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  • Navy Commander Who Interrogated 9/11 Terrorist Mastermind KSM Found Murdered

    03/03/2014 4:21:26 AM PST · by La Lydia · 86 replies
    Conservative refocus ^ | March 3, 2013 | Barry Secrest
    ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday. The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD. Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate. Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he...
  • Deal reached to allow Khalid Shaikh Mohammed to testify

    02/13/2014 7:46:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | FEb 13, 2014 | Richard A. Serrano
    Lawyers in the upcoming trial of an alleged top Al Qaeda leader reached a compromise Thursday to allow his defense attorney to submit written questions to Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, with government lawyers allowed to review the questions and answers from the presumed Sept. 11 mastermind to ensure no classified material is included. If government national security officials clear those replies, that could lead to highly dramatic testimony from Mohammed during the New York trial of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, possibly through a closed-circuit feed or videotape from Guantanamo Bay. The complex turn of events came after Mohammed agreed to help the...
  • Alleged mastermind behind 9/11 attacks says he has renounced violence

    01/14/2014 5:20:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | January 14, 2014 | Araminta Wordsworth
    Instead of blowing people up, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack wants to bring converts to Islam by subtler means of persuasion. Khalid Sheik Mohammed is seeking to convince members of the military tribunal trying him at Guantamo Bay he has renounced violence. In a 36-page manifesto published in the Huffington Post, he even argues, “The Holy Koran forbids us to use force as a means of converting” and reaching “truth and reality never comes by muscles and force but by using the mind and wisdom.” “Don’t believe the media that the mujahedeen believe that Islam spread in...
  • Terrorist serving life for role in 1993 WTC bombing reportedly sues to end solitary

    02/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Feb 18, 2013 | FoxNews
    A convicted terrorist serving life with no parole plus 240 years for masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center bombing has reportedly filed a lawsuit arguing he should be let out of solitary confinement. "I request an immediate end to my solitary confinement and ask to be in a unit in an open prison environment where inmates are allowed outside their cells for no less than 14 hours a day," he reportedly wrote in confidential government records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. His terror acts were funded by Al Qaeda and his uncle Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is allegedly the...
  • Book: Military feared use of terrorist's comments

    06/07/2012 1:13:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 3 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/7/2012 | Pete Yost
    WASHINGTON—Military prosecutors won't say whether they plan to use newly disclosed tape recordings in the upcoming trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed even though the tapes could solve the prosecution's problems with tainted evidence. A new book says Justice Department prosecutors were stunned to learn three years ago that the U.S. military had secretly tape-recorded incriminating comments that Mohammed made to fellow detainees during daily prison yard conversations but was not planning to use them at military tribunals. In "Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency," journalist Daniel Klaidman says Mohammed was...
  • KSM to be tried by military commission at Gitmo; Holder set to make announcement today

    04/04/2011 9:08:05 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 4, 2011 | Susan Condon
    Attorney General Eric Holder today will announce that self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad will be tried in a military commission, CBS News has learned. A source says the commission will be held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Trying Mohammed in a civilian court and closing the Guantanamo prison were once some of the Obama administration's top priorities, but political realities have hamstrung both goals. Holder previously recommended that Mohammed and four other alleged Sept. 11 plotters be tried in New York City...
  • Sept. 11 mastermind was waterboarded 183 times in delousing effort

    08/11/2010 9:04:50 PM PDT · by orwell2112 · 8 replies
    wineandexcrement.com (satire) ^ | Aug. 10, 2011 (republished) | Sisyphus
    WASHINGTON – Responding to Justice Department memos declassified by the Obama administration last week, former Bush administration officials claim that CIA agents who repeatedly waterboarded Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed were not bent on torture but simply treating a raging case of head lice and dandruff. Fecal Harpy, a spokeswoman for former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Obama’s decision to release the memos had forced Cheney and other members of the Bush administration to counter with their own disclosures of sensitive information. Cheney was a tireless advocate of waterboarding in the aftermath of 9-11. “We hate to do this,...
  • Obama Administration Considers Trying 9/11 Suspects in Military Tribunal

    03/05/2010 11:49:45 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 16 replies · 457+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-05-10 | JONATHAN WEISMAN AND EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is leaning toward trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged plotters of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in a military tribunal, reversing a Justice Department pledge to put them before a civilian court. Administration officials said moves by Congress as well as by local and state governments are all but foreclosing the civilian-court option. Members of Congress have moved to cut off funds for a civilian trial, while local governments have expressed reluctance to play host to such a trial.
  • In Reversal, Obama Advisers to Recommend Military Tribunals for 9/11 Plotters

    03/05/2010 3:41:12 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies · 919+ views
    fox news ^ | 3/5/2010 | fox news
    Top advisers to President Obama are close to a decision recommending that the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks be prosecuted in a military tribunal, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing unnamed administration officials. According to the report, the president's advisors have grown increasingly wary of bipartisan opposition to the planned civilian federal trial in New York City, mere blocks from where nearly 3,000 Americans were killed in the spectacular attack on the World Trade Center. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent state Democrats, who initially embraced Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheikh...
  • U.S. May Abandon Civilian Trial For 9/11 Suspect [Obama Reversal? Bush Vindicated!]

    02/12/2010 9:39:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 72 replies · 2,790+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 12, 2010
    U.S. May Abandon Civilian Trial For 9/11 Suspect Attorney general hints Mohammed may be tried before military commission WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving open the possibility of trying professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military commission instead of the civilian trial originally planned for New York City. "At the end of the day, wherever this case is tried, in whatever forum, what we have to ensure is that it's done as transparently as possible and with adherence to all the rules," Holder told The Washington Post in an interview published in Friday's editions. "If...
  • Billion dollar nightmare looms as Obama refuses to rule out holding 9/11 terror trials in NYC

    02/08/2010 8:32:51 AM PST · by pissant · 35 replies · 860+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/8/10 | Ken Bazinet
    The feds may still try the 9/11 terror thugs near Ground Zero, President Obama said yesterday, shocking critics. "I have not ruled it out, but I think it's important for us to take into account the practical, logistical issues involved," Obama told CBS News anchor Katie Couric. "I mean, if you have a city that is saying no, and a police department that is saying no, and a mayor that is saying no, that makes it difficult," Obama acknowledged. The White House asked Attorney General Eric Holder late last month to look for alternatives to a trial in Manhattan Federal...
  • Execute KSM and the 9/11 Killers; Give them what they want

    02/05/2010 8:30:19 AM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 24 replies · 594+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 5, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    This fiasco disgusts Americans. A February 1 Rasmussen survey discovered that only 16 percent of likely voters want terrorists to enjoy the same legal rights as U.S. citizens, while 74 percent disagree. Meanwhile, HumanEvents.com (which often posts my columns) has gathered 126,665 signatures on its online petition demanding KSM and company’s ejection from civilian court. “These proceedings will make the O. J. Simpson trial look like a traffic-court hearing,” says Marc Thiessen, author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack , a new bestseller on the Obama administration’s soft-on-terror...
  • Accused 9/11 plotter likely to face execution

    01/31/2010 7:53:44 AM PST · by La Lydia · 44 replies · 672+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 31, 2010
    Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be tried and convicted and is likely to be executed, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Sunday. Interviewed on CNN's "State of the Union," show, Gibbs said: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is going to meet justice and he's going to meet his maker. He will be brought to justice and he's likely to be executed for the heinous crimes he committed." Gibbs did not confirm reports that the Obama administration has begun looking for places other than the heart of New York City to prosecute self-professed mastermind Mohammed and four accused co-conspirators...
  • Administration drops plans to try alleged 9/11 conspirators in N.Y.C.

    01/29/2010 4:06:42 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 353+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Jan. 29, 2010 | Peter Finn, Carrie Johnson and Anne E. Kornblut
    The Obama administration has abandoned its plan to put Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, on trial in Lower Manhattan, according to administration officials. The reversal marks the latest setback for an administration that has been buffeted at every turn as it seeks to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. And without the backdrop of Ground Zero for a trial, the administration will also lose some of the rich symbolism associated with its attempt to forge a new approach to handling high-value al-Qaeda detainees. "New York is out," said an administration...
  • Lawmakers concerned about 9/11 trial in NYC

    01/29/2010 3:13:08 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies · 210+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 28, 2010 | NEWSCORE/AFP
    A group of eight New York lawmakers have written to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concern about plans to prosecute the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 attacks in Manhattan, AFP reported Thursday. The members of the House of Representatives and state officials, said they agreed with President Barack Obama's decision to prosecute five men accused of the attacks before a civilian court. But they warned that the courthouse selected for the trial, just steps from the site of the World Trade Centers among the attack's targets, was poorly chosen.
  • White House asks Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial

    01/29/2010 3:56:31 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 49 replies · 873+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/29/2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet, Adam Lisberg and Samuel Goldsmith Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny
    The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan. The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said he would "prefer that they did it elsewhere" and then spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder. "It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that's too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood," Bloomberg told reporters.
  • White House Considers Moving 9/11 Trial Out of New York City

    01/28/2010 7:20:42 PM PST · by ColdOne · 22 replies · 561+ views
    FoxNews ^ | January 28, 2010 | Major Garrett
    Senior administration officials confirm alternate trial locations are being sought because Congress is almost sure to deny President Obama the funds necessary to proceed with its original planBowing to intense and deepening bipartisan opposition to conducting the criminal trials for the 9/11 hijackers in the heart of New York City, the Obama White House has begun discussing alternate locations with the Justice Department, senior administration officials told Fox News. The White House denied a New York Daily News report that it ordering the Department of Justice to find a new location for the trials, which are sure to attract massive...
  • White House orders Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial

    01/28/2010 5:22:29 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 176 replies · 5,058+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 01/28/2010 | Thomas M. Defrank and Samuel Goldsmith
    White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned. The decision came after Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians across the state railed against President Obama's plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan Federal Court.... It was not immediately clear if the reassessment means the trial will definitely be moved out of the city.
  • 'I found bin Laden bride No. 5 as he planned 9/11'

    01/24/2010 8:59:33 PM PST · by Saije · 7 replies · 766+ views
    Times of India ^ | 1/24/2010 | Hala Jaber
    When Osama bin Laden decided to marry for the fifth time, he turned to his most trusted advisers to find him a bride. He wanted a Yemeni girl, he told them. The marriage would cement his relationship with Yemen, his billionaire father’s home. Sheikh Rashad Ismael, a Yemeni aide, took up the challenge. “She had to be religious, obedient, generous, well brought-up, quiet, calm and young enough not to feel jealous of the sheikh’s (bin Laden’s) other wives,” he giggled. “Multiple wives tend to vie for attention out of jealousy and end up in catfights, and bin Laden did not...
  • NYPD Top Cop on decision to have terror trials in NYC: We were not consulted

    01/24/2010 6:23:55 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 5 replies · 644+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday January 24, 2010 | Paul Klenk
    New York City's Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the New York Young Republican Club on Thursday. Two hundred and fifty members of the organization were in attendance and mainly peppered the commissioner with questions regarding the upcoming 9/11 terror trials that are to be staged in lower Manhattan. When asked how the decision for the trials to be hosted in New York came about, Commisioner Kelly's response produced gasps among audience members (h/t Loud Citizen).: “We were not consulted,” Kelly said tersely of the decision. He stated that the trial “will raise the threat level of this city,” a threat...
  • FReeper Silly’s article on KSM terror trial now linked at BigGovernment; will Drudge be next?

    01/24/2010 4:57:48 PM PST · by Silly · 63 replies · 1,503+ views
    Silly | January 24, 2010 | Silly
    A blog piece I wrote yesterday on the KSM terror trial, reporting on remarks made by NYPD’s Ray Kelly, has been climbing up the blogosphere today. First I posted it at my site, LoudCitizen.org. Then I cross-posted it to FR and UrbanElephants. Next, The Washington Times quoted an entire paragraph of the piece, giving me a “hat tip” and linking directly to my blog. Their blogger Kerry Picket was tipped off by a friend of mine. From there, I managed one rung up the ladder when Josh Goldberg made it a “Must Read” at Lucianne.com this afternoon. Based on that...
  • NYC's top cop Ray Kelly on decision to have terror trials in NYC: We were not consulted

    01/23/2010 10:05:44 PM PST · by paltz · 12 replies · 902+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 1/24/10 | Kerry Picket
    New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed the New York Young Republican Club on Thursday. 250 members of the organization were in attendance and mainly peppered the commissioner with questions regarding the upcoming 9/11 terror trials that are to be staged in lower Manhattan. When asked how the decision for the trials to be hosted in New York came about, Commisioner Kelly's response produced gasps among audience members (h/t Loud Citizen).:
  • Death penalty in 9/11 trials may be difficult

    11/30/2009 11:18:48 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 528+ views
    latimes.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2009 | David G. Savage
    Reporting from Washington - After Zacarias Moussaoui -- the accused "20th hijacker" in the Sept. 11 attacks -- was sentenced to life in prison in 2006 because one juror in Virginia refused to agree to the death penalty, Moussaoui clapped his hands and called out, "America, you lost and I won." Now the Obama administration plans to seek a death sentence for Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind. Some legal experts say President Obama was overly confident when he predicted that critics of trying Mohammed in a federal courtroom in Manhattan would be silenced "when the death penalty...
  • Matthews Worries About KSM Getting an ACLU Lawyer

    11/24/2009 4:30:11 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 22 replies · 1,652+ views
    NewsReal ^ | November 24, 2009 | Rhonda Robinson
    Will Barack Hussein Obama become just another name in the long list of defamed, failed, and corrupt Illinois politicians? Will he follow in Governor Blagojevich’s footsteps as another Democrat whose party abandoned him? Has his fall from political grace begun? In the short span of time this administration has provoked far more questions, than it claimed to have answers to. In a rare flash of rationality, Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball had some questions of his own: “President Obama has his chin out on about every hot issue out there, health care, terror trials, job losses, even the breast...
  • Scott Fenstermaker on Bill O'Reilly refuses to say those killed on 911 were "murdered"

    11/23/2009 5:27:14 PM PST · by KJC1 · 54 replies · 2,492+ views
    Fox News Channel | Fox News
    Scott Fenstermaker, an attorney for terrorists at Gitmo, is on Bill O'Reilly now and is repeatedly refusing to answer the question, "Were the people killed on 911 murdered?" He just kept answering that the jury will decide that. He is also saying the trial will be filled with "US propaganda." No link, it's on O'Reilly.
  • Germany Concerned Its Evidence to Be Used to Back Death Penalty in 9/11 Trial

    11/21/2009 1:32:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 59 replies · 1,906+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/21/09 | AP
    Germans don't want KSM or the other turds to die.
  • KSM trial: it's Obama's call

    11/21/2009 3:43:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 7 replies · 691+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2009 | KRIS W. KOBACH
    President Obama has said it was Attorney General Eric Holder who decided to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind, and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian federal court in New York City. Yet, as a matter of law, that can't be true. "You know, I said to the attorney general, 'make a decision based on the law,' " the president told CNN. In Holder's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he confirmed that Obama had left it up to him: "This was a tough call, and reasonable people can disagree with my conclusion that these individuals should...
  • Bring KSM to NYC means the fix is in: he won’t get death penalty but America will be found guilty

    11/20/2009 6:10:10 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 13 replies · 660+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | November 20, 2009 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Here are a few facts we can’t overlook. *A retired Army lawyer speaking at a TEA Party rally this past week explained the dangers this trail poses to national security. He predicted a “civilian” trial will lead to the exposure of some of America’s most important military secrets and methods of keeping us safe since 9-11. During the trial of John Walker Lindh he was in charge of a team of military lawyers whose only job was defeating ACLU filings designed to expose America’s secrets. He confidently predicted this would happen again during this trial, but sadly concluded the military’s...
  • Obama vows 9/11 fiend will get death - then backs off (what happened to due process Mr. President?)

    11/19/2009 10:22:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 63 replies · 2,014+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 19, 2009 | DAPHNE RETTER and GEOFF EARLE
    -- For a moment, he became judge, jury and executioner. President Obama yesterday blurted out a predicted conviction and death sentence for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed -- then sheepishly qualified the prejudgment. In one of several TV interviews at the end of his Asia trip, Obama said those offended by the legal privileges offered to Mohammed in a civilian rather than military trial won't find it "offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him." And then he quickly backtracked, saying he didn't mean to suggest he was prejudging the self-confessed mass murderer....
  • Republicans who endorsed Holder have second thoughts

    11/17/2009 3:35:57 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 53 replies · 1,851+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 17, 2009 | Byron York
    Last January, several Republican legal stars wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting Eric Holder's nomination to be attorney general. Now, in light of Holder's decision to grant 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed full American constitutional rights and try him in federal court in New York, some of those veteran lawyers are having second thoughts. The January letter called Holder an "extraordinary lawyer" of "unfailing integrity" who is "superbly qualified" to lead the Justice Department and whose appointment as the first African-American attorney general "should be hailed as a milestone." "From his experience Eric fully understands and appreciates...
  • Trying KSM in Civilian Court: Inconsistent, Indefensible, Inexplicable

    11/18/2009 5:30:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 556+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a federal civilian court is inconsistent, indefensible and inexplicable. It is inconsistent with Holder's own decision to try Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri in a military commission. It is indefensible in light of the unmistakable intentions of the Framers of the Constitution. It is inexplicable by any prudential analysis of the national interest in dealing with an enemy like al-Qaida. Some strange ideological impulse -- rather than common sense and respect for the rule of law -- is driving the Obama administration to give special treatment to the perpetrator of one...
  • Obama: Professed 9/11 mastermind will be convicted

    11/18/2009 10:55:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies · 2,144+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov, 18, 2009 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama predicted that professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be convicted and executed as Attorney General Eric Holder proclaimed: "Failure is not an option." Even if a terror trial suspect were acquitted, Holder said, he would not be released in the United States. In one of a series of TV interviews during his trip to Asia, Obama said those offended by the legal privileges given to Mohammed by virtue of getting a civilian trial rather than a military tribunal won't find it "offensive at all when he's convicted and when the death penalty...
  • Muslim Jurors for 9/11 Islamic Terrorists

    11/17/2009 3:48:37 PM PST · by parkerj · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    theFinancialSkinny ^ | November 17, 2009 | theFinancialSkinny
    While it is widely assumed that any jury in New York would find the 9/11 terrorists guilty, especially given their previous confessions, it's within the realm of probability that a Muslim juror would vote to acquit based upon his/her loyalty to (or fear of) Islam.
  • The Fix Was In (White House decided months ago to move KSM to New York)

    11/17/2009 1:29:06 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 31 replies · 1,934+ views
    Wall St Journal: Best of the Web Today ^ | 11/17/09 | James Taranto
    the White House made up its mind about this six months ago--that would be in May, roughly four months after President Obama's inauguration....why did it wait until last week to make the announcement? That it was the week after an election is bound to raise suspicions that the timing was politically motivated.
  • Paterson Rips White House For NYC 9/11 Trial

    11/16/2009 3:14:02 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 83 replies · 4,747+ views
    wcbs ^ | 11/16/09 | Marcia Kramer
    Gov. David Paterson openly criticized the White House on Monday, saying he thought it was a terrible idea to move alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspected terrorists to New York for trial.
  • Portrait of 9/11 ‘Jackal’ Emerges as He Awaits Trial

    11/15/2009 8:14:23 AM PST · by lbryce · 22 replies · 1,350+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 14, 2009 | Mark Mazetti
    WASH­ING­TON — Not long after he was roust­ed from bed and seized in a predawn raid in Pak­is­tan in March 2003, Khalid Shaikh Mo­hammed gave his cap­tors two de­mands: He want­ed a lawyer, and he want­ed to be taken to New York. After a near­ly sev­en-year odyssey that took him to se­cret Cen­tral In­tel­li­gence Agen­cy jails in Eu­rope and an Amer­i­can mil­i­tary prison in Cuba, Mr. Mo­hammed is fi­nal­ly like­ly to get his wish. He will be the most se­nior lead­er of Al Qaeda to date held to ac­count for the mass mur­der of near­ly 3,000 Amer­i­cans, fac­ing trial in...
  • New Yorkers Cry for 9/11 Plotters' Executions

    11/14/2009 4:41:03 AM PST · by kellynla · 78 replies · 3,203+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | November 14, 2009 | REBECCA ROSENBERG and CARL CAMPANILE
    <p>Outraged New Yorkers said yesterday that admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other terrorists deserve to be put to death -- and some even volunteered for the job.</p> <p>"Kill them without a trial. Just a bullet in the head and say goodbye. Why waste taxpayer money?" said Thomas Pland, 70, a truck driver from Astoria, Queens.</p>
  • Family members denounce decision to try terror suspects in New York (Obama's a terrorist supporter)

    11/13/2009 1:51:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies · 564+ views
    WLOS ABC ^ | 11/13/2009 | AP
    Family members of some of the victims of the 9/11 attacks are voicing outrage over the decision to take the self-proclaimed mastermind of the attacks to New York and try him in a federal civilian court. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be tried in a courthouse just blocks from where the World Trade Center stood. The widow of a pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon, Debra Burlingame, says, "We have a president who doesn't know we're at war."
  • Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y.

    11/13/2009 3:48:30 AM PST · by Cindy · 91 replies · 3,135+ views
    (AP) via FOXNEWS.com ^ | Friday, November 13, 2009 | n/a
    Source: 9/11 Terror Detainees Face Trial in N.Y. Friday, November 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday. The official said Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce the decision later in the morning. The official is not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement, so spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • AP Source: Gitmo 9/11 suspects to NY for trial

    11/13/2009 5:38:45 AM PST · by smokeyb · 12 replies · 479+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/13/09 | Devlin Barret (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official said Friday.
  • Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Sent to New York for Trial

    11/13/2009 6:40:33 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 26 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-13-09 | EVAN PEREZ
    WASHINGTON -- Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused in the attacks will be put on criminal trial in New York, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce later Friday. The decision, described by people familiar with the matter, is part of wider announcement planned on how to bring to justice detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison. It's the first set of decisions before a Monday deadline on how to deal with the more than 200 prisoners remaining at the facility, which President Barack Obama has ordered closed.
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA TRANSFORMS TERRORISTS INTO U.S. CITIZENS

    11/13/2009 9:44:15 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 28 replies · 1,554+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | November 13, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    No Constitutional Rights For Red-Blooded Americans bythelastcrusade.org Welcome to the Islamic America of Barack Hussein Obama,Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees have been granted full rights and protection under the U.S. Constitution.They will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official announced today.Under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Mr. Mohammed and the other “alleged” terrorists will have the right to a speedy trial, the right to publicly paid counsel, the right to immediate access to all government evidence - - including...
  • 9/11 suspects to be tried in New York (Obama/Holder guilty of subterfuge)

    11/13/2009 10:39:33 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies · 508+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nobember 13, 2009 | Caren Bohan
    The accused mastermind of the September 11 attacks and four other suspects will be sent to New York and prosecuted in a court near where the World Trade Center once stood, the U.S. government said Friday, as it took a step toward closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the others had been facing trials in military commissions at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, but U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to move some cases to U.S. criminal courts and close the prison by mid-January. Obama's decision to close Guantanamo, a symbol for critics abroad of...
  • Webb: Criminal trials for 9/11 terrorists a bad idea

    11/13/2009 11:55:29 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 876+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Nov. 13, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Byron York at the Washington Examiner has Senator James Webb’s repudiation of the Obama administration decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 figures in a New York City courtroom (emphasis mine): I have never disputed the constitutional authority of the President to convene Article III courts in cases of international terrorism. However, I remain very concerned about the wisdom of doing so. Those who have committed acts of international terrorism are enemy combatants, just as certainly as the Japanese pilots who killed thousands of Americans at Pearl Harbor. It will be disruptive, costly, and potentially counterproductive to...
  • McCain blasts decision on terror suspects (Hey McRINO, you're also to blame!)

    11/13/2009 12:29:46 PM PST · by tobyhill · 31 replies · 1,318+ views
    cnn ^ | 11/13/2009 | Peter Hamby
    Sen. John McCain hammered the Obama administration Friday for its decision to try accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four other suspected terrorists in a civilian court in New York. Mohammed, Ramzi Bin al-Shibh, Walid bin Attash, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi will all be transferred from Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York - a short distance from the World Trade Center towers that were destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
  • Protest 911 Trial - What if Jurists Yell GUILTY at the beginning of the Trial?

    11/13/2009 10:55:10 AM PST · by dila813 · 31 replies · 692+ views
    Today | Myself
    Should any Jury even allow this to come to a civilian trial?
  • Republican Leader: ‘Irresponsible Decision’ to Try 9/11 Mastermind in Federal Court

    11/13/2009 11:00:07 AM PST · by USALiberty · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    CNS News ^ | November 13, 2009 | Susan Jones, Senior Editor
    House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) says the Obama administration is putting "liberal special interests before the safety and security of the American people" in deciding to bring the 9/11 mastermind to the United States for trial in federal civilian court. Boehner issued the statement on Friday, shortly before Attorney General Eric Holder formally announced the decision to bring Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees to New York City. “The possibility that Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his co-conspirators could be found ‘not guilty’ due to some legal technicality just blocks from Ground Zero should give every American...
  • 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Be Tried in the City He Attacked, NYC

    11/13/2009 5:40:04 AM PST · by kellynla · 170 replies · 5,081+ views
    jihadwatch.org ^ | November 13, 2009 | staff
    It could jeopardize counterterror programs and thereby endanger Americans, but who cares? "9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to go on trial in New York," from the Telegraph, November 13 (thanks to Anne Crockett): President Barack Obama said the September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be put on trial in New York City. Speaking in Tokyo, Mr Obama said Mohammed, the self-proclaimed organiser of the al-Qaeda terrorist plot that killed almost 3,000 people in 2001, would face "exacting" US justice. Bringing such notorious suspects to US soil to face trial would be a key...
  • Alleged Architect Of 9/11 Confesses To Many Attacks (3/15/2007. Confessions won't count now)

    11/13/2009 9:25:46 AM PST · by tobyhill · 6 replies · 370+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/15/2007 | Josh White
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, confessed at a Guantanamo Bay military hearing that he planned and funded that al-Qaeda operation and said he was involved in more than two dozen other terrorist acts around the world, according to documents released by the Pentagon yesterday. In a rambling statement delivered Saturday to a closed-door military tribunal, Mohammed declared himself an enemy of the United States and claimed some responsibility for many of the major terrorist attacks on U.S. and allied targets over more than a decade. He said that he is at war with...
  • AP source: 9/11 suspects will be tried in N.Y. (Now the terrorist get all US Citizen rights)

    11/13/2009 3:16:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies · 1,009+ views
    msnbc ^ | 11/13/2009 | ap
    Accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be sent to New York to face trial in a civilian federal court, an Obama administration official told The Associated Press on Friday. The official said that Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to announce the decision later Friday morning. The official was not authorized to discuss the decision before the announcement and was speaking on condition of anonymity.