Trial date set for 5 men responsible for 9/11 attacks…

| August 31, 2019

Alleged al Qaeda kingpin Khalid Sheik Mohammed, in detention at Guantanamo, in a 2009 file image. (Photo courtesy Jarret Brachman via Miami Herald/TNS)

…20 years later in 2021

Hmmmmm…..wonder if the new Sheriff in the White House and his Attorney General has anything to do with the sea-change on board GITMO.

From the article:

A date has been set for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others charged in the planning of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

On Friday, Air Force judge Col. W. Shane Cohen set Jan. 11, 2021 as the starting date for the joint death-penalty trial of the five terrorist plotters, who will face Camp Justice military court in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, according to The New York Times on Friday.

The date signifies the first time a trial judge has set a start-of-trial date in the case. Two previous judges had not set dates, though prosecutors have requested trial dates since the defendants were arraigned in 2012.

New dates have also been set for next month to determine what evidence will be admissible in court. The examination of evidence is needed as the defense team has argued confessions by the defendants were coerced through years of torture by the C.I.A. and should be considered inadmissible.

Additional New York Times reporting states that in 2006, the F.B.I. under the Bush administration decided to question Mohammed and other members of Al Qaeda upon Mohammed’s arrival at the Guantánamo Bay facility. The F.B.I. sent legally “clean teams” to gather statements from the defendants, separate from the C.I.A. interrogation, in order to ensure that their confessions would be seen as lawful before a court.

Though the various defendants made their confessions to the F.B.I. in the separate interrogations, the defense team has claimed they have evidence the F.B.I. played a role in the C.I.A. interrogations by feeding questions for the interrogators, and the C.I.A. maintained a role even after the transfer to Guantánamo Bay.

As a result of these claims, the defense is arguing these confessions sourced from the F.B.I. could not be distinguished from those confessions made to the C.I.A. and remain inadmissible.

“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell” – Carl Sandburg

Read the rest of the article here: American Military News

Category: GITMO, GWOT, Legal, Usual Suspects

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  1. USAF E-5 says:

    I’d be pretty happy to see them set before a board. Heck, we haven’t hanged anybody since Pvt Slovak, but they might be up for it.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Lock the pedophiles in a cage full of wild boars. Let them be turned into pig sh^t.

      Film at 11.

    • Just An Old Dog says:

      Slovik was shot not hanged. The last time the military hanged someone, hell actually executed someone was in 1961. John A Bennett was hanged for rape and attempted Murder.
      These Fucksticks don’t deserve a trail. It should be a summary execution.

  2. Poetrooper says:

    What’s the big rush?

  3. David says:

    “A fair trial, followed by a first-rate hanging.” We should be able to spare a day to do all of that.

  4. The Other Whitey says:

    Feed him to the pigs.

    • Thunderstixx says:

      Cut off their legs and arms, feed them to the hogs in front of them while they watch their body parts be turned into grade A pig shit…
      Do it to all of them and then put them in the hog waller and let them watch themselves be eaten by hogs…
      Uday and Qusay have nothing on me…

  5. rgr769 says:

    Even if convicted, those of us in our 70’s are unlikely to live long enough to see these muzzie bastards get the dirt nap they so richly deserve. You can bet the trial will be postponed several more times. Too bad we can’t hang their proglodyte defense attorneys along with them.

  6. Sapper3307 says:

    It looked like Rossi O’Donnell in the original picture. Thank the Lord for a swift/fast trial.

  7. How come it didn’t take Timothy McVeigh almost 20 years to be executed????

  8. Anonymous says:

    When ol’ Khalid Sheik Mohammed was arrested, I’ll never forget the surprise/shocked words of one of my guys– “What, Ron Jeremy’s a terrorist?!” (You can’t make this up.)