Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

9/11 kin to watch terror trial at Guantánamo, by lottery

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

Miami Herald
Monday, Oct 27, 2008

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — With the war court’s future uncertain, the Pentagon has made plans to bring victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — chosen by lottery — to watch a hearing of reputed al Qaeda kingpin Khalid Sheik Mohammed’s death penalty trial.

Five will be chosen. In an Oct. 20 letter, the chief war crimes prosecutor invited relatives of those killed on 9/11 to submit names to watch a military commissions hearing Dec. 8, during the closing days of President Bush’s administration, which has championed the tribunals.

Scheduled that day is a hearing in the case of Mohammed and four other former CIA-held captives accused of conspiring to train, finance and orchestrate the hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people in the 2001 attacks.

(Article continues below)

Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, who has for years helped steer Bush administration detainee policy, issued an endorsement of the plan to airlift family members of those killed in the attacks to this remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.

”Soon, some of those victim families will have the opportunity to see firsthand the fair, open and just trials of those alleged to have perpetrated these horrific acts,” England said.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

A former military prosecutor has testified that England had discussed with Pentagon lawyers the ”strategic political value” of charging some prized Guantánamo detainees before the 2006 congressional elections.

Full article here

This article was posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:05 am

Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

Germans Being Mass Brainwashed by TV to Submit to Islam See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Trump is Right; Some Countries Are Sh*tholes See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/kYmTFL9nbRQ https://www.youtube.com/embed/LJdumFFPLqA

© 2018 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.