A Thump Against the Imperial Presidency

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rules against the government on Jose Padilla’s detention as an enemy combatant:

Contrary to the government’s argument, they said, the president does not have “inherent constitutional authority as Commander-in-Chief to detain American citizens on American soil outside a zone of combat.”

While considerable “deference” must be given to the president’s authority, the court said the deference does not include allowing him to sidestep the federal courts and the Congress.

Indeed, it said, “separation of powers concerns are heightened when the Commander-in-Chief’s powers are exercised in the domestic sphere.”

The panel rejected the administration’s argument that a 1942 Supreme Court case involving the military tribunals during World War II supported the government’s position.

A real “Joint Criminal Conspiracy”

In mid-November, one Bosnian TV station broadcast the 169th installment of a program called “TV Tribunal” – a weekly newscast dedicated to “informing” the public about the Hague Inquisition. What made it special was a segment in which Head Inquisitor, Carla DelPonte, speaks of her hunt for Slobodan Milosevic, which contained several interesting revelations. Transcript of the segment, in translation, is featured in this week’s edition of Serbian magazine NIN.
In it, DelPonte says she had initiated and maintained secret contacts with Zoran Djindjic, Washington’s hand-picked quisling in Serbia, before he came to power – so secret, not even the Inquisition knew about them. At their first meeting, in Switzerland, Djindjic vowed to deliver Milosevic to The Hague.
DelPonte also claims that Djindjic coordinated Milosevic’s abduction with the ICTY and NATO, and that ICTY had agents on the ground (in Serbia) to ensure all would go as planned. Continue reading “A real “Joint Criminal Conspiracy””

RFE discovers inter-Albanian tolerance

Radio Free Europe, a US-operated propaganda setup in Prague, often runs ludicrous reports about Kosovo and Bosnia, but this one takes the cake.
Apparently, thousands of Muslim Albanians are going to Catholic Christmas celebrations this year, and this has the RFE types in a tizzy of multi-cultist pleasure. The “news” is accompanied by pious pronouncements of a Catholic priest and head mufti of Kosovo’s Muslims, about “tolerance,” “civilization” and so forth.
As you may have expected, there’s a problem. This vaunted “tolerance” extends only to Albanians.
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“Destruction” of Dubrovnik

Reuters’ presstitute Paul Gallagher writes yesterday about the trial of Yugoslav general Pavle Strugar for the alleged destruction of the medieval port of Dubrovnik.
Quite honestly, I didn’t think even the Hague Inquisition would dare to propagate positions that are so easily verifiable as lies.
Namely, the Inquisitors claim Strugar’s forces “mercilessly pounded” Dubrovnik’s Old Town, with “unprecedented ferocity,” and inflicted “heavy damage.” But that is simply not true. Continue reading ““Destruction” of Dubrovnik”