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9/11 trial lawyer: CIA had its finger on Guantánamo’s mute button

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Gitmo trial muted by CIAMystery solved, if there was any doubt: It was the CIA that hit the mute button in the war court earlier this year when a defense lawyer for the accused 9/11 mastermind began talking about the CIA’s secret overseas prisons, the lawyer said Monday.

The Jan. 28 episode so embarrassed Army Col. James Pohl, the judge in the Sept. 11 terror case, that he ordered the kill switch unplugged, an order the agency apparently honored because no outside entity has censored the court since.

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Guantanamo lawyer floats possible defense argument: 9/11 attack justified

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Gitmo prisonThe accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks has a right to justify the worst terror attack on U.S. soil at his death-penalty trial, and that requires exchanging material about jihad with his defense team, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer told an Army judge Wednesday.

Veteran criminal defense attorney David Nevin invoked "recent history, ancient history" and "impressions throughout many areas of the world of Western oppression" in an argument to bring Guantanamo prison's legal-mail handling policy in line with what he cast as American Bar Association standards.

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Secret Evidence Kept From Defendants Debate in 9/11 Case

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Khalid Sheik MuhammadKhalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon returned to a military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, today for pre-trial hearings that immediately became mired in a debate over how to handle secret evidence.

As a week of hearings began, defense lawyers said they weren’t willing to sign a memorandum of understanding on the handling of classified material because they said a judge’s order would prohibit them from sharing relevant evidence with their clients.

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Sons of FDNY firefighters who were killed by 9/11 illness losing chance to serve

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 9/11 FDNY sonsThey dreamed of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11-related illnesses. But then government bureaucrats declared their dads’ deaths weren’t heroic enough to be fully considered “in the line of duty.”

At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding FDNY policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.

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World Trade Center owners’ bid to sue airlines for 9/11 attacks blocked

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Larry SilversteinThe owners of the World Trade Center were blocked Thursday from filing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the two airlines whose hijacked planes brought down the twin towers.

The ruling from Manhattan Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein came after a four-day trial where the doomed skyscrapers’ owners sought to sue for at least $3.5 billion in the 9/11 terrorist attack.

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9/11 victims: Saudi Arabia’s backing of al-Qaida made attacks possible

9/11 and the SaudisAs defense attorneys tried again last week to get Saudi Arabia dropped from a massive federal...

Three New York firefighters die of 9/11-related illnesses, FDNY says

first responders 9/11Three retired New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero in the days after the World...

New Yorker Magazine Exposes 9/11 Truth: The Twenty-Eight Pages

Bush and the SaudisOn the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there is a...

9/11 Myth Huggers: 13 Years of Ignoring the Evidence

9/11The establishment media hold up an apple for your inspection, and they tell you it is...
 
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