Friday, May 05, 2006

Thank God It's Friday!

DISCOURAGED FORWARD! Junior Cape Crusaders Worldwide and our new trusty side-kick Psychotic and Homicidal Lynn Thomas of COWS BLOG!

Thanks God It's Friday! Thank God We are Free! Thanks to the Men and Women of the United States Military!

Well Junior Cape Crusaders! You knew it was going to happen! Yep Caraballo is suing the USG for Jackbo and Bennettboand himself! But as the old saying goes.... " a man who represents himself has a fool for a client and a fool for a lawyer"! Of course the Judge in this suit ain't the sharpest critter sitting on the bench today and if what has been reported in the this story is true and accurate and knowing the Associated Press it ain't ... the Judge is border-lining getting himself disqualified from the case.

Of course Carabolla has about as much of a chance to prove he was acting as an "official reporter" covering Jackbo's scam, as Jackbo has getting out of prison tomorrow. But its a good ploy.... Carabolla has a better chance than any lawyer does since he can play the poor mis-treated wounded so-called journo who was abused by the Afghan's and the USG.... However this is not about righting a wrong its about one thing.... P R E S S! P R E S S and P R E S S! .... Here we go the media circus now begins! Of course the AP Editor who wrote this G A R B A G E is an flaming idiot but what else is new coming from the AP! It's all bull! Well it could be worse it could be coming from CARLOTTA GALL and the NY Times where pasteurized manure is manufactured......It's going to be interesting....

But boy's and girl's don't worry this suit is over even before it started......

American Sues U.S. Over Afghanistan Arrest

An American released Sunday after serving time in Afghanistan on charges of torturing people in an illegal jail appeared in federal court Thursday to press a lawsuit that accuses the State Department and FBI of instigating his arrest and conviction.Edward Caraballo, a freelance cameraman, told U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan that he wants to act as his own lawyer in a lawsuit that challenges the U.S. government's role in the criminal case brought in Afghanistan against him and two other Americans.

Caraballo, who claims he was making a movie about the war on terrorism, served nearly two years in prison in Afghanistan after being convicted in 2004 by an Afghan court. Jonathan ``Jack'' Idema, a former Green Beret who served prison time in the United States for fraud, and Brent Bennett, another former U.S. military member, also were convicted and remain incarcerated in Afghanistan. During their trial in Afghanistan, the Americans maintained the U.S. government knew about their efforts to round up terrorists and authorized the jail run by Idema and Bennett. But U.S. officials denied those claims and said the jail was not part of the U.S. hunt for terrorists.

The three Americans and an Afghan who worked with them filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court here that also challenges the conditions of their confinement in an Afghan prison. Idema is serving a five-year sentence and Bennett is serving a three-year sentence.Sullivan said Thursday that he tried but failed to find lawyers willing to represent Bennett and Zorro Rasuli Banderas, an Afghan who worked with the Americans, for free in their civil lawsuit here. Last year, an Afghan appeals court ordered Banderas' release. But he chose to remain in prison with Idema. Sullivan said it is ``a sad commentary on this country'' that he could find no lawyers willing to take the case at the universities and legal clinics he contacted for help. The judge did not identify the schools or clinics he contacted.

During the brief hearing, Sullivan suggested that Caraballo's claims might now be moot since he has been released. But the judge said he won't decide until a U.S. government attorney and Caraballo have a chance to make their arguments on the issue.Ori Lev, a Justice Department lawyer, said the government believes the judge has no jurisdiction to hear the case because the Americans were convicted and incarcerated by a foreign country.Sullivan assured Caraballo he will be treated fairly. ``You are in America now. You have rights,'' the judge said.As Caraballo left the courtroom, Sullivan asked how long he had been away from the United States.``Two years,'' Caraballo answered.

``Welcome back,'' Sullivan said.

05/04/06 13:36 EDT


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