Friday, November 13, 2009

Coming To America: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to have trial in NYC

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is to stand trial in New York Federal court.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, self-described mastermind of the attacks, and four others will be tried in New York federal court. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday he expects to order prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the five cases.
Five other detainees held at the prison, including Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, alleged to have planned the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole, will be tried in revamped military commissions, the Justice Department announced. MORE
This is basically another step in transforming the war on terror into a police operation. The risks are pretty high all around. First, lets be honest, our civilian court system can be used and abused. We see it everyday as enterprising lawyers get winning verdicts for the undeserving simply by clouding the waters.  

Should Mohammed get off on some technicality or by the law working against the government’s case (see Anne Althouse), the American people will be beyond outraged.

Finally, in light of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, I would like to ask, what safeguards are being made to make sure Khalid Sheikh Mohammad is not allowed to spread any of his jihad nonsense to those he comes in contact with here in America? A seed planted by Mohammed today could become another attack on America tomorrow.

Via: Memeorandum   


Just a conservative girl said...

I live outside of VA where the so called 20th hi-jacker was tried. He had one whole part of the jail to himself. I am sure that the same thing will be done with them.

My real issue is with the conflict of interest with the DOJ. 5 out of the top 10 doj employees worked on cases trying to free the detainees while Bush was in office. It is against all legal ethical rules for them to be making these decisions. This includes Holder. Who is making these choices? That is a question that MUST be answered, and answered now.

Clifton B said...


The whole thing reeks of a set up. You just know KSM is going to get off on a technicality.

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