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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Attorney for 9/11 jihadist; "They'll use the trial to air criticisms..."

(Taken from the YAHOO news service) NEW YORK – The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the lawyer for one of the defendants said Sunday.

Scott Fenstermaker, the lawyer for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but "would explain what happened and why they did it." (Explain? Expect a diatribe.)

The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this month that Ali and four other men accused of murdering nearly 3,000 people in the deadliest terrorist attack in the U.S. will face a civilian federal trial just blocks from the site of the destroyed World Trade Center.

Ali, also known as Ammar al-Baluchi, is a nephew of professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Mohammed, Ali and the others will explain "their assessment of American foreign policy," Fenstermaker said.

"Their assessment is negative," he said. (Really? Who'd a thunk it?)

Fenstermaker met with Ali last week at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He has not spoken with the others but said the men have discussed the trial among themselves.

Fenstermaker was first quoted in The New York Times in Sunday's editions.

Critics of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the men in a New York City civilian courthouse have warned that the trial would provide the defendants with a propaganda platform. (Which is exactly what is happening.)

Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the Department of Justice, said Sunday that while the men may attempt to use the trial to express their views, "we have full confidence in the ability of the courts and in particular the federal judge who may preside over the trial to ensure that the proceeding is conducted appropriately and with minimal disruption, as federal courts have done in the past." (Horseshit. Look for the present administration use this to deflect attention from whatever is their most pressing PR problem at the time. Expect Bushbashing to continue.)

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Holder for hours about his decision to send the five 9/11 suspects to New York for trial.

Critics of Holder's decision — mostly Republicans — argued the trial will give Mohammed and his co-defendants a world stage to spout hateful rhetoric. Holder said such concerns are misplaced, and any pronouncements by the suspects would only make them look worse. (He knows this how?)

"I have every confidence that the nation and the world will see him for the coward that he is," Holder told the committee. "I'm not scared of what Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has to say at trial — and no one else needs to be, either." (What a putz. Hey dummy, remember the furor over the supposed flushing of Korans down the toilet? How did the world see that fantasy?)

The attorney general said he does not believe holding the trial in New York — at a federal courthouse that has seen a number of high-profile terrorism trials in recent decades — will increase the risk of terror attacks there. (My ass. The Big Apple will become the #1 target of opportunity for every fired-up jihadist that hears the crap coming out of their fellow followers of the Pedophile Prophet.)

Here's my prediction, may God grant I be completely wrong. The jihadists will use the trial as a pulpit for their "grievances" to be aired. Islamists the world over will hang on every word and act out violently as they see fit. The present Administration in D.C. will equivocate, try to avoid being "judgmental" and the President's Apology Tour will continue with a new phase. The "Blame America First" mentality will shift into high gear.

This won't stop a new rash of bombings and killings now happening here in the continental USA. When they do happen, Homeland Security will fall all over itself to insure the safety of Muslims within the country. Since the folks at HS already believe potential right-wing extremists pose a greater threat than anyone else, take a guess at who'll they'll go after first.

Look for the suspension of habeus corpus for starters after that. There'll be a mobilizing of a "civilian corp" to protect the country, ostensibly to avoid conflict with the doctrine of Posse Comitatus. Volunteers from SEIU, ACORN and the like will swell the ranks. I wonder if they'll be issued brown shirted uniforms? Then look for an increasing number of government designated troublemakers to be taken into custody.

By the time 2012 rolls around no opportunity provided by this self-generated crisis will be left unexploited.

The genesis of all of this tinfoil hat thinking of mine is the thought that "the ends justifies the means" is a major mindset in this administration. I've no doubt there are lofty goals in mind, the desire for peace on Earth and goodwill to all. But I've also no doubt that if it takes spilling a little blood here and there it'll be willingly accepted. Hey, our present Commander-in-Chief has such a disdain for human life he voted AGAINST the Illinois version of the Born Alive Act that procures basic medical care for babies that survive abortion. If that doesn't denote a severe emotional disconnect with his fellow human beings I'll eat this keyboard.

So beginning with that mindset, what price would be too high to achieve the goals of world peace, brotherhood among all, etc? Good intentions true enough, but there are roads paved with those intentions.

It's zealous thinking at it's best. Zealots, no matter what their beliefs, make me nervous because of the "ends justifies the means" rationale.

Stock up on the bullets, beans, Bibles and rosaries, (the last item is optional). We'll be needing them all in the showdowns that come to each of us.

I really wish I didn't believe this crap will happen. Really, someone tell me to take off the tinfoil hat and give me some reassurance it's just my paranoia kicking in.

Now I'm going to go pray for a while. In all honesty, I've really amped up on that in the last year.

5 comments:

houses in GTA said...

The fact that the terrorists are going to be able to spread their ludicrous ideology even in the courtroom is scandalous. But what is threatening me much more than this is that due the legal technicalities they might end up acquitted no matter how reasonable judge and jury is sitting there - because they were not read their Miranda rights (as they were captured as war criminals) and also the evidence obtained by torture might be referred to as inadmissible. Elli

MightyMom said...

unless someone gets smart and gags the media on this it'll be OJ all over again...........this time on steroids.

Elizabeth said...

The trial will not be "OJ all over again" because in New York, we had the presence of mind to forbid cameras in the courtroom. We run a tighter ship here than they do in California.

Elizabeth said...

It's just your paranoia. Take 2 Risperdal and call in the morning.

The US Constitution states that criminals must be tried in the state in which they committed their crime.

I have no fear. We have tried numerous terrorism suspects here in New York and I don't recall any disturbance whatsoever during those trials. You just haven't heard about all the trials because they didn't all make the news. Actually I am looking forward to the trial, I think it will be quite interesting.

I do agree that the reason Eric Holder is doing this has nothing to do with the US Constitution and everything to do with dredging up the Bush regime's tactics. But I believe the more these things see the light of day, the better.

Subvet said...

Elizabeth, thanks for being the embodiment of a Kool-Aid drinking liberal. You're such an easy target and I'm lazy enough to go for low hanging fruit.

"The US Constitution states that criminals must be tried in the state in which they committed their crime."

They're not "criminals", they're enemy combatants that refuse to abide by the Geneva Convention. The fact that they adher to a "religion" instead of a nation is immaterial. Read up on Islam and you'll find there is no seperation of mosque and state in it's tenets.

"I do agree that the reason Eric Holder is doing this has nothing to do with the US Constitution and everything to do with dredging up the Bush regime's tactics. But I believe the more these things see the light of day, the better."

Just what "tactics" would you be referring to? FWIW, if your concern is Gitmo the landlord was changed on Jan. 20 of this year and it's still open. From what I've heard they still need a nurtrionist in dealing with their obese inmates. Prison food is SO detrimental to one's health! Or so it seems.

"The trial will not be "OJ all over again" because in New York, we had the presence of mind to forbid cameras in the courtroom. We run a tighter ship here than they do in California."

Typical NYC hubris, as you'll find out. FWIW, when the claim of flushing Korans down the toilet was made there were no cameras needed for the rioting to begin.

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