Eric Holder’s past gets muddier by the minute. Holder tied to FARC, was participatory in the pardon of Marc Rich and now this:
Eric Holder’s Firm May Have Represented Undie Bomber Mastermind Before His Release
Jim Hoft writes on December 30, 2009:
The leaders of the Detroit undie bomber’s Al-Qaeda group are Gitmo Grads and may have been represented by Eric Holder’s firm before their release.
Two Gitmo grads rehabilitated in Saudi Arabia rejoined the jihad and made a movie earlier this year.
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu Sufyan al-Azdi al-Shahri (right) and former Guantanamo Bay detainee Abu al-Hareth Muhammad al-Oufi appeared in a threatening Al-Qaeda movie earlier this year. Said Ali al-Shihri (or al-Shahri) passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for former jihadists before resurfacing with Al Qaeda in Yemen. (AFP)
The two set up their base in Yemen.
This week Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen, claimed responsibility for Friday’s attempted bombing of a Delta Airlines plane as it approached Detroit on a flight from Amsterdam with almost 300 people on board. The terror group released its message on several Al-Qaeda-linked websites. Two former Gitmo grads lead this Al-Qaeda organization in Yemen.
There are questions on whether Eric Holder’s former law firm represented these Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen who were the masterminds behind the attempted Christmas plane bombing.
Jammie Wearing Fool reported this from Pipeline News that Holder’s law firm may have represented the former Gitmo detainees who are Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leaders.
There is an additional and intriguing angle involving Yemen, creating a confluence between, that country, Ft. Hood and the Obama administration, in that U.S. AG Holder’s former law firm, Covington & Burling, represented a number of Yemeni detainees who are/were being held in GITMO.
It was meddling by committed lefty attorneys which made military prosecution of the GITMO detainees so difficult. Relentless pressure applied by these advocates is what ultimately led to the Hamden decision [Hamden vs. Rumsfeld, 548 U.S. 557, 2006] in which the military tribunal system established by the Bush administration – relying upon long historical precedent – was overturned on a 5-3 Supreme Court decision, which for the first time in American history applied principles codified in the Geneva Accords to terrorists to which Geneva was long understood not to apply.
As we noted in a February piece [Former Partner Of Eric Holder’s Law Firm Represents Cole Bomber And 14 Other GITMO Detainees, http://www.pipelinenews.org/index.cfm?page=holder1id=2.9.09%2Ehtm ] the involvement in this process by Holder’s old law firm was substantial.
After a year in office we all know that Barack Obama is the most radical anti-American president in US history.
But the fact that his Attorney General’s former firm may have represented Al-Qaeda killers who are now planning attacks against innocent Americans takes it to a whole new level.
THEN ADD THIS:
AG Eric Holder’s Law Firm Represented 18 Gitmo Detainees After Volunteering to Give Them Free Legal Assistance, Filed Endless Lawsuits in US Courts…
These lawsuits filed against the American people led to the delay of Bush’s military-trials, accounting for the “eight years of delay” the Obama administration has used as justification for the 9/11 plotters being tried in civilian court…unreal….
(NRO)– Of all the infuriating aspects of the decision to transfer five 9/11 war criminals to civilian federal court, the one that grates most is the contention that the Obama administration is finally moving forward after “eight years of delay” — as Attorney General Eric Holder put it at his Friday press conference — during which the Bush administration managed to complete only three military-commission trials.
This is chutzpah writ large. The principal reason there were so few military trials is the tireless campaign conducted by leftist lawyers to derail military tribunals by challenging them in the courts. Many of those lawyers are now working for the Obama Justice Department. That includes Holder, whose firm, Covington & Burling, volunteered its services to at least 18 of America’s enemies in lawsuits they brought against the American people. (During 2007 alone, Covington contributed more than 3,000 hours of free, top-flight legal assistance to our enemy detainees.)
This deserves a vote of “no-confidence” in this Administrations’ efforts to protect Americans from terrorists hell-bent on destroying America.
Eric Holder’s response?…………..crickets………………crickets………….crickets.