Terrorists and terrorism have been much in the news since the Boston Marathon was bombed twice on April 15. The more that we learn about the two brothers who are alleged to have done the bombing and their possible connections to a terrorist cell, the more we understand that our government has let us down again and is undergoing another massive cover-up operation. It looks more and more like Americans are being scammed by our own government again.
ThomasLifson stated his belief that the Obama regime is committing national security fraud with its handling of terrorist attacks. “The Obama administration sells falsehoods to the public as standard operating procedure, and most of the time succeeds because the public is ignorant, and the media uncurious. They are fraudsters, or as I like to call them, con men. And the smooth talker-in-chief is a really good one.”
AndrewMcCarthy, expert on Islamic terrorists and former federal prosecutor, shared several ways that the regime is committing fraud by planting false ideas in the minds of the America public in the government’s handling of the younger of the two Boston Marathon bombers. McCarthy explained the technicalities of the law and why the telling of untruths to the American public is fraud.
“Strange, isn’t it? We are governed by leftists given to finger-wagging about their commitment to due process and the rule of law – they’re not like those bad old warmongering Bushies. Still, here we are in the post-arrest phase of the civilian prosecution the administration was h…-bent on commencing – the phase when due process obliges government officials to remain mum about non-public investigative information that could taint the jury pool and undermine the defendant’s right to a fair trial – and we’re being inundated with stunning confession evidence.
“Remember, this is the same crowd that labels the Fort Hood massacre `workplace violence’ and won’t honor its victims with Purple Heart medals. To do so, they sniff, might prejudice the objectivity of the trial of a jihadist mass murderer who has publicly announced he’d like to plead guilty. Now, though, in Tsarnaev’s case, government agencies are leaking like sieves. Why?
“Because you are being softened up. Steered by its Gitmo Bar veterans and Lawyer Left compass, the Obama administration is executing a massive national-security fraud: the farce that the jihad against America can be judicialized, that civilian-court processes are a better answer to enemy warfare than are combat protocols.
“That is why Eric Holder’s Justice Department, together with the FBI, darted into federal court in Boston last Sunday evening to file the complaint against Tsarnaev….
“So now, the next necessary deception in the campaign is to convince you that … `the system worked.’ In reality, the civilian justice system did not work, and that is because it cannot work – not if the objective is the swift acquisition of vital national-defense information.”
McCarthy explained that it is impossible to obtain the necessary intelligence if Miranda warnings are given. He said that the administration has rolled out three “canards” about this situation. The first canard is the `public-safety exception.’ “The public is led to believe that this exception means agents have at least 48 hours of freewheeling interrogation before Miranda kicks in and the terrorist clams up upon lawyering up. This is brazenly false.
“The public-safety exception is an exceedingly limited end-around. It applies only when arrest is accompanied by an immediate threat to public safety….
“There is no 48 hours. The exception ends when the threat ends – which, in the view of most courts, happens as soon as the detainee is rendered defenseless.”
The second canard according to McCarthy is the “judge did it.” The administration intentionally spread the story about a magistrate judge “barging” into the hospital room to Mirandize the terrorist and thus ending the interrogation. “This, too, is utter nonsense.”
“As the Justice Department well knows, the filing of the criminal complaint is the action that vested the federal court with jurisdiction to act. The moment the complaint was filed, everyone involved in that decision knew that the rules of criminal procedure mandated a prompt `presentment’ hearing before a magistrate judge, who would be required by statute to advise Tsarnaev of his rights to counsel and to stop speaking with government agents….”
The third canard recognized by McCarthy is “we learned everything we needed to know in the Tsarnaev interrogation. Ridiculous. A competent intelligence debriefing involves weeks, if not months, of questioning….
“An intelligence debriefing means following the leads uncovered in the questioning of the detainee, then repeatedly coming back to the detainee for clarification and additional insight as new information is discovered. That is not something that can or should be permitted in the case of a criminal defendant presumed innocent; it is for the extraordinary case of a wartime enemy operative who is part of the forces waging jihad against our country.
McCarthy’s bottom line is that the Obama Administration is committing national security fraud by lying to the American public. He wants to know if we are going to fall for the lies.
Representative Tom Cotton questions the policies of the Obama Administration in preventing terrorist attacks: “I rise today to express grave doubts about the Obama Administration’s counterterrorism policies and programs. Counterterrorism is often shrouded in secrecy, as it should be, so let us judge by the results. In barely four years in office, five jihadists have reached their targets in the United States under Barack Obama: the Boston Marathon bombers, the underwear bomber, the Times Square bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, and in my own state – the Little Rock recruiting office shooter. In the over seven years after 9/11 under George W. Bush, how many terrorists reached their target in the United States? Zero! We need to ask, `Why is the Obama Administration failing in its mission to stop terrorism before it reaches its targets in the United States?’”