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    White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    This is good news, I'm glad that Senator Lindsay Graham's opinion on this didn't prevail.


    The White House said Monday it will not treat the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attack as an enemy combatant.

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill and injure people, would be tried as a terrorist in the federal court system.

    "This is absolutely the right way to go and the appropriate way to go,” Carney said a Monday’s White House press briefing.

    Carney said the department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder, as well the entire national security team, support not trying the terror suspect as an enemy combatant.

    Number of Republicans had called on the Obama administration to declare Tsarnaev an enemy combatant and put him in military detention in order to gather intelligence from him. They argue this would allow the goverment to gather more information from Tsarnaev for a longer period of time.

    The government has yet to read Tsarnaev his Miranda rights, and Carney on Monday declined to comment on how long the Justice Department might question Tsarnaev under the public safety exemption from Miranda.




    Read more: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant - The Hill's Video


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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Should be interesting to see

    * how long they can use the public safety exemption
    * where will he be held pending trial(i.e. general population, solitary )
    * where & when will the trial be/take place

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    This will cost Boston $1 billion in security for this trial. Exagerrating to make a point.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Exagerrating to make a point.
    And that point is...?

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And that point is...?
    Just that the security detail for this trial is going to be like none other. The entire city - the entire country, for that matter - will be a serious target for terror during that trial. He'll be a cult hero and inspiration to al-Quaida cells everywhere.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Just that the security detail for this trial is going to be like none other. The entire city - the entire country, for that matter - will be a serious target for terror during that trial. He'll be a cult hero and inspiration to al-Quaida cells everywhere.
    What about the cost for the personal and property damage from the damn explosions?

    What about the cost of the manhunt?

    What about the cost of medical treatment for all of the injured victims?

    Let him be a martyr - we will continue to hunt them down and kill them.

    Our asses have been hanging in the breeze since 9/11.

    The trial is the least of our worries.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    They will probably remove the case from Boston. I have heard some speculate they could send the trial to the 4th Circuit, probably Virginia, which is pretty merciless when it comes to criminals and their appeals.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Just that the security detail for this trial is going to be like none other. The entire city - the entire country, for that matter - will be a serious target for terror during that trial. He'll be a cult hero and inspiration to al-Quaida cells everywhere.
    Those military tribunals did not have a good success rate.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    What about the cost for the personal and property damage from the damn explosions?

    What about the cost of the manhunt?

    What about the cost of medical treatment for all of the injured victims?

    Let him be a martyr - we will continue to hunt them down and kill them.

    Our asses have been hanging in the breeze since 9/11.

    The trial is the least of our worries.

    Cripe!
    I don't disagree with any of that. I was merely making a point.

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    Re: White House: Boston suspect will not be treated as combatant

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I don't disagree with any of that. I was merely making a point.
    Oops....sorry!
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