I have watched this man in court. It is quite an amazing performance. The FBI and DoJ (at least some of them) claearly love him. He has never worked for government except as a consultant, has no real academic background in any relevant field, has no Arabic, has never had a government security clearance and seems to re-cycle his material. He has never been in the intelligence or police businesses anywhere. He does library research, period. The prosecuters refer to him as "Doctor Kohlmann," referring, I suppose, to his JD. He is an MSNBC terrorism "analyst."
I guess I should not be surprised. The War on Terror has made for strange bedfellows. The FBI and DoJ also consder the Russian FSB to be their great allies and dependable sources. I have seen that process play out as well. The Russian FSB is the re-cycled KGB "Second Chief Directorate." They were and are (with many of the same people) the USSR and CPUSSR's chief instrument of the Gulag terror. They still occupy the old KGB headquarters in the Lubyanka prison.
"Is this a great country or what?" pl