Monday, March 19, 2007

A Note on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Clearly, the administration's spin-doctors are using Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confessions to justify the Combatant Status Review Tribunal process.

Let us remember that Sheikh Mohammed's presence in Camp Delta has been a PR stunt since his (relatively recent) arrival with 13 other "high value" detainees during the legislative push for the Military Commissions Act.

As Captain Yee observes:

It became more clear that if our military and government had captured a legitimate terrorist suspect, they would not have been brought to Guantanamo Bay at all, but to the secret CIA black sites, that the President admitted existed when he transferred 14 so-called "high value" terrorist suspects to Guantanamo in September 2006 in order to get Congressional support for the Military Commissions Act after the Administration lost in its attempt to unilaterally impose military commissions of its own devising after the Hamdan case. Only at that time were any real terrorists possibly connected with September 11th brought to GTMO.

- Adrian Bleifuss Prados


Anonymous said...

Hi, you might like to know that "the combatant status review tribunal" link - which i wanted to learn what is all about - links to the "kangaroo" entry in wikipedia.

Nate Vogel said...

What can just anybody do about all this? Without passing the bar, and without a lot of money to donate to CCR, how can I help?

Unknown said...

For anybody to believe that a confession by torture is true is living in another reality from the one I am in. I don't think I could stand the torture these people do for very long without giving in. How about you?

There is a really good article by a fellow here:

It is written in a comical fashion, but has some VERY good questions that should be answered by those who claim that KSM was the mastermind of 9/11.

It's worth a read.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link Suzanne, it really makes some good points in a witty way.

@speeker: you can help by spreading the word, by letting people know the truth of events, so they can compare them with the ridiculous lies told by the government and get to the uncomfortable realization...

H. Candace Gorman said...

Ah, the link to 'Kangaroo' was merely a lame joke on my part (the CSRT is "kangaroo justice"). I will change it to avoid further confusion.

All the best,

Anonymous said...

not only spreading the word to anyone and everyone (as suggested by anonymous) but also contact your senators and representative regularly. Let them know that you care about the issue and get others to do the same.
Also write letters to the editor expressing your outrage and or concern.
best regards,

Comrade O'Brien said...

Greetings Comrade!
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