The author noted that although using torture to secure self-incrimination has been impermissible in Anglo-American law for centuries, the US government is blatantly breaking that law by using torture and secret evidence to incriminate people opposed to its policies. “The US government relies on secret evidence in its cases against alleged terrorists, claiming that national security would be threatened if the evidence were revealed. This is abject nonsense…that presenting evidence against a terrorist jeopardizes the national security of the United States,” he pointed out. “To the contrary, not presenting evidence jeopardizes the security of each and every one of us. Once the government can convict defendants on the basis of secret evidence, even the concept of a fair trial will disappear,” Roberts said.
The analyst also slammed the US judicial system for remaining silent on the distortion of the Anglo-American law by the governments of former US President George W. Bush, and his successor, Barack Obama.
“Through lies and fabrications - which he intends to use in his election campaign - president Obama’s carefully scripted speech upholds a world of total fantasy, in which ‘bad guys’ are lurking and ‘plotting acts of terror’,” Chossudovsky added.
While bin Laden was both recruited and protected by the CIA, in his address, Obama said, “It was here, in Afghanistan, where Osama bin Laden established a safe haven for his terrorist organization.”
Obama further said, “It was here, in Afghanistan, where al-Qaeda brought new recruits, trained them, and plotted acts of terror;” however, the commentator says, the members of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) were recruited and trained by the CIA.
In his speech, the US president added that, “It was here, from within these borders, that al-Qaeda launched the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children.” But Chossudovsky draws attention to the fact that, to this date, there is no evidence that al-Qaeda was involved in the 9/11 attacks.
Furthermore, as confirmed by CBS News, on September 10, 2001, bin Laden had been admitted to a Pakistani military hospital in Rawalpindi.