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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:57 PM
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9/11 co-conspirators referred for military trial: Holder
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:00 PM by The Northerner
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The alleged mastermind of the 9-11 attacks and four co-conspirators have been referred for military trial at Guantanamo Bay, US Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday, blaming Congress for the U-turn.

Holder said he was convinced Kahlid Sheikh Mohammed and the others could have been successfully prosecuted in a US civilian court, but Congress had approved restrictions blocking trials of Guantanamo detainees in the United States.

"So today I am referring the cases of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid (Muhammad) bin Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, and Mustapha Ahmed Al-Hawsawi to the Department of Defense to proceed in military commissions," he said.

"Furthermore, I have directed prosecutors to move to dismiss the indictment that was handed down under seal in the Southern District of New York in December, 2009, and a judge has granted that motion," he said.

Source: http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/9134304/obama-uturn-...
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atreides1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:07 PM
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1. In other words
The US Constitution is nothing more then an old piece of paper that really has no meaning...and the US Congress wants these men dead, dead, dead!

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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:29 PM
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2. Can't be having the real story getting out, now can we.
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