Guantanamo smoke detector? No, a listening device
March 11th, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Guantanamo smoke detector? No, a listening device

By Larry Shaughnessy

Attorney-client privilege is a bedrock legal principle.

But on Monday, a U.S. military commission released a photo of what appeared to be an ordinary smoke detector on the ceiling of a room where attorneys met with terror detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The smoke detector was actually a listening device that could have been used to eavesdrop on conversations that were supposed to be private.

But the Miami Herald reported that one of the top military lawyers for the Gitmo detention facility said he looked into the matter as soon as he learned about it and found that no one was listening in on privileged conversations.

A military judge hearing the case against accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others ordered the photo released.

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  4. George Patton

    I am in favor of hiding listening bugs up their ass

    March 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Reply
  5. Joe

    These people are TERRORISTS- there should be NO place where they can congregate that is NOT monitored PERIOD.

    March 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Reply
  6. Thomas Smith

    Smoke detector? This is a photo of exactly what it appears to be, a ceiling mounted POE security camera and microphone. It's only a conspiracy if your are ignorant or a moron.

    March 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  7. Sgt. Rock

    I am wondering why the editor thought this was important enough to publish. CNN must be running out of stories.

    March 12, 2013 at 8:49 am | Reply
  8. michaelfury

    Has the "9/11 mastermind" confessed to this yet?

    March 12, 2013 at 8:13 am | Reply
  9. dadguy

    I don't see a microphone, to you see a microphone?
    carry on.

    March 12, 2013 at 3:22 am | Reply
  10. George Patton

    so what?

    March 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Reply
  11. 1371usmc

    Who cares?????? those animals only have one right left and that's to pay with their lives for the murder of Americans. Ever word that is said should be used against them no matter who it was said too.

    March 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Reply

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