Thursday, February 14, 2013

From Roger Fitch and our Friends down under at Justinian

Perfidy in peacetime

The United States doesn't require a war for there to be "war crimes ... Stopping the "water cure" from flowing into the trial process ... European Court of Human Rights upsets the CIA's apple cart ... Roger Fitch files from Washington 
Judge Pohl: obligingly kept torture evidence secretTHE news media have concentrated this month on the Guantánamo 9/11 trial, where, in a moment of high farce, the sound and pictures under the delayed-response security systemabruptly vanished despite no one claiming responsibility. 
As soon as a defence lawyer mentioned his motion to preserve CIA "black sites" (they are crime scenes, after all), someone pulled the plug, and it wasn't the judge or official court censor. 
Whodunnit? The judge didn't know, but the prosecution did.
Could it be their mates at the CIA?


And if you believe this one I have a bridge for sale......

Yes, the military at Guantanamo admits it has microphones in the meeting rooms where attorneys meet with their clients- but they claim they don't listen. Really??
Oh yeah, and they realized that the microphones were not working so they fixed them....but they still were not listening....
That sure is showing a lot of self control isn't it? And of course we know our military and its friends in the CIA exercise a lot of self control.
Many of us have long suspected that our meetings were being listened to by the military despite the fact that there was a court order demanding that they not listen- especially when our clients were questioned about things that came up in our meetings after we left- but the military always denied they were listening and of course the judges did not believe that the military would lie to them.....sigh.
Carol Rosenberg has more here.