Bin Laden driver Salim Hamdan wins US court appeal

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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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A US court has quashed the conviction of Osama Bin Laden's former driver, who had been jailed in Guantanamo Bay for giving material support to terrorism.

The appeals court ruled Salim Hamdan's offence did not constitute a war crime.
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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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who would have thought that driving someone around was not a war crime????

how many millionsdid hte US waste on this dude?

OK - so he was driving bin Laden - but that is still not a war crime!!

well it wasn't prior to 2001 - I guess it might be now??



The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 3-0 that it could not support a conviction as supporting terrorism was not categorised as a war crime at the time of the actions for which Hamdan was convicted from 1996 to 2001.

"If the government wanted to charge Hamdan with aiding and abetting terrorism or some other war crime that was sufficiently rooted in the international law of war at the time of Hamdan's conduct, it should have done so," wrote Judge Brett Kavanaugh.


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posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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They wanted to free up a cell for abu hamza the hook



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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And it only took the US government 8 years to figure this out.

No rush, its only someone's life.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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"Driving bin Laden" Damn sure wasn't Mrs Daisy !!!



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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I find it ammusing to find the BBC in the Alternative News forum


Blatently Biased Corporation



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by VoidHawk
I find it ammusing to find the BBC in the Alternative News forum


Blatently Biased Corporation


Around here the BBC is definitely "alternative" - what with it actualy being factual and correct more often than not! :p



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul

Originally posted by VoidHawk
I find it ammusing to find the BBC in the Alternative News forum


Blatently Biased Corporation


Around here the BBC is definitely "alternative" - what with it actualy being factual and correct more often than not! :p



They present facts and then they twist it, distort it, slant it, spin it, scramble it up and then demand a license fee to watch it.
They are the MAIN reason I threw my television out.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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so what did they twist and get wrong in this case??



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
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so what did they twist and get wrong in this case??


I confess I havent looked into it any further than your post, and I agree they do SOMETIMES tell the truth.
But what I see on the odd occasion when I'm in someone elses home I see the same old distortion of the truth. Quite ofetn they lie simply by ommiting relevant facts.

Are you in the uk? It's rare that I hear someone from the uk sticking up for the beeb.



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:19 PM
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nope - I'm a white commonwealth disinfo agent



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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nope - I'm a disinfo agent


I already knew that
but you have your uses



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Yeah - like being deliberately misquoted



posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:17 PM
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Have you seen the photo of this guy?



How anyone can think this guy is a terrorist is beyond me. He looks like the kind of guy who would cook you a nice meal and treat you as a family member, even if you are a stranger to him. Of course, looks can be decieving but if this guy wasn't a terrorist before, 8 years in Guantanimo will probably make him slightly bitter, one would think.





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