What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 29, 2010

NYC Terror Trials Moved To Western PA?

From Politico:
The Obama administration Friday abandoned plans to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan, following objections from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a senior administration official said. He will be tried domestically, but officials have not decided where. Options for the trial include a military base.

"It's dead," a source said.

The dramatic shift from the administration’s plan to hold trials for Mohammed and four other accused terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay in the metaphoric shadow of the World Trade Center came after Bloomberg, an independent who had been a vocal advocate of holding the trials in Manhattan, reversed his position on Wednesday.


The trials would have to move to a federal courthouse, military base or other site in a state where crimes related to the 9/11 attacks were committed, with likely options including White Plains in the Southern District of New York, Newport News or Alexandria in the Eastern District of Virginia, or a venue in the Western District of Pennsylvania. Administration officials told the New York Times Thursday that any decision on an alternate site would be left to the Justice Department. [Emphasis added]


rich10e said...

put it in Gitmo where it belongs!!!

Blue Number 2 said...

What is going on? Why does everyone talk so tough about beating terrorism/terrorists/Al Qaeda but the moment we get a real chance to show the world some real American values and take care of a real terrorist everyone gets freaked out and says they are too afraid of a trial.

You want to talk about letting the terrorists win...politicians crying about not wanting this trial makes it seem we have no backbone...unless we can shoot at some people in another country. I say have it here. Show the world how Americans do justice.

spork_incident said...

Bring 'em on.


Sherry said...

i agree- we act like frightened children.

jaywillie said...


They also ignore or don't know that we've tried terrorists in federal court before.

These cowardly patriots have no faith in the institutions of our government.