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Source tells Glenn Beck: DOJ negotiating with Egyptian government for return of “blind sheikh”?
Hotair ^ | 09/17/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 09/17/2012 7:31:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I'm going to inch out onto the limb and predict that the Foreign Policy President will not, repeat not, be handing over this cretin before election day.

The U.S. State Department is currently in negotiations with the Egyptian government for the transfer of custody of Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as “the Blind Sheikh,” for humanitarian and health reasons, a source close to the the Obama administration told TheBlaze ...

The negotiations are allegedly part of the ongoing discussions with the Egyptian government to resolve the crisis plaguing the Middle East, the source told TheBlaze. Calls to the State Department for comment referred us to the Department of Justice, and nothing has been confirmed.

The Blind Sheikh is serving a life sentence in American prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His release has been called one of the top priorities of the new Islamist administration in Egypt. Many have pinpointed the cause of last week‘s unrest in Egypt to be protests over the Blind Sheikh’s release– not an anti-Islam YouTube video.

Read Tom Joscelyn’s post from last week on the blind sheikh as a cause celebre among Egyptian Islamists during the embassy assault. No less a jihadi than Ayman al-Zawahiri mentioned the sheikh by name in his video eulogy for Abu Yahya al-Libi released on September 10th, the day before the attack in Benghazi and the standoff in Cairo. It’s also true, as the Blaze claims, that the sheikh’s release is a goal for the new Islamist government. Morsi mentioned him more than once on the campaign trail; there are enough hardboiled Islamists in the Egyptian electorate that securing Rahman’s release would be a huge political coup for Morsi and the MB.

Just one question: What would Obama get out of it, assuming he followed through on this in a second term? His credibility on counterterrorism would be shattered instantly; all the GOP accusations of appeasement, which have failed to get traction against the guy who ordered Bin Laden taken out, would finally have a track to run on. After years of trying, the Dems have finally pulled even with the GOP on the question of which party is better on fighting terror; hard for me to believe O’s going to give that away in one fell swoop. Granted, a lame duck wouldn’t have to worry about his own reelection but he would have to worry about vulnerable Democrats in Congress, whom he’d need to achieve any of his second-term goals. And no, needless to say, “humanitarian and health reasons” won’t be enough to justify the release. That wouldn’t have flown even before Britain gave the Lockerbie bomber back to Libya, but after Megrahi lingered for years after doctors had given him six months to live, that all but ensured no western government will ever try that excuse again.

Besides, what could Morsi offer Obama that would make it worth his while to take a political hit this big? Reaffirming the peace treaty with Israel wouldn’t be enough. For one thing, the Muslim Brotherhood’s promise isn’t worth jack; for another thing, making a concession to an “ally”/adversary simply so that they’ll maintain the status quo is essentially the definition of appeasement. To do something like this, I think, O would need Morsi’s cooperation in brokering some sort of peace deal between Hamas and Israel. But Morsi won’t do that, of course, because then he’ll be demagogued into political ruin by Egyptian Salafists who hate Israel and won’t tolerate any accommodation with them. Which is to say, there’s basically nothing Morsi can do for Obama to warrant a concession this big, which makes me skeptical that any deal would ever be done. Or am I missing something?

Update: While we’re on the subject of Obama and our maybe “ally”/maybe not, any official White House response to this?

Washington has a broad range of interests in Egypt as it shifts from authoritarian to representative rule, ranging from security cooperation and regional peace to political pluralism and religious tolerance. The United States should be willing to extend economic and military aid to Egypt commensurate with the latter’s needs and its commitment to partner in advance of common objectives. But in working out the details of this new arrangement, our president should not give his personal imprimatur to leaders who espouse repulsive, abhorrent views that undermine a vital U.S. national security interest.

To that end, Obama should explicitly condition any meeting with Morsi on the latter’s clear and public renunciation of 9/11 revisionism. This position would present Morsi with a stark choice: He can either repudiate the hate-filled conspiracies that he has helped to sow and reap the benefits of Obama’s embrace, or he can expose himself as an irresponsible ideologue with whom few members of the international community will want to deal. Failure to lay down a marker with Morsi before he comes to New York means Morsi may never have to make that choice.

Yes, the leader of our “ally” is in fact a dirty, dirty Truther. If O’s dumb enough to hold a press availability with him when he visits in a few weeks, someone had better ask Morsi about it.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 199302; 19930226; blindsheik; egypt; glennbeck; omarabdelrahman; waronterror

1 posted on 09/17/2012 7:32:00 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/6684.htm

September 16, 2012 Special Dispatch No.4958

Muhammad Al-Zawahiri, Brother Of Al-Qaeda Leader, Proposes 10-Year ‘Hudna’ To The West

See #6

Hey, Obama always said he’d negotiate with the enemy.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 7:35:12 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What? He’s not asking them to wait until after the election?


3 posted on 09/17/2012 7:39:38 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: SeekAndFind

Releasing this murderer is the demand of the Islamists.

If Obama was a double agent, Manchurian Candidate, this is exactly what we would expect him to do.

Did they put Obama in power exactly for this?

Or is it a secret concession to stop the Iranian bomb or something?

Al Qadea to Obama: Look, just release our Sheik and we will hold back on the annihilating Israel stuff for a while. We promise.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know about Obama wanting this deal because he is a politically shrewd master of machinations, but Eric Holder would give up the Blind Sheik or even his mother is they were such problems as the Sheik is.

Remember, Holder, at Clinton’s bidding, helped obtain pardons for American Weathermen marxist terrorists and 16 Puerto Rican marxist terrorists of the FALN.

Given the recidivism rate of GITMO detainees (i.e. POWs), you could bet your bippy that the Blind Sheik would be out in the streets of the “Umma” 5 minutes after he landed in Egypt.

Not a good scene for Obama BEFORE the election. If he wins, he couldn’t give a flying F**K what he does after it because no one could touch him.

Remember, we are dealing with the most politicaly, ideological, and morally corrupt administration in the history of the U.S.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE ABILITY OF OUR DEMOCRAT LEADERS TO BETRAY THIS COUNTRY UNDER SOME RUBRIC OF IMPROVING RELATIONS WITH THE 9TH CENTRY JIHADISTS NOW RUNNING MUCH OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

Neville Chamberlain was a pure amateur, through blindness, compared to Obama and Holder (Hillary is so politically ambitious that she would, like the good marxist-lite she is, sell out her country for the Oval Office).

November 6th makes or breaks America.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:36 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: SeekAndFind

The Blind Sheikh May be Released to Egypt
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2932600/posts


6 posted on 09/17/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: SeekAndFind
If they are serious then it is way past time for INTERNMENT CAMPS -- not relocation of all with some going to internment like in WWII -- but only INTERNMENT of Islamists for the duration of Islamism's war against us.

Be a Muslim but NOT an Islamist (political Islam, sharia law advocate) and you can stay at home like the rest of us.

Islamists are starting to act a little too aggressively here and they need to be put where they cannot do us anymore harm.

I'm sick of hearing Islamist crap like.. "We're against all forms of violence.. whether it's from Christians, Jews, or criminals who claim to be Muslim. Let us teach you about Islam."

7 posted on 09/17/2012 7:53:03 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: SeekAndFind
One of the intended goals of the coordinated violence and murders in Embassy and other attacks around the Muslim world was to get the “Blind Sheik” , the man who planned and coordinated the 1995 World Trade Center truck bombing that destroyed a large portion of one of the buildings, released from his American jail cell and sent back to Egypt where he was a high level leader of the Muslim Brotherhood before he traveled to the US to carry out terrorist acts against the United States.

He is major hero in the Arab world for his terrorist acts against the US and he has never shown one bit of remorse for the crimes he has committed. In fact, he is open about the fact that if he ever gets out of prison, he will work even harder at his terror activities.

This guy is far worse than the Libyan Pan Am bomber that was released from jail in Scotland. Unlike the Libyan who claimed to have terminal cancer with a few weeks to live, there is no humanitarian justification for releasing the Blind Sheik.

If he is released, it pretty much confirms that Obama is collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood against the America.

There may even be a conflict of interest because Eric Holder's law firm is the major players who are acting as the Lawyers for the release of the terrorist prisoners in Guantanamo Bay . At least 20 of the Justice Department appointees who followed Holder from his law firm to the DOJ to take high level positions in the DOJ were Gitmo Terrorist Lawyers. It is probable that they are also representing the Sheik as well.
dozen or so
Holder was also the person responsible the Clinton pardon of the FMLN terrorists who responsible for several murders in connection with a number of terror bombings that staged here in the US

8 posted on 09/17/2012 7:56:02 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind
One of the intended goals of the coordinated violence and murders in Embassy and other attacks around the Muslim world was to get the “Blind Sheik” , the man who planned and coordinated the 1995 World Trade Center truck bombing that destroyed a large portion of one of the buildings, released from his American jail cell and sent back to Egypt where he was a high level leader of the Muslim Brotherhood before he traveled to the US to carry out terrorist acts against the United States.

He is major hero in the Arab world for his terrorist acts against the US and he has never shown one bit of remorse for the crimes he has committed. In fact, he is open about the fact that if he ever gets out of prison, he will work even harder at his terror activities.

This guy is far worse than the Libyan Pan Am bomber that was released from jail in Scotland. Unlike the Libyan who claimed to have terminal cancer with a few weeks to live, there is no humanitarian justification for releasing the Blind Sheik.

If he is released, it pretty much confirms that Obama is collaborating with the Muslim Brotherhood against the America.

There may even be a conflict of interest because Eric Holder's law firm is the major players who are acting as the Lawyers for the release of the terrorist prisoners in Guantanamo Bay . At least 20 of the Justice Department appointees who followed Holder from his law firm to the DOJ to take high level positions in the DOJ were Gitmo Terrorist Lawyers. It is probable that they are also representing the Sheik as well.
dozen or so
Holder was also the person responsible the Clinton pardon of the FMLN terrorists who responsible for several murders in connection with a number of terror bombings that staged here in the US

9 posted on 09/17/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: griswold3
Headline: Obama negotiates Ten Years of Peace with Al Qaeda!


10 posted on 09/17/2012 8:00:17 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Dogbert41
“What? He’s not asking them to wait until after the election?”

Maybe Obama and gang have read the internal polls that show he is going to lose.

This may be his only chance to get his blind buddy back to Egypt.

Then he can count on some generous donations to the Obama Library and Center for World Justice and Peace in Honolulu.

11 posted on 09/17/2012 8:07:53 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: garjog
Oh, it’t going to happen. Just be thankful the proposed peace treaty is for 10 years instead of 7 years.
12 posted on 09/17/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

“Just be thankful the proposed peace treaty is for 10 years instead of 7 years.”

This is getting crazy. Could we really be facing the end of the world? We could be the last generation since Adam.

Just checked this Bible prophesy website:

“The Bible teaches a literal 7 year end-times period that is apparent to any person who takes the time to connect the dots.

“The seven year end-times period begins with the peace treaty of prophecy (called the covenant with death). The peace treaty will be between Israel and the surrounding nations, brokered by international powers.

” Israel will give away land in exchange for an internationally guaranteed peace. Half of Jerusalem will be given away. In exchange, Israel will be given half of the Temple Mount on which to build a Temple, unobstructed by Moslems. The evidence is that a wall will be built just north of the Dome of the Rock, separating the Temple Mount into a Jewish section and a Moslem section.”

http://ad2004.com/prophecytruths/Articles/Prophecy/7yrsproof.html


13 posted on 09/17/2012 8:16:39 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: garjog

14 posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:29 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: griswold3

“Obama always said he’d negotiate with the enemy.”

Could this be the October Surprise?

Negotiated peace in the ME and a laying down of arms (wink, wink) of Al Qadea?

Obama the Peacemaker! He brought peace in the Middle East! No more Republican wars. Iran and Palestinians recognize Israel at obama’s request. He is the greatest US president ever!


15 posted on 09/17/2012 8:24:11 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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16 posted on 09/17/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: garjog
Christ said the ‘days’ of Dainel would be shortened for the ‘elects’ sake. When it begins it won't last 7 years, more like a few months at most.
17 posted on 09/17/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: garjog

Kinda like negotiating with the Bloods. What will the Cripts (ansar al islam) do?


18 posted on 09/17/2012 8:28:58 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Could be a great opportunity here.

Release him to the Egyptian government with a homing chip implanted, then kill him and his cohorts with a drone strike!

Oh sorry, I forgot who the "present" is...

19 posted on 09/17/2012 9:36:48 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: garjog
The October surprise is probably to destabilize everything as much as possible. If that is the case then he and those around him having something else in mind for the country regardless who wins. We the people lose is no doubt what he is betting on.
20 posted on 09/17/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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To: rdcbn

February 1993 was the WTC bombing.


21 posted on 09/18/2012 12:03:41 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

February 1993 was the WTC bombing

Yeah, it was ‘93 not ‘95.

My bad, I have not yet mastered the keyboard and composition from a cell phone touch screen.

Seems I also few other typos as well


22 posted on 09/18/2012 12:17:43 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: SeekAndFind

I propose we repatriate that subhuman knuckledragger back to his native Egypt... one body part at a time, starting with the head.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 4:21:13 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: SeekAndFind

THAT would be FABULOUS!! /sarc


24 posted on 09/18/2012 5:22:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

sheik, rattled, rolled.

egypt is demanding this or there will be more violence...

america is done and the dems have finished us.

teeman


25 posted on 09/18/2012 6:03:59 AM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Put the sheik to sleep. That’s what they do with animals that are sick.


26 posted on 09/18/2012 9:20:16 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the source told Beck that STATE (not DOJ) was negotiating

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27 posted on 09/18/2012 9:29:29 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: sjmjax
Release him to the Egyptian government with a homing chip implanted, then kill him and his cohorts with a drone strike!

Awesome idea,,,,,,,,oh,,,,,,you meant the shiek.
28 posted on 09/18/2012 12:37:26 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe Glenn. About a year ago, he predicted unrest breaking out across North Africa. His prediction was based on some documents that had been given to him.

I remember him making the prediction. I thought he had slipped his leash. But it was stunningly accurate. It was the most amazing prediction I have ever heard.


29 posted on 09/18/2012 12:46:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
INTERNMENT of Islamists for the duration of Islamism's war against us....

Oh, screw that! I don't want to feed them!

Put them all aboard a couple of hollowed-out supertankers and then drive those puppies ashore as hard as you can on some desert beach in the former Spanish Sahara. Nobody for miles, good luck, y'all, we know you'll love being back in the desert. Later!

30 posted on 09/18/2012 1:18:08 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: rdcbn
[Omar Abdel Rahman, the "Blind Sheikh"] is major hero in the Arab world for his terrorist acts against the US and he has never shown one bit of remorse for the crimes he has committed. In fact, he is open about the fact that if he ever gets out of prison, he will work even harder at his terror activities. This guy is far worse than the Libyan Pan Am bomber that was released from jail in Scotland.

Far worse, too, in what he tried to do. If his bomb had been successful in toppling WTC1 into WTC2, he'd have killed something like 40,000-50,000 people in one afternoon.

31 posted on 09/18/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
"if the bomb truck was parked at the right place, the North Tower would fall onto the South Tower, collapsing them both. . . . had the van been parked closer to the WTC's poured concrete foundations, Yousef's plan might have succeeded" (from an Internet source)

Just a couple of days ago I heard on radio that the reason that the van could not be placed closer to the concrete foundations was that there were a bunch of government (Secret Service?) cars parked in the way.

32 posted on 09/18/2012 2:51:48 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I’m not sure that’s right .... but in an age when disinformation is part of every government and semigovernmental grovelling news medium, that may have been pabulum for the credulous, intended to shore up WTC property values and forestall an exodus of leases from high-rise buildings all over America. You can imagine what the destruction of the WTC by a bomb in 1993 would have done to properties in Chicago (Hancock Tower, Sears Tower), Dallas, Houston, and other high-rise-rich CRE markets.


33 posted on 09/18/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SeekAndFind

Sheik Rahman wrote the authoritate Fatwa, which justified Al Qaeda’s war on America. He was responsible for both attacks, as well as many other acts of attempted terrorism in NYC. I can’t believe that Obama would consider this before he is re-elected. If the American people knew this, he would lose worse than McGovern.


34 posted on 09/18/2012 11:24:30 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: WilliamofCarmichael
Be a Muslim but NOT an Islamist (political Islam, sharia law advocate) and you can stay at home like the rest of us.

Sorry, but there is no separating the two. Some are more quiet than the ones who put on vests and blow up school buses, but they all have the same goal in mind: Islamic domination of the globe, by whatever means necessary.

The quiet ones who raise the money have just as much blood on their hands, all taquiyah aside.

35 posted on 09/18/2012 11:29:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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