February 16, 2010
Look for this guy to be thrown under the bus. He has become a liability. He has always been on the wrong side when it comes to dealing with evil. Obama needs a fall guy, let it be the guy who arranged the release of FALN. Holder is just another useful idiot picked by the oligarchy. Random thoughts while observing the passing parade, J.C.
Holder’s entire track record is profoundly disturbing – from his central role as Bill Clinton’s deputy attorney general in pardoning two Weather Underground terrorists, whose lengthy terrorism sentences were commuted, to his last-minute springing of notorious fugitive tax cheat Marc Rich.
Although there are many such Holder decisions, one in particular seems especially relevant right now: In 1999, as a top Justice official in the Clinton administration, Holder successfully pushed for the release of 16 violent Puerto Rican terrorists – against the urgent protests of the many NYPD officers maimed by them, the federal prosecutor, the entire FBI and other law enforcement agencies. As the Los Angeles Times reported:
The 16 members of the FALN (the Spanish acronym for Armed Forces of National Liberation) and Los Macheteros had been convicted in Chicago and Hartford variously of bank robbery, possession of explosives and participating in a seditious conspiracy. Overall, the two groups had been linked by the FBI to more than 130 bombings, several armed robberies, six slayings and hundreds of injuries.
One hundred and thirty bombings? Pardon me, but just throwing up our hands and saying with a shrug, “Oh, that rascal Eric Holder, he’s just so liberal, that’s why he does this kind of stuff” does not satisfactorily explain why someone at the highest levels of government can consistently and reliably side with evil.
For weeks, pundits have struggled to explain why Attorney General Eric Holder continually makes awful decisions – like deciding to try foreign terrorist enemy combatants, most notably confessed 9/11 mega-terror architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, in a New York City civilian courtroom with all the constitutional rights, privileges and protections afforded U.S. citizens. Or the decision to treat al-Qaida-trained terrorist Umar “underwear bomber” Abdulmutallab as an American criminal suspect and not a foreign enemy combatant – thus allowing him to lawyer up and avoid the very questioning that has proven in the past to yield precious intel capable of saving thousands of innocent lives.
So, the analysts put forth their various arguments: The Obama-Holder Justice Department is obsessed with proving to the world that America is fair and just, even to terrorists; they’re offering a political bone to the far left that is disappointed in Obama for his failure to “fundamentally transform” America into a socialist utopia in one year; they’re stealthily setting up Bush, Cheney and the CIA for later prosecutions; they believe capitalist America is imperialist and exploitive and that all people of color, even Islamic jihadists, are somehow quasi-“victims” of the U.S. and thus deserving of the legal presumption of innocence; and so on.
Whatever merit these observations may have, I’d like to suggest a different reason – a little more deep-seated, a little more basic and a whole lot more disturbing.
To dramatize my point, I’d like you to reflect for a few moments on one of Holder’s predecessors – Ramsey Clark, who was America’s attorney general during Lyndon Johnson’s administration. Complete Story