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Archive for May, 2011

Military Commission 9/11 murder and conspiracy charges to be resworn against KSM et al

We received tonight from the Office of Military Commssions that the charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four senior cohorts will be resworn Tuesday:
30 May 2011
2000 hours
Dear 9/11 Families,
We wanted to inform you that charges will be sworn tomorrow against Khalid Sheikh [...]

Did enhanced interrogations of high-value detainees work, lead to bin Laden, and were they ethical?

Today at the American Enterprise Institute, panelists Elisa Massimino of Human Rights First, former Attorney General Judge Michael Mukasey, former Acting General Counsel of the CIA John Rizzo, AEI fellow Marc Thiessen, and Brookings Institute fellow Benjamin Wittes discussed whether the enhanced interrogations of high-value detainees worked, lead to Osama bin Laden, and if they [...]

Debra Burlingame: ‘Those interrogators, CIA case officers are patriots’

Debra Burlingame was interviewed on WMAL radio this morning about her confronting Barack Obama during a meeting at Ground Zero. She explained her reasons for asking the President to express his opinion to Attorney General about dropping the investigation of CIA officers who conducted the enhanced interrogations of detainees:

Try as they might, the Obama administration [...]

Debra Burlingame on Ground Zero meeting with President Obama and CIA interrogations investigation

Debra Burlingame was one of fifty 9/11 family members who met in a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama today near Ground Zero. She asked him, considering that by all reports the enhanced interrogations of high-value detainees was “part of the mosaic” of the intelligence that led to Osama bin Laden, if he would at [...]

Debra Burlingame: Obama’s bin Laden photo and burial decisions ‘play right into’ enemy’s hand

Debra Burlingame, the sister of pilot Charles “Chic” Burlingame III whose plane was hijacked and flown into the Pentagon on 9/11, discussed with Neil Cavuto today yesterday President Barack Obama’s decision to not release Osama bin Laden’s death photos and to give him a respectful sea burial.
Before watching the video, consider this: America is allegedly [...]

Debra Burlingame: 40-minute sea burial ceremony for Osama bin Laden ‘ridiculous’

AG Eric Holder testified that Osama bin Laden “Was not a Muslim leader,” this morning before the House Judiciary Committee, echoing President Barack Obama’s remarks Sunday evening while announcing the al Qaeda leader had been killed by U.S. Navy SEALs.
If that is true, then why did bin Laden receive a a 40-minute sea burial [...]

Bush era detainees interrogations led to Osama bin Laden

The Washington Post has reported:
The operation hinged almost entirely on the hunt for a single man: a courier working out of Pakistan who had been trusted by bin Laden for years. U.S. analysts and operatives spent years figuring out the courier’s identity, senior administration officials said, concluding that he was a former protege of Khalid [...]

Osama bin Laden is dead (Updated)

by @ Sunday, May 1st, 2011. Tags: , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Osama bin Laden, Usama bin Laden

Updated, 3:43 a.m. May 2, 2011:

The Long War Journal adds:
[Updated 01:24 AM Eastern]
US officials have confirmed that Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda’s top leader, was killed during an early morning raid by US forces in Pakistan today.
President Barack Obama said Osama bin Laden was killed by “a small team of Americans” during a raid on [...]

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