Obama Commutes Sentence of Un-Repentant Terrorist

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I have been highly critical of President Obama.  In the closing days of his term in office I see that I have not been critical enough:


The last imprisoned member of the Puerto Rican independence group that terrorized New York in the 1970s will be a free man in May — 20 years ahead of schedule.

President Obama granted a commutation Tuesday to FALN mastermind Oscar López Rivera, who’s served 35 years of his 55-year sentence.

During the 1970s and 80s, López Rivera was part of FALN, or Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, a group seeking to liberate Puerto Rico from U.S. control.

FALN placed more than 130 bombs in American cities — including one in New York on Jan. 24, 1975. The explosive went off in busy Fraunces Tavern during lunch hour. Four people died, including Frank Connor, a 33-year-old father.


Go here to read the rest.  In votes in Puerto Rico, advocates of independence have never gotten more than 5.5% of the vote.  A Marxist-Leninist group, the FALN was committed to imposing a Stalinist, they used that term, Communist government on the people of Puerto Rico.  That Obama has decided to free a leader of this group tells us that his heart has always been on the far left.  Oh, and for those of you who might be planning to see the play Hamilton, please don’t.

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  1. I’m reminded of those “B” grade horror movies when near the climax, the good guy removes the good-looking rubber face and reveals his true identity–usually grotesque or Satanic. I’m predicting a last minute pardon for Hillary. It will thus, with perfect timing, take the news and public eyes off of Trump’s inauguration as president. Payback is the Chicago way.

  2. Corrupt center left (redundant) double standards update: Exposing to Wikileaks DNC emails is treason; exposing US military secrets (like troop strength, dispositions, covert operators) – NO BIG DEAL.

    Also disgusting is the idiot media (redundant) referring to this sac of human flotsam as “she.”

  3. Birds of a feather. Look at the big picture. Obama, Holder, Lynch, Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, Frank, et al did more extensive and lasting damage to America and Americans than all the bombers and all the jihadis.

  4. Transgender soldier who aided the enemy is another one to add to Obama’s list of unsung heroes and heroines.


    Obama is leaving behind a legacy of failures. Race relations, healthcare, abuses to freedom of religion, aggressive anti-life measures to have taxpayer funded abortions and placing our daughters in harm’s way with his unthinkable bathroom legislation.

    This egomaniac has trashed America.

    It’s fitting that his heroes and heroines are terrorist.

  5. I’m a lot less worried about a Hillary pardon than all of these others. Corrupt politician is a substantially less bad than terrorist or traitor. I’m not a fan of Hillary or a pardon for her, but I just don’t want her to distract us from some pretty despicable pardons that have taken place.

  6. If you read back issues of Harper’s, The New York Review of Books and The Nation from about 1985, you know what Obama thinks. If you read Sowell’s Vision of the Anointed and Hollandar’s Political Pilgrims, you will have deft dissections and histories of that thinking. Obama’s not at all unusual among the bourgeois advanced-degree types that populate the Democratic Party. He’s an indicator of cultural pathology, rather like pus. He hung around Wm. Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, he’s indulgent with idiotic murderous PR nationalists, he’s indulgent with the Castro brothers. He is that way because in his social circles, it’s status-lowering to be repelled by such people. It’s also status-lowering to call Bradley Manning what he is: an attention whore who has spent the last 15 years making everyone around him miserable and injuring people and institutions which succored him. That a faction of the left admires this man and that you’d really have to scrounge to find a leftist who despises him is indicative of just what the left values and what their moral sentiments are really worth.

  7. Art Deco.

    ? When Obama was given the infamous honor of having a parasitic worm named after him, I knew from that moment on, that finally someone else understood the moral sentiments of the first black president.

  8. A terrorist has declared war on America, disenfranchised himself and ought to be tried under the articles of war. An unrepentant murderer who has refused to admit his crimes must be kept under lock and key to protect the citizens from jeopardy of life. Obama shows who he really is: a murderer with no conscience nor concern to represent his constituents. Obama disenfranchises himself every time he ignores his constituents; every American citizen. Obama must be impeached.

  9. Overheard : Whispered conversation between Obama and the Russian Ambassador, ‘Tell Vladimir me and Rivera will have more flexability when I leave the White House.’ Timothy R.

  10. I emphatically agree with T. Shaw. How the Obama govt can consider revelations on DNC emails to be equivalent to treason, but revelations on military preparedness is a no never mind is frankly astounding and unfathomable.
    I also agree that the only reason the sentence of this person – now neither a “he” nor a “she” but an “it” – has been commuted is because this person joined the ranks of Obama’s legions of LGBTQ sexual perverts in self-mutilation which the left regards as more heroic than a CIA agent or a soldier or marine giving his life on the battlefield.
    These among many other reasons are why I truly hate the left. Even on its worst days of RINO-ism, the right could never equal the left in such a blatant display of hypocrisy.

  11. Roberts’ Rule of Order, Point of Information. Each four years the people of Puerto Rico vote in a referendum as to their desires: commonwealth/status quo, independence, or statehood. The status quo remains due to the voters’ choice. Obama has perpetuated the left’s lie (it’s all lies) that Puerto Rico is a “colony” and that Puerto Rican “freedom fighters” are morally-bound to kill innocent Americans to overturn the votes of the majority of the people of Puerto Rico.

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