Skip to comments.Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea
Posted on 02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST by opentalk
Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holders Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals.
In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.
Human Rights Watch reported:
---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced that they plan to plead guilty to conspiring in the September 11 attacks and related crimes at a hearing before US military commissions at Guantanamo today. All five defendants face the death penalty.
---What should have been a major victory in holding the 9/11 defendants accountable for terrible crimes has been tainted by torture and an unfair military commissions process, said Jennifer Daskal, senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch. These five men are known to have been mistreated and tortured during their years in CIA custody, including the acknowledged waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
---Prior to their transfer to the US military detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay in 2006, all five defendants were held for years in secret CIA detention. Earlier this year, CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden acknowledged that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been subjected to waterboarding a form of mock drowning that has been prosecuted as torture by the United States for more than 100 years. Other defendants are believed to have been subjected to other abusive interrogation methods such as extended sleep deprivation, the use of painful stress positions, and forced nudity, while in CIA custody.
---Under the rules of the military commissions, a judge cannot accept a guilty plea unless he determines that the plea is voluntary and free of coercion.----
Of course, the fact that such a twisted radical is serving in the Holder Justice Department, surprises no one.
More At least 9 Holder Justice officials have previously represented terrorists.
Another far left nut-
She appears to be “Not Guilty.” But maybe I need to put my glasses on first. Hang on a sec.
"Fraunces Tavern is a restaurant and museum in lower Manhattan, New York City. It was built on the site of a former building which played a significant role in pre-Revolutionary activities, and in which, on 4 December 1783, General George Washington bade farewell to his officers at the end of the Revolution, before returning to his home, Mount Vernon."
"During the 1970s and 1980s, FALN members set off at least 138 bombs in five major U.S. Cities. Six Americans were killed in those attacks. One of those bombings, in January 1975, was at the historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan while patrons were at lunch. The explosion killed four and injured more than 50."
"Between 1974 and 1985 the FALN (Puerto Rican Armed Forces of National Liberation) organized 120 terrorist bombings in the United States. Many Americans were killed in those bombings, and many more were crippled. In 1983, another Puerto Rican terrorist group known as the Macheteros, attacked and robbed a Wells Fargo armored car in Connecticut. The Macheteros intended to use the money to finance a terrorist campaign against the United States. Working under the cover of Puerto Rican nationalism and claiming to act on behalf of the 'oppressed people of Puerto Rico,' the FALN and the Macheteros are nothing but Communist revolutionaries. Both groups were organized by Fidel Castro's secret police. The ultimate goal of the FALN and the Macheteros is the creation of an independent Marxist-Leninist dictatorship on the island of Puerto Rico."
Related link, from article
That they would even consider hiring someone like that speaks volumes for their abysmal lack of judgment, and says a lot about their patriotism. That they hired her is scandalous.
What’s wrong with torturing a terrorist? Can we once he’s convicted?
She is only “not guilty” if you prefer ones who don’t wash their hair very often.
This helps explain why Holder was withholding names of the lawyers working on the trial.
Eric Holder, Jennifer Daskal, and KSM should all be put away forever as terrorists and/or traitors
She is a radical left from Chicago.
Or if one can live with the traitorous scum aspect of what she is and represents. I certainly couldn’t.
The commie left is in bed with any other group or movement that seeks to destroy America.
She is obama. This DOJ department has an agenda, which should disqualify the whole bunch.
Not guilty after a Lysol Body spray maybe.
A bit closer to the true intent of these radical leftists.
Over 95% of Lawyers are democrats.
You all know what needs to be done!
"Americas chickens... are coming home... to ROOST!"
Speaking of the "Black Liberation" advocate (i.e., revolutionary communist) Rev Wright...
August, 2003: Ward Churchill Caught On Tape Advocating Terrorism [vs Fellow Americans]
Audio link at Michell Malkin's website (included below)
Question from audience:
You mentioned a little bit ago, "Why did it take a bunch of Arabs to do what you all should have done a long time ago," that's my question.
Churchill: I'm gonna repeat that, tell me if I got that right: Why shouldn't we do something and how do you you move so they don't see you coming.
As to the first part, not a reason in the world that I could see. I can't find a single reason that you shouldn't in a principled way there may be some practical considerations, such as do you know how (laughter from audience)
you know, often these things are processes. It's not just an impulse. And certainly it's not just an event.
And the simple answer, although it probably should be more complicated, but I'm not being flip and giving the simple answer, is:
You carry the weapon. That's how they don't see it coming. You're the one...
They talk about "color blind or blind to your color." You said it yourself.
You don't send the Black Liberation Army into Wall Street to conduct an action.
You don't send the American Indian Movement into downtown Seattle to conduct an action.
Who do you send? You. Your beard shaved, your hair cut close, and wearing a banker's suit.
There's probably a whole lot more to it, you know that. But there's where you start. .."
The audio is apparently no longer available -only transcript:
Here is a 4 minute video from 2006 in which Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn are asked if Ward Churchill in the late 1960s, as he claims, taught the Weathermen bomb making techniques. Ayers says with a sneaky grin: "memory is a real MF-er".
Senator Grassley asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for the names of political appointees in your department who represent detainees or who work for organizations advocating on their behalf the cases or projects that these appointees work with respect to detainee prior to joining the Justice Department and the cases or projects relating to detainees that have worked on since joining the Justice Department. (nov 2009)
On February 19, 2010, Mr. Holder responded via letter, conceding nine such new hires at the Department of Justice worked for terrorist detainees or on behalf of the rights of terrorist detainees. He did not name 7 of those, only affirming the names of two already known: Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal, former lawyer to Osama bin Ladens driver, and Jennifer Daskal, a detainee advocate at Human Rights Watch.link
It gets worse. - the lawyer that represented Osama Bin Ladens driver/body guard is working at DOJ,
How can they represent the US people with this background. Seems like sabotage.
Wonder who the other 7 lawyers are, sure it is more of the same
AG Eric Holder's clients (the REAL reason for the transfer to free them):
Saad Al Qahtani
Achraf Salim ("Sultan") Abdessalam
Abdul Rahman Abdul Abu Ghityh Sulayman
Musaab Omar Al Madhwani
Jawad Jabbar Sadkhan (Al Sahlani)
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
President Ronald Reagan
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