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9/11 trial begins at Guantanamo with protest by defendants [Updated]
Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012, 10:14 a.m. | Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 05/05/2012 10:30:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The arraignment of accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four top Al Qaeda lieutenants opened Saturday in a heavily guarded island courtroom with the so-called “Gitmo 5” launching a silent protest, refusing to cooperate, listen to translations or even answer fundamental questions about a process that could end their lives.

The long-awaited trial began with defense lawyers speaking for the alleged terrorists and arguing that the protest was over their clients’ anger about alleged CIA torture and mistreatment at the prison on the southern rim of Cuba. …

(Updated at 10:14 a.m., May 5:) Three hours into the hearing, one defendant wore down and angrily waved his finger at the judge. “Maybe you aren’t going to see me anymore,” warned Ramzi Binalshibh, who allegedly oversaw the terror cell for three of the Sept. 11 pilots. “It’s about the treatment we have received at the camps. You want to kill us.” …

The fact that the trial is now underway encouraged backers of a military tribunal—finally, some form of legal process has begun.

But for President Obama, who in 2008 promised to close the detainee prison and hold the trials in the U.S. yet did neither, the trial starkly reminds his supporters of his failure to change the system. …

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911trial; aliabdulazizali; binalshibh; gitmo; gitmotrial; gtmo; guantanamo; jihad; khalidshaikhmohammed; ksm; ksmtrial

1 posted on 05/05/2012 10:30:48 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

What?? Quantanamo isn’t closed and the detainees aren’t living in pads in NY? How can that be?? He promised !!


2 posted on 05/05/2012 10:34:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

WHY aren’t they long dead? Oh, wait...


3 posted on 05/05/2012 10:38:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s going to try and run an entire campaign on “I, me, I brought justice to the terrorists.”


4 posted on 05/05/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Olog-hai

“It’s about the treatment we have received at the camps.”

Substantially better than the pre-medieval, Middle Eastern Islamic sh!tholes you come from.

“You want to kill us.”

No argument. The sooner, the better.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 10:43:25 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: Olog-hai
Some day in the far future, someone will write a book entitled "The Fall of the United States".

It will be noted that it took the US more than ten years to do something as simple as put the 9/11 consirators on trial.

6 posted on 05/05/2012 10:43:51 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Leaning Right
ugh

consirators = conspirators

7 posted on 05/05/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: carriage_hill

I agree, I was shocked when Bush didn’t execute them all before leaving office.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 10:55:41 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Olog-hai
“It’s about the treatment we have received at the camps. You want to kill us.” …

That's true, Ramzi....but at least we nourish you, make sure you get plenty of exercise, are well rested and have your Koran, first. What courtesy did you extend to the victims of 9/11, you virulent pox on humanity?

9 posted on 05/05/2012 10:58:13 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: liberalh8ter

The only words I want to hear from them are,
“Muuuff,Nguuuu,Arrrrah, Whoof, Alkburrr”.
As they come to remove the last of his organs
for transplant to wounded warriors.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 11:06:41 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

We’ve been housing/feeding/coddling those murderous subhuman muzzies since 9-11, at US Taxpayers’ expense. We should have drained all intel, killed them quietly, and made cardboard cutouts for the cells and trials, at no cost to America. ‘Course, all we’re seeing is that old pic of the Rosie O’Donut-look-alike, so maybe they are cardboard cutouts and we offed them; but I doubt it.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 11:08:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: tet68

I hear ya!


12 posted on 05/05/2012 11:22:35 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: carriage_hill

Blindfold them , gag them, shoot them, and be done with it.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 11:24:35 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: liberalh8ter

It would warm my heart to know that these guys and
others like them were keeping jews alive.

Think what this means to Islamics, they would be
undead, mohammedan zombies, No paradise, No virgins,
Parts of them would live and keep unbelievers alive.

Works for me.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 11:29:05 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama’s waiting until after the trial to pardon them?


15 posted on 05/05/2012 12:15:18 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: philetus
Why not claim they escaped into Cuba?

Then take them out somewhere and dump them in shark infested waters and let nature take it's course.

16 posted on 05/05/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: Taylor42

Or we could cut their plucking heads off...


17 posted on 05/05/2012 12:54:16 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: Venturer

There was a thread days ago about a poor woman who fell to her death from a hang glider due to an unsecured harness.

There was back & forth about the horrific sensations she must have experienced in those last seconds of life. Someone concluded that it was conscious, sheer, stark terror down to the moment of impact, compounded by the awful sight of the earth rushing up.

This woman’s death was a tragic accident. But death from altitude sounds like an excellent form of poetic justice for those subhuman koranimals in Gitmo. Kick them out at 5,000 feet or so with uplink cameras attached to their sorry @sses, and justice will have finally been served.

Then upload the vids complete with inchoate screams onto youtube. Satisfaction guaranteed.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 1:10:05 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Taylor42

I agree : take them out in the Caribbean chums the waters with pig offal , put them all in flotation vests so they can remain on the surface and see what is happening , tether them with fine steel cable and and throw them in . Commence a slow troll at about 1 knot . Continue to chum the offal ...


19 posted on 05/05/2012 1:13:17 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: elcid1970

I don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who place their lives at risk for sport.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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