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January 26, 2010

Liberals Fighting Terrorism, LOL

This would be funny if it weren’t all so infuriating.  Below, how the Left deals with our enemies.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TELLS CHRISTMAS DAY BOMBER TO STAY SILENT.

Intending to die in the act of destroying a jetliner, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab instead landed alive in Detroit as a kind of message in a bottle from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. He knew more about its recruiting, training and operations than anyone who is ever likely to fall into our arms babbling like a scared 23-year-old.

But the Obama administration shut him down. It didn’t go so far as to tell the Customs and Border Protection officers to cover their ears and try not to listen when Abdulmutallab made incriminating statements on the initial ride to the hospital, but it came close. It had an FBI team inform Abdulmutallab of his right to remain silent, after which he predictably remained silent.

This is brazen self-sabotage. We are in a war of intelligence. People risk their lives every day to get the information to understand the terror networks arrayed against us and identify specific threats. Why would we pre-emptively silence a priceless source of timely intelligence?

It literally didn’t even occur to the administration to do otherwise. Top terrorism officials weren’t consulted. The director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the director of National Intelligence, the FBI director and the secretary of Homeland Security were all out of the loop. Some as-yet-unidentified top Justice Department official, who probably is known around the office as “general,” made the call.

According to an Associated Press account, after Abdulmutallab chatted with customs officials about his plot, FBI agents showed up and talked to him for about 50 minutes. He told them he’d worked with al Qaeda. The agents didn’t Mirandize him, relying on an exception in cases involving an imminent threat to public safety. Then, a new FBI team arrived with instructions from Washington to read Abdulmutallab his rights. It’s the last we’ve heard from him.

Article.

Terrorism is not a crime.  It’s an act of war.  But above is what the war on “man-caused disasters” looks like when terrorism is treated as a crime, and terrorists as mere criminals.  This is what the war on terror looks like by people who in their deepest heart of hearts believe the war on terror is all just a big farce and that even if terrorism is real we probably “have it coming to us.”  This attitude is perfectly displayed by how unseriously they deal with the threat, preferring the moral posturing of miranda warnings, lawyers, and civilian trials to the hard reality of war.  This approach will without a doubt lead to the death of innocent Americans in the future.

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