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Obama 'to revive military trials'

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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:13 AM
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Obama 'to revive military trials'


news.bbc.co.uk

US President Barack Obama is expected to announce on Friday that he is reviving military trials for some of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay.

But legal rights for defendants facing the military commissions will be significantly improved, officials said.
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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 03:13 AM
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So the current position is that only 20 of the original 241 detainees are to be tried. So that begs the question if the other 221 werent worthy of trial why where they there in the first place?

"The BBC's Adam Brookes in Washington says the president may have decided that trying detainees such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - the man who allegedly planned 9/11 - in a civilian court in the US would be simply too complex and too difficult."

Why would it be too complex or difficult. All you need is a press blackout and the problem is solved.

news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:27 AM
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a civilian trial... in america... for the person who "planned" the 9/11 attack.

hhhmmm... your right, i can't see how there would be any 'conflict of interest' there.

maybe you should be on the jury.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 04:35 AM
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In american courts, isn't there such a thing as the prsoecution has to proof guilt beyond any resonable doubt. Thats what they are afraid of, not trying someone in usa for 911, where everyone has heard of the case.



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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And what if those detainees have admitted guilt and waived their right to a trial? Or even if they've admitted guilt, there's no need for a full trial. It's the same with accused civilians here in the states. They may strike a plea deal where they plea guilty in exchange for a lesser sentence. Maybe in this case the sentence was life in prison?



posted on May, 15 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by 0010110011101


So the current position is that only 20 of the original 241 detainees are to be tried. So that begs the question if the other 221 werent worthy of trial why where they there in the first place?

"The BBC's Adam Brookes in Washington says the president may have decided that trying detainees such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - the man who allegedly planned 9/11 - in a civilian court in the US would be simply too complex and too difficult."

Why would it be too complex or difficult. All you need is a press blackout and the problem is solved.

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)


It's not the press that is the issue here but more a known terrorist getting the same rights as a US citizen when they should be tried as a military combatent.



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