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Archive for the 'War On Terror' Category

Terrorism Expert: Times Square Attack Reveals A “Troubling Trend”

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, War On Terror

Well, this is disconcerting:

H/T: The Moderate Voice

New York Police Commissioner Compares Times Square Case To 24

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under 24, Homeland Security, In The News, Television, War On Terror

With 24’s Eighth and final season taking place in New York City, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would make this comparison:
In an era when television is often ahead of reality, perhaps it was inevitable that the New York police commissioner measured the country’s success Tuesday in the attempted Times Square bombing against the fictional [...]

Joe Lieberman One-Ups John McCain: Let’s Strip Them Of Their Citizenship

Joe Lieberman got on the air yesterday and basically took John McCain’s ignore the Fifth Amendment idea one step further:

In fact, he’s even got a bill ready:
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) thinks he’s found a work-around on the whole Miranda rights debate for U.S. citizens accused of terrorism: Strip their citizenship and ship them to Guantanamo.
Lieberman [...]

Faisal Shahzad Charged With Five Counts Related To Attempted Times Square Bombing

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

Faisal Shahzad has appeared in Federal Court and been charged with five counts related to the attempted Times Square bombing:
The criminal complaint charging Mr. Shahzad says that after his arrest he admitted attempting to detonate the bomb in Times Square and told investigators that he recently received bomb-making training in Waziristan.
The detailed 10-page document tracks [...]

Judge Napolitano And Glenn Beck: Of Course Faisal Shahzad Should Be Mirandized

It’s an odd day for me, not only do I agree with something Bill Maher said, I agree with something Glenn Beck said:

“We don’t shred the Constitution when it’s popular.”
H/T: The Right Scoop

Report: Times Square Suspect Admits Guilt, Claims He Acted Alone

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

According to Reuters:
(Reuters) – The Pakistani-American arrested on suspicion of driving a bomb-laden car into New York’s Times Square told U.S. authorities he acted alone but sceptical investigators are looking into his recent trip to Pakistan, a law enforcement source said on Tuesday.
Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, was arrested late on [...]

John McCain Declares War On The Fifth Amendment

Only hours after Faisal Shahzad was taken in to custody at Kennedy Airport, John McCain was on the air suggesting we deny him his civil liberties:
It would have been a serious mistake to have read the suspect in the attempted Times Square car bombing his Miranda rights, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday.
McCain, the ranking [...]

Police Arrest Suspect In Times Square Bombing Attempt

by @ Tuesday, May 4th, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

Just a little more than forty-eight hours after it started, the investigation into the Times Square bombing attack yielded its first arrest:
Federal agents and police detectives arrested a Connecticut man, a naturalized United States citizen from Pakistan, shortly before midnight Monday for driving a car bomb into Times Square on Saturday evening in what turned [...]

Person Of Interest Identified In Attempted Times Square Attack

by @ Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

Less than forty-eight hours after it began, the investigation into the attempted attack on Times Square seems to be moving forward quickly:
Federal authorities are closing in on the man they say is a person of interest in the Times Square car bomb attempt this weekend, who is described as a naturalized American citizen who hails [...]

Report: Officials Looking At Foreign Link In Times Square Bomb Attempt

by @ Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Filed under Homeland Security, In The News, War On Terror

The Washington Post is reporting that investigators seem to be looking at an overseas plot tied to the attempt to bomb Times Square:
The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday.
The disclosure, while tentative, came [...]

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