Just some of the news regarding the War on Terrorism the past few days. It appears that our fickle ally Yemen has freed yet another terrorist wanted by American Authorities. His name is Anwar al-Awlaki. I am currently looking for more information on this terrorist. One report states that the Government of Yemen did in fact free him, I also saw another article repeating the same thing. But never the less, his being freed by the terrorist loving nation of Yemen comes as no surprise to me.
In other news our US Military has filed charges against Bin Ladens former body guard Ali Hazmza Suliman al Bahlul as reported by Reuters News Service. This sicko is being charged with developing a "recruiting video glorifying the bombing of the USS Cole." Its disgusting to even think about how these idiots will sit around getting their jollies as they view the carnage created by their fellow terrorists in a video. Of course he is also being charged with conspiracy, and solicitation to commit murder, and providing the support for terrorism. Thank God its a military court. Otherwise with all the sympathy floating around here lately in America for these killers, otherwise he would probably go free.
And then we have the local yokel Hassan Abu-Jihaad who is being tried for providing material support to his terrorist friends with the intent to kill his fellow Americans. This psycho actually sent his terrorist friends email while serving on the USS Benfold praising Osama Bin Laden and the other terrorists who attacked the USS Cole. Its a shame that some of his shipmates did not catch him in the act. I think his punishment at that time would have been much more sever than what the government will dish out to him. Another interesting tidbit in the news was how the Defense Department awarded some individuals the "Medal for the War on Terrorism". I don't disagree with them getting their award and the recognition. Congrats to all of them! But seeing how our son, and 16 of his mates were killed in the same war and have yet to receive the same medal baffle me. We were told by two administrations that he was killed in the war on terror. Yet when we requested that his tombstone reflect that, we were denied. Yet one of the recipients only served 37 days and and received the medal. Our son paid with his life. But that's only another question that we want to put forth to our politicians in person at a congressional hearing. I hope!
And finally for today Washington officials denied a proposed design for a National Memorial to Victims of Terrorism. I personally am glad. Only because the design would not have reflected all the Victims prior to 9/11. That action by officials stunned me. Normally our politicians and officials go with the most haired brain ideas someone can think of. Or maybe it was because the design was of 76 naked females that figured into their denial. Who thinks these designs up anyway? That design is something a bunch of old hippies tripping out on acid would have put forward.