Should KSM and the other "911 terrorist" be tried in civilian courts?Submitted by dom7p on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 10:42
There is much talk about a trial for Khalid Sheik Muhamed and the other "911 terrorist" being held in New York civilian courts. I'm sure we all have opinions on this, but I would like to hear from you.
According to the law of our land, how do we treat foreign enemies (not a government/country) that commit acts of felony against our citizens? Do we treat it as "hate crime" or an act of terror? Are the only true criminals the ones that highjacked the planes and murdered or wounded our fellow citizens. How much punishment should be given to a "mastermind" verses the ones that carried out the plan?
If they were not apprehended on U.S soil and not by our military, should they have been sent to Guantanamo or regular prison. Were they illegally searched and material seized based on the law of the countries that they were apprehended?
Should they face a military tribunal? These weren't military soldiers unless the Taliban is a legit government.
I personally don't believe in taking prisoners, for this reason they may get off on a technicality and live to attack again.
What do you think?