BREAKING: Biden releases a terrorist from Gitmo, and more news…
By Team DML
Today is March 8 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion.
1 – Biden releases 20th terrorist hijacker back to Saudi Arabia for ‘mental health’ treatment
The Daily Mail reports: Families of 9/11 victims and Republicans expressed outrage as the so-called 9/11 ’20th hijacker’ was released from Guantanamo Bay prison and sent back to Saudi Arabia for psychiatric treatment.
Would-be terrorist Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani, 46, who reportedly missed boarding a plane to fly into the World Trade Center because he was detained by authorities on immigration charges, was shipped back to his native country, Pentagon officials said Monday.
Al-Qahtani’s release, which was approved last month by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, comes as the Biden administration puts pressure on Saudi Arabia to release more oil amid the crisis in Ukraine.
The 38 remaining prisoners at Guantanamo include 19 who have been approved for repatriation or resettlement by the review board. There are another 7 who are eligible for review. Ten prisoners face trial by military commission, including five charged with involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Their death penalty case has been stalled for years in the pretrial phase.
The remaining two prisoners at the base have been convicted, one of whom, former Maryland resident Majid Khan, is nearing the completion of his sentence under a plea deal.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who had sent a letter last week to President Joe Biden urging him not to go through with the release, said it was a ‘massive error which poses a serious risk to our national security.’
‘Al-Qahtani is a terrorist who made it his life goal to kill Americans,’ Rubio said. ‘I believe he remains committed to jihad and the destruction of the United States.’
DML: This is an absolute OUTRAGE!
Fox News reports: MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd suggested that voters are wrong to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if President Trump was still in office.
With Russia launching its attacks on Ukraine, many of President Biden’s critics have alleged that such an invasion would not have occurred under the Trump presidency, pointing to the aggression Putin took under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama with the 2008 invasion of Georgia and the 2014 annexation of Crimea while making no similar moves during the past administration.
The subject emerged during a panel discussion on Friday’s installment of “MTP: Daily.”
DML: Chuckie, stop pushing conspiracy garbage and go back to sleep. This did NOT happen on Trump’s watch, and it DID happen on Biden’s watch. Putin saw his window of opportunity with a weak Biden, plain and simple.
3 – Blame at the pump: ‘I did that’ Biden stickers point finger for high prices
The Washington Examiner reports: It gives new meaning to “sticker shock” at the gas pump.
With the price of a gallon of gas topping $4 nationally, little stickers are popping up on pumps to point the finger at President Joe Biden. One Alabama gas station employee said he regularly peels off the stickers, which show Biden pointing at the amount due with the words “I did that” inside a speech bubble.
“I take off five or six a day from our different pumps,” Perry Cagle, assistant manager of an Exxon station near Athens, told WAAY-TV in Alabama.
In northern Virginia, another sticker was seen showing former President Donald Trump pointing at the rising dollar figures and saying “Biden did that.”
DML: Joe did that!
4 – Group trying to disbar lawyers who worked on Trump’s post-election lawsuits
The Hill reports: A dark money group with connections to the Democratic Party is reportedly looking to disbar and discredit more than 100 lawyers who worked on former President Trump’s post-election lawsuits.
The 65 Project, named after the 65 lawsuits filed to overturn the 2020 election results, has already filed 10 ethics complaints and will air advertisements in contentious states as part of the plan, which was first reported by Axios.
On its website, the group notes that judges appointed by both parties found Trump’s election fraud filings “bogus and riddled with false statements” following the election.
Specifically, the group is set to spend millions on the effort to target 111 attorneys in 26 states, all of whom were involved in pushes to challenge or reverse 2020 election results. States targeted for advertisements include Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
DML: So if an attorney fights for a cause the left doesn’t believe in, they should now just be disbarred?! Are we still in America, or is this China or Russia now?
5 – An invasive species now has a new name to replace ethnic slur
CNN reports: The scientists who have been working on changing an invasive moth’s common name, which included an ethnic slur, have made their decision.
Previously known as “gypsy moth,” the species Lymantria dispar is now “spongy moth,” according to the Entomological Society of America, which makes the Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms List, an essential database for anyone working with insects.
For the Romani people — an ethnic group originating in northern India that was at one time misidentified as Egyptian — the word “gypsy” has been offensive, dangerous and dehumanizing since it first appeared in the 1500s, Margareta Matache, director of the Roma Program at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, told CNN in July 2021.
“This process to rename the G moth can serve as a truly effective practice on how to create better common names and ensure substantive and just participation of the affected communities in the process,” Matache said via email.
DML: Just can’t make this stuff up, folks!
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