Terror mag found in Gitmo cell
January 18th, 2012
08:49 PM ET

Terror mag found in Gitmo cell

By Larry Shaughnessy

A copy of the jihadist magazine Inspire was found in a Guantanamo prison cell, a military official revealed Wednesday.

The disclosure that a publication of an al Qaeda-affiliated group found its way into one of the world's most secure detention facilities came during a military hearing for a suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing.

The magazine's discovery prompted even tighter security precautions including closer examination of detainee mail, which was the issue under discussion when Cmdr. Andrea Lockhart, a prosecutor, told the military court the magazine had been found.

Defense lawyers for suspect Abd al-Rahim Hussein Mohammed Abdu al Nashiri had argued that the military was unfairly examining privileged communications between attorneys and their client.

The military judge in the case seemed to agree and said Wednesday that the U.S. military needs to change the way it handles the mail between al Nashiri and his lawyers.

Lockhart, in discussing why the rules regarding examination of mail between attorneys and Guantanamo detainees needed to be changed, said "the genesis for the baseline review is that it wasn't working.  And there was material that was getting in, like Inspire magazine, that should not have been getting in."

The English-language magazine was mainly the work of Samir Kahn, a one-time North Carolina resident, who U.S. and Yemeni officials say was killed with Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in a drone strike last year.  Kahn used his knowledge of computers to help produce a glossy, Western-style magazine called Inspire that touted the edicts of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.

At the hearing Wednesday, after spending half the day debating the process through which privileged mail is sent by defense attorneys to their client, the judge said it'll be two weeks before he makes a ruling, but he also made clear he plans to change the way the mail is handled.

One of al Nashiri's attorneys said the suspect charged in connection with the USS Cole attack was not involved in the magazine incident. "Our client did not, has not, would not receive Inspire magazine," the attorney said.

Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, chief prosecutor for the Office of Military Commissions, speaking to reporters after the hearing closed, said he could not elaborate on what Cmdr. Lockhart said in court about the magazine.

Right now all legal mail to al Nashiri from his attorneys is examined for contraband under an order from Rear Adm. David Woods, who runs the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

"We have serious misgivings in this order that we need to actually be able to discuss with our client, go over with our client, then give you a more informed opinion," defense attorney Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Reyes told Col. James Pohl, the judge in the case, during a hearing Wednesday at Gitmo.

Prosecutors say the experts, called a Privilege Review Team, do not read the mail, they simply make sure it contains not physical contraband such as a knife and no informational contraband like a map of Guantanamo Bay.  They also make sure each page of the mail is properly marked as privileged mail so that when al ashiri's cell is searched by Guantanamo guards during occasional security sweeps, the guards won't look at the lawyer's mail.

"At the end of the day, the proposed solution will address the attorney-client privilege in that no mail is read. It will protect that sanctity and it will balance with the legitimate government interests of running a detention facility," said prosecutor Lockhart.

Pohl gave the defense attorneys seven days to draw up what they consider a satisfactory solution. He'll then give prosecutors seven days to respond, after which he'll make a ruling. "There is going to be a new order in a couple of weeks," Pohl said.

Pohl is overseeing the two-day hearing to address 10 separate motions connected to the case at Guantanamo Bay. A closed-circuit television feed of the hearing is being sent back to Fort Meade, where reporters are monitoring the developments.

Most of the rest of Wednesday's hearing focused on detailed discussion of how classified information that could apply at the trial will be handled.

The goal will be to make sure as much information as possible is summarized in a non-classified document that can be discussed in open court. The defense and prosecutors disagree on exactly how the logistics of that will be handled. The judge plans to come up with a plan in April after more input from both sides.

It is still not clear when the actual trial of al Nashiri will begin. And survivors of the USS Cole bombing told reporters after the hearing that they are angry that it is taking so long.

"I'm here to witness justice," said Paul Abney, a master chief petty officer on the Cole when it was bombed. "It's been over 11 years now since the Cole was bombed."

Seventeen American sailors died in the attack, including Mark Nieto, whose father attended this week's hearing at the Guantanamo base in Cuba.

"Justice is slow, very slow. I just hope that I'll be able to see and be alive when that comes, resolves itself," said Jesse Nieto, 68.

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  1. Denver Dave

    These are enemy combatants who do NOT have the rights of American citizens. That the attorneys are trying to assert attorney-client privilege, is applying rules about apples to oranges. There should be no privilege, no bill of rights for these enemy combatants that the Geneva Conventions do NOT cover ... as they attack non-combatants, and do not identify themselves (i.e., do not wear uniforms) as combatants. I still can't figure out why anyone in the US believes they should have ANY rights at all. War is war. They do not abide by the rules of war, and neither should we, with respect to them. Reciprocal altruism is the only way "rules of war" were developed. If one side treats the other humanely but the other does not, the most base, bloodthirsty will win, as it will use tactics that show the humane side to be weakened by morals. The terrorists treat us (fakir, infidels) as if we do not exist, and they attempt to kill us off, or convert us to Islam. I say, treat them reciprocally - they mutilate bodies of our men in Mogadishu, they behead people in front of cameras, let's go head to head and wipe them out.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Reply
  2. dugee

    Was it that controversial 'Barely Legal Bombers' issue? I heard the centerfold had only 1 eye covered. Shazzamm! That's hot!

    January 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  3. husseinali

    I am angry so much at the Americans for this. I say curse Allah to he11.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • noble

      sharmootah....stop being a kafir and learn your damn religion the way it was originally...

      January 20, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
  4. Kevin brooks

    I don't doubt that some of these men are terrorists, but all have been held without charded and tortured by the USA for years. If they were not against America before, they are now. We have proven ourselves to be the bigges state sponsoring terrorism in the world. If you don't belive me, ask 130,000 dead Iraqi civillians.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:51 am | Reply
    • Hahahahahaha

      No. I'll just ask those people who were killed in 911. Hahahahahahahahaha

      January 19, 2012 at 10:06 am | Reply
    • Snoot

      Well, someone had to pick up the slack after the Soviet Union collapsed.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:03 am | Reply
    • noble

      That isn't terrorism...I call it preemptive justified killings of future terrorists....seems all good to me.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:43 am | Reply
  5. ELECTION UPDATE

    Still think the Stimulus bill was wasteful spending? You be the judge!

    For the past three years the GOP and the Tea Party have stressed fiscal responsibility and a need for less government while accusing the Obama administration of wasteful spending and of inflating the national deficit with passage of the $787 billion stimulus package. (To see what domestic programs the stimulus bill has funded, google "The Stimulus Plan: How to Spend $787 Billion – The New York Times)." Decide for yourself if this bill is wasteful spending!

    So what's the GOP's alternative to President Obama's stimulus plan? Well, believe it or not, their alternative is actually a stimulus bill of their own that they say would have cost $713 billion dollars with approximately $430 billion in tax cuts. Well, with all the upheaval over this administration's stimulus bill, you would have thought a GOP plan would have cost $0.00 dollars. How ironic! (To see the GOP's stimulus plan, google Senate offers Alternative Stimulus Plan – Political Hotsheet – CBS News) or "The GOP's claim about their jobs plan presented by Sen. Rand Paul."

    Sen. Rand Paul said the GOP's plan would reduce individual and corporate tax cuts and boost employment, creating 6.2 million jobs over the next decade. The next decade? Do struggling Americans have that much time to wait for economic relief? Furthermore, when asked if an independent economist had reviewed their stimulus plan, the GOP's answer was no. But don't be pessimistic because the GOP's plan also cited that with access to Canadian oil and additional energy proposals, they could have generated an additional one million jobs by 2018. By 2018? The GOP must be joking right? You have to wonder what Sen. Paul and the GOP have been sniffing on.

    And talking about fiscal responsibility, google Research Project "Cost of War" by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies! The final cost of the illegitimate Iraqi war is tabulated at 3 trillion dollars and the cost of both the Iraqi and Afghan wars have exceeded 4.4 trillion dollars and by the projected end of the Afghan war the final cost is projected to be around 6 trillion dollars. Fiscal responsibility? No, more like wasteful spending!

    Still trust the GOP and believe they have been telling you the truth all along? Still think the GOP and their Tea Party are better suited for running our country? Better think twice before you get swept away by their propaganda!

    January 19, 2012 at 7:47 am | Reply
    • NORMAJEAN123

      CLAPCLAPCLAP! WELL SAID, VERY WELL SAID!

      January 19, 2012 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • noble

      Oh look another lost soul to the liberal media...I wish you would actually learn what you are talking about...How much money do we waste in welfare? How much do we waste in rehab programs for criminals? How much do we waste in keeping prisoners on death row? There is a 50/50 split on why our government wastes so much money...let's dump the social welfare or make it harder to get (IE drug tests, followed up job hunting, etc) as well.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
  6. michaelfury

    Maybe this guy smuggled it in:

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/the-talented-mr-pearlman/

    January 19, 2012 at 7:26 am | Reply
  7. steeeeve-o

    Wonder who the lucky guy was who stuffed that in their body cavity.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:16 am | Reply
    • Salt Lake City Sodomite

      Well it sure as hell wasn't me, dammit!

      January 19, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  8. JOE

    So what's the name of this terror magazine? Tea Party? or perhaps "Don't Retreat! Reload?" And who published it? The GOP?

    January 19, 2012 at 7:13 am | Reply
    • Joe's brain

      What an idiotic comment.

      January 19, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
      • NORMAJEAN123

        The point is there are hateful magazines everywhere.

        January 19, 2012 at 8:09 am |
    • sammy

      NO, THE TITLE IS HOW TO BE A DEATHOCRAT

      January 19, 2012 at 7:55 am | Reply
      • sammy

        Oh by the way, the author is our 1st fake prez........ Barracks the Bummer Liar of the people

        January 19, 2012 at 7:57 am |
    • adam

      Imagine that. Living in Orlando and you get your mail opened before you receive it. Those Gitmo's, do they really get mail, or the guy who had stuffed in his body, got out 9 years later.

      January 19, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
  9. Whatever

    it's ridiculous that these dudes even get "rights" or "mail"

    January 19, 2012 at 6:53 am | Reply
  10. Uthor

    While we'll never know all the facts involved, that this magazine was found just seems incredible and ridiculous. 'Most secure detention facility'? Holy cow.

    January 19, 2012 at 6:05 am | Reply
    • Stephen

      According to reports, a back issue of Sheepboy, with the Ewe of the Year spread, was discovered at the same time.

      January 19, 2012 at 7:44 am | Reply
  11. snowdogg

    "Defense lawyers for suspect Abd al-Rahim Hussein Mohammed Abdu al Nashiri had argued that the military was unfairly examining privileged communications between attorneys and their client." No such thing as privileged communications in prisoner of war situation... period,

    January 19, 2012 at 5:30 am | Reply
  12. Change

    al Qaeda is our enemy and the GOPteabags are our domestic enemy. They're the tyrants who go around shooting little ten year old girls while they wave the American flag. They're the infidels who keep spreading their bigotry and hate all across America and dividing this country and returning it half a century back to the Jim Crow era. And with home grown terrorists like the ones we have here, who needs to worry about al Qaeda? After all, they don't retreat, they reload. Let's face it, we're our own eneny.

    January 19, 2012 at 5:27 am | Reply
    • El Cid

      Lighten up Francis.

      January 19, 2012 at 7:18 am | Reply
      • NORMAJEAN123

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I so needed that. Good one. Funny movie.

        January 19, 2012 at 8:15 am |
    • 4th wright

      Wow. So we should only allow ONE political party, and it's the one YOU get to pick? That's "enlightened."

      January 19, 2012 at 7:42 am | Reply
    • Null0

      Who is spreading the bigotry and hatred? Looks like you are doing a pretty good job.

      January 19, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      You're wound just a little tight, aren't you?

      January 19, 2012 at 8:05 am | Reply
    • NORMAJEAN123

      It is 5 am here and you scare me so early in the morning!!!!!!

      January 19, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
      • NORMAJEAN123

        My comment was @ change don't know why it's waaaaay down here?

        January 19, 2012 at 8:17 am |
    • General MacArthur: Mama's Boy

      Always have been. Always will be.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
    • Cedrick

      tigerpawable on November 7, 2011 Not to be a troll, but in my PERSONAL ooiinpn I think neopets is funner when you don't cheat ever 8 seconds. Its funner earning the Neopoints.

      March 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  13. John

    I heard the centerfold was killer.

    January 19, 2012 at 5:18 am | Reply
  14. Change

    The prisoners at Gitmo are not al Qaeda! The al Qaeda regime were killed off in the raid while some escaped into Pakistan. The prisoners at Gitmo are Taliban civilians that the GWB administration detained for no legitimate reasons whatsoever. Sort of like attacking Iraqi for WMD's and then renaming the mission Iraqi Freedom when no WMD's were found. Talking about the worst war crimes of the 21st century!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:06 am | Reply
    • rs1201

      and are you suggesting that these monsters should be released as our highly intelligent President wanted to do? the prisoners at Gitmo don't deserve the time of day. They all plotted to kill or maim Americans...end of story. You don't get to be free once you're caught doing that.

      January 19, 2012 at 5:25 am | Reply
    • sunnyside up

      and i thaught i was the onlyone thinking that

      January 19, 2012 at 6:11 am | Reply
  15. government cheese

    But didn't Joe Biden say that al Qaeda was not our enemy.

    January 19, 2012 at 2:50 am | Reply
    • Duncan

      Actually, no he did NOT say that Al Qaeda is not our enemy. What he said is that Al Qaeda *is* our enemy, not the Taliban. He was making a distinction between the two groups.

      Now I happen to disagree with the VP's assessment of the threat the Taliban poses, but if you plan on regurgitating factoids fed to you by angry talking heads, you may want to source the quote before repeating it...

      In fact, here's a link to a FOX News story on Biden's actual quote. That way you'll know that I'm not using the liberal version of the truth: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/19/white-house-stands-by-biden-statement-that-taliban-isnt-us-enemy/

      January 19, 2012 at 3:37 am | Reply
  16. FU

    Hahaha...pathetic.

    January 19, 2012 at 2:33 am | Reply
  17. mlr

    The POTUS said on the news today.. "oh shoot – so that's where I left my magazine... can someone fly it up for me?

    January 19, 2012 at 1:21 am | Reply
    • TheMendicantTruth

      People like you are the reason why I will vote for President Obama in 2012 and smile when he wins.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:24 am | Reply
      • rs1201

        He won't win...he'll be defeated and thrown out of office as he should be.

        January 19, 2012 at 5:26 am |
  18. ddblah

    I can't imaging how these guys want to destroy the infidel's who made these technologies possible.

    January 19, 2012 at 1:07 am | Reply
    • d-cubed

      Obviously, you don't understand fanatics and you have not read a real translation of Koran. (Forget the Penguin version,. it's junk.) For these fanatics, what is most important is their "purity" which is all about washing and superficial stuff. And they want to obey the rule for every instance of every even in their lives. This has nothing to do with logic. It's about being a fundamentalist nut-case who actually thinks that god wrote koran and sent that psycho mohammed to tell everyone what to do.

      January 19, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
      • Duncan

        I know, right?! How bat-turd insane would someone have to be to believe that their holy book is the word of God! Oh yeah, and also that God sent down a prophet from heaven to teach people about His word! Man, those Muslims will believe ANYTHING!

        January 19, 2012 at 3:43 am |
      • JG

        Why, you'd have to be so insane that you would send an army comprised entirely of women and children to fight a war! A war by which either you convert to our religon or die. Sound familiar?

        January 19, 2012 at 4:42 am |
  19. mfx3

    Well there's a cut-and-dry trial if he ever gets one. See, we can all stop worrying about innocent bystanders being inappropriately held at Gitmo. May they die and rot there.

    January 19, 2012 at 12:49 am | Reply
  20. Fig1024

    "Terror Magazine" – that's really funny
    Maybe we should declare war on journalism

    January 19, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
    • Irishfae

      Too late, The Bush Administration has already done it.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:45 am | Reply
  21. Dave

    We are the United States of America, you are innocent until proven guilty, you shall have a fair trail and if you are PROVEN guilty you should have a swift punishment. Just because you are accused of a terrible crime, that doesnt make you anymore more guilty or innocent, If we were so smart to figure that out at the time of arrest every single time, then why did the person even have a chance to commit it?

    January 19, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • noble

      I agree with most of this...except in certain cases you are guilty from day 1...like the guys who did 9/11 and Gacy and the such...don't waste taxpayer dollars by a long trial, keeping them in prison for years...just take them out back...next!

      January 19, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
    • d-cubed

      Blah, blah, blah, blah. You actually believe this guy didn't do it?

      Personally, i think he should be held as a POW and subject to those rules. Detention without trial until hostilities cease – end of story. What's with this trial garbage?

      January 19, 2012 at 1:20 am | Reply
      • noble

        In cases where it positive...no trial...just kill them...

        January 19, 2012 at 1:38 am |
    • Irishfae

      US citizens should have the rights granted by the constitution.An American citizen involved in being a traitor to his country, should have these rights. Foreign nationals are committing acts of war and should be held as prisoners of war, therefore they are entitled to the rights of the Geneva convention, not the US constitution.

      January 19, 2012 at 3:48 am | Reply
  22. ivyleagueiq

    It's only a matter of time before the ACLU and Democrats provide their support to the prisoner saying America violated their rights. LMAO. Thank you and good night....fools. Ha

    January 19, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
    • Flipper_Bat

      Right on !!! It mjay not be inevitable but it certainly is essential !!!

      January 19, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Blackfeetboy

      lol, good one. You do know CNN is a hate blog for the far left so you'll probably get a lot of nonsensical unintelligent responses.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Dave

      If they were violated, then they were violated. It's blind justice.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:36 am | Reply
  23. Flipper_Bat

    Considering the contextual distortions that envelope the issue and its surrounding geopolitical ramifications, I am cautiously reserved but not hopeless that in some corner of our collective awareness, the essence of the meaning of this issue will begin to permeate our thoughts and actions and consequently, our very being will transition into a region of enhanced awareness with a form of empathetic synergy that will lessen the weight placed on us by the considerable forces of history and chance. Perception is not our enemy but allies can be fickle.

    January 19, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
  24. noble

    I have a better idea...seriously why are we even giving them a trial...let's just wipe them from the planet along with many of the countries they came from...We need MORE punishmet, MORE harsh interrorgation techniques, and MORE rules for them...America needs to stop being so nice and kind to everyone...we are a laughing stock because we take so much crap and are too nice...

    For instance...Iran...put it like this...

    Stop the nuclear crap or we wipe you from the Earth...and when they don't stop....wipe them from the Earth...NEXT!

    January 19, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
    • George

      Why would we give you a trial? You sound dangerous!

      January 19, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
      • noble

        I don't break any laws, so I should be fine...I am disappointed with how soft we have become as a nation. Too many liberal hippies taking this country down with them. We need to be more hardline with countries and criminals...period.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:08 am |
      • Valentijn

        How do we know you aren't breaking any laws, if someone says you are? Gosh, almost sounds like the sort of situation that would require a trial! You know, to determine if you actually did anything illegal.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:28 am |
    • War Criminal General Sherman

      Stalin would've loved you. Hell, you would've made a fine NKVD chief.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:19 am | Reply
      • noble

        Oh stop being so soft and wanting to hug everyone in the world and face the fact that if in fact you were to actually go to a country that hates us you would see that sometimes the only way is force...please go discover the world around you instead of viewing it from the couch.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:33 am |
      • d-cubed

        "Death solves all problems. No man. No problem" – Josef Stalin

        January 19, 2012 at 1:23 am |
      • noble

        I like that quote...makes sense to me.

        January 19, 2012 at 2:10 am |
    • Dave

      You're an idiot as plain as they come. A lot of innocent people would fall victim without a trial to get in anyone way. If you are a US citizen, with that point of view you should just kill yourself now because you are already guilty under your own logic.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
      • noble

        If they are innocent they are given a chance to prove it. Seriously, stop hugging trees.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:35 am |
      • JG

        Hate speech is illegal, you know. Looks like Noble will be next on the cooker after all the evil arabs are toast.

        January 19, 2012 at 4:45 am |
  25. George

    Free speach! Sorry you don't like it!

    January 19, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
    • War Criminal General Sherman

      Tyrants seldom do.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:20 am | Reply
  26. us1776

    Close this Gitmo. It violates everything we stand for.

    .

    January 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Reply
    • George

      100 % agree. Children were tortured at this place!

      January 19, 2012 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • Darwin

        ...and furry little kittens had their whiskers melted with a lighter too! Hyperbole? Maybe?

        January 19, 2012 at 12:55 am |
    • noble

      It violates everything you stand for...to me it is part of war and is a necessity...I am okay with it.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
      • Draft Dodger Newt

        The defendants at Nuremburg sang that same song, too.

        "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a bible." – Upton Sinclair.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:58 am |
    • rs1201

      if they close Gitmo, then I would suggest that all the thugs in there be moved right next door to you and your family.

      January 19, 2012 at 5:28 am | Reply
  27. Lee

    "Prosecutors say the experts, called a Privilege Review Team, do not read the mail, they simply make sure it contains not physical contraband such as a knife and no informational contraband like a map of Guantanamo Bay." Anyone actually believe that? I find it amazing that they would even consider opening attorney/client mail without a court order based on probably cause that something illegal is being done. These people really need to be tried in a civilian court, not a military one, where we can all see that justice is in fact being done. Justice we supposedly believe in not some kangeroo court.

    January 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Reply
    • George

      100 % agree.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
    • mickey1313

      I agree that we should close gitmo, it is illigal. owever, while open, it is imune from the laws they are citeing here. These terrorists do not have rights. That is why we need to bring them to america and use the real law to try them, so the world sees that it was done by the books. But prisoners should not get mail anyway. They should be doing 12 hours a day ultra hard/dangerous labor.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • d-cubed

      How is this a civilian court matter? This was a military attack on a military vessel in a foreign port.

      They should just be held as POWs until hostilities are over. That will be never, so ...
      It's not complicated. We just make it complicated.

      January 19, 2012 at 1:25 am | Reply
    • Rule of Law

      Agree 100%. This is a kangaroo court. and CDR Lockhart is one of the most unethical people to ever disgrace the uniform. I wouldn't put it past her to have planted that magazine herself as a pretext to get a peek at the defense's mail. It's par for the course with some of the other shady things she's done.

      January 25, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
  28. Draft Dodger Newt

    The inmates finally gave up on trying to smuggle in 'Blue Boy', Honcho' and 'Mandate'. Something to do with the pages constantly being glued shut by the guards.

    January 18, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Reply
  29. Sharp

    Criminal charges for the lawyer who smuggled in the magazine might put a stop to the nonsense.

    January 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
  30. Joe Gets

    Americans should eat shit and die. It was one of ours that let in that magazine for a couple of bucks.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
    • Fat Bastard

      Mmmmmmmm.........that sounds delicious!

      January 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Charles

      You have issues

      January 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Reply
    • ram

      Logically, you are correct. Who else? Was Khadaffy on a trip to that island? Perhaps, Miami folks can blame it on Castro's regime...and america will be all ears.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      that is because americans watch and learn from there leaders (regan, nixon, bush, bush) so we are evil greedy duschebags

      January 19, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
  31. Jesus - The Blond Haired, Blue Eyed White Guy

    Can't we all just get along?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  32. coliln

    Wait, there's a terrorist magazine? Do you get a sneaker phone with subscription?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Reply
  33. george lewis

    I don't think it is right to censure the mail. I know that one of the chief problems is that attorney client privilege is being compromised but a military tribunal doesn't have to follow these rules. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND why all this hoodoo about finding a copy of "inspire"..unless there is a bomb hidden inside. Maybe he wants to spank his monkey while looking at the centerfolds of the 72 virgins..what harm is there in that..we are a free country and what is a magazine going to change.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Reply
    • Charles

      I think it highlights the fact that legal mail needs to be screened better because things are getting in from lawyers that are not allowed and hidden behind the attorney-client rules. The magazine is just one example.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      gitmo is in cuba you turdmuncher

      January 19, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
  34. Joshua

    I thought obama was supposed to close gitmo? .................................................

    January 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
    • ram

      He and 156 others in the Senate were whipped into shape by the big A association on behalf of Israel. Wow! democracy like ours is what the world should adopt!

      January 18, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        big A association? what are you talking about?

        January 19, 2012 at 12:28 am |
  35. BrofromtheO

    I tried to search more info on Inspire Magazine. But. Wikipedia was down. THANKS A LOT BIN LADEN!!!

    January 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Reply
  36. Jeremy

    We are hypocrite imperialists who are drunk on our own power. This country will fall from within just as Lenin predicted.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • Maclean & Maclean

      Not if Ringo has anything to say about it.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
    • FFFF

      Blah blah blah...not in our lifetime dude....another apologist, self hating, white american....

      January 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Reply
    • Mark9988

      Lenin? He's the guy whose system has been so successful around the world, right? That Lenin?

      January 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Reply
      • ram

        Yes. the same guy who ploughed lots of money into big business (in Russia?) and assumed equity holder status...T'is a socialist policy.

        January 18, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
    • Joe

      Lenin wasn't so good at predicting, methinks.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
      • ram

        Neither was Rumsvelt...(not so sure how to spell that name i so long wanted to forget) nor Bush.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:01 am |
  37. Carl, Secaucus, NJ

    Are we afraid the magazine might inspire them to become terrorists or something...? I don't get it. It's like being concerned that a copy of Entertainment Tonight was found at the Oscars.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  38. allah

    kill all muslims

    January 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  39. Eric

    Just 1 question...Why the hell are detainees getting mail? these are terrorists

    January 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Reply
    • Maclean & Maclean

      If they're getting my mail, how come they never write back?

      January 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply
    • WAKE UP AMERICA

      NOT ONLY DO THEY GET MAIL, THEY GET TO WATCH TV, READ NEWSPAPERS, PLAY PLAYSTATION (NOT MW2 THO LOL), BOOKS, GAMES, THEY EAT WHAT THEY WANT... AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS... .. DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED...

      January 18, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
      • Draft Dodger Newt

        ........too late.

        January 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • realist

      Probably get HBO too.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
      • Draft Dodger Newt

        I'll bet they're fans of 'Oz'.

        January 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
    • mickey1313

      thank you, ive been asking this for years.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
  40. Andrew

    Dude! That is f@#ing hilarious! IN GITMO!! LOL!!!

    January 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  41. Dark Marcsun

    We detain them for a decade without a trial and they want to kill us now? Shocker. We had a more efficient system of justice for Nazi war criminals for crying out loud and they turned people into purses.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      But in the 70 years since the end of WW-II we have been subverted by limp wrist ACLU lawyers.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        it is fact that the United states "created" Al-quada. It is fact we trained them. It is fact we knew what they were planning, and aided them in the task. So how are they criminals? That are all CIA operatives.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:33 am |
  42. alfranken

    If you enforce random cavity checks on the military guards in front of the prisoners that allowed that to slip in - that would solve the problem. It had to be a guard that got bribed.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      I'm sure it was in the ACLU lawyers handbag.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  43. Mohammad

    Erections lasting longer than 4 hours though rare require immediate medical help!

    January 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • Tea and Sodomy

      That's what the guards are for.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  44. HughMungus

    Well what do you think a terrorist mast urbates to, Penthouse?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      "Play Camel" and "Burka Illustrated"

      January 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Reply
    • bubbleubble

      hughmungus: At your mom obviously.

      January 19, 2012 at 2:47 am | Reply
  45. krozar

    So that's where Moleman left his reading material.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  46. The King

    Right, a terrorist magazine is found on Gitmo where the "terrorists" are brought there in chains, with nothing. In other news, republicans are trying to get an oil pipe line built from Canada to the Gulf because they care about creating jobs for the middle class. Is this 2003 again?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • Charles

      Actually, their lawyers bring in items that are supposed to be legal items that they have pitched a fit for the military going through.

      January 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  47. dale

    Did you ever watch Hogan's heroes

    January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • Blasterific

      Shultzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      January 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  48. Joe

    Um, how about the US gov't gets their hands on the subscriber list instead of sending troops to around the world?

    January 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      They might need to PAY wikileaks to get it for them. Our government is too inept to do it themselves.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  49. Steve Lyons

    Change? I hope they change to a policy of inspecting every sheet of every document sent into and out of the facility. These people are intent on harming the US and those of us that call it home. They should have been executed on the battlefield and we would NOT be having this discussion.

    January 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
    • bubbleubble

      maybe they are intent on harming the US because the US has kept them in prison and tortured them for the past 10 years without giving them any reason to except that they were "caught in the battlefield". Put a dog in a cage, starve it and torture it, then release it and see if its gonna play fetch with you.

      January 19, 2012 at 2:49 am | Reply
  50. Portland tony

    Good God, I suppose security is afraid if they get too many magazines they'll stack em up and jump the fence. Ludicrous, I'm sure there's a coded message in each magazine. Quit jerking the accused, the defense, the American people around. Get on with the trials...hang the guilty ....send the rest back where they started. Give each a pocket full of cash and thank them for their time!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  51. DC

    we plant the magazine...then we can keep those guys indefinitely.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
    • Steve Lyons

      Why hasn't the "Second Coming of Muhammad" aka Black_Barry Obama, told his followers to lay down their arms and be all peaceful like?

      January 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Reply
      • Eric of Reseda

        Yeah, that Black_Barry is a real ally of the terrorists. That's why Osama got a bullet in the eye, and why even the most Conservative military guys say this President has made one right move after another in hunting down and killing Osama's operatives. What did Dubya do? Oh yeah, he botched the whole thing and let Osama get away at Tora Bora and doomed us to far more war and expense then we could afford.

        January 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
      • mickey1313

        I hope all raceists get hanged from the trees that your kin used to hang minorities on. If I met you in person, I would end you.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:37 am |
  52. John

    Wow, Terrorists have their own freaking magazine.. People will publish anything these days.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
    • Upton Sinclair

      Yes, it's called the Washington Post.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
      • Steve Lyons

        Priceless ! ! ! !

        I would have said the DNC talking points memo.

        They published "Dreams of my Father" didn't they?

        January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  53. longfellow

    Seriously how does a copy of a terror mag makes it way on to Gitmo. I think that will be the interesting part. Something does not sound quite right with this one.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
    • me138

      it made its way in the same way drugs make it into prison, a guard brought it in its not that hard to figure out.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Reply
      • orrigionalbettina

        The guards, the attorneys, the chaplin...

        January 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
      • Charles

        Attorneys smuggle stuff in

        January 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
    • Dude in Colorado

      I'd say it's 50/50 a plant or was brought in by a bribed USMC Guard... But then what the hell would a "detainee" at Gitmo have to bribe a USMC Guard with?! Hmmmm, maybe lets make that 70/30 favoring this mag being a plant.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Reply
      • Charles

        How about there are no Marine guards. Get a clue

        January 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm |
      • mickey1313

        for your detractor, you fing fool, every single person (american) there is milatary. Maybe not a jarhead, but a camoed thug none the less. You want to know how the mag got there, a gard probibly traded it for some good sloppy head.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:40 am |
    • bubbleubble

      Fedex.

      January 19, 2012 at 2:50 am | Reply
  54. James

    'Iran war could end life on earth'
    US warnings to Israel for not attacking Iran is to avoid responsibility for the war Washington has prepared, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Paul Craig Roberts wrote in an article on Global Research.
    "If the war gets out of hand, and if Russia and China intervene or nukes start flying, Washington wants the blame to rest on Israel, and Israel seems willing to accept the blame," Craig Roberts said.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad

      Why do you think the never again Jewish state has hundreds of nukes and delivery heads capable of reaching the US, Europe, China and Russia! I despise the French for giving them such a horrible weapon.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
      • mickey1313

        it matters not at all, the US has anti balistic missle satelite systems anyway, anyone shoots at us and they are fubar

        January 19, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • Portland tony

      There are too many rich and powerful people who would get hurt in an all out war. It's not gonna happen!

      January 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  55. Maclean & Maclean

    What? – No 'Volkischer Beobachter'? No 'Der Sturmer'?

    January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
  56. John Glad

    Gah, what next? Just when I thought Gitmo's exaltation of the trivial could not reach a more dismal level, this theater of the absurd becomes ... even more absurd. The guy who refused to comment may have been the smartest one there. An accused terrorist, locked up for somewhere close to a decade, has "Jihadist" literature in his cell? Can't have that! Gitmo is supposed to rehabilitate him. By confining him for decades without a trial. Welcome to Amerika.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • Draft Dodger Newt

      Land of the freak, home of depraved.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Reply
  57. Mohammad

    Porn.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  58. Manto

    I hate islam with a passion for misleading Earthlings

    January 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
    • Mohammad

      You are one Hell of an earthling!

      January 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • GoRemote

      You're talking about people that would decapitate you for singing Kumbaya........

      January 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • me138

      I hate all religion for that exact same reason.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      all thiests spew the same evil, christian jewish or muslem, fry them all.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
  59. Joe Brown

    Perhaps they were expected to pick up a guitar and sing Kumbayah while they were held without charges indefinitely???

    January 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Reply
    • Bryce

      Are you supporting these murderous scum bags?

      January 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Reply
      • Dorkus

        Bryce, I accuse you of terrorism. I have no evidence, but a friend of yours told me as much, and I only had to pay him $250 for the information. Please report to Gitmo immediately. You are not being charged with any crime, just accused, so you do not have any rights. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

        January 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
      • suleimanthemagnificent

        Murderers eh? The U.S. has vaporized more innocent civilians than those poor fools in gitmo could waggle their beards at. Whether you commit mass murder in the name of Islam, or mass murder in the name of democracy, you're still just another mass murderer. And when you start depriving your fellow murderers of their rights under law, the laws that your country is supposedly founded on... You just blur the distinctions between you and them even further.

        January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm |
    • GoRemote

      You're talking about people that would decapitate you for singing Kumbayah........

      January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
    • ali

      bryce. get your head out of your fecalorifice and realize that these guys have been held without charge and you just passed judgement on them. without proof! remember that gitmo released 3/4ths of its inmates because they couldnt figure out ways to hold them longer since. again. they had no proof...

      January 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
  60. Manto

    Muhammad read the Holy Bible before founding islam. He only copied things which he understood. The rest was too difficult for him. I wish he copied stuff from Mayan religion not the Bible, because copying from the Bible somehow legitimized Islam, with all it's brutality

    January 18, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
    • Atlantan

      If you knew anything about Muhammad, you would know that he did not know how to read until the Gabriel went before him and gave him that power.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Reply
      • Bryce

        Isn't that special.

        January 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
      • mickey1313

        you believe in angels? Tard

        January 19, 2012 at 12:46 am |
  61. Animenut

    Big deal is right. End this embarrassing mistake left over from the previous administration. This is going to be put up forever as an example of how the US talks a good show, but doesn't always live up to their own preachings. China, Iran, Syria and Cuba have secret detention cells that people disappear in forever. Why keep company with them.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Reply
  62. goodegyptian

    the bible is too gay to read for everyone. it's the worst fairy tale book ever created in the mankind history. read something bloody and brutal it makes it interesting to read. come on people, it's called freedom of speech! bloody and brutal magazines do NOT kill or torture readers. it doesnt even bite! it's all about entertainment, you gullible people !

    January 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
    • Skipper

      Humpy Dumpty was pretty lame too and just as ridiculous....

      January 18, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  63. Hillary 2012

    OBAMA THE FACE OF FAIL IS BEING REVEALED AGAIN

    January 18, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Reply
    • Joe Brown

      GRAMMAR FAIL

      January 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Reply
    • muhron

      The military failed. They are supposed to secure the prison from contraband, not the President. I don't hear you criticizing them... Duh...

      January 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Reply
    • me138

      no way hilliary in 2012 she is a liar and for no good reason.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      Perhaps we should allow these detainees to take up residency in your home!

      January 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Reply
      • Draft Dodger Newt

        Well, at least I know they won't eat all the bacon and drink all the beer.

        January 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
    • mickey1313

      are all obama haters as stupid as you? You do know there is this small thing, 2 actually that prevent him from doing whatever he wishes, that is the house and the senete

      January 19, 2012 at 12:48 am | Reply
  64. vinny

    Sounds like someone is getting served pork chops for dinner for a week.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  65. mahmoud el-darwish

    Terror mag found in Gitmo cell. It was probably planted to create a media story🙂

    January 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
    • ali

      likely. can't trust these itmo types. afterall they've been holding onto people for no reason for decades.

      January 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Reply
      • Charles

        Yeah, because the military is the force behind keeping them there. Politicians make those choices.

        January 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
    • Dennis

      The magazine should be planted in a body cavity of the detainee(terrorist)

      January 18, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Reply
  66. Tony

    I was just searching on the word Jihad too. Am I in trouble now? I am from the former Soviet Union and this behavior is like communism. You cant read what you want, you cant watch what you want. Do you guys see some similarities as well or is it just me? The Governments should know they cant control what people think or read or their ends will be like the Communists, just because we live in an information age it is impossible to impose that period.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Reply
    • Upton Sinclair

      Makes you yearn for the good old days of Tass and Pravda, I'll bet.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      its prison, they should have no belongings, not just in gitmo, but in any jail above county lockup. read when freed, not while sitting on the taxpayer (my) dime.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
  67. Mark

    Does "inspire" give away a football phone? I didnt think so. Take that al Qaeda!!!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Reply
  68. John Smith

    (Terrified wingnuts ranting against Obama above)

    January 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  69. kathy

    Maybe it was a supplemental that comes with national geographic.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Reply
  70. Christopher

    C'mon guys, everyone knows those "Jihad Forum" stories are all made up. And those glossy photos of the 21 virgins? Totally photoshopped.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • Maclean & Maclean

      Dear "Jihad Forum", you'll never believe what happened to me the other day while I was killing the infidels...........

      January 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  71. chippy1

    how about a subscription to MAD magazine?

    January 18, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  72. mtowner

    Yeah..this is BIG news...oh good grief

    January 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  73. JT

    At least it's no worse than the Bible that they are reading. I'm not sure which is more bloody.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
    • Manto

      I know you mean the koran

      January 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Reply
      • alex

        debateable.

        January 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • mickey1313

      the 3 most brutal peices of writing ever pened: the torah, the new testament, and the koran. There is no compairason.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:52 am | Reply
  74. Islamism

    IIt will be a wonderful, joyous day when all Islamists have been eradicated from the earth.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
    • Manto

      This so-called religion is fake coming from a violent Muhammad almost 700 yrs after the physical departure of Jesus Christ. They wanna be antagonistic, no substance at all. They dont tell us anything we dont know

      January 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  75. Draft Dodger Newt

    Wanna give 'em something subversive to read? – Throw 'em a bible.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Reply
    • Jackyankee

      maybe your family history would do just as well

      January 18, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  76. Schmeal

    Yah, let's keep them in prison for reading something. What have we come to?

    January 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Flyboy7588

      Hey Schmeal. Those individuals you seem so concerned about are in prison because they are Islamic murdering savages. Got it, pal? I see you took an overdose of stupid pills today, eh Schmeal?

      January 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  77. Roy

    Why are these people still alive? The privilege of breathing, eating and excreting body waste should not be bestowed upon sub-human vermin as these. Obama kinfolk will take over this planet unless the good people unite.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      Then it looks like ROY should be on their eradication hit list to stop this takeover.

      January 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      if you are secular: then "all men are created equal", if youa re a thiest: "judge not least ye be judged, and let he who is without sin cast the first stone." take your pick.

      January 19, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply
  78. lovethedifferentcommentsystemsCNN

    so they found a copy of national review?

    January 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Draft Dodger Newt

      Hahahaha!

      January 18, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Reply
  79. IrishYank2

    And that's why they need to stay in there.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  80. Dave

    Pretty much proves the guy who had the magazine in his cell is a threat. Close Gitmo? Hell no!

    January 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
  81. mr peabody

    there goes freedom of speech

    January 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Reply
    • Jackyankee

      well, your mouth is still flapping and its free

      January 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Reply
  82. Johnny Five

    haha! The people running this place are such a bunch of schmucks...

    January 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Reply
    • Charles

      Look to your politicians who tell the guards they can't search legal mail

      January 18, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
  83. Wanderer81

    Better than a Playboy I guess...that Lohan spread was tired and shameless on the part of Lidnsey, Hef, and the photographer.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Reply
    • chippy1

      you actually spent good money on that?

      January 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Reply
      • Maclean & Maclean

        I spent perfectly good seed over that.

        January 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm |
      • mickey1313

        shoplifted it from B&N, I was cerous, but couldnt bear to spend the money.

        January 19, 2012 at 12:56 am |
  84. Mike

    Big Deal

    January 18, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply

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