Posted by: cherrylaurel | November 18, 2009

9-11 suspects on trial at NYC

Many Americans believe that the Obama government’s move to pursue the trial in New York of the 9-11 terrorists attack suspects will be putting the whole country in great danger and anxiety. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and five other suspects detained in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will be facing the federal court instead of a military tribunal. Some believed that this decision to have an open court trial could put NYC in threat of another terrorist act and will give platform for these terrorists to present their Jihad beliefs to recruit more members.

I strongly believe that this is one the best decisions of the Obama government. Everything will be out in the open, public opinion and scrutiny will be welcomed, and information that were not ever publicized will be available for everyone. Americans have put terrorists to federal court repeatedly so this should not be new to them, and this trial will give bittersweet justice to the 3000 people killed in the 9-11 attack . A full view of the trial is the best way to go.

A military tribunal is a kind of military court designed to try members of enemy forces during wartime, operating outside the scope of conventional criminal and civil proceedings. The judges are military officersand fulfill the role of jurors. Military tribunals are distinct from courts-martial. It is an inquisitorial system based on charges brought by a military authority, prosecuted by a military authority, judged by military officers, and sentenced by military officers against a member of an adversarial force. —


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