conversations between the alleged conspirators show they
planned to seek Tehran's help in a strike intended to dwarf the Sept.
11, 2001 attacks, according to a 28-page document signed by Assistant
U.S. Attorney Marshall C. Miller and delivered to lawyers here."
will be very hard to "dwarf" September 11. Lawyers? What lawyers? Help
us out, Andrew. I assume that the report was intended for the judge
making the decision on the extradition. He needs to see whether or not
there is a real reason for the three gentlemen in question to be
extradited, and if these charges warrant extradition.
now quotes an alleged passage from a transcript of a tape of one of the
try to send someone to Iran to get the movement, the
revolutionary movement, and they can discuss that plan there,'
Trinidadian suspect Kareem Ibrahim, an Islamic cleric, was quoted as
saying in the confidential report, which was shown to The Associated
doggy bone, Selsky. Now scamper about in your glory.
confidential report! O Boy! So the administration tries to link this
phony plot with Iran. But there's another purpose for this revelation.
As I have said before, prosecutors are looking for a conviction, and
try to position public opinion so that it is favorably disposed toward
that result. Prosecutors use the media to accomplish this goal. By
putting this material in their lead and in the first few paragraphs, AP
plays into the hands of prosecutors, or is actively cooperating with
them, perhaps out of fear that the government will stop handing them
fake phony "confidential" reports for their stories.
they are too lazy to find real scoops.This inevitably happens because
reporters are not rewarded for real journalism by their editors and
publishers. No, on the contrary, they are penalized. That's why AP
turns out this kind of article. It starts with a bad editor, and a
complicit lackey reporter.
the editors completely change around the story of a reporter, so one
must exercise caution before accusing Selsky. But then again, reporters
usually have the right to challenge editors if their material is
changed in a way they don't like, or they may opt to have their byline
taken off the story. Certainly Selsky did not exercise the second
option, as his byline clearly appears in online versions.
how New York Times reporter, whatever her name was, worked with the
Administration to create articles in favor of the invasion and
occupation of Iraq that were published in the New York Times? And do
you remember how the United States paid media pundits to write articles
favorable to the war effort? The media constantly allows itself to be
used. It is often a paid hand of government abuse.
we have the double whammy -- one against Iran and another against the
fair trial of individuals who are mostly likely not guilty of anything
other than participating in a government-invented plot, resulting
it the expenditure of taxpayer money and tying up justice
department resources that could be better applied elsewhere than just
bolstering the fake case to help the Administration in its nefarious
and illegal international schemes.
Now it is
true, and a very fortunate development, that Selsky actually gives us
some information on the opinion of the attorneys for those accused of
this bogus crime.
Richard Clarke-Wills, attorney for Abdel Nur, one of the accused, "insisted that a confidential U.S. government informant entrapped the men into plotting to attack the," according to Selsky's AP report. Selsky writes further:
were not for the intervention of this source you would not
have these three men before the courts,' Clarke-Wills said before the
ruling. 'They had no terrorist aspirations or ideals ... I have no
doubt whatsoever this is a clear case of entrapment.'"
in the on line version of the New York Times indicated that Attorney
Rajiv Persad, who represents Ibrahim and Kadir, will fight against
extradition pf his clients by appealing the judge's decision.
Clarke-Wills is successful in getting justice for his client, and this
is something PETER'S NEW YORK will work toward and support. This is why
we are AMERICAN. We take pride in seeing justice done, and the truth
being revealed by a free press and by an aware public. Citizens of
democracy are generally antagonistic to their governments, which, after
descending into a cesspool of corruption like the current
administration, often waste public funds in pursuing unstated and
surreptitious policy goals
like to add that Andrew's story, in spite of its faults, represents a
MARKED improvement in AP reporting, since its general custom is to
ignore statements from the accused or their attorneys. It still,
however, falls below an acceptable standard of journalism in many
respects and into the murky polluted waters of the government
way to change Associated Press's quality of reporting is to complain to
your local newspaper when they run the AP story. Tell the paper the
facts of the case, and point out the AP bias. Ask your local paper if
it is worth the money they pay AP to run such worthless government
propaganda. This will have an effect, because some editors, who think
they are still running a newspaper, will get the point and either alter
AP stories, use them with greater discretion, or turn to other news
services for their news reports. Here, for example, is a letter that I
sent to a newspaper: Letter to The
destruction of the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan on September
11, 2001, there have been virtually no cases for terrorist acts other
than those created by the Justice Department in sting operations. Read this!
AP's original story, go to http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070806/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/trinidad_us_terror_plot
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