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BREAKING: Fort Dix Five found GUILTY

The jihadists who were plotting to kill members of our military at Fort Dix have been found guilty, guilty, guilty.

A jury has found five men guilty of conspiring to kill soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office said Monday.

The defendants were acquitted of attempted murder charges but face life in prison.

The jury spent six days deliberating.

Six men were arrested on May 7, 2007, in New Jersey, as two of them were meeting a confidential government witness "to purchase three AK-47 automatic machine guns and four semi-automatic M-16s to be used in an attack they had been planning from at least January 2006," according to a criminal complaint.

The sixth defendant, Agron Abdullahu, pleaded guilty in October to a reduced charge of providing firearms to illegal aliens and received a sentence of 20 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Abdullahu told the court in October that, from January 2006 to May 2007, he and Turkish-born Serdar Tatar provided firearms to brothers Dritan Duka, Shain Duka and Eljvir "Elvis" Duka.

The Duka brothers, born in the former Yugoslavia, were in the United States illegally.

Tatar and Abdullahu are both legal U.S. residents. The other defendant, Jordanian-born Mohamad Ibrahim Shnewer, is the only U.S. citizen among them.

For those who have forgotten, the plot was foiled when one of the brighter jihadists tried to get their jihad training tape converted from VHS to DVD at a Circuit City, and the employee turned over the tape to authorities. Thanks to this concerned citizen, lives of countless soldiers were likely saved and these terrorists will hopefully rot in prison for the rest of their lives (since of course they won't be going to Gitmo).

Now that they've been found guilty, no doubt we'll be hearing countless pleas from liberals to have compassion and mercy for the terrorists. They'll say throwing them in prison for the rest of their lives is cruel and unusual, and God forbid we interrogate them to find out about other possible terror plots. Academia will flock to them, and Paris might even name streets after them, a la Mumia abu Jamal. They're just misunderstood victims of American oppression, I'm SURE.

Me, I'm still just a heartless conservative, so I say let 'em rot.

Hat Tip: The Jawa Report


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Comments (16)

They'll be at the top of Ba... (Below threshold)
Mike:

They'll be at the top of Barack Obama's pardon list for sure, because they are obviously victims of the EEEEEEEVIL Chimpy McBu$hHitlerCheneyBurton regime.

Now that they've been fo... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Now that they've been found guilty, no doubt we'll be hearing countless pleas from liberals to have compassion and mercy for the terrorists. They'll say throwing them in prison for the rest of their lives is cruel and unusual, and God forbid we interrogate them to find out about other possible terror plots. Academia will flock to them, and Paris might even name streets after them, a la Mumia abu Jamal.

No doubt, eh? Care to make a wager? I'll bet any stakes none of that happens at all.

Reporters at CNN will lay a... (Below threshold)
OLDPUPPYMAX:

Reporters at CNN will lay awake nights trying to think of a "common thread" linking the "revolutionaries" and naturally, come up empty.

Newsflash, mantis: Cassy Fi... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

Newsflash, mantis: Cassy Fiano is still the stupidest person on the internet since Scrapiron stopped paying his dial-up bill.

hyper - "Newsflash, man... (Below threshold)
Marc:

hyper - "Newsflash, mantis: Cassy Fiano is still the stupidest person on the internet since Scrapiron stopped paying his dial-up bill."

Which only proves one thing - you've never visited the Huffington Post, the DUmmies, DKos kiddies or MSNBC.

Another small victory for t... (Below threshold)

Another small victory for the civilized world.
http://rightklik.blogspot.com/

Fancy that... a trial! Amaz... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Fancy that... a trial! Amazing isn't it? The Government makes an accusation of a crime the accused, are innocent until proven guilty, the prosecution makes it's case. and if there is enough evidence of a crime, A conviction occurs.

Now will somebody please tell me why the hell we won't do this in guantanomo? Our justice system has no problem convicting people.

We gave the Nazi's a trial (and convicted the guilty). So let's do the same for everyone in Guantanmo. Our courts work, let's let them work.

JMC, because those in Gitmo... (Below threshold)
Chad:

JMC, because those in Gitmo did not commit a crime on U.S. Soil, and are not recognized as enemy combatants because they do not belong to a legitimate nation, they are neither criminals nor POWs. Had they engaged in piracy, there's clear international law to deal with it. Since (at the time) Afghanistan did not have a recognized government (taliban was in retreat to Pakistan, and interim was not appointed) they don't belong to anyone. Therefore U.S. laws do NOT apply to them. The nazis were tried in an international court, not an american one.

Newsflash, mantis: Cass... (Below threshold)
jmc:

Newsflash, mantis: Cassy Fiano is still the stupidest person on the internet since Scrapiron stopped paying his dial-up bill.

No doubt about that. Given her rants against higher education I am pretty sure she never attended a university. In fact, I'm pretty sure she couldn't get into Burger King U. If such an institution were to exist.

JMC, because those in G... (Below threshold)
jmc:

JMC, because those in Gitmo did not commit a crime on U.S. Soil, and are not recognized as enemy combatants because they do not belong to a legitimate nation, they are neither criminals nor POWs. Had they engaged in piracy, there's clear international law to deal with it. Since (at the time) Afghanistan did not have a recognized government (taliban was in retreat to Pakistan, and interim was not appointed) they don't belong to anyone. Therefore U.S. laws do NOT apply to them. The nazis were tried in an international court, not an american one.


Chad, The supreme court has already rejected this argument and ruled that even Al Quaeda must be treated by the rules of the Geneva convention.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/11/AR2006071100094_2.html

So let's try them. We see from Cassy's posts it works. The guilty will be punished and it adds legitimacy to U.S. policy. We look like a country who gives fair trials to people instead of a facist state, which is how more and more of the world has come to see America.

If we have evidence, we will get convictions

If we had any sense we woul... (Below threshold)
SillyPuddy:

If we had any sense we would publicly hang these asses.

Your right jmc. And then we... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

Your right jmc. And then we'll drag in all the special ops guys, cia killers, and NSA evil bastards and tell the court and the world about how we obtained intelligence that led to their detainment. We'll need to get testimony from any and all informants as well. And if they weren't marandized....ooops, let 'um go.

For the future any terror suspect will have to be followed back to the US by the troops that caught him....they'll need to testify.

I'm guessing you'll see a decrease in terror suspects "detained" but an increase in enemy KIA.

Great plan dumbass. Of course like most liberals you'd feel soooo good with a warm glow inside knowing you'd done a good thing, without considering consequences.

What if they're found "not ... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

What if they're found "not guilty"? Many of the countries of origin of these dirtbags don't want them back.....I guess we'll just let them go in the US. How about in Manhatten? or in Hollywood? or Hyannisport? or Westchester County? or San Francisco?

How about Whogivesafuckvill... (Below threshold)
hyperbolist:

How about Whogivesafuckville in Flyover County?

Republican disdain for liberal urban centres is especially hilarious when one considers how no terrorist gives a shit about killing people stupid enough to live in Idaho. It's been 7 years since 9/11--long enough, apparently, to resume your open loathing of New York and San Franhomo.

hyper, sounds like you've b... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

hyper, sounds like you've been talking to Colin Powell.

Cases like these show that ... (Below threshold)
daniel rotter:

Cases like these show that dealing with terrorism is primarily a law-enforcement issue. John Kerry basically said the same thing in 2004 and was unfairly and viciously mocked for it by conservative cretins.




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