Friday, January 08, 2010

KSM Trial Petition

Human Events and Red State have created an on line petition demanding reversal of the decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammad and four other terrorists in New York City. They list seven relevant points bearing on the idiocy of the decision.
  1. jurisprudence: bad precedent
  2. risk of technical acquittal
  3. role inversion, putting the U.S.A. on trial
  4. reversion to 9/10 criminal offense paradigm
  5. revelation of state secrets
  6. excessive security expense
  7. attractive target for renewed attack
Jed Babbin Editor of Human Events, has written an excellent editorial which clarifies the issues very forcefully. .A Facebook group has been created to support the petition.

If you understand and care about the consequences of applying the law enforcement paradigm to acts of war, then you will join with me and 20,297 others who have signed the on line petition demanding that the terrorists be tried by military tribunals far from our vulnerable cities.

1 comment:

Hanna Dubansky said...


I'm a graduate student at the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. I'm currently writing a story on the trial of KSM and the controvery surrounding it. I'm really interested in your blog and your viewpoint in general. I was hoping you would consider doing a short phone interview with me on the topic. Please send me an e-mail at, and we can hopefully exchange information and set up a time to speak.

I hope to hear from you,

Hanna Dubansky