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John Walker
American Taliban

I enlarged Walker's passport image in Paint Shop Pro and was able to ascertain that his birth date is February 9, 2001, Washington, D.C. Graphics courtesy of Newsweek.

A Long, Strange Trip to the Taliban He was a bright, quiet kid from the heart of hot-tub country. How did John Walker Lindh go from hip-hop to holy war? The story of a spiritual journey gone awry-and what lies ahead for the United States’ most controversial POW. A NEWSWEEK exclusive. . .

Starcats, December 9, 2001.

United States Constitution

Article III, Section 3

Section. 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted. U.S. Constitution


Attainder: the legal consequence of judgment of death or outlawry for treason or felony, involving the loss of all civil rights. Dishonor.

Attaint: to condemn by a sentence: Bill of Attainder. Attainder: to convict. To disgrace. Taint.

Source: Random House Dictionary of the English Language. Unabridged edition.


This story is rapidly developing. As of this writing, no decisions have been made as to the fate of John Walker. Be on alert for a divisive battle as to the manner in which the Walker case will be approached. Regardless of what may or may not be proved either for or against Walker, he will be center stage as an American Scapegoat. December 14, 2001 marks the Solar Eclipse at 22 Sagittarius. The day following, Chiron reaches 0 Capricorn, sign of the Goat.

Starcats, December 9, 2001.


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