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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 10:20 am  |  27 responses

Gitmo Prisoner’s Low Opinion of LeBron James Was Considered ‘Top Secret’


Even people being held at Gitmo feel bad for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. According to the lawyer of one prisoner, his view of LeBron James was considered “Top Secret” by the U.S. government for quite some time. From Reuters: “The incident was disclosed by Navy Lieutenant Commander Kevin Bogucki, a defense lawyer for Yemeni defendant Ramzi Binalshibh, one of five prisoners charged with orchestrating the September 11 plot to crash hijacked commercial planes into U.S. buildings. Bogucki said another of his Guantanamo prisoner clients, former CIA captive Muhammed Rahim, wrote a note criticizing the National Basketball Association star’s decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in 2010. ‘LeBron James is a very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland,’ Bogucki quoted the note as saying. Rahim has not been charged with a crime but because he was previously held and interrogated by the CIA, his communications are subject to restrictions similar to those of the alleged September 11 plotters – every word they write or utter is presumed to be ‘Top Secret’ unless a government Security Classification Review Team declares them safe for public release. ‘It took that classification authority approximately two months to determine that my client’s opinion of LeBron James did not pose a grievous threat to national security,’ said Bogucki, who did not indicate when the note was written. Defense lawyers say the security restrictions are overbroad and impair their ability to prepare a defense in a case that could end with their clients’ execution. The defendants, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the hijacked plane attacks that killed 2,976 people in the United States in 2001, are charged in the Guantanamo tribunal with conspiring with al Qaeda, attacking civilians and civilian targets, murder in violation of the laws of war, destruction of property, hijacking and terrorism. Security restrictions surrounding their trial are a key topic at a weeklong pretrial hearing this week at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.”

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  • Max

    Oh dear…

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    Lol seriously?! This is a bit wild

  • bike

    Sooner or later it’s bound to come out that Bin Laden did not approve of The Decision either.

  • tigerJK

    Lebron James is a bad man. He’s a very very bad man. He come to my house and kick my dog… and now my dog needs surgery

  • Jio

    What did I just read?

  • hushabomb

    @Bike. So Bin Laden didn’t approve of “The Decision” so they sent in Navy SEALS to kill him???

  • http://twitter.com/KingofKushSmoke PimpMaster of yo Hoe

    So in other words LeBron haters are terrorists

  • Drig

    dafaq????

  • M Cho

    Heat vs. Al Quaeda – make it happen, Stern!

  • Redd

    Wait..this is happening? Oh lawd, this is very wild. Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Todd-Brock/1430850024 Todd Brock

    Man this is a bunch of nonsense, y did i read this. Article was stupid, yea we have people who killed 2000+ people calling lebron a bad man. No dummy u r the bad man
    Man this is a bunch of nonsense, y did i read this. Article was stupid, yea we have people who killed 2000+ people calling lebron a bad man. No dummy u r the bad man

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  • Jerome

    You just read that your government holds, and tortures, people without any reason; not that there is a good reason to torture anyone. Ever. If these “prisoners” were allowed to communicate with the outside world, then people might change their tune about Gitmo and the thousands of other places like it around the world, where people are held without due process. Everyone has the right to a fair trial. I wonder how many die while being held in these illegal facilities? Probably more than 2,976.

  • partick

    not charged with a crime lol? why don’t they release him them? isn’t that how law and order works lol?

  • Brahsef

    The hate for Bron knows no bounds

  • Avery Smith

    Osouthbeach Bin LeBron

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    good job U.S.A. Putting our tax dollars to great use I can see

  • Chukaz

    dude your dog needs operation, not surgery. other than that, ur comment was priceless…

  • Chukaz

    that would be epic. I can picture obama taking to his people “Bin Laden disapproves of The Decision. That’s not acceptable. 1st he murders thousands of Americans, now he’s disrespecting LeBron. I will not stand for this. We’re gonna get him. We’ll show him that we’re the Miami Heat, and he’s Jeremy Lin”

  • danpowers

    only in democracies

  • danpowers

    pretty unlikely as obama is a bulls fan

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    damn, my laundry is not done, and a dog pissed on my car’s tires…it must be lebron james fault, its gotta be…

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    yup, they come in all shapes, sizes and beliefs…

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    it reaches the far east, deep down the mountains in pakistan to the streets of kabul

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    he most likely taped it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natgeo02 Neitel Agosto

    u wasted 7 minutes of your life reading that article, 5 seconds for reading mine…

  • tigerJK

    true that! man, that was so back in the days that i don’t even remember it properly haha. thanks for the heads up

  • GC6

    Totally agree, people watch to many cop shows to the point where it becomes their reality. What do you see in cop shows? Torture, no due process or failed due process a complete glorified nightmare state shown in the media.

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