9/11/2001, while murder for 3,000 Americans and a nightmare for the rest of us, has been a boon for the low-rent political class in the D.C. swamp. It allowed them to: create new agencies even to the cabinet level of corruption; start two big useless wars and more smaller (but still useless) wars; steal Trillion$ from the people to give to Wall Street and the MIC; place the whole population under surveillance; kill countless people and destroy countless things; stomp the Constitution and the Rule of Law into the mud; keep the people alarmed to the point of fatigue, and; provide a (terrible) reason for their own continued existence.
Nearly 15 years after the attacks the trauma of the day itself is largely forgotten while life under the new police state has been accepted almost universally. There was a hasty, sham investigation into the event but the “official story” was already contrived even as the horrors unfolded. Everyone, including the 9/11 Commission, new the Commission’s work was rigged … rigged and/or obstructed.
The Executive Branch mislead and hindered the 9/11 Commission and destroyed evidence in order to sabotage future investigations.
Presumption of a Cover-Up …
Judges and lawyers know that – if someone intentionally destroys evidence – he’s probably trying to hide his crime. American law has long recognized that destruction of evidence raises a presumption of guilt for the person who destroyed the evidence.
So what does it mean when the US government intentionally destroyed massive amounts of evidence related to 9/11?
It means the government is guilty and should be disbanded immediately.
As part of the post-9/11 wars and money-making rackets, the government has held various “terrorists” at GITMO, some with show trials, some just sitting around … forever. The government has lazily farmed out both the prosecution and defense of these men to a private company, SRA International. The same team handling both sides in “court” – conflict of interest anyone??
The Defense Department has paid SRA almost $39 million over the last five years, U.S. government contracting records show, for the cases of just seven accused terrorists — those charged in the 9/11 attacks and two others charged in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole off Yemen.
SRA has supplied roughly 45 investigators, intelligence analysts, and others to both the prosecution and defense teams at the military commissions, which are trying the cases at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. About a fifth of the total military commission staff are SRA contractors, a Defense Department spokesperson said. And the firm’s “proprietary software,” records show, is used to process the evidence in the case.
There really isn’t any Due Process concern as the system is designed to avoid any acquittals:
In 2008, the former chief prosecutor for Guantanamo’s military commissions disclosed that the trials have been rigged to prevent any possibility of acquittal.
Specifically, the head of the Guantanamo tribunal — who is actually in charge of both prosecuting and defending the suspects — told the former chief prosecutor:
‘Wait a minute, we can’t have acquittals. If we’ve been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can’t have acquittals, we’ve got to have convictions.’
In addition, three other Guantanamo prosecutors — Maj. Robert Preston, Capt. John Carr and Capt. Carrie Wolf — “asked to be relieved of duties after saying they were concerned that the process was rigged. One said he had been assured he didn’t need to worry about building a proper case; convictions were assured.”
Another former Guantanamo prosecutor resigned, saying in a sworn declaration that the government pulled all sorts of shenanigans in one case.
The head of the tribunal also said that — even if the defendants are somehow acquitted — they may not be released from Guantanamo.
No wonder the American Bar Association, “which the Pentagon had said would help arrange such representation, has refused to participate because it objects to the trial procedures.”
Despite all this fraud and criminal misconduct the only thing keeping the rats of Congress up at night is Rand Paul stalling parts of the nefarious PATRIOT ACT.
Republicans, furious at Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), are accusing him of jeopardizing national security to further his presidential campaign.
Paul used Senate procedure to successfully — and temporarily — block the chamber’s push to renew parts of the Patriot Act on Sunday.
This caused three sections of the controversial surveillance bill, including the National Security Agency’s bulk records-collection program, to expire early Monday morning.
Again, when you go vote (unless you luckily get to vote for Paul), this is what you’re getting – pure, unadulterated corruption and evil. Keep letting the fox into the hen-house and he’ll keep eating the chickens.