OUTRAGEOUS: 2000 Cole-bombing charges dropped by order of Obama


USS Cole Damage after terrorist bombing in 2000

USS Cole Damage after terrorist bombing in 2000

Several days ago, Obama signed an executive order ordering military commission halted until further review of Guantanamo and its operations.

I believe this is the last of the military commission trials that were pending out of Gitmo to be dropped. The charges against the 2000 Cole bombing suspect have been dropped on Obama’s orders. Apparently, the suspect will still be held and could be tried again at a later date, but the case was in progress and eight years after the bombing there is still no justice for the families of those murdered by terrorists in a Yemen port.

From YahooNews:
The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there. The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said Crawford dismissed the charges against al-Nashiri without prejudice. That means new charges can be brought again later. He will remain in prison for the time being.

“It was her decision, but it reflects the fact that the president has issued an executive order which mandates that the military commissions be halted, pending the outcome of several reviews of our operations down at Guantanamo,” Morrell said late Thursday night.

The ruling also gives the White House time to review the legal cases of all 245 terror suspects held there and decide whether they should be prosecuted in the U.S. or released to other nations.

When you really get down to brass tacks on this…..it appears to me that Obama would much rather appease his far-left, Bush Deranged supporters and “claim” he is for “our human value” than vie on the side of security and our military.

In reality, Obama can still look into the operations of Gitmo if he is hell-bent to do so, but in the interest of justice, security, and  the American victims of the thugs held in Gitmo, why not just continue the commissions already in progress?

Bottom line – To me Obama would much rather secure the “human rights” of America-hating thugs than to secure justice for the American people.  OH, and if he can appease his and the left’s hatred of Bush in the process then so be it!

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3 Responses

  1. The dismissal of the charges against the alleged bomber of the USS Cole may not be such a bad thing after all. The Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web Today (6 Feb) makes this argument among others:
    “This points to perhaps the biggest error the Bush administration made in its detention policy: placing a heavy emphasis on war-crimes trials–“bringing terrorists to justice”–as opposed to detention for the purpose of keeping them off the battlefield. The administration thereby invited comparisons with the civilian criminal-justice system, with its solicitous attitude toward the rights of the accused. The Bush administration’s law-enforcement mindset probably hindered national security, and almost certainly would have done so eventually without a change in policy.
    This is not to say the Obama administration might not fumble the ball intentionally to appease the Moslem victims of the great Satan (The U.S.) or unintentionally by taking these people to criminal trial to find out they are “not guilty” and then must be released. If we are looking at detaining ALL these murderers for a long period of time, it’s probably best not to give them trials but to hold/detain them as long as “hostilities” are ongoing, and that is a fairly pliable concept! Here we break new ground because hostilities are normally between sovereign states not a state on the one side and an amorphous group on the other.
    The proof is in the proverbial pudding still.
    Cheers!

  2. Since Obama’s earnest drive to convince the nation to weaken its economic strength through redistribution as well as weaken its national defense, has confirmed the very threats to our Republic’s survival that the Constitution was designed to avert, it no longer is sustainable for the United States Supreme Court and Military Joint Chiefs to refrain from exercising WHAT IS THEIR ABSOLUTE CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO DEFEND THE NATION FROM UNLAWFUL USURPATION. The questions of Obama’s Kenyan birth and his father’s Kenyan/British citizenship (admitted on his own website) have been conflated by his sustained unwillingnes to supply his long form birth certificate now under seal, and compounded by his internet posting of a discredited “after-the-fact” short form ‘certificate’. In the absence of these issues being acknowledged and addessed, IT IS MANIFEST THAT OBAMA REMAINS INELIGIBLE TO BE PRESIDENT UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Being a 14th Amendment “citizen” is not sufficient. A “President” MUST BE an Article 2 “natural born citizen” AS DEFINED BY THE FRAMERS’ INTENT.

  3. […] **Obama ordered charges dropped against the USS Cole bombers under the guise of “Human Rights”. […]

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