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groovedaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:28 AM
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Alleged 9/11 Plotters Offer to Confess at Guantánamo
GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — All five of the Guantánamo detainees charged with planning and coordinating the Sept. 11 attacks have asked a military judge to accept their confessions in full.

The request appeared to be intended to cut short any effort to try them, and to challenge the United States government to put them to death. But the military judge in the case, Col. Steven Henley of the Army, indicated that he would not accept guilty pleas from the men right away, and that formal proceedings to do so may be a while off.

At the start of what had been expected to be routine proceedings Monday, Judge Henley disclosed that he had received a written statement from the five men. The statement said the five planned to stop filing written motions and instead “to announce our confessions to plea in full.”

Judge Henley began methodically questioning each of the five men to determine if they agreed with the joint statement, which was written after lengthy meetings among them that military officials had permitted them to hold in recent months. The statement was submitted Nov. 4, but the judge said he did not read it until Sunday because he was not at the secure facility here before then, and he cannot examine classified materials related to the detainee cases anywhere else.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/us/09gitmo.html?_r=1&...
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:34 PM
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1. Gotta wrap this up and kill them
there's a danger Gitmo will close and maybe these patsies they tortured for five years will have to be presented to a legally constituted court. Assuming they're even patsies and not actors.

They got a big motivation to confess and hurry on to sentencing on Nov. 4. Election day.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:35 PM
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3. "They got a big motivation to confess and hurry on to sentencing on Nov. 4. Election day."
You mean "They got a big motivation to force them to confess and hurry on to sentencing on Nov. 4. Election day."

Right? I mean, the way it's written, you're saying the five defendants got motivated to go ahead and suffer the death penalty because Obama got elected. That would be foolish.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:31 PM
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16. Sure yes irony.
Whatever they are: defendants, actors, patsies, guys really involved who were nevertheless tortured into behaving one way or another. How they've been held, treated and tried, and how we've been informed about whatever it was they supposedly said or did, makes travesty of any concept of due process, habeas, or human rights. I'm sure even you can agree there's reason to doubt their stories and possibly even their reality. All of a sudden on Nov. 4, Obama's elected, everyone thinks Gitmo might close, and bang, they want to confess and get it over with. Uh huh.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:40 PM
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21. Ohhh.
That's different. That makes sense. You're doubting they want to get it over with.

So when the family members were sitting right there when they all submitted the letter -- you don't believe them?
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:49 PM
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22. As a matter of principle, I don't believe anything...
that comes out of a restrictive, unconstitutional military court in violation of all post-Enlightenment (post-Magna Carta, in fact) standards of law. It doesn't matter if Jesus and Gandhi are reporting from it. It's not a valid court proceeding. The defendants are known to have been tortured, they can't choose anyone as their lawyer but are restricted to defenders approved by the military. Thus anything that comes out of this process is tainted and invalid. Not so hard to understand. (So are you going to come up with reasons why this process was valid? Necessary, perhaps?)
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:08 AM
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25. Leave that straw man alone. What's he done to you?
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 12:08 AM by boloboffin
You stated the idea that the defendants are not being truthful, that they are somehow being coerced into this latest confession. I pointed out that family members of the 9/11 victims were there when they presented the letter of their own volition in the tribunal. The family members reported that the five defendants seemed sincere when they did this.

Why don't you believe the family members?
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:43 PM
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36. I believe the family members allowed by the military to go to Guantanamo...
Or at any rate I see little reason to doubt them when they say, as observers of the tribunal proceedings through bulletproof glass, that the defendants "seemed sincere" in their desire for a confession. Winston Smith also "seemed sincere" after a few weeks of less sophisticated torture and brainswashing (as opposed to the years these guys got) when he said he loved Big Brother. And an actor playing Winston Smith would also "seem sincere." These outsiders' perceptions of sincerity change nothing in the validity, legality, constitutionality or reliability (in producing good information) of the rendition system, the torture system, or the military tribunal process: all are null and void. The perceived sincerity of confessing subjects held in such a system is irrelevant.

So, having answered your question, please answer mine: Do you believe the tribunal process is valid? Necessary, even?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:46 PM
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37. Some sort of trial is necessary for these people.
This one, as much as it is based on torture and the confessions elicited from it, should be illegitimate in any system of justice. One more thing Bush has truly fucked up beyond all recognition.

It isn't just their sincerity on display but their open mockery of the proceedings that the family members remarked upon, their desire to be as much trouble as possible for all concerned. That's not Winston Smith behavior.
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:25 AM
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56. And the family members
are experts in telling if someone is sincere, how?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 11:01 AM
Response to Reply #56
58. I've never met a 9/11 CT advocate willing to diss the family members
Welcome to the September 11 forum.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:26 PM
Response to Reply #58
60. stating that the family members may have questionable bullshit meters is not a "diss" n/t
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 12:26 PM by reinvestigate911
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #60
63. and I'm supposed to be the one in a fantasy world. :eyes: n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:49 PM
Response to Reply #63
68. a debunker who doesn't understand why we have polygraph tests. oh, the irony....
what kind of "skeptic" are you anyway?
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:15 PM
Response to Reply #68
69. Polygraph tests! lol nt
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:41 PM
Response to Reply #58
61. WOW!
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 12:43 PM by Bjarne Riis
Nice reply. Exactly how is this a dis?

All I asked is what makes them expert in assessing someone else honesty and sincerity. Apparently you feel your response is better than answer the question. Interesting.

By the way, I have been here since the beginning. :)

What makes you think I am a "9/11 CT advocate"?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:57 PM
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64. Tell me, why is it that you question their ability to access someone's honesty and sincerity?
Only because they report something at odds with your world view. Instead of accepting it, you question their ability to judge others. That's the only reason you have.

You are a 9/11 CT advocate because you are advocating 9/11 CT here in this forum.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 02:17 PM
Response to Reply #64
66. has it occurred to you that the situation is heavily politicized?
or do you advocate a staunch "question nothing" approach to all political affairs?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:19 PM
Response to Reply #66
70. No. You're kidding. Get out. Politicized?
My goodness, that would never have occurred to me. :eyes:

I advocate the "ASK QUESTIONS, RECOGNIZE ANSWERS" approach to political affairs.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:26 PM
Response to Reply #70
72. but apparently for you, stupid questions and lies for answers are all part of the same discourse n/t
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #72
73. I keep wishing my debate opponents would give something else, but I've learned to live with it.
After all, if the 9/11 CT advocates didn't ask stupid questions and give factual inaccuracies again and again for answers, then they really would have nothing.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:35 PM
Response to Reply #73
75. going off-topic and self-aggrandizing won't save you. n/t
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #75
77. It certainly hasn't saved you. Thanks for the cautionary example. n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:48 PM
Response to Reply #77
78. oh the old "i am rubber and you are glue"...good one, bolo...
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 04:49 PM by reinvestigate911
want me to fetch a moderator for you, or would you prefer to go back to discussing the topic at hand?
maybe this time you can approach it with the requisite maturity.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:50 PM
Response to Reply #78
80. Who changed the topic to being about me? You did.
There's a little alert button on every post in this forum. Go ahead and get them involved.

I'm calling socks on you, anyway. Go ahead and run to authority, if you like.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:07 PM
Response to Reply #80
81. not exactly. you falsely accused someone of being insensitive to the family members. n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:14 PM
Response to Reply #81
82. wrong sub-thread n/t
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 05:15 PM by reinvestigate911
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:28 PM
Response to Reply #81
84. What color is the sky in your world? n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 06:32 PM
Response to Reply #84
85. more redirection.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 06:56 PM by reinvestigate911
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 06:39 PM
Response to Reply #85
86. You change the subject, you blame me for changing the subject, and now this?
What a stupid, stupid game you are playing.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:22 PM
Response to Reply #86
87. i blame you for inferring that the comment was inflammatory to the family members. it wasn't.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 07:22 PM by reinvestigate911
i try to point out that the comment was fair considering how over-politicized the trials are, and that asking hard questions is important, but not always easy when you have a strong emotional investment let alone a complex series of events, motivations, and multiple people involved... and you responded with immature sarcasm instead of withdrawing your inference.

you seem incapable of seeing any of this beyond the filter of the official narrative, it's script, and it's objectives.
calling the accused "murderers" without evidence -- without any proof of the crime -- is a pretty good example of how incredibly biased you are. you do exactly what you accuse the "CT advocates" of doing. and suggesting that anyone pointing that out is siding with the terrorists is on par with bush saying "you are either with us, or with the terrorists."

now do you see your folly?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:28 PM
Response to Reply #87
88. here's a tissue. n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #88
89. and there goes your self-respect...
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 07:39 PM by reinvestigate911
how many other posters at DU do you suspect of "sticking up for the terrorists" or "dissing the family members"?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #89
90. You are not the arbiter of my self-respect, nor will you ever be.
Another tissue?
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:42 PM
Response to Reply #90
92. it was presumptuous of me to think you have self-respect. apologies.
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 08:43 PM by reinvestigate911
by the way, how's that grocery list coming along?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:03 PM
Response to Reply #92
93. Your presumption here is fast losing its amusing qualities.
I suggest you consider the ratio of your overall posts to those attacking me during your short time here and consider a new hobby.

By the way, how's that threat to go to the moderators coming along?
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:09 PM
Response to Reply #93
94. 1000+ posts and you're suggesting i find a new hobby?
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 09:11 PM by reinvestigate911
how many times have you said "goodbye" in this thread?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:42 PM
Response to Reply #94
96. Yes, I am, and here something else I'm suggesting you take under advisement.
Don't you EVER throw idle threats at me again in an effort to intimidate and harrass me.
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AZCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 09:11 PM
Response to Reply #93
95. Well, we did need to find a replacement for PG...
Nobody else seemed to want to step up to the plate. Maybe we can encourage this one to create some "technical diagrams"?
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 12:02 PM
Response to Reply #64
97. Please show me one post where I have advocated
9/11 CT.

And please, I "question their ability to access someone's honesty and sincerity" because i dont' believe anyone can truly gauge someone else's honesty and sincerity.

Especially not in an emotional setting like this, where the victim's families are told that they will see the people responsible for their loved one's death.

I would say that if they (the families) were on a jury, their opinion would be slightly biased, and not completely objective.

Perhaps they want to believe that these men planned the attacks, and anything that will reinforce that notion is welcomed.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:07 AM
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27. I think there is a larger legal strategy here, for the purpose of getting INTO an Article III court

Given that the incoming administration will be looking at ways to close Guantanamo and process out the detainees in some orderly manner, the timing of this suggests to me that the defendants are seeking to get an appealable conviction now, rather than having their status transferred to an Article III court in an "improved" procedural setting.

While I haven't thought about it in detail, the general outline would be to get a conviction as soon as possible, in order to render any subsequent proceeding objectionable on double jeopardy grounds.

I don't think this is as simple as you think it is. I may not have the basic strategy figured out, but I'm certain there is one.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:50 PM
Response to Reply #27
40. I don't think you should impute what I think...
And I don't know what's in their heads either. Given the selective nature of any information released out of Gitmo (and wrt the capture, rendition and torture that preceded it), I wouldn't pretend to be certain about anything, including whether these guys really are the same ones as claimed.

I find your speculation about this very interesting and wouldn't bet for or against it, though I suppose if they are following the strategy you describe, we'll know for sure later. Who would be advising them along these lines?
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:46 PM
Response to Reply #40
44. I'm just going by your words

to the effect that they are "patsies" and "They got a big motivation" to wrap things up.

That's called 'reading', not imputation.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:55 PM
Response to Reply #44
52. Sure, but it's also a spontaneous response...
and guesses are natural when we're dealing with yet another black-box situation where all we hear out of the whole process from capture to this is always what the military specifically wants us to hear.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 03:11 PM
Response to Reply #52
53. I don't think the Bush admin wanted a guilty plea

The last thing the Bush admin wants is a final disposition of this case prior to Jan. 20th.

It would be much easier for them to claim "the Obama administration de-railed the proceeding" instead of having a final disposition before the changeover, and being able to say "the Bush administration f---d up this thing from the get-go".
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:32 PM
Response to Reply #53
54. Again, you can't know what the captors want...
if there are differences of opinion, etc. The "Bush admin" in this case is probably too abstract or large a category. These prisoners have specific captor/controller/interrogators who are unknown and whose interests are unclear. Then there are the tribunal organizers, whose interests would be to gain some measure of justification by completing the case.

At any rate, we also disagree about what the "Bush admin" would want. I think it's plainly obvious they would prefer the case to be done before Jan 20 and say: "We brought the perpetrators of 9/11 to justice!" (They could add a FOX-type myth that it was just in time, because Obama might have fucked it up and let them escape via a liberal technicality in a Stateside court!)
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 03:14 PM
Response to Reply #54
67. The sentence remains appealable

A final sentence prior to Jan. 20th would be appealable after Jan. 20th, even if based on a guilty plea. If that sentence is thrown out, the answer is "Bush screwed up the process, rendering a constitutional verdict impossible."

If the proceeding drags on past January 20th, then the blame goes to Obama for de-railing it.

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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:37 PM
Response to Reply #67
76. Understood.
So now we'll see (assuming the guilty plea goes through to a conviction prior to Jan. 20) whether they appeal, which would tend to support your guess as to why they are trying to plea guilty (although no outcome necessarily proves any of our speculations, at this distance). And remind me, doesn't the process include an automatic appeal on death penalty?

Anyway, one thing I don't see happening, if they are convicted or also sentenced on the basis of this guilty plea prior to Jan. 20th, is Obama doing anything other than letting the process take the rest of its course (i.e., to execution) before moving to shut down Gitmo and military tribunals on behalf of the other prisoners. Maybe I'm cynical? No way will he commute death sentences if they have already been handed down, or move this into civilian courts if a verdict was already reached. He will not be known as the guy who "let off the 9/11 perpetrators."
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 08:13 PM
Response to Reply #76
91. My assumption....
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 08:15 PM by jberryhill
...and what's been done at Guantanamo is such a farce that I have no clue what the process is, but... as you note, one would assume there is some sort of automatic review of a death penalty decision. Given the way this thing was set up, that's probably not the best assumption in the world. We agree there SHOULD be an automatic review of a death sentence, and we know that the Supreme Court has, how many times now, not found the Guantanamo proceedings to comport with due process.

So, I should say, I *assume* the sentence remains appealable - or subject to some sort of review by an Article III court. Otherwise, it's back to the Supreme Court to once again say, no, you can't do this without an Article III court.

OTOH, I wouldn't expect Obama to commute any sentences.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but is there or is there not enough non-tainted evidence to put KSM away on something without all of these shenanigans?
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:46 PM
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2. They do not have lawyers
They are defending themselves
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:37 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. Because they refuse to work with the ones provided to them
Your effort to garner sympathy for these murderers is rather like the man who killed his parents and then threw himself on the mercy of the court because he was an orphan.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #4
5. you are really amazing
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 09:48 PM by seemslikeadream
have you talked with peabrain lately




IT IS A MATTER OF TORTURE SWEETIE
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. Torture is why they refuse to cooperated with lawyers provided to them?
Do you find yourself under any compunction to make sense?

P.S. Since Sweetpea and I rarely had anything to say to each other before or during his stay here, no, I haven't talked with Sweetpea lately.
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:24 AM
Response to Reply #7
55. That is one of the reasons
They think the lawyers assigned to them are part of the same people who did the torturing.

Can't say I blame them.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 11:02 AM
Response to Reply #55
59. Willing to diss the family members AND sticking up for the terrorists?
My goodness, your priorities are interesting.
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #59
62. Nice reponse as always.
I try to provide rational responses and questions, but you instead resort to personal attacks. By the way, as a person who strongly believes in justice and every person's right to a fair trial, I will withhold judgment as to these people being terrorist, until they have been convicted in a court of law.

Considering how many of the Gitmo prisoners that have been released or found not to be among "the worst of the worst", just because the Government say they are terrorist doesn't make them so.

And even if they are, they are still entitled to all the protections a civilized legal system can afford them. No more no less.

I am sure you agree.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 01:58 PM
Response to Reply #62
65. I am but a humble reporter.
I report the facts. If you don't like the facts, they are within your power to change. I commend to you the journey.
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-11-08 12:10 PM
Response to Reply #65
98. and what facts would that be?
You do know that Jose Padilla was unwilling to trust his lawyers? Some have argued that was the stated goal of the Government, make him distrust everyone.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8NOR4EO0&show_...
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:01 PM
Response to Reply #4
6. "these murderers"
evidence please.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:03 PM
Response to Reply #6
8. Sure.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:09 PM
Response to Reply #8
9. lol
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:09 PM by seemslikeadream
very very amusing



Two words PHILIPPE SANDS
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:13 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. Hey, don't bogart that!
I guess that answers the question of whether you feel the need to make any sense at all.

What's next in your list of non-sequiturs? Maybe you can list about ten of them, all in their individual little post.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:18 PM
Response to Reply #8
11. confessions proffered under torture/threat of torture are not evidence
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:19 PM by reinvestigate911
not that it matters to you
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #11
12. I'm sorry, where in the Moussaoi indictment is there a confession proffered under torture?
I see lots of credit card reciepts and phone call records. You know, evidence.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:25 PM
Response to Reply #12
14. once again, evidence please
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. You mean, besides the evidence I've already provided you?
What's wrong with it?
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:34 PM
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17. there's no evidence to back up more than half of those so-called indictments
a day one trial lawyer could move for mistrial just on the torture part alone... let alone the doubt one can cast on such claims as "flew Flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan"
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:37 PM
Response to Reply #17
19. Do you know who Moussaoui is?
You're not claiming that he was tortured, are you?

Pay attention now: I don't think these people should have been tortured. I think the people who tortured any of them should be punished themselves. However, these people remain very bad people who helped to plan and carry out the 9/11 attacks. They, also, should be punished. Humanely.

Now, back to the point. I presented some evidence. You were handwaving. Continue.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:35 PM
Response to Reply #15
18. ...but i thought you knew the difference between an indictment and evidence
/shrug
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:38 PM
Response to Reply #18
20. An indictment includes a list of the evidence the prosecutor will use to obtain a conviction.
Read the indictment.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:55 PM
Response to Reply #20
23. those are accusations. i didn't see one shred of evidence in that indictment.
can you list one piece of your so-called evidence for me here, please?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:06 AM
Response to Reply #23
24. What a stupid game you have going. Goodbye. n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 06:36 AM
Response to Reply #24
26. oh but my dear bolo, it is merely your game, played right back at you
how does it feel?
endgame: shall i run to get a moderator?
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:25 AM
Response to Reply #26
30. You are repeating factual inaccuracies.
I've provided evidence. You've provided runaround. Game over.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:24 PM
Response to Reply #30
34. you fail to understand what evidence is. operative phrase: you fail.
the indictment is not evidence.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #34
41. I fail in your court of personal incredulity.
Funnily enough, I'm good with that.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:36 PM
Response to Reply #41
42. anyone reading this would agree that you fail to provide the evidence
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 01:45 PM by reinvestigate911
what's the matter bolo, does it hurt that much to admit you're wrong?
unsurprising, considering your attitude/demeanor.

you were doing better when you excused yourself from the conversation to save face. now you just look ridiculous attempting to turn this into my "personal test of credulity".

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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:53 PM
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45. Goodbye. n/t
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:55 PM
Response to Reply #45
47. i'll take that as your admission of failure to understand what an indictment is
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 01:57 PM by reinvestigate911
along with many of the several other failures you exhibit in understanding the facts of september 11th.
bye-bye, mr. boloboffin :)
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:20 PM
Response to Reply #47
71. It wouldn't be the first time you were wrong about something in this forum.
Take away.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:33 PM
Response to Reply #71
74. found evidence to back up your claim? or you're willing to admit that an indictment != evidence?
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 04:36 PM by reinvestigate911
and now after the alleged "murderers" have withdrawn their offers...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

i've never met a "debunker" with a bigger appetite for FAIL.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 04:49 PM
Response to Reply #74
79. If you will not accept the evidence I have provided, you will accept no evidence.
Awwww, poor wittle tewwwowists! They don't get mawtuhed so dey won't confess to what dey did! Awwwwwwwww.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 05:16 PM
Response to Reply #79
83. still can't discern between "evidence" and an "indictment"? a clue: try eating your grocery list n/t
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:33 AM
Response to Reply #15
28. You link is an indictment
As you properly know, an indictment is not evidence, but merely allegations, later to be proved by evidence.

Second, Khalid Sheik-Mohammad's name does not appear in the indictment.

As for these individuals motivation for pleading guilty, I have no idea, and neither do you. People who have been tortured and locked up in solitary confinement do the strangest things. Not always rational.
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:29 AM
Response to Reply #28
31. The indictment lists evidence the prosecutors intend to present in court
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 11:50 AM by boloboffin
Things like credit card receipts, phone call data, videos from ATMs and security cameras, etc.

This is evidence.

KSM is not listed in that indictment, but the trail connecting him to them is rather clear. Check out The Looming Tower for more.

To hear the family members tell it, the individuals are now bored with it all and want it to be over. They've finally had a chance to talk to each other, and they've chosen death with all its fringe benefits for the martyr. Regardless of their actual motive, their part in the 9/11 attacks is clear.

ETA: I do like the Rude Pundit's take on it.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:35 PM
Response to Reply #31
35. it's clear why that might appeal to you: beyond the obvious immaturity, it adds no commentary
in fact, there's no punditry whatsoever... quite simply, the author's goal is nothing more than "Proudly lowering the level of political discourse"
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:47 PM
Response to Reply #35
38. I'll take the Rude Pundit over your idiotic games any day of the week.
I dare say most of DU would agree with me.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:37 PM
Response to Reply #38
43. i asked for evidence, you were unable to provide it.
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 01:49 PM by reinvestigate911
pretty simple, bolo.
interpret the thread as you like, but you still fail to provide any evidence that these men are the alleged "murderers".
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:54 PM
Response to Reply #43
46. Adios. n/t
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:08 PM
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 09:35 AM
Response to Reply #12
29. Actually, you don't see that.
The indictment claims theses thing exist. The indictment is not proof of their existence or authenticity
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:30 AM
Response to Reply #29
32. Hehehe.
Riiiiight.
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:22 PM
Response to Reply #32
33. you might not know this
but in a normal trial, meaning a trial using recognized rules of evidence and rules of procedure, there is a long way from claiming something is evidence, to actually being allowed to present it as evidence.

The party seeking to introduce evidence must prove its authenticity, chain of custody etc. Again, this applies to normal trials. This is not a normal trial and other rules applies, which is why any ruling out of Gitmo is suspect.



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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:48 PM
Response to Reply #33
39. Do you know who Moussaoui is?
Do you know where he was tried?

Obviously you do not, or you wouldn't be bringing up GTMO in relation to him.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:22 PM
Response to Reply #11
13. you are the smartest kid in class today reinvestigate911
Welcome to the dungeon

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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:22 PM
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49. Somebody thinks "indictment = evidence" ? Incredible. nt
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Bolo Boffin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:43 PM
Response to Reply #49
50. For someone who thinks the president isn't informed of the chemtrail program....
...maybe your incredulity isn't something the rest of us need bother with.
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reinvestigate911 Donating Member (548 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:47 PM
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51. redirection n/t
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 03:07 PM by reinvestigate911
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Thorandmjolnir Donating Member (390 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:30 AM
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57. FAIL! nt.
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