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That’s what we hear from many, most on a certain side of the political spectrum in this country as to those being held in the Guantanamo Prison. This is only one of the recruiting tools, there are now many, used by the criminal element known as ‘terrorist’ and for probably more then one group but the best known is the ghost enemy al Qaeda.
Most held for years in Gitmo have been released, this after renditions and imprisonment in secret prisons as well as Gitmo, many tortured during their captivity under the guise of seeking intelligence on the criminal terrorist element that knows no borders nor just one nation state.
Why is it we don’t hear anything from those same voices of so called defenders of this Country as to the War Criminals: The Monster Next Door? There is one well known ‘terrorist’ and living in this country for decades, more on him after the recent report as to the previous subject title.
I caught the story about this potential criminal to his country and the people of a few days back, with it was the following video report as well:
From the report:
Somali General Mohamed Ali Samantar
Foreign strongmen accused of rights abuses retire quietly in U.S. suburbs.
For many, mention of Somalia conjures images of a smoldering Blackhawk helicopter and AK-47-wielding pirates loaded onto an antique skiff.
What may not come to mind as quickly is the idea that the tipping point for Somalia’s downward spiral into an international no-go zone may have come decades before U.S. troops landed on a Somali beachfront in the mid 1990s. It may have come during the regime of military dictator Siad Barre.
Barre and the men under him have been accused by the United Nations of committing horrific war crimes throughout the ’70s, ’80s and early ’90s that the country is still reeling from.
But shockingly, along with refugees and victims of war crimes, some alleged war criminals themselves have emigrated to the United States, escaping retribution for the monstrous acts they may have committed at home.
“The issue here is whether Gen. Samantar is held to be subject to U.S. laws while he’s living in this country,” said Pamela Merchant, executive director of the CJA.
According the Merchant, Samantar is one of possibly 1,000 alleged war criminals living here in the United States. The CJA’s main mission is to hold the suspects responsible for the atrocities they are alleged to have committed in their foreign countries.
“I think the first time you realize that somebody’s living in your community that was responsible for serious human rights abuses, it can be shocking,” Merchant said.
“He was in charge of the military,” she said. “He was the person who could stop it.” >>>>>
Got that figure, some 1,000 alleged war criminals, of other countries, live here in the United States! They may not be subject to trial by the courts here for their alleged crimes against humanity done in their own countries under the brutal dictatorships they served!
Yet we grabbed people, supposedly and well used, off the battlefields of the occupied countries our soldiers are still being sent into. Thing is many were grabbed in places like Pakistan not a battlefield nor occupied until recently with drone attacks and the word soldiers were killed within those borders. Others were picked up from other countries many we don’t even know about because of the secret prisons in willing countries that practice torture!
Yet we don’t even hear crickets from the self proclaimed ‘Strong on National Defense’ crowd about these alleged criminals who have been immigrating here for decades under friendly terms!
Now more is finally coming forward about this particular brutal alleged human rights criminal, and guess what:
Virginia resident Mohamed Ali Samantar oversaw a reign of terror in Somalia. Will the Supreme Court grant him immunity?
Yep you read that correctly, reason I put it in bold so you wouldn’t miss it.
After catching this this morning I looked around abit, crickets were even silent on this, but there could still be found numerous replies to articles about the Austin terror attack defending the lilly white domestic criminal terrorist who went after the IRS and killed a brother ‘Nam Vet, little mention of the brother Vernon Hunter IRS worker.
Supporting an alleged war criminal’s bid to evade accountability is surely not a popular stance. But when the Supreme Court took up the case of Somali General Mohamed Ali Samantar last fall, an odd coalition of defenders emerged. Among them were the government of Saudi Arabia, various pro-Israel groups, and three former US attorneys general. At stake is whether foreign officials can be sued in US courts for human rights abuses, or whether they are protected by a swath of immunity that shields them from answering for even the most heinous acts. Supporters of Samantar’s position contend that if the Supreme Court rules against him, it could leave officials from Saudi Arabia, Israel, the US, and elsewhere vulnerable to an avalanche of lawsuits. And the case raises major foreign policy questions, particularly as the Obama administration wages an aggressive fight against terrorism around the world.
“He was the dictator’s enforcer,” says J. Peter Pham, the director of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy’s Africa Project. Samantar moved to the US in 1997 and for years has battled a lawsuit by alleged victims of the regime’s abuses-who collectively tell of torture, rape, extrajudicial killings, wanton imprisonment, and the abduction of family members who were never heard from again. Samantar’s lawyers argue that he’s immune from such suits under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), a 1976 law that, with some exceptions, protects countries (and any “agency or instrumentality” of those nations) from being sued in US courts. The high court will consider whether or not Samantar’s claim of immunity is valid when it hears oral arguments on March 3. (An attorney for Samantar did not respond to an interview request.) >>>>>
Many are arguing against Federal Trials of alleged and some all ready known to be criminal terrorist being held in Guantanamo especially within the borders of the United States, yet this accused brutal being is given a Supreme Court date to find out if he can be held accountable for his alleged crimes and being sought by those he ordered them against who have also immigrated here to live in peace!
I’ve always wondered what happened to Saddams henchmen of torture and crimes, one of the many reasons given to invade and occupy, wonder if any are among the suspected thousand living here now.
Army Gen. David Petraeus, the Pentagon’s top commander of forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, said Sunday he still supports closing the prison camps at Guantanamo and is not troubled by President Barack Obama’s inability to do so by a Jan. 22 deadline.
Petraeus, answering questions on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, also said he did not believe that the use of Bush-era harsh interrogation tactics on captives taken in the ongoing U.S. military offensive in Afghanistan against the Taliban would produce better intelligence. >>>>>
Now at the same time the above started showing I ran across an older report that brought into the light one of our real long time known ‘criminal terrorist’ living comfortably here in the U.S. Trial against Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles Postponed Once More
February 24, 2007 The decision of judge Kathleen Cardone of postponing once again the trial against terrorist Luis Posada Carriles and to set May 20 as the day for the hearing
where the date will be determined has been described as the height of arrogance. Postponed
three times, the trial had been scheduled for March 1st.
Jean-Guy Allard explains that the terrorist’s defense lawyers want to justify Posada’s crimes based on the fact that he was following orders from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), while the Attorney General’s office affirms that the reference to these links is not pertinent to the study of the 11 charges presented, which means a chain of time-wasting procedures during which the criminal enjoys freedom.>>>>>
Posada has more lives then twenty cats, lived very well and comfortably for many years in the U.S. then finally arrested after it was once again brought to light that he was here and safe and sound, back in the bush jr. years. Many suspect, who’ve followed this, that he was being protected by the sr bush and those around him, from even before the Reagan years. Much has been written about Posada but little in the so called mainstream.
And a more recent report:
February 20, 2010
Posada is accused of perjury and obstruction of justice in the case of the attacks on Cuban hotels in 1997 and lying to the immigration authorities about his illegal entry into the US in 2005
The former CIA operative, who has bragged of masterminding the bombing of a civilian Cuban airplane in 1976 that killed 73 persons, lives in Miami, Florida.
Posada and another Cuban exile, Orlando Bosch >>>>>
And from where else Miami:
February 23, 2010
Luis Posada Carriles
Inside a festooned clubhouse in Westchester, a handsome 82-year-old in a dark suit smiles and points an index finger skyward. Though light is dim, his blue eyes, bushy gray brows, and estimable paunch are evident. Speaking quietly to a few sycophants, he appears a typical senescent guajiro, with one exception: His arms, chest, and jaw are covered with scars, the result of assassins’ bullets.
He’s Luis Posada Carriles, Cuban exile hero, ex-CIA agent, and legendary terrorist.
The alleged murderer of at least 74 innocents will go on trial soon in Texas, though a judge last week delayed the case. Watch for it. If he’s found innocent, it will signal the government’s ineptitude, hypocrisy, and corruption. And even if there’s a conviction, the penalty will likely be minimal, and the effect on the upcoming trial of the 9/11 killers could be significant. >>>>>
Want to find out more about our Legendary Friend and Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles you can find it here and in other search results you might want to do, or you can wait for the many writings that will be sure to come if he does ever go to trial, they’ll probably be from all the same sources and in replies we’ve been seeing to many’s new hero the Austin ‘domestic criminal terrorist’ who flew his quarter million dollar plane into the IRS office building after evading taxes for years and killed our ‘Nam brother Vernon Hunter in his twilight years after retiring with twenty years military service and still serving at the IRS setting up easy payments for those who fell behind in their tax payments.