Since hearing the news from Eric Holder God has inspired me and I have felt called to do something in response to this agriegous act being perpetraited by our own government. I came up with the idea to have a day of protests in both New York City and in the Pittsburgh/Shanksville area. The protests will take place on February 6, 2010. Michael Johns, the National Tea Party Leader and a friend from twitter, and Greg a friend from the group PCRG which I joined earlier this year is helping out with the planning this event. I would love it if you would attend one of the protests. The plan is for the protest in New York City to start at 11:00am and the one in Pittsburgh will start at 3:00pm. Michael Johns has most generously agreed to speak at both protests. Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs has been most gracious and agreed to be a speaker in NYC. I have emailed Glenn Beck and will email Sean Hannity today. I have started a facebook group also. I hate asking for donations but being a college student of financially limited means, we are looking for donations in order to pay for the protest fees and sound systems. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. And, if you have any ideas on how to promote this great cause I appreciate any and all ideas.
There is no good reason for the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a New York City civil court room. Everything was in place to have these terrorists tried in front of a military commission. At no time in history have our military been required to give our enemy miranda rights which are required for a defendent who has a civilian trial in America. So, are all their admissions of guilt going to be thrown our because of not being mirandized? Is this what Eric Holder and Obama want? I don't know. If they truly loved this country and cared about the American people's safety Holder and Obama would have let the military commission proceed with their trials against these terrorists- our ENEMY. Eric Holder and President Obama are extending rights to KSM and the other terrorists as if they were civilians living in the U.S., or U.S. citizens, when they were actually captured on a foreign battlefield. I will say this again: This is unconscionable!!
Here is both the definition of an unlawful enemy combatant and the explanation of the jurisdiction of military commission as outlined by the Military Commissions Act of 2006. With these provisions in place to try terrorists in front of military commissions there is absolutely no good reason why KSM and the four other terrorists are being tried in a New York City civilan court room.
‘‘In this chapter:
‘‘(1) UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT.—(A) The term ‘unlawful
enemy combatant’ means—
‘‘(i) a person who has engaged in hostilities or who
has purposefully and materially supported hostilities
against the United States or its co-belligerents who is
not a lawful enemy combatant (including a person who
is part of the Taliban, al Qaeda, or associated forces);
‘‘(ii) a person who, before, on, or after the date of
the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006,
has been determined to be an unlawful enemy combatant
by a Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent
tribunal established under the authority of the
President or the Secretary of Defense.
‘‘(B) CO-BELLIGERENT.—In this paragraph, the term ‘cobelligerent’,
with respect to the United States, means any State
or armed force joining and directly engaged with the United
States in hostilities or directly supporting hostilities against
a common enemy.
‘‘§ 948d. Jurisdiction of military commissions
‘‘(a) JURISDICTION.—A military commission under this chapter
shall have jurisdiction to try any offense made punishable by this
chapter or the law of war when committed by an alien unlawful
enemy combatant before, on, or after September 11, 2001.
‘‘(b) LAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS.—Military commissions under
this chapter shall not have jurisdiction over lawful enemy combatants.
Lawful enemy combatants who violate the law of war are
subject to chapter 47 of this title. Courts-martial established under
that chapter shall have jurisdiction to try a lawful enemy combatant
for any offense made punishable under this chapter.
‘‘(c) DETERMINATION OF UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT STATUS
DISPOSITIVE.—A finding, whether before, on, or after the date of
the enactment of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, by a
Combatant Status Review Tribunal or another competent tribunal
established under the authority of the President or the Secretary
of Defense that a person is an unlawful enemy combatant is dispositive
for purposes of jurisdiction for trial by military commission
under this chapter.
‘‘(d) PUNISHMENTS.—A military commission under this chapter
may, under such limitations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe,
adjudge any punishment not forbidden by this chapter,
including the penalty of death when authorized under this chapter
or the law of war.
Here are the first three parts Hannity's special episode called Terror on Trial:
I will post the other parts of the episode soon.
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