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Terrorist tapes found under CIA desk
Boston Herald ^ | 8/17/2010

Posted on 08/17/2010 2:29:28 AM PDT by markomalley

The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists.

The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system.

The tapes depict Binalshibh’s interrogation sessions at a Moroccan-run facility the CIA used near Rabat in 2002, several current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the recordings remain a closely guarded secret.

When the CIA destroyed its cache of 92 videos of two other al-Qaida operatives, Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Nashiri, being waterboarded in 2005, officials believed they had wiped away all of the agency’s interrogation footage. But in 2007, a staffer discovered a box tucked under a desk in the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center and pulled out the Binalshibh tapes.

A Justice Department prosecutor who is already investigating whether destroying the Zubaydah and al-Nashiri tapes was illegal is now also probing why the Binalshibh tapes were never disclosed. Twice, the government told a federal judge they did not exist.

The tapes could complicate U.S. efforts to prosecute Binalshibh, 38, who has been described as a "key facilitator" in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. If the tapes surfaced at trial, they could clearly reveal Morocco’s role in the counterterrorism program known as Greystone, which authorized the CIA to hold terrorists in secret prisons and shuttle them to other countries.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
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1 posted on 08/17/2010 2:29:29 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Somewhere, Obama is smiling.


2 posted on 08/17/2010 2:33:37 AM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked." BHO)
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To: markomalley

They were probably mixed in with the billing records from the Rose Law Firm.


3 posted on 08/17/2010 2:33:46 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism and Patriotism cannot coexist.)
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To: markomalley

closely guarded secret my fannie. within a week it will probably appear on you tube.


4 posted on 08/17/2010 2:44:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We don’t have an intelligence Community any longer. We have a bunch of traitors giving interviews to the media, and a media doing what it can to harm our country.

These traitors need to dissappear “With Predjudice”.

They go to the media anonymously, but they shouldnt be hard to find. They had access. Check out who had access and go from there.


5 posted on 08/17/2010 3:14:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley
The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining recordings made within the clandestine prison system.

.....at least until the next set is found misfiled in office supply procurement records.

6 posted on 08/17/2010 3:19:11 AM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: Venturer

It’s a matter of scope creep.

NSA alone has 35,000 employees.

With that many moving parts, there is no way to stop leaks.


7 posted on 08/17/2010 6:27:22 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE

I believe if you hanged one of them from a gallows at the front door of the NSA building you would slow them down a mite.


8 posted on 08/17/2010 8:13:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

So instead of “Project Greystone” we should have “Project Treadstone”?


9 posted on 08/17/2010 9:34:25 AM PDT by Ro_Thunder (Press want Obama = “Camelot II - The Return of JFK”, not “Peanuts II - that’s all you’ll have l)
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Found under a desk...must be a Democrat culprit since whoever did it is probably well practiced in doing the same thing with ballots.


10 posted on 09/06/2021 7:24:25 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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