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A Dutch TV jury has found Osama bin Laden not guilty of the September 11 attacks. In the conclusion Wednesday night to the show "Devil's Advocate" on Dutch public broadcaster Nederland 2, the jury of two men and three women, along with the studio audience, ruled that there was no proof bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
posted by Seekerof
reply to post by Jadette
Especially not an American court of law.
Last time I checked, 9/11 occurred on U.S. soil, not in Europe, not in Denmark.
Originally posted by SPreston so what is wrong with other nations attempting to do so?
posted by SPreston so what is wrong with other nations attempting to do so?
posted by debunky
... you mean besides undermining souvereignity? Well, first of all yes, i personally would mind if a say californian court fined me for breaking the speedlimit in say hungary, after the say germans already took the money, because the hungarians didnt do anything about it.
And i actually would mind even more if it wasn't a californian court but a californian TV show. (though not much more, since the californian TV show has as much say in the matter as the californian court.) *shakes head*
BUSH: The focus right now is on Osama bin Laden, no question about it. He's the prime suspect and his organization.
QUESTION: Do you want bin Laden dead?
BUSH: I want justice. And there's an old poster out west, that I recall, that said, "Wanted, Dead or Alive."
THE PRESIDENT: Deep in my heart I know the man is on the run, if he's alive at all. Who knows if he's hiding in some cave or not; we haven't heard from him in a long time. And the idea of focusing on one person is — really indicates to me people don't understand the scope of the mission. Terror is bigger than one person. And he's just — he's a person who's now been marginalized. His network, his host government has been destroyed. He's the ultimate parasite who found weakness, exploited it, and met his match. He is — as I mentioned in my speech, I do mention the fact that this is a fellow who is willing to commit youngsters to their death and he, himself, tries to hide — if, in fact, he's hiding at all. So I don't know where he is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him, Kelly, to be honest with you. I'm more worried about making sure that our soldiers are well-supplied; that the strategy is clear; that the coalition is strong; that when we find enemy bunched up like we did in Shahikot Mountains, that the military has all the support it needs to go in and do the job, which they did.
Q: But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I — I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.
posted by SPreston
I see no attempts by the US Justice Department in bringing the OFFICIAL billionaire 'terrorist' perpetrator to 9-11, Mr Usama bin Laden to justice; so what is wrong with other nations attempting to do so?
Evidence must be compiled first, and according to the US FBI, there is not one single piece of hard evidence connecting Mr Usama bin Laden to 9-11. So a verdict of insufficient evidence would be the only conclusion, and Mr Usama bin Laden exonerated of charges. Of course the fact that the Bush Crime Family was close friends with Osama and the billionaire bin Laden Family should always be taken into account. And of course Osama was a CIA asset at the time of 9-11 and prior to.
Unfortunately Mr Usama bin Laden has been dead since December 2001, and likely could care less what they do.
TV show exonerates Osama bin Laden
A Dutch TV jury has found Osama bin Laden not guilty of the September 11 attacks.
the jury of two men and three women, along with the studio audience, ruled that there was no proof bin Laden was the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.
In the latest show, Spong was able to convince the jury that bin Laden's connection to September 11 was a product of "Western propaganda". The jury also ruled there was insufficient evidence to prove bin Laden was the real head of terrorist network al-Qaida. The jury did rule, however, that bin Laden is a "terrorist who has misused Islam."
posted by debunky
I said breaking the speed limit in hungary, europe, not california.
And it was an example for why most countries rightfully dont accept verdicts from other countries in their cases. Its called souvereignity. if a country doesnt have that, it isnt much of a country.
Also there is a very good reason that we use courts for that sort of thing, and not TV shows.
"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth."