This was well in advance of the September 11 attacks. That quote, as well other evidence and allegations pertaining to al Hilal’s case, is freely available on the Times’ web site. It is easy to see why U.S. intelligence officials concluded that the Milan wiretaps, including the one cited above, “link the alleged Milan al Qaeda cell to the 11 September 2001 massacres in the United States.”
But the Times isn’t interested in that story -- or how Remes has slandered American troops and pretended that bad men are innocent Muslims detained by the “neocolonial” American empire.
The paper is only interested in the conservatives’ infighting and the conservatives cited aren’t really interested in the actual facts of what the lawyers they defend have been doing all these years.
John Adams would be ashamed.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.