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Originally posted by ka119
I stumbled upon THIS article today on MSN and it made me wonder.. Did Osama Bin Laden deserve a trial?
Michael Moore makes a good statement:
"My point is that the way we show the world that we're different is that we give even the most heinous person their day in court," Moore said.
Where Elisabeth Hasselbeck states:
"You're telling me Osama bin Laden deserves a trial?" an increasingly angry Hasselbeck asked. "Where? In New York City? Absolutely not! How dare ... and why, because Casey Anthony's trial went so well?
Personally, I know that had I been a member of SEAL Team Six and was the first one in the room, I would have shot him too. The thing we don't always realize as civilians is that in combat, adrenaline is surging like never before, when you actually see and acquire your target a whole new burst is let through your bloodstream. Im sure whether we like to admit it or not, the majority of us would have shot him on the spot as well.
Anyways, I thought this might bring up some good discussion. Have at it.
edit: I just wanted to reiterate and make clear that I DO believe that he deserved a trial, however I can see under the circumstances and the sheer pressure of the mission how he was shot.
edit on 15/9/2011 by kosmicjack because: spelling erroredit on 12/10/2010 by ka119 because: (no reason given)
Of course he did
If you believe in law then there is no choice. His assasination if you believe the hype shows those in power only believe in law when it suits.
Still its pretty hard to put a guy on trial when he has just spent a good few years in a freezer.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Somebody's paying attention....
One could state that the operation was to take him prisoner, and he resisted arrest though....but I don't think they ever made that claim. Like the poster quoted though, I believe they had him on ice for a while, and that this whole thing was a sham. Why else would you get rid of the body so quickly...???
Personally, I know that had I been a member of SEAL Team Six and was the first one in the room, I would have shot him too
The thing we don't always realize as civilians is that in combat, adrenaline is surging like never before, when you actually see and acquire your target a whole new burst is let through your bloodstream
Originally posted by hmdphantom
We are responsible beings.
Originally posted by nenothtu
But a trial under WHOSE laws? Remember, US law does not extend across the world. Think that a trial in his adopted homeland of Pakistan, which was harboring him, would have turned out according to US law? Then there are legal issues with kidnapping foreign nationals and bringing them to the US for trial under our laws.
Seriously, some folks read too many spy novels.
Absolutely positively correct here.Osama was never captured,killed,and dumped.This story is so ridiculous,I dont think anybody with reasonable intelligence on the planet believes this fairy tale.
Originally posted by 2manyquestions
reply to post by ka119
I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I actually agree with Michael Moore on this. We give trials to some of the most gruesome serial killers to ever walk the earth, yet we conveniently shoot the most wanted man without asking some questions first? Saddam Hussein had a trial and so did other dictators responsible for thousands of deaths. Why not Osama Bin Laden? We have laws in this country, and we get punished when we break those laws. Nobody is letting us off the hook. For people like Osama, life would have been a lot worse than giving him death. Death is the easy way out, it's practically a gift considering what he would have had to go through for the rest of his life.
Then again..... there is the distinct possibility that Osama has been dead for the last ten years, and the only way to cover their tracks was to stage this assassination and "dump his body" into the ocean. We give him no trial and shoot him on the spot for all he's done, but then we supposedly respect his Muslim customs and bury him in the ocean? WTF???! It makes no sense.edit on 15-9-2011 by 2manyquestions because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by SLAYER69
The crime occurred on US Soil, US laws apply. (If we are talking about 9/11). There are two ways for him to stand trial, one way is to surround the compound and let Pakistan arrest him, so we can extradite. The other way is to send in a Spec Ops team and let him anonymously appear on the front steps of a NYC precinct.