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US to consider local views on 9/11 trial location

January 31st, 2010 . by TexasFred

US to consider local views on 9/11 trial location

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration said Sunday it would consider local opposition when deciding where to hold Sept. 11 trials and pledged to seek swift justice for the professed mastermind of the attacks.

“Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is going to meet justice and he’s going to meet his maker,” said President Barack Obama’s press secretary, Robert Gibbs. “He will be brought to justice and he’s likely to be executed for the heinous crimes that he committed in killing and masterminding the killing of 3,000 Americans. That you can be sure of.”

Objections from New York City officials and residents have intensified since the Justice Department announced late last year it planned to put Mohammed and accused Sept. 11 conspirators on trial in federal court in lower Manhattan. In its new budget, the administration is proposing a $200 million fund to help pay for security costs in cities hosting terrorist trials.

White House aide David Axelrod said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city officials have changed their minds after initially supporting the decision for trials in the city, citing logistics and costs.

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I have a few things I want to say regarding these terrorist trials.

First and foremost, Robert Gibbs is a blithering idiot. If a competent defense attorney gets a hold of that statement, “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is going to meet justice and he’s going to meet his maker”, he will make mincemeat of the prosecution. When you deliberately make a statement like that, you have opened the door to a claim of Presidential prejudice and what may be perceived as an attempt to influence a jury. Can you say mistrial?

Any lawyer, and isn’t the President supposed to BE a lawyer, isn’t his wife a lawyer, ANY lawyer that would allow one of his employees to make a statement of that nature may very well be trying to pollute a potential jury pool as well.

Regardless of his words, or those of his hand puppet, Robert Gibbs, it has long been my personal and deep belief that Barack Hussein Obama has pushed so hard to have these trials carried out on U.S. soil because he wants to give the terrorists all the rights afforded to an American criminal on trial in an American court.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is NOT an American citizen, he is a terrorist. He should have the right to a fair trial by military tribunal and a swift execution by firing squad! And it should have taken place long ago.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the administration should shift the trials to military courts, which he said have been reviewed by Congress to ensure fairness. He and other Republicans have criticized officials for charging Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in civilian court in the Christmas airliner plot instead of turning him over to military authorities.

“We have to make a distinction between a kid who breaks into a sandwich shop in Detroit and a Nigerian terrorist who wants to blow up an airplane flying into Detroit,” Alexander said.

It’s not too often that I agree with Sen. Lamar Alexander, but in this particular instance, we are on the same page. These guys are NOT criminals in the American sense of the word, they are, plain and simple, nothing more or less than TERRORISTS. Why can’t Barack Hussein Obama accept that as a fact of life? Any guesses?

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Obama: Professed 9/11 mastermind will be convicted

November 18th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama: Professed 9/11 mastermind will be convicted

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama predicted that professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be convicted and executed as Attorney General Eric Holder proclaimed: “Failure is not an option.”

Even if a terror trial suspect were acquitted, Holder said, he would not be released in the United States.

In one of a series of TV interviews during his trip to Asia, Obama said those offended by the legal privileges given to Mohammed by virtue of getting a civilian trial rather than a military tribunal won’t find it “offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.”

Obama quickly added that he did not mean to suggest he was prejudging the outcome of Mohammed’s trial. “I’m not going to be in that courtroom,” he said. “That’s the job of the prosecutors, the judge and the jury.”

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Is Barack Hussein Obama a fool or is he a diabolical, terrorist supporting genius?

IF these trials are held on U.S. soil, the defendants will be represented by court appointed attorneys. In a lot of criminal cases, a court appointed attorney is some kid right out of law school, a bleeding heart crusader that went to work for the Public Defenders office because he is convinced that he’s going to change the world and the realities of LIFE haven’t jumped up and slapped him in the face yet.

That will NOT be the type of attorney that represents Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Khalid will be represented by the best we have to offer, and WE, the U.S. taxpayers, will be the ones paying for it. And don’t think for one minute that this story will not be used as a part of the defense. “U.S. President suggests GUILT of my client your Honor, and the President has influenced and tainted the opinions of ALL possible jurors!”. I would bet on it. In fact, I would be shocked if a defense attorney didn’t use that as an opening gambit to try and get ALL charges dropped and have Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and his cronies, freed.

Geraldine Davie, whose 23-year-old daughter died at the World Trade Center’s Tower One, attended the hearing as a spectator, and said she wants Mohammed to stay in the military system. “He’s not a U.S. citizen, why should he have those rights? My daughter didn’t have those rights,” said Davie, who lives in Springfield, Va.

Opponents of the plan, including Holder’s predecessor Michael Mukasey, have accused him of adopting a “pre-9/11″ approach to terrorism.

If ever there was a time in U.S. history where the true allegiance of the POTUS could be brought into question, this is it. Obama has long been suspected of being a supporter of Islam. He has taken great pains to keep his birth certificate hidden, his ties to his Islamic background buried and he continues to declare that he is a 100% American loving Christian and NOT a ‘stealth Muslim’.

His actions in making decisions concerning our troops fighting in Afghanistan, and now this decision to bring KNOWN, and confessed, Islamic terrorists to trial on U.S. soil speak greatly to the contrary regarding his Islamic ties.

Obama’s own actions speak volumes to his claim of being an America lover.

This is a man that refused to wear an American flag pin on his lapel while campaigning for the office of President. He began to wear one ONLY after he was soundly castigated in the press at the behest of some adamant American patriots.

This is a man that will NOT place his hand over his heart during the playing of our National Anthem. A simple gesture, and one that means EVERYTHING to real Americans, the PATRIOT that is ready to stand and take this nation back from the clutches of this socialist SOB that is currently sitting in the Oval Office.

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