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    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to Go to Military Commission Trial - FoxNews.com

    The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the U.S. will be referred to the Defense Department for trial, three sources familiar with the case told Fox News on Monday.

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2006, after being captured in Pakistan in 2003, and five alleged Sept. 11 co-conspirators will face prosecution by a military commission in Guantanamo, a Justice Department official said.

    A formal announcement is expected by Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day. The decision is a turn-around after Holder said in November 2009 that he had decided the conspirators -- Mohammed, Walid Muhammed Salih Mubarak Bin Attash, Ramzi Bin Al Shibh, Ali Abdul-Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed Al Hawsawi -- should be prosecuted in civilian court.
    Can you say, "flip-flop."

    Of course this is the right decision, but anyone with the slightest clue knew this from the beginning.

    Eric Holder is such an embarassment.

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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    I like that Holder essentially blamed Congress for throwing up too many obstacles. Sounds like, in this case, at least, that's just our system of checks and balances actually working.
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Aarrrrgh why does it matter he's going to get the death penalty. Just do it already!

    Civilian. Military. Like there's a difference in this particular case.
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Aarrrrgh why does it matter he's going to get the death penalty. Just do it already!

    Civilian. Military. Like there's a difference in this particular case.
    There is a huge difference, cost to the taxpayer.

    In civilian court, his appeals would go on for decades. Military court, not so much.
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    There is a huge difference, cost to the taxpayer.

    In civilian court, his appeals would go on for decades. Military court, not so much.
    You know sometimes appeals can be denied, right?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Aarrrrgh why does it matter he's going to get the death penalty. Just do it already!

    Civilian. Military. Like there's a difference in this particular case.
    Did you think this guy would only be found guillty of one of 280 charges in civilian court?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/ny...lani.html?_r=1

    The first former Guantánamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court was acquitted on Wednesday of all but one of more than 280 charges of conspiracy and murder in the 1998 terrorist bombings of the United States Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
    The case has been seen as a test of President Obama’s goal of trying detainees in federal court whenever feasible, and the result seems certain to fuel debate over whether civilian courts are appropriate for trying terro
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Aarrrrgh why does it matter he's going to get the death penalty. Just do it already!

    Civilian. Military. Like there's a difference in this particular case.
    There is an enormous difference.

    He doesn't have the same "rights" in a military court.
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You know sometimes appeals can be denied, right?
    You know that death penalty cases (assuming that's what our government is seeking here) in civilian criminal courts are automatically granted appellate review, right?
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    Re: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 Co-Conspirators to Go to Military Commission Trial

    Um, I don't see a problem with this in fact this is probably the best approach with this man's case. In my own opinion, the man was a war criminal and justice would best be served in a military tribunal. However, when most of the people in Guantanamo aren't even fairly imprisoned I would suggest also a civilian trail for those that were put their under false pretenses ect..
    Last edited by RyrineaHaruno; 04-04-11 at 09:25 PM.

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