Saturday, September 19, 2009

Video: Joe Wilson Cries, Apologizes

This hatepublican admits his despicable behavior was wrong. But that still leaves many others whom attacking Obama is a political strategy.

Pakistan Police raid US-Contracted Security Firm

The administration seems to be following the same path as the Bush gang when it comes to private security firms in war zones. If it was a disaster under Bush why does Obama remain silent with the abuses going on now. Is it because we lack the necessary troops to fight our wars that we have to use mercenaries? In that case, we have to rethink our national security strategy. This includes removing troops stationed in Western Europe defending against a non-existent enemy. It might also mean removing troops from Korea. It's time for our allies to defend themselves. America is not the world's policeman. Or, at least, not anymore.

Pakistani police raided a local security firm that helps protect the U.S. Embassy on Saturday, seizing dozens of allegedly unlicensed weapons at a time when unusually intense media scrutiny of America's use of private contractors has deepened anti-U.S. sentiment.

Two employees of the Inter-Risk company were arrested during the raids in Islamabad, police official Rana Akram said. Reporters were shown the seized weapons — 61 assault rifles and nine pistols. Akram said police were seeking the firm's owner.

Zazi, al Qaeda Terror Link FBI Investigation is Suspect

There is something wrong here. You're telling me that this investigation has been going on for over a year, and the FBI depends on the admission of the suspect to have a case? No arrests have been made. No bomb materials, no tapes, no plans. That sounds to me like another botched investigation. This clearly demonstrates, once again, that the FBI is not cut out to stop terrorism. We need another agency that has the power and expertise to investigation terrorism - international or domestic.

A 24-year-old Denver man with ties to Al Qaeda is expected to voluntarily answer questions again Saturday in an FBI terror investigation. Najibullah Zazi is not under arrest, but was reportedly involved in an intended terrorist attack against the United States, a senior U.S. intelligence official said.

Agents have been monitoring Zazi and four others as part of the investigation. Zazi's father cooperated with agents on Friday, undergoing questioning.

Zazi's attorney says there's "absolutely no way" his client is linked to a terrorist plot. He dismisses reports of a plot as "a rumor."

Asked by reporters if his son is frightened, Mohammed Zazi says "If you don't have anything, why would you be scared?"

Zazi, who until now had protested that he had no connection to Al Qaeda, changed his story Friday afternoon. Zazi reportedly told officials that he had received explosives training and may plead guilty as part of a deal to cooperate with the government.