WASHINGTON – Self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees will be brought to trial in a civilian federal courthouse in New York, near the site of the devastating 2001 terror attacks. Prosecutors expect to seek the death penalty.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced the long-awaited and politically fraught decision at a news conference Friday. He also said five other Guantanamo detainees, including a major suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, will be tried through the military commission process.
Holder said the Sept. 11 defendants should be tried where their crimes occurred. Nearly 3,000 people died when the World Trade Center towers were brought down by two hijacked jetliners, another hijacked jet hit the Pentagon and a fourth crashed in western Pennsylvania.
Answer by NightPhoenix at 5:58 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 2:20 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
In March 1994, four men were convicted (IN NEW YORK) of carrying out the bombing of the World Trade Center: Abouhalima, Ajaj, Ayyad and Salameh. The charges included conspiracy, explosive destruction of property and interstate transportation of explosives. In November 1997, two more were convicted: Yousef, the mastermind behind the bombings, and Eyad Ismoil, who drove the truck carrying the bomb.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:31 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:35 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Where would you like to see the alleged bombers get a trial, sweet?
Answer by tyme4me2day at 3:46 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
No. Holder hinted around to one read on being because the 9-11 involved civilians. Nearly 200 people at the Pentagon were attacked, most definitely a military target. Military Target=Military Tribunal. It should trump all others. Our NATION was ATTACKED. New York will become a bigger target for potential terrorist attacks during the entire trial. Holder and Obama are giving an incentivize for more attacks on US soil by giving them the biggest possible PR opportunity... Our justice system is for Americans to judge each other for civil/criminal matters.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:56 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 5:21 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 6:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 6:16 PM on Nov. 13, 2009
Next question overall
if you knew you were done having kids would you get your tubes tied?