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My Enemy, My Defender - by Tim Jon Semmerling (Hardcover)

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  • Tim Jon Semmerling takes you on his myth-breaking, irony-twisting, behind-the-scenes memoir of defending an enemy's life at the 9/11 War Court.
  • About the Author: Tim Jon Semmerling holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from Indiana University, an MA in Middle East Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD from DePaul College of Law.
  • 288 Pages
  • Political Science, Terrorism

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Tim Jon Semmerling takes you on his myth-breaking, irony-twisting, behind-the-scenes memoir of defending an enemy's life at the 9/11 War Court. If you think you know the good guys from the bad, you're in for a shocking revelation.

In his meteoric rise to legal expert, the DoD and CIA clear Semmerling into Guantanamo Bay. He is appointed to defend al-Qaeda's Walid bin 'Atash--whom President George W. Bush called "a killer."

Semmerling works to convince this enemy that he is there to help save his life. He learns to feel secure when sitting across from this chained man, but he cannot foresee that the defense team's attorneys, freely sitting next to him and smiling all along, are the real danger. He calls out their misconduct, corruption, and insatiable hunger to gaslight and bully the weak. Feeling threatened, they ruthlessly conspire to remove him from his position. To bring Walid to their side, they appeal to his religious convictions and deep-seated homophobia. They reveal to Walid that Semmerling is gay and concoct lies that Semmerling has lustful designs on him.

But Walid sees through their chicanery. He focuses on Semmerling's deeds and character. He defends his expert and provides truthful testimony of the attorneys' bullying and betrayal, demonstrating an important facet of his own morals and humanity.

The War Court silences Walid to protect the $6 billion Guantanamo enterprise. But the attorneys have brought upon themselves, and future attorneys, an astonishing death-penalty conflict --exposed by My Enemy, My Defender for the world to hear.



About the Author



Tim Jon Semmerling holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from Indiana University, an MA in Middle East Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD from DePaul College of Law. He is truly multi-disciplinary as an award-winning author, mitigation expert, and attorney. His books are held in over 1,300 libraries throughout the world. His publications are quoted around the globe, regarding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, politics, post-colonialism, racism, and visual culture. His work has informed a museum display at the Mark Twain Boyhood Museum, and even Christies Auctions cites Semmerling's scholarship to value political and propaganda art. Semmerling has served as mitigation expert in the US and overseas for over forty men, women, and children charged with murder, sex crimes, or terrorism. At home, Tim relishes life with Stephen, along with their dogs and goats, and while studying foreign languages and cultures.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.0 Inches (H) x 6.0 Inches (W)
Weight: 1.06 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Terrorism
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Author: Tim Jon Semmerling
Language: English
Street Date: October 8, 2024
TCIN: 92433556
UPC: 9781510781917
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4255
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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