KSM Trial To Be Moved From NYC?

It’s understandable that, in a nation of this size with a government as large as it is, the average American might feel as though their opinion doesn’t matter.

Every once in a while, however, we get pleasantly surprised by something that happens either inside the Beltway or out — it could be the election of someone like Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate seat formerly occupied by Ted Kennedy, it could be the congressional abandonment of comprehensive immigration reform a few years ago when telephone traffic from concerned citizens shut down Capitol Hill switchboards, or it could have something to do with what Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra posted on Twitter at approximately 10:15 p.m. yesterday evening.

petehoekstra Justice Dept instructed to look for trial sites outside of NY for KSM.Now they need to give up on Gitmo North. Grassroots success!

Apparently, the “tweet” is in response to a piece by the New York Daily News which was published yesterday just after 8:00 p.m.  It’s no secret that bringing 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Lower Manhattan for a civilian trial was a bad idea from the start.  And recently, lawmakers from Barack Obama’s side of the aisle began to break with the White House.

The Hill reported yesterday that California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a far-left Democrat who also happens to chair the Senate Intelligence Committee, was asking that the trials be moved.  And the  piece made mention of relief on the part of Sen. Chuck Schumer at the news as well.

It just wasn’t a good decision.  For anybody.  And for reasons covered ad nauseum in these pages.  Now it’s just a matter of whether President Obama will follow through and let the common sense momentum from this decision transfer into other ones — such as reconsidering civilian trials for other terrorists such as Christmas Day underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, or reconsidering the decision to shutter the terrorist detainee fcacility at Guantanamo Bay and move the inmates to a refurbished prison in Illinois.

Don’t hold your breath.

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  1. NO BASKETBALL THIS WEEK says:

    Let’s try KSM in the school gym where his kids attend if it’s no real safety concern.

  2. A real president says:

    “Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.”

    Ronald W. Reagan

  3. Lilly says:

    I was listen to Lavin last night and he mentioned this as a headline on Drudge! I immediately pulled it up, smiling really big showed to my husband! Baby steps, but I think we’re being heard a little bit!

  4. Boston Blackie says:

    Let’s not get too excited about this. This admin needs to fight against everything tooth and nail, they haven’t decided anything yet. Even if they do decide to move the trial out of NYC, they still plan on having a civil trial.

    “President Obama is still committed to trying Mohammed and four other terrorist detainees in federal court,” spokesman Bill Burton told the Daily News on Thursday. “He agrees with the attorney general’s opinion that … (the detainees) can be litigated successfully and securely in the United States of America, just like others have.”

    We need to keep fighting to send it back to a military tibunal. Nobody is addresses the fact that these terrorists will be tried by a jury of their “peers”. I don’t know about you but I would do everything in my power to avoid being picked for that jury. I have jewish family members, that should be enough for these jihadists to not want me on the jury. If you want a preview of the circus just check out Aafia Siddiqui,on trial right now in a federal Manhattan court for the attempted murder and assault of U.S. military personnel in Pakistan two years ago. Michelle Malkin describes it on her website much better than I ever could. The jurors ar being threatened non verbally.
    http://michellemalkin.com/
    They continue to use the excuse that the shoe bomber was tried in federal court but that was only three months after 9/11 attacks. The government did not have other options at the time. This Eric Holder is more dangerous than Obamama in many ways. His rulings are making it more unsafe for us everyday. He recently allowed the shoe bomber more freedoms in jail including contact with fellow prisoners. Yet he thinks the Black Panthers intimidating voters in 2008 was no big deal.

  5. Gail B. says:

    Just heard Judge Napolitano say that the trial can be held in any of the Federal Judicial Districts wherein an attack — or crime — occurred on September 11. As the events occurred on U.S. soil, and as this is not officially a war, they have to be tried in our court system instead of by military tribunal.

    I don’t like that, but what the heck does anybody care whether I do or not?!

  6. Dee says:

    It has been mentioned in our local paper that Pittsburgh could be the place where the trial is held since it is so close to Shanksville. Our 2 Senators, Specter and Casey, have said that they will do what is necessary to keep the trial out of Pa. Specter said that Bloomberg had good reasons for not wanting it in NY (after initially saying it was a good idea), and those reasons would also apply to Pa. We’ll see.

  7. ONE OR THE OTHER says:

    “To appeasers, rough men are coarse government tools. To rough men, appeasers are dumb delusional fools.” : Russ Vaughn

    “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” : George Orwel English Author (1903-1950)

  8. Amy says:

    I heard Judge Napolitano say the same thing about where the case has to be tried. That only applies if they continue to insist on using the civilian court system.

    I don’t see how they’re going to be able to try these terrorists in a civilian court anywhere. I think they’ll be forced into using Gitmo again. Nobody is going to want the extreme danger posed by having this trial. Nobody will be willing or able to pay the extraordinary amount of money required to have this trial in their jurisdiction.

    If the Obama administration is forced to cave in and realize that Gitmo is the only rational choice, they sure will look like the bunch of idiots and loons that they truly are.

  9. I’m still disgusted this is being held in a civilian court in the first place. And since Obama hasn’t read the writing on the wall in regards to the recent GOP victories, I won’t hold my breath for him to even move this circus to another venue.

    I just picked up recently-published Marc Theissen’s “Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack.” Theissen has 15 years of national security under his belt….as well as serving as Bush’s chief speechwriter. I’m only a few chapters in and I am shocked (angered, disgusted, etc) with the media’s lies and the dangerous position Obama is putting this country in. If you want to know what the CIA did to legally and rightfully protect this nation and how Obama is unraveling it all….pick up this book!

  10. Jeff Schreiber says:

    There is the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, right there in Johnstown.

    On the bright side, maybe John Murtha’s billion-dollar airport would get some traffic for once.

  11. Anonymous says:

    1:24, prefer JONESTOWN over Johnstown, for this trial, if ya know what I mean.

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