Thursday, February 04, 2010

More Proof That Dick Cheney Is Full Of Shit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nigerian suspect in a failed Christmas Day airliner bombing turned against the cleric who claims to be his teacher and has helped the U.S. hunt for the radical preacher, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian who faces terrorism charges in the Christmas bombing, has been cooperating with the FBI for days, providing information about his contacts in Yemen and the al-Qaeda affiliate that operates there.

Abdulmutallab agreed to cooperate after FBI flew to Nigeria and returned to the U.S. with Abdulmutallab's family members. In a federal prison cell outside Detroit, Abdulmutallab's father and uncle persuaded him to cooperate with the FBI, according to a U.S. official briefed on the talks who also spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing case.

So, he wasn't flown to GITMO and held without charges?

He wasn't subjected to torture?

He wasn't waterboarded?

No "enhanced interogation" techniques were used?

Just a criminal arrest, the FBI was allowed to do it's job, he was given his Miranda rights, he was allowed to get a lawyer, and he is spilling his guts like he's commiting seppuku. He's singing like Taylor Fucking Swift!

So the American Criminal Justice system really does work better than some cobbled together simulation of a banana republic military dictatorship!

Who saw THAT coming?!?

Close GITMO.

Bring them all to the U.S.

File criminal charges and try them in court or let them go.


m.v. said...

wow you are on the roll of whatever that is.dick cheney is a private citizen,who cares what he is full of. obama owns gitmo since being sworn in last year. he also owns illegal detentions without trial etc. on the other hand turning over some 23-year-old schmuck is all the evidence of the greatness of american justice system we ever needed.

Midtown Miscreant said...

You are also assuming he is giving them accurate info......remember Weapons of Mass Destruction? Sure Cheney is full of shit, so's the FBI, the CIA, and 99.9 pct of the Administration, present , past, and future. I'm a little skeptical that a guy who is so fanatical as to set his own junk on fire, while failing to blow himself up, is being forthright and honest with the people he wants to kill. That's just me though.

Xavier Onassis said...

MM - Story is, the technique the FBI used was to accuse him of not being devoted to Jihad. Like maybe he fucked up hi crotch-bomb on purpose because he wasn't really serious.

He started singing to prove how serious he was.


Xavier Onassis said...

m.v. - Dick Cheney is a "private citizen" who can't shut the fuck up about how much he thinks Obama is putting the U.S. at risk by backing away from the totalatarian, draconian, banana republic dictatorship policies of the Bush administration.

Looks to me like the criminal approach is working a whole lot better and is much more transparent than the "presumed guilty lock them away forever, torture them for years and avoid any accountability" approach of the last 8 years.

Joe said...

It goes against everything we stand for as Americans to hold "suspects" for years without charges. Try them, convict them or free them. Gitmo should already be closed and those held already put on trial. It makes me ashamed to be an American.

The DLC said...

You should have picked someone other than Taylor Swift for your analogy. She is a terrible singer.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

They got his father, who had turned him in to begin with, to come to the U.S. and persuade him to talk. How many times is that going to happen in the future? I'll give the admin this much. They sure know how to deal with the no snitching rule. Maybe we should bring them to KC to help us out with our crime problems.

Midtown Miscreant said...

The no snitching rule only applies to todays gangsta while they are on the street. Trust me, when they get pinched, they sing like a canary. I'm still skeptical that this jihad douche bag is giving any credible info. If they rolled that easy, Gitmo would have been empty a long time ago.