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PRESIDENTIAL JIHAD: EXPENSIVE TERRORIST TRIALS

February 1, 2010

President Obama just cannot seem to spend money fast enough to break America but he keeps trying.  Today’s example of Obama’s Jihad, or striving* is the controversy over where should the KSM trial be held. 

From The Washington Times:

 “U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. decided in November that the trials would be held in New York, where a tunnel connects the federal courthouse to a fortified detention center. City officials are resisting that plan because of security concerns and cost estimates as high as $200 million.”

“The president believes we need to take into consideration what the local authorities are saying,” White House aide David Axelrod said. “But he also believes this: He believes that we ought to bring Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and all others who are involved in terrorist acts to justice, swift and sure, in the American justice system.”

Some sources estimate that the actual cost for the KSM trial in New York City is between $200 million and $250 million dollars per year, for security alone.  The trial is expected to last longer than one year and will likely disrupt the city in ways that have not yet been imagined.  Daily riots in the street are already expected.  It should be noted that when Muslims in France rioted for just two months in 2005, nearly $400 million dollars damage  was the result.  Do we want that in New York City or ANY city?

While the Main Stream Media (MSM) has long been silent about it, three years ago, the Congress passed laws for military commissions to conduct trials for foreign nationals who were captured on the battlefield.  These military trials (tribunals) would be reviewed by Congress to ensure fairness.  The intended location of these tribunals was within the secure detention facilities at the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (also known as Gitmo).  A $20 million dollar Courthouse has already been built and was specifically purpose designed for trying the terrorist suspects and enemy combatants.

The rules of evidence in the military tribunal also favor the security of America and its citizens.  Methods of gathering intelligence and sources of classified information will be kept classified in the off shore tribunal.  If the civilian rules of evidence came into play, KSM and company would have access to all of our methods and sources and that information would be leaked to the other Muslim terrorists and used against America and our allies in the regions of conflict.

The off shore location at Gitmo is ideal for bringing the Islamic terrorists and enemy combatants to justice.  The facility is far more secure from attack by terrorist sympathizers than any Continental United States (CONUS) location.  Security is provided by armed and trained Marines.  There is no danger of civilian casualties, as would happen if the trials were held in New York City. 

President Obama wants to spend tens of millions of dollars to close down a perfectly good detention facility in Gitmo.  And, spend hundreds of millions of dollars to bring a penitentiary in Illinois up to the security standards to house the 192 enemy combatants already being held in Gitmo.  To what purpose is this wasteful spending of money that America already has had to borrow from China? 

Does the President want to prove to KSM and company how fair America is to people who want to murder our fellow citizens and overthrow our country?  At the present time, the reason President Obama is so strident about spending even more money on a CONUS trial location is unknown.  A great many union employees would be hired to stand around and that activity would be good for the unions (millions of dollars in their pocket) that gave Obama so much money during his campaign for President.

Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment.

* Jihad:  from the Qur’an, Sura: 25, verse 52 states: “Therefore, do not obey the disbelievers, and strive against them with this, a great striving.”  While it is unknown if President Obama is a Muslim, it is known that he grew up as a Muslim while living with his adoptive father, Mr. Soetoro (Obama’s Mother’s husband), in the Muslim country of Indonesia.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. donkeykong permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:19 am

    I think the President should have the trial in NYC, they have the most famous place for the trial to take place. It is Obama’s job to spend money and make the economy better.

    • Karen permalink
      February 1, 2010 10:55 pm

      Spend money and make the economy better? Do you have any idea what you just said or any idea of the amount of money he is spending and on what? Why do you think NYC is a good place to have the trial? What does it matter if it is conducted in a “famous place”. I am just trying to understand your comment if you will please reply with an explanation.

  2. KeyLargo permalink
    February 1, 2010 9:31 am

    Great Blog article topic.

    President Obama does seem to be on a mission to spend money in any outrageous way and the KSM trial is as good a reason as any.

    I had forgotten about the congress making that set of laws expressly for the fairness of terrorist trials. The MSM seems to spoon-feed us information and it does not oppose the Dems.

    Put the trials in Gitmo. I do not want to see the Muslim Riots take place in America, like those that erupted in France. I remember seeing those French Muslims on the cable TV, they were running around burning cars and businesses and ended up getting their way. I think there were very few prosecutions.

    Then again, maybe Obama wants the Muslims to riot; he could declare a state of emergency and take over even more of America. No elections in 2010……

  3. notamisandrist permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:39 am

    This site attracts some real comedians…DonkeyKong, thanks for the sarcastic wit!!! You’ve got the clueless mindset of liberals down pat!!

    Author,
    Thank you for this great essay and for that important bit of information on Congress’ passage of law where combatants’ trials would have Congressional oversight. Why in the world would Obama not take advantage of the facility in Guantanamo knowing full well his Democrat cohorts, with majority control of both houses of Congress, are anti-constitutional leftists like himself? THEY would be doing the oversight, so what’s not to like for Obama? Well, it’s obvious…..there would be no payoffs to unions, no payoffs to political cronies back in his homestate, no punishment of American citizens for their “Islamophobia,”…. no treasonous aid to our enemies in the form of revealed intelligence and intelligence gathering methods, and no ability to punish Bush in the public arena (and potentially, criminal courts) for his “heavy-handed” treatment of terrorists. Obama would have been geniusly effective in his takedown of America if he wasn’t such a transparent fraud.

  4. Betsy Ross 2 permalink
    February 1, 2010 11:46 am

    Let the trials go on, but in GITMO, no in the US. We have enough problems with terrorists and the threats from the terrorists. There is no need for the trials in US-NYC and all our information, which is secure at this time, be provided to the MUSLIMS.

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