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April 5, 2012 12:00 am
By Peter Finn / The Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- A senior Pentagon official on Wednesday authorized a new trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, a step that restarts the most momentous terrorism case likely to be held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The suspects were first charged in a military commission in 2008, but the case was suspended after the Obama administration came into office and later moved to have them tried in federal court in New York City. That effort collapsed in the face of congressional and local opposition.
In April 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he was reluctantly sending the case back to the military. Military charges against the five men were re-sworn in June, and retired Vice Adm. Bruce MacDonald, the official who oversees the commissions and is known as the Convening Authority, on Wednesday sent the case for trial after reviewing and approving those charges.
The men face multiple charges, including murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, hijacking aircraft and terrorism. If convicted, they could face the death penalty.
Charged along with Mr. Mohammed are Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, a Pakistani who is Mr. Mohammed's nephew; Ramzi Binalshibh and Walid bin Attash, both Yemenis; and Mustafa al-Hawsawi, a Saudi. All are accused of playing key organizational or financial roles in the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon, a plot that Mr. Mohammed has said he masterminded.
Many of us have felt the frustration of trying to counter the cognitive dissonance people have when encountering 9/11 truth for the first time. The short film “Blindfold” presents this struggle in fictional form by portraying the events of a widower father whose pre-teen daughter gives her elementary school class a presentation about the demolition of the twin towers. Tonight on Corbett Report Radio, we discuss the issues raised in the film with the filmmaker, Teace Snyder, and take your calls on the issue of removing the 9/11 blindfold.
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Prolific 9/11 researcher Kevin Ryan of the 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington joins The Corbett Report to discuss his recent article, “Secret Service Failures on 9/11: A Call for Transparency.” He outlines some of the unusual behaviours displayed by the secret service on 9/11 and points out discrepancies in the 9/11 timeline. We also discuss the Toronto Hearings on 9/11 which took place last year on the 10th anniversary of the events, a DVD of which is now available+for+purchase.
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The idea that people involved in exposing the 9-11 coverup have met suspicious deaths has long fuelled paranoia among members of the 9-11 Truth Movement. This article is a tentative list of many such high profile suspicious deaths. The most well known among them are those of FBI's Bin Laden Investigator, Patrick O'Neill (who met his death in the twin towers) and Senator Paul Wellstone (who died in a plane crash). Along with people who have died, the article also covers many cases of people who had their careers cut short for drawing attention to the possibility that 9-11 may have been an inside job. The most notable among such cases is that of FBI translator Sibel Edmonds and that of Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen. There are many lessons to be learnt for potential whistleblowers. For example, some people in the list endangered their lives by trying to approach courts and authorities, when they should have been leaking their information to the media.
Chris Hedges challenges NDAA in court
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Last week the case against the National Defense Authorization Act was presented to a judge in New York. One of the plaintiffs in the case has decided to sue the Obama administration claiming that by simply doing his job he could be arrested and detained indefinitely due to the nature of his work, reporting. Chris Hedges, columnist for TruthDig, joins us to explain how his day in court went.
hyperlinks live at source: http://www.examiner.com/nonpartisan-in-national/us-war-murdered-20-30-mi...
US covert and overt criminal Wars of Aggression caused 20-30 million deaths of human beings since World War 2, according to the outstanding documentation of James Lucas or Countercurrents.org. The US use/support of armed attacks is documented in 37 countries, and in direct violation of treaties after both world wars (Kellogg-Briand and UN Charter) to forever end armed attacks unless first attacked by another nation’s government.
The end of this gruesome and psychopathic history of armed attacks and war-murders in the Orwellian names of unalienable rights and freedom will end upon the demand of enough in the 99% to arrest the obvious current War Criminals.
What will you think, say, and do at this historic moment in US history?
What would make your family and you most proud, with consideration of your relatives who sacrificed dearly in wars?
Ali Soufan Wins the Ridenhour Book Prize for: The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al Qaeda
Truth-Telling Prize Honors "The Black Banners," Definitive History of Al-Qaeda Proving Dangers and Folly of Torture
$10,000 Prize Will Be Awarded April 25th
New York, NY (March 28, 2012): The Fertel Foundation and The Nation Institute today announced the recipient of the ninth annual Ridenhour Book Prize, which honors acts of truth-telling and outstanding works of social significance in publishing. The Ridenhour Prizes are the only DC-based awards that celebrate courage in American life.
This year, Ali H. Soufan has been awarded the 2012 Ridenhour Book Prize for The Black Banners: The Inside Story of 9/11 and the War Against al-Qaeda. Soufan is one of America's leading counterterrorism investigators; with The Black Banners, he has written the definitive history of al-Qaeda, and provides irrefutable evidence that torture is not only antithetical to American values, but produces false and dangerous information.
A Surreal Journey into the Heart of the Beast Called the Police State
In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds—the most classified woman in U.S. history—takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblowers movement she spearheaded. Having lived under Middle East dictatorships, Edmonds knows firsthand what can happen when government is allowed to operate in secret. Hers is a sobering perspective that combines painful experience with a rallying cry for the public’s right to know and to hold the lawbreakers accountable. With U.S. citizens increasingly stripped of their rights in a calibrated media blackout, Edmonds’ story is a wake-up call for all Americans who, willingly or unwillingly, traded liberty for illusive security in the wake of 9/11
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