Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Free Jack Idema Blogburst: 26/4/06

Some of this bears repeating, so…



Here’s Jack’s bruised face, the result of the torture they received when they were first arrested, which the MSM didn’t report a single word about, even though Carlotta Gall had a front row seat.


Once again, here we are. We know that Jack and his men were declared innocent in a second trial, which the MSM did not cover, and are being held for some inexplicable reason -at the behest of the American government. Their ID’s actually say ‘political prisoner’ on them. Now if they were guilty of torture and running a private prison, then why would their ID’s say ‘political prisoner’?


In the convoluted case of Jack Idema, Jack and his men, according to Kim Barker of the Chicago Tribune, the biggest challenge isn’t the Taliban or Al Qaeda who are imprisoned at Pulacharke; instead the biggest challenge the Afghans face is the three Americans.


That’s a pretty ridiculous statement, wouldn’t you say? Al Qaeda isn’t the challenge, no, even the Taliban aren’t a challenge–no, the challenge for the Afghans at Pulacharke is the three Americans!


And then she goes on to quote Mawlawi Sidiq (the title of Mawlawi was stripped from him long ago, but the media continues to call him by that moniker). I find it so interesting that journalists like Barker go over to Afghanistan, can’t get an audience with Idema and his men, and continue to report in this slanted kind of way.


She says Caraballo is due to be released in July, Bennett in July 2007 and Idema in July 2009, citing no sources for this information, and not acknowledging that the Americans were declared innocent in a second trial.


My sources say that Idema is due to be released in the upcoming weeks, but it appears as though the MSM is intent on spinning the conditions under which that will happen. Two other points that seemed to me to be equally ridiculous that Barker made in her article were that they were


were arrested in July 2004 on charges of running a private jail and torturing prisoners in their own war on terrorism.


Oh. I see, Idema and his men were hunting Bin Laden, and captured Ghulumsaki with a night letter from Mullah Omar and a letter from his brother-a terrorist incarcerated at Gitmo, but she says ‘their own war on terrorism’.


So if I’m to understand this correctly, there is no war on terrorism? It’s quite apparent how the war with the Taliban has changed, since Karzai is now asking them to participate in government, Mullah Omar was also ‘forgiven’ and taken off the most wanted terrorist list, and I guess we’re all supposed to cry buckets of tears for Ghulumsaki’s brother at Gitmo. Terrorists at Gitmo get a habeas corpus hearing within 30 days (which they’re not entitled to), Idema and his men waited for over a year just to get their case HEARD, because it was buried, and the response was incomprehensible excuses and mumbo jumbo! It’s inexecusable. It would seem that the American government and the courts are favoring terrorists’ rights over those of people who were legitimately and honestly fighting the war on terror.


They said they were hunting terrorists in a U.S.-sanctioned operation but were convicted in a bizarre trial that seemed to overwhelm Afghanistan’s fledgling legal system.


That’s right, a Taliban court did not follow the rule of law under the new system, so that’s why there was a second trial! But sadly, these facts are ignored by the MSM.


There is no reason that they are being held, there is no reason these men are not free, except that the American government switched sides mid-stream and is now appeasing terrorists instead of fighting them, and the media is playing along with this betrayal of our fighting forces, and I find it abominable.


They were not ‘found guilty’ under Afghan law, they were railroaded by a Taliban court! And the accomplices have lost their jobs and titles and some have fled the country.


We will continue to blog about this until their release, and I have some definite questions to ask the American government and the people involved, how this could have ever have happened to Americans in a foreign country to begin with.


The most important thing we should push for is a CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION.


So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I’d urge everyone to do this, as we’re still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao’s Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There’s also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack’s story.


You can also contact the following people and make your feelings known:


Secret US EMBASSY Fax: – 301-560-5729 (Local US Fax: Goes RIGHT TO Ambassador)

c/o US Ambassador Ronald Neuman

6180 Kabul Place

Dulles, VA 20189-6180


US Consul Russell Brown – 011-93-70201908 (Fired)


US Consul Addie Harchik- 011-93-70201908 (denied them water and mail at Thanksgiving)


US Embassy Translator Wahid – new – 011-93-70201902


US Embassy Translator Bashir Momman– 011-93-70201923


US Consul (friend of Jack’s Now fired) Dawn Schrepel– 011-93-70201908


Embassy of Afghanistan (Good guys, Northern Alliance)

2341 Wyoming Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Ph: 202-483-6410, Fax: no. 202-483-6488


Ambassador Massoud Khalili (wounded with Massoud)

Islamic State of Afghanistan

Embassy of Afghanistan

New Delhi, India


H.E. Said Tayeb JAWAD (Afghan Ambassador- powerful in US)

Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington

2341 Wyoming Avenue, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20008

Tel: (+1-202) 483 6414

Fax: (+1-202) 483 9523


Mr. Jahed Hamrah, Consul General (pro-Taliban)

CONSULATE GENERAL OF

AFGHANISTAN IN NEW YORK

360 Lexington Avenue,

11th Floor New York,

New, York, NY 10017

Tel.: (+1-212) 972 2276 or 972 2277

Fax: (+1-212) 972 9046


Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld

Secretary of Defense

1000 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E880

Washington, DC 20301-1000

Ph: (703) 692-7100

Fax: (703) 697-9080


Lt General William Boykin

Deputy Undersecretary

of Defense for Intelligence

1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E836

Washington, DC 20301

Ph: (703) 697-0170

Private Fax: (703) 697-9080


Stephen Cambone

Principle Deputy Secretary for Intelligence

1800 Defense Pentagon – Room # 3E

Washington, DC 20310-0100


General Peter J. Shoomaker

Chief of Staff, Department of the Army

200 Army Pentagon – Room # 3E528

Washington, DC 20310-0200

Ph: (703) 695-2077 / Fax: (703) 614-5268


The Honorable John D. Negroponte

Director National Intelligence

New Executive Office Building

725 17th Street, N.W., Room 4203

Washington, DC 20503


The Committee

On Homeland Security

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515


Chairman Peter Hoekstra

Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

H-405, U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC 20515-6415;

Office: (202) 225-4121 / Fax: (202) 225-1991

Toll Free: (877) 858-9040


M. Cherif BASSIOUNI

Independent Expert of the Commission on Human Rights

On the Situation of Human Rights in Afghanistan

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

UNOG-OHCHR

CH-1211 Geneva 10

Ph: +41(0)22 917 97 27 Fax: +41(0)22 917 90 18

Email


Senator Steven Saland (Jack’s Rep and Neighbor)

9 Jonathan Lane

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack’s Rep)

United States Senate

310 New Bern Avenue, Suite 122

Raleigh, NC 27601

Ph: 919.856.4630

Fax: 919.856.4053


Senator Elizabeth Dole (Jack’s Rep)

United States Senate

555 Dirksen Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Ph: 202.224.6342

Fax: 202.224.1100


Senator Richard Burr (of Interest)

United States Senate

217 Russell Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-3154 / Fax: (202) 228-2981


Senator Bill Nelson (in the fight on Jack’s Side)

United States Senate

Hart Senate Office Building

Room 716

Washington, DC 20510

Phone: 202-224-5274 / Fax: 202-228-2183

FL Fax 407-872-7165


Senator Dianne Feinstein (Bennett’s Representative)

United States Senate

Hart Office Building, Room 331

Washington, D.C. 20510

(202) 224-3841


Representative Mike McIntyre (Jack’s Representative)

United States Congress

2437 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2731 / Fax (202) 225-5773


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (reference Captain Bennett- CA citizen)

State Capitol Building

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: 916-445-2841 / Fax: 916-445-4633


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