Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Ruthless Ex-Dictator Saleh of Yemen is Comming to America! Or At Least He Hopes Too!

To: Senator Cornyn
From: Gary and Deborah Swenchonis

Re: President Saleh's Attempts to Gain Asylum/Medical Treatment Here in America

Dear Senator Cornyn,
As you know last spring I wrote you about my fears that President Saleh of Yemen would attempt to gain sanctuary here in America when he lost his position as President of his corrupt regime. That day is now here. Despite our governments best efforts to keep Saleh in power as the Dictator of Yemen he has had to step down. Saleh has applied for entry into America under the false intention of obtaining medical treatment for injuries in the attack against him last spring in a failed attempt to remove him from power. We believe as many others do that Saleh is only trying to save his own life and the millions of dollar  that he stole from his own people. There is the very real possibility that Saleh will have to stand trial in a Yemeni court for all of his crimes against his people and his own nation that he committed during his 30 year reign of terror and corruption as President of Yemen. We as citizens of this country do not believe that we as a nation should provide a safe haven for a man who has ordered the murder and torture of his own citizens, who had journalists arrested, tortured and imprisoned because they reported on the crimes and corruptions of his regime.
  And of course we have our own very personal reasons as well. After the attack on the USS Cole on 10-12-00 in the Port of Aden in Yemen, President Saleh demonstrated repeatedly that he was not serious in his attempts to help our own government in bringing the members of Al-Qaeda to justice. Below I have listed a few of those actions that Saleh has taken over the following years in regards to that attack in which our son and 16 of his mates were murdered, and 39 other crew members wounded, some seriously.
+after the attack Saleh blamed America for the attack itself.
+he refused the requests of the FBI to question members of his own family, government, and military that the FBI suspected of having/knowing information about the plotters/bombers. Ambassador Bodine and President Clinton and Bush would agree with him  for political reasons.
+his police and military did not provide full access to the FBI during the investigation, and would not till after 9/11. But his family, members of his government and military would never be questioned. Yet Saleh would and did continue to receive millions of dollars in American aid, in money, equipment, arms, etc...
+ Saleh pardoned, and or reduced the sentences of the Cole bombers. In the end all the Cole bombers/plotters were freed, and or not even charged with the attack on the on the Cole. Yet he continued to reap the rewards from our own government for his terrorist friendly behaviors which have been documented and know for years.
+he gave released terrorists and other terrorists government jobs, money, etc...
+he has refused to arrest a well know terrorist who operates a so called university where he teaches hate and violence against westerners, especially Americans and Jews. At least one of the Cole bombers attended this university. This terrorist is currently wanted and has been by our own government, and the UN. But our government continues to look the other way in its dealings with Saleh in this matter as it does in anything pertaining to Saleh and his government/family members involvement with terrorism. That terrorist is al-Zindani who was even an advisor to Saleh at one time, and still runs his university of hate.
+Saleh's own courts released know terrorists to go and fight our troops in Iraq.
+Saleh has been caught using Al-Qaeda terrorists on numerous occasions, and providing support and protection for them when such use helped him to achieve his own agenda. All the while three different American presidents continued to provide him with money and other forms of aid.

These are only a few of the wrongs that Saleh and his evil regime has committed against our murdered son, his mates, and those wounded and who served on the ship at that time.
  We have watched over the years as three American presidents have refused to hold Saleh responsible for any of his evil and dangerous actions which have cost the lives of many people, and brought suffering to many, many more. We know that Clinton, Bush, and now Obama all had to make political decisions regardless of Saleh's ruthless behaviors towards his own people and the sailors of the USS Cole attack.
  But its our hope that now when our government has no further need of Saleh since he no longer has any real power that they will no longer afford him protection for all his crimes committed against innocent people. Our government turned its back on Mubarak of Egypt just this past spring, and he now has to answer to the Egyptian people for his crimes. And we feel that Saleh has committed much more grievous crimes than Mubarak ever did. Also, our government decided to quit supporting the know terrorist Gaddafi of Libya even after he had supposedly recanted his evil behaviors. A good decision to us and others we know.
  And now we are hoping that our government will actually remember the sailors of the USS Cole this time, all of them who were doing their duty at that time, but have been forgotten over the years. That our government will refuse entry into America for any reasons to Saleh, his family, and members of his government. If Saleh was allowed to come here to America it would be just another insult in a long line of insults to the murdered sailors, those wounded, and those sailors who fought so hard and so long to keep the Cole afloat, and to bring her back home. And not to mention all the other Americans who could never understand why our own government continued to befriend Saleh in light of how he helped the plotters of the Cole Attack in which 17 American sailors were murdered, and 39 more wounded.
  And one last point there are many people in Yemen who have these same questions, and not the bad guys either. But people who really want a real democracy, and cannot understand our governments continued infatuation with Saleh of Yemen. The more our government continues to protect this murder, his family, and his government the more difficult it will be to gain these peoples trust. The Yemeni people have a right to make Saleh stand trial for all of his crimes. And we hope that Saleh will actually have to face the consequences of his actions towards them and his country.
  And if our government continues with its support of the ex-Dictator Saleh of Yemen and he is allowed to live here we and others will use every legal option at our disposal to make him stand trial in a civil court. But we think that it would be much easier and the right thing to do if our government just tells him to go somewhere else to live with his stolen fortune. Like I said, its way past time that Saleh starts paying for all of his crimes. And to recognize the sacrifice of the sailors of the USS Cole, and their families.

Thank-You Again Sir for all of your help!
Gary G. and Deborah Swenchonis
Remember the USS Cole

And to all the Yemenis who helped to bring Saleh down. Job well done! You have had numerous enemies who tried to stop you from removing Saleh from power, and bringing postive change to Yemen. One of those entities was my own government unfortunately, who downplayed your cause every chance they got till they were forced to recognize your efforts, and your cause. And even now they are still trying to help their old friend Saleh to escape justice. The press here in America only reported our governments official party line, "That Saleh was our close friend in the war on terror.", for the past 12 years and very little on the real truth behind the real Saleh of Yemen. That he was and is a selfish, egotistical power hungry and ruthless dictator who stopped at nothing to enrich himself, his family, and his cronies at the expense of the Yemeni people, and your nation. My wife and I wish you all success in your efforts to obtain a real democracy. We also recognize that y'all have a long way to go in achieving that goal, and still many more obstacles to overcome in the future.  But if the Yemeni people apply themselves with the same determination that they have with the removal of Saleh we are sure that Yemen will be a bona fide democracy in the near future.
Good Luck!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Secretary of State Clinton Makes Promise to Lobby For the Prosecution of Saleh of Ymen

Tawakkul Karman a Yemeni citizen claims that she met with Secretary of State Clinton and that Clinton promised to her that she will lobby the U.S.'s allies to push for the prosecution of the brutal Dictator Saleh of Yemen. I don't want to disillusion the young lady, the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work in helping women in Yemen to be treated as equals, and for her work on organizing the youth of Yemen to rebel peacefully against Saleh's regime and to replace it with a democracy, but I hope she does not take Clinton's promise to heart.  She started her work before the Arab Spring when no news media were interested at all in the dissatisfaction expressed by so many people in so many of the dictatorships in the Middle East. Especially in Yemen! And the media is still not really interested in the Yemeni peaceful revolution.(peaceful on the rebels part) Even with all the murders and deaths since the rebellion begun in earnest this past spring. Saleh's troops are doing the killing. 
   When you compare how the media was all over Egypt, and Libya to how they have treated the rebellion in Yemen, its like comparing stones to water. Oh yea, the media reports on Yemen sometimes but only the sanctioned stories that they receive from the White House. And of course the White House has viewed old Saleh of Yemen as a good buddy and trusted ally now for at least three different administrations. Somehow the American media is missing all of the innocent people that Saleh has murdered in cold blood and in broad day light with cell phones, and cameras catching the murders on film. Yet they managed to film all the murders and brutal actions that occurred in Egypt, and Libya. And our TV sets were flooded with those images day and night as the rebels of those two nations were called hero's, and their respective regimes and their leaders Gaddafi's and Mubarak were referred to as "evil and brutal". But No such luck for Miss Karman and her fellow rebels of Yemen. The American media continues to report what the White house tells them to report.
   So why the news blackout on Yemen? Not really a complete blackout, but damn close to it. And when our press does report on Saleh murdering more Yemenis in the streets his ruthless and criminal actions are always minimized. And following the news clip of those images we the American people are always reminded that Saleh of Yemen is our trusted friend and ally in the war on terror. Now if that ain't pure and unadulterated propaganda what is?
  First and foremost Saleh is no trusted friend of ours. Never has been, and never will. Both Clinton and Bush found that out repeatedly, after he made promises to not use Al-Qaeda and terrorism to achieve his own agenda. But Saleh ignored the promises and continued to use Al-Qaeda. But our presidents always forgave him, even after he refused to let the FBI conduct a proper investigation into the attack on the USS Cole. The FBI were told no to their request to question members of Saleh, his family and the military. Two president felt that the old dictators dubious friendship was more important than finding the killers of 17 American sailors, and the wounding of 39 more. A decision that would come back and bite Bush on the butt big time in less than 10 months later, with the 9/11 attack. And then Bush would tell Saleh of Yemen that he would co-operate with the FBI, or else. Too late for all the thousands of murdered Americans, and families and friends though.
  And then Bush took no action when Saleh let those killers go free after he tried them in a puppet court. But then again Saleh's courts released even more terrorists to go and fight our troops in Iraq. Those are only a few instances of Salehs trusted friendship for us Americans. And lets not forget all the terrorists that Bush and Obama both sent back to the old dictator by way of Saudi Jihad Rehabs. Many of them after completing their Jihad Rehab went right back to Al-Qaeda, and terrorism. Obama only stopped sending them back to Saleh after a couple of Yemeni terrorists attempted some bombings here in America, planned by no other than Al-Qaeda in Yemen. He had to quit sending terrorists back when media got all fired up about the attempted bombings on Americans. Or the questions like "Why have we been sending terrorists back to this dictator, just so they can turn around and attack us again." That's not good Public Relations for either Obama and or Saleh. Do we hear that on the news? No, nary a word of criticism for the old dictator. And then those released terrorists from Saleh, Bush, and Obama went on to help Al-Aqaeda in Yemen become such the threat it is today.   
  So if our government does not even care about its own murdered and wounded sailors why then should they care that Saleh is and has been murdering his own people? Its obvious, they don't.
  Whats of prime importance to our government is its new CIA base in Yemen, and Yemens strategic location.  And so far our own government has refused to let anything come before that, even going so far as to conveniently forgetting the justice that the 17 murdered sailors, the 39 other sailors wounded, and their families deserve. And telling American the truth about the double dealing dictator that they have, and still support today.
  At this time I have of as yet to receive any word on the where abouts of the freed Cole bombers, and if our government has given up on extraditing another of the freed Cole bombers who is supposedly walking around as a free man in Yemen. At least the Bush administration kept up the pretense of trying to get Saleh to play by the book. But it appears that the Obama administration no longer cares at all. Except that Saleh must appear to be one of the good guys, and not the devious and backstabbing dictator that is really is. His only mission is to keep himself, his family and cronies in control of Yemen. so they they can continue to enrich themselves as the Yemeni peoples resources are plundered, and the people themselves suffer.
   And those are only some of the reasons why that I don't think that Miss Tawakkul Karman should believe in the promises that Clinton, and or Obama make to her.  I hope I am wrong and that Obama will see fit and stop protecting this murderer, and thief. That Saleh, his family and all his cronies will one day have to answer to the Yemeni People for all their crimes against them and their country. And that they will see their dreams of a real democracy come true. My wife and myself wish her and the Yemeni people the best of luck in their efforts at obtaining such worthwhile goals.
   But I really think that Obama just wants to keep Saleh quiet, after all if Saleh were to really open up and spill everything that he knows to a world court that information could be really embarrassing for some American presidents, and Obama would be one of them. So even though Saleh has caused Clinton, Bush, and Obama much embarrassment in the past and no doubt more embarrassment in the future, it just might be cheaper in the long run to keep him as the dictator of Yemen until he has an accident, assassinated, and or dies of natural causes. And in the mean time, Obama will just have to endure his dysfunctional relationship with the murderous, traitorous, and ruthless dictator. Like the old saying "you lay in the bed you made".
 But it sure would be real justice to see old Saleh, family, and friends sitting in a Yemeni courtroom being tried by the people he has used, abused, murdered, thrown in prison, and in general just made life a living hell for many of them, and their families. Talk about Karma coming down!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Two Down! One More To Go!!

Those three smiling dictators are Saleh of Yemen, Gaddafi's of Libya, and Mubarak of Egypt. The picture was taken in better times for all of them obliviously when the money, arms, contracts, etc... from America were flowing like wine to all three of them. But how quick things can change! One day Gaddafi's and Mubarak were wealthy and semi powerful dictators, the next day they were fighting for their lives, and had been abandoned to their fate by their former benefactor, the American Government.
 Mubarak is presently awaiting his trial to began next month. He is confined to a hospital bed under armed guard. His two sons are also going to be tried for crimes against the Egyptian people. Him and his sons stand a good chance of being executed or sent to prison for life.
 And we all know what happened to Americans good friend Gaddafi. He was overthrown and tracked down like a rabid dog and then beatened, and shot till dead. He was not always our governments good friend when he used terrorists to kill some of our fellow Americans. Reagan tried to take him out with a missile attack but it missed unfortunately. But then papa Bush, Clinton, and then junior Bush all claimed there was no evidence to have Gaddafi's killed. So they let him live and prosper for decades. Until Bush took Gaddafi's off the list of countries that support terrorism back in 2008. The oil companies needed that action to be able to to drill legally in Libya. Bush obliged them. We were all told that Gaddafi's had not only recanted his evil ways but had repented for them as well. But then in less than two years time Obama decided to back the people of Libya and told us all that evidence had turned up and  proved that Gaddafi's had murdered those Americans after all!! We heard the same story from Bush when we were told over and over that Al-Qaeda had not killed our son and his mates in the Cole attack, there was no evidence to those rumours at all. At least not until 24 hours after the 9/11 attack ten months later and then our government found the evidence and announced to us that Al-Qaeda did in fact bomb the Cole! Our government has always had this bad tendency to measure how many murdered Americans justify a response on their part. And unfortunately they will normally wait unit the body count becomes to large for even them to ignore any longer before they take action. Till that time they always tell us that there is no evidence, when in reality our politicians fear to do the right action because they may put their political careers at risk.
 And now here we are down to the last dictator in that picture, Saleh of Yemen. It appears that our government is still supporting their old friend even as his troops continue to murder his own people. But Saleh barely survived an attempt on his life awhile back, and was burned badly. His family is helping him to maintain control over what little areas of the country they still control in Yemen, which is very little. But Saleh has to know that his end is drawing near even with Obamas support. Or does he? Maybe Saleh really thinks and believes that since Obama sold Mubarak and Gaddafi's out but not him, that he is safe. After all Saleh has outlasted Clinton, and Bush whom he lied to repeatedly and was caught lying but still always got what he wanted anyway, he even refused to let the FBI conduct a proper investigation into the Cole attack, he refused to let members of his military and family be questioned who were suspected of being involved in the attack which killed 17 American sailors. Clinton and Bush both agreed that 17 Americans lives were not worth a proper investigation and denied the requests from the FBI. And of course Saleh freed the Cole bombers and some of them returned right back to killing innocent people. While our government did nothing but give the old dictator more money and aid.
 So maybe Saleh really does have some serious clout left with Obama. But either way he has got to be sweating bullets if he even has only one foot left in reality. That reality being that him, his family, and his cronies are all coming to the end of their reign of terror in Yemen. And that end could be brutal and fatal for him and his family if he does not cut his loses, and take all of his stolen riches and bug out. I would not lose one night of sleep knowing that Saleh could be hunted down like Gaddafi's and hung from a street lamp and or shot. There is way to much circumstantial evidence, and other evidence that Saleh at least knew about the Cole attack before hand, or at the very least he stopped the FBI investigation with the help of two American presidents for political reasons which only benefited his friends in Al-Qaeda. And less than 10 months later our whole nation would pay the price for that serious political mistake by two American presidents in the form of thousands of innocent lives being lost on 9/11.
   I know that our site is still viewed by some people in Yemen, and some of those people being Salehs Secret Police, and cronies. And this is for you folks and your boss: Your time is running out. Get out now while you can. Obama cannot save you. He is in deep trouble here in America. Let the Yemeni People have a real democracy. Not what they have now, a brutal dictatorship that has and is getting rich off the last of Yemen's natural resources and people.  A regime that is murdering men, women, and children. That has used Al-Qaeda to meet its own evil agenda with the knowledge of the American Government. A Dictator who freed all of the Cole bombers, and other know terrorists to kill innocent people again. And know this too; If I awake one day to see Saleh's dead body on the cover of a magazine, I will rejoice for for our murdered son, his mates, and all the other victims of Saleh's terrorist acts and last, but not least that the Yemeni People have a democracy after decades of living under a brutal dictator and his family.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Nashiri to Be Arraigned Next Month. But Will His Tribunal Really Ever Happen?

  Going on eleven years now since the attack of the USS Cole on 10-12-00, and it looks like Nashiri one of the plotters and planners of that attack may actually be arraigned at Gitmo next month. That attack killed 17 sailors, and wounded 39 more. It was also the attack that should have awakened up our presidents, and politicians to the fact that Bin laden and Al-Qaeda's proclamation of war against American back in 1998 was not just an idle threat. He had already proven how serious he was even before the Cole attack with the murder of innocent Americans, and other people of different nationalities. But it would take 9/11 before our leaders realized that they could no longer afford to ignore Bin laden.  Nashiri was to have been arraigned this month, but the date was changed. He could face the death penalty if convicted. The last individual to be put to death by the military was back in 1961.
  But I still have serious doubts as to if Obama is going to let the actual trial to even take place, until after the elections. He is taking a serious beating at the polls right now, and cannot afford more bad press. On the other hand a Military trial is much more private than a civilian trial where they often turn into a three ring circus, and take much longer to finish than a Tribunal. Also all the juicy information like how were the terrorists interrogated, and other sensitive information will be limited. That's fine by me, the less said the better. And then if Nashiri is convicted with a life sentence, and or death, Obama would have another feather in his hat, and another reason to give a another speech on TV.  But the ACLU, Human Rights Groups and the liberals in general will be hemorrhaging at the nose and ears, and not at all happy with their main man, Obama. And the mainstream media will have developed a bad case of cognitive dissonance. Do they report on how unhappy they are at Obama demonstrating yet more evil  behaviors like Bush? Or do they just ignore it, and or down play the trial? Like they practically have with everything involving the USS Cole.
 But then really I don't even think that a prefect trial for the terrorists can really help Obama in the end. Its too late for that now. But no doubt his re-election team is desperate enough to try anything to keep Obama in office. Even if it means going against Obama's beliefs that the terrorists deserve the same rights as the American citizens that they so happily butchered.
  One thing is for sure though, Obama and other politicians are still using the terrorists that murdered thousands of their fellow Americans and Guantanamo for pure political reasons. Where justice for the real victims has become another casualty.
 My words and feelings in no way reflect ill feelings on the Military Commissions. They have an extremely unenviable and difficult job.  They like all of us are caught up in the political beliefs of whoever is in charge at the top of the ladder, and have to act accordingly. One day its this way, the next day its the opposite way. We have always been treated with the utmost respect by all of the staff at the Military Commissions, and at Guantanamo. Their professionalism and dedication to duty is to be admired, and respected.  And the same for all the people who work at keeping Guantanamo Bay such an excellent prison. And a shinning example of how a prison should be. Its a shame that Obama, the mainstream media, and a few liberals have been allowed to distort those facts just so they could pursue their own twisted political ideology.
 After the arraignment we will have to wait and see if the trial is allowed to proceed. And what the outcome will be.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Al-Bahlul, Obama, Gitmo, and Freed Terrorists

Yup! This past Monday was a sad day for Liberals everywhere, and a great day for people who despise terrorism, and those who engage in it. The cause of that sadness, Ali al-Bahlul had his conviction and life sentence upheld by a military court. Al-Bahlul had some concerned liberal lawyers working on his behalf since the day he got sentenced for 35 counts of conspiracy, solicitation to commit murder and providing material support for terrorism.
 So it look like al-Bahlul will still be spending his time at Gitmo, unless Obama figures out a way to close it completely. Obama has failed to implement a policy that ensures that terrorists will be sent to Gitmo, and  tried by the Military Tribunals due to his own liberal beliefs as to how terrorists should be treated. Instead each terrorist that is caught is handled on a case by case system since Obama has refused to let anymore terrorists be confined there. Not a very efficient system at all.
  Obama has managed to have some of the terrorists transferred to other countries where some of them were released to return back to their profession of terrorism. Some of these terrorists went right back to the front lines fighting our own soldiers, again. And or allied forces in Pakistan, Yemen, and Afghanistan. Total insanity. But now Obama is facing more heat and pressure from Congress to have diplomatic cables, and other materials on those released terrorists sent to the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Of course Obama has threatened to veto any bill that would release any such incriminating material that would only shed more light on Obama's altruistic, but yet dangerous decision.
   So even while Obama fights to have his irrational and dangerous decisions made public on the release of the terrorists, he is still doing his best to try and close Gitmo for good. While at the same time trying to give the impression that we will have a trial for the USS Cole and 9/11 terrorists. Excuse me if I don't believe him at all. We could have had the trials of the terrorists years ago, including those that were released to fight again. But Obama deemed those actions were wrong for whatever reasons. But yet he refuses to see the wrongness of denying trials to the actual victims, and their loved ones, and the wrongness of freeing captured terrorists to kill again which will only make more victims. Thereby ensuring that one of the real problems of what to do with the terrorists, and their victims will never have an ending. At least while he is president.

Friday, September 2, 2011

No Trial for the Victims of 9/11? Welcome to The American Federal Justice System!

   I have heard this week that some 9/11 families fear that they will not live to see a trial for the terrorists who murdered their loved ones. I hate to say this, but welcome to gang!  I wish I could believe and say that we the Cole Families will live to see a trial for the psychos who murdered our loved ones, but unfortunately I think there is only a slim chance of that happening in our lifetime. Why? Because we the families and friends of victims who have been ruthlessly murdered by terrorists have become lost way down deep amongst the cogs and gears of the colossal and uncaring machine called the Federal Government. Whats so sad its not by accident either, but by purposeful design on the part of our current president and some politicians.
  I really believe that Bush had good intentions, but he had no idea of the amount of organized resistance that he would meet with when he implemented The Military Commissions, and the Military Tribunals to deal with the terrorists.  But the political left and all their supporters reared their ugly heads immediately, and saw an excellent opportunity to go after Bush for all the pain he had supposedly brought them, and their twisted beliefs on justice, and their other political issues as well. All the fights about to use or not to use Military Tribunals were and are for the most part purely political on the part of the liberals and aimed at crippling the Bush administration. Which I must add that the liberals were more than sucessful at.
   Its rare to hear on the news how before Obama was elected that the tribunals were working, and moving along. Yes, that movement was a snail pace, but it was movement with a purposeful direction nevertheless. And then along comes Obama with his enlightened views on how the terrorists were and are victims too in their own right. The real victims and their rights were pushed even deeper into the bowels of the federal machine of Justice and government. And there they remain to this day, while the battle over when and where the terrorists will be tried still rages on.
   The Cole Families are used to being ignored and treated like second class citizens, we even expect it now as standard operating procedure from our government, and the press. Its as if the USS Cole raises all those embarrassing questions that no one likes to answer. Let alone dwell on.  Like how we seen how our own government did nothing when their favorite boy President Saleh of Yemen released the killers of our loved ones, and provided them protection. Oh! Yes! They did pour tons of money into Salehs coffers, but as for standing up to him and demanding real justice for the terrorists who murdered our loved ones? Nothing but a few obligatory feeble protests followed by more and more money to the little despot. And did the lame left media do any major stories how the killers of 17 American sailors, and the wounding of 39 more were freed by our trusted ally Saleh? No. On the contrary, their was very little press on that heartbreaking story and many more such stories to follow out of Yemen in relation to Yemen's support and use of Al-Qaeda.  The Cole attack began to fade from the public mind over the years. Which was and is fine with the Obama administration. Instead the liberal press kept their focus on how bad the 9/11 terrorists had it, and that they the terrorists had rights too. And that Saleh of Yemen is our trusted friend and ally who has has done so much for us in the war on terror. Nary a word about how he has been one of the most evil dictators alive, and has used al-Qeada to achieve his own agenda. The administration had to change their attitude towards him when his own people tried to overthrow him and to build a real democracy. But that's another story for another day. So politics interfered with the Cole terrorists that were freed back then, just like Obama is using politics now to keep the 9/11 and the Cole terrorist from being given a swift trial to appease his supporters.
  Since Obama could not live up to his campaign promises to his liberal base to close Gitmo, and to have the terrorists tried in Federal court he has realized reluctantly that he has to appear that he will use the Military Commissions. Notice I said in appearance only. And appearance is everything in politics, as well in many other areas of life too. Obama cannot take the risk that even one of the terrorist trials would end in a similar fashion as the recent Casey trial did. Especially before the next election. Granted the liberals and a few other Americans would hail a no guilty verdict as a major victory, and a shining example of American Justice. But most Americans would be furious, and no doubt even hold a sense of shame as to how something like a no guilty verdict could even happen with such mass murderers. And they would be looking for someone to hold accountable, and Obama would be more than likely the candidate to fill that well deserved role.
  So what better way to attempt to satisfy the majority of Americans in their demands for a trial than to proceed with only the appearance of a trial. He has reassured his base that the tribunals have undergone changes that will make the trials more terrorist friendly. Thereby making everyone happy and contented in the end with another example of his never ending wisdom in dealing with such complex problems. But in reality the truth is another and completely different story.
  So will we and all the Americans who want a trial for the terrorists ever get one? Maybe. But it will take a president who like Bush in the beginning really tried to stand firm with the courage of his convictions in the area of having the terrorists tried in the Tribunals. But was thwarted by the liberals and liberals judges and politicians who used the terrorist as a means to an end. To pave the way for a president who shared their own beliefs, values and agenda. I use the word values very loosely when connecting that word to liberals by the way.
  Our sons birthday was yesterday, the 1st of September. This past August leading up to his birthday was an extremely hard month for us emotionally. Nearly eleven long years now and still no trial for the major players in his murder and those of his mates. Yes Bush did kill some with his use of our military and other agencies. For that we will always be grateful for. And Obama had Bin Laden shot and killed, another victory over the savages who would destroy not only their own society, but ours as well. And he has our thanks too. But in no way does that condone Obama's refusal to have a swift and speedy trial for the real victims. His behavior in relation to a trial for the terrorists is a shameful indictment of how Obama really feels about the real victims, and their families. So over the course of those eleven years we have grown sick and tired of all the broken promises that our government has told us repeatedly. What ever happened to a swift trial to the victims and their families? Why all the focus on the terrorists who murdered him, and the terrorists who murdered so many of his fellow Americans. Why no specials on TV and or in the press about them, the real victims and how they are all being cheated out of justice for having all their lives cut so short, and so tragically by a bunch of radical terrorists? Why no thought provoking documentaries as to why American victims cannot have their day in court? Why no shows that demand answers as to how such a miscarriage of justice can happen here in America? Instead all we see out of the media in most cases is how bad the terrorists have it, instead of how thousands of Americans were butchered and other citizens from other nations too.  And still no trial for their killers. Only more worthless excuses. Or we hear from Obama that there has been a new change of plans on how and where the terrorists will be tried. That they will receive a fair trial for sure this time. And everything will proceed swiftly and smoothly. That is till the next change of plans.
  Its a nice and necessary gesture with all the ceremonies planed for 9/11. We need to remember the real victims, and who they were. And why they were taken from all of us in such a cruel way. But we also need to live up to our promises to ensure that their killers would be held accountable, and a strong message sent to others who are trying to do the same thing to more Americans even as I type this now. We should have honored their memory,and their sacrifice and not have sullied those ideals by using politics to advance the ideology of the right and or the left. Or for the personal advancement of career politicians. And as of to date we have not done the latter. Obama and his supporters have only made excuses as to why we could not have any trials.
   Our son was an American citizen who used to have certain rights, like the right to a swift and speedy trail for his murder. But that right has been trampled on and pushed to the back of the line, in favor of Obama pushing the rights of the terrorists who murdered our loved ones. Currently we still do not have a recognized system for terrorists to be tried here in America after all these years either. Instead the Obama administration is all over the board with where and how to put these terrorists on trial. Even new terrorists caught overseas have been held somewhere else just so Obama and crew can figure out a way to get them tried in Federal court, and bypass Gitmo and the Commissions. Pathetic and disgusting. Every politician should be furious about this one issue alone. But instead they fall back on that all time favorite politician solution to every problem they encounter, "we will deal with it when and if it happens." Its already happened. And will continue to do so until we get a few good men and women who will take on this issues and demand a resolution. Now.
    I have had complete faith in the Military Commissions. We were fortunate that we were able to see them in action. I cannot say enough about how professional they all were at the tribunal of al-Buhlul back during the election of Obama. And how Gitmo is one of the most proficient and professionally run prisons I have ever seen. Some of the Commission staff paid us a visit last week the day before our sons birthday. I know they all mean well and take their jobs seriously. They all conducted themselves extremely professionally as usual. I became emotional not because of them, but because of the political mess that the Cole and 9/11 attacks have turned into over the course of 11 long years. They handled it all in stride to all their credit. My words of criticism is in no way a reflection on them, or the Commissions. They all have an extremely difficult job in so many ways. They don't make the major decisions. Obama and Holder make those decisions. They may have their own political beliefs, but I did not witness anything but their professionalism to their work as always.
  So until we elect an individual who will tackle the trials of the terrorists with-out putting politics first, I see no trial happening anytime soon. This newly elected individual will have to go head to head with the likes of the ACLU, liberal politicians and other liberal organizations that are determined to protect the terrorists from their own murderous acts, and choices. And only God knows when that will happen, if ever. I take that back! God forbid that Obama gets re-elected but if he does you can bet your last plug nickel that he will then let the terrorists be tried in his court of choice.
   For those of you who have followed my posts you know that I have been hard on Bush too for other issues relating to the Cole attack, and 9/11. I do not buy into that old adage of "hear no, see no, speak no evil" against republicans. When any politician makes mistakes he/she needs to be held accountable.
   Personally I think that is one of the major reasons that we are all in such deep trouble at that the present time with so many problems. That we as citizens have been willing to criticize the other side, but not our own side. And in between those two sides are the politicians who saw an excellent opportunity to do nothing about anything except to turn each side against each other so as to ensure that they would keep getting re-elected in all the confusion, frustration and anger. I also think that time of pitting Americans against each other so they can advance their own political careers may be coming to an end as more and more Americans are waking up to them and their destructive little games. If we keep refusing to hold them responsible for their lack of efforts, and broken promises why should they change?
  The day 9/11 happened we were just as hurt, sad, sick and angry as any other America. maybe even somewhat more. We had been pressing the Bush administration to take action against the madman bin laden and his murderous henchmen since the attack on the USS Cole 11 months earlier. But unfortunately Bush and many of our politicians did not have the political fortitude at that time to be proactive, and to take the initiative against Al-Qaeda. So yes we were even more angry after 9/11 than we had been before. But we at least had the small hope that our government would not be able to ignore such a large group as the 9/11 victims as they had us in their quest for justice for the murder of their loved ones. But we were and are wrong in that assumption as well. Don't get me wrong, once Bush woke up to the threat that Bin laden and radical Islamic terrorists posed, he went after them like a hound dog on the trail of a raccoon. And for the most part he was relentless in his efforts at eliminating and capturing them. While all the while driving the liberals crazy with his anti-terrorist policies.
    As for the 9/11 victims and their families? I think that they too are now caught in that political limbo, being exploited by both sides when they need them, and shoved back into the closet when they don't. At first I thought they would have more success with obtaining trials for the murderers because of another old adage "there is safety in numbers".
  But even such a large group of victims in the thousands being treated the same way as our little group has been now makes me worry that they too may have many more years to wait for any trials to take place just so the terrorists and the few Americans who support them can have their way with what they call justice. While our murdered son, and thousands of other murdered Americans and their families, friends and other Americans will have to wait for another president to be elected to find out if he/she has the courage to bring all the terrorists to trial, and to set up a standard operating procedure for captured terrorists waiting to be tried. And pray to God that he/she does not throw everything out the window, and start all over wasting more years in our governments never ending quest for the perfect courtroom, legal system, and using the victims for his own political agenda. Like Obama has done, and is still doing to this day.
  We need to all remember all the innocent victims of Bin Ladens murderous rampage in all of his attacks, and to keep demanding that those victims have their day in court. And soon. Not on Obama's schedule either. May God Bless All of Them and the sacrifices that they all made for all of us only because they were Americans just like us.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Anniversary of the American Embassy Bombings in 1998

   Before the terrorist attack on the USS Cole and 9/11 there was the attack of the United States Embassy Bombings on 8-7-98 at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya. The attack killed 11 people and wounded 85 more at Dar es Salaam, and killed 212 people, and wounded thousands more at the embassy in Nairobi. There was 12 Americans killed in the attacks. The attack was carried out by the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and Bin laden was placed on the FBI's most wanted list as a result.
  President Clinton ordered a failed attack on a pharmaceutical factory in retaliation for the attacks. But it was later discovered after an investigation after the missile attacks that the intelligence had been unreliable. I give him credit for at least trying to kill the terrorists responsible, because after the Cole attack neither Clinton, nor Bush had the political nerve to go after Bin laden again until he killed thousands of Americans on 9/11.  And that attack could not be ignored, and just swept under the carpet like the previous terrorist attacks. Two presidents just chose too look the other way, and hoped that Bin laden would grow tired of killing innocent people, and go back to being a millionaire living an easy life back in Saudi Arabia, and or Yemen. But they were both dead wrong in more ways than one.
  But the good news is that some of the low lifes that killed so many innocent people in the embassy bombings were hunted down like rats in an alley and taken out in various ways. In January 2009 two of the terrorists were killed by an manned American drone. Another terrorist was killed a year later in January 2010. And in June of 2011 one was killed by Somali security forces as he tried in vain to outrun bullets. He was considered one of the masterminds of the embassy bombings. And of course the old mass murderer himself, Bin laden was shot by an American Seal Team member.
 Lets just hope that the remaining ones left alive get taken out before they are caught and brought here to America where they can then be portrayed as helpless victims by the liberal left.