The domestic terrorist surveillance program passed a major obstacle:
A federal appeals court panel in Cincinnati yesterday dismissed a lawsuit challenging President Bush’s domestic terrorist surveillance program, ruling that those who brought the suit —led by the American Civil Liberties Union – did not have the legal authority to do so.
It would have been too obvious to have Al Qaeda in the court room rather than simply let the ACLU representative do their dirty work.
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit panel did not rule on the legality of the surveillance program but vacated a 2006 order by a lower court in Detroit that found the post-September 11 program to be unconstitutional, violating rights to privacy and free speech and the separation of powers.
Now there’s a real predicament; trying to determine whether or not it should be ‘legal’ to monitor and collect intelligence on terrorist cells in the United States while being careful not to ‘violate their Constitutional, privacy, and free speech rights’.
The majority opinion was written by Appeals Court Judge Alice Moore Batchelder, who recently was considered by Mr. Bush as a potential nominee for a U.S. Supreme Court seat that ultimately went to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. She was named to the bench by the first President Bush in June 1991. Judge Batchelder was joined by Appeals Court Judge Julie Smith Gibbons, named to the bench in 2002 by Mr. Bush. Both said the plaintiffs had failed to show they were subject to the surveillance.
ACLU lawyers Noel Saleh, Mohammed Abdrabboh, and Nabih Ayad, are known terrorist supporters and should be targeted for surveillance, prosecution and prison, but aren’t. Between them, there are multiple crimes including witness tampering and the funding of terrorist organizations through front charities and businesses. Saleh heads the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) in Dearborn Michigan which receives millions of tax dollars. His agency funded commercial driving lessons and tried to obtain HazMat licenses for members of the Detroit Al-Qaeda terror cell. Abdrabboh is a Palestinian, ACLU of Michigan Board Member, Michigan Civil Rights Commission Chair, and terrorist defense attorney. Both Abdrabboh and Ayad travel extensively to the Middle East to meet Lebanese and Syrian officials with ties to Hezbollah. They are connected to a Detroit charity that donated millions to HAMAS and raised money for terrorists in Iraq. Ayad was the attorney for Omar Abdel-Fatah Al-Shishani, detained at Detroit Metro Airport with millions in phony checks earmarked for Al Qaeda.
Fatuous litigation by the ACLU involves lawsuits against the Department of Transportation for barring non-U.S. citizens from working as airport screeners and teaming up with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a satellite network for terrorist cells, to oppose policies that would use common sense and single out the likeliest candidates for acts of terrorism. The ACLU abetted Maher Mofeid Hawash, a software engineer prosecuted and subsequently imprisoned for passing material to the Taliban and Al Qaeda.
It also defended Lynne Stewart, the infamous radical lawyer who acted as a liaison between her client, “blind sheik” Omar Abdel Rahman, and the Egyptian-based terrorist faction the Islamic Group. After she was sentenced the ACLU lamented that is was “a chilling testament to what is being done to individual rights and to the rule of law itself in the name of fighting terrorism”
Surveillance and intelligence gathering on domestic threats is an absolute necessity. The terrorists in this country depend on the ACLU and ‘invasion of privacy’ fears to get away with their activity. The paranoid and the self-absorbed types, who think the NSA listens in on their phone conversations with Grandma, are wasting their angst.
To the ACLU, treason and terrorist activities in the name of ‘freedom’ is a civil liberty. It is the apparatus for every subversive, nihilist, anti democratic malignancy that exists. They don’t really believe in the principles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They tout them when it’s convenient and use it as a tool of coercion against the rest of us.
Roger Baldwin, ACLU founder, was very succinct:
“I have been to Europe several times, mostly in connection with international radical activities…and have traveled in the United States to areas of conflict over workers rights to strike and organize. My chief aversion is the system of greed, private profit, privilege and violence which makes up the control of the world today, and which has brought it to the tragic crisis of unprecedented hunger and unemployment… Therefore, I am for Socialism, disarmament and ultimately, for the abolishing of the State itself…I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal”.
Do steer away from making it look like a Socialist enterprise…We want also to look like patriots in everything we do. We want to get a good lot of flags, talk a good deal about the Constitution and what our forefathers wanted to make of this country, and to show that we are really the folks that really stand for the spirit of our institutions.”
Never has an organization worked so hard to erode the civil rights and liberties of citizens in the guise of ‘preservation’.
Judging by the ACLU’s anatomy and its brand of clientele, they share a common denominator: They would sacrifice America for Islamofascism, communism, and felonious illegal aliens in exchange for a spiritless, subjugated vestige.