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U.S. to Restart Tribunal, Aiming to Show Itís Fair
New York Times ^ | May 4, 2012 | By CHARLIE SAVAGE

Posted on 05/04/2012 10:34:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — As the United States restarts its effort to prosecute — and ultimately execute — five detainees accused of conspiring in the Sept. 11 attacks, it has fallen to Brig. Gen. Mark S. Martins both to prove them guilty and to show the world that the tribunal system is now legitimate.

“We’re going to have a fair trial,” General Martins, the chief prosecutor in the military commissions system, said in an interview this week. “There are a lot of people who come to this with preconceptions about unfairness, and I would just ask people to withhold judgment. The initial version of commissions was flawed, but there has been a lot of work on reforms.”

General Martins has assigned himself to lead the latest attempt to prosecute Khalid Shaikh Mohammed — the architect of the terrorist attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people — and four other detainees who are scheduled on Saturday to be arraigned on war crimes charges at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The five had been arraigned at Guantánamo Bay before, in 2008, but the Obama administration shut that case down upon taking office, then tried to move it to federal court in New York, before surrendering to a political uproar.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: militarytribunal; terrorism; wot

1 posted on 05/04/2012 10:34:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The only reason I can see to re-open this is to get some kind of show in public that will exhonerate muslims.

It comes on the heels of the Afghan treaty and I'm waayyy too suspicious

2 posted on 05/04/2012 10:43:41 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah because 9/11 was fair..../s???????


3 posted on 05/04/2012 10:52:01 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not just turn them loose in the mountains of Pakistan — and then kill them all with a drone-launched rocket? Isn’t that how it’s done today?


4 posted on 05/04/2012 10:53:31 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I despise this bunch in power.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 10:53:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And the word on Major Hasan is....(chirp, chirp).


6 posted on 05/04/2012 11:27:49 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I smell a rat. Now that he has taken a victory lap for killing Osama in personal combat, Barry wants a KSM conviction for his October Surprise.


7 posted on 05/04/2012 12:26:37 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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8 posted on 05/04/2012 12:40:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The five had been arraigned at Guantánamo Bay before, in 2008, but the Obama administration shut that case down upon taking office, then tried to move it to federal court in New York, before surrendering to a political uproar. So, he pacifies his base following his election and now, in an election year, decides to attempt something American. Pander much?
9 posted on 05/04/2012 1:31:16 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they hurry they can shoot them by October so that Obama can take another victory lap...


10 posted on 05/04/2012 1:58:52 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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