Thursday, June 09, 2005

Amnesty International -- Friend of Al Queda

Does it surprise you that AI is a bunch of hypocritical leftard tranzis? Me either, I've added emphasis to areas of the story which reinforce thae point that AI and the rest of these "NGOs" should be thrown out of our Nation. They are a cancer. Anyway from the WJS's OpinionJournal - Featured Article
"But before leaving this episode, we'd like to remind readers of the case of Ahmed Hikmat Shakir. On November 19, 2001, Amnesty issued one of its 'URGENT ACTION' reports on his behalf: 'Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Iraqi citizen Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, who is being held by the Jordanian General Intelligence Department. . . . He is held incommunicado detention and is at risk of torture or ill-treatment.'

Pressure from Amnesty and Saddam Hussein's Iraq worked; Mr. Shakir was released and hasn't been seen since.

Mr. Shakir is believed to be an al Qaeda operative who abetted the USS Cole bombing and 9/11 plots, among others. Along with 9/11 hijackers Khalid al Midhar and Nawaf al Hazmi, he was present at the January 2000 al Qaeda summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He was working there as an airport 'greeter'--a job obtained for him by the Iraqi embassy. When he was arrested in Qatar not long after 9/11, he had telephone numbers for the safe houses of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers. He was inexplicably released by the Qataris and promptly arrested again in Jordan as he attempted to return to Iraq.

There remains a dispute about whether this is the same Ahmed Hikmat Shakir that records discovered after the Iraq war list as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Saddam Fedayeen--the 9/11 Commission believes these are two different people--and whether Mr. Shakir thus represents an Iraqi government connection to 9/11. But there is no doubt that the Hussein regime, whatever its reasons, was eager to have the al Qaeda Shakir return to Iraq. It was aided and abetted to this end by Amnesty International.

We don't recount this story to suggest Amnesty was actively in league with Saddam. But it shows that, even after 9/11, Amnesty still didn't think terrorism was a big deal.
No not a big deal ... it was Americans that were killed. When is our patience with these scum going to end? When will they pay for their insults? When will our nation wake up and find out that the Transnational Socialists, of which you can name many in the Democratic party, are real, have an agenda, and will take away your influence as a citizen if they can, so they can rule with autonomy and impunity?


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