November 16, 2009, - 3:20 pm

A Better, More Disturbing Preview of KSM’s Trial on U.S. Soil

By Debbie Schlussel

In the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder’s boneheaded announcement, Friday, that he plans to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court in New York, everyone under the sun is citing the Zaccarias Moussaoui trial as an example of the bad that can happen.  It’s all stuff I warned you about, a year ago.


Is KSM the Next Karim Koubriti?

But a better case for an accurate preview of what can go wrong is that of USA v. Karim Koubriti and his other co-defendants in the Detroit terror trial.  As I’ve noted in excruciating detail, after Koubriti was found guilty by a federal jury in Detroit, his lawyers and PC prosecutors conspired to get the verdict overturned.  The Justice Department (yes, it was President BUSH’s Justice Department) indicted the prosecutor (who beat the absurd charges).  Terrorist Koubriti is now living in my hometown making his way to becoming a U.S. Citizen (with the DOJ’s help).  And he’s suing the prosecutor, Richard Convertino.  That’s what can happen here with KSM and his buddies.  I’ve written about this case in the New York Post, but far more on this site.

Yes, the Moussaoui is a stark example of the dangers, and the main danger we noted on this site that seems to have been skipped elsewhere is that the inane jury was like Dr. Phil a/k/a  “Dr. Feel” audience members.  They were lulled away from giving Moussaoui the death penalty through absurd Dr. Feel psychobabble–you know, the kind that Dr. Feel enunciated during a CNN appearance making New Age excuses for Islamic terrorist Nidal Malik Hassan and his Fort Hood rampage.  The Moussaoui jury was forced to read a ridiculous sob story book by Moussaoui’ s brother, “Zaccarias Moussaoui, Mon Frere,” about how both of them were abused as kids.  So sad, too bad.  It was utter BS.  But the Dr. Feel-style jury bought it and spared his life.

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14 Responses

That’s what we get for treating jihadist warriors as the moral equivalent of criminals. The only interesting question about the upcoming KSM trial is whether the Justice Department actually wants to win a conviction of him. They may well decide to lose their case.

We’ll see.

NormanF on November 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm

If anyone thinks that a conviction of KSM is a done deal, I would refer them to the trial of El Sayyid Nosair after he murdered Rabbi Meir Kahane Z”L HY”D. Kunstler got him off only because no one actually saw Nosair pull the trigger (That the gun Nosair was holding was the murder weapon and no one else was anywhere near Nosair when the gun went off did not seem to matter).

I would also refer you to the OJ trial.

I_AM_ME on November 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

“No your honor I (KSM) was not read my Miranda rights and in fact I was tortured and confessed under duress which is well documented. Even your President admitted that I was tortured. I’ll take my acquittal if you please. Oh yeah, I have credible fear of returning to my country of origin and thus will need to apply for asylum. Thanks for my path to citizenship.

Spyglass on November 16, 2009 at 4:40 pm

All it takes is a little extra-juducial intravention and whallaa, off to allah. I am so glad I am retired from the retards that are in charge of the asylum. This is going to end up really bad.

Drakken on November 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Right now my biggest fear is that his Muslim terrorist buddies will try to spring him during the trial. In which case there will be a massacre in the streets of New York. (again) I also wonder how they plan to protect the jury in this fiasco?

White Rook on November 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

This trial will be a complete mess and allow the defendant to grandstand before a world audience. KSM has already admitted his guilt, and is in fact quite proud of what he has done. So, why even hold such a trial?

Worry01 on November 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm

KSM will put the United States on trial because that is what KING HUSSEIN OBAMA wants. They want to get indictments out of the Bush Administration. Also the new picture of KSM is driving libs crazy. For all the libs wants to portray Muslims as peaceful then he pulls an “Osama” with the long beard and menacing look. Libs not posting his new photo.d And we are supposed to feel sorry for waterboarding a guy who looks like Osama and has killed for Osama? Just wait till Hasan goes full “Osama”. Too bad for libs that KSM and Hasan both are alive because they will destroy the libs BS storylines.

CaliforniaScreaming on November 16, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Debbie, Janine Piro, lawyer and former (I think) AG of NYS said on FOX News that any federal judge will be forced to throw out the case based on the violation of the Miranda rule alone. Is that true? Would he/could he be set free just from that?

BONNI on November 17, 2009 at 2:34 am

Being a judge (not US though…) i know how difficult a trial before a normal court will be. I think its wrong to go to a “normal”, civil court. If you try these guys as ordinary criminals, there are a gazillion of legal questions every defense lawyer will exploit.
Was he read his rights? Was he tortured and should the whole case not be thrown out because of this? Was there a legal arrest warrant, signed by a judge? Was the detention legal, was he denied acess to a lawyer?

Also, all CIA intelligence cannot be used in a court, because either it is not legally obtained (listening to cellphone conversations in Pakistan was probably not ordered by a judge…) or because it would endanger their sources.

These people are on a self declared war against the west and should be tried as war criminals.

This decision is strategically wrong. You will get a trial that lasts for years, costs the taxpayer millions with an uncertain outcome.

I remember the case of Mounir El-Motassadeq over here, that lastes for years, cost millions and they even let that guy go free because of the lengthy proceedings ( he got 15 years prison after all, a small price to pay for being involved in a terror plot with more than 3000 victims but the highest sentence possible under criminal law).

Zaza on November 17, 2009 at 3:40 am

Did the idiot Holder ever stop to think that KSM might actually be acquitted? He might end up returning to Pakistan to plot anew. Obama is doing this to “put the US on trial”. He may wind up putting his administration on trial.

adam on November 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm

All of these guys should have been given a firing squad period. Are we going to war next time and give every single enemy their maranda warnings before we shoot or bomb them.
This is so asinine that it defys any common sense.

ScottyDog on November 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

This decision defies the common sense of true Americans that love their country and their freedom. But to the people who want to destroy us, this is the perfect decision. Obama and his ilk want to destroy America as we know it.

Sasha on November 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm

Think of it this way guys, if KSM walks, which he very well might, it will be political suicide for the Traitor in Chief. It would almost be worth it to get him out of office early. I wonder if that constitutes treason?

BONNI on November 18, 2009 at 12:27 am

Dear Ms.Schlussel,

Based on your writing, I have to conclude that you are either ignorant, or smart but trying to manipulate ignorant Americans by “playing dumb.” Please conduct thorough due diligance before spreading such a strong worldview. It’s scary because about half of my fellow Americans buy into the neoconservative crap that is being spread. If I were you I would start by watching this video:

Adam on November 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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