No doubt due in large part to lack of mainstream media attention of ongoing Guantanamo proceedings, many Americans today believe the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack all perished on that day. People are unaware of the fact that the US government has detained five men with alleged connection, at least one of whom is deemed to be a “mastermind.”
The 9/11 attack is the ultimate reason given for the reprised “War on Terror” in all its bleeding aspects, including but not limited to, Guantanamo Bay detention itself, the policy of torture in indefinite prison without trial, the Iraq War in 15th year with no exit plan, Patriot Act in its Constitution crushing entirety, unending escalations of televised terror threat, TSA, HSA and militarized police expansions, subsequent invasions and occupations of the Middle East culminating today with US troops in four haphazard ground wars, all authorized solely by the 9/11 triggered Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which also facilitates ever expanding global US Arms distribution, and all losses of privacy and civil liberties at home and abroad since then.
Why is it nobody in authority seems to care that our government, in the midst of all its ongoing so called anti-terror pursuits of justice, the perpetrators actually captured languish today in illegal detention without trial or publicized hearing or even an update for the people, much less a final judgement, over 14 YEARS (on the taxpayer dime)?
US Gov representatives and anyone else claiming to give a damn about bringing the perpetrators of 9/11 to justice, or about holding people responsible for their crimes, or about justice in general, or about healing the wounds of the victims of 9/11 or the spirit of the American people and the world, should not be ignoring the situation of the alleged actual perpetrators of the most heinous and devastating crime against USA, ever – the now indelible constant refrain of American Terrorwar culture: 9/11 9/11 9/11…
Ignoring the matter of illegal and immoral detention only bolsters the appearance that US Gov cares only about the opportunistic use of tragedy, fear and emotion to facilitate political agendas. Only parts of the 9/11 narrative that further those goals are discussed. If people don’t care what happens to actual perpetrators, then maybe they don’t believe these are indeed the actual perpetrators. But that only raises more questions: Who are they? And if they are not the perpetrators, then what is the purpose of holding them indefinitely under false allegations and giving them lawyers and constant attention from judges at endless hearings and disputes over alleged evidence, as if they really are who the government claims?
Surely repeated interrogations have yielded all the information possible by now. Are they being held in secret without trial as “known associates” just to keep them out of play, and as daily reminders to their families and countrymen? Are they just scapegoats of the time- another blunder or falsification that government doesn’t want to admit, so quietly following through with pre-trial ad infinitum is the way to handle it without handling it?
What is the purpose of Gitmo hearings? Why not try them in our legitimate and conventional criminal justice system, as we have with war criminals in the past?
None of this makes sense. Can somebody explain why nobody seems to care about justice, or even just plain punishment, in this case, of all cases?
These five alleged 9/11 terrorists were detained beginning in 2001-2002. The more time that passes, the less credibility the system itself and the official 9/11 narrative (which uses a real act of jihadist terrorism to legitimise atrocities elsewhere in the world) seem to have.
Originally published on Neocon Surveillance.