The United States on Wednesday announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of orchestrating the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.
“If convicted, the five accused could be sentenced to death,” the Defense Department said in a statement…
The charges allege that the five are “responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., resulting in the killing of 2,976 people,” the statement said.
The five accused are charged with “terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury, and destruction of property in violation of the law of war. The convening authority has referred all charges to a joint trial.”
The convening authority, the Office of Military Commissions, referred charges to a capital military commission, the department said.
The son of a bitch was captured in March of 2003. He was initially charged in 2008, but Obama stopped the proceedings in 2009, during his brain dead attempt to close GITMO and move the trial to a federal civilian court in New York. The plans were changed after a considerable amount of hell was raised by American citizens in New York and across the country.
By the way:
A former Justice Department attorney who blew the whistle on his department’s policies is now questioning the promotion of a former defense attorney for an American terrorist to the No. 3 spot at the Justice Department — specifically charged with crafting U.S. policy on Guantanamo detainees.
J. Christian Adams, once an elections lawyer who accused the Justice Department of racial bias in its decision to not prosecute a voter intimidation case involving the New Black Panther Party, said Tony West’s promotion from assistant attorney general for the Civil Division to acting associate attorney general is one more step toward letting radicals run the Justice Department.
“The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It’s not that he’s just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes,” Adams told Fox News on Sunday.
Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, noted that in Holder’s announcement of West’s promotion, he “conveniently omitted” West’s role as the defense attorney for convicted Al Qaeda terrorist John Walker Lindh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence after being captured in Afghanistan in 2001 while fighting with the Taliban.
……Adams said not only did West represent Lindh, but his firm was also involved in two other defense cases for terrorists working against the U.S.
“Tony West took on, and his firm, took some of the most radical causes for America’s enemies before coming to the Justice Department,” he said.
“When he took on the representation of John Walker Lindh, even after the sentencing, he was out shilling for him. He said things like … ‘I think he’ll have a lot to offer after he gets out of jail.’ I mean, what is he going to have to offer after when he gets out of jail? How to endear yourself to prominent Democrat lawyers? I mean there’s no reason to be talking like that.”
A lot to offer…like being a mouthpiece for the Left and probably picking up where he left off with his jihad.
Eric Holder’s take on GITMO is to load the defense with a bunch of leftwing toadies whom he calls “patriots” and “effective terror fighters”. These so-called “patriotic” lawyers have abetted the muzzie prisoners in hunger strikes to help the thugs look like ‘victims’. In one case, a lawyer sent one of the terrorists a transcript of a rabid anti-American speech that compared military physicians to Joseph Mengele, (the Nazi doctor of Auschwitz). One gave a terrorist detainee a hand-drawn map of the detention camp’s layout. Three lawyers defending Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his 9/11 co-conspirators showed their clients photographs of the covert CIA officers who interrogated them after they were captured overseas.
Holder has no problem with DOJ legal representatives colluding with Islamic terrorists. Remember that when KSM’s swarthy ass gets hauled up in front of the tribunal.
- Just in time for election, 9/11 mastermind to face Gitmo trial, death penalty (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)