Wednesday, November 17, 2010

American Civil Court Acquits Gitmo Terrorist of Murder of 224 in 1998 Kenya Bombing

99% failure in prosecuting 100% guilty terrorists in American civil courts.

Who's brilliant idea is it to continue doing things this way?
Gitmo Detainee Ahmed Ghailani Cleared of All but One Charge in U.S. Embassy Bombings

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Ahmed Ghailani was found not guilty of all but one charge Wednesday by a federal jury in New York.

Ghailani was acquitted on 224 murder charges in connection with the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He was found guilty for only one charge of conspiracy to destroy government buildings.

Ghailani faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years and a possible life sentence. He will remain in custody and sentencing will take place at a future date.

The acquittal is seen as a major blow to the U.S. government, as Ghailani was the first former Gitmo detainee to be tried in a civilian courtroom.

The judge had earlier decided that a star witness would not be allowed to testify because of coercive techniques that were used to get the witness' name from Ghailani. It is unknown what effect this witness would have had on the case.

Defense attorneys claimed Ghailani is an innocent “dupe,” who had no idea he was assisting Al Qaeda operatives in their deadly plot.

ACLU inside and outside of current regime are rejoicing. This is what votes for the left produce. It would have been the same result if the 9/11 mastermind was prosecuted in NY. Same failure to provide justice and to safeguard the public.

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