Anti-terror law wins final congressional
Thu Mar 2, 2006 3:35 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Capping months of partisan wrangling, the U.S. Senate
gave final congressional approval on Thursday to renewing the USA Patriot Act, a
centerpiece of President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.
A day after passing a related bill to better protect civil liberties in this
war, the Senate approved the renewal measure on a 89-10
vote. It next goes to Bush to sign into law. The House of Representatives
passed it in December.
First enacted after the September 11 attacks, the Patriot Act expanded the
power of the U.S. government to obtain private records, conduct wiretaps and
searches and share information.
They say it is over when the Fat Lady sings, Well Rose Ann Barr sung it in
Patriot Act 'compromise'
trades liberty for safety
Today | March 2 2006
Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of the Senate, counts only a few regrets
in his 47-year career: filibustering the 1964 Civil Rights Act, voting to expand
the Vietnam War and backing airline deregulation.
sponsoring HJR 104, PL 102-14
This week he added a new one: having joined the stampede in 2001 that passed the
dubiously named USA Patriot Act weeks after the 9/11 attacks.
Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat, is an authority on the
Constitution and an ardent defender of Congress' prerogatives.
Thus he sponsored HJR 104, PL
102-14, RESTORING this Nation to the Universal Laws known as "The Seven
Noahide Laws? Not even Close to Hardly
On Wednesday, he was one of a handful of senators
with the courage to oppose a "compromise" to extend the Patriot Act.
The compromise is, in fact, little more than a political fig leaf to cover
extension of provisions that still give the government far too much power to
snoop on and harass innocent citizens.
Byrd's Republican colleague, Arlen Specter of
Pennsylvania, admitted as much during the debate. Specter, chairman of Senate
Judiciary Committee, halfheartedly urged colleagues to pass the bill, which he
said is so flawed that he plans new legislation to fix it.
No matter. In an election year in which no politician
wants to be perceived as soft on terrorism, the Patriot Act is on a fast track
to renewal, warts and all.
More than 90% of the original Patriot Act was not
controversial. Much of it was reasonable correction of shortcomings in existing
law. But some provisions sought by federal law enforcement were so open to
potential abuse that, even in the frightening days after 9/11, Congress refused
to make them permanent. Those are set to expire March 10.
Backers claim that extended negotiations with the White
House over the expiring portions have produced significant improvements in terms
of civil liberties:
• Recipients of subpoenas in vaguely defined terrorist
investigations would now be given the right to challenge a gag order barring
them from telling anyone about the subpoena.
• When the government demands people's personal records
from a third party, the holder of the records would no longer have to name any
lawyer consulted about the matter.
• "Clarifying" language narrows the scope of
potential demands on libraries for information on their customers.
Big deal. By any standard of respect for the Bill of
Rights, those provisions never should have been in the law in the first place.
What is it about the Fourth Amendment ("The right of the people to be
secure ... against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated") that Congress doesn't get?
Everything since the TREASONOUS HJR
104, PL 102-14 became PUBLIC LAW
In a typical bit of legislative hocus-pocus, though the
new version would belatedly provide for judicial review of certain gag orders,
that right could be exercised only after a year has gone by - and the recipient
has to prove that the government acted in bad faith. Thus this "right"
is nearly meaningless.
Further, the government would still be allowed to engage
in fishing expeditions, spying on citizens without having
to show that its actions have any connection with alleged terrorism. To
believe that law enforcement would not stretch the rules and use its power for
other purposes defies logic and history.
Byrd, who has been in Congress since the Eisenhower
administration, is fond of quoting Ben Franklin: "Those
who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Here Let me Quote the Highest
1Thes:5:3: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
Even in its latest incarnation, the Patriot Act stands as
a warning against government abuse of civil liberties. Having caved in on fixing
the law, the onus is on Congress to exercise its oversight power to deter the
inevitable abuse from happening.
TOO late, Apostate Amaraka
Convenient timing for the
Pakistan bomb kills US
| March 2 2006
At least four people, including a US diplomat, have been
killed and many more injured in a bomb attack near the US consulate in Karachi,
The blast, which hurled one car into the air, tore
through a car park near the US consulate in a high-security zone, police said.
"The car flew through the air and fell on the other
side of a seven-foot-high wall," an unnamed policeman told AFP.
The explosion comes two days before
George W Bush is to visit Pakistan.
He is currently in India, where he
said the attack would not derail his visit to Islamabad, 1,600km (1,000 miles)
north of Karachi.
"Terrorists and killers are
not going to prevent me from going to Pakistan. My trip to Pakistan is an
important trip," Mr Bush told reporters in Delhi.
He confirmed the killing of the US diplomat.
Pakistani security services suspect the blast was the
work of a suicide car bomber.
Initial reports suggested there had been two bombs, but
police now say a small second blast may have been a petrol tank exploding as a
result of the first blast.
A bomb disposal expert said it was one of the most
powerful explosions the city had seen. It left a crater 2m (six feet) deep.
There has been no indication yet who is behind the
Let us guess....Ishmael?
If it was directed at the US consulate, it
could have been carried out by Islamists opposed to Mr Bush's trip, the
BBC's Barbara Plett in Islamabad says.
Investigators are reportedly seeking video surveillance
footage from the scene.
Call the Pentagon
The unnamed policeman told AFP a bomber had rammed his
car into one carrying US consulate personnel.
"One diplomat was killed and two other US diplomats
were in it," he said, adding that their Pakistani driver was also killed.
About 50 people were injured in the blast.
The explosion happened in the car park of the Marriott
Hotel, several windows of which were shattered by the blast.
The BBC's Aamer Ahmed Khan says most people use the rear
entrance of the hotel because the road in front of the hotel is part of the US
consulate's high-security zone.
"We are investigating the motives behind the blasts
but apparently it coincided with the
visit of Bush," Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the provincial
government, is quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.
President Bush is due to arrive in Pakistan on Saturday.
He is not scheduled to visit Karachi.
In June 2002, 12 people were killed when a suicide-bomber
detonated a vehicle laden with explosives outside the same US consulate that was
hit on Thursday.
Members of an Islamic militant group were convicted of
carrying out that bombing and an earlier attack on the Sheraton hotel which
killed 11 French engineers.
Oooops ! Now what, Amaraka the apostate?
Specialists Examine Prime
(IsraelNN.com) Doctors from Tel Aviv's Sheba Medical Center
examined Prime Minister Ariel Sharon Thursday night. They also met with the
medical team treating the comatose Prime Minister and with his family.
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No changes have been reported in his condition recently, and doctors have
refrained from speculating on future developments. He has been hospitalized at
the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem since he suffered a stroke more
than two months ago.
The need for the
Concentration Camps of the Nasi of Dan, what you do not hear on the Amarakan
media, but Aholah propagates in Itsrealhell
'Fanaticism Spreading among American Moslems'
(IsraelNN.com) An article in the London-based Arabic daily Al-Quds
warns that religious extremism is spreading among young American Moslems. The
Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported that the article describes
Moslem clerics as "working in an organized manner to
22:55 Mar 02, '06
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The article was written by Dr. Muhriz Al-Husseini, director of the Center for
Dialogue and Research and editor if an American-based Arabic newspaper. He wrote
that audio tapes "encourage Jihad [Holy War against Jews and Israel],
self-sacrifice and the striking of terror into the hearts of the enemy
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9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
12: For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
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