February 14, 2007, - 3:53 pm

Padilla Walk Watch: USA Today’s Giant Valentine to a Terrorist

By Debbie Schlussel
Well, we can thank the Bush Administration for not fighting all the way to the Supreme Court on this issue and allowing terrorist Jose Padilla a/k/a Abdullah Al-Muhajir to be tried in a regular court. (And we can thank liberal Supes on the Court for causing the Bushies whimper away from the fight that never was.)
The front page cover story of today’s USA Today is a giant Valentine to terrorist Padilla/Al-Muhajir. The gist of the story is that our interrogators “tortured” Jose Padilla, and therefore, he is too traumatized to ever be tried.
The torture? Well, he was forced to sleep on a cement slab for a bed. Hello . . .? I have had criminal clients in jail for drunk driving and minor assault, and that’s where they all sleep. It ain’t a night at the Ritz. There aren’t any lush mattresses and 3,000-thread sheets. So sad, too bad.

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USA Today Hearts Padilla

Read the article and have a barf bag ready. That USA Today would devote an entire page-and-a-half to these absurd claims and lean so heavily in favor of this terrorist–who was in Qaeda leadership and wanted to destroy America–is nauseating. The New York Times covered this in January, but even that paper was far more balanced on this issue and didn’t put it on the front page.
But not surprising. That USA Today is pushing this non-issue is a hint of what’s to come during the Padilla trial. As I’ve noted, the judge-atrix, Miami Federal Judge Marcia Cooke, who is presiding (“presiding” is a generous term in her case and this trial) over the case, has already made rulings that aren’t on America’s side (fortunately, the Federal Court of Appeals overruled her on some of them).
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY AMERICA . . . FROM USA TODAY.

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11 Responses

What will it take for Lieberals to grow a brain? Padilla and his ilk would cut off their empty heads and play soccer with them. Maybe that would be putting a Lieberal to good use. Otherwise, they’re useless idiots.

FreethinkerNY on February 14, 2007 at 4:18 pm

Why do people not recognize this for what it is??
Straight from the al-qaeda handbook:
UK/BM-176 TO UK/BM-180 TRANSLATION
The al Qaeda manual presented here was made available by the FBI which distributed the manual on their website: http://www.fbi.gov
The object of bin Laden is to establish a “Caliphate according to the prophetís path.” To accomplish this objective he must induce others to engage in acts and would bring about a world economic collapse and social upheaval that would bring about the deaths of hundreds of millions. To contain this mad man the best weapon is the truth. The Disaster Center
Lesson Eighteen
PRISONS AND DETENTION CENTERS
IF AN INDICTMENT IS ISSUED AND THE TRIAL, BEGINS, THE BROTHER HAS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
1 . At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.
2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
3. Make arrangements for the brotherís defense with the attorney, whether he was retained by the brotherís family or court-appointed.
4. The brother has to do his best to know the names of the state security officers, who participated in his torture and mention their names to the judge.[These names may be obtained from brothers who had to deal with those officers in previous cases.]
5. Some brothers may tell and may be lured by the state security investigators to testify against the brothers [i.e. affirmation witness ], either by not keeping them together in the same prison during the trials, or by letting them talk to the media. In this case, they have to be treated gently, and should be offered good advice, good treatment, and pray that God may guide them.
6. During the trial, the court has to be notified of any mistreatment of the brothers inside the prison.
7. It is possible to resort to a hunger strike, but i t is a tactic that can either succeed or fail.
8. Take advantage of visits to communicate with brothers outside prison and exchange information that may be helpful to them in their work outside prison [according to what occurred during the investigations]. The importance of mastering the art of hiding messages is self evident here.
-When the brothers are transported from and to the prison [on their way to the court] they should shout Islamic slogans out loud from inside the prison cars to impress upon the people and their family the need to support Islam.
-Inside the prison, the brother should not accept any work that may belittle or demean him or his brothers, such as the cleaning of the prison bathrooms or hallways.
-The brothers should create an Islamic program for themselves inside the prison, as well as recreational and educational ones, etc.
-The brother in prison should be a role model in selflessness. Brothers should also pay attention to each others needs and should help each other and unite vis a vis the prison officers.

Grinchnet on February 14, 2007 at 4:31 pm

I assume we are to believe that Padilla’s accomodations in the terror training camps in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq all have AAA approval?

justamomof4 on February 14, 2007 at 5:50 pm

Thank you, Grinchnet. Very informative post. The enemy is using our justice system against us. Too many judges and other officials are Leftist Dhimmis and enablers of evil.

FreethinkerNY on February 14, 2007 at 6:17 pm

The ol jihad manual says:
-Inside the prison, the brother should not accept any work that may belittle or demean him or his brothers, such as the cleaning of the prison bathrooms or hallways.
Down South the warden says: (With heavy deep south accent)
“Hey Mohamad, you better get yo ass in there and scrub that head or I’m gonna clean it with yo tongue”.
The USA Yoday: What a waste of bandwidth or a good tree.

Southernops on February 14, 2007 at 8:09 pm

Realizing that this comment section is probably more meant for feel good anonymous jingoism, I still feel compelled to ask what you all feel is the acceptable threshold for depriving prisoners of commonly accepted rights. Now I am not here to say that he was or was not mistreated, but it is my (non-lawyer) understanding that it at least warrants some looking into.
Now in the case of Padilla, it was pretty obvious that he was a terrorist bent on violent action against Americans (which I presume is the accepted standard here for the ìscrew their rightsî approach), but how certain should we be that the suspect is really a terrorist? And for that matter, is their any distinction between different types of people with affiliations with al-Quaeda (say a confused kid who attends rallies versus a hardened killer)? And if so, what level do you all support the use of cruel and/or unusual punishment?
Just curious.

FeynmanFanGirl on February 14, 2007 at 11:49 pm

Didn’t you people know? Anything that’s not white is good. That’s why none of the laws apply to Mexicans invading the country, muslims can shoot down infidels in Utah without a peep from the media, genocide against whites in Africa goes unreported, genocide against whites in Serbia is applauded, and on and on and on. OF COURSE it’s great that this guy is a muslim, fanatical murderer; he wants to murder bad white people!

davidlanham on February 15, 2007 at 12:24 am

What the Fuck ever! These asshole terrorists get treated better than anyone in the armed forces anyday, except for the Air Force. Boo-hoo, he slept on a concrete slab, try serving in Iraq, Dipshit. Sorry for the language but these POS bring it out. If he wants to join Jihad so damn bad send him to Afghanistan and then the military can kill him in a firefight.

Minnie Mouse on February 15, 2007 at 1:47 am

So in other words Minnie…the government’s only obligation in terms of the treatment of suspects is that it is superior to a war zone?

FeynmanFanGirl on February 15, 2007 at 2:06 am

The prisoners conditions are far superior to that of a soldier. Many of the prisoners get fat because they are fed so well. They are allowed to read and pray, among other things. Besides he’s a PRISONER of WAR, it’s not a COUNTRY CLUB! If you don’t want to be in prison, don’t try to join the Taliban, plain and simple.

Minnie Mouse on February 15, 2007 at 9:48 am

Leicester54: calling a woman you disagree with “Sweetheart” is a sexist term. Watch out. Your fellow hypocrite Liberals may send you to a re-education camp for some much needed sensitivity training. And don’t worry. Your precious Padilla will receive better justice from our courts than he and his Jihadist friends would give to us.

FreethinkerNY on February 15, 2007 at 2:33 pm

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