Padilla Indicted

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    Dirty Bomb Suspect Padilla Indicted

    By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON - Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held without charges for more than three years on suspicion of plotting a "dirty bomb" attack in this country, has been indicted on three counts alleging he conspired to "murder, maim and kidnap" people overseas.

    The indictment naming Padilla and four others was unsealed Tuesday after being returned last week by a federal grand jury in Miami. While the charges allege Padilla was part of a U.S.-based terrorism conspiracy, they do not include the government's earlier allegations that he planned to carry out attacks in America.

    "The indictment alleges that Padilla traveled overseas to train as a terrorist with the intention of fighting a violent jihad," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a news conference. Gonzales declined to comment on why none of the allegations involving attacks in America were included in the indictment.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051122/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/enemy_combatant_indicted
     
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    Here's one on the legalities end of it. I guess the Patriot Act is good for somethings, ya think?:

    http://counterterror.typepad.com/the_counterterrorism_blog/2005/11/jose_padillas_n.html
     
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    Not surprised. In a way it is, they are not going to give out the information they have regarding anything connected with radiological devices, which would happen if they included the charges. They had til Monday, before this would have gone to the SCOTUS. I can see why they chose charges that still could result in life imprisonment.
     
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    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2005/11/what_you_dont_k.html



     

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