Imprisoned in Guantanamo for many years, perhaps endlessly tortured, and now to be tried in front of a military tribunal – one of these years.
He’s the subject of a Huffington Post article today in which the author says:
“As for the Department of Justice, it shows their inability to prosecute individuals who are responsible for the death of 3,000 people on the morning of 9/11. Apparently our Constitution and judicial system — two of the very cornerstones that make America so great and used to set such a shining example to the rest of the world — are not adequately set up to respond to or deal with the aftermath of terrorism. To me, this is a startling and dismal acknowledgment that perhaps Osama Bin Laden did, in fact, win on the morning of 9/11. And chillingly, I wonder whether it wasn’t just the steel towers that were brought down and incinerated on 9/11, but the yellowed pages of our U.S. Constitution, as well.” (1)
While it won’t earn me a lot of friends for saying this, truth is truth.
You and I may not know who “masterminded” 9/11, but if we’re looking in the corner occupied by Khalid Sheik Mohammed – or for that matter, Osama bin Laden – then for sure, we’ll never know.
The events of 9/11 were engineered by persons unknown. But prominent members of their team, if they weren’t themselves masterminds, were almost certainly George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld. We could, if we wanted, add other team members, but why don’t we stop there for now. In terms of people with positions, these three had the most influence.
I’ve pointed out before that Osama bin Laden lay in a Rawalpindi Pakistani Army hospital surrounded by an armed guard of the Pakistani military on Sept. 10, 2011, having kidney dialysis. I assume he was also there on Sept. 11. Dan Rather reported that news on CBS. (2)
You’ve heard me run through the case for 9/11 being an inside job. I don’t plan to run through it again here (look down the righthand column for articles making the case).
But are we aware that we are probably imprisoning innocent people at Guantanamo? If we charge them with “masterminding” 9/11, how can that be when at least some of the “master” minds (hate to speak of Bush as a “master” mind, I really do) were sitting in the White House, either living there, having offices there, or prominent visitors).
How can the two stories be true? Either 9/11 was masterminded by bin Laden, Mohammed and Co., or it was masterminded by Bush, Cheney and Co. My money is on Bush, Cheney.
So each day these poor blokes spend at Guantanamo, and outside a courtroom, if it’s possible to conceive of them getting a fair trial anywhere in the U.S., is a day for which we owe them an apology. Sooner or later we’ll have to begin thinking of the corollaries of the notion that 9/11 was a black operation of our own governments and one of them is that Muslims did not commit 9/11 while a second is that a large number of the Guantanamo prisoners are probably framed and innocent.
Whatever else they may have done or not done, they did not bring down the World Trade Center or bomb the Pentagon or kill 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. But somebody did. And that somebody continues to walk the streets freely, smear Muslims, and incarcerate people like Khalid Sheik Mohammed.
Among the various truths that will be established when disclosure happens is the truth of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001. That is probably the day of justice for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Brought to him by people who cannot be bought and do not lie.
Too bad nothing like that can be said about some of our own high officials who, at this moment, retain a measure of our trust.