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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Are "Al Queda 7" Lawyers Among Those Who Violated Rules at Gitmo

And possibly incited released terrorists to kill again?

Gitmo Attorneys shared photos of CIA covert agents with terrorists. Why no media outrage? Gitmo Attorney's violated the rules and passed along anti-U.S. propaganda inciting terrorists to kill again? Are these lawyers now working in Obama's Dept. of Justice?

Keep America Safe asks the question:

In an op-ed in Monday's Wall Street Journal Debra Burlingame, sister of "Chic" Burlingame III, pilot of American Airlines flight 77, which was crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, describes how attorneys representing the terrorists at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba violated the rules and undermined U.S. national security.

Burlingame also describes how terrorists represented by these attorneys were released and went on to conduct further terrorist operations targeting innocent civilians. Are these the same attorneys who now have access to classified information while working in Obama's Dept. of Justice?

Former Asst. U.S. Attorney, Andrew McCarthy, who prosecuted the 1993 bombers of the World Trade Center has this take on the information:

The Gitmo Bar — in gross violation of the conditions of access to the enemy combatants — provided al Qaeda detainees with a propaganda brochure that instructed them on how falsely to claim that they had been tortured and abused. As the Gitmo commander put it, "The very nature of this document gives tremendous moral support to those who would strike out against our country.... It is not a factual report. Instead it is filled with second and third hand accounts, photos of protests that were staged, inflammatory photos from Iraq and provocative story captions."

The Gitmo Bar fomented a detainee hunger strike that disrupted security at the camp and set the stage for fabricated reports that the detainees were being tortured and force-fed.

The Gitmo Bar provided the detainees with virulently anti-American rhetoric that compared military physicians to Nazi Josef Mengele, labeled DOJ lawyers "desk torturers," and informed the detainees about the Abu Ghraib abuses and the potential for framing President Bush as a war criminal.

The Gitmo Bar provided the enemy combatant terrorists with a hand-drawn map of the detention camp's lay-out, including guard towers.

The Gitmo Bar incited the detainees against the military guards.

The Gitmo Bar posted photos of Guantanamo security badges on the Internet in a transparent effort to identify U.S. security personnel.

The Gitmo Bar facilitated enemy combatants in communicating messages and interviews to their confederates and the outside world.

The Gitmo Bar provided a detainee with a list identifying all the other detainees in custody.

The Gitmo Bar provided the detainees with news accounts about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, including reports that U.S. forces were sustaining devastating casualties from IED attacks. (Again, it was a court-ordered condition of the lawyers' access to these war prisoners that they not be given information relating to military operations, intelligence, arrests, political news and current events, and the names of U.S. government personnel.)

The Gitmo Bar provided KSM and the 9/11 plotters — i.e., the murderers of 3000 Americans — with photographs of covert CIA officers in an effort to identify them as interrogators. (Leftist lawyers are attempting to have these interrogators indicted for torture and war crimes.)

The Gitmo Bar brags about its role in the release of enemy combatants who have returned to the jihad against American troops and the American people.
With all those references to "The Gitmo Bar" readers might be forgiven if they ask what time happy hour starts? But this is too serious for such levity. Besides, happy hour at this bar features patrons who would sell out American security in a heartbeat.

Another Valerie Plame CIA Covert Firestorm? Don't Bet on It

Remember the brouhaha that erupted when it was falsely claimed that Karl Rove had outted covert CIA Agent Valerie Plame to the news media? That story lasted for YEARS even after it was learned that the leak occurred elsewhere.

But here, we have lawyers for Gitmo terrorists apparently giving detainees the photographs of CIA agents for the purpose of identification and possible prosecution. (Video of Fox News story on the subject is here.)

Does it strike readers as odd that the focus of the nation's media and political class could focus enormous attention on the phony Valerie Plame story and yet not a peep when the photos of actual covert agents (Valerie Plame no longer met that definition at the time of her outting) is disclosed to terrorists?

Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to reveal the names of all attorneys working in his department who worked on Gitmo cases and may have been involved in activities which damaged national security.

Do we need a Special Prosecutor to investigate whether lawyers who currently work in the Dept. of Justice engaged in professional misconduct damaging to our security?

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