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U.S. charges Canadian Gitmo detainee with murder, spying

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The U.S. military filed a murder charge Tuesday against the Canadian son of an alleged al-Qaida financier, who was captured at age 15 in Afghanistan and has spent almost five years at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Omar Khadr, now 20, allegedly joined the Taliban in Afghanistan and threw a grenade that killed a U.S. Green Beret soldier in July 2002. He was captured as he lay wounded after that firefight, at an al-Qaida compound in eastern Afghanistan.

The U.S. military charged him with murder, attempted murder, providing support to terrorism, conspiracy and spying under rules for military trials adopted last year and first used to try David Hicks, the Australian sentenced to nine months in prison after pleading guilty.

The military said the Toronto-born Khadr would be arraigned within 30 days. He faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/04/25/news/breaking_news/doc462f2457ce329018841415.txt

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Innocent, no doubt

Like all the rest of those poor little victims of US Imperialism. Set him free!

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give it a rest

nobody said that all Gitmo prisoners are innocent...


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Untrue

At least one person said exactly that, right here a couple of weeks ago, and others have said similar things.

Give it a rest, Jonah.

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Here...
LINK

You didn't slap down this person, did you?
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Many - in fact, most

is not ALL

nobody said that all Gitmo prisoners are innocent..

At least one person said exactly that,

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Neither did I ...
the rest of those poor little victims of US Imperialism.

I suppose it's possible, according to some critics, that SOME of those prisoners are NOT victims of US Imperialism?

Maybe.

Why not discuss the story instead of hassling me?

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