An Anglo-American, Stafford Smith is known for his long term defence work on death row cases in the southern States of the USA, and then more latterly for his work on 'rendition' cases - where the CIA have kidnapped alleged Jihadists then taken them on a magical mystery tour of detention and torture.
There was much that was new in Stafford Smith's talk - how many people know that 11 Britons are on death rown in Pakistan? Omar Saeed Sheikh yes, but even those well versed in British Jihadism would struggle to name the other ten.
Perhaps most interesting of all was the amount of information Stafford Smith and his investigators have gleaned about the United States secret prisons worldwide (including sites in Hungary, Poland and the British dependency of Diego Garcia) and the flight logs that have emerged concerning journeys between these sites. The details of one pilot, Eric Fain, even emerged via the Sheraton hotel he stopped of at on Palma de Mallorca for a spot of R&R in the midst of a rendition!
What's all this got to do with 9/11 'truth'? Well on one level, quite a bit. Stafford Smith commented that vast amounts of information is leaking out from the American side, and of course from others appalled at just what the Americans have done and are still doing with regards to rendition and torture. Some of these whistle blowers, such as Captain Kirk Black, have shown extraordinary degrees of commitment to truth and justice, regardless of their political backgrounds.
Which raises the obvious question. If so much has been discovered about US crimes post 9/11, with the American establishment leaking like a sieve, why has this not occured with regards to 9/11? If 9/11 was an inside job, surely someone, somewhere would have said so by now?