GITMO Detainee that ties Osama Bin Laden to 9/11 Unindictable

Tawfiq bin Attash, currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, is one of the many detainees that president Obama was referring to in his "prolonged detention" speech that cannot be prosecuted via any legal manner such as a US court of law or military tribunal. Bin Attash is said to be the mastermind behind the USS Cole attack and assisted with the 9/11 plot. According to this blog posting, he is a key link to Osama bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks.

Although this was my first time learning of this particular blog, I came across the article via a reference at Glenn Greenwald's opinion on president Obama's speech. The blogger is described by Mr. Greenwald as an "ardent Obama supporter." Why this particular article was referenced I am not sure as its conclusion did not have anything to do with Glenn's article that referenced it. However, it is the writers conclusion why I felt it should be posted here. The article is well sourced so I feel confident in its accuracy. Readers here may find the background information beneficial. The opening paragraph and link follow:

"In the aftermath of 9/11, our intelligence services had to determine who was responsible for the attacks. If you believe their story, it wasn't all that difficult to figure out. In fact, just a few key pieces of evidence were all they needed. Let me lay them out here, at the beginning...."

Peace all


"When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes... Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain." - Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815

The writer concludes:

"Now, how is it possible that the government cannot call Hambali and/or Binalshibh to the stand to testify that they attended the meeting in Kuala Lumpur with bin Attash and the two San Diego hijackers? Does that make sense? We already have photographs of the meeting. We can presumably prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a one-legged man named bin Attash attended the meeting. And the other two can confirm it.

Perhaps it would be harder to convict this man of masterminding the USS Cole bombing without access to witnesses or with evidence tainted by torture, but we supposedly have rock-solid evidence that he was at the Kuala Lumpur meeting, plus we have intercepts about the meeting, and it should be easy to prove that he was an important member of al-Qaeda. If it isn't easy to prove, then there are some really big problems with the 9/11 Report and the story we've been fed over the last eight years.

How could you possibly screw up this guy's case so badly that we cannot prosecute him?"