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Ali Al-Marri, Accused Al Qaeda Agent, Pleads Guilty To Supporting Terrorism In Illinois Court

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — A man who was locked up without charges for years pleaded guilty Thursday to training in al-Qaida camps and coming to the United ...

Ali al-Marri and the Entropy of the War on Terror

Peter Henne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Henne

Entropy is one of the several laws ruling the universe. Disorder increases, and energy dissipates; certainty disappears under the inevitable pressure of time. So it is in the United States' "war on terror."

Ali al-Marri, Accused al-Qaida Sleeper Agent, Pleads Not Guilty In Illinois Court

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — A man locked up for seven years after being accused of plotting terrorist attacks in the U.S. as an al-Qaida sleeper agent pleade...

Ali al-Marri, Alleged 'Enemy Combatant,' Faces Trial In Illinois

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

PEORIA, Ill. — Ali al-Marri followed his older brother to central Illinois in the mid-1980s to pursue a business education unavailable in his na...

Al-Marri Case Dismissed By Supreme Court

People For the American Way Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Today, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by Ali al-Marri, who has been in federal custody in South Carolina since January 2002 when Bush designat...

Ali al-Marri, Alleged Al-Qaida Agent, Indicted In Illinois Federal Court

AP | MARK SHERMAN and DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Al-Marri is now facing criminal charges, but the Obama administration is refusing to rule out ...

Government To Try Alleged Al-Qaida Agent In Illinois Court: AP

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — An accused al-Qaida sleeper agent held for 5-1/2 years at a Navy brig in South Carolina will soon be sent to Illinois for trial in ...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Breaking the Law: Bush Officials Feel the Heat

David Wallechinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Wallechinsky

If you happen to be either a terrorist seeking martyrdom or a Bush official who authorized the torture of the accused and would prefer that testimony regarding the torture not surface in a trial.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.

Court Confirms President's Dictatorial Powers in Case of US "Enemy Combatant" Ali al-Marri

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Not content with endorsing the president's dictatorial right to imprison "enemy combatants", the judges ruled that the President did not even have to allege that an "enemy combatant" had ever raised arms against US forces.

Bush Loses Another Enemy Combatant Court Case

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The Bush administration has the authority to capture and detain suspected enemy combatants in this country but must give them an...