that make it particularly interesting to counterterrorism officials. The first is that Martinez appears to have been radicalized in the U.S. The second is that he is Latino. Latino converts to radical Islam have been connected to terrorism cases in this country with increasing frequency — and officials are trying to understand why.Read more »
Paul Begala said recently: “This is not a hope election, it’s a fear election. Since you don’t have your hero [Obama] on the ballot, make sure you have a villain.”
Playing on fear is exactly what’s happening. The political class of Versailles DC needs to give people a reason to need them. Because, really, We The People don’t need them. Take this recent terror threat; and just one weekend prior to the election.
The Supreme Court, finishing its first sitting of the new Term, agreed on Monday to hear a single new case, a plea by former U.S. Attorney General John D. Ashcroft for immunity to a lawsuit claiming he misused a federal law to detain terrorism suspects without charging them with a crime. The Court’s order marked the second time in the past two years that the Justices had stepped into a dispute centering on the Justice Department’s reaction to the “war on terrorism.” The last time led to a victory for Ashcroft in a case that then ended in lower courts.Read more »
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