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Friday, November 20, 2009

What's the Deal with Trying KSM in US Court?

It would be nice if this was about actual justice. But the outcome of a KSM trial seems to be pre-ordained. It would be nice if this was at least about showing the standard US legal system can handle a "high-profile terrorist" trial, but the Obama administration has a multi-tiered justice system for Gitmo detainees-- with some getting US court trials, some getting military tribunals, and others being held indefinitely without trial (an insanely disgusting concept).

So why on earth give a real court trial to KSM-- officially the biggest fish relating to 9/11?

It makes almost no sense.

The only possible rationales I can think of are:
1) this is some convoluted way to get at the truth of 9/11 by the administration (not likely!)
2) this is simply to piss off Republicans and create a distraction (doesn't seem likely as Obama has shown little desire to really anger conservatives -- rather he has kowtowed to them a fair amount)
3) this is some convoluted way to stage another terror attack on NYC (possible)
4) this is simply a bone thrown to the US justice system, to give them a chance at convicting a "major terrorist" (maybe).
5) this is just a high-profile show-- a PR stunt to the world-- to make it seem like we can handle terrorists in our system, when the reality is that the whole terrorism conflict is a massive farce (probably the most likely explanation).

Take your pick!

5 Comments:

Blogger David Howard said...

9/11 "Masterminds" George Bush Sr. and Robert Gates.

Google "Quadri-Track ZCT"

2:51 PM  
Blogger INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

Have you ever seen a show trial? A real one from when the CHEKA ran them. The CHEKA cannot resist the opportunity.

3:22 PM  
OpenID theepee said...

Maybe the idea is to create a 'circus'. KSM will appear in court and proceed to rant about the injustice and imperialism of the United States, the starvation of Iraqi children, and the imprisonment of Palestine. It will be portrayed as an embarrassment to the U.S. government and Holder will be denounced by Fox news for giving the terrorists a platform. Of course, everything KSM will say will be true, thus providing a plausible 'motive' for the 9/11 attacks.

4:19 PM  
OpenID theepee said...

Yep, here we go:

9/11 Suspects to Plead No Guilty, Seek Show Trial

"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."


So, if this is an accurate report, the defendants role in the trial will be to confirm the official story and provide a plausible motive for their supposed actions.

5:53 PM  
Blogger buka001 said...

Guess what? your no plane theories have just been destroyed!! Your nuke theories are also out of the window! How does it feel to know you have been wrong for 8 years? How does it feel to know that you were deluded into believing science fiction? Wikileaks has just published pager messages sent on 9/11. Real authentic messages. Guess what there are a lot of messages saying planes crashed into WTC! How's that for proof! You have lost! Try a new theory that involves planes now. Tell AP he can go redo his theories as well. Hell you must feel like such an idiot, knowing that you believed a bunch of crap! So good luck for another 8 years maybe you will formulate a more realistic theory!

1:56 AM  

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