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More Confessions From Gitmo

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Posted on Mar 19, 2007
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The Pentagon released a transcript Monday of a confession by Walid Mohammad bin Attash, a Guantanamo detainee who allegedly said in a private meeting that he had a hand in the deadly 2000 attack on the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole in Yemen.  While he was at it, he also ‘fessed up to aiding in the 1998 American embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.


BBC:

Walid Mohammad bin Attash is said to have made his confession in a hearing at Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba.

Seventeen sailors died and 37 were hurt when the Cole was rammed by suicide bombers in the port of Aden in 2000.

Mr. Attash also said he helped plan the 1998 bomb attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 213, the Pentagon said.

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By 911truthdotorg, March 20, 2007 at 12:59 pm Link to this comment
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How very convenient that these two terrorists “confess” to their crimes within a week of each other during a bush scandal-of-the-day marathon. First KSM for 9/11 and now WMA for the Cole. See, 5 years of torture does work!

Is there such a thing as lie fatigue?
If so, I think I’m suffering from it…
and have been since the 2000 selection.

Demand a new, TRUE investigation into 9/11!

Google video: 9-11 Justice

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By Jackie T. Gabel, March 19, 2007 at 8:09 pm Link to this comment
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Since it is confirmed beyond all reasonable doubt that Al Queda has been a CIA/MI-6/Mossad-directed asset for decades, all such confessions are pointless. As for the torture, it begs the question: Why bother, especially since psychotropic drugs are far more effective? Physical and psychological torture, why indeed?

The more they can get away with physically torturing so-called terrorists, the more they can get away with physically torturing (i.e. punishing) any of us. Welcome to the Pugilistic Torture State, where torture is essential for your own “protection.” We are very close to being forced to accept as a society, physical torture as permissible against any suspected “terrorist” — ultimately any one of us against whom there might be compiled a “classified” dossier (“evidence” enough) to have us disappeared into the Torture Gulag, conceivably forever.

Moreover, a citizenry literally scared witless is the ideal citizenry destined to ultimately give full acceptance and approval of the Torture State, the activities of which none will dare protest — the ultimate goal of the Global War of Terror, as directed by the New World Oligarchy.

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By toc, March 19, 2007 at 4:51 pm Link to this comment
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Amazingly enough, these confessions could be true. If they are, they would be even more damaging to the administration. How many “real” Al Queda members were there? The whole idea that was proffered, that there was an unending line of these guys seems a bit absurd now. The Iraq War was justified by the administration’s “they are everywhere” with Osama as the mastermind mentality.

I don’t think that it is very much of a stretch to believe that everything was, more or less done by a small hard core. Either way, it does not look good for the administration.

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By James Yell, March 19, 2007 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment
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At this point, with all the admissions of the use of torture, the admissions of on going error in intellegence and evaluation, why would anyone believe anything Military Intelligence or Civil Intelligence has to say about anything. Why would anyone believe what is said from people who have been tortured and may have admitted anything, as often they do to get it to stop?

As Pogo once said “We have met the enemy and they are Us.”

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By Louise, March 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment
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Thank goodness Mr. Bush has created the Department of Faulty Intelligence. Looks like Frey is going to be busy, since the folks at Guantanamo have decided to tie up every bad thing that’s ever happened and attach it to the infamous 14.

Which gives me an idea.
A few moments of thought and I realize there are quite a few unsolved crimes out there.

Might be a good idea to make a list and send it off to Frey.

Cant wait to long on this. We’ll want to get in line before it’s too late and the 14 are dispatched to wherever one dispatches 14 terrorists.

On second thought, there’s probably plenty of time. Indefinite detainment, with an occasional break for torture seems to be the dispatch of choice. And they’re already there.

Maybe we could help Frey create a list of alleged accomplices.

Anybody know where my ex-husband is?

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By Dale Headley, March 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm Link to this comment
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It’s astounding that one bedraggled raghead singlehandedly humiliated the most powerful nation in human history.  I say shoot ‘im down with a “Star Wars” missile; then “shock ‘n awe” ‘im with a 100 megaton nuclear bomb.

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By Quy Tran, March 19, 2007 at 2:13 pm Link to this comment
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The more DOD discloses about confessions from Gitmo the bigger spot on its face.

Stop spitting out then sucking back, please !

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By Steve Hammons, March 19, 2007 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment
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During the Vietnam War, undoubtedly torture and very harsh interrogations took place by US forces.

However, these were not officially sanctioned as an official policy—at least the public is not aware of it.

War crimes certainly took place in Vietnam, but the war crimes involved in the Iraq War seem to involve the highest levels of the Bush-Cheney administration.

Further similarities and differences in the Vietnam and Iraq Wars are explored in the article below:

‘Nam War, ‘Raq War: Similarities, Differences

By Steve Hammons
Columnist, PopulistAmerica.com
Populist Party of America
March 19, 2007

http://www.populistamerica.com/nam_war_raq_war

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