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No Spy Rap vs. Muslim Chaplin?
Army investigators are leaning toward filing slap-on-the-wrist charges versus a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo Bay who was investigated for espionage, a military source told the Daily News yesterday. The "handful" of minor charges against Capt. Yousef Yee could be leveled by next week and are not expected to include the more serious allegations of spying, sedition or aiding the enemy, according to the source familiar with the probe.
"It’s very weak," the military source said, saying the charges are likely to be related to dereliction of duty and disobeying a general order. "It’s nothing compared to espionage or anything like that."
Yee, 35, who was raised in Springfield, N.J., and graduated from West Point, was caught up in a growing spy scandal at the ultrahigh-security Camp Delta, where about 660 AlQaeda and Taliban suspects are being held. The chaplain was collared by suspicious Customs Service inspectors at the Jacksonville, Fla., Naval Air Station on Sept. 10. Diagrams of cells and names of detainees and their interrogators were allegedly found in Yee’s luggage, law enforcement sources said. Officials at the Army’s Southern Command, which oversees the Yee probe led by counterintelligence agents, declined to comment yesterday.
Ok, either the charges against him were overblown by the press, he’s cut a deal, the PC crowd is forcing a coverup, or all of the above.

Posted by:Steve

#3  Submarine duty for six months?

Yeah, make him monitor proper use of the washing machine.
Posted by: Penguin   2003-10-10 4:05:58 PM  

#2  Hold him and don't charge him until all the bad guys are in hand. He's military just give him submarine duty for six months.
Posted by: Super Hose   2003-10-10 12:36:49 PM  

#1  Dereliction of duty and disobeying a general order -- "weak?" Compared to murder...perhaps. Compared to other so-called "high-profile" offenses the press has latched onto....not even (e.g., the fraternization cases; the admiral wore an unauthorized ribbon; etc.). Last time I looked, our armed forces were fighting a war (albeit anew kind of one)...but a war nonetheless. Imam Yee shouldn't get off that easy.
Posted by: TerrorHunter4Ever   2003-10-10 11:17:21 AM