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Obama and the Boston Bomber ties.

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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Look like our poor Saudi man, might be more than he says.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House on Wednesday and discussed the conflict in Syria, a spokeswoman said.

The meeting was not on Obama's public schedule.

The spokeswoman, Caitlin Hayden, said the president joined a meeting between the Saudi official and Obama's national security adviser, Tom Donilon.

"The president and Prince Saud al-Faisal reaffirmed the strong partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia and discussed developments in the region, including the conflict in Syria," Hayden said in a statement.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Eric Beech)

The Saudi “person of interest” suspected of being involved in the Boston Marathon bombings is being deported from the United States next week on “national security grounds,” according to a terrorism expert, who notes that the move is “very unusual,” especially given an unscheduled meeting yesterday between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal.

The attempt to cover up a possible Saudi connection to the Boston attack could explain why authorities are scrambling to get their official narrative straight after photos emerged yesterday on the Internet showing numerous suspects carrying large backpacks, some of them middle eastern in appearance and two of the individuals having been almost certainly identified as employees of private military/security firm Craft International.

The FBI had set a press conference for 5pm EST yesterday afternoon but the event was cancelled hours after the photos were seen by millions of people online. The federal agency blamed the media for erroneous reporting, stating, “these stories often have unintended consequences.”

CNN also had to backtrack after they announced that a suspect had been arrested, a report that was subsequently denied by authorities. Reports of a “dark skinned man” being arrested were later mothballed.

According to terrorism expert Steve Emerson, 20-year-old Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national first suspected of being involved in Monday’s twin bomb attack, is being hastily deported. Alharbi was put under armed guard in hospital after the bombing, was visited by Saudi diplomat Azzam bin Abdel Karim, and later had his apartment raided by federal and state law enforcement agents.

“I just learned from my own sources that he is now going to be deported on national security grounds next Tuesday, which is very unusual,” Emerson told Fox News last night.

The news follows an unscheduled meeting between President Obama and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal at the White House yesterday afternoon. “The meeting was not on Obama’s public schedule,” reports Reuters.

“That’s very interesting because this is the way things are done with Saudi Arabia. You don’t arrest their citizens. You deport them, because they don’t want them to be embarrassed and that’s the way we appease them,” Emerson told host Sean Hannity.

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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Sources tell TheBlaze that the Saudi national is set to be deported on “security and related grounds.” His visa also has been revoked. Below is some of the information that has been communicated to us:
1. One source at the FBI and another at the Saudi Embassy referred to the student as connected to an important Saudi family.
2. An “event” was created on this guy three days ago.  An event is a file.  The file contains his deportation record and the reason he is being deported.  According to ICE the reason is under section 212 3B — “Security and related grounds” –  “Terrorist activities”
3. His visa has been revoked.
4. The FBI said a file was started “just in case he was found to be connected to the crime,” however, the file shows he was scheduled to be deported.  This was not a precaution, it was in “orders.”
5. One source said they believe a “voluntary” departure has been signed — that means the Saudi Student could be out of the country as early as today.
6. The file was immediately classified.  We believe the deportation order will be classified as well — requiring a FOIA to get it.
7. The story was going to be “he wanted to go home,” however he was actually being deported.
8. Our source said the FBI believes the Saudi student is tied to 2 to 3 more people.
9. Our source said this “looks like they were trying to make this a ‘lone wolf’ crime so, the Saudi government would be spared embarrassment and the U.S. would avoid explaining how a terror cell was active when we had AQ on the run.”

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The blog Shoebat.com, run by anti-Islamist Walid Shoebat, has posted two pictures allegedly of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi smiling in the hospital:

Report: Saudi National Ruled Out as Suspect in Boston Marathon Bombings to Be Deported

A photo allegedly of Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi in the hospital.

Report: Saudi National Ruled Out as Suspect in Boston Marathon Bombings to Be Deported
Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM

At least one of the photos appears to either have originated from, or is at least included in, an Arabic language report here.

It's in Arabic, anyone?

Stacy?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Police are seeking these two men as "persons of interest," the Post reported. There is no direct evidence linking them to the crime. (New York Post)



 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:32 AM
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 Ties?  There is nothing in this article to indicate that the President has ever met this individual, much less has ties to him.

BoysManDog
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Yes, very odd indeed that he is being deported, especially given that Obama doesn't deport anyone anymore, even criminals from south of the border.  You know darn well that if this fellow were some innocent that Obama would have had him in a photo op to show "the face of Islam in America wrongly accused."

shannonnigans
by Silver Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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Between 1892 and 1997, a total of 2.1 million people were deported from the United States. A change in laws in 1996 permitted the number of deportees to increase from 70,000 in 1996 to 114,000 in 1997. In 1998, the number of deportees rose to 173,000. The numbers stayed fairly steady until 2003, when the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) infused more money into immigration law enforcement and 211,000 people were deported. From there the numbers have continued to rise – peaking at just over 400,000 in 2012. Authority: ICE, 409,849 deportations in 2012.

These numbers are unprecedented: by 2014 President Obama will have deported over 2 million people – more in six years than all people deported before 1997. However, there is more to this trend than these numbers. The content of policies has also changed. There have been relatively low numbers of returns as compared to removals, a reflection of a focus on interior enforcement. There has been a shift towards the deportation of convicted criminals.

Kind of obliterates everything you posted, huh? Facts.



Quoting BoysManDog:

 


Yes, very odd indeed that he is being deported, especially given that Obama doesn't deport anyone anymore, even criminals from south of the border.  You know darn well that if this fellow were some innocent that Obama would have had him in a photo op to show "the face of Islam in America wrongly accused."


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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Ought oh!

BoysManDog
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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New documents reveal Obama administration ‘cooking the books’ to achieve record deportation numbers Posted By Caroline May On 11:11 AM 08/24/2012 In Politics | No Comments Internal documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show that the Obama administration has been “cooking the books” in order to reach their “record” number of deported illegal immigrants, chairman Rep. Lamar Smith said Friday. Based on the internal U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) documents, the number of removals are actually down, the opposite of what the administration has been claiming. According to the committee’s review, in 2011 officials at the Department of Homeland Security began including the number of individuals removed through the Alien Transfer Exit Program (ATEP) in its annual removal numbers. ATEP is a program which moves apprehended illegal immigrants to another point along the border. The committee chair claims that counting those individuals as removals is misleading because there are no repercussions for illegal immigrants who are deported through the program, and they can simply try to re-enter. “It is dishonest to count illegal immigrants apprehended by the Border Patrol along the border as ICE removals,” Smith explained in a statement. “And these ‘removals’ from the Border Patrol program do not subject the illegal immigrant to any penalties or bars for returning to the U.S. This means a single illegal immigrant can show up at the border and be removed numerous times in a single year — and counted each time as a removal.” Given the new information, the committee’s Republican majority subtracted the ATEP removals from ICE’s deportation totals. With the ATEP subtraction, in 2011 the estimated 397,000 deportations become approximately 360,000, and the 2012 removals to date drop from about 334,000 to an estimated 263,000, according to the committee estimates. Projections for number of people to be deported by end of the year drops from 400,000 to 315,000 removals. The new estimates mean that this year the Obama administration’s deportation record is 14 percent below 2008 (which was 369,000) and 19 percent below 2009 (which was 389,000). The chairman blasted the administration after the discovery, charging the president and administration officials with falsifying their record to meet political ends. “In a campaign season when Administration officials have made a habit of spinning their numbers to ignore their real record, it’s no surprise that they are doing the same to their immigration record,” Smith said. “It seems like President Obama is trying to trick the American people into thinking he is enforcing our immigration laws. But no amount of spin can cover up the facts. It’s bad enough that the President has neglected to enforce our immigration laws but it’s even worse that his Administration would distort statistics to deceive the American people.” Smith has been critical of the administration’s immigration record, most recently with Obama’s deferred deportation plan announced in June. Yeah, facts, huh?
Quoting shannonnigans:

Between 1892 and 1997, a total of 2.1 million people were deported from the United States. A change in laws in 1996 permitted the number of deportees to increase from 70,000 in 1996 to 114,000 in 1997. In 1998, the number of deportees rose to 173,000. The numbers stayed fairly steady until 2003, when the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) infused more money into immigration law enforcement and 211,000 people were deported. From there the numbers have continued to rise – peaking at just over 400,000 in 2012. Authority: ICE, 409,849 deportations in 2012.

These numbers are unprecedented: by 2014 President Obama will have deported over 2 million people – more in six years than all people deported before 1997. However, there is more to this trend than these numbers. The content of policies has also changed. There have been relatively low numbers of returns as compared to removals, a reflection of a focus on interior enforcement. There has been a shift towards the deportation of convicted criminals.

Kind of obliterates everything you posted, huh? Facts.



Quoting BoysManDog:

 


Yes, very odd indeed that he is being deported, especially given that Obama doesn't deport anyone anymore, even criminals from south of the border.  You know darn well that if this fellow were some innocent that Obama would have had him in a photo op to show "the face of Islam in America wrongly accused."



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