UPDATED Continuing chaos, the quest of Islamic conquest: Hezbollah, Hamas, Gaza, Egypt (m.b.), Iran, Syria, Lebanon; A few more things on Benghazi; and a word on Afghanistan and Iraq

Posted on November 25, 2012


Israel        is Beacon of Liberty Against Global Communi…

Hezbollah Warns Rockets Would Rain Down on Tel Aviv in Future War

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah says the Lebanon group would fire thousands of rockets at Israel if the two countries went to war, as he declares Gaza militants had a ‘clear victory’ after 8-day Israeli offensive. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, at right talking with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would rain down on Tel Aviv and cities across the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon. [Full Story]

Hamas’s Triple War Crimes

Rick Richman | @jpundit 11.21.2012 – 9:35 AM

Standing beside the UN secretary general yesterday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu noted again that every rocket from Gaza is a double war crime, since each reflects: (1) an intentional indiscriminate attack on civilians, while (2) hiding behind a civilian population for protection.

It is actually a triple war crime, because the use of civilians as shields is intended not simply for protection of the terrorists, but to ensure that Palestinian civilians are killed — to produce the response from the UN, the New York Times, and others in the “international community” necessary to win the media war that is conducted alongside the military one. In a phone call late last night in Israel, a noted Israeli commentator described the situation that Israel faces as Kafkaesque:

“The most bizarre part is that Israel is in the position of protecting the Gaza public from its own leadership that is trying to get them killed in order to win points with the New York Times.”

Rocket diplomacy: Hamas wages war from Gaza

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by: Times247   Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Hamas means “enthusiasm” in Arabic, but, more  appropriately, “destruction” in Hebrew. An offshoot of the Egyptian Muslim  Brotherhood, its success in the 2006 Palestinian parliamentary elections, in  which Hamas claimed 76 of the 132 parliamentary seats, stunned Western  observers. In June 2007, Hamas removed Fatah officials in the Gaza Strip and has  rained rockets on Israel ever since.

Click to see what is going on Right Now on Times  24|7!

Pat Condell: Peace in the Middle East
“Actually the Nazis have a moral edge on Hamas. They were psychotic, murdering scumbags as well, but at least they didn’t use their own people as human shields. Hamas don’t give a damn about the people of Gaza. They want them to be killed. Especially the children, whose bodies make wonderful propaganda. That’s why they deliberately put them in the firing line.” [rdbrewer]

Hamas TV Airs ‘Death to Israel!’ Music Video Day After Agreeing to Ceasefire

“Destroy the throne of Zion, the house of absolute evil,” the song goes. “Raise the banner of victory. Be like the fire of a volcano. Repeat in the name of your Jihad: Death to Israel! With blood and fire, resist … Continued

Hamas Responds to Hillary’s Plea for Calm by Blowing Up Bus in Central Tel Aviv, Executing ‘Spies’

That smart diplomacy never fails to produce results, huh? Fresh off her wine-tasting tour of Australia in order to avoid testifying about Benghazi, Hillary Clinton rushed to Israel for a photo op and a call for peace in the latest … Continued

Chaos in Cairo Over Morsi Power Grab

Supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Morsi clash in the worst violence since he took office, as Egypt’s highest body of judges slams Morsi’s new far-reaching decrees.

Egypt’s benchmark stock index has plunged 9.5 percent halfway through the first trading session since the country’s Islamist president issued decrees to assume near absolute powers…. [Full Story]
Supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi clashed Friday in [Full Story]

Obama and the Morsi Dictatorship

Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary   11.25.2012 – 1:30 PM

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has had quite a week. He helped broker a cease-fire between his Hamas ally and Israel to the acclaim of the international community as well as the United States and his new friend President Obama. He followed that triumph up by issuing new decrees that effectively give him dictatorial powers over Egypt. In less than year in office, Morsi has amassed as much power as Hosni Mubarak had in his time in office as the country’s strongman and he has done it while getting closer to the United States rather than having his Islamist regime being condemned or isolated by Washington.

The full implications of Morsi’s ascendency are not yet apparent. But we can draw a few rather obvious conclusions from these events. The first is this makes the region a much more dangerous place and peace even more unlikely. the second is that the much ballyhooed Arab Spring turned out to be an Islamist triumph, not an opening for democracy. And third, and perhaps most disconcerting for Americans, it looks like the Obama administration has shown itself again to be a band of hopeless amateurs when it comes to the Middle East.

News Flash: Egypt’s Islamist President Assumes Dictatorial Powers

by Barry Rubin Another step in the process toward the fundamental transformation of Egypt into an Islamist, Sharia-ruled state.

Administration walking fine line with Egypt

What’s next in Gaza?

Ceasefire in Israel-Hamas War

by Barry Rubin

With a little help from the Egyptian government.

Ceasefire in Gaza but Will It Hold?

by Rick Moran Egyptian brokered agreement starts at 9:00 PM local time.

Israeli troops at the Gaza border were forced to shoot dead a Palestinian man and wounded [Full Story]

Would a Palestinian State Bring Peace?

by Robert Spencer “They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing. Allah said: ‘You shall find the strongest men in enmity to the disbelievers to be the Jews and the polytheists.’” — Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Am Yisrael Chai Edition

November 21, 2012 –The Israelis finally got sick and tired of having rockets, Iranian supplied missiles and mortars being fired at their civilians by Hamas and decided to do something about it. And as always, every time Israel defends itself, it’s somehow controversial.

Reza  Kahlili | Iranian leaders did not hide their satisfaction in President  Obama’s re-election and the prospect of more negotiations, which, in their view,  will buy them more time to develop nuclear weapons.

An Opportune Time for Israel to Attack Iran’s Nuclear Program

by David P. Goldman

Morsi’s blackmail, Iran’s threats, and Turkey’s fears play out in Gaza.

Iran speeds up, expands nuke enrichment

November 18, 2012 Rick Moran

But seriously folks, Iran says they want to negotiate. (Ba-Bum-Bum):

Iran has expanded its enrichment capacity and is enriching uranium at a pace that would bring it to what Israel has declared an unacceptable red line in just over seven months, according to a report by the UN nuclear watchdog. …

Three’s Company, Four’s a Crowd

November 25, 2012 – 12:08 am – by Richard Fernandez
Haaretz reports information already familiar to the readers of the Belmont Club. “Israeli spy satellites have spotted an Iranian ship being loaded with missiles that analysts say may be headed for Gaza.”

The cargo would travel via the Red Sea, Sudan and Egypt, following a well-established route used by Iran to smuggle arms into Gaza …

“We believe that Iranian warships anchored in Eritrea will accompany the weapons ship as soon as it enters the Red Sea,” an Israeli source told the Times.

Just now France 24 reports that “AFP – Iran’s President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has congratulated Gaza’s Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya in a telephone call on a ‘great victory’ over Israel, the two sides said on Saturday.” Interestingly “Haniya in turn ‘thanked Iran for its support,’ they added, days after Tehran confirmed it had supplied military aid to Gaza.”

The Fars news agency mention Morsi not at all; not with reference to his new powers nor to his widely touted role as the “mediator” of the Gaza conflict. It is as if he doesn’t exist.

All of this suggests that Iran is a ‘silent actor’ in the Egyptian drama — and Morsi’s rival for the leading role. The Phantom of the Opera as it were. Not only are Israel and Egypt actors in this play, so is Teheran. And it may be the fear of Iran that Morsi is holding over Washington’s head as he accumulates more power to himself. Israeli leaks about missiles heading for Gaza have served notice that the “ceasefire” can breakdown at any time. It also serves to advance the narrative that Teheran is mixed up in things somehow.  With Egypt itself in turmoil the area is like a disaster waiting to happen.

Retired General Barry McCaffrey, a security consultant and NBC News analyst, told MSNBC’s Alex Witt: “I think the Iranians have manipulated particularly [Lebanon-based] Hezbollah but also Hamas. They’ve equipped them with significant amounts of rocketry. One of the unclassified figures was 120,000 rockets in either southern Lebanon or Gaza in the range of Israel, so the Iranians are actively promoting trouble in Syria and Lebanon and Gaza.”

Syrian Troops Bomb Rebel-Held Areas of Southern Damascus

Activists say Syrian troops have shelled southern neighborhoods of the capital as they try to advance in rebel-held areas. The violence came as Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani arrived in Damascus on Friday. Iran is Syria’s strongest ally in the region. [Full Story]

Obama’s ‘Arab Spring’ Policy: A Busted Flush

by Richard Fernandez

All across North Africa and in the Levant, forces which the administration imagined would be friendly to the U.S. are now proving they will behave in a hostile and possibly reckless manner.

On the Rise: Islamists Scapegoating Children for Blasphemy

by Teri Blumenfeld

Kids as young as 9, 10, and 14 arrested for allegedly urinating on the Koran.

BTW:

ROBERT PARK:  Genocide And Crimes Against Humanity Ongoing In North Korea.  World doesn’t care.  Too busy attacking Israel.

Posted at 11:09 pm by Glenn Reynolds

Turkish Jihadists Call for Attacks on U.S.

Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971                         11.21.2012 – 2:05 PM

How far our once secular, Western-oriented NATO ally Turkey has fallen in the past decade. Whereas once Turkey could be counted on as a democratic bulwark against terrorism, now the country’s leaders orient themselves not only in the Islamist camp, but increasingly in the extremist one as well. It’s hard to understand why congressmen remain in the Congressional Turkey Caucus when they are, in effect, lending their moral support to Turkey’s gradually more erratic and extremist prime minister.

Perhaps these congressmen would like to get a hold of a copy of Islam Dünyası, a Turkish jihadi magazine. Here’s their website. The current issue features Defne Bayrak, wife of the suicide bomber who killed seven CIA officers in Afghanistan, in which she calls for more attacks on America. Certainly, not all Turks are this extreme. Indeed, only a small minority are. The problem, however, is that the current government encourages such extremism. Perhaps it is time for the Obama administration and State Department to stop ignoring the changes underway in Turkey.

Ambassador to Azerbaijan Finds Democracy Where None Exists

Michael Rubin | @mrubin1971 11.21.2012 – 1:00 PM

Azerbaijan is an important American ally for a number of reasons. Unlike Turkey, it remains true to its secular principles. Unlike neighboring Armenia—a country which continues to occupy one-third of Azerbaijan—it remains firmly oriented to the West and does not readily do Russia’s and Iran’s bidding. And unlike Iran to its south, its majority Shi’ite Muslim population realizes that empty religious rhetoric is no panacea.

Azerbaijan does have its flaws, however. Chief among them is its leadership’s reticence to reform and failure to make much if any progress in the Azeri peoples’ demands to move toward democracy. Freedom House ranks Azerbaijan firmly in the “Not Free” camp. Reporters Without Frontiers ranks Azerbaijani press freedom even below that of Turkey and Russia, a depth which censors and security forces must go out of their way to achieve.

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Benghazi, Gaza, and the Killers of CNN

by Roger L Simon

CNN has bought yet another Pallywood production hook, line, and sinker. Also read: Director of National Intelligence Office Altered the Benghazi Talking Points

BENGHAZI: “After more than two months, Libya’s investigation into the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi appears in limbo. Key security commanders and witnesses say they were never questioned. No suspects have been named, and gunmen seen participating in the assault walk freely in the eastern Libyan city.”

Related:  Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase:  The Cover-Up of the Cover-Up.“It now looks as though the White House’s excuse for the pre-election Libya cover-up is itself a cover up. Last week we were told by the Administration (and the compliant media) that during her now-infamous round robin of five Sunday news shows, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was only telling us what she was told by the intelligence community. We were also told that references to al-Qaeda were edited out of the talking points in order to avoid tipping off the attackers that we were on to them. According to a number of CBS News’ sources, this simply isn’t true.”  Posted at 8:46 am by Glenn Reynolds

NEW YORK POSTS:Racial Smears Against Susan Rice’s Critics.  Well, what else have her defenders got?  “Fact is, the ambassador’s defense of the then-already discredited claim that the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous mob protest against an anti-Muslim video is a legitimate target of criticism.  That so many Democrats feel the need to resort to the racism-sexism shield in her defense more than makes us wonder just what they think she has to hide.” …

Secretary of State Susan vs. Condi

11/21 5:00 P.M.Eliana Johnson

Dems crying ‘racism’ forget 2004.

Graham to Obama: Give Us Benghazi Details Like You Were So Happy to Share After bin Laden Raid

by Bridget Johnson

This senator isn’t pardoning the turkey.

As the Benghazi Plot Thickens, Congress Must Not Get Sidetracked

by Andrew C. McCarthy

A three-ring circus of distractions, follies, and false narratives.

State Dept. Official to Attend OIC Meeting Today on Banning ‘Defamation of Islam’ UPDATE: OIC Scrubs Website, Screenshot Added, Cover-Up Begins

Greta: White House ‘Playing Dirty’, Trying To ‘Punish’ Fox For Covering Benghazi

Excperted from Greta Van Susteren’s blog GretaWire: The Obama Administration is playing dirty. Trying to put a price tag on access — either a news organization plays ball and accepts what they dish out without challenge, or the news organization is excluded, punished. Check this out: Fox News h…

Report: Obama Firing Officers Because He ‘Fears A Coup’

Excerpted from Free Republic: According to (shadowy anonymous blogger) Sorcha Faal the Russian military’s GRU foreign intelligence unit presented a report to Kremlin leadership late last month that said Obama removed one of the United States Navy’s most powerful admirals from his command (in the wak…

FLASHBACK:

Obama’s Middle East mess — imagine if this was George W. Bush

By Paul Kengor  Published September 18, 2012 FoxNews.com

Imagine this: The president of the United States is George W. Bush.

At his re-election celebration at his party’s national convention, his enthusiastic supporters flood the floor with placards touting his killing of Usama Bin Laden. His vice president makes that and foreign policy the focal point of his pitch for re-electing the president. In the president’s own re-election speech, on September 6, he makes fun of his opponent’s lack of foreign-policy experience, while boasting about his alleged successes in the Middle East, from Egypt and Libya to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Three days later, Israel and Iran heat up. And yet, the president has reportedly refused a request to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

All of this as the eleventh anniversary of September 11, 2001 approaches.

Then, the kicker: the Middle East explodes on September 11. It starts at the US embassy in Cairo, with scenes looking eerily like a replay outside the U.S. embassy in Tehran 33 years ago                         under Jimmy Carter. Mere hours later in Libya, we learn of the murder of the first US ambassador killed since the Carter years. By the end of the 9/11 week, the Middle East is engulfed in chaos, with protests against America in over 20 countries, including Iraq, and with Afghanistan suddenly witnessing a surge in violence against U.S. troops, some of whom are killed.

In a remarkable display that makes those anti-Usama signs at the convention look haughty and overconfident, Middle East demonstrators hoist pro-Usama signs and chant “Obama, we are all Usama!”

It gets worse. The American public learns a truly amazing fact of presidential incompetence: the president didn’t attend a single daily intelligence briefing in the days up to the anniversary of 9/11. Worse, he has attended a minority of daily briefings (44% of them) since becoming president. While skipping intelligence briefings, the president campaigns and meets with TV personalities and celebrities. This from a man who in his re-election speech at the convention mocked his opponent’s foreign-policy credentials.

But there’s more.

In one of his campaign interviews amid the Middle East chaos, the president states that Egypt is not a U.S. ally, prompting a public correction by no less than Jimmy Carter. Even worse, the president and his administration seem unwilling to call the Middle East attacks premeditated or even terrorism, and want to blame an anti-Mohammed video for the whole sorry thing.

On the Sunday talk shows, the president’s UN ambassador claims the action in Libya was “not a premeditated” attack. Among other claims and counter-claims, she is immediately repudiated by the Libyan president, who states categorically that there is “no doubt that this was pre-planned, determined.” And CNN reports —on top of earlier reports, most notably from the London Independent—that U.S. diplomats in Libya had been warned about the rapidly deteriorating situation three days before it occurred.

The president, bear in mind, did not attend a single daily intelligence briefing during that period.
And now, the international media braces for the news that “An armada of U.S. and British naval power is massing in the Persian Gulf in the belief that Israel is considering a pre-emptive strike against Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program.” This comes just days after the president had reportedly rejected an Israeli request to meet with Netanyahu.

This, as everyone knows, is just a short list of what has happened over the last week-and-a-half. And still, the president keeps campaigning and talking to celebrities.

Can you imagine how the media would react if the president we’re talking about here was George W. Bush?

Now imagine that the president is Barack Obama, and all of this is real—which it is.

Where are the New York Times’ editorials? Where are the 24/7 calls for the president’s head by CBS, CNN, and NPR? Why isn’t the White House press corps demanding explanations?
Never have I witnessed the media attack a president as it did George W. Bush and protect a president as it has Barack Obama. This is extraordinary.

Mitt Romney may not be the conservative ideal, but surely he would be an improvement over this. At the very least, he wouldn’t be skipping intelligence briefings to campaign and play with celebrities. The media wouldn’t let him.

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, executive director of The Center for Vision & Values, and author of the new book, “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis, The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor” (Mercury Ink (July 17, 2012). He is a biographer of Ronald Reagan whose books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism.”

 

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President  Obama, the Next 4 Years: Fear of ‘dropping the ball’ in Afghanistan  persists

Published November 21, 2012  | On the Record | On the  Record

Special Guests: Sen. Lindsey Graham, Dr.  Henry Kissinger, Liz Cheney, Amb. John Bolton

This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” November 21, 2012. This  copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: 2014 — now, that is when  the U.S. plans to end its combat role in Afghanistan, ending the longest war in  our nation’s history. But how many U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after  that is still unclear. The Obama administration has lots of decisions to make.  So how will the president’s policy towards Afghanistan unfold in his second  term? Once again, our foreign policy experts.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, R-S.C.: When Afghanistan ends, it needs  to end well. We need to bring most of our troops home. But if you left 15,000 or  20,000 behind in Afghanistan with airplanes and helicopters and special forces  units, that’d be the end of the Taliban, and those young women would have a  chance.

If we leave Afghanistan like we did Iraq, it’s going to fall apart. Obama had  Iraq inside the 10-yard line. He had lot of problems to deal with. Iraq was a  success story in the making. Not leaving any American forces behind in Iraq –  and 10,000 or 12,000 would have done it — has let the country deteriorate.  Everybody’s gone back to their sectarian corners.

Iran has more influence in Iraq now than ever. They’re overflying Iraq to  reinforce Syria. It breaks my heart that we were so close to winning in Iraq,  and Obama administration dropped the ball right on the goal line. And if they  just talk about leaving Afghanistan, rather than getting it right, that will  haunt us for decades.

And when it comes to Iran, why should the Iranians believe that the Obama  administration is serious about stopping their nuclear program when all we talk  about is leaving the region? If you’re going to allow Assad to kill 32,000 of  his own citizens and do nothing about it, let it infect (ph) the whole region  because you have a hands-off approach to Syria, what kind of signal is that to  send to Iran?

VAN SUSTEREN: Afghanistan — as you look at Afghanistan,  where is that country headed?

DR. HENRY KISSINGER, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: When you  make a list, like we are doing here, then you can see (INAUDIBLE) why anyone  would want to be president because it’s a problematic country (INAUDIBLE) We  have given a date of withdrawal by 2014. So have all the other countries. And we  say that by that time, the government in Afghanistan will be able to stand on  its own feet.

I think that’s a very problematic assumption. I think that government will be  under horrendous pressures from the Taliban and maybe from other surrounding  countries because, historically, Afghanistan has been sort of the transit area  for the forces that emerge in that area.

So I understand the desire to withdraw, but I’ve been urging, and I continue  to urge that we try to engage the other surrounding countries in some agreement  as to permissible actions inside Afghanistan so that it doesn’t turn into a  terror center and that it doesn’t become, through neglect, the place where all  the countries begin to fight their own battles.

And this (INAUDIBLE) the context of what I said earlier. We cannot do  everything ourselves, but I don’t think we should leave Afghanistan without a  political framework that prevents it’s being turned again into a terrorist  center.

VAN SUSTEREN: If we were sitting down six years from now,  we’re talking about Afghanistan, what would be the conversation?

LIZ CHENEY, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I’d say it will  depend who follows Barack Obama. I think that if we continue down the path we’re  on and we end up with massive troop drawdowns, fast troop drawdowns, like it  looks as though we’re on the path to, you could well have an Afghanistan where  the Taliban or their allies are in control, where al Qaeda has again found a  foothold, where all of the sacrifice that we’ve made in blood and treasure, and  we end up in a situation that we saw in the 1990s, where we walked away from it,  and again, terrorists that want to kill Americans, that threaten our security,  were able to gain a foothold.

I certainly hope that’s not what we’ll see, but I don’t have a lot of  confidence, given the path this president has put us on, that we will leave  Afghanistan in a way that we can ensure that our enemies don’t take control  again.

VAN SUSTEREN: If you and I were talking four years from now  talking about Afghanistan, what would the conversation be?

AMB. JOHN BOLTON, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: It would be about  how the new Taliban government has repressed women’s freedom almost entirely,  how Afghanistan is once more a base for al Qaeda international terrorism, and  quite possibly how Pakistani Taliban has taken over that country and its supply  of nuclear weapons.

The Obama administration policy of withdrawing Americans from Afghanistan is  going to bring Taliban back to power. The only question is when. Will it be in  2014, or if we withdraw earlier, will it be in 2013? This is more bad news for  the United States and for our friends and allies in the region.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

 

Iraq Rebuffs Obama, Frees Accused Terrorist

Nov 15, 2012 – The government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki has ignored entreaties from the Obama administration and freed a top Hezbollah operative accused of murdering American soldiers.

Vice President Joe Biden phoned Maliki on Nov. 13 and urged him to hold Ali Musa Daqduq accountable for his purported crimes; the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Robert Beecroft, made a similar appeal that day.

But the Iraqis released Daqduq two days later, saying Iraq had run out of legal options to hold him, and he is now in Lebanon, according to The New York Times.

American military prosecutors have accused Daqduq of murder and terrorism, among other crimes. They say he planned a January 2007 attack on the Karbala Joint Provincial Coordination Center, and advised the Shiite militant group that carried it out.

The group killed one U.S. soldier in the ambush attack and abducted four others. Their bodies were later found in the militants’ abandoned vehicle, according to CNS News. They had been shot to death.

Daqduq, a Lebanese national, was captured in March 2007 and held in American custody until December, when he was handed over to Iraqi authorities on the eve of the final U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.

At the time, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the Iraqis had assured the United States that Daqduq would be tried for his crimes.

But earlier last year, 20 Republican senators and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman had written to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, voicing concerns that Daqduq would eventually be released and return to terrorism.

After his release, Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte said: “Many of us warned that the transfer of Daqduq to the Iraqis would result in his release. The administration ignored these warnings, and now a terrorist with American blood on his hands is walking free in Lebanon. There is little doubt that Daqduq is again collaborating with fellow members of Hezbollah in anticipation of their next terrorist attack.”

And Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsay Graham said in a statement: “The United States now has so little influence that it could not prevail upon the Iraqi government to extradite Daqduq to the U.S. to stand trial for his crimes.

“We now face a similar situation in Afghanistan as we did in Iraq as America draws down troops and hands over detainees to the Afghani government.”

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said: “We are going to continue to pursue all legal means to see that Daqduq sees justice for the crime of which he is accused.”

She did not specify those means. But the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned Daqduq, barring Americans from doing business with him and freezing any assets he might have in the United States.

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