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Analysis: Freed former al Qaeda operative was part of intelligence dispute
Long War Journal ^ | January 21, 2015 | By Thomas Joscelyn

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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1 posted on 01/21/2015 8:59:44 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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.


2 posted on 01/21/2015 10:06:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

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?


3 posted on 01/21/2015 10:13:21 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys who created a rift between Republicans last spring when the Obama Administration assigned them to posts within the Justice Department. ...Farhadian, 35, served as counsel to Holder until her departure in June. Before joining Holder's office, Farhadian worked on a team at a law firm that wrote legal briefs for two organizations, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First, which were representing Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri. The Qatari student, who had been designated an enemy combatant, was to stand trial later on fraud charges in Illinois.... ----------------- 'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job: Fed prosecutor gig ('Terrorist sympathizer') The New York Post ^ | January 8, 2011 | Michael Maddux http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2654019/posts Posted on ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2011‎ ‎7‎:‎12‎:‎40‎ ‎PM by 2ndDivisionVet
4 posted on 01/21/2015 10:20:26 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/06/former-cia-lawyer-gitmo-ids-graver-than-plame-leak/

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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5 posted on 01/22/2015 12:04:58 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Hecky Durn. Ain’t that, just sump’in.


6 posted on 01/22/2015 12:11:31 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The plot thickens.


7 posted on 01/22/2015 12:23:33 AM PST by StoneWall Brigade (Daniel 2 Daniel 7 Daniel 9 Revelation 13 Revelation 16 Revelation 17 Revelation 18 Revelation 19)
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To: piasa

Yup... a bacteriologist named Qadoos


8 posted on 01/22/2015 1:46:09 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Second wave plot: [snip]....The 'Second Wave' attack planned by KSM, thwarted by the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, would have hijacked a jetliner and crashed it into the Library Tower in Los Angeles, the tallest building on the West Coast. Thiessen points out, "without enhanced interrogations, there could be a hole in the ground in Los Angeles to match the one in New York." But the impact would have been far worse than the physical devastation to L.A and the resultant thousands of casualties. The nation was reeling after 9/11, deadly anthrax was being delivered through the mail, the economy was in trouble. A follow-up attack on the West Coast would have meant that, potentially, no one was safe. The effect would have been devastating. ....[/snip]------------ Did 'enhanced interrogation' save Los Angeles? American Thinker ^ | April 21, 2009 | William Tate Posted on ‎4‎/‎22‎/‎2009‎ ‎2‎:‎32‎:‎59‎ ‎AM by 2ndDivisionVet http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2234983/posts
9 posted on 01/22/2015 1:51:14 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

bump


10 posted on 01/22/2015 7:16:32 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
On becoming attorney general Eric Holder took leave from Covington & Burling, a DC-based, high-powered international law firm where Holder is a senior partner.

According to Wikipedia:

[Attorneys at Covington & Burling have been Guantanamo Bay attorneys for Ahmed al-Ghailani[29] 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.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/01/23/pay-attention-to-eric-holders-law-firm-and-gitmo-detainees/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covington_%26_Burling

11 posted on 01/22/2015 12:57:33 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yep, I’d dispute the intelligence of anyone who lets Al Queda members go.


12 posted on 01/22/2015 12:58:50 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Thanks for that info.


13 posted on 02/03/2015 8:52:36 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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If it quacks like a duck : Feinstein tells Haaretz: PM speech 'inappropriate,' Iran sanctions 'dangerous' ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2015‎ ‎8‎:‎50‎:‎31‎ ‎AM · by Dave346 · 34 replies Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | 12:07 PM | Chemi Shalev Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California says that inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress during an Israeli election period is “highly inappropriate” and that imposing new sanctions on Iran at this time is “reckless and dangerous.” Feinstein’s statement to Haaretz comes against the backdrop of the growing backlash against Netanyahu’s upcoming March 3 speech to Congress, which is already causing some Democratic lawmakers to rethink their support for the Iran sanctions bill proposed by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey and Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois. According to journalist Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor, Menendez is trying to...
14 posted on 02/22/2015 10:29:38 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Before joining Holder's office, Farhadian worked on a team at a law firm that wrote legal briefs for two organizations, Human Rights Watch and Human Rights First, which were representing Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri. The Qatari student, who had been designated an enemy combatant,

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.

15 posted on 10/10/2015 10:35:15 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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