THREE GITMO INMATES ALLOWED TO SKIP TRIAL BECAUSE THEY HAD BETTER THINGS TO DO
October 17 2012
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that the men being held in Guantanamo Bay, accused of plotting the September 11th attacks, are going to stay in prison for the rest of their lives, at best, no matter how a trial plays out.
If for no other reason than their safety should they be freed those men really don’t have much of a chance at all of getting out. Their clear guilt also doesn’t help their cause very much at all either and that, above every other concern, is likely what will put them away for a very, very long time indeed.
Those men, among them Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who is the accused mastermind of the attack, will face a tribunal eventually and fair trial or not will answer for their crimes, or at least the crimes that were committed. For three of them, including Mohammed, that day is not today after they were allowed to skip out on a pre-trial hearing because, well, they weren’t really needed and they had others things to do, better things like piling stones and picking nits out of their beards.
“I don't think there is any justice in this court,” said Mohammed when he was brought to court initially, which resulted in him being sent back to his cell.
The others aren’t people anyone would know but were allowed to stay behind because, well, heck it doesn’t really matter if they are there or not.
The two men who attended were pretty bored by the whole thing and eager to get back to piling stones.
“In a lot of ways putting these men on trial is really a waste of time and money because they are not going to get out. The evidence is so massive and the case has been put together over a decade, plus the people defending them aren’t going to try very hard, let’s face it, and that will result in a conviction for all of them no matter what,” said Scrape TV Legal analyst Gabe Hawthorne. “That may not be fair but who cares really. I mean these are pretty bad dudes, and not bad in the good way, just in the bad way and if they don’t get a fair trial, well, tough. That isn’t going to bring down the whole judicial system or anything like that, not these guys.”
Mohammed has already confessed his guilt but plead not guilty because he’s a bit of an ass.
“I don’t foresee any scenario in which these men will be set free so the trial is really just a formality and it really doesn’t matter if they are there or not to be honest. They are going down so they can sit in court or sit in the courtyard doing whatever it is they have done for the last ten years, doesn’t really matter in the end,” continued Hawthorne. “Saying that may not be the most politically comfortable thing to say but to be frank they are just lucky they didn’t get a drone strike to the head. I’m sure if they could get away with that now the military would do it, though not in the court of course, that would be a disaster really. Outside, do it outside.”
Being hit with a drone missile is not amongst the options for punishment.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent