October 19, 2009, - 11:07 am
I’ve been warning about this for years: that so long as Europe continues to become ever more Muslim-dominated, when we share our intelligence with them, we’re essentially sharing it with Islamic terrorists and/or their enablers in European governments.
Binyam Mohamed: Does He Look Like a Pakistani “Tourist” to You?
And, now, there’s yet another example of this coming to fruition. It will jeopardize the lives of our undercover operatives, expose our methods, sources, and tactics, and further weaken our efforts to uncover and defeat the enemy.
A British court ruled that the British government must disclose U.S. intelligence related to the alleged torture of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, a move the U.K. argued could jeopardize future intelligence sharing.
Britain’s High Court ruled Friday that seven paragraphs that were removed from material released after a 2008 ruling on the case of British resident Binyam Mohamed should be made public. The court said releasing the redacted material was in the public interest, and ruled that doing so would pose no serious threat to U.K. national security — reversing a decision it made last year when it chose to withhold the paragraphs.
And, predictably, our wimpy officials won’t outright denounce this absurdity:
AU.S. intelligence official appeared to back up the judge’s verdict by suggesting this case wouldn’t jeopardize cooperation between U.S. and U.K. spy services. “This is a crucial intelligence relationship and will remain so,” said George Little, a spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency.
At the U.S. State Department, however, spokesman Ian Kelly declined to say whether releasing the information would damage the relationship with the British government. “I’ll just say that this principle of the confidentiality of intelligence, sensitive information, is central to our intelligence relationships,” he said.
No s***, Sherlock. Of course, it will hurt our intelligence gathering. But sadly, it won’t make us change a damned thing. We’ll still share information with the Brits, and, in the future, their discretion with our information will continue to decrease. It’s ridiculous. But who says logic ever enters into the picture when it comes to our spies and the way our country “fights”–or rather, doesn’t fight–the Islamic threat.
By the way, Binyam Mohamed was, indeed, a terrorist. The man was traveling with convicted Islamic terrorist Jose Padilla a/k/a Abdullah Al-Muhajir, when he was arrested in April 2002 at the Karachi airport. Why was he in Pakistan, even though he’s from Ethiopia and holds British residency? There are no Islamic holy sites in Pakistan. There are only terrorist groups that train other terrorists and help them plan attacks. Karachi isn’t a frequent vacation getaway for starving Ethiopians, who usually don’t even have the means to go to travel to Pakistan, much less even know of the country’s existence.
This case reminds me of that of another past Gitmo detainee, Mohammed El-Gharani, another “innocent” Muslim from Chad, who was captured in Pakistan, when he was fourteen. Black Africans from places like Chad and Ethiopia don’t just “end up” in Pakistan by accident. They usually don’t even have the resources to travel there . . . unless they’re terrorists. They’re not in Pakistan to “enjoy an island paradise.” They’re there to “get to Paradise.”
This guy, Binyam Mohamed, is no innocent man. It’s clear he was up to no good. And it’s quite clear he was a terrorist. If someone from Alaska was traveling with John Gotti in Bensonhurst, became a made man, and hung out at the Ravenite social club, I doubt we’d be saying, well, he wasn’t a mobster.
But, fortunately, in those cases, our undercover agents investigating the matter wouldn’t be at the mercy of a boneheaded British Judge living amidst a sea of Cosa Nostra (in this case, Islamia Nostra).
One other thing: in conjunction with the British court’s decision, MI5 chief, Jonathan Evans, made a public statement that Britain doesn’t torture Al Qaeda suspects. Why make that statement? Because this isn’t about finding out crucial intelligence info on Binyam Mohamed. The British High Court has know reason to know what’s in Mohamed’s file. This is about putting America on trial and about attacking America for alleged “torture” of Mohamed.
Ain’t it great to have “allies”? Winston Churchill is turning over in his grave.
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