Christian Science Monitor: Supreme Court case: Can terror suspect in US be held indefinitely?
US officials suspect Marri was sent to America by Osama bin Laden to carry out a second wave of terror attacks after the 9/11 attacks. They say he was plotting to wreak havoc on the US financial system by hacking into bank and other databases. In addition, he received Al Qaeda training in the use of poisons, according to the government.
Yes, the terrorists succeeded. Again. Here we were preparing for another 9/11-style attack by taking our shoes off at airports while the terrorists had already moved on to their next target. They were busy plotting to wreck havoc on our financial system by hacking into bank and other databases. Well, our financial system is pretty much wrecked and, as far as we know, we’ve received absolutely no assistance from al-Qaeda in that regards. Turns out, these terrorists wasted their time. Instead of attending terrorist boot camp and earning a poisons merit badge, the terrorists should have been busy wielding a pen in hand and filling out mortgage applications. That’s how you wreck a financial system. No need to resort to exotic avenues when low tech solutions work perfectly.
Here’s the docket sheet.