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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:16 PM
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Judge declares mistrial in Fla. terrorism case
Source: AP

MIAMI - In a stinging defeat for the Bush administration, one of seven Miami men accused of plotting to join forces with Al Qaeda to blow up Chicago's Sears Tower was acquitted yesterday, and the case against the rest ended in a hung jury.

Federal prosecutor Richard Gregorie said the government planned to retry the six next year, and the judge said a new jury would be picked starting Jan. 7.

The White House had seized on the case to illustrate the dangers of homegrown terrorism and trumpet the government's post-Sept. 11, 2001, success in infiltrating and smashing terrorism plots in their earliest stages.

Lyglenson Lemorin, 32, had been accused of being a "soldier" for alleged ringleader Narseal Batiste. He buried his face in his hands when his acquittal was read.



Read more: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/14/j... /
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zonmoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:34 PM
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1. sounds like another frame-up of patsies
in the war on freedom is falling apart.
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 06:32 PM
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5. Yep. Frame job of patsies who couldn't find their asses with a flashlight and mirror.
The perfect "Lee Harvey Oswald" for this Bushie Black Op, just as the original Lee Harvey Oswald was.
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 02:45 PM
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2. But, but...
He was accused and the press said he did it. Why does the judge hate America?
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:38 PM
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3. Wasn't this another arrest that Arch-Bigot/Grand Dragon Ashcroft ran to the cameras to announce?
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:22 PM
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4. IIRC
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 05:23 PM by CJCRANE
it was Gonzalez. He said something about how this group wanted to stage a full-blown "ground war" against America.

Also remember that Ashcroft said at his retirement just after the '04 election that he had defeated terrorism.
Bushco only dusted off the terror band-wagon again after Junior's months long Social Security "reform" roadshow failed miserably (despite his so-called "mandate").

On edit: AFAIK Ashcroft's most famous announcement was during a visit to Moscow when he declared (a month after his capture) that "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla had been caught.
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