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Pentagon Denies Media Access to Guantanamo Tribunals for CIA Terror Prisoners
FNC ^ | 3/6/7 | A.P.

Posted on 03/06/2007 8:06:55 PM PST by do the dhue

WASHINGTON — Reporters will be barred from hearings that begin Friday in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for 14 terror suspects transferred last year from secret CIA prisons, officials said Tuesday.

Interest in the 14 is particularly high because of their alleged links to the Al Qaeda network. Among them is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. He was captured in Pakistan in March 2003.

A New York-based human rights group that represents one of the 14 men accused the Pentagon of designing "sham tribunals." The organization contended that its client, Majid Khan, has been denied access to his lawyers since October 2006 "solely to prevent his torture and abuse from becoming public" and to protect complicit foreign governments.

U.S. authorities say Khan was being groomed by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for an attack inside the United States.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: access; good; guantanamo; media; pentagon
Can you imagine what would happen if we let the New York Times cover the tribunals?
1 posted on 03/06/2007 8:06:59 PM PST by do the dhue
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To: do the dhue

They might as well bring in Barnum and Bailey if they let CNN in.


3 posted on 03/06/2007 8:11:16 PM PST by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: do the dhue

Excellent decision and the enemedia is really going to scream.


4 posted on 03/06/2007 8:13:12 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: do the dhue

Good! If Congress or the Judiciary wants to keep running their liberal mucks to the MSM fine but there needs to be an executive order prohibiting anyone in that branch from ever speaking to the media ever again and the Pentagon should issue the same order.


5 posted on 03/06/2007 8:13:57 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: do the dhue

Amen. Keep the court clear and the records sealed. These guys should not have a podium from which to spew Islamofascism.


6 posted on 03/06/2007 8:15:51 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (McCain / Feingold - 2008 ... "Shut Up or Go To Prison")
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To: do the dhue

ONE DAMN THING RIGHT .. I guess that's better than nothing.


7 posted on 03/06/2007 8:15:59 PM PST by The Final Harvest (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: denydenydeny
I was just thinking, maybe we should stick them with Helen Thomas.

Maybe we let her in Gitmo and never let her out.

That could be the terrorists punishment.
8 posted on 03/06/2007 8:38:22 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: jazusamo

let 'um


9 posted on 03/06/2007 8:38:38 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

I concur


10 posted on 03/06/2007 8:39:19 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: Brad Cloven
Amen. Keep the court clear and the records sealed. These guys should not have a podium from which to spew Islamofascism.

Hear Hear!!
11 posted on 03/06/2007 8:39:55 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: do the dhue

Thank goodness, a sane decision.


12 posted on 03/06/2007 8:41:26 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

I hate to be this way, but don't get used to it ...


13 posted on 03/06/2007 8:48:42 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: roses of sharon

I hate to be this way, but don't get used to it ...


14 posted on 03/06/2007 8:48:43 PM PST by do the dhue (DEM ARE RATS!!!!!)
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To: do the dhue

Aw great, here comes the whinning from the left..


15 posted on 03/06/2007 11:04:52 PM PST by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: do the dhue

They better hang every last one of them.


16 posted on 03/07/2007 8:41:16 AM PST by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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