Five jihadists are planning on confessing to masterminding the 9-11 attacks, but somehow I don’t think the Troof Squad will be satisifed.
In an about-face that appeared to take the court by complete surprise, the five men announced they were abandoning their attempts to mount a vigorous defense and instead requested “an immediate hearing session to announce our confessions.”
However, that didn’t mean they had repented.
“I reaffirm my allegiance to Osama bin Laden,” Ramzi Binalshibh blurted out in Arabic at the end of the hearing. “I hope the jihad continues and I hope it hits the heart of America with weapons of mass destruction.”
The formal confessions were delayed, however, when the judge said two of the defendants couldn’t enter pleas until the court determines their mental competency. The other three said they would wait as well.
“Our plea request was based on joint strategy,” said defendant Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali.
In a letter read aloud by the judge, the defendants implied they want to plead guilty, but did not specify whether they will admit to specific charges.
Their letter was so unexpected that the judge, Army Col. Stephen Henley, was unsure how to proceed. He noted that the law specifies that only defendants unanimously convicted by a jury can be sentenced to death in the tribunals. No jury has been seated.
But it’s all W’s fault!!
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin