February 20, 2003

Crimes of State

  • . In the European Journal of International Law you can read a cogent case for prosecution of the Bush administration for its negligence in allowing 911 to happen. See 9/11 CRIMES OF STATE: Bush Administration Culpability and 9/11 CRIMES OF STATE (part 2): Bush Administration Culpability

    Here's a preamble for a new declaration of independence from the most foul, corrupt and destructive gang to ever take control of the White House:

    Where is the line between investigative discretion and obstruction of justice? What level of forewarning of attack is so compelling that failure to order protective measures makes officials liable to prosecution for reckless endangerment? Evidence provided to the Congressional 9/11 Joint Inquiry Committee provides prima facie evidence that these lines were crossed. It now becomes clear that a grand jury could indict those U.S. officials whose obstruction, negligence and recklessness are known to have contributed to the attack which left some 3,000 innocent people dead on September 11, 2001.

    Testimony heard by the Congressional Joint Inquiry shows that certain ranking CIA officers and FBI agents committed a number of indictable offenses in the course of mishandling foreign intelligence surveillance against al-Qaeda. These operations were allowed to spill-over into the U.S., and were conducted for many months without warrants and lawful authorization. The entry into the U.S. of known al-Qaeda operatives was kept secret from most FBI offices and other national security, law enforcement, and civil aviation authorities. The subjects of this domestic covert operation – the four primary 9/11 hijackers -- went on to carry out air attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and another crashed in western Pennsylvania. President Bush’s national security advisors were aware of the threat, yet they recklessly allowed the military and civil aviation authorities to stand down from a heightened terrorism alert status that had been in place earlier in the summer. Failures to follow legal and agency procedures – including domestic intelligence pass-off and warrant requirements -- led to a loss of control over this operation, and the resulting loss of life. Particularly odious was the refusal of certain CIA and FBI officers to provide information requested by the NY and Minneapolis field offices in the weeks before the attacks. Separately, these constitute distinct offenses, including criminal negligence, reckless endangerment and obstruction of justice by the officials in charge. The elements of these offenses include violations of federal and state criminal law, as well as violations of federal agency procedures.

    This is the most delicious legal brief you will ever read. Savor the taste of taking our country back from the Bush crime syndicate.

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