Source tells Glenn Beck: DOJ negotiating with Egyptian government for return of “blind sheikh”?

posted at 8:27 pm on September 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m going to inch out onto the limb and predict that the Foreign Policy President will not, repeat not, be handing over this cretin before election day.

The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze…

The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told TheBlaze. Calls to the State Department for comment referred us to the Department of Justice, and nothing has been confirmed.

The Blind Sheikh is serving a life sentence in American prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His release has been called one of the top priorities of the new Islamist administration in Egypt. Many have pinpointed the cause of last week‘s unrest in Egypt to be protests over the Blind Sheikh’s release– not an anti-Islam YouTube video.

Read Tom Joscelyn’s post from last week on the blind sheikh as a cause celebre among Egyptian Islamists during the embassy assault. No less a jihadi than Ayman al-Zawahiri mentioned the sheikh by name in his video eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi released on September 10th, the day before the attack in Benghazi and the standoff in Cairo. It’s also true, as the Blaze claims, that the sheikh’s release is a goal for the new Islamist government. Morsi mentioned him more than once on the campaign trail; there are enough hardboiled Islamists in the Egyptian electorate that securing Rahman’s release would be a huge political coup for Morsi and the MB.

Just one question: What would Obama get out of it, assuming he followed through on this in a second term? His credibility on counterterrorism would be shattered instantly; all the GOP accusations of appeasement, which have failed to get traction against the guy who ordered Bin Laden taken out, would finally have a track to run on. After years of trying, the Dems have finally pulled even with the GOP on the question of which party is better on fighting terror; hard for me to believe O’s going to give that away in one fell swoop. Granted, a lame duck wouldn’t have to worry about his own reelection but he would have to worry about vulnerable Democrats in Congress, whom he’d need to achieve any of his second-term goals. And no, needless to say, “humanitarian and health reasons” won’t be enough to justify the release. That wouldn’t have flown even before Britain gave the Lockerbie bomber back to Libya, but after Megrahi lingered for years after doctors had given him six months to live, that all but ensured no western government will ever try that excuse again.

Besides, what could Morsi offer Obama that would make it worth his while to take a political hit this big? Reaffirming the peace treaty with Israel wouldn’t be enough. For one thing, the Muslim Brotherhood’s promise isn’t worth jack; for another thing, making a concession to an “ally”/adversary simply so that they’ll maintain the status quo is essentially the definition of appeasement. To do something like this, I think, O would need Morsi’s cooperation in brokering some sort of peace deal between Hamas and Israel. But Morsi won’t do that, of course, because then he’ll be demagogued into political ruin by Egyptian Salafists who hate Israel and won’t tolerate any accommodation with them. Which is to say, there’s basically nothing Morsi can do for Obama to warrant a concession this big, which makes me skeptical that any deal would ever be done. Or am I missing something?

Update: While we’re on the subject of Obama and our maybe “ally”/maybe not, any official White House response to this?

Washington has a broad range of interests in Egypt as it shifts from authoritarian to representative rule, ranging from security cooperation and regional peace to political pluralism and religious tolerance. The United States should be willing to extend economic and military aid to Egypt commensurate with the latter’s needs and its commitment to partner in advance of common objectives. But in working out the details of this new arrangement, our president should not give his personal imprimatur to leaders who espouse repulsive, abhorrent views that undermine a vital U.S. national security interest.

To that end, Obama should explicitly condition any meeting with Morsi on the latter’s clear and public renunciation of 9/11 revisionism. This position would present Morsi with a stark choice: He can either repudiate the hate-filled conspiracies that he has helped to sow and reap the benefits of Obama’s embrace, or he can expose himself as an irresponsible ideologue with whom few members of the international community will want to deal. Failure to lay down a marker with Morsi before he comes to New York means Morsi may never have to make that choice.

Yes, the leader of our “ally” is in fact a dirty, dirty Truther. If O’s dumb enough to hold a press availability with him when he visits in a few weeks, someone had better ask Morsi about it.


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…you have to be kidding?

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM

….oh!…that could be a goat term…never mind!

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

send him back strapped to a pallet load of pigs feet pushed off the ramp of a c130 at 20K feet.

…here ya go….

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

He can pardon anyone until he is gone, whether Romney wins or not.

txmomof6 on September 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

There is no way we should ever let that miscreant loose. He’s evil incarnate.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

…yep!…health reasons always works.

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Even a prison transfer would look very bad.

sharrukin on September 17, 2012 at 8:32 PM

All of those things are true, AP.

But considering Obama’s disregard for convention thus far in his firtst term, why would he care for any damage by doing this in a second?

catmman on September 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I predicted this the other day. I predicted Barackabama would release the waste of oxygen within 3 weeks.

SouthernGent on September 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I don’t think Obama will do it. First, as Allahpundit points out, there’s the election to consider, but beyond that, Obama is going to be very conscious of how he will appear in the history books. He’s been consulting historians since he walked into the White House, and I don’t see him leaving pardoning a mass murderer as a major legacy entry.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

What would Obama get out of it

Unilateral giveaway – like the Russian reset/ Polish missile defense

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Beck trying to be relevant again?

mythicknight on September 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

How about we give the Egyptians the Blind Sheikh with another Muslim named Obama thrown in.

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

What would Obama get out of it, assuming he followed through on this in a second term?

His face carved into one of the Great Pyramids? Or maybe King Obama’s very own Sphinx.

JPeterman on September 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

After last weeks loss of American lives and the full scale cover up by this administration and the MSM..

Obama can do anything and get away with it..

Electrongod on September 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

if bo loses and he has any desire to run again in 2016 (which michael medved talk show host says he will) he won’t do this stink.

gracie on September 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

If he does this, Obama will lose this election. Obama ‘s security lapse caused an ambassador to be killed, and he responds by freeing a known terrorist? Not going to happen.

Weight of Glory on September 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

What would Obama get out of it

The appreciation of his fellow America hating Muslims.

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

At what point does incompetence become treason?

blue13326 on September 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I think Obama is planning on writing those history books (and will write whatever he wishes).

esr1951 on September 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

They’ll say “but Bush set so and so free!”.

Buddahpundit on September 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Granted, a lame duck wouldn’t have to worry about his own reelection but he would have to worry about vulnerable Democrats in Congress, whom he’d need to achieve any of his second-term goals.

Barry doesn’t give a damn about other Democrats. It’s all about Barry, ALL the time. And a second term will indeed let Barry be “more flexible”.

I hope the Israeli’s are ready to go it alone.

GarandFan on September 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

It is all about “flexibility”…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

No. He’s an incompetent fool, but not that stupid. Handing over the Blind Sheik to the Muslim Brotherhood will cost him the election pure and simple. Even Mitt Romney would eat him alive.

spiritof61 on September 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Source tells Glenn Beck: DOJ negotiating with Egyptian government for return of “blind sheikh”?

Mmmm…Bloody and delicious, like the best steak. No wonder I miss this restaurant when I’m gone!

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

esr1951 on September 17, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Interesting viewpoint. Also interesting that every petty, self important would-be dictator thought the same thing.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

LOL

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You just know Barky is going to do it, probably right before he leaves for Christmas vacay…or at the same time he pardons the Thanksgiving turkey.

indyvet on September 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

The release date has likely already been set – November 7, 2012.

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

He will be a welcomed back with huge celebration in front of the burning US embassy now covered with Al-Qaeda flag on November 30th win or lose.

tjexcite on September 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

If this goes through…it’s time for 10 million Americans to show up in DC and “occupy DC”!!!

Treason anyone? WTF!!!!

Enough is enough!

katy on September 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

for humanitarian and health reasons,

Why? He is treated very humanely in prison and receives the best health care. When they claim they are on deaths door, you can be assure that they will live another 5-20 years.

The number of gruseome deaths this creep and his followers are responsible for is sickening.

They release this shitehead, I will personally go ballistic.

Blake on September 17, 2012 at 8:44 PM

LOL

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

:D

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on September 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

mythicknight on September 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Andrew McCarthy is one of Beck’s sources braino.

Idiot…

katy on September 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Beck trying to be relevant again?

mythicknight on September 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

.
Yeah . . . . . too bad it won’t work, ’cause he never lost any. . : )

listens2glenn on September 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Obama doesn’t give a crap about the election. If all hell breaks loose here in the homeland in the next 6 weeks, he’s set for life!

There is another 9/11 coming and Egypt and Libya were the appetizer.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

you know, the entire frame of reference could be backwards.

let’s say you’ve infiltrated all the US embassies in the ME. let’s further say that your large goal is a caliphate, and have proposed a ceasefire, where you leave the US alone and the US will leave you alone. A ten year cease fire. Something like this

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6684.htm

so, just maybe you think you hold some pretty big cards…namely, barry wants to be elected in the worst way…you want some things too, and well, those are nice little embassies there, it’d be a shame…

r keller on September 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Hey let’s go berserk and burn buildings and kill innocent people. We’ll be forgiven, right?

jaywemm on September 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Besides, what could Morsi offer Obama that would make it worth his while to take a political hit this big?

A nice minaret from which to listen to the most beautiful sound in the world?

OTTO on September 17, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Washington has a broad range of interests in Egypt as it shifts from authoritarian to representative even more authoritarian rule

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

send him back strapped to a pallet load of pigs feet pushed off the ramp of a c130 at 20K feet.

…here ya go….

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Good one.

Don’t forget to wrap the electrified piano wire around his schnutz.

SparkPlug on September 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

If he does this, Obama will lose this election.

Weight of Glory on September 17, 2012 at 8:38 PM

If I told you 2 weeks ago that we would have another 9-11 attack… and we knew about it in advance… and Obama would be ‘ahead’ in the polls, would you have believed it?

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

r keller on September 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

And Obama in the WH for 4 more years will be our only hope of never having an attack on the homeland.

Extortion of Biblical proportion!

Dimmitude of the highest degree and most won’t even know until it’s too late.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

In a broad sweeping notion is international goodwill (which some people might misinterpret as pan-arabianism), the Blind Sheikh will be released in a multiple-nation deal that will bring SGT Bowe Bergdahl home.

I can’t help but think this is what will happen. Obama gets the optics of bringing a high-profile POW home in a broad, sweeping multi-national peace deal, and in exchange gives up the artificer of a terrorist attack most people don’t remember on a building that doesn’t exist anymore.

I can cite no source, but it seems just too damn good.

Sgt Steve on September 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Obama Stands With Islam

Do You Stand With Obama?

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I don’t think Obama will do it. First, as Allahpundit points out, there’s the election to consider, but beyond that, Obama is going to be very conscious of how he will appear in the history books. He’s been consulting historians since he walked into the White House, and I don’t see him leaving pardoning a mass murderer as a major legacy entry.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

He may have been consulting historians, I’ll give you that, but he worships at the altar of Alinsky, Ayers, Davis, and Wright, all of whom would say give up the blind murderer. Plus, someone of his narcissistic, pathological nature would assume that history will treat him well no matter what he’d do. If he’s re-elected, blind boy walks.

TXUS on September 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Obama would do it, then wait for Romney’s “overreaction criticism”, then media will pound Romney nonstop.

It’s worth votes and that IS ALL that matters to Hussein Obama.

fogw on September 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

If I told you 2 weeks ago that we would have another 9-11 attack… and we knew about it in advance… and Obama would be ‘ahead’ in the heavily dem oversampled polls, would you have believed it?

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

FIFY

OTTO on September 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

So, remind me why did this idiot steal the election?
.
To campaign continuously for the next election,
play golf,
take vacations,
and then to turn tail and give in at the slightest hint of terrorism?
.
Whatdehell?

avagreen on September 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Can’t rely on unnamed/anonymous sources on either side…

Yeah, if (and it’s a big “if”) there is any truth whatsoever to handing that blind sheik over to Egypt, for denouncing 9/11 revisionism, then we may has well throw our hands in the air and wave the white flags.

JetBoy on September 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Awww. Beck is back? Conspiracy theories of this grade are his primary talent.

lester on September 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yeah, if (and it’s a big “if”) there is any truth whatsoever to handing that blind sheik over to Egypt, for denouncing 9/11 revisionism, then we may has well throw our hands in the air and wave the white flags.

JetBoy on September 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Sounds like the Obama doctrine.

the_nile on September 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The Blind Sheikh

…so when are one of the trolls going to tell us the Sheikh saw the film…and we now have to let him go for humanitarian reasons?

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Just one question: What would Obama get out of it, assuming he followed through on this in a second term? His credibility on counterterrorism would be shattered instantly…

It would just be another gutsy call. If you don’t understand that, you’re clearly not a highly sophisticated consumer of humanitarianism and global social justice. Obama is the peace giver.

/bs

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

hehe, Bronco fans shouting ‘Tebow, Tebow, Tebow’.
/

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Awww. Beck is back? Conspiracy theories of this grade are his primary talent.

lester on September 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Beck said the muslim brotherhood would take over Egypt. It happened.

the_nile on September 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Yeah, if (and it’s a big “if”) there is any truth whatsoever to handing that blind sheik over to Egypt, for denouncing 9/11 revisionism, then we may has well throw our hands in the air and wave the white flags.

JetBoy on September 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I’ll be throwing something(s) in the air, and it won’t be white flags.

Midas on September 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

MeanWhile……………………………..

US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material
Associated Press – 8 hrs ago
******************************

http://news.yahoo.com/us-diplomats-beirut-burning-classified-material-154833328.html

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

lester on September 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yeah, and wudda thought five years ago that the DOJ would give a pass to the New Black Panthers intimidating voters in an election?

Inquiring minds…….

avagreen on September 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Oh HEEEEEELLL No

Sekhmet on September 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

any official White House response to this?

Who wrote it? I get “page unavailable”.

If O’s dumb enough to hold a press availability with him when he visits in a few weeks, someone had better ask Morsi about it.

I think he’ll be “unavailable”.

Buddahpundit on September 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze…
The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told TheBlaze.

Where was the humanity for our people?? The only thing that will “resolve this crisis” is for all of us to convert to Islam. And that just ain’t gonna happen!! NOTHING short of that will do it. We will only succeed in looking weaker than we already do. I can’t believe it’s even being considered. Well, I guess I can, sadly.

Sasha List on September 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Besides, what could Morsi offer Obama that would make it worth his while to take a political hit this big?

Morsi need offer nothing, Bark needs a gesture to show his sincerity in apologizing for the current unpleasantness. This is ideal. Then Islam will be forced to take Barks apology and an increase in Tribute. Then the ‘Slums will be forced to wait until another low life attempts to use what used to be free speech. Then poof, another empty seat in Supermax. If Bush hadn’t given the Saudis all the folks they wanted by merely snapping their fingers, you could get enough peace that the embassys could catch up on the backlog of Muslims wanting to emmigrate and feed off America.

BL@KBIRD on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

lester on September 17, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Yah, Beck is soooo stupid that he predicted the meltdown in the ME last week to the tee more than 2 years ago.
And he predicted OWS 2 years ago.
And he predicted QE2 And 3 2 years ago.
And, and and…

Boy that Beck is a read rodeo clown huh…

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If he does this we send OBAMA with him come January.

wildcat72 on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If Obama does,its,

….************************ TREASON ****************************

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

If Obama does,its,

….************************ TREASON ****************************

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Yep.

That would be an out and out act of treason.

wildcat72 on September 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Ha! yah. you musta heard me too.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I’m going to inch out onto the limb and predict that the Foreign Policy President will not, repeat not, be handing over this cretin before election day.

Mmm… I don’t know, if he could sell it as a way to ‘calm things down’ I can see Obama doing it.

Sharr on September 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Some months ago, Obama and Hillary agreed to allow one of the Omar Abdel-Rahman’s top associates in the terrorist Gema’a al-Islamiyaa organisation, Noor Eldin, to enter the country to begin discussions concerning the Sheikh’s release with their subordinates.

Obama will release him.

Yes, the leader of our “ally” is in fact a dirty, dirty Truther.

He’s also a religious bigot, who refuses to even say the word “Israel,” has closed the last synagogue in the country, bans books, and more.

“[Coptic Christians] need to know that conquest in coming, and Egypt will be Islamic, and thay they must pay the jizya or emigrate.”

- Mohammed Morsi, President of Egypt, 27 May 2012

In The Muslim World, Religious Tolerance Is A One-Way Street

M2RB: Kalai

Resist We Much on September 17, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Stoned college freshman president: give our enemies what they want and they’ll be our friends.

Any wonder why Dear Liar won’t release his medical records? He can’t pass a drug test.

rbj on September 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

MeanWhile……………………………..

US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material
Associated Press – 8 hrs ago
******************************

http://news.yahoo.com/us-diplomats-beirut-burning-classified-material-154833328.html

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Nuke it from orbit.

the_nile on September 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

With the friends Obama has in the MSM, Obama could cast this blind POS totally loose and still get a positive bump in the presidential polls.

MaiDee on September 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Lets Review:

State Department Cable Revoking ‘Blind Sheikh’s’ US Visa
A November 2000 State Department cable revoking US visas issued to the “Blind Sheikh,” sheikh Omar Abdul-Rahman.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/13484742/State-Department-Cable-Revoking-Blind-Sheikhs-US-Visa

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Who’s next? KSM? The Fort Hood murderer? An advance pardon of Zawahiri? The floor’s the limit.

TXUS on September 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I can only think of one thing that could possibly make up for the slap-in-the-face of sending the blind sheik back to Egypt….

….if BHO goes with him.

cthulhu on September 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

My brother survived the 93 World Trade Center bombing. Made it down 103 flights of stairs in the smoky darkness. He and another guy made sure all their coworkers made it out safely. He never entered the Trade Center again, but was working for a different firm diagonally across the street on 9-11-01 and saw it all. Lost many friends and 42 residents of our hometown.

Barack Hussein Obama can go fluke himself. Spit.

Naturally Curly on September 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I dont’ even see how its feasible. How does the DOJ usurp the verdict and sentence of a US court to simply free the man and hand him over. Wouldn’t it basically require Obama to pardon the scumbag ?

I don’t see any way this will happen. Its a PR disaster for Obama.

deadrody on September 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

This is just another of Obama’s 2012 electoral distractions to keep people from examining what a total fail his foreign policy is. He has already changed the subject away from the economy. Romney must feel like he’s rrying to nail jello to a wall.

Obie has slippery, plausible deniability; it’s not him, (it’s NEVER him)! It’s the dastardly Eric Holder.

marybel on September 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fact Sheet: Prosecuting and Detaining Terror Suspects in the U.S. Criminal Justice System
************************

I. Terror Prosecutions in the Southern District of New York

Since the 1990s, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has investigated and successfully prosecuted a wide range of international and domestic terrorism cases — including the bombings of the World Trade Center and U.S. Embassies in East Africa in the 1990s. More recent cases include those against individuals who provided material support to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, as well as against international arms trafficker Monzer al Kassar and the Somalian pirate charged in the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama.

Major Historical Cases in SDNY:

1993 World Trade Center Bombing: After two trials, in 1993 and 1997, six defendants were convicted and sentenced principally to life in prison for detonating a truck bomb in the garage of the World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring hundreds more. One of the defendants convicted at the second trial was Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the attack.

1994-95 Manila Air Plot: Ramzi Yousef and two others were convicted in 1996 for plotting to plant bombs aboard a dozen U.S. commercial aircraft that were timed to go off as the planes were flying over the Pacific. The defendants were sentenced to substantial prison terms. Yousef concocted the plan with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is currently detained at Guantanamo Bay and has been indicted in SDNY for the Manila Air conspiracy since 1996.

1995 “Blind Sheikh” Trial:
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Ten defendants associated with a mosque in Brooklyn, N.Y., were convicted of plotting to blow up the World Trade Center, United Nations headquarters, and various bridges, tunnels and landmarks in and around New York City. The lead defendant,

Omar Abdel Rahman,
*******************

also known as the “Blind Sheikh,” was sentenced to life in prison, while his co-defendants were sentenced to prison terms ranging between life and 25 years.

Bin Laden Indictment and Embassy Bombings Trial: Shortly after the August 1998 bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, SDNY indicted Usama Bin Laden and approximately 20 alleged al-Qaeda loyalists for conspiring to murder Americans worldwide. Many of the defendants were also charged for their roles in the attacks on the U.S. Embassies in East Africa, including three defendants who were convicted after a six-month trial in early 2001. Those three defendants, and a fourth al-Qaeda member who was tried with them, were all sentenced to life in prison.
(More….)
==========

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2009/June/09-ag-564.html

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Nuke it from orbit.

the_nile on September 17, 2012 at 9:06 PM

the_nile:U-Betcha!!

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Awww. Beck is back? Conspiracy theories of this grade are his primary talent.

lester on September 17, 2012

mo lester loves to listen to ‘tingles’ every award winning word though…

KOOLAID2 on September 17, 2012 at 9:12 PM

So let’ get this straight.

The Obama admin is considering releasing the Blind Shiekh who blew up the WTC and killed American citizens and a guy from California makes a you tube video is taken into custody and by orders from the DOJ and will probably be charged with crime and his life is now ruined forever.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Yep.

That would be an out and out act of treason.

wildcat72 on September 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

wildcat72:

I bet,Obama would trade him,for a few weeks of Arab Spring
stoppage,so that it won’t affect his election aspirations
any further!(a tad sarc):)

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Beck trying to be relevant again?

mythicknight on September 17, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Yep he can speak on this..he was right on the $ with Arab Spring being more like a Islamic Winter….maybe you should watch him and learn some things

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

If this happens, Republicans should immediately try to Impeach Obama and Eric Holder..no more nice talk..This should be the last straw

sadsushi on September 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

************** Alert ******************

US-Afghan military operations suspended after attacks
57
minutes
ago
*****

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/17/13923373-us-afghan-military-operations-suspended-after-attacks?lite

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I’m going to inch out onto the limb and predict that the Foreign Policy President will not, repeat not, be handing over this cretin before election day.

No. But after? Yeah.

Pablo on September 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I say release him. A piece at a time.

Valiant on September 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

New York State is now in play.

New York: the New Swing State.

Dusty on September 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

araway on September 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Honestly, no. We have really fallen.

Weight of Glory on September 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Beck said the muslim brotherhood would take over Egypt. It happened.

the_nile on September 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

That doesn’t take an effort to predict when Mubarak is failing and the largest opposition is the Muslim brotherhood. I predict October to follow September. Where is my gold, gun and apocalypse survival package sales commission?

lester on September 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I do believe this would piss me off greatly. I was stationed in NY City in 93.

wolly4321 on September 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

So let’ get this straight.

The Obama admin is considering releasing the Blind Shiekh who blew up the WTC and killed American citizens and a guy from California makes a you tube video is taken into custody and by orders from the DOJ and will probably be charged with crime and his life is now ruined forever.

katy on September 17, 2012 at 9:13 PM

homophobe :P

;) couldn’t resist

It’s incredible that this filmmaker was taken into custody, unless the whole thing is about protecting the guy.

JetBoy on September 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM

send him back strapped to a pallet load of pigs feet pushed off the ramp of a c130 at 20K feet.

…here ya go….

ted c on September 17, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Um, remember that scene in “The Green Mile” where the sponge wasn’t wet? Yeah, that first and then follow up with your idea.

climbnjump on September 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Actually,, Beck has been spot on on this, and one helluva lot of everything. Ask van jones.

wolly4321 on September 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

************** Alert ******************

US-Afghan military operations suspended after attacks
57
minutes
ago
*****

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/17/13923373-us-afghan-military-operations-suspended-after-attacks?lite

canopfor on September 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

That’s probably not the best idea. These extremists will only get together to plan some major attacks while they have this cease-fire.

JetBoy on September 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I say release him. A piece at a time.

Valiant on September 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Yes, and I’d put his severed head in Morsi’s bed.

TXUS on September 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

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