German Lawsuit Seeks Criminal Charges for Rumsfeld Over Treatment of "20th Hijacker"
Much of the talk at 911blogger lately has moved away from compiling evidence regarding government complicity with 9/11 and toward questions about activism. What next? many are saying.
I believe, and have stated, that 9/11 Truth has two years before the door of opportunity closes. I do not believe the Democrats will push for a 9/11 investigation. I do believe, however, that there are other ways to elicit an investigation. This news item suggested one of them:
"New legal documents, to be filed next week with Germany's top prosecutor, will seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of Rumsfeld, along with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA director George Tenet and other senior U.S. civilian and military officers, for their alleged roles in abuses committed at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The plaintiffs in the case include 11 Iraqis who were prisoners at Abu Ghraib, as well as Mohammad al-Qahtani, a Saudi held at Guantanamo, whom the U.S. has identified as the so-called "20th hijacker" and a would-be participant in the 9/11 hijackings. As TIME first reported in June 2005, Qahtani underwent a "special interrogation plan," personally approved by Rumsfeld, which the U.S. says produced valuable intelligence. But to obtain it, according to the log of his interrogation and government reports, Qahtani was subjected to forced nudity, sexual humiliation, religious humiliation, prolonged stress positions, sleep deprivation and other controversial interrogation techniques."
We know that KSM, whose testimony was essential to the composition of the 9/11 Commission Report, was also subjected to torture.
I see the German lawsuit as an example of one way the 9/11 crimes could unravel. Imagine if the German lawsuit inspired an American lawsuit, or if an investigation into the tactics used to coerce KSM produced evidence of a false confession.
This is an example of a thread that could unravel the entire sweater. I do not believe mass protests or a Democrat-led impeachment are likely. But there are still ways 9/11 could be revealed in the next two years.
Perhaps this should be our inspiration:
"The connection between the Watergate burglary and the President's re-election campaign fundraising committee dramatically increased the profile of the crime and consequent political stakes. Instead of ending with the trial and conviction of the burglars, the investigations grew broader; a Senate committee chaired by Senator Sam Ervin was set up to examine Watergate and started to subpoena White House staff.
On April 30, 1973, Nixon was forced to ask for the resignation of two of his most influential aides, Haldeman and Ehrlichman, both of whom would soon be indicted and ultimately go to prison. He also fired White House counsel John Dean, who had just testified before the Senate and would go on to become the key witness against Nixon himself.
On the same day, Nixon named a new Attorney General, Elliot Richardson, and gave him authority to designate for the growing Watergate inquiry a special counsel who would be independent of the regular Justice Department hierarchy, to preserve his independence. On May 19, Richardson named Archibald Cox to the position. Televised hearings had begun the day before."
Run, Rummy, run.