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Saturday, February 12, 2005

Washington Times News-2/12/2005

Lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists
NEW YORK (AP) -- A veteran civil rights lawyer was convicted yesterday of smuggling messages of violence from one of her jailed clients -- a radical Egyptian sheik -- to his terrorist followers on the outside.

The jury deliberated 13 days during the past month before convicting Lynne Stewart, 65, who testified during her trial that she believed violence was necessary to rid America of its "entrenched, voracious type of capitalism." [read more]
Restrictions on licences, asylum rules approved by Steven Dinan
The House yesterday passed a bill to clamp down on illegal aliens' access to driver's licenses and judges' ability to deny asylum, after adding a provision to make sure that more of the illegal aliens ordered to be deported actually are sent home. [read more]
Marine charged with murder
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A Marine [Second Lt. Ilario G. Pantano, 33] <...> has been charged with a military count of premeditated murder for shooting two Iraqis during a search for a terrorist hideout, and faces execution if he is found guilty, his lawyer said yesterday.

Lt. Pantano was a platoon commander whose unit was dispatched to search for a cache of weapons and the terrorist hideout, said his mother, Merry Pantano of New York City. She said her son acknowledges shooting two Iraqis as they fled the supposed hideout.

"Isn't it amazing?" she said. "He can face the death penalty for doing his job on the battlefield, making split-second decisions.

"The lieutenant reported it to his chain of command after it happened and they investigated and said good to go. Then three months later a disgruntled enlisted man makes a complaint," the lawyer said. [read more]
I do not understand, while we are at a time of war, people convicted of aided and giving comfort to the enemy are not immediately executed. Read the article about the illegal aliens with caution. Does this mean that the government is going to make us all have federal ID cards? They said the Social Security card would not be used for ID, but try to get a job or a bank account without one! Why not just enforce the laws already on the books and go after the employers for a change? Hmm.

This last story is a must read. It isn't that long, but it is sistemic throughout our feminized authoritarian beaurocrats. I want this man freed. I don't know why it's even an issue. What? Killing people during a war? My God! They are playing poker in this casino!

Update: Here is a list of all links associated with this article about 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano by me.