Guantanamo Secret Censor Frustrates Judge In 9/11 Case

Ryan J. Reilly
Posted: 01/28/2013

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba --A judge expressed frustration on Monday that an unknown U.S. government entity censored his courtroom audiovisual feed, cutting public access to pretrial hearings for five accused Sept. 11 plotters.

"If some external body is turning the commission on or off based on their own views of what things ought to be, with no reasonable explanation ... then we’re going to have a little meeting about who turns that light on and off," said the judge, Col. James Pohl.

Pohl's comments came after an unknown censor cut off a live media feed to the court proceedings as David Nevin, a lawyer defending Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, began discussing his request for information on his client's case.

Proceedings at Guantanamo's maximum-security court are broadcast over closed-circuit television to journalists observing from an adjacent room. Additional reporters monitor the feed from a nearby media center, and at Fort Meade, Md.

A red light resembling a police emergency beacon goes off in the courtroom when the censorship button has been activated. A court security officer positioned next to the judge has the ability to dump the feed if anything secret arises. That officer didn't activate the censorship button on Monday.

Defense attorneys said they didn't previously know that someone outside the courtroom could cut off the feed.

"I would like to know who has the permission to turn that light on and off, who is listening to this, who is controlling these proceedings, or controlling that aspect of these proceedings," Nevin said.

The censorship light has come on before, but always when activated by the court security officer, James G. Connell III, a lawyer for Abul Aziz Ali, said at an evening press conference. "I thought that there was one button and it was under the control of the court security officer," he said.

Justice Department counterterrorism lawyer Joanna Baltes said in court on Monday that the government would provide information on the censorship during a closed court session. The judge will address the matter on Tuesday, lawyers said.

Col. Mark Martins, the chief prosecutor at Guantanamo, declined to classify the activation of the censorship light as a mistake. Martins said the defense lawyers should have known about censors outside the courtroom.

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An outside source censoring a

An outside source censoring a hearing related to 9/11? Very disturbing and yet, what do we expect at this point?

If there's anything "good" about this, its that maybe mainstream gatekeepers both left and right could report on this (if the story grows legs and takes off, and it really should so it probably won't) and it might open more then a few minds to the diabolical interference still very much at play in all things 9/11 cover-up.

To quote Sander Hicks from his very enjoyable and succinct " Slingshot to the Juggernaut"

"There are so many lies the system is holding back, it's like trying to hold back an entire ocean with a levee. Eventually, the levee breaks":

When I checked.........

Every man jack commenting on Huff Po was scandalized about this, which I found highly unusual for that crowd of go-along-to-get along quislings.

HSBC Settlement

With the HSBC settlement of a fine equal to 5 weeks of earnings for major drug money laundering, you'd think that people would see that a criminal element has control of the levers of power in DC. Minor players in the drug trade do years of hard time while the biggest players pay a fine and walk. OUTRAGEOUS. I like this example as their is no conspiracy to figure out -- it's right in our collective faces to see. Every non-violent drug related felon should be released immediately for time served.

Hopefully cases like this will remove the scales from the people's eyes. Likely, it is doing just that.

And don't you just love

And don't you just love the way our critics will tell us, 'Oh, come on! The government can't keep secrets, don't you know that?!' It is a worldview which simply does not allow for the kinds of facts being related here. Looks like some people managed to keep a secret from this judge, and in his own courtroom, no less. A judge in a high profile case lacking control over what is going on in his own courtroom, and having no idea of the identity of whoever it is subverting his control? Naw, can't be!

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KSM and the Gitmo secrets

So what exactly is this monstrous secret that the CIA and their Guantanamo censor wants to keep away from the American people. Think of it!

A special prison was erected in Cuba at a huge cost just to keep these prisoners away from the 9/11 Commission, the American people and from prying journalistic eyes. Then a super secret court process was put in place only to make sure no words that were not approved of by the CIA censor ever got out from these high value prisoners to the American people. The CIA makes the claim that the information these prisoners have is still so dangerous that is has to be kept secret over 11 years after the attacks on 9/11. But does anybody with even half a brain still believe this anymore.

This censorship was not for the court, not for the defense attorneys, but was put in place only to keep this secret away from the American people. It is now clear that the CIA wants to convict these high value prisoners and execute them quickly so this secret never gets to the American people.


But this secret has already been exposed in complete detail in a book, “Prior Knowledge of 9/11”, the complete account of the events at the CIA and FBI just prior to the attacks on 9/11.

The Secret?

KSM is bitchin' about a raise.

Another Secret....It is Taking Way to Long

Nuremberg Trials
1945 - 1949

All these defendents, and then some, and of course the ones that were "Disneyfied" were processed in less than four years and: "The Harvard Law School Library has approximately one million pages of documents relating to the trial of military and political leaders of Nazi Germany before the International Military Tribunal (IMT) and to the twelve trials of other accused war criminals before the United States Nuremberg Military Tribunals (NMT)."

Source: Harvard Law School

Leaving an 11 year old daughter? No way...

This stinks... How many other suicided people do we know about:
- DC Madam
- David Kelly
- Gary Webb
- Vince Foster
- Philip Marshall
- Kenny Johannemann