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Monday, May 24, 2004
 
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Do you think that the FBI would intentionally try to frame an attorney who once had an accused radical muslim as a client?

This saga makes me wonder:
"United States authorities had been holding Mr. Mayfield, ,[sic] a former Army lieutenant and convert to Islam, because they said that a fingerprint lifted from a plastic bag filled with detonators found at the bombing scene was traced to him. On Thursday, Spanish authorities said that the fingerprints attributed by American authorities to Mr. Mayfield belonged instead to an Algerian, Ouhnane Daoud. They said the prints were of Mr. Daoud's thumb and middle finger on his right hand.

Just after the attacks, the Spanish authorities said they could come up with no match for the prints when they ran them through their database, so they sent them to investigators abroad as a routine matter.

The F.B.I. then said the prints matched those they had in their records for Mr. Mayfield, whose prints were on file from his Army days."
Just how coincidental is it that the FBI finds a match with a Muslim attorney who was involved with a terror suspect? Could they have had Mayfield under suspicion on other matters? Just how close a "match" does the FBI need to sweep someone away into the dark?

Somehow I doubt that a computer found the bad match. Was it wishful thinking by an analyst or an intentional frame up?
 
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