THE EXISTENCE OF CIA PRISONS AND THE PRISON AT GUANTANAMO ARE CRITICIZED AROUND THE WORLD, AND, UNTIL NOW, THE US HAS FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO SILENCE THE CRITICS REGARDING TORTURE AND VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND YET SUCH HASN’T STOPPED THE PRESS TO REPORT IT AS VALID NEWS.
ONLY A NEW INDEPENDENT ENQUIRY AND A LEGAL TRIAL CAN FLOOD LIGHT TO 9/11 ATTACKS. BUT SUCH HAS BEEN SO FAR DENIED TO THE ENTIRE WORLD AND MOSTLY TO THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed "Confesses" to 9/11
Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Patsy
The folks who routinely torture prisoners and hold secret trials -- and bar all lawyers and reporters from even being in the courtroom -- are saying that KSM has confessed to 9/11. These folks wouldn't lie to us, would they?
The Reuters story can be found here.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks on the United States, has claimed responsibility for those and other major al Qaeda attacks, according to the transcript of a hearing at Guantanamo Bay released on Wednesday.
"I was responsible for the 9/11 Operation, from A to Z," said Mohammed, speaking through a personal representative, according to the transcript of the hearing at the U.S. military prison camp released by the Pentagon
Guantanamo regime 'undermines legal case against terror suspects'
By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent
Published: 16 March 2007
The case of the al-Qa'ida leader Khalid Sheikh Mohammed provides compelling evidence of the "injustice, inhumanity and illegality" at Guantanamo Bay, a leading human rights lawyer said yesterday.
Clive Stafford Smith, who represents scores of men being held without charge at the US base, said the use of torture there could undermine efforts to bring the man believed to be al-Qa'ida's number three to trial.
Mr Stafford Smith said: "There is overwhelming evidence of crimes committed by Mohammed that could easily be tried in US civilian courts.
"It is a tragedy that torture of Mohammed has seriously jeopardised the ability of any court to bring him to justice."
Mr Stafford Smith said the names of detainees identified as innocent by Mr Mohammed had been censored from the transcript of the "enemy combatant hearing" released by the US authorities on Wednesday. In it, he says: "I'm asking you to be fair with many detainees which are not enemy combatants. Because many of them have been unjustly arrested. Many, not just one two or three."
Mr Stafford Smith spoke out as MPs launched an all-party group aimed at closing the base and securing the release of eight British residents still being held.
Campaigners also renewed their attack on methods used to force-feed 12 detainees on hunger strike.
Lt Col Colby Vokey, a US military attorney representing the Canadian detainee Omar Khadr, said his client had been used as a human "mop" to clean urine from a floor at the base. He said conditions at Guantanamo made it impossible to mount a legal defence for the men being held at the prison camp in Cuba.
Khalid the confessor draws sceptics in US
By Peter Walker / World news 02:52pm
As has been reported more or less universally today, al-Qaida's alleged number three, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has confessed to just about every terrorist attack planned or committed in recent years, from September 11 to mooted attempts to kill president Clinton and the late pope.
However, the 26-page transcript of the unclassified section of his military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, released by the Pentagon, is not just remarkable for the 31 offences Mohammed admits to.
You are also struck by his seeming insouciance at confessing to such a litany of offences...CONTINUE