Legal Process Begins At Guantanamo Bay

The wheels of justice start turning at Club Gitmo, otherwise known as Guantanamo Bay, for the first  detainee.

The Office of Military Commissions announced today that charges have been sworn against Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi of Saudi Arabia. The accused, al Darbi, is the brother-in-law of the Flight 77 hijacker al Mihdhar. Flight 77 is the plane that hit the Pentagon on 9/11.

The sworn charges are: Conspiring with others , to attack civilians, to murder in violation of the law of war, to destroy property in violation of the law of war, to hazard a vessel and to commit terrorism, and Providing Material Support to Terrorism. Mr. al Darbi was allegedly involved in planning attacks on a vessels in the Strait of Hormuz and off the coast of Yemen.

I’m sure he’s a really nice guy who was abused as a child by his father.  Ah, but I could be wrong.  At any rate, the enemy combatants down there are about to have their day in court in the form of a military commission.  The last time this was done was in World War II.

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