U.S. Intelligence Agencies Mock America in 9/11 Trial

Last year, it was discovered that the FBI had attempted to infiltrate the legal defense team of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner. The defendant is charged, along with four others including Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), of conspiring to commit the 9/11 attacks. As a result, the military trial was moved out for approximately one year to allow for an investigation into the FBI’s offense. Recently, Al-Jazeera reported that the trial has been moved out yet again because the Department of Justice team leading the investigation (of its own bureau) needs more time to complete its secret report. These delays highlight the absurdity of the case against these men and the contemptible abuse of justice that the military trial represents.

Apparently, it has been difficult for the Justice Department to explain why the FBI approached a member of defendant Ramzi bin al-Shibh’s legal team to “create a relationship with him that he was forbidden from disclosing.” That explanation became more difficult when it was learned that another member of Bin al-Shibh’s defense team had been cooperating with the FBI since late 2013.

fbicia_300The FBI infiltration of the Bin Al-Shibh defense team is just the tip of this anti-justice iceberg, however. In February, it was revealed that a translator assigned to help defend the accused was a CIA operative. That’s one way to ensure that the official account of 9/11, created entirely through torture testimony and secret evidence provided by the CIA ad FBI, would not be contradicted by defendant testimony. More was needed, however, as previous disclosures showed that the CIA was controlling audio feeds from the courtroom, bugging the rooms where the accused met with their lawyers, and censoring the lawyers. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of confidential defense team emails were provided to the prosecutors.

The military trial of these men was never expected to bring justice. But the absurd actions taken by the CIA and FBI have made the whole thing seem ludicrous, mocking the U.S. justice system. Why would these measures be needed and tolerated if the defendants were actually involved in 9/11? The reasons include that:

  • The charges against the defendants were largely established based on torture testimony, the records of which were destroyed by the CIA. That was after the agency misled the 9/11 Commission about the existence of the records.
  • Bin al-Shibh and KSM were both originally identified by the first torture victim, Abu Zubaydah. However, the government now says that Zubaydah was never associated with al Qaeda at all and therefore he could not have known what the government previously said he knew. In other words, the arrest and torture of Bin al-Shibh and KSM were initiated by way of a fictional account attributed to Zubaydah.
  • 9/11 Commission leader Lee Hamilton suddenly can’t recall anything about these torture victims or his use of their testimony (441 times) in the 9/11 Commission Report.
  • KSM’s behavior prior to 9/11 was reported to be very different from that of a Muslim. He enjoyed go-go dancers and drinking parties and was said to be dangerous to nothing but his own bank account. The playboy lifestyle of KSM was similar to that of alleged hijacker ringleader Mohamed Atta, who seemed to be protected by U.S. authorities and might have been an intelligence asset.
  • One of the defense team lawyers resigned from the Army in protest of what was happening. He accused the U.S. government of “stacking the deck against the defense” and conducting a “show trial.”

One reasonable explanation for why the CIA and FBI have gone to such great lengths to control this trial is that the agencies are trying to cover-up their own role in 9/11. Much has been learned that suggests the CIA and FBI were involved. For example:

Whatever the reason for the antics, the military trial of these men has become an absolute farce leading American society farther down a path of tyranny. It sets a precedent in which the CIA and FBI can be suspected of crimes against the nation and then charge others with those crimes using secret evidence. The accused can be held in seclusion for thirteen years until agents of the CIA and FBI insert themselves as defense team members, ensuring total control from start to end.

At the same time, the press never notices that such an obviously fake trial would not be needed if there were actually any legitimate evidence against the accused. All things considered, this trial is not only a travesty of justice, it makes a mockery of 9/11 and brings shame upon the American people.

Kevin Ryan blogs at Dig Within.

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  • RobinDatta

    It is pointless to lament about pigs wallowing in stuff. That’s forgetting that the slaveowner’ constitution with its much-vaunted slaveowners bill of rights was shored up with the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to avert its collapse.

  • SausageAway

    America looks more ridiculous with each passing day.

  • cstahnke

    9/11 showed us several things in stark relief–certainly it showed us the nature of the U.S. government and it’s contractor community–but what is even more important to understand is the nature of the “left” who reject anything but the official story. This is why I call the so-called “radical” “left” the “Stasi left” that is whether wittingly or not is largely a product of the intel agencies and their associates in the NGO community. The infilitration of the left by the CIA and probably FBI has been ongoing since the Cold War began. Clearly most people on the left are genuine but the leaders are not.

    • Flem

      It’s not the “left” that’s the problem. It’s the stupidity of the “right” that’s the problem. When your so stupid as to vote against your own best interest. You are REALLY stupid. And it was just this stupidity that got George W. Bush elected in the first place.

      • cstahnke

        George Bush was never properly elected either in 2000 or 2004 and what did most of the progressive left do? Nothing. Anyone talking about it was, as they always do, was consigned to “conspiracy theory” purgatory and that was that. If the left refuses to even discuss the assassinations, 9/11 or the elections of 2000 and 2004 then what’s the point? I’m done with the left–they’re useless as far as the agendas they claim to champion. I’m hoping the center gets better–what else can we do?

        • truthseeker53

          Rand for POTUS!

          • kjja9881

            President Paul!

        • michaelsavell

          What about the elections,aren’t some of those rigged as well,so where can a start be made?

          • kjja9881

            Scrap the Electoral College!

          • cstahnke

            Who knows how many are rigged–there’s no way of knowing if we don’t investigate or reform the system. So far there are only a handful of people looking into this because both the mainstream media and the Stasi left will ruin the career of anyone that looks into it. See the work of Paul Crispin Miller for more.

        • kjja9881

          I agree with your comments 100% I am a Centrist!

        • Flem

          Now your claiming George W. Bush was a liberal? If so why was it the conservative right that voted him in? And why were all his policies about making the rich richer? Sorry but that’s what the Republican party’s all about.