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Gitmo detainee gets life sentence in embassy plot (1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa)
| Tom Hays - ap
Posted on 01/25/2011 10:53:55 AM PST by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others "pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror" caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks "horrific" and saying the deaths and damage they caused far outweighs "any and all considerations that have been advanced on behalf of the defedndant." He also ordered Ghailani to pay a $33 million fine.
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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedaafrica; detainee; embassyplot; ghailani; gitmo; globaljihad; lifesentence; tanzania; terrortrials; usembassy; wot
Only took 10 years to get here.. wow. Justice?
Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo detainee to have faced a U.S. civilian trial, is pictured in this undated FBI photograph obtained June 9, 2009. U.S. prosecutors on January 7, 2011 urged a judge to sentence Ghailani to life in prison, and said the Tanzanian terrorism suspect had asked for leniency because he was tortured. A U.S. jury found Ghailani, 36, not guilty of all but one charge in November following a five-week trial in New York. REUTERS/FBI/Handout/Files
posted on 01/25/2011 10:57:23 AM PST
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Exactly! This piece of human garbage should have been marched behind the building and summarily executed on the spot... A few instances like this piped on TV would steeply curb this barbaric behavior.
posted on 01/25/2011 10:59:47 AM PST
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
How soon before the left turns Ahmed Ghailani into another victim like the cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal????
How long until Obama pardons him?
posted on 01/25/2011 11:05:54 AM PST
(fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
I say fire up Ol’ Sparky for this dirtbag. As a taxpayer I really don’t want to pay for a lifetime of 3 hots and a cot for this turd.
posted on 01/25/2011 11:15:36 AM PST
by Emperor Palpatine
(I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
Worse yet, it's unlikely we would have ever captured him were it not for the WOT. Left viewed it as a "nuisance attack," as Kerry had said during the 2004 campaign.
posted on 01/25/2011 11:24:24 AM PST
The military would have convicted him of murder and then put a needle in his arm making him hold his breath forever.
posted on 01/25/2011 11:33:19 AM PST
I wonder where he will get the $33,000,000 to pay the fine? Maybe Holder will help.
posted on 01/25/2011 11:36:26 AM PST
(This above all, to thine ownself be true.)
Too bad he wasn't convicted on the other more than 200 charges including murder...then he really would have been in trouble. (sarcasm)
We are lucky that he wasn't acquitted altogether, though I am happy this POS will rot in a federal prison. I hope he faces Mecca when he sits on his toilet.
posted on 01/25/2011 11:37:12 AM PST
by The Great RJ
(The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
In all the new reports, I’m not hearing “without the possibility of parole.” Is that just supposed to be understood?
To: Man from Oz
posted on 01/25/2011 12:47:24 PM PST
Kerry is excreble too.
Thousands of lives were unutterably brought to sorrow, through loss of life and maiming by this man.
I guess Kerry considers that a “nuisance”.
posted on 01/25/2011 12:51:00 PM PST
Why not death by hanging?
posted on 01/25/2011 1:36:08 PM PST
(Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others "pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror" caused by the bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.
The problem is, the CIA's torture budget is far too low.
posted on 01/25/2011 3:56:58 PM PST
(The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
I hope bubba has his way with him before someone shanks him.
posted on 01/26/2011 12:49:31 PM PST
(The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
This is justice for these dudes:
posted on 01/27/2011 8:35:47 AM PST
(Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
How long before he converts the entire prison to MOOOSELIMMISM??!
posted on 01/27/2011 9:49:33 AM PST
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