I swear, if the conservatives in the United States could think before doing something stupid, this country might be in more trouble than it already is. Now they want the United States government to work with an organization that the government itself has said is a terrorist organization and in the process have committed a crime against the United States. Let’s have these fine outstanding citizens be renditioned like every other terrorist sympathizer.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former national security adviser Fran Townsend and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey all attended a forum organized by supporters of Mujaheddin-e Khalq (MEK).
The MEK is a communist group that helped Saddam Hussein carry out attacks against Iraq’s Shiite population in the 1990s. The group attacked Americans in Iran in the 1980s and helped with the 1979 takeover of the US embassy in Tehran.
The US designated the MEK a foreign terrorist organization in January 2009.
So we don’t care that this group has attacked and killed Americans. We don’t care that this group doesn’t like America. And we don’t care that they were associates of one of the leaders of the “Axis of Evil”. When did I get sent to Bizarro world? These people are murderers, thugs, and don’t care one iota about us.
Giuliani and the former Bush officials, however, sided with the group due to their opposition to the current Iranian regime.
“Appeasement of dictators leads to war, destruction and the loss of human lives,” Giuliani told the forum. “For your organization to be described as a terrorist organization is just really a disgrace.”
“The United States should not just be on your side,” he said. “It should be enthusiastically on your side. You want the same things we want.”
“If the United States truly wants to put pressure on the Iranian regime, it takes more than talk and it takes more than sanctions,” Townsend declared.
Now let’s see here. When W. was President, any speaking out for a group labeled as a Terrorist organization could cause you to disappear for any length of time. It is spelled out in “Bush’s Law” by Eric Lichtblau. And many people were detained without reason and charges because they did the exact same thing that these conservatives just did. And most of these conservatives were part of the government that were advocating detaining people for speaking out. But anyways, here is why these conservatives are breaking the law like the common thugs that most of us know that they are.
Georgetown University law professor and attorney David Cole believes that under US law, the group of conservatives may have gone too far.
“The problem is that the United States government has labeled the Mujahedeen Khalq a ‘foreign terrorist organization,’ making it a crime to provide it, directly or indirectly, with any material support,” he wrote in Monday’s edition of the New York Times. “It is therefore a felony, the government has argued, to file an amicus brief on behalf of a ‘terrorist’ group, to engage in public advocacy to challenge a group’s ‘terrorist’ designation or even to encourage peaceful avenues for redress of grievances.”
The Supreme Court has ruled that any “advocacy performed in coordination with, or at the direction of, a foreign terrorist organization” is a crime.
Oh No, Mr. Bill! These conservatives have broken laws that the Supreme Court has already decided on. Damn, it just sucks that these people can’t follow our own laws. Why do they hate America so much?
“Material support meant to ‘promot[e] peaceable, lawful conduct’ can further terrorism by foreign groups in multiple ways,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts. “Such support frees up other resources within the organization that may be put to violent ends. It also importantly helps lend legitimacy to foreign terrorist groups-legitimacy that makes it easier for those groups to persist, to recruit members, and to raise funds-all of which facilitate more terrorist attacks.”
Only weeks after Mukasey was sworn in a President George W. Bush’s attorney general, leaders of what was once the largest Muslim charity in the United States were found guilty on a similar principle: they were providing material support for Hamas.
I want Mukasey, Guiliani, Ridge, and townsend arrested for providing material support for a Terrorist group. These people are the ones that put the laws into place that made this illegal. The fact that they are openly flaunting the fact that they can break the law and not suffer any consequences is downright sickening. Arrest them and detain them because they are “material witnesses” about a terrorist group. Hold them in isolation cells and subject them to the heat, cold, a stress positions that others were subjected to. They deserve nothing less. And it helps the United States in the War against Terrorism.
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