Skip to comments.9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing
Posted on 05/05/2012 8:01:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged into Saturday night in the opening act of the long-stalled effort to prosecute them in a military court.
It wasn't until more than seven hours into the hearing that prosecutors at the U.S. military base in Cuba began reading the charges against the men, including 2,976 counts of murder and terrorism in the 2001 attacks that sent hijacked jetliners into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted 9/11 architect, and the four men accused of aiding the 9/11 conspiracy put off their pleas until a later date. Lawyers were still discussing trial dates Saturday night; another hearing was set for June 12.
Earlier, Mohammed cast off his earphones providing Arabic translations of the proceeding and refused to answer Army Col. James Pohl's questions or acknowledge he understood them. All five men refused to participate in the hearing; two passed around a copy of The Economist magazine and leafed through the articles.
Walid bin Attash was confined to a restraint chair when he came into court, released only after he promised to behave
Cheryl Bormann, a civilian attorney for bin Attash, appeared in a conservative Islamic outfit that left only her face uncovered and she asked the court to order other women present to wear "appropriate" clothing so that defendants do not have to avert their eyes "for fear of committing a sin under their faith."
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Sounds like the defense attorney is being indoctrinated.
Sounds to me like she’s trying to turn the trial into a circus with herself as the ringmaster. I don’t know if she’s a Muslim or if she has any radical affiliations.
Brought to you by the same folks who can't abide having the 10 Commandments displayed within a five mile radius of a courthouse....
All cultures are equal...but some cultures are more equal than others.
Can a judge carry on a trial, if the dependent is uncooperative? If thé défendent refuses to answer questions and find them guilty or innocent, based on the evidence?
If so, put them in a sound-proof box, with the trial playing through speakers and carry on. Let them sit in the box incapable of interrupting the trial.
How about we put a bullet in their thick skulls and be done with it.....
Only a handful of people would actually care and ....well just screw them...
The learned counsel, death penalty defense experience, defense attorneys, from left: David Nevin for Khalid Sheik Mohammed; Cheryl Borman for Walid bin Attash; James Harrington for Ramzi bin al Shibh; James G. Connell III for Ammar al Baluchi, also called Ali Abd al Aziz Ali; Cmdr. Walter Ruiz for Mustafa al Hawsawi. Also assigned are Marine Corps Maj. Derek Poteet and Army Capt. Jason D. Wright for Mohammed; Marine Corps Maj. William T. Hennessey and Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz for Bin Attash; Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bogucki for Bin al Shibh and Air Force Lt. Col. Sterling Thomas for Baluchi.
Waleed bin Attash aka Tawfiq Attash aka Khallad...
He is Yemeni
Should’ve used the Israeli method: A Hellfire Howdy.
Sounds like Chicago 7 and Bill Ayers tactics- which worked.
Borman is the one who wore the hijab and insisted the other women should do the same.
OK, probably not. I’m still going with the circus hypothesis, though.
You need to start a new Thread titled “If FReepers Ran the World”.
Make it more interesting, put a Pig in the box with them.
“Can a judge carry on a trial, if the dependent is uncooperative?”
If lack of cooperation was a legitimate method to derail one’s trial, every defendant would deploy that ruse.
A bullet is too good for them. Hang them as common criminals and feed them to pigs. These guys are no better than the nazis we hanged. Why in the world is this taking forever and they’ll probably (at best) be given a nice needle way out.
So sick of this nonsense.
Agreed, you’re dead on the money with the circus hypothesis.