Skip to comments.Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute
Posted on 01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
Last month, Senator Dianne Feinstein and other Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary of their final report investigating the CIA's controversial detention and interrogation program. As part of their study, the Democrats compiled twenty case studies, which were intended to address claims made by the CIA regarding the efficacy of its interrogations.
One of those case studies focused on the identification and arrest of Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri, who was freed from a US prison just days ago. Al Marri served as a "sleeper" operative for al Qaeda inside the US in 2001. [See LWJ report, Analysis: Former al Qaeda operative freed, sent home to Qatar.]
The dispute over the intelligence in al Marri's case actually began years ago, when the CIA told the CIA's Office of Inspector General, which was conducting its own review of the detention and interrogation program, that al Marri was first arrested based on intelligence gained from the program. Specifically, the CIA claimed that information given up by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, after his capture on March 1, 2003, led to al Marri's arrest.
That wasn't true. Al Marri was arrested in December 2001, more than one year before KSM explained al Marri's al Qaeda's role.
Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee criticized the CIA for this obvious misrepresentation in the "Feinstein Report." But the story becomes more complicated.
Al Marri was held in the US on civilian criminal charges, including identity and credit card fraud, until June 2003. At that point, the Bush administration suddenly labeled him an enemy combatant and removed him from the criminal justice system. What changed? KSM had explained al Marri's full al Qaeda role. . .
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Ali alMarri was involved in much more than the gov has let on.
If I remember right the gov took a very keen interest in a trunk he brought with him on his return to the US before 9/11.
And in whose house was KSM caught?
Wasn’t it a scientist who had direct ties to Pakistan’s nuclear guy Qadeer Khan’s lab?
Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder’s People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)
Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
Posted by mojito
Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency’s former general counsel said Wednesday.
John Rizzo, who was the agency’s top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators’ identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. ...
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Hecky Durn. Ain’t that, just sump’in.
The plot thickens.
Yup... a bacteriologist named Qadoos
According to Wikipedia:
[Attorneys at Covington & Burling have been Guantanamo Bay attorneys for Ahmed al-Ghailani fifteen Yemenis, one Pakistani, and one Algerian being held at Guantanamo Bay. The firm obtained favorable rulings that detainees have rights under the Fifth Amendment and the Geneva Conventions. . .Covington lawyers spent 3,022 hours on Guantánamo litigation in 2007, “the firm’s largest pro bono project that year”. Lawyers from the firm who have become (Obama) administration officials have been advised by ethics officials to recuse themselves in matters involving detainees represented by their former firms, but not from policy issues where they were not personally and substantially involved. Lanny Breuer is one of those who has had to recuse on from some matters since leaving the firm for a government position. Covington also co-authored one of three petitioners’ briefs filed in Boumediene v. Bush, “and was responsible for several detainee victories” in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. “At least one high-ranking appointee played a key role in advancing detainees’ rights,” but they did not participate in litigation over the Guantanamo Bay prison itself. . .]
Holder's agenda has included establishing full constitutional rights for detainees and advocating federal court over a military tribunal for detainee cases. At some point, I believe, Covington & Burling would represent current and former detainees in lawsuits against the U.S. government charging unlawful imprisonment, torture and associated injuries, defamation, loss of income, etc. In potential fees and damages awards could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Yep, I’d dispute the intelligence of anyone who lets Al Queda members go.
Thanks for that info.
Human Rights Watch was the group which came to the rescue of the Iraqi facilitator detained in Jordan - the one who had escorted 2 of the 9/11 hijackers to the terrorist summit in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in January 2000 - the same two connected to Imam Anwar al Awlaki and the ones who followed him to the Falls Church VA area before the 9/11 attacks. The Iraqi facilitator had all kinds of stuff in his pocket litter when he was stopped by the UAE before ending up in Jordan; he had the contact infor for the 1993 world trade center bombers and also I think for people involved in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa. HRW raised hell and harassed Jordan and accused them of abusing the guy, etc... when the Jordanians finally let him go he headed for Baghdad. The Falls Church cell was also involved with the anthrax investigation because of an Iraqi-American Imam Ali A Timimi.
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