Wednesday, June 12, 2013

If Representative Peter King Is Going to Call for Arresting People Who Support Terrorism We Should Start by Arresting Representative Peter King

Posted by on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

So, as Paul already posted, US Representative Peter King (R-NY) has publicly called for the arrest and prosecution of journalist Glenn Greenwald for publishing classified information regarding the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance programs, programs lawmakers and intelligence officers defend as crucial tools in our war on terror.

Okay. But as long we're arresting people for supporting terrorists, we might want to start by arresting Representative King himself:

“We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry,” Mr. King told a pro-I.R.A. rally on Long Island, where he was serving as Nassau County comptroller, in 1982. Three years later he declared, “If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.”

... A judge in Belfast threw him out of an I.R.A. murder trial, calling him an “obvious collaborator,” said Ed Moloney, an Irish journalist and author of “A Secret History of the I.R.A.” In 1984, Mr. King complained that the Secret Service had investigated him as a “security risk,” Mr. Moloney said.

So, yeah. Representative King is a terrorist collaborator.* Lock him up.

* [He's also fucking crazy, but that is not a crime.]


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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 1
I want to believe that Christianity is a religion of peace, but then how come Catholics and Protestants are so violent? And if preaching murder is a perversion of Christian teaching, where are the moderate Christians to stand up and condemn these violent Christian sects? Sure, peaceful Christian sects exist, but they're clearly a tiny minority.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on June 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
I long for the day when most terrorists were feminists and Sikhs.


It's not just religion. Ask anyone in BC.
Posted by Will in Seattle on June 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM · Report this
Send this asshole along with bush and all the other christain conservative terrorists to gitmo and throw away the key.
Posted by S T on June 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM · Report this
Asparagus! 4
My favourite thing about King's ira supporter days is how long it took him to realize they are pretty left-wing.
Posted by Asparagus! on June 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
I've found that the amount of TV time a Congressman or Senator does is inversely proportional to their integrity as a public servant.

Jay Leno got it right in The Playboy Interview,
"Politics is show business for ugly people."
Posted by CPN on June 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 6
Well to be fair David Goldstein and many sloggers have given vocal support to a president who subverted the fourth amendment with blanket NSA spying, spied on journalist in violation of the first amendment, executed American citizens without due process of law in violation of the 5th and 6th amendments, and committed treason by providing direct material support to Al Qaeda linked elements in Libya and Syria including SA7 surface to air missiles.

Posted by Cascadian Bacon on June 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM · Report this
treacle 7
The NSA has had backdoors into all version of Windows since Win2000 (and slightly before).
Posted by treacle on June 12, 2013 at 4:13 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 8
There goes Bacon again, running his fool mouth pff again. Bacon utterly forgets that while progressives actually have been openly critical of Obama and many of his policies, you will not find a conservative public figure who will refute the drivel spewed by King.

Not one. Just like how not one conservative commentator dared criticize Shrub except in the most oblique way possible.

At least Bacon managed to actually spell out Goldy's full name, rather than use his normal racist spew.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on June 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 9
Ahh “racist” the word dropped by liberals aimed at anyone who removes their lips from the royal scepter of King Barack Hussein Obama.

Yes Rep. King is a shithead, but a minor distraction in comparison to Obama's disgusting treatment of the American Peoples civil rights.

Progressives will do what their always do, cower and grovel at the feet of their masters. If you had an ounce of integrity or spinal fortitude you would be calling for impeachment rather than spending your time attacking me.

As far as the reign of Bush goes, I got teargased at least half a dozen times protesting that asshole, meanwhile, The Stranger, Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein and the rest of the liberal establishment was beating the war drums right along with the repubs.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on June 12, 2013 at 9:36 PM · Report this

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