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Saturday, October 06, 2007


The Federal Comedy Hour begins playing in Miami

Although chances are it won't be much of a comedy for the Liberty City 7, given the "standards" that U.S. juries apply to convicting anyone labeled a "terrorist."

Here's the setup for this "comedy," which under any actual "just" justice system would count as prosecutorial misconduct and an immediate mistrial:

Seven men intended to destroy Chicago's Sears Tower and bomb FBI buildings to ignite a guerrilla war that would overthrow the U.S. government and pave the way for an Islamic regime, federal prosecutors said Tuesday in opening statements.

On one of the 15,000 FBI recordings, Narseal Batiste is overheard saying he would make sure no one survived destruction of the 110-story Sears Tower because his soldiers would be ready to shoot down anyone who escaped.
Yeah, that'll happen. Particularly when you start with seven homeless men with no weapons and not even a camera to take pictures of their "target" (or, for that matter, bus fare to get to Chicago where the alleged target was in the first place).

OK, here comes the punch line:

"This is a plan, ladies and gentlemen, that's well thought out," [Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard] Gregorie said. "This is not a plan he dreamt up overnight."
Yes, you can tell a lot of thought went into that plan which involved "poisoning salt shakers in restaurants." I'm sure that took weeks to figure out, if not months.

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