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Published: Thursday, April 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

Our CIA and FBI cannot even work together in a country that is bound by law to share information. The Attorney General, the top law official, grants immunity to a man who shutdown the whole metropolitan Boston and the transportation networks for a weekend and killed 3 people and maimed many more and impacted psychologically a myriad more. The FBI and Homeland Security and this administration in the past 2 years have done some things that we believed were improving. We have the CIA, State Department, FBI, TSA and other agencies within Homeland Security that can't even talk to each other. Parochialism is still alive, even after 9/11 as this President goes around the world bad mouthing our country and our citizens. He has allowed more people to come here and take advantage of our entitlements that have taken priority over the citizens of the United States of America. He isn't completely to blame as Congress has not done it's part to ensure the President is enforcing the laws of the land at the Federal and State levels. He thwarted Arizona to secure their state more. That threat has held Texas and California doing what Arizona did.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

While Congress is busy exempting itself from their won compliance with Obamacare, they have no time to deal with the thorny and unresolved issue of how to properly deal with those who wage war against our country.

Reliance on the Laws of War and status as enemy combatants with traditional nation-state warfare is one thing.
Good police work and civil courts are fine, and necessary, for non-military domestic criminal violations of the law, including murder.

However, those engaged in Jihad against us consider themselves to be holy warriors for their faith, regardless of what we, their targeted victims think of their beliefs and methods for wining the hearts of severing heads of infidels. They do not wear uniforms, do not respect non-combatant status, they do deliberately target women and children, and act in every other way incompatible with the laws of warfare.

Clearly jihadis do not deserve the humane treatment guaranteed by the Geneva Convention. Nor is handling by the criminal justice system appropriate. The Gitmo route seems the best solution yet, and should be used in cases like the Boston bomber. However, the traditional swift death penalty for spies seems even more appropriate, not lawfare.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Where's Jack Bower?

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