Christmas-day bomber interrogated for 50 minutes

Posted: 25th January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in National Security / Foreign Affairs

I’ve discussed before why non-Americans who are trying to kill Americans should not be given the same rights as Americans.  You can read that at The Right of a Nation – Everything Shouldn’t be Fair.

According to The Washington Examiner, the would-be Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was interrogated for only 50 minutes before acquiring a lawyer.  White House spokesman Robert Gibbs of course thinks that is just dandy, and that “valuable intelligence was gotten from him.”

He skirted the question of whether Obama was informed of Miranda Rights being read before or after it occurred.  He also didn’t really give a valid answer as to whether or not more intelligence could have been gathered had he been interrogated longer.

Like I’ve done before, let’s lay out the facts.  This guy is not a US citizen.  He tried to blow up a plane with 200+ people on it.  Why is he granted the rights of a US citizen?  It doesn’t make sense.  It actually makes even less sense that enemies captured during war are ended up being granted these same rights, but that is something I discussed in the other post and is a different topic.

Either way, we really have to be a laughing stock for terrorists around the world.  To catch one of them in the act and then offer them a lawyer really is funny, if you can get past the fact that we are encouraging more and more terrorists to try to attack us.

  1. Frank says:

    The Constitution of the United States and the explicitly declared Bill of Rights begin with “We the People” of the United States of America (its citizens). This includes, to name a few, the right to bear arms, freedom in our religion, and to an attorney. The government added in the right to levy taxes (though never ratified). Obviously, the world isn’t considered “We the People” of the United States – unless the US government would like to run around the world attempting to collect taxes from the citizens of other countries or pay for attorneys in all cases and countries around the world.

    Non US citizens are of course not granted our rights. Test? Can a citizen of say… North Korea, demand that the US Government provide them with an attorney in their country and force NK to provide a jury of their peers, per the requirements of the US Constitution? No. It’s called “a Sovereign Nation” (though dumb-bama is trying hard to get rid of our sovereignty). Our laws do not apply to THEIR citizens.

    The argument is that “since they were caught on US soil they should be afforded OUR rights”…

    That’s a LAME excuse. WAR means there is a group (we call them “the enemy” – unless your dumb-bama) attempting to kill your citizens or take over your country of enforce their dominion over you. These are NOT your average bank-robbers or “he had a rough childhood” individuals – these are THE ENEMY. The ENEMY is killed or captured and when captured, held until the END of the WAR (even if that means 1,000 years!). Insanity is attempting to lump them in with the same “need a trial group” as the guy that stole gas from the local gas station. TERRORISTS are a worse breed as they simply want to kill for the sake of killing and enforcing their will (via terror) on a populace. But dumb-bama would prefer to call them simply “criminals”. I say Dumb-bama should be considered a “criminal” and held for willful treasonous acts against the United States.

  2. Scott says:

    I agree with a lot of that, thanks for the post.

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