Skip to comments.Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber
Posted on 08/27/2010 3:57:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.
The decision at least temporarily scuttles what was supposed to be the signature trial of a major al-Qaeda figure under a reformed system of military commissions. And it comes practically on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attack, which killed 17 sailors and wounded dozens when a boat packed with explosives ripped a hole in the side of the warship in the port of Aden.
In a filing this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Justice Department said that "no charges are either pending or contemplated with respect to al-Nashiri in the near future."
The statement, tucked into a motion to dismiss a petition by Nashiri's attorneys, suggests that the prospect of further military trials for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has all but ground to a halt, much as the administration's plan to try the accused plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in federal court has stalled.
Only two cases are moving forward at Guantanamo Bay, and both were sworn and referred for trial by the time Obama took office. In January 2009, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates directed the Convening Authority for Military Commissions to stop referring cases for trial, an order that 20 months later has not been rescinded.
Military officials said a team of prosecutors
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Friday news dump.
I respect the Russians way more then us, with this crap. These clowns should of all been battlefield executed.
Well, this ought to help Zero’s poll numbers....
Tell me how obammy isn’t a f-ing moosie puke.
This says it all. Obama is unwilling to do what is right unless congress gives him ultimate dictatorial powers.
Time to put Obama ON TRAIL!
and the way they dispense justice on the Samali pirates. Stick them in a rubber life raft with no motor, no oars, no compass, no water and no radio. If for some unknown reason outside of nature they make it back to terra-firma, they are free to go. The last time this happened, that was 300 miles off the coast.
This decision by Zero’s gang is going to start stinging really big. These pukes are puposely trying to incite riots so they can declare Martial Law.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice.
The Guantanamo photo gallery (apparently something they pulled out of archives) is uber-propaganda, maybe Michael Moore put it together for them.
If they have a military trial for this guy, there is no excuse to try the other detainees in civilian court.
I blame Bush, and the Bush era Joints. They’re the ones that couldn’t take the heat. Even not having the guts to imprison them here, in the US. Or turn them over to our paid thugs and have them executed/killed/murdered locally.
I’ll second that along with the “We have to suspend free market principles to save the free market”
I just thank God it was he instead of Al in office when those planes hit. But like they say; It only takes one Oh Sh!t to erase a boatload of attaboys.
> I respect the Russians way more then us
I watched Putin on Russian TV via the internet the day of the Beslan massacre, after the Russian troops recaptured the school.
He solemnly swore to the Russian People that he would track down and kill (yes kill!), every person that helped in the plotting and execution of the attack on the school.
Over the next three years, he did exactly that.
I remember reading in the Moscow Times about a Chechen they captured who was connected to the school capture plot. There was a photo of his capture. He was wearing a tank top and shorts with two empy holsters, one under each arm. He was bent forward with his hands cuffed behind his back. The article said that they were able to get good information from him. At the end of the article it says that he “died after the interrogation.” Just like that!
The Russians were trying to flush the perpetrators out of hiding. In one incident, the Spetznaz surrounded a “compound” where family members of some of the perps were suspected of hiding them out. After a brief siege, they opened fire killing every living thing in the compound, including old people and children.
Amnesty International filed a War Crimes complaint with the Hague against the Russian Commander in charge of the operation. He refused to participate and sent a one-sentence note to the tribunal, saying, “We heard a shot.”
As far as I know, the last of the implicated conspirators to die was Shamil Besayev himself, former “president” of the rogue “Islamic Republic of Chechnya”. The Russians had petitioned the Danes for extradition, but the Danes had refused. However, the Russians successfully lured Besayev out of hiding and killed him with a bomb under his hotel bed.
The Russians are building a new Orthodox Church over the destroyed school in Beslan, dedicated to the victims of the Mohammedan slaughter that took place there.
The muzzies didn’t even dare to ask for a mosque there.
Well, all of the bitching at Obama Hussein aside, what are they now going to do with him?
Do exactly what they ranted at Bush - and us - about?
Keep him forever?
>Time to put Obama ON TRAIL!
Okay. On what trail are we going to put him?
Even not having the guts to imprison them here, in the US
Guts?? Are you crazy??
They would all have been freed.
You really think that they deserve the protections of the US Court system that would allow them to walk?
How many Americans will even be aware of this? I haven’t heard it on any news shows. If it wasn’t for FR, I wouldn’t know a lot of what is really happening.
Note: Photos included.
Stepping back in time...
“Attack On The USS Cole (DDG-67)”
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