Thursday, October 07, 2004


US prosecutors are alleging that Australian Gitmo inmate Mamdouh Habib trained the 9/11 hijackers in martial arts.

Just one tiny problem - Habib's lawyer Stephen Hopper points out that Habib only has a yellow belt in Karate, and would have to have had some pretty impressive super powers to remotely train terrorists from a home in suburban Australia.

When asked where he thought the allegations had come from Hopper said:

Oh well, while Mamdouh Habib was being electrocuted and having his fingernails ripped out they put these things to him and he agreed, as one would if you want to have torture stopped.

I haven't seen a government response to this yet. If I see Howard trying to use this patent nonsense to further his self-serving campaign to terrorise the Australian people I will really lose it. Surely this is too stupid an allegation - but then I thought that about the 'babies overboard' epic lie. Sadly some people don't have the sense they were born with. Any excuse to hate is ok by them no matter how ridiculous the charges. There is probably a whole horde of them right now just waiting for an opportunity to run around with their pitchforks.

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