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Eric Holder On Spies, Arizona, BP, KSM

From the Aspen Daily News:

Holder addresses Aspen Ideas Festival

Andrew Travers

July 9, 2010

Shortly after 10 Russian spies took plea deals in a federal New York courtroom Thursday in an agreement to swap four detained spies currently in custody in Moscow, Attorney General Eric Holder explained the reasoning behind the trade at the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Note that Mr. Holder is not so busy that he can’t take the time to go to Colorado to attend this liberal jamboree loon fest.

Holder said federal authorities had been tracking the spies for years and that the espionage than Russians were engaged in posed an unspecified threat to America.

“The potential for what they were going to do is very serious,” he said. Holder said the U.S. Department of Justice decided not to jail them in the U.S. in order to free the four spies working “on behalf of Western countries.”

Many of these Russian spies had been in the country for ten years. And yet Mr. Holder says they were “going to do” something “very serious”?

Are we really supposed to believe that they were that slow in getting their ducks in order? That they hadn’t done anything ‘serious’ in the ten years up to today?

We suspect even Barbra Streisand scoffed at this "reasoning."

In the public interview with Bob Schieffer of CBS News, Holder said the feds arrested the spies late last month because one of them was leaving the U.S. for France.

“The concern was if we let him go we would not be able to get him back,” Holder explained. “If we did not act at that point the possibility existed that we would not be able to break up the ring with the totality that we have now.” …

Oh, we see. It was so important to “get him back,” that the US immediately released him along with the others within a matter of days – or even hours.

But because they had this magical man, they were able to "break up the ring" for all time. And there is no doubt that they eradicated every last one of these agents and their accomplices.

The spy trade developments were one of a handful of pressing legal issues that the country’s top law enforcement officer tackled in the 30-minute interview, which will be aired Sunday on “Face the Nation.”

In addition, he said the U.S. Constitution, not politics, drove him to file a lawsuit on Tuesday against Arizona for its controversial new immigration law. He said the feds need to govern immigration, and that state or local laws inconsistent with the constitution — and federal policy — need to be struck down to keep enforcement consistent along the U.S. borders

Which explains the number of lawsuits the Justice Department has launched against the 31 ‘sanctuary’ cities and 3 ‘sanctuary’ states across the country. 

Holder was coy about whether BP is the primary focus of his department’s recently announced criminal investigation into the massive Gulf oil spill from a BP rig.

“I did not say BP was under investigation,” he explained. “I said we had opened a criminal investigation, and did not say who the subject was.”

What fun is a witch hunt if you have to limit your list of potential witches early on?

Likewise, he declined to indicate whether the justice department is leaning toward prosecuting alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in civilian court or in a military tribunal…

But he said he wants to get the case into a courtroom soon: “Justice has been delayed too long.”

He’s right, you know. Mr. Mohammed has repeatedly confessed and has begged to be executed. And, indeed, even Mr. Obama and ‘Baghdad Bob’ Gibbs have pronounced him guilty. So it is hard to see what is holding things up.

Unless, Messrs Obama and Holder are still hoping to give Mohammed an international forum where he can air his views.

Schieffer asked Holder whether he and President Obama expect to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center, as they promised to by the start of 2010. In response, Holder called on the U.S. Congress to fund the purchase of a new facility in Thomson, Ill. and said, “This is still a priority for this administration.”

He lamented the politicization of closing the controversial jail, and said, like the Mohammed trial, “it’s another situation where politics have unfortunately played a role.” …

It’s always good showmanship at these kind of venues to wrap up your appearance with a boffo joke.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

22 Responses to “Eric Holder On Spies, Arizona, BP, KSM”

  1. Liberals Demise says:


    He is too busy going after Americans to bother with foreign invaders but not too busy to rub elbows with like haters.

  2. Right of the People says:

    Since Khalid Sheikh Mohammed wants to be executed so he can get his 72 little boys once they convict him they should sentence him to life without parole to the Federal prison in Duluth or put him in the brig at Fort Richardson in Alaska. He’d love it up there.

    I know its been asked before but do you think Holder has ever read the Constitution?

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Well, I know crap when I hear it.

  4. proreason says:

    What is Eric Holders IQ?

    • BigOil says:

      Somewhere around room temperature.

    • untrainable says:

      I’m thinkiing closer to his shoe size, unless the room is inside the Arctic circle.

    • jobeth says:


      I just googled your question and I came up with a range of scores.

      A 3 year old (AKA idiot)
      A moron
      A squirrel

      Personally, I think they are a bit high, but that’s just me…what do I know.

      While surfing for the above I found this well written piece, dated March of ’09, at ‘Global Politician’ on “Eric Holder’s Cowards and Real Questions About Race”

      In it he takes on many of the arguments from Holder and others on black victim-hood and his comment that we are a “nation of cowards” It is as pertinent today as last year. Especially with the black panthers getting off in Philly and the tirade of one of them calling for black men to kill “crackers” and their babies.

      Last lines are:

      “The only explanations that you want to allow are those that blame whites for black failure. If you don’t allow any statements about white success or black shortcomings, then the only other explanation that is available is to blame whitey.

      “And isn’t that what you really want when you are calling for a dialogue on race?”


  5. Georgfelis says:

    I wonder if he’s had time to read the Arizona immigration law yet? I want him to get a question in one of those press conferences ‘Mr. Holder? The Arizona law parallels Federal immigration statues very closely. Where do you see the unconstitutionality of the Arizona law and does that show any problems with existing Federal statutes?”

  6. GetBackJack says:

    Know Thy Enemy

    Let Me Repeat That … if you don’t KNOW the Aspen Institute … KNOW THY ENEMY

    Judy McLemore
    Vol. 1
    (Second Edition)

    Judy McLemore

    This is one of a series of papers on the roots of Total Quality Management
    and its philosophy, General Systems Theory. As a whole, these papers show in the
    Planners own words, that contrary to TQM’s seemingly benign appearance, it is
    part of a long-range plan to control and remake, not only the citizens of the U. S.,
    but the world. Most important, these papers attempt to reveal the Marxist Praxis/
    putting theory into practice (brainwashing process) that has and is being used to
    accomplish this task. Due to the complexity of the subject matter, each paper is
    only one piece of the puzzle. Each paper in turn adds to and/or builds upon,
    interconnects, and helps clarify the others. The key individuals of the Aspen
    Institute didn’t just pop up with its creation. Their efforts go back far beyond
    Aspen and continue into the future. Due to space, only an occasional note is made
    of these efforts [the networking of Thomas Mann, for instance], although some are
    picked up in other papers in this series.

    As we plunge headlong into the dark abyss of world government, various
    individuals and groups propose different theories as to just who and/or what
    groups are leading this death (of freedom) march–Foundations, the Council on
    Foreign Relations, Skull & Bones, the New Age Movement/Occult, the Trilateral
    Commission, National Training Laboratories, Tavistock Institute, Club of Rome,
    United Nations, the so-called environmental movement, International corpora-
    tions, our government, etc. Suffice it to say that the totalitarian mindset of those
    individuals who make up the various groups that would enslave the masses,
    whether that mindset is Elitist, Communist, Humanist or Fascist, varies little. All
    are hardened atheists and their single-minded mission in life is the total control of
    universal man and his environment in order to, among other things, remake him in
    their atheistic likeness. This paper reveals, from the outside looking in, the
    Hegelian dialectic in action/practice.

    The Aspen Institute, located in Aspen, Colorado, was founded by
    individuals with just such a mindset. Foundational to the Institute is the dialectical
    process, the god of the intellectual life of Germany. The damage done to this
    country and its people by this Institute is totally beyond calculation. Its beginnings
    resulted from a meeting, using a Goethe Bicentennial Celebration as a front, of
    Marxist-Hegelians from around the world (Hyman Aspen 9). The following is a
    glimpse of its early history as told by one of its own, Sidney Hyman.



  7. proreason says:

    Holder is also contemplating civil rights charges against the Oakland cop who was just convicted of manslaughter. Years in prison for a cop isn’t enough for the angry retard who, in bizarro world, LEADS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    It’s beginning to look more and more like the Capo Holder is bent on revenge against white people every way he can get it.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Well, what do you expect when an effing r-worded cop “acts stupidly”?

      A beer summit?

    • canary says:

      Holder’s Shabezz threatening Glenn Beck for showing Shabezz’s criminal behavior. Russia TV interviewed him (Obama’s parents met in Russia class. Did Obama Jr. take Russian language?”

      … this picture, the president with Charles Ogletree. …, he was a prominent lawyer, he still is; professor of Harvard University…

      It was when he was at Stanford University that he started hating the elitism of the university, and became involved in the Black Power movement — …

      He edited the Black Panther newspaper. Here’s a copy of it, The Real News. OK? He was an editor.

      Ogletree also attended every single day of the trial of this woman. This woman is Angela Davis, OK? She was a Black Power activist.

      She was also a communist….She was fired from UCLA in 1969….

      In 1970, she landed on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy. She allegedly supplied guns used in Marion County courthouse shootout that left four people dead, including the judge. The assailants were trying to spring free three convicts who had committed a murder.

      Free Angela Davis — it was a campaign that started and she was acquitted in 1972. Her attorney said it took a worldwide movement to get people to acquit Ms. Davis.

      Well, eventually, Ogletree and Davis became friends and they have been for over 20 years. Davis affectionately now calls Ogletree simply “Tree.”

      OK. 1991, the NAACP. Now, remember who pressured the DOJ — according to testimony yesterday — to release these guys? …

      We go back now to 1991. NAACP approached Ogletree and asked him to make a case for the NAACP to support Clarence Thomas….a conservative, at the time, the NAACP wanted to support him because he was black.

      Ogletree instead ended up writing a 30-page report that was a key to the NAACP’s eventually vote of no confidence. In this report, it says, “Thomas’s revealed hostility to principles affecting civil right protection, including the use of meaningful remedies for both past and present discrimination.” …

      (Canary’s note: Obama answering questions in front of
      ….the guy who wrote this for the NAACP later became the attorney for Anita Hill.

      His Harvard bio also says he is the co-chair of the Reparations Coordinating Committee, which he joined in 2000 — in the year 2000. Now, this is a group pursuing a lawsuit to win reparations for descendants of slaves.

      The old Black Panthers and the New Black Panthers call for that…. he edited to the newspaper….

      This past May — this is where it gets interesting — Ogletree received an award from the Ella Baker Center for Social Justice….— who started that? Van Jones. Also, the Black Liberation Army. Black Liberation Army. Black liberation — oh, black liberation theology — that’s right. That’s Jeremiah Wright theology.

      The Black Liberation Army — there was a violent shoot-out of the Black Panthers in the 1970s and they stormed a police station and opened fire, killing a San Francisco area cop. The case was eventually dropped after they were allegedly tortured during the investigation.

      In 2005, suspects were arrested after refusing to answer grand jury questions about the case. Coming to their defense, Danny Glover and Charles Ogletree. Finally, Charles Ogletree has a few powerful friends, including Michelle and Barack Obama. Here he is:(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

      FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA: “And then there is my friend and former law school professor, Charles Ogletree, product of the Merced Public Schools. (APPLAUSE) Now, he is an example of how you can bring your skills back. His ambitions took him far away from home, but he has never forgotten where he came from.”

      He taught both of the Obamas at Harvard. He says he advised them and then continues to advise them now, saying, quote, “They have not hesitated to call me over the past 20-plus years as needed.”

      Now, I wonder if Obama called during the Henry Gates debacle….Gates’ lawyer? Charles Ogletree….

      NBP Shabezz threatens Beck & attending Tea Party in Aug.



    • proreason says:

      Does the Criminal in Chief have a single associate in his entire life who isn’t a radical?

  8. canary says:

    So, why is the U.S. military training the Siberian Army in Europe how the U.S. military operates and how to operate our weapons when we know Russia is spying and up to something bad if you can believe Holder.

    How do we trust Romania we have also been training on our U.S. missles, to the point that Russia is now wooing Romania.

    Is the timing of the FBI arresting the Russian spies because Obama just announced a week prior, that Russia has become a partner and relationship is doing great?

    Reports are there’s still a number 11 spy “Christopher R. Metsos” is at large.

  9. Chuckk says:

    Eric and Babs – what a lovely couple.

  10. Perdido says:

    So Mr. Holder is concerned with the Constitutional problems with Arizona: He might want to read up on these two gems:
    US Constitution, Article I, Section 10, last paragraph:

    No state shall, without the Consent of Congress, …or engage in War unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

    and Article IV Section 4,
    The United States shall guarantee to every state… and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

    So that’s what the BASE LAW OF THE UNION says. Now, I am sure that there is some technicality or process or civil procedure that can explain away the fact that Mexican Drug Cartels have taken over an entire section (larger than many eastern states) of the State of Arizona, to the point of where the Fed has put up signs prohibiting citizens from entering there. And there’s no credible evidence that these crews are being aided by the Mexican army and municipal police, other than a few whacko eyewitnesses from the Border Patrol… And I’m sure as well that the destruction of the emergency health care system, the over-crowding in the schools, the kidnappings and shoot-outs in downtown Phoenix, the murdering of ranchers are complicated opaque legalisms. It can’t be simple. It can’t be that Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are actually suffering invasion and Violence.

  11. seanrobins says:

    >>>the U.S. Constitution, not politics, drove him to file a lawsuit on Tuesday against Arizona

    Let me see if I have this right.

    Holder only sued Arizona because the Constitution made him do it. The Constitution made him stop virtually the only serious border security efforts going on (by the states).

    But the part of the Constitution that makes the feds responsible for the borders, eh, doesn’t make him secure those borders?


  12. proreason says:

    OJ’s jury has been appointed to the Department of Justice.

    And they are nullifying the Constitution.

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