The first time most Americans saw Sulaiman Abu Ghayth was in a grainy videotape released shortly after 9-11. He was sitting cross-legged, in a white cap and a brown robe, on a stone outcropping somewhere high in the Afghan mountains. Sitting immediately to his left was Osama Bin Laden.
[UPDATE]: Testimony at the 9/11 military tribunal trial at Guantanamo Bay will be subject to censorship, according to court documents released yesterday. Judge Col. James Pohl ruled last week that the testimony of the defendants, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, could conta ... More >>
The military tribunal -- where alleged 9-11 master-mind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other alleged 9-11 conspirators will be tried -- is expected to rule at a pre-trail hearing today on the government's request to censor testimony. The government filed the motion back in April, requesting that ... More >>
What's does an alleged terrorist have to do to get some attention in this city?Abu Hamza al-Masri is set to stand trial for a terror-related kidnapping in Yemen, for spreading pro-jihadist teachings and for attempting to set up terrorist training camps within the U.S. Apparently, that's not enough ... More >>
What can 2,976 counts of murder and dozens of other charges of conspiracy, terrorism and hijacking get you? At Guantanamo Bay, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and the other masterminds behind the September 11th attacks are about to find out the hard way.In an arraignment process that began this morning, the ... More >>
If you thought (or hoped, depending) that public fascination with Insane Clown Posse had run its course, you would be gravely mistaken. Nevermind that strangely coincidental timing of Lou Reed/Metallica Lulu monstrosity somehow made Jack White's collaboration with Insane Clown Posse far more palatab ... More >>
Front and center in today's edition of the New York Times is an article entitled "In Dossier, Portrait of Push for Post-9/11 Attacks," a piece that uses this week's WikiLeaks document dump about detainees held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay to tell of terrorist plans never carried out ... More >>
The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, will not be tried in a New York City civilian court as previously announced by the Obama administration in November 2009, but will instead face war crimes charges, along with four others, at Guantanamo Bay. Th ... More >>
FBI's poster of Bin Laden.The FBI's Ten Most Wanted list of course includes Osama bin Laden, but it doesn't say he's wanted for murdering several thousand New Yorkers on 9/11. What gives? Why the pussyfooting around such an obvious fact?
A new report concludes after 31,000 words that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (above right) is not a liar: He really did kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (above left) nine years ago in Pakistan, as Khalid had said. But there are lots of new details from this investigation, some of them grue ... More >>
On Saturday in Washington Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held their Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Keep Fear Alive. The purpose of the event, which drew more than 200,000 people, was to help Cat Stevens win support for his fatwa against Salman Rushdie. What, you didn't know that? You must have mis ... More >>
Backtracking on the White House's backpedaling, a top Justice Department official now says that the government hasn't dismissed its original plan to try 9/11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York City. But no matter where he's tried, we're going to execute him, says President Barack Obama's ch ... More >>
Conservatives claim that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terror trial defendants will be set free by liberal judges directed by Muslim Hitler Obama. Most normal people do not believe this, so a secondary talking point has been cooked up: the evil liberal people of New York are too evil and liberal ... More >>
The Obama Administration's decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused of masterminding the 9-11 terrorist attacks in civilian federal court in New York City has sparked all sorts of ire -- from former Mayor Rudy Giuliani's media campaign over the weekend, some members of ... More >>
The baseball season is over, and both Michelle Obama and prominent example of his terror-fighting judgment Bernie Kerik stepped on whatever good press Rudy Giuliani might have gotten from his sweet World Series seats. So what's a putative gubernatorial candidate to do for a little free media? ... More >>
Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that 5 prisoners accused of plotting the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be transferred from the the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp to face trial in a civilian court in New York. Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, Mustafa Ahme ... More >>
As we prepare for the eighth anniversary of 9/11, the horrible event is being put to strange uses. In Southern California, playwright Faye Hollins-Moore and composer Kent Horner are set to debut a 9/11 musical, Secrets in the Sand. Plot: a young American soldier debates re-enlisting. On the ... More >>
The infamous Prison Camp ain't dead yet
You'd think that someone like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed would have bigger things to worry about than a courtroom sketch—maybe something like being on trial for masterminding the 9/11 attacks and facing the death penalty after spending five years in Guantanamo Bay. But at yesterday's hearing, his ... More >>
Organized crime sweeps tend to be covered in the same predictable way: you get a rundown of who got nabbed, where it happened and for what charges. Add in a dash of John "Snazzy Nickname" Doe and the reason for such a special moniker and you have a mob story. A picture of the perp walk is always hel ... More >>
A confederacy of dunces
Newspapers serve many functions in society: government watchdogs, history's first draft, keepers of time and tradition. Another role newspapers can play is the calm voice of reason in emotional and turbulent times. Or they can do what the Daily News did today in announcing that six Al Qaeda conspi ... More >>
How does Rudy Giuliani go from being the presumptive Republican frontrunner in the 2008 presidential race to sitting on the sidelines in just a few short months? Stories like these certainly can't help. Here's the year in Wayne Barrett's Rudy reporting with a politico.com story thrown in for good ... More >>
The many reasons this torture evidence was too hot to handle
If you got a strong sense of deja vu when reading Michael Isikoff's "The Qatari Connection" in this week's Newsweek, it may be because you read Wayne Barrett's "Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheik" in last week's Voice. There's not much new in Isikoff's piece. Like Barrett did, Isikoff talks to former CI ... More >>
Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI
From CIA secret prisons, 14 "high-level" terror suspects are at Gitmo. Where are all the others?
The disappeared: Are they dead? Are they alive? Ask Congress. Ask the president.
What are we going to do with the secret prisoners who cannot be tried in our courts?
CIA leads U.S. in 'reaching for the low moral ground' in the war against terrorism
Four years later, we still have ten big questions
What's covered in the 9-11 report? What's covered up?
Are they dead? Are they alive? Where is the media? Does anybody out there care?
U.S. 'Pushing the Envelope' in Making Al Qaeda Man Talk
From Saddam to Osama, America Creates Its Own Nightmares