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RE:More Questions than Answers
At 07:18 AM 12/13/2001 -0500, Dana Kyler wrote:
>Does anyone have the final total on how many US and foreign citizens had
>their unalienable rights ripped from their lives in the twin tower atrocity?
As you know, Dana , the numbers keep changing. The last I heard there were
3,030 dead or missing, with only 232 bodies recovered, but over 10,000 body
At 07:42 PM 12/13/2001 +0100, Sinclair, quoting Article 10 of the THE
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, wrote:
>Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an
>independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and
>obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Sinclair, let us consider a hypothetical situation (hypothetical because
there have been no secret military tribunals as yet, not a one). Suppose
Great Britain or France have caught someone who is alleged to have been one
of the conspirators in the WTC atrocity, someone who conspired to rip the
unalienable right to life of 3,030 citizens of the world without the
benefit of a fair and public hearing. Let us suppose that the proof of
this person's guilt in this terrible crime depends upon top secret
intelligence, the knowledge of which would be of help to the terrorists
still out there waiting to commit other such crimes. And to complicate
matters a little more, let us suppose that all or part of this top secret
intelligence comes from a person who has infiltrated the terrorist
organization and would be immediately executed if this information became
known in a public hearing.
What would Great Britain or France do in this situation? You can't
extradite this alleged terrorist to the United States because we would put
him to death following a secret military tribunal. Do you let him go, give
him the opportunity to plan and commit even greater crimes against humanity?
Please, Sinclair, give us the benefit of your insight into such a dilemma.
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