9/11 Military Trial Judge – Like 9/11 Commission – Frustrated by Government Shenanigans

Kangaroo Court Show Trials

Huffington Post reports:

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.

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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.

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“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.

This is just one of a series of outrages regarding investigation and trial of alleged 9/11 terrorists.

In 2008, the former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo’s military commissions disclosed that the trials have been rigged to prevent the possibility of acquittal. Specifically, the head of the Guantanamo tribunal — who is actually in charge of both prosecuting and defending the suspects — told the former chief prosecutor:

Wait a minute, we can’t have acquittals. If we’ve been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can’t have acquittals, we’ve got to have convictions.

In addition, three other Guantanamo prosecutors — Maj. Robert Preston, Capt. John Carr and Capt. Carrie Wolf — “asked to be relieved of duties after saying they were concerned that the process was rigged. One said he had been assured he didn’t need to worry about building a proper case; convictions were assured.”

Another former Guantanamo prosecutor resigned, saying in a sworn declaration that the government pulled all sorts of shenanigans in one case.

The head of the tribunal also said that — even if the defendants are somehow acquitted — they may not be released from Guantanamo.

No wonder the American Bar Association, “which the Pentagon had said would help arrange such representation, has refused to participate because it objects to the trial procedures.” And no wonder the defense attorneys who have agreed to represent the defendants say that the process is completely unfair. See also this interview.

MSNBC speculated that the U.S. put a “stun belt” on alleged terrorist Moussaoui during his trial to keep him in line:

9/11 Commissioners Slam Blatant Obstruction of Justice

The 9/11 Commissioners publicly expressed anger at cover ups and obstructions of justice by the government into a real 9/11 investigation:

  • The Commission’s co-chairs said that the CIA (and likely the White House) “obstructed our investigation”
  • The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened“. He also said “I was shocked at how different the truth was from the way it was described …. The tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public for two years…. This is not spin. This is not true.”

And the Co-Chair of the official Congressional Inquiry Into 9/11 – and former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee – has called for a new 9/11 investigation.

Some examples of obstruction of justice into the 9/11 investigation include:

  • An FBI informant hosted and rented a room to two hijackers in 2000. Specifically, investigators for the Congressional Joint Inquiry discovered that an FBI informant had hosted and even rented a room to two hijackers in 2000 and that, when the Inquiry sought to interview the informant, the FBI refused outright, and then hid him in an unknown location, and that a high-level FBI official stated these blocking maneuvers were undertaken under orders from the White House. As the New York Times notes:

    Senator Bob Graham, the Florida Democrat who is a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, accused the White House on Tuesday of covering up evidence ….The accusation stems from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s refusal to allow investigators for a Congressional inquiry and the independent Sept. 11 commission to interview an informant, Abdussattar Shaikh, who had been the landlord in San Diego of two Sept. 11 hijackers.

  • The chairs of both the 9/11 Commission and the Official Congressional Inquiry into 9/11 said that Soviet-style government “minders” obstructed the investigation into 9/11 by intimidating witnesses
  • The 9/11 Commissioners concluded that officials from the Pentagon lied to the Commission, and considered recommending criminal charges for such false statements
  • As reported by ACLU, FireDogLake, RawStory and many others, declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Both the 9/11 Trials and the 9/11 Commission Investigation Were Based on Unreliable Evidence Produced by Torture

The CIA videotaped the interrogation of 9/11 suspects, falsely told the 9/11 Commission that there were no videotapes or other records of the interrogations, and then illegally destroyed all of the tapes and transcripts of the interrogations.

9/11 Commission co-chairs Thomas Keane and Lee Hamilton wrote:

Those who knew about those videotapes — and did not tell us about them — obstructed our investigation.

The chief lawyer for Guantanamo litigation – Vijay Padmanabhan – said that torture of 9/11 suspects was widespread. And Susan J. Crawford, the senior Pentagon official overseeing the military commissions at Guantánamo — the novel system of trials for terror suspects that was conceived in the wake of the 9/11 attacks — told Bob Woodward:

We tortured Qahtani. His treatment met the legal definition of torture.

Moreover, the type of torture used by the U.S. on the Guantanamo suspects is of a special type. Senator Levin revealed that the the U.S. used Communist torture techniques specifically aimed at creating false confessions. (and see this, this, this and this).  And according to NBC News:

  • Much of the 9/11 Commission Report was based upon the testimony of people who were tortured
  • At least four of the people whose interrogation figured in the 9/11 Commission Report have claimed that they told interrogators information as a way to stop being “tortured.”
  • One of the Commission’s main sources of information was tortured until he agreed to sign a confession that he was NOT EVEN ALLOWED TO READ
  • The 9/11 Commission itself doubted the accuracy of the torture confessions, and yet kept their doubts to themselves

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  • Carroll Price

    It would be risky for the government to allow open testimony or questions concerning evidence
    connected with an individual accused of committing a crime he or she had nothing to do with. Especially when the person happens to be a CIA/Mossad patsy involved in a false flag attack like 9/11. Allowing evidence on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to be presented to the public would be like allowing evidence on Lee Harvey Oswald to be presented to the public .

  • kayceecody

    The one thing that i remember the most clearly over the
    past 40 years of my school days at Brandeis University in 1970’s are my
    student adviser’s words that when he was growing up that his grand
    parents and parents used the term “‘goyishe kup,’” meaning that the
    “Non-Jews are Stupid”
    Later in life I learned that the exact translation of “GOYISHE KUP” means that the “Cattle are STUPID”..
    I
    remember him recalling whatt his father told him when he was growing up
    in Eastern Europe. One of them being that when his father was in high
    school he and a group of friends would skip school early on Fridays and
    go over to his friend’s father’s butcher shop. That they would buy at
    cost any cows , that had not been butchered by the end of the day on
    Friday before the start of shabat . They would take the cow home and
    wash it and then the boys would procede to “beat the udders of the cows
    so that they would swell up and turn pink” so as to sell them to the
    “GOYISHE KUP” as milk producing cows.
    The part that I remember
    him asking me if the East Europeans are so naive, so gullible and so
    stupid to buy old “non milk producing cows” from a bunch of young Jewish
    Boys.
    So thinking of it now I agree with the Jewish saying that
    the “GOYISHE KUP” are indeed” Stupid” as they believe that a Bunch of
    Arab Moslem Kids who were not able to Fly a Cessna Airplane took it upon
    themselves to FLY a Jumbo 747 and outwitted the US Militaryand Civilian
    authorities. The “Jewish Lightning Insurance Scam” of the 1960’s is
    still alive and well has been put to good use by Larry Silverstein in
    putting 15 million down and comming out with 7 billion dollars for
    buidings that no one wanted to buy because it would have cost a billion
    dollars to remove the asbestos from. Then on top of that the people in
    America actually believe that they actually decide who is elected
    President or for that that actual VOTE is really counted and makes a
    difference in deciding who represents them in the White House and
    congress.


    http://www.911missinglinks.com/
    bollyn.com , rense.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YaFGSPErKU&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vAR-AaEroA&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.dailypaul.com/253111/new-9-11-truth-documentary-among-most-watched-on-pbs-this-week
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltP2t9nq9fI&feature=youtu.be

    whatreallyhappened.com
    http://www.brasschecktv.com
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ae911truth

    Yeh I agree that the AmericanNon-Jews are indeed American “GOYISHE KUP” or “STUPID CATTLE”!

  • Washington76

    2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD The Day before 9/11/2001

  • Clashfan

    Fantastic piece here, GW. TY.

 

 

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