Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Al-Qaeda’

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

Former CIA Captive’s Top Secret Diaries Sheds New Light on 9/11, Afghanistan Invasion

A new exclusive investigative story by Jason Leopold, who obtained the long sought after personal diaries of Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11 subjected to a brutal torture regimen by US government interrogators. The six volumes of diaries shed light on Zubaydah’s evolution from computer engineering student to student of jihad in […]

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Jason Leopold, who has been filing requests for government documents like there is no tomorrow, apparently caught Department of Defense censors with their pants down. The result is a rare look into the kind of political shenanigans DoD uses to justify its policies at Guantanamo. Leopold had requested a copy of the declaration by JTF-GTMO […]

The Blind Sheikh: A Flashpoint For Terror 20 Years After The World Trade Center Bombing

The Blind Sheikh: A Flashpoint For Terror 20 Years After The World Trade Center Bombing

February 26th, 2013, the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing, which killed six and injured a thousand, may be the latest proof of George Santayana’s prediction that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Why? Because Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind cleric convicted as the leader of that bombing cell, continues […]

A Killer In The White House

A Killer In The White House

“No, Charlotte, I’m the jury now. I sentence you to death.” The roar of the .45 shook the room. Charlotte staggered back a step. “How c-could you?” she gasped. “It was easy.” – Mickey Spillane, I, The Jury The news that Barack Obama — a Constitutional scholar and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize […]

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Memorial Day 2012: A Lesson Not Yet Learned

Today is Memorial Day, the last day of the three-day weekend. Veterans and community groups will remember those who died in battle and, as they have done for more than a century, will place small flags on graves. But, for most of America, Memorial Day is a three-day picnic-filled weekend that heralds the start of […]

Chaos At Guantanamo

Chaos At Guantanamo

The eyes of the world were on Guantánamo, as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning and facilitating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 — Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi and Walid bin Attash — appeared in a courtroom for the first time since December 2008. […]

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Torture: The Bush Administration on Trial

Law-abiding US citizens have been appalled that Jose Rodriguez, the director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service until his retirement in 2007, was invited onto CBS’s “60 Minutes” program last weekend to promote his book Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives, in which he defends the use of torture on […]

Jason Leopold: How Did An Al-Qaeda Magazine Get Into Guantanamo? That’s A Secret, Pentagon Says

Jason Leopold: How Did An Al-Qaeda Magazine Get Into Guantanamo? That’s A Secret, Pentagon Says

This report was originally published on Truthout. The Pentagon won’t release any details of an investigation initiated by the commander of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility revolving around the discovery of “contraband” at the prison, which included a magazine produced by an offshoot of al-Qaeda based in Yemen. Late last year, Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. […]

Jason Leopold: Was “Smuggling” Charge Leveled Against Military Lawyer To Justify New Guantanamo Inspection Policy?

Jason Leopold: Was “Smuggling” Charge Leveled Against Military Lawyer To Justify New Guantanamo Inspection Policy?

This report was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Early last month, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz was summoned into the office of Rear Adm. David Woods, the new commander of Guantanamo, and was accused of “smuggling” into the detention facility an anti-Guantanamo pamphlet that featured the photographs of two […]

CIA Kidnapped, Tortured “the Wrong Guy,” Says Former Agency Operative Glenn Carle

CIA Kidnapped, Tortured “the Wrong Guy,” Says Former Agency Operative Glenn Carle

Reporting by Jason Leopold. Originally published on Truthout. Rob Richer, the No. 2 ranking official in the CIA’s clandestine service, paid a visit to Glenn Carle‘s office in December 2002 and presented the veteran CIA operative with an urgent proposal. “I want you to go on a temporary assignment,” Carle recalls Richer telling him. “It’s […]

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