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Read The Terror Courts Free download The Terror Courts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download In the Wall Street Journal’s Supreme Court correspondent was there within days of the prison’s opening and has continued ever since to cover the US effort to create a parallel justice system for enemy aliens A maze of legal political and moral issues has stood in the way of justice issues often raised by military prosecutors who found themselves torn between duty to the chain of command and their commitment to fundamental American valuesWhile much has been written about Guantanamo and brutal detention practices following 911 Bravin is the first to go inside the Pentagon It took me a long time to get into this and not merely because any account of how the military commissions to try terror suspects came to be and how they worked was likely to produce overwhelming despair There was also the author s relentless lionization of him main source who is apparently valiant and all American and handsome andit was somewhat like reading a Mitchell Zuckerman book In conseuence this was another book I put down for months in the middle After the first few chapters I went through the rest fairly uickly I did appreciate the book s attention to the history of military commissions in the United States pre 2001 which was a nice bit of contextualization for the story of his dreamy protagonist

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Read The Terror Courts Free download The Terror Courts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download s prosecution team to expose the real world legal conseuences of those policies Bravin describes cases undermined by inadmissible evidence obtained through torture clashes between military lawyers and administration appointees and political interference in criminal prosecutions that would be shocking within the traditional civilian and military justice systems With the Obama administration planning to try the alleged 911 conspirators at Guantanamo and vindicate the legal experiment the Bush administration could barely get off the ground The Terror Courts could not be timely A skillfully written beautifully lucid book that takes us behind the scenes of the Bush administration s decision to bypass the American judicial system and prosecute terror suspects by military commission Recommended reading for critics and supporters of the administration s approach to the war on terror

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Read The Terror Courts Free download The Terror Courts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download The first inside account of America’s continuing legal experiment at Guantanamo Bay a permanent offshore justice system designed to assure convictions by denying constitutional rights Soon after the September 11 attacks in 2001 the United States captured hundreds of suspected al aeda terrorists in Afghanistan and around the world By the following January the first of these prisoners arrived at the US military’s prison camp in Guantanamo Bay Cuba where they were subject to President George W Bush’s executive order authorizing their trial by military commissions Jess Brav This is a very lucid examination of what the Bush administration did after 911 to bypass justice to allow torture and to seuester prisoners at Guantanamo BayShortly after 911 there was a seizure for power by the presidential executive to bypass all regular procedures for law enforcement All power and decision making particularly for legal purposes the power of arrest detainment the means of waging war was to be done at the presidential level People could be arrested and charges made up after or not at all There was an Orwellian doubletalk In the words of George Bush in June 2003 page 80 my book Burma Cuba North Korea Iran and Zimbabwe have long sought to shield their abuses from the eyes of the world by staging elaborate deceptions and denying access to international human rights monitorsWe are leading this fight by example I will call on all governments to join the United States and the community of law abiding nations in prohibiting investigating and persecuting all acts of torture and in order to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment The findings of other US citizens rather blunted these fine words The great strength of this book is we follow the lives of several military personnel as their careers unravelled after visits to GuantanamoPage 157 Major Preston I lie awake worrying about this every night I find it impossible to focus on my part of the mission after all writing a motion saying that the process will be full and fair when you don t really believe it will be kind of hard particularly when you want to call yourself an officer and a lawyer This assignment is uite literally ruining my life Page 153 Lt Col Stuart Couch Due to legal ethical and moral issues arising from past interrogations of this detainee I refuse to associate with any further prosecution efforts against himThese techniues violate provisions of the 1984 United Nations Conventions Against Torture I am morally opposed to the interrogation techniues employed with this detainee and for that reason alone refuse to participate in his prosecution in any manner The prosecutors became aware of the torture and in some cases witnessed it and could not bring themselves to prosecute the detainees at Guantanamo They were morally repulsed and in a legal sense they felt that all testimony delivered under torture would be dismissed due to coercive methods In some cases the government did not even want testimony or evidence presented because they didn t want it made public Guantanamo became a complete fiascoIdealistic allusions would surface from time to time to make the Guantanamo trials akin to the Nuremburg Trials The idea was to expose the full horrors al aeda s world view and this would have been a good thing But in comparison to Nuremburg Guantanamo was secretive The trials at Nuremberg were filmed reporters were permitted Guantanamo was not open filming was prohibited and only selected reporters were allowed Even drawings of the courtroom were censoredDue to a Bush administration ruling it was a modified military court that was to try the Guantanamo prisoners Again in contrast to Nuremberg where the elite of America s judiciary were sent we witness a far less impressive array of judiciary at Guantanamo The author points out that the civilian justice system had far experience and success at prosecuting terrorists They had background in dealing with terrorists than the modified military courtsAnd very sadly some of the prisoners because they were British or Australian citizens were returned to those countries Other charges were dismissed because of statements obtained under coercion All this is very sad because many of those released were indeed dangerous and what are they up to nowI feel this book is a good companion volume to 500 Days Decisions and Deceptions in the Shadow of 911 by Kurt Eichenwald Even though this book had many legal aspects it was very readable well perhaps the levels of judiciary became confusing at times More than that it was a moral book as well several individuals felt they had to make a life choice We feel their anguish


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    (The Terror Courts) [PDF] ´ Jess Bravin It took me a long time to get into this and not merely because any account of how the military commissions to try terror suspects came to be and how they worked was likely to produce overwhelming despair There was also the author's relentless lionization of him main source who is apparently valiant and all American and handsome andit was somewhat like reading a Mitchell Zuckerman book In conseuence this was

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    Read The Terror Courts (The Terror Courts) [PDF] ´ Jess Bravin Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Jess Bravin Pretty good book The author has a tendency to ramble a little He gives a ton of background on some of the players including some long passages on their home towns When the book focuses on the inner workings of the terror courts it's very interesting I would say my only other critiue is that a very small amount of information is first person interviews most just comes from interviews from other journalists But the auth

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    Read The Terror Courts (The Terror Courts) [PDF] ´ Jess Bravin Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download An excellent reporting job on the creation and disfunctioning of the military commission courts set up after 911 Bravin manages to maintain a fairly even keel I was most impressed by the individuals who dutifully d

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    Download Ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Á Jess Bravin Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download (The Terror Courts) [PDF] ´ Jess Bravin Having gone down and personally witnessed the pre trial proceedings for detainees this book gives a fantastic unbiased well researched background to what I saw This is a must read for anyone interested in US efforts to figure out how to deal with terrorists in a battlefield that is not clear cut

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    Read The Terror Courts (The Terror Courts) [PDF] ´ Jess Bravin Jess Bravin Á 5 Free download A very good read It was well researched and clearly written Not a book you can pick up and put down as you read it unless you have a better memory for names than I do but still an interesting book

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  • Hardcover
  • 448
  • The Terror Courts
  • Jess Bravin
  • English
  • 09 August 2019
  • 9780300189209