Gitmo Trial a Joke?

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    October 20, 2012
    No Joke: Gitmo Judge Grants 9/11 Mastermind’s Request To End Court Early Each Day Because It Makes Him Tired, Guards Forbidden To Wake Him Up Before 6:00 AM…

    Via Weasel Zippers who says "sfnjipwe 345fjmmfasf njqefjknqwfe... sorry about that, was banging my head off the keyboard.":

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    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE — He’s an international terror mastermind — but he needs his beauty sleep!

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    Cranky mass murderer Khalid Sheikh Mohammed griped to the judge that the long days are making him too tired to concentrate – and actually won his bid to have court break at 4 p.m. every day.

    The motion also prevents guards from waking him up before 6 a.m.

    KSM claimed that the long days and lack of sleep were triggering flashbacks to his torture at the hands of the CIA. He said he’s extra tired because of all the prep time needed for strip searches, prayer and personal hygiene.

    The motion was filed Sunday, and the earlier break time went into effect the next day.

    “For Mr. Mohammad, the worst thing about sleep deprivation in the present is that it will almost inevitably trigger a re-traumatization and retriggering of the sleep deprivation torture techniques inflicted upon him in the past at the hands of other American guards,” wrote his attorneys.

    His motion cited the arraignment of he and his fellow terrorists in May, where court proceedings in some cases lasted 13 hours.

    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was given permission by the judge to wear an American camouflage vest during his hearing, perhaps another slap in the face to the victims’ families. KSM-Vest-napolitano

    The trials of the September 11, 2001 terrorists in Gitmo would be comical if their crimes were not so horrible. The same can be said for the trial of Ft. Hood terrorist Malik Nidal Hasan where the judge can't even get the guy to shave his beard.

    Also, these trials should have taken place long ago, the verdict should have been guilty on all counts, and the punishment (hopefullly death) should have been carried out. The families of the dead and wounded go through the horror over and over again, day after day, as these politically correct shams drag out.

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    Mohammed and his fellow defendants, Walid bin Atash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi and Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, aka Ammar al Baluchi, face the death penalty if convicted by the military commission being held at Guantanamo.

    Early in the week, Col. Pohl ruled in favor of two defense motions that impacted the flavor of the proceedings for the rest of the week. On Monday, he ruled the five 9/11 defendants could choose not to appear at the rest of the week’s hearings. He instituted a format where they would be asked daily whether they wanted to appear or not. [snip]

    Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, the lead prosecutor, acknowledged the slow pace of the proceedings and agreed he did not see a trial in 2013.

    “We know people are impatient with the pace of proceedings,” Martins said.

    That likely is particularly true for the families of the 9/11 victims.

    “Justice delayed is justice denied,” said Al Acquaviva whose son, Paul Acquaviva, was killed in the attack on the World Trade Center. As he watched the proceedings in person, Acquaviva criticized Pohl for the slow pace.

    The next round of pre-trial motions hearings are scheduled to begin Dec. 3 (ABC)

    Those poor families. Those terrorists should have been roasting in Hell for years, yet we are worried that they get enough sleep and that we don't hurt their feelings.

    A couple of observations:

    Notice hos much weight KSM has lost since he was taken into custody. I'm sure he is eating better in Gitmo, with all the special prepared Halal meals, exercise room, soccer field, long restful nights to sleep with the warm ocean breeze flowing.

    Also, is it just me or does KSM now look a lot like Osama Bin Laden with that beard???
     
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    In court for 13 hours at a time? That is way too long. 9-5 is long enough, not twice that.
     

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