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New 9/11 Judge After Newest One Quits After 2 Weeks
"Of judges overseeing the 9 11 case of Guantanamo Bay and new judge has been named as NPR's Sasha Fiver reports. The latest judges, Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Matthew McCall. His predecessor at Guantanamo, quit after two weeks on the job before that, a caretaker judge temporarily oversaw the case after the previous judge abruptly retired after less than a year on the bench. Six judges total have now overseeing the 9 11 case in roughly the past two years that frequent personnel turnover reflects how dysfunctional the cases it's been mired in pre trial hearings for years, and at this point, a trial of the five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks. Is unlikely to begin before the 20th anniversary of that day. Sasha Pfeiffer NPR news
9/11 Trial Faces Another Delay: New Guantánamo Lawyer Wants 30 Months to Prepare
"The 9 11 trial was scheduled to begin in January in Guantanamo Bay. But NPR's Sasha Pfeiffer reports looks increasingly unlikely now that a new defense lawyer in the case says he needs 2.5 years to prepare. David Brooks. Past clients include Charleston, South Carolina, Church shooter Dylann Roof and one of the Boston Marathon Bombers. He's now the new lead attorney for Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, one of the five men charged in the September 11th 2001 terror attacks. He was appointed because his predecessor left the case. Brooke says an illegal filing He hasn't even met al sheep yet and faces hundreds of hours of work just reading more than 33,000 pages of hearing transcripts. He estimates it will take him at least 30 months to prepare for trial. That would be well after next year's 20th anniversary of 9 11 and the price tag of Guantanamo already more than $6 billion would continue to
The Latest: U.S. sailor tests positive at Guantanamo Bay
"They'll still be called the twenty twenty Tokyo Olympics but will not happen this summer the international Olympic committee and Japan have agreed to put off the games until no later than next summer the world health organization's warning virus infections worldwide are expected to go up considerably with some eighty five percent of new infections coming from Europe and the U. S. Senate says it's closing in on a nearly two trillion dollar economic rescue package president trump's urging it to move fast he says the nation needs to re open for business suggesting without evidence the consequences of keeping it closed could be more deadly than the virus itself Sager made Ghani Washington
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"The fortieth pretrial hearing session in the trial against the nine eleven defendants who are detainees in Guantanamo from the countryside. Jarve middle this report when the media and the non governmental observers and the family members of victims of the nine eleven attacks. Come down to Guantanamo to watch these hearings in person we sit behind a glass in a kind of gallery and there's four rows of chairs we can see what's going on in the courtroom but what we hear is on a forty second delay and we see that forty second delay video on screens above us so we can at the same time. See what's going on. Live and watch it and hear it on a forty second delay. The reason for the forty second delay is that if any classified information gets mentioned. And we're not. We don't have clearances to hear this classified information. They turn off the sound. They put white noise on and the screen goes to white. This is probably what most consequential hearings we have had yet in the branding on the eight year of pre trial hearings the nine.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on Front Burner
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Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"Two fifty a former Guantanamo commander is convicted of lying about a man's death navy captain John R. Nettleton former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of metal tunes residents Nettleton was not charged enters
Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"A former Guantanamo bay commander is been convicted of lying about a man's death then John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January
Former Gitmo commander found guilty of obstructing justice in civilian's 2015 death
"Former Guantanamo bay commander is convicted of lying about a man's death corresponded microchip has the details navy captain John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of the woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of Nettleton as residents Nettleton was not charged
Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting a former Guantanamo commander is convicted of lying about a man's death navy captain John R. Nettleton the former commander of the U. S. navy base at Guantanamo bay was convicted by a federal jury in Jacksonville Florida Friday of obstruction of justice concealing material facts falsifying records and making false statements he could get seventy five years in prison prosecutors accused Nettleton of impeding the investigation of the death of a civilian who was the husband of a woman with whom Nettleton was having an affair Christopher jurors body was found floating in waters off Guantanamo bay in January twenty fifteen an autopsy found **** died from drowning but his ribs had been fractured before he went into the water and his blood was found inside the entryway of Nettleton as residents Nettleton was not charged enters death
Faced with fierce criticism, Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies
"President trump is catching heat for his decision to end US troop involvement in Syria especially from his own party he made the call after Turkey announced an incursion into northern Syria critics feel that abandoning a key ally the Kurds and walking away from the fight against ISIS could cause irreparable damage Republican senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was on fox this is going to lead to the re emergence of isis and the biggest one of all this will be the Iranians in as to that Mr trump wants other countries to take care of the thousands of ISIS fighters that the Kurds have been holding prisoner we can take care of sixty seventy thousand people that we're not going to move the fighters to Guantanamo bay and take care of them for many many years into the future the Turks consider the Kurdish military units to be terrorists US officials consider the Kurdish fighters vital allies against ISIS last year you might recall Mr trump ordered a full withdrawal of U. S. forces triggering the resignation of defense secretary Jim Mattis after backlash the president did a one eighty and kept forces in
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Known as the Guantanamo bay of the Middle East. that's after we updated your traffic and weather together on the age to eighteen here's Julian Rogers right a little shifting around of an accident on seventy five in north Dallas so we will get to that let me update you on thirty five E. in Denton I say update but everything's pretty much the same it's a pretty serious accident that occurred near male state school and as a result of the north bound traffic is currently forced off at mail state school the exit all that happened during the twelve o'clock hours so this delay is pretty ugly and stretches almost too easily switch switcher which incidentally that's going to be where you want to get off the freeway if you're going north that's twenty one eighty one and I would not try getting back on until you have made that turn going north all the way into Denton at Lillian Miller parkway that's about the point where traffic can get on that's already on the freeway so it'll bypass the whole delay there everything else is just gonna be a gamble because you get a lot of those side streets filling up with traffic as well and the service road is completely jam packed so that's probably not an option at all for you okay north Dallas seventy five let's check in with regularly I took a little better they're just before walnut hills at little after royal an accident as well they they're on the royal on ramp to S. southbound seventy five but they're far enough down that you could at least get on the freeway without already does have to merge in a little a little sooner mostly it's onlookers are keeping things very slow back to six thirty five speeds are coming up but they're still they're still slow well spent thirty of the park is a curve an accident still clearing on the right shoulder you still have some heavy traffic back to about Jim Miller and self fort worth westbound twenty it's going to be between James Crawley a cart Avenue a crash in the two right lanes Jammin traffic up back to about him til that's trying to push back to thirty five W. easily pay twenty south bound at Trinity with at the Trinity River we got a report of a stall in the right lane dance calls in a back up to highway ten I thought that was a baby construction but it is a stall so yeah that's gonna be the reason for that big back up one twenty one south incidentally that means no delays for the construction that's in the left lane your beach street heading to. downtown fort worth it's been off and on so right now definitely looking good but not looking great on thirty five W. where you have construction between seminarian very in the left lane just a brief back up from seminary drive I'm Julie Rogers next reported to twenty eight and breaking traffic alerts when they happen. the big weather story here in Texas is tropical storm Imelda made.
Whistleblower Sites 'Waste Of Funds' At Guantnamo Court And Prison
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity. Some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply and NPR investigation has uncovered criticism of the US prison at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from the inside NPR has learned that a former top attorney at the military court court there has filed a federal whistle blower complaint alleging gross waste of funds and gross mismanagement forty men are still confined at the prisoner there including holiday Jake Mohammed the alleged mastermind of the eleven of the nine eleven terrorist attacks which happened eighteen years ago today some have been held almost twenty years without being charged. Sasha pfeiffer of NPR's investigation seem has spent months researching the Cossack Guantanamo and found government spending totalling billions and billions more expected to be spent. She's in our studios this morning. Hi Sasha thanks for coming in. You're welcome good morning. What are we say billions. I mean that can wash over people. How many billions are we talking about. Since about two thousand els into it's been six billion dollars spent on the court in the prison together and I want to emphasize that. It's not just that critics say it's expensive. They say that it's wasteful. They told me that every a year hundreds of thousands of dollars of government devices hard drives cell phones laptops are destroyed because of spills of classified information. There are a lot of lawyers working down there hundreds of them. Some of them are death. Penalty specialists who are private attorneys paid by the Pentagon cost more than regular government lawyers some of them bill about a half million dollars a year. There are charter flights that taxpayers pay for that flight to and from the island some lawyers. They're mostly empty. Total legal costs costs about sixty million dollars. A year. That's despite the cases being largely stalled and one key finalized conviction since the beginning so how does the government justify those because they say that's just. That's just what it costs to run this operation. That's basically what they say It's also especially expensive because it's in Cuba so you have to go there and back every time you WANNA hearing. I've spent a week there. July generators air conditioners dehumidifiers humming all the time trying to keep the mold out of the tents in the buildings. They've eighteen hundred guards that are looking over the forty remaining prisoners. You know both sides blame one another for how long this is taking they sometimes it's an intentional delay strategy but and yeah it's really the numbers have really added up over time and the government hasn't responded to your requests for query well. They have provided numbers but the numbers have changed over time. They first told me it's one hundred and eighty million a year three months later. That number jumped to three hundred eighty million a year. I called the House Armed Services Committee last week to see if they had an updated numbers they had the out dated needed one hundred and eighty million dollar number this congress the Pentagon wha for about a month I said. Can you talk to me on tape about this. They said they couldn't provide anyone. the defense attorneys talk a lot so here is John Baker. He's the chief defense counsel. He's a Marine Brigadier General. Here's what he says. Holy Crap people need to know the travesty that is getting you know it's beyond comprehension that it is twenty nineteen people that were accused of crimes that it occurred in two thousand one captured in two thousand and three are nowhere near trial now about a week ago a judge in the nine eleven case did set a trial start date of January twenty twenty one but many lures. I've talked to think that's an unrealistic why I mean after all these all this time all these years and twenty twenty one is still years away. Yeah and you know part of that is because if you look at experience how long this process has taken over the past eighteen years it's hard to believe it can speed up that quickly when I was there in July. They were having these long complicated complicated dense arguments. About how do you define war. They were talking about Pearl Harbor and the lend lease act so that's slowing things down. The island doesn't have enough bathrooms rooms office space and housing for these trials and the number of people that would go there so it's just unprepared and then you know there have been incidents that have actually reversed progress. Sometimes I talked to Guantanamo defense lawyer named Michel Parody he represents the man accused of masterminding the USS Cole naval worship bombing that case has been on pause for almost two years because listening in devices were found an attorney client meeting room so three of the lawyers quit. Here's what Paradise Paradise says about all that the degrees permutation of chaos particularly in these military commission mm proceedings is something that's just unimaginable something. You couldn't make up unless you were the writers for the show veep or something like that who put the listening devices. They aren't sure they. I think the CIA did the prosecution says don't worry that listening devices weren't activated so it's just been it's been it's been a lot of drama. Wow you also heard from a whistle blower. WHO's talking for the first time publicly about all of this who is he. What does he say. His name is Gary Brown. He's a retired air force colonel. He was the legal advisor to the man who ran the war court and he points out a larger context which is that he believes. It's going to be hard to get death penalty convictions because so much evidence was tainted by torture. Even if there are convictions there could be fifteen years worth of appeals which would take another one point five billion dollars if these defendants are found not guilty. The government says it can keep holding them anyway so Brown says why don't we take the death penalty off the table. Settle these cases plea deals the prisoners would plead guilty and get life in prison that would speed things up and lower costs. They haven't been successful. They've stalled hold their incredibly expensive and instead. Wouldn't it be better if we just said you know what they didn't work this time but he got fired his boss before they could advance very much less. A A lot of people didn't want to hear Sasha pfeiffer of N._p._R.'s investigated investigations team. Thank you so much Sasha.
Trial for alleged Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad set for January 2021
"The man who is alleged to be behind the nine eleven attacks that killed nearly three thousand people here in Manhattan at the Pentagon in Pennsylvania will now be on trial for his life Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in Pakistan in two thousand and three the C. I. A. kept him in custody for a while before he was ultimately transferred to Guantanamo bay in two thousand and six thirteen years later a judge set a date for his military trial January eleventh twenty twenty one the trial will take place at the US naval facility in Cuba if he's convicted he's likely to receive the death penalty the Obama administration had wanted to send him to New York to be tried in federal court just blocks from the World Trade Center but reversed course following opposition in Congress and elsewhere Steve casting down for ten ten wins Mohammed and four other men charged with war crimes including terrorism hi jacking hundreds of counts of murder they are all eligible for the death penalty if convicted
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Spend most of their time at Guantanamo bay even as it was emptying out of other prisoners the government didn't want this group to be tried in a federal courthouse which would have granted the more rights and given them a soapbox to condemn the United States at the same time no military commission was convened because much of the evidence against them was obtained from waterboarding that Spain Rosenbaum reporting the wife toddler son and mother in law of the Tampa Bay rays pitching prospect were all found shot dead in southern Virginia this week Blake Bevans says his heart was turned to ash in a post published on Thursday CBS is Jamie you kiss has more Blake Bevans began this week full of hope a minor league baseball prospect merry do is high school sweetheart Emily and proud father of a fourteen month old son Colin that's Emily's mother Joan in a family photo spanning three generations but on Tuesday in southern Virginia all three were found murdered allegedly by families brother who relatives say was battling mental health issues in his deepest grief Bevins last night posted this my heart was turned to ash my life as I knew it is destroyed the pain my family and I feel is unbearable I shake and tremble at the thought of our future without them in a tribute to his wife Bevans wrote your love and kindness changed countless lives and to assign I can't breathe without you here I finally understood what love was when you were born and I would have done anything for you Bevans minor league club the Montgomery biscuits canceled their games this week as investigators who met with Bevin scrambled to figure out why he has.
Military judge sets 2021 trial date for alleged 9/11 plotters
"After years of legal wrangling a military judge has set a trial date for the men charged with plotting the September eleventh attacks Sheik Mohammed and four other men will appear in a court at the US detention facility at Guantanamo bay Cuba on January eleventh twenty twenty one the first time the trial judge has set a start of trial court date in more than five years Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was transferred to Guantanamo in two thousand six after being arrested by the CIA in Pakistan in two thousand three the twenty twenty one court date will mark nearly twenty years since the deadly plane
Judge sets trial for men charged in 9/11 attacks
"An airforce judges set a trial date for the alleged mastermind of the nine eleven attacks calla check Muhammad The New York Times reports Muhammad and four other men charged with plotting the attacks will go on trial January eleventh twenty twenty one at Guantanamo bay all five men could face the death penalty if found
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Today Ben tab tells the story of one of the people detained at Guantanamo bay just one of the seven hundred and eighty detainees home do Salah he was once considered the highest value prisoner at the base he was a Mauritanian an electrical engineer who the authorities believed was not kind operative it's a lot his cousin a man known as Abu Hafs al more Tony was in fact very close to us some of bin laden so the interrogators really wants to know about Abu Hafs no this is the first question yeah don't move west yeah tell us what is seated marks I said I don't know then the please because he was wanted for twenty five million dollars of course and at this point Mohammed do was still optimistic about his situation he understood that his life had involved a series of coincidences that looked really bad but he thought that he'd be exonerated by the American justice system I said no I didn't to the west and I know that doesn't matter you can see V. NASA to still be there is within the law and but she didn't get access to the American justice system by this point Mike Fallon and his team of highly trained and experienced investigators they had determined that most of the Guantanamo detainees were basically innocent or have been sent there by mistake but this didn't fit the official narrative the bush administration and the military leadership we're telling everyone the Guantanamo was filled with men who would stop at nothing to destroy the United States so Fallon and his team of al Qaeda experts were essentially sidelined and the guys who took over interrogations were mostly army reservists and conscripts shows some many of them had no experience and I would talk to them and I asked have you ever done interrogation before and many of them would point to the person sitting across the room and say oh yeah I role play with this other soldier before the so the first time they were ever in a room in an actual I have a surreal interview was with a potential all kind of suspect at Guantanamo bay and so it was just these guys weren't getting any results system but they were impervious to the possibility that the man before them might be innocent in fact each failed interrogation was taken as proof that these detainees were al Qaeda and have been trained to resist interrogation when the CIA wanted to torture what they said was that there was a sophisticated training program that made these people almost superhuman and they could resist you know even our best interrogators so we need to utilize these techniques and these torture techniques in able to break that survey of doctors a new set of math it was meant to is they they call that that that the triple DES debility dependency and read and so the goal was to make that person's existence so dreadful to dehumanize and so much to treat them like dogs that they're only so source of refuge would be their interrogator these techniques didn't come about by accident they were part of a plan drafted and approved by government lawyers and psychologists but the tactics when conceived by the Americans they originated during the Korean War they was basically the same techniques that the north Koreans utilized against our service members and the north Koreans weren't using them to gather intelligence they just wanted to elicit false confessions for propaganda purposes so what the CIA was doing was actually engaging in a process that we knew produce false information and so how anyone logically can conclude that that would be an effective method to obtain information is just absolutely ludicrous the US military considered Mahamadou Salah he to be its highest value detainee they thought he was the leader of al Qaeda cells in Europe and Canada.
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The alleged mastermind of the September eleventh attacks may be looking to negotiate in order to stay alive the Wall Street journal says Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed a willingness to testify in a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the suit seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks lawyers for the plaintiffs have been reaching out to several inmates at Guantanamo bay Muhammad has previously portrayed himself as a
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The wallstreet journal is reporting the man behind causing the toxic role to ground zero Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is now offering to help in a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by nine eleven victims if the federal government does not go for the death penalty against them lawyers for the family suing the Saudis made this public in a court filing on Friday and according to the Wall Street journal the victims lawyers reportedly reached after three of the Guantanamo bay prisoners who work with click check Muhammad in carrying out the attacks and they wrote back that Muhammad's attorney said he would not agree to a deposition in the case but if a potential death sentence is off the table much broader cooperation would be possible lawsuit aims stole the Saudi government responsible for helping in the attacks Saudi Arabia has denied giving any
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The alleged mastermind of the September eleventh attacks may be looking to negotiate in order to stay alive the Wall Street journal says Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed a willingness to testify in a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the suit seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks lawyers for the plaintiffs have been reaching out to several inmates at Guantanamo bay Mohammed is previously portrayed himself as a
Accused 9/11 mastermind open to role in victims' lawsuit if not executed
"The alleged mastermind of the September eleventh attacks may be looking to negotiate in order to stay alive Wall Street journal says Khalid Sheik Mohammed has expressed a willingness to testify in a federal lawsuit against Saudi Arabia the suit seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks lawyers for the plaintiffs have been reaching out to several inmates at Guantanamo bay Mohammed has previously portrayed himself as a martyr
Photo released of blindfolded teen suspected of fatally stabbing officer in Rome
"Police here in Rome are investigating the blind folding of an American teenager after he was arrested on suspicion of killing an officer a photo of eighteen year old Gabriel Christian not tell like Horace blindfolded him with his head bowed inside a police station has appeared on Italian media some have compared it to images of prisoners in Guantanamo bay Italian authorities say the officers were blindfolded the team will be reprimanded fourth and his friend Finnigan Lee elder both from San Francisco art used a first degree murder in the stabbing death of an undercover officer Meghan Williams ABC news
Retired U.S. Justice John Paul Stevens dies, leaving liberal legacy
"Retired justice John Paul Stevens served on the Supreme Court for more than thirty years he died of complications following a stroke he suffered on Monday he was ninety nine years old Chief Justice John Roberts announced Stephen's death in a written statement in which he called him quote a son of the Midwest heartland and a veteran of World War two Roberts also said justice Stevens devoted his long life to public service his unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg is on the line with me now good morning and good morning so tell us about John Paul Stevens long life and career Stevens is appointed in nineteen seventy five by president Ford he was a Republican born and bred in Chicago he was a moderate conservative and interestingly president Ford at the time said that he wanted to appoint addresses with no political price because that was just at the beginning of the Ford administration was right after Watergate the resignation of president Nixon and Stevens was a well known very respected appeals court judge in Chicago beloved by his colleagues he was not on the list of likely contenders prior to this but he was a choice of Ford was very happy with spoke with glowingly up until the time of his staff in fact that it decades after pointing Stevens president Ford in two thousand five said you know you you're not usually known by the justice is your point let that not be the case with my presidency for I am prepared to allow history's judgment of my term in office to rest if necessary exclusively on my nomination thirty years of justice John Paul Stevens he has served his nation well at times carrying out his judicial duties as always with dignity intellect and without partisan political concerns and Stevens was a guy who involved right he came in as a moderate conservative but that's not the way he left the court well he would say he didn't involve Ivanov and I actually think he's right he said that he didn't change it was the court the changed he was at the center right of the court when he came on but as more Republican presidents got the opportunity to name Supreme Court nominees and as those nominees were more and more conservative Stephen suddenly found himself at the left end of the court the most liberal and of the court he hated that label because he views himself as a conservative what were some of his notable decisions he wrote about four hundred majority opinion for the court that's a really a lot of majority opinions almost on every imaginable subject from property rights to immigration from abortion to guns to obscenity from school prayer to campaign finance reform from the relationship between the federal and state governments to the power of the presidency I think the decisions that will likely be remembered for are those he wrote about national security and presidential power he wrote the court's five to three decision repudiating George W. bush's assertion of unilateral executive power in setting up war crimes tribunals at Guantanamo bay Cuba and in two thousand four in the six to three decision he wrote that one time detainees could challenge their detention in court and both of those decisions had profound implications for the limits of presidential powers to be clear you know no well bush was not the first president to feel the sting of justice Stevens words he wrote the supreme court's unanimous decision refusing to postpone Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit against president Clinton let's take a listen to Stevens summarizing his decision for the venture in nineteen ninety seven and here is dismissing the notion that the suit would be a burden on the presidency in the entire history of the Republic only three sitting presidents have been subjected to suits for their private action as for the case at hand there's nothing in the record to identify any potential harm that might ensue from scheduling the trial promptly after discovery is included you know when did you last talk with John Paul Stevens I talked to him in April for an interview about one of his three Bucks it was a memoir he took the his as I said he'd written three since leaving office he told me that he was still swimming in the ocean in Florida that he was paying a wicked game of ping pong he bragged about it saying it was nobody his aides that he thought could beat him at the at the condo where he left and he said he he traded in his tennis racket for his ping pong paddle in a conversation I was reminded what a kind gentleman he was and what a sweet and understated temperament he had he sent pictures and a video which we posted online of him playing ping pong with a much younger neighbor NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg thanks Nina thank you
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Guantanamo Bay. Cuba crashed into the Saint John's river Friday night. The plane was nuts emerged captain Michael Connor calls. It a miracle hundred and forty three were quickly accounted for and brought to shore. There were no fatalities. The they were minor injuries to some personnel at the last count was twenty one personnel. Minor injuries in terms of you know, bumps and bruises, but no broken bones that I'm aware of or any life threatening injuries. NTSB investigators will be conducting the probe into what happened an explosion north of Chicago and four people to the hospital and level the building the blast that he silicon plant your gurney caused. The ground to shake officials want everyone to stay away from the area for now. South Korea says North Korea lunch several projectiles into the east seats barrage with the South Koreans. Call short range projectiles, and it's important that they're not calling the missiles fired in to the eastern, multiple projectiles. It's not a long range ICBM test that we used to see, but it's clearly a provocative move quick whip of the reaction. Sarah Sanders, we're aware of North Korea's actions. Tonight, we will continue to monitor as necessary Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. North Korea presents a clear and present danger to US national security, and we must ramp up maximum pressure. Fox's Leland bittered talks continues to bring an end to America's longest military engagement. The Taliban says it's discussing a timetable with the US for the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The Taliban rejected any ceasefire until you.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Then there's no structure. Again to testify me. No, no, I'm done. What about the special counsel? I'm not gonna relitigate it. I don't know how clear Kenedy Margaret. It's over for me. He didn't collude with Russians. Obstruction of Justice in this situation is absurd at fault heart is to make sure Muller could do his job introduce legislation to make sure he couldn't be fired is over. Meanwhile, the White House says it's considering executive privilege to blocked on Mcgann from testifying to congress. But legal experts say that executive privilege was undercover when the White House allowed him to talk to special counsel, Robert Muller. Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the US naval station at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba has been fired for loss of confidence in his ability. To command a statement from southern command says navy Rear Admiral John ring was relieved of duty Saturday, the facilities deputy commander army Brigadier General, John Huseynov. Has been designated acting commander the commander of southern command. That's Admiral Craig Fowler, relieved. Ring about forty prisoners are being held at the facility at its peak in mid two thousand three Guantanamo Bay held at nearly seven hundred prisoners, and it was a big disappointment for Big Ben at least for the runner in the London marathon who decided to dress Big Ben in the freese, Lucas Bates did himself up as the famed clock tower yesterday and effort to break the world record for a runner dressed as a landmark building. Yes, there's that. Mark Bates found though that his tower was to towering the peaked roof which stretch nearly five feet above his head struck the overhead scoreboard as he tried to cross the finish line. He tried repeatedly to new avail eventually race steward helped him get under the scoreboard..
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"We're told anyone to fire diamond again the White House counsel, but that directly contradicts sworn testimony that was in the Muller report. We're Don against he almost quit. He was so pressured to fire at the special counsel. I think it's just all feeder doesn't matter. I don't care what he said today again is what he did. And the president never obstructed. It. Doesn't matter to you president virgin. The line. If you're going to look at every president who pops off at a staff, and you know, ask them to do something. That's maybe crazy than we won't have many presidents. But in terms of the firing this was Don Mcgann White House counsel being pressured to fire the special county. I don't care. I don't care what they talked about. He didn't do anything. The point is the president did not impede Muller from doing his investigation. And it doesn't the president is changing his version of I don't care what happened between him done. Again. Here's what I care about. Did was Muller allowed to do his job. And the answer is. Yes, name one thing that they did to stop motor from doing his job. Thank you can't. Then there's no structure will you calm again to testify. Me. No, no, I'm I'm doing what about the special counsel. I'm not litigated. I don't know. How clear can Margaret. It's over for me. He didn't collude with Russians. Obstruction of Justice in this situation is absurd at fault hard as hell to make. Sure Muller could do his job introduce legislation to make sure he couldn't be fired is over. Meanwhile, the White House says it's considering executive privilege to blocked on Mcgann from testifying to congress, but legal experts say that executive privilege was undercut when the White House allowed him to talk to special counsel, Robert Muller. Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the US naval station at Guantanamo Bay. Cuba has been fired for loss of confidence in his ability. To command a statement from southern command says navy Rear Admiral John ring was relieved of duty Saturday, the facilities deputy commander army Brigadier General, John Huston designated acting command. Under the commander of southern command. That's Admiral Craig Fowler, relieved. Ring about forty prisoners are being held at the syllabi at its peak in mid two thousand three Guantanamo Bay held at nearly seven hundred prisoners, and it was a big disappointment for Big Ben at least for the runner in the London marathon who decided to dress Big Ben in the freeze. Lucas Bates didn't sell up as the famed clock tower yesterday an effort to break the world record for a runner dressed as a landmark building. Yes, there's that. Mark Bates found though that his tower was to towering the peaked roof which stretch nearly five feet above his head struck the over Ed scoreboard as he tried to cross the finish line. He tried repeatedly to new avail eventually race steward helped him get under the scoreboard. He also missed out on the record for running as a landmark failing twenty minutes show runner who set the Mark at the twenty nineteen Berlin marathon. Luck. Next time. Take us with you wherever you go. Download the talk streamline free mobile app reach out to yours..
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on The Tai Lopez Show
"Better off three true friends than three hundred acquaintances really now you can have acquaintances and acquaintances is like a winning wing out of people who are true friends. But man, think about politics, I can't believe the amount of people that listened to campaign promises. They literally watch the political debates as if this is any prediction of what is about to happen over the next four years. It's completely uncork related. I don't care if you're Republican or democrat. Obama's that. He would give her to Guantanamo Bay as the want on obey Trump said he would build a wall to wall. Now, maybe there will be end of Guantanamo Bay made me Donald Trump will build the wall. Who knows? But you're a sucker if you really believe campaign promises trust me. And I know some people are going to start spouting statistics. No, they really did their thing. You don't know what's going on in DC you ever been there. You really look at these even these bills that get passed. They get rolled back. They get no, no, not don't be idiot. If you really think the world changes politic because of political decisions if you're really looking through salvation through legislation. You are dopey and worst of all you've been tricked. Some of these Senate these bills that go through the house there look at the IRS tax law used the beef in the eighteen hundreds this thin now it's fifteen feet tall. Full of words. In fact, I forget, which famous thing is one of the founding fathers or actually might have been a philosopher said the longer laws get the more corruption. There isn't a society. What is that saying just reading an interesting story of civilization on that? When words increase. So does corruption. Especially in government. So stop if you really wanna know who can be the best person to run for. When laws increase, I think is the word. I'll have to find it. Another time. Laws words there used to be a time you shook somebody's hand. And the deal was done, and they were your next door neighbor. So if they didn't do it things weren't settled by words, you go over and shoot him in the face. Now. I'm not saying we should go back to world like that. But there was more just this. There was more Justice. I believe even though there was cowboy injustice in the wrong people got this in that. Sometimes things are just obvious. Sometimes people need to get punched in the face. Trust me. I've been punched in the face. Sometimes I have a t-shirt for one of my clothing lines. Never trust a person who's never been smacked in the face in urban smack in the face. You have never been confronted with your own BS. So. Be careful people ready to lie for you. Lied to you quicker faster than you can even imagine. And this is what I feel most people's life is like honestly because they've never heard this what I'm saying. Because of course, this is never taught in school. It's no glass on common sense. Like this in dealing with people. It's what I think humans are there's a saying hope springs eternal. So you have one friend. They use awesome words or somebody you date or business partner, and they used awesome words, and you align yourself with them, and then they screwed you over. And then you're just like a new person, you meet who says the same basic words little mixed a little bit different you go. Oh, this is the person that's going to really live up to what they say. And then you knew that. And then, oh, they screw you over, you know. And then you just go from pers, even the most cynical person I've ever met flaws is cynical. They usually get suckered cynical people. Usually get suckered more than non cynical people. I know that goes is counterintuitive, but it's really not because. There's cynical because they've been burned because they're programmed incorrectly. And when you don't actually fix the hard wiring, and you just because cynical people usually are mad at one person. Or like, Donald Trump is the cause of all problems in the world are Odom of the cost when you're when you over simplify the problem, you don't realize problems in your brain that you don't know how to decide and decipher people's words on you start blaming one person. So you blame let's say Obama, he blamed Trump, and then the new election comes or a new friend or new girlfriend, and you go this person is going make up for all the bad..
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Pallets of cash and five high value taliban detainees from guantanamo bay traded them to afghanistan in order to release a deserter arguably bowe bergdahl in american trader who deserted his post and then got some of his platoon mates killed as they went searching for him right obama releases five high value detainees in exchange for bowe bergdahl not to mention the pallets of cash out goes obama incomes donald trump and what do we have juxtaposed these things next to one another donald trump brings home three innocent american captives from one of the worst human rights violating nations on earth the dprk the democratic people's republic of korea otherwise known as north korea a regime that tortured and essentially killed eventually an american college student trumping up charges against him and of course i speak of otto warmbier who came home in a vegetative state before his life mercifully ended here but it was done by north korea and its dictatorial leader kim jong hoon donald trump got three other american citizens released not for pallets of cash not for setting free other detainees in fact he got three americans released on wednesday from from the clutches of that torture chamber known as north korea as part of a goodwill gesture before their bilateral summit and then on thursday oh by the way he helped engineer the capture of five isis leaders you could not be more polar opposite on on other ends of the spectrum of anything than barack obama who went around the world projecting weakness at every turn apologizing for america in this manner apologizing in that manner promising retaliation of red lines being crossed here then backing off of them and doing nothing there compare that to president trump who was going all over the world projecting strength.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Basically when afghanistan signed up to the international criminal court and so that would include some prisoners who were held in baghram detention center outside kabul which is a a detention center that was established by the americans in the later handed over to the off guns and many of the people who ended up in guantanamo bay including some of those who is still currently in guantanamo bay when three bagaram i i spoke to the charity reprieve which campaigns often on behalf of people who in guantanamo bay and they said that some of the men who they were writing submissions on behalf of to the icc said that they had been tortured that they had to be humiliated that they'd been placed in stress positions for extended periods of time that they had been beaten on their genitals and they'd been psychologically abused an they believe that these abuses were carried out at the behest of of top kamanda's when he's a top commander you talking about top american commanders our top afghan national army commander owe this is dead that suddenly reprieve a talking about top american commanders and top figures within the within the cia in a and potentially senior political figures as well but the the problem is that america isn't signed up to the international criminal court and not only that but it's it's concluded treaties with a number of countries including afghanistan saying that these countries will not ever handover american personnel to the icc and in two thousand and to invite to congress passed a law saying that us authorities were allowed to use all means necessary.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on Worldly
"Um trial including collegiate acknowledged sigmund would cratered muhammad and this was this was like blocks from nine ally from the world trade center interesting he couldn't pull it off one because of the congressional pushback but to also push back from the department of justice eric holder and then later on even loretta lynch uh both attorney general's uh pushed back on obama's decision to do this so now they have just stayed in guantanamo transfer them back transferred them bad and what's weird is like they still don't have a start date for their trial they are still in pretrial hearings uh it's is taking forever in in in in support of the reason why i mentioned the political effectiveness of this is i totally get the ryder cup were loading a bad guys were putting them there but is just like so inefficient one legally right where a lot of just civilian federal courts are are just putting more convictions on these terrorist mud at a much faster rate right on top of that it's so expensive to run guantanamo this an example it's ten million dollars per detainee that's the cost in iran it's cost about four hundred forty five million just around one tonne malone for like a an administration that claims that doesn't want to spend money on stupid chip this is one of those things were spending a lot of money on superjet right but again it goes to the issue of congress it's literally illegal russia trainer them back because that the law that congress actually passed it said you can't spend any money updating or doing anything to us federal prisons too you know basically like make them more secure to hold these prisoners and you can't transfer them back so congress would have to it's not just trump can't do this by himself if he wanted to close at me obviously doesn't but congress would have to act so it's a broader thing i think it's important that to go back to kind of that the broader question of what is guantanamo bay symbolize right because as we've discussed if we were to close that we would officially still have to.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on Worldly
"No because it's always been alqaeda and taliban related so there's no established caselaw to say that yeah that would be possibles this will be a massive huge legal challenge that could potentially up end the entire justification that we have for fighting isis it's a really big legal risk and there are a lot of really smart people in the trump administration were probably going to explain that to trump and say i get that you want to talk tough and do this but here the reasons why it might not be the best idea it'll go over will raise there's the legal question of course and there's the human rights issue both offered of the politics here mean the politics of such that the american people like guantanamo bay open they don't want it to close poll after poll shows that americans like when we take terrace and put them there and attain them indefinitely uh it it it works and tertiary it works it works in the terms of like when when republicans say like we like we put people they are we put them away that's something that a base likes to little effect of yet it's politically effective uh great that's part of why obama couldn't close at raith early idea and the obama administration was why don't we just move these people alta other military bases inside the united states or try them in federal court but even the democraticcontrolled congress passed a law saying that you couldn't move guantanamo inmates to us prisons and the reasoning basically is that nobody wanted to have alleged terrorists in their district or in their state and bernie sanders and hillary clinton both voted in separate bills but to uh essentially oppose the closure of guantanamo bay just for the record so it's not just the republican thing right right it just it it is as alex had it's bad politics and obama probably would have close it in his first year if it weren't for congress in in two thousand nine he tried to move a five nine eleven conspirators to new york city for two to face a federal.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on Worldly
"That in where his state of the union speech he said he said it on the campaign first of all we're gonna filled up with bad dudes owed him up and loaded up with bad dudes and he said a state of the union speech can of similar things that we're gonna you know maybe some some of these prisoners to guantanamo so there's an actual legal reason why despite all of his tough talk rate the he might not actually demonsration might actually want to do that it could end up essentially coming back to bite of an asked so we're essentially still fighting under we're fighting isis under what's called the the aumf right the authorization for the use of military force at two thousand one two thousand two so congress basically gave the bush administration this authority to go fight alqaeda and taliban and associated groups that threaten the united states so it's that could've associated groups peace we've still kind of extended all these years later to kind of argue that that also counts know for ice this even though not only did isis not exist on nine eleven but alqaeda in iraq that was the group that spawned isis didn't even exist on had 11 so it's kind of a stretch the problem is that if you start bringing captured isis suspected terrorists to get this free port has said that that prisoners at guantanamo bay have the right tapias corpus in federal court which means they have the right to ask a federal judge in the united states to determine whether their detention is lawful so they can bring the case so that was kind of a big shift in and of itself rate there wasn't this indeterminate detention where they couldn't go to any judged to ask for your please help and see if this is legal which means that if we bring these isis terrorists suspected terrorists to get my they could therefore immediately turn around and petition pravious corpus to a us federal judge and challenge it on the grounds of the aumf does not authorise me to be held now that has never been challenged in court yet we've never had anyone related to isis brought to.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"President trump taking a step towards reversing and other policy of his predescessor during last night state of the union address the president called for keeping guantanamo bay open president trump takes another step toward reversing a policy of his predecessor on tuesday the president signed an executive order that calls for keeping guantanamo bay open former president obama first tried shutting the facility in two thousand nine but congressional legislation prevented that from happening in 2013 obama was still trying to shudder gitmo it is a recruitment tool for extreme it it needs to be closed there are currently forty one prisoners at the prison camp i'm john lawrence reporting meanwhile massachusetts congressman joe kennedy delivering the democratic response to the president's state of the union address kennedy last night says there are more ways than one to distinguish yourself for them dignity isn't something you're born with but something you measure by your net worth eur celebrity your headlines your crowds not to mention the gender of your spouse but country of your birth the color of your skin but god of your prayers once again representative joe kennedy speaking there for massachusetts last night trump state of the union address argued for bipartisan cooperation while praising the roaring stock market and low unemployment rate speaking the stock market let's see what's going on today on wall street more proof they're just aren't enough homes for sale to keep up with demand home prices nationwide in november up.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"The awardwinning honda crv civic and a cord good morning i'm josh kerns while wbz news our top story this hour president trump delivered his first state of the union address last night in which he accused the obama administration of releasing dangerous terrorists from guantanamo bay the president announced just before walking into the chamber he signed an executive order giving the secretary of defense instructions to keep open the detention facilities in guantanamo bay the state of the union was focused on issues like trade the economy and unemployment numbers the president also warned of the dangers of illegal immigration citing members of the street gang ms thirteen as reason for his border wall the president used several minutes of the primetime address to call for bipartisan immigration reform and to outline of fourpillar plan he introduced earlier this month which includes ending familybased immigration in recent weeks to terrorist attacks in new york were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration several senators brought daca recipients as their guests boos could be heard from the crowd as the president spoke about ending that family unification something he referred to as chain migration will the democratic response to the state of the union came from congressman jill kennedy the third in fall river kennedy suggested that the country is more divided than ever since president trump took office noting the current administration isn't just targeting laws that protect americans but it's targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection hatred to premise proudly marching in our streets bullets tearing through our classrooms concerts congregations kennedy added the democrats you're the voices of americans who feel for sacant members of congress speak out against plans by fema to a halt relief supplies puerto rico san juan mayor carmen ulan crews says many people on the island still need food and water some thirty five percent of the island is still without power some four months after the hurricane struck mir crew spoke to reporters yesterday which he attended the president's state of the union address as a guest of new york senator christon jilin brandt wbz news time eight o two wbz's football coverage from minnesota is presented by bae systems the patriots.
"guantanamo bay" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"In the map i thought that he did seem to make a little bit of news tonight in announcing the add a new executive order to essentially reverse what president obama was trying to do and close the military facility at guantanamo bay progress to ensure that in the fight against isis and they'll kinda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down wherever we find them and in many cases for them it will now be guantanamo bay he kind of gave a little bit about a red meat rousing speech about keeping that facility opened ordering it open in that we're going to continue to send terrorists they're complete reversal from the obama administration and use completely in line with everything president trump has tried to do in the last year yes end and that obama was continually shutdown by congress on time obey he tried to do it and congress wouldn't let them so i think the president on desai his announcements night has has the support he needs in congress and also his comments about nuclear powers and north korea and his statement that he wishes there was a better world but until we can get there uh that the us needs a centrally in who was words rebuild in modernized our nuclear arsenal as part of our defence we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal hopefully never having use it but make making it shows straw and so powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression.