Thursday, November 24, 2005

After Years in the Brig, Jose Padilla Indicted

As you no doubt have heard "Dirty Bomb" supsect Jose Padilla has been indicted.

At http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5432762,00.html, Associated Press summarizes the indictment as follows:

"Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held in a Navy brig as an enemy combatant for more than three years, was charged Tuesday with being part of a North American terror cell that sent money and recruits overseas to `murder, maim and kidnap.' However, absent from the indictment were the sensational allegations made earlier by top Justice Department officials: that Padilla sought to blow up U.S. hotels and apartment buildings and planned an attack on America with a radiological `dirty bomb.'''

For a copy of the indictment, see http://wid.ap.org/documents/051122padilla-indictment.pdf For analysis, see http://balkin.blogspot.com/2005/11/padilla-indicted.html and http://www.wiggin.com/practices/areainfo.asp?groupid=5&areaID=231

KJ

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