It never ceases to amaze me how many shysters, ‘human
rights organizations’ and bleeding hearts take it upon themselves to protect misfits, criminals, terrorists and other filth like Mohammed (Abu) Dawood, aka David Hicks. It is equally amazing to watch their misguided efforts to do whatever it takes to get him released from his ‘inhuman’ treatment at Gitmo.In Melbourne recently there were even some judges demonstrating on his behalf.
Any kind of lie, false accusations and an idiotic, romantic notion that Hicks was some kind of ‘revolutionary-‘ or just ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’- must be rejected. People who make these claims are malicious, they should be treated as the moonbats and nutroots they are.
Official blasts Gitmo inmate’s lawyers
By PETER JAMES SPIELMANN, Associated Press Writer Sat Jan 20,
NEW YORK – Australia’s foreign minister on Friday criticized lawyers representing the only Australian inmate at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo Bay for disputing his report that the man is healthy.
David Hicks’ Pentagon-appointed lawyer, Maj. Michael Mori, has repeatedly said his client is suffering from severe depression after being incarcerated for five years without a trial.
“I think it is preposterous that I should be attacked for explaining … that in the last week or so somebody visiting him spoke to him and he seemed to be in good health,” Foreign Minister Alexander Downer told reporters in New York.
Downer was quoted Thursday as saying that Hicks met recently with an unidentified foreign citizen. “There was no suggestion that he was suffering from mental illness, though no doubt he doesn’t like being in Guantanamo Bay,” Downer told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Hick’s legal team has been reported as saying that the visitor was a U.S. consular official with no special medical or psychiatric qualifications.
Downer also said Friday that Hicks, 31, will face new charges to replace previous charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit war crimes and aiding the enemy.
* Update on this story:
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On the fifth anniversary of David Hicks’ incarceration in Guantanamo Bay, the US chief military prosecutor tells theage.com.au why the Australian remains a prisoner.
â– Attended advanced al-Qaeda training camps
â– Associated with senior al-Qaeda leaders after 9/11
â– Issued with weapons to fight US troops in Afghanistan
â– Carried out surveillance on US and other international embassies
DAVID Hicks was a fully fledged al-Qaeda operative who took orders from Osama bin Laden, conducted surveillance on embassies and was armed to battle against coalition forces in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, his US prosecutors will allege.
In an interview with theage.com.au, Colonel Morris Davis, chief prosecutor for the US Office of Military Commissions, dismissed any notion of Hicks, 31, as a young and naive adventurer. He said the Australian â€” who today has spent five years in detention at Guantanamo Bay â€” would be held accountable for his actions.
Hicks, a former kangaroo skinner from southern Australia, was captured in
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Afghanistan during the U.S.-led invasion in late 2001 and transferred to Guantanamo in January 2002