It's a form of psychological torture! Deploy the human rights lawyers! Clive Stafford-Smith, call your office! And send out for some olives and honey for Ramzi.
"9/11 defendant Ramzi Binalshibh rants about withheld olives, honey in Guantanamo Bay meals," by Joseph Straw for the New York Daily News, August 20 (thanks to Block Ness):
FORT MEADE, Md. — A jihadist charged in the deaths of 2,976 innocents on 9/11 threw a hissy fit in court Tuesday — over lunch food.
Ramzi Binalshibh had a meltdown because he believed the U.S. military withheld olives and honey from his meal.
He was the only one of five defendants who bothered to show up for Tuesday’s pretrial hearing — but he did not last the afternoon.
“There are big problems with the food that was provided,” Binalshibh angrily told the judge, Army Col. James Pohl, through a translator.
“It is a form of psychological torture,” he growled.
After his rant, Binalshibh joined self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and three other co-defendants in their Guantanamo Bay cells.
Binalshibh made the complaint to explain why he did not want to attend the afternoon session on the second day of a week-long pretrial hearing in the 9/11 terror case.
Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a spokesman at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the 9/11 defendants are being held, said Binalshibh received a “freshly prepared standard detainee halal meal” but “complained that his lunch did not include condiments such as olives and honey.”
After his rant, Binalshibh waived his right to be in court and left to join self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and three other co-defendants in their prison cells.
Binalshibh provided the 9/11 attackers with money and help in finding flight training.
Binalshibh made the complaint to explain why he did not want to attend a session on the second day of a pretrial hearing in the 9/11 case.
He was supposed to be one of the 9/11 hijackers himself, on orders from Osama Bin Laden, but assumed a supporting role after he was denied a U.S. visa four times, authorities alleged....