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NATIVE BORN US CITIZEN FACES MILITARY SHOW TRIAL WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE COURTS

First they came for the undocumented workers, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an undocumented worker. Then they came for the legal non-immigrants, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a legal non-immigrant. Then they came for the people with green cards, and I didn't speak out because I don't have a green card. Then they came for naturalized citizens of foreign origin and I didn't speak out because I'm not a naturalized citizen. Now they're coming for the native born US citizens and there is no one left to speak out for me.
NATIVE BORN US CITIZEN FACES MILITARY SHOW TRIAL WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE COURTS
NATIVE BORN US CITIZEN FACES MILITARY SHOW TRIAL WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE COURTS
NATIVE BORN US CITIZEN FACES MILITARY SHOW TRIAL WITHOUT ACCESS TO THE COURTS

Ted Bridis

First they came for the undocumented workers, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't an undocumented worker. Then they came for the legal non-immigrants, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a legal non-immigrant. Then they came for the people with green cards, and I didn't speak out because I don't have a green card. Then they came for naturalized citizens of foreign origin and I didn't speak out because I'm not a naturalized citizen. Now they're coming for the native born US citizens and there is no one left to speak out for me.

Attorney General John Ashcroft said that Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, who is a native born US citizen, was in the custody of the U.S. military and was being treated as an enemy combatant. Ashcroft said that Mujahir was arrested May 8. Mujahir was taken Monday morning to a high-security U.S. Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Rivers Johnson, who said Mujahir was transferred from Justice Department custody in New York City. Said Ashcroft: "We have acted with legal authority both under the laws of war and clear Supreme Court precedent, which establishes that the military may detain a United States citizen who has joined the enemy and has entered our country to carry out hostile acts." President Bush, based on recommendations from Ashcroft and White House councel Al Gonzales, designated the suspect as a combatant in papers signed late Sunday. That designation allowed the Department of Defense to take custody of Mujahir from the Department of Justice. "Based on the facts in this case and the importance of protecting sources who helped us get him, the determination was made that DOD is best for his detention," an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Government Announces Arrest of Man Suspected of Plotting a Terrorist Attack
By Ted Bridis Associated Press Writer
Published: Jun 10, 2002

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government arrested a man with an alleged al-Qaida connection and suspected of plotting to build and detonate a radioactive "dirty" bomb in an attack in the United States, possibly against Washington.

Attorney General John Ashcroft said that Abdullah Al Mujahir, also known as Jose Padilla, was in the custody of the U.S. military and was being treated as an enemy combatant. This suggests plans for the first military tribunal of an alleged terrorist since the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon were struck Sept. 11 by hijacked commercial airliners.

The attorney general, who was in Moscow on other business, made the announcement through a television hookup.

Ashcroft said that Mujahir was arrested May 8 as he flew from Pakistan into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

"We have disrupted an unfolding terrorist plot to attack the United States by exploding a radioactive dirty bomb," he said, adding that the government's suspicions about Mujahir's plans came from "multiple, independent, corroborating sources."

A senior administration official speaking on condition of anonymity said Mujahir was trained by al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan to wire explosives and to research radioactive dispersal devices. He was not believed to have had a bomb at the time of his apprehension.

"We don't believe it went beyond the planning stages," the official said.

Mujahir was taken Monday morning to a high-security U.S. Navy brig in Charleston, S.C., said Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Rivers Johnson, who said Mujahir was transferred from Justice Department custody in New York City.

Military officials have not decided whether to charge Mujahir or what charges to file, the military spokesman said.

Mujahir had a lawyer in New York but his access to a lawyer probably will be severely restricted now that he is in military custody, Johnson said. He said the alleged al-Qaida operative was being held separately from other prisoners at the brig.

Ashcroft said Mujahir had served prison time in the United States in the early 1990s, then traveled to Afghanistan and Pakistan during 2001 and met with al-Qaida officials. Ashcroft said Mujahir "trained with the enemy, including studying how to wire explosive devices and researching radiological dispersion devices."

Ashcroft said al-Qaida apparently believed that Mujahir would be permitted to travel freely within the United States because of his U.S. citizenship and because he carried a U.S. passport.

The probable target of Mujahir's plans to detonate the bomb was Washington, according to a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Another government official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said the intelligence that led to Mujahir's arrest came from captured al Qaida leader Abu Zubaydah during recent interrogations.

This official said Mujahir is a former Chicago street gang member who converted to Islam after serving time in the United States, and met with an al-Qaida leader in 2001, before returning to the United States.

Said Ashcroft: "We have acted with legal authority both under the laws of war and clear Supreme Court precedent, which establishes that the military may detain a United States citizen who has joined the enemy and has entered our country to carry out hostile acts."

Mujahir discussed several terrorist plans with Abu Zubaydah, the bin Laden lieutenant now in U.S. custody, according to a U.S. official.

Mujahir first met with Abu Zubaydah in Afghanistan in 2001, and traveled to Pakistan at Abu Zubaydah's request, the official said, adding that he was one of a group that traveled with Abu Zubaydah to several locations in Pakistan.

Mujahir and another unidentified associate researched dirty bombs in Lahore, Pakistan, the official said.

"The radiological device plan articulated by (Mujahir) Padilla and his associate was in the planning stages, and no specific time was set to occur," the official said.

At Abu Zubaydah's behest, he also traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, to meet with several senior al-Qaida operatives, to discuss the plan, the official said. Mujahir also was interested in plans to bomb hotel rooms and gas stations in the United States, the official said.

It was unclear whether any of these meetings took place after Sept. 11.

President Bush, based on recommendations from Ashcroft and White House councel Al Gonzales, designated the suspect as a combatant in papers signed late Sunday. That designation allowed the Department of Defense to take custody of Mujahir from the Department of Justice.

"Based on the facts in this case and the importance of protecting sources who helped us get him, the determination was made that DOD is best for his detention," an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. This official said the administration does not know how close the suspect was to obtaining a so-called "dirty bomb."

AP-ES-06-10-02 1132EDT

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Mutual Reciprocity Agreement 10.Jun.2002 14:33

Bison Plains

Ok folks.

So the US government has decided that this poor slob and the Afghan soldiers detained in Cuba are "unlawful combatants" to avoid having to treat them as POW as defined under the Geneva convention.

I think this can work for us as well as against us.

Therefore, I have decided that I no longer have "money" or "income". Instead I have "Mutual Reciprocity Units" that I received through my "Mutual Reciprocity Agreement" with my Employer who is a "Mutual Reciprocity Thief" similar to a Capitalist, really identical to a capitalist in every way except the legal definition.

I will be notifying the IRS via letter informing them in my change of status. Since I no longer have "income" and IRS tax code does not refer to "Mutual Reciprocity Agreements" (MRA for short) then I have no legal obligation to give them any of my "Mutual Reciprocity Units".

School of the Americas? Closed. Right?!

Prisoners of War? Nam' was a bitch!

Income? I'm in the MRUs! I'm in the MRUs!

Bison
Mutual Reciprocity Agreement
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Smart move from dumbya... 11.Jun.2002 05:52

posix

Looks like a smart move, framing up someone for an attempted "nukular" attack on Washington: that way, if an A-bomb wipes washington out of the map in the cmoing months (together with those pesky folks like Kucinny and McKinney who's annoying dumbya so much) he'll be able to claim, from his shadow government bunker "yeah, see, it was their target since long ago.. we tried our best, even stopped an attempt cold, but another one slipped through our Homeland Security net") and "" no one "" (cough cough) will suspect the wiping off the map and subsequent military state installation was staged.

Or maybe I'm smoking too much shite. Hopefully it's the latter.

p. (counting down to this winter's natural gas shortage..)