U.S. To Seek Death Penalty For 6 Charged With 9/11 Attacks

Excellent, simply excellent!

Military prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for six Guantánamo detainees who are to be charged with central roles in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, government officials who have been briefed on the charges said Sunday.

The officials said the charges would be announced at the Pentagon as soon as Monday and were likely to include numerous war-crimes charges against the six men, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the former Qaeda operations chief who has described himself as the mastermind of the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

A Defense Department official said prosecutors were seeking the death penalty because “if any case warrants it, it would be for individuals who were parties to a crime of that scale.” The officials spoke anonymously because no one in the government was authorized to speak about the case.

Now we will get to see if the Left becomes enraged and tries to protect the little darlings who were involved in killing 2,996 of our friends and neighbors on 9/11, not to mention those who were injured, lost their loved ones, and some who died afterwards because of 9/11.

Relatives of the Sept. 11 victims have expressed differing views of potential death sentences, with some arguing that it would accomplish little other than martyring men for whom martyrdom may be viewed as a reward.

But on Sunday, Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles F. Burlingame III was the pilot of the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that was crashed into the Pentagon, said she would approve of an effort by prosecutors to seek the execution of men she blames for killing her brother. Ms. Burlingame said such a case could help refocus the public’s attention on what she called the calculated brutality of the attacks, which she said has been largely forgotten.

“My opinion is,” she said, “if the death of 3,000 people isn’t sufficient for a death penalty in this country, then why do we even have the death penalty?”

Surely the ACLU will soon decry this, despite the death penalty being considered Constitutional per the actual Constitution.

I’m going to keep an eye on this DU thread, see what they say. Will any brave Democrats come out in favor of executing the little darlings?

Update: Right Left on time, the ACLU complains about “the flawed commissions system,” yet, provides no alternatives, recommendations, or ideas.

Mcjoan at Daily Kosbat whines about not getting Osama yet, but “they’ve settled on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed as the “mastermind” of 9/11, a confession possibly derived from the torture.” So, what, we are just supposed to ignore KSM’s role? You leftards have been complaining about holding the little terrorist darlings for over 5 years with no trials, and now you are complaining that they’re being put on trial. Can’t win when it comes to moonbats.

Another far left group, the Center for Constitutional Rights (they have probably never read the Constitution) is challenging the validity of the commissions and use of torture. I challenge their ability to proofread.

Why am I unsurprised that those on the left want to give aid and comfort to people involved with 9/11?

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2 Responses to “U.S. To Seek Death Penalty For 6 Charged With 9/11 Attacks”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach I am afraid you are setting yourself up for another disappointment here. There will be no hanging, no firing squad in fact I doubt any military tribunal will finish this case.
    Some things, like the Fred! candidacy or the Patriots losing in the Superbowl are just not meant to be, and to maintain good mental hygiene one must accept them.

  2. I won’t argue that you are wrong, there is at least a 50/50 chance they would not be sentenced to death.

    BTW, the Patriots did lose in the Super Bowl to my Giants 😉

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