President Barack Obama is attempting to block the execution in Texas on Thursday of a Mexican man because it would breach an international convention and do “irreparable harm” to US interests.
The White House has asked the US supreme court to put the execution of Humberto Leal Garcia on hold while Congress passes a law that would prevent the convicted rapist and murderer from being put to death along with dozens of other foreign nationals who were denied proper access to diplomatic representation before trials for capital crimes.
The administration moved after the governor of Texas, Rick Perry, brushed aside appeals from diplomats, top judges, senior military officers, the United Nations and former president George W Bush to stay Leal’s execution because it could jeopardise American citizens arrested abroad as well as US diplomatic interests.
Garcia, 38, was convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in San Antonio. Few question that he was responsible for the killing but the Texas authorities failed to tell Leal, who was born in Mexico and has lived in the US since the age of two, that under the Vienna convention he was entitled to contact the Mexican consulate when he was arrested
Gay Agenda, continued……………….
The left wanted the gay political agenda to undermine the military???
The cracks are beginning to show.
The appropriately named Cpl. Ashley Vice, a lesbian, and two male Marines (all assigned to the 3rd Marine Airwing in Camp Pendleton) have been charged in a marriage scam to qualify for dependant housing allowances.
reserved for married couples which totaled $75,000.
Vice is expected to be jailed for up to one year after she and her girlfriend married heterosexual male Marines; the trio has been charged with conspiracy, making false official statements, fraud and adultery for allegedly marrying to qualify for financial assistance offered to heterosexual married couples.
Vice said that she married a straight colleague because she wanted to live off base with her civilian girlfriend but “could not afford it.”
The Marines face a year in the brig, dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank and forfeiture of all pay…. and not to mention being on the hook to repay $75K.
Vice said that she and her partner were “forced” to enter sham marriages because the military does not provide allowances for unmarried couples and they couldn’t afford to live off base without the extra money. She and her partner only wanted to “be a family,” she said.
Watch this become a cause celeb for the gay propagandists… the lesbians did no wrong, of course they had no larceny in their hearts; it was the unbending and unfair laws that made them violate the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
How in hell did this trio of idiots ever make corporal?
Somewhere there is a squadron commander questioning if putting up with this circus is worth another month, let alone another hitch.
Here’s another attempt to destroy Real America’s traditions, values, and Constitutionally guaranteed freedom to speak and worship in the manner we choose.
Last week Pastor Scott Rainey was denied the permission to pray according to his faith in a veteran’s funeral at the city’s National Cemetery.
For the first time Pastor Rainey was asked to submit his prayer before the ceremony. Subsequently, Arleen Ocasio, cemetery director, demanded he edit his prayer to be more “inclusive.” Essentially she has been telling the families of veterans they cannot use the words “God” or “Jesus” at any funeral or ceremony without her approval.
Since The Blaze reported the incident, calls for Ocasio’s dismissal or resignation have come fast and furious. Yesterday, hundreds gathered at that same Houston cemetery to honor America’s war dead, while protesting her actions.
The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Memorial Ladies have filed a 26-page complaint of “religious hostility” at the cemetery, alleging that Ocasio, bans religious phrases and requires prayers to be submitted in advance for her approval. Read more here.
The suit goes on to describe Ms. Ocasio’s running of the cemetery:
“The doors remain locked during Houston National Cemetery operating hours, the cross and the Bible have been removed, and the Chapel bells, which tolled at least twice a day, are now inoperative. Director Ocasio only unlocks the chapel doors when meetings or training sessions are held at the building. Furthermore, it is no longer called a ‘chapel’ but a ‘meeting facility.’ ”
No need to round up the “usual suspects”… yeah, she was an affirmative action hire appointed by Obama.
And by now you shouldn’t be surprised to see a familiar, left-wing pattern here from the asshat who loudly proclaims he has appointed more gays, bisexuals, transgendered and the utterly confused to cushy fed jobs than any other POTUS; note:
That’s Ocasio of the left who was apparently separated at birth from Janet Napolitano, the first Lesbionic Secretary of Homeland Security; any questions?