Pendleton Could Become Home to Guantanamo Detainees
orange county register ^ | January 15th, 2009 | Dena Bunis
Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:00:03 AM by kellynla
Camp Pendleton is apparently on the list of potential new homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees if and when President-elect Barack Obama makes good on his campaign promise to close the terrorist detention center.
The Associated Press is reporting that Obama will issue an executive order during his first week in office. As soon as he signs it the new administration will have to figure out what to do with the 250 al Qaeda and Taliban combatants.
And three House members from San Diego put Defense Secretary Bob Gates on notice this week that they don’t want to see Pendleton as the new home for these folks.
“”This decision could seriously endanger the mission,” at Pendleton, wrote Reps. Darrell Issa, Duncan Hunter, and Brian Bilbray.
What Does Leon Panetta Know About TWA 800
cashill.com ^ | 1/8/2008 | Jack Cashill
Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009 11:18:40 PM by Sioux-san
Last week, I received an email from a former 747 pilot named Thomas Young.
In early August 1996, Young explained, he was laid up in a Hong Kong hospital with a back injury. His employer, Polar Air Cargo, flew his wife Barbara out to join him. They had little else to do but watch TV. Here is what they saw.
“To say I was floored when I read the news item is an understatement. A ‘ceremonial’ meeting between a president elect and justices of the Supreme Court is somewhat traditional. HOWEVER, in this instance, it’s flat out wrong. Chief Justice Roberts has cases on the docket where Obama is the defendant or is the subject of the litigation. Roberts and the other eight justices have already held two ‘Distribution for Conferences’ on the Donofrio and Wrotnoski cases on Obama’s citizenship ineligibility. They just turned away one of Phil Berg’s cases a few days ago; that one is still in the Third Circuit. Tomorrow is the fourth case; another from Phil Berg.”
“On Wednesday, Roberts meets with the man at the heart of that case in private. Two days later, he sits down to discuss the case with the other justices after having a closed door meeting with the defendant! There is still the Lightfoot v Bowen case to be heard in conference, January 23, 2009. Again, Chief Justice Roberts will sit in that private meeting to discuss whether the case should go to oral arguments.”