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!!!