Sunday, September 17, 2006

King was on Secret Service Terrorist Threat List

For all his sabre-rattling about terrorists, King was once a suspect himself...
From the NYSun
"In 1984, the Secret Service listed him as a threat when President Reagan made a trip to Nassau County to watch a Special Olympics event."

"He forged links with leaders of the IRA and Sinn Fein in Ireland, and in America he hooked up with Irish Northern Aid, known as Noraid, a New York based group that the American, British, and Irish governments often accused of funneling guns and money to the IRA. At a time when the IRA's murder of Lord Mountbatten and its fierce bombing campaign in Britain and Ireland persuaded most American politicians to shun IRA-support groups, Mr. King displayed no such inhibitions. He spoke regularly at Noraid protests and became close to the group's publicity director, the Bronx lawyer Martin Galvin, a figure reviled by the British.
Mr. King's support for the IRA was unequivocal. In 1982, for instance, he told a pro-IRA rally in Nassau County: "We must pledge ourselves to support those brave men and women who this very moment are carrying forth the struggle against British imperialism in the streets of Belfast and Derry."
By the mid-1980s, the authorities on both sides of the Atlantic were openly hostile to Mr. King. On one occasion, a judge threw him out of a Belfast courtroom during the murder trial of IRA men because, in the judge's view, "he was an obvious collaborator with the IRA." When he attended other trials, the police singled him out for thorough body searches."


5 comments:

looseheadprop said...

King is a hypocrit. Pure and simple.

More importantly, After he became Chair of the Homeland Security Committee the Dept. of Homeland Security CUT New York's funding by 40%.

We are LESS safe, thanks to Peter King.

Anonymous said...

How can Mejias talk about a smear campaign and then have his staffers come on this Web site and say because of Peter King we are less safe? What's next, bloggin that King recommended the 40% cut. Mejias is now trying anything especially now that he won't be getting any state money.

Primary's winners and losers

BY ERROL A. COCKFIELD JR.
Newsday Albany Bureau Chief


September 16, 2006, 11:16 PM EDT


Another person injured by his ties to Suozzi, some said, was Nassau Legis. David Mejias (D-North Massapequa), an early supporter who needs as much help as he can muster in his challenge of U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford.) Mejias will likely be cut off from Spitzer's support and lucrative fundraising apparatus.

Anonymous said...

How can Mejias talk about a smear campaign and then have his staffers come on this Web site and say because of Peter King we are less safe? What's next, bloggin that King recommended the 40% cut. Mejias is now trying anything especially now that he won't be getting any state money.

Primary's winners and losers

BY ERROL A. COCKFIELD JR.
Newsday Albany Bureau Chief


September 16, 2006, 11:16 PM EDT


Another person injured by his ties to Suozzi, some said, was Nassau Legis. David Mejias (D-North Massapequa), an early supporter who needs as much help as he can muster in his challenge of U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford.) Mejias will likely be cut off from Spitzer's support and lucrative fundraising apparatus.

Anonymous said...

King knows how to fight terrorism. He was one.

yank in london said...

I assume that would explain why Ted Kennedy ended up on the no fly list as well.