BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
Supposing some of the top Al Qaeda people are caught, I assume they'll be tried for their part in 9/11. If so, will all the witnesses/injured victims/officials etc who gave evidence at the Maussaoui trial have to give evidence again?
Is there a way that a sentence can be passed based upon the facts/accounts given at a previous trial? It would be a nightmare for all those that gave evidence already to have to relive their experiences yet again.
Liedetectors From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
I really hope there arent too many more trials. these people are not citizens of the US and are not entitled to the luxury of getting a fair trial. while it would serve as a form of closure for those who lost love ones, it would only be a waste of taxpayer money, and wouldnt really prove anything. justice should come in the form of a 7.62mm bullet on the battlefield.
Some of the top Al Qaeda people have been caught already. They are being held in secret prisons. They will never be tried. They are military prisoners and can be executed. Since they have most likely been tortured or otherwise mistreated, they could never have a trial.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2169 times:
Obviously if the tides should change and we actually caught OBL alive I think there would be a trial of course. Just how and when it would go down, but if I am not mistaken he was convicted in absentia(sp) for the African embassy bombings already, this could be a mistake on my part though. I highly doubt OBL will be caught alive, but I said the same about Saddam, but OBL seems to be much less of a pussy than Saddam though and OBL would from what I have seen he would much rather be a martyr.
Quoting Liedetectors (Reply 1): justice should come in the form of a 7.62mm bullet on the battlefield.
I have joked with my friends about my idea for a punishment for OBL in the event he was caught alive. CAGE MATCH. OBL vs 12 volunteer lower Manhattan fire fighters armed with pool balls in tube socks. If OBL can climb the 12 foot cage he is free to walk out. Just a thought, but it would be a huge hit at Madison Square Garden and just imagine the pay per view revenues.