Terrorists, not soldiers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by wilburbear, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

    Did you know his trial is over?
    Did you know he was sentenced?
    Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio?
    Didn't think so.!!!

    Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.


    Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

    Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say. His response: After admitting his guilt to the
    court for the record, Reid also admitted his 'allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah,' defiantly
    stating, 'I think I will not apologize for my actions,' and told the court 'I am at war with your country.'

    Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:
    January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid.

    Judge Young: 'Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.
    On counts 1, 5 and 6
    the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General.
    On counts 2, 3, 4and 7,
    The Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively.
    (That's 80 years.)
    On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed.
    The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that's an aggregate fine of $2 million.
    The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to
    Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment.

    The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences
    So I need go no further.
    This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence. Now, let me explain this to
    We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before.
    There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect.
    Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals.
    As human beings, we reach out for justice. You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war.
    You are a terrorist.
    To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it or your attorney does it,
    or if you think you are a soldier, you are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists.
    We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.
    So war talk is way out of line in this court.
    You are a big fellow.But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I've known warriors.You are a terrorist.
    A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders.
    In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the
    press and the TV crews were, and he said: 'You're no big deal.' You are no big deal.
    What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to
    grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.
    What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?
    I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you
    to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing?
    And, I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.
    It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious.You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live
    as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.
    Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom
    so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom, so that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and
    discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their
    representation of you before other judges.
    We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no
    mistake though. It is yet true that we will bear any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it
    The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.
    Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America , the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war,
    individual justice is in fact being done.
    very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be
    judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

    See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America . That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for
    freedom. And it always will.
    Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.
    So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets?
  2. Illum


    "It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious.You hate our freedom."

    Judge is an idiot, and they will keep coming until the idiots like this judge stop repeating this lie.
  3. I think the terrorists dont really hate our freedom, but that we freely do some things that they hate.
  4. Mnphats


    What stupidity.

    They won't stop coming until we pray five times a day. Which in essence, is the very freedom the judge speaks of. That very freedom goes so far as to protect the stupidity you type/think.
  5. What they REALLY hate is the freedoms our women have... they're scared to death THEIR women will somehow want freedoms too... and thereby hose up their male society.
  6. Tresor


    Yes. They do not care about freedoms in the US.

    This terrorist seemed to hate the US for its involvement in fighting against democratic reforms in Yemen: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=17402
  7. Tresor


    Therefore we should install CCTV in every street.

    Kill the terrorists! Kill the terrorists! Kill the terrorists!

    Have fun watching the clip:

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  8. Tresor


    Again terrorrrrrism

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  9. TGregg