The unredacted Guantanamo files show clearly that the trail to Abbottabad was known to the US intelligence services at least since 2005. The US President announced the killing of Osama bin Laden just as Wikileaks completed its publication of the Guantanamo files. Was it coincidence? If not, what was the connection?
An al Qaeda “assassin” accused of bombing Christian churches and a luxury hotel in Pakistan was working for British intelligence at the same time, according to leaked files. The claim about Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili is made in secret reports on detainees at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay prison camp obtained by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.
To me, as a lawyer and a 9/11 widow, DOJ’s announcement today acknowledges the sad defeat of our U.S. Constitution when it comes to 9/11. How truly tragic in my eyes. And you would think that a man who was once a constitutional law professor might feel the same way. Yet, not so much for President Barack Obama who has chosen this great day to announce his billion-dollar campaign for re-election. His slogan asking us to “join in” by writing him a check.
What the public has been led to believe about the events of 9/11 is most fully encapsulated in the report of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, appointed by President George W. Bush. But the Bush administration denied the commission access to the prisoners whose testimony, elicited after torture, provided the basic narrative as to how September 11, 2001, came to be.