Wednesday, October 17, 2007

'Lawyers for Terror' - New York Post looks at anti-Blackwater attorneys

"A legal group with a four-decade record of aiding and abetting terrorists, spies and cop-killers is suing" Blackwater for the September 16 Nisoor Square tragedy in Baghdad, accoding to an op-ed in the New York Post. "Joining it is an Egyptian attorney who has been representing what the US Treasury Department calls a fund-raising operation for al Qaeda."

The column, by Center for Security Policy Vice President Michael Waller, exhumes the skeletons from the closets of the Center for Constitutional Rights and its president, Michael Ratner, to show their decades-long legal and propaganda efforts on behalf of terrorists, murderers of FBI agents and police officers, and Soviet spies.

The column also links pro-terrorist attorney Ratner to Jeremy Scahill, author of an inflammatory if partially accurate book about Blackwater, showing how the lawyer and writer worked together in opposition to ousting Serbian war criminal Slobodan Milosevic.

This blog covered part of the group's record, and that of lawyer Shereef Hadi Akeel, when the suit was announced last week. The New York Post is the first newspaper known to have published that record since Ratner announced the suit.

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