Obama - a terrorist's best friend

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Pop Sickle, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. After years of court challenges, military tribunals under Bush were finally established. This terrorist was set to go to trial when Obama took office, but, Obama dropped the case. The case was refiled, but now has been dropped again. At this rate, the terrorist will die of old age before he is prosecuted.

    Administration halts prosecution of alleged USS Cole bomber

    By Peter Finn
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Thursday, August 26, 2010; 8:47 PM

    The Obama administration has shelved the planned prosecution of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged coordinator of the Oct. 2000 suicide attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a court filing.


    Obama is a terrorist's best friend.
  2. Possible explanation....

    I've read.... If Obama is a Muslim he couldn't/wouldn't be able to sign the execution order if a Muslim were found guilty.

    Let's presume Obama is a Muslim and any statement to the contrary is just another lie...

    1. If the Cole bomber is a Muslim and tried, it would be by military tribunal. If the sentence were death, Obama as Prez wolud have to sign the execution order. Being a Muslim himself, he won't/can't. ??

    2. This could be an explanation of why he's had Holder press so hard for KSM and his buddies to be tried in a civilian court.... where a civilian judge would sign any execution order. (Because of this, I'm guessing KSM's trial, if in a military court as it should, won't be until Obama is out of office.)

    3. Also could explain his stance on the Ft. Hood murders and the underwear bomber.

    All makes possible sense to me...
  3. LMAO, WTF happened to the old gnome, the rants are getting hilarious though.

    Barack Obama orders killing of US cleric Anwar al-Awlaki
  4. They don't have a case, it is all hearsay, which is acceptable in a military court, but it would look bad internationally should Nashiri be convicted.
    "But critics of military commissions say the Nashiri case exemplifies the system's flaws, particularly the ability to introduce certain evidence such as hearsay statements that probably would not be admitted in federal court. The prosecution is expected to rely heavily on statements made to the FBI by two Yemenis who allegedly implicated Nashiri. Neither witness is expected at trial, but the FBI agents who interviewed them will testify, said Nashiri's military attorney, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Stephen C. Reyes. "Unlike in federal court, you don't have the right to confront the witnesses against you," he said."