Skip to comments.U.S. Won't Seek Death Penalty for Suspect in Embassy Blasts
Posted on 10/06/2009 2:43:48 PM PDT by topfile
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has decided not to seek the death penalty against a former Guantánamo detainee who was ordered by President Obama to face trial in a civilian court in New York.
Mr. Holder communicated the decision to federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday, and they in turn informed the federal judge who is presiding in the case.
You are authorized and directed not to seek the death penalty against Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, Mr. Holder wrote to Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Ghailani faces federal charges of conspiring in the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, attacks organized by Al Qaeda that killed 224 people and wounded thousands.
Afterward, he became a fugitive, and he received weapons training in a Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, military authorities have charged. They said that he also worked as a bodyguard and cook for Osama bin Laden, as well as a document forger for Al Qaeda.
Mr. Ghailani was captured in 2004 and held in secret prisons run by the Central Intelligence Agency until 2006, when he was moved to the Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
A Tanzanian believed to be in his mid-30s, Mr. Ghailani has claimed in court papers that he was a victim of cruel interrogation techniques and was not afforded the right to remain silent or to have a lawyer.
The case is considered an early test of President Obamas goal of closing Guantánamo and of trying terrorism suspects in the federal courts whenever feasible, as the president said in May.
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He’ll be given the fast track to citizenship in order to serve as a poll watcher for the 2010 and 2012 elections.
The “Die Quickly” comment comes to mind.
Oh wait. Lots of those folks were natives to Africa, so, maybe they don’t count?
Of course, not we would not want to “offend” the Islamoterrorist.
>> Hell be given the fast track to citizenship in order to serve as a poll watcher for the 2010 and 2012 elections.
Yeah, but first, you’ll get to pay for his legal team, and then watch them mock US justice on teevee.
His trial will serve as a template for the others to come; they will get better and better at sticking their finger in America’s eye.
And then... they will be released into our communities, to kill our citizens.
What a sweet deal, eh?
No great surprise from the Muslim-in-Chief and his corrupt thug in the Justice Department.
Obama appointed Pareet Barara to the Southern District of NY last summer. From an article last May 15:
“The brief bio on Bharara: Hes served as Schumers chief counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee since 2005. He oversaw the congressional investigation into the Bush administrations firings of eight U.S. attorneys in 2006, which led to the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.”
In other words, this guy doesn’t need much prompting from Holder. He’s already a left wingnut, more interested in going after Bush and Cheney than our real enemies.
What’s the cutoff for the death penalty for Holder, 225?
The Dems will execute Americans and give a pass to non-Americans. That's the lesson I learned.
No Real Americans are the Bad ones here with this racist Garbage.
Only white people who commit terrorist acts are fully responsible and can be punished with the death penalty. Timothy McVeigh was put to death in what must be an all time record for least amount of days spent on death row. Found guilty and sentenced to death on June 13, 1997 he was executed on June 11, 2001. He was the first Federal prisoner executed since 1993.
The two crimes seem nearly identical. In both cases US Government buildings were targeted by groups unhappy with US Policy and massive destruction and death occurrred.
However in this case the accused is not a white man, but a black. I seriously doubt Holder and Obama’s over-developed sense of racial grievances (including the longstanding “inequitable sentences” canard) would allow either one to go for the death penalty when the perp is a person from a group qualified for affirmative action preferences.
So typical of the Democrats to favor a mad bomber. They do this over and over and over. Must have given ol’ Bill Ayers a tingle to hear this.
Correction: should read “first Federal prisioner executed since 1963, not 1993.”
That’s ok. They weren’t Bambi’s type of Kenyan anyway. Working at the embassy probably meant you weren’t a radical Marxist or a radical Islamic, and as we all know, they’re Bambi’s only true soul brothers.
Is this perp FROM Kenya?
Is he connected to Odinga or the Orange Party of Kenya?
Is he of the Luo tribe?
Inquiring minds want to know.
John / Billybob
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