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Postby DCB » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:01 am

Down in Gitmo we are holding prisoners who are either the most evil terrorists ever, or perhaps just some shmuck who got turned in by his neighbor. It would be way too dangerous to try them on US soil. Because then we wouldn't be able to get away with this:
The military justice system at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which has been dogged by charges of secret monitoring of proceedings and defense communications, became embroiled in a fresh controversy Thursday when it was revealed that hundreds of thousands of defense e-mails were turned over to the prosecution.

In February, a military lawyer acknowledged that microphones were hidden inside devices that looked like smoke detectors in rooms used for meetings between defense counsel and their clients.
That same month, Pohl learned that the soundproofed courtroom at Guantanamo was wired with a “kill switch” that allowed an unknown government entity, thought to be the CIA, to cut audio feed of the trial to the public gallery.

In another controversy, defense counsel recently complained that huge volumes of work files were lost when the Defense Department tried to upgrade its network and mirror at Guantanamo the computer system that is available to defense lawyers handling detainee cases in the Washington area.

“Entire files, months of work was just gone,” said Navy Cmdr. Stephen C. Reyes, an attorney for Nashiri. “I have no evidence of any nefarious conduct, but it demonstrates again that we don’t have confidence that our files and communications are secure.”

I have total confidence that they are getting a fair trial, don't you?

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Postby Stella_Guru » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Because the captives are military prisoners held by the military under military rules, isn't it entirely within the Commander-in-Chief's power to declare the situation unjust?

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