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The author has been a lawyer since 1959, and a professor at Brooklyn Law School for twenty years. This article is the fourth in his continuing series on the subject all available at TalibanJohn.info

His extensive research and commentary on law and treason inform his coming book AID AND COMFORT: JANE FONDA IN NORTH VIETNAM coauthored with Erika Holzer.

It is herein shown that actions have consequences, and that the actions of Taliban John have consequences measured in sentences determined by statute.

In my fanciful imagination I pictured Taliban John falling overboard on his return voyage to CONUS. His actual fate under law may convince him that would have been preferable.

. . .sic semper talibanus. . .

1 posted on 12/27/2001 11:21:51 AM PST by PhilDragoo (phildragoo@att.net)
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To: PhilDragoo
Procedurally, we bring him back by air into Virginia, and we have him in a good district to try a treason case. Tough juries. That's why we have Moussaoui there.

You want a "tough jury?" You want a "good district" to try a case? Extradite him to India for his admitted terrorist activities in Kashmir. They have a better "legal" case. If johnny wants to play war with a foreign country, let him be punished with their jails. A fittting punishment, with the bonus of saving us from certain excessive media coverage and commentary if were tried locally.

2 posted on 12/27/2001 11:33:25 AM PST by Shermy
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To: PhilDragoo
This is a MUCH better analysis than most of the talking-head lawyers in TV land. Plus, this Professor writes in actual, readable English. His classes must be a treat.

He makes only one mistake in his analysis, but it's early on and sigificant. He assumes that the US cannot "go against [Walker's] citizenship" until "after the criminal proceedings are over." That's not so.

The Supreme Court noted in the Quirin case in 1942 that certain acts can forfeit one's US citizenship. (One of the eight German saboteurs whose military tribunal trials were tested in that case, claimed to be an American citizen. The Court said that was irrelevant, because his acts would have forfeited his citizenship.) So, there is a better alternative than this Professor lists. If Walker's citizenship is yanked, first, then he can be tried in a closed, non-circus, military tribunal atmosphere for serious charges possibly leading to the death penalty.

With that one correction, this is a good, no-nonsense article.

Congressman Billybob

Billybob's daily, M-F, radio gig in the mornings.

4 posted on 12/27/2001 11:58:07 AM PST by Congressman Billybob
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To: PhilDragoo
Let's start with treason.

He took arms against his country. Charge him with the maximum possible and pursue the maximum penalty.

5 posted on 12/27/2001 11:58:58 AM PST by irv
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To: PhilDragoo
Lets see now the two CIA guys talk to Walker and shortly after the riot breaks out. Since the other Tallies knew that Walker was an American I am sure they asked him what the two CIA agents said. And I am sure his reply was that they are going to kill us we better fight. Shoot this slime ball and be done with it.
10 posted on 12/27/2001 1:52:02 PM PST by willyone
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To: PhilDragoo
Save the taxpayers' money, shot while trying to escape is a good option or another inmate could be hired for a pack of smokes.
15 posted on 12/29/2001 12:11:15 AM PST by putupon
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To: Howlin
FYI
17 posted on 12/29/2001 12:11:22 AM PST by piasa
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