From Fox News

The senior military judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay has dropped charges against a suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing.

The legal move by the Hon. Susan J. Crawford upholds President Obama’s Guantanamo order to halt court proceedings at the Navy detention center in Cuba.

You can go to this link from the NYT and read the entire 38 page docket.

There is a lot more to this than meets the eye. First and foremost, this puts everything back to square one. If this gets brought to the US Justice system rather than a Military Tribunal, all the previous evidence (above) will be null and void. Basically this means Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri could walk!

The Lightbringer has graciously invited not only the families of the USS Cole victims, but also the 9-11 families to the White House tomorrow. I’m wondering if they are going to pull ALL the charges against everybody to prevent the judges like Col. James Pohl from doing their jobs.

If I were Skipper Lippold, I’m afraid I’d be beating on his desk…

Here is the memorial to those who men and women who died on the USS Cole. It is titled We Will Never Forget, but it’s obvious some people have.

Just as a reminder- Here is a picture of the damage that killed 17 of our sailors.

I don’t know about anybody else, but I’m going to be on the phone as soon as I get to work, calling my Senator and raising hell about this. I consider this a grevious insult not only to the families of the men and women who were killed Oct 12, 2000, but to those who wear the uniform today, and all of us who wore it in the past.

After 8 years, just about to finally put the culprit on trial and now this…

You can go here and get their phone numbers.

Sorry for the rant, but I’m just absolutely pissed!!!


This is RIDICULOUS!!! — 10 Comments

  1. The charges were dropped “without prejudice”, which for anyone who knows the law (or bothers to read THE WHOLE STORY) means…

    In removing the charges “without prejudice”, prosecutors can RESUBMIT CHARGES AT A LATER DATE.

    The was done because since 2000, the Bush Justice Department has been unable to convict al-Nashiri (yes, big bad George can’t get a terrorist convicted) and the case was growing moss (sort of like the security brief titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” did because Bush ignored it).

    Due to this, the government has requested several continuances, the most recent of which was denied. Therefore the case was at risk of being thrown out, meaning the terrorist could soon walk free.

    This was a legal maneuver designed to give the government the ability to re-boot it’s case without risking loosing it to a denial of continuation, and thereby preventing the terrorist from walking free.

    Read the WHOLE article and you will find this out. (Or you could just ignore facts and continue living in the dark like some ignorant hick).

    So if you want a terrorist to walk free on a technicality (is this what you want?!), we could just continue doing what Bush’s failure of a justice department has been doing for the last 8 years: FAIL TO CONVICT A TERRORIST.

    Is that what you want?

  2. Be afraid be very afraid……….The Lightbringer, is one scary animal………….God help us…….. and God Bless America……. I will surely be on the phone……..thanks for posting this.

  3. Tim- I do know the backstory, probably better than you do. Yes the charges can be resubmitted, but if it comes out of the military tribunal, ALL the previous evidence is NOT ADMISSIBLE! I want him convicted, if for nothing more than providing closure for the families. I’d prefer to see him executed on live TV, but I know that won’t happen either.

    Fuzzy/CPD- Agree!

  4. There ya go Obmabi,give terrorist lawyers. Brilliant,just brilliant. If we get hit again,can we bring charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against the president to impeach him? Just wondering.