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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:19 AM

Guantanamo Secret Censor Frustrates Judge In 9/11 Case

Source: Huffington Post

Guantanamo Secret Censor Frustrates Judge In 9/11 Case
Posted: 01/28/2013 8:26 pm EST | Updated: 01/28/2013 10:57 pm EST

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.


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Reply Guantanamo Secret Censor Frustrates Judge In 9/11 Case (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
Berlum Jan 2013 #1
Festivito Jan 2013 #2
another_liberal Jan 2013 #3
sarchasm Jan 2013 #4
msanthrope Jan 2013 #5
leveymg Jan 2013 #6
Downtown Hound Jan 2013 #7
NoMoreWarNow Feb 2013 #12
The Stranger Jan 2013 #11
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #8
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #9
Octafish Jan 2013 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:45 AM

1. "Secret Censor" ?? WTF???

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:08 AM

2. Shadow government 101. /nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:39 AM

3. Big Brother vs. "Da Judge."

"Yes, your honor, this is Spooky McSpooksman at the Department of Homeland Security. How can I help you?"

"I'd like to know what the hell you think you're doing, trying to control the video feed from my courtroo . . .!"

Click . . .

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:23 AM

4. Hellava job Georgie!

Thank you sooo much for letting that genie escape. I just don't know how we could have survived without it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:44 AM

5. Holy crap. I can't imagine how intimidating that would be to the defense. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:10 AM

6. Why is so much about 9/11 that happened >ten years ago still classified?

What are the spooks still hiding from the public? What are they afraid is going to be revealed about KSM and his associations and activities? Why did they waterboard him (cut off the supply of oxygen to his brain) so many times and are now censoring attorney's statements and motions related to him?

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:38 AM

7. Probably because the official account of what happened is bullshit and always has been. n/t

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 09:41 AM

12. yep!

 

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Response to leveymg (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:45 PM

11. What's even more frightening is that they could've simply had him die in an accident or suicide . .

. . . but, instead, they continue on with this Orwellian charade/freakshow of a "commission" or "trial."

For what are they using these "detainees"? For what are they setting precedent?

Who will be next?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:15 PM

8. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:30 PM

9. Hmmm, who could the secret censor be, Mr. CIA man?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:36 PM

10. Secret Government is so un-American.

It's so bad that even U.S. Senators can't tell us what's going on.

Perhaps some will wonder whatever happened to government of the people, by the people and for the people.

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