Led by Debra Burlingame, the sister of Charles Burlingame, the pilot of the hijacked plane that was intentionally flown into The Pentagon, the “9/11 Never Forget Coalition” urged all to join them on December 5th at Foley Square in New York at 12 noon for a protest against Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to allow the 5 enemy combatants who admitted to their having a role roll in the events of 9/11, to have a civilian trial.
Along with first responders and elected officials Burlingame made a passionate appeal for all of us to join together and and make it clear that the five madmen who willingly and proudly took part in a conspiracy that killed nearly 3,000 Americans, must be tried in a military tribunal.
Perhaps some of you do not understand how wrong minded the decision for a civilain trial was. Perhaps the phrase “civilian trial” needs to be explained inorder to fully comprehend the true meaning of what the Obama Administration did here.
Civilian trials are a place where American civilians are allowed to exercise their rights.
By deciding to have a civilian trial for the 5 enemey terrorists who were caught on the field of battle during combat and confessed their guilt , President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are essentailly giving the radical Isalmic jihadists more rights than they are allowed or should be allowed. These 5 mass murderers are not Americans, do not have the rights of Americans, and should not be accorded such rights.
Ladies and gentlemen have you forgotten that WE ARE AT WAR WITH TERRORISM!
It is not some bumper sticker slogan or an opportunity for liberals to mock the defense of America. It is real and it is happening right now.
As such, this nation decided, officially, that we are to try those involved in terrorism as war criminals. By not doing so and by giving the 9/11 Five a civilain trial in place of a military tribunal, we are actually giving the enemy more rights. Is that what this Administration stands for? Do they really want to grant the enemy more rights to and in our democracy? Is this how President Obama intends on conducting this war?
There is absolutely NO REASON why these 5 soldiers of Allah who initially confessed their complictiy in 9/11 and were captured as enemy combatants , should be given rights that are not theirs and granted a forun in n American civilian court of justice. There are reasons why war criminals are tried in military tribunals. There are reasons why cases involving the military are tried by the military and those same reasons must be applied here.
Currently there are 6 navy seals who are facing charges involving a terrorist whom they captured and took in to custody. The prisoner was brought in with a fat lip. For this, these 6 seals who eliminated the threat of another terrorist on the field of battle, are beimng charged with abuse and having their lives put on hold as a military tibunal awaits them……a MILITARY TRIBUNAL!. NOT A CIVILIAN TRIAL!
Now President Obama and Eric Holder are willing to grant the five 9/11, enemy combatant conspirators the right to a civilian trial, but 6 Americans serving their country and combatting terrorism are denied the same right. Is this logical? Is there not a stench of deeply hypocritical injustice permeating the atmosphere here?
The justice department and the courts belong to the American people. They do not belong to the foreign enemies and war criminals who are trying to kill us. For President Obama to allow them access to “our” courts, is a crime in and of itself.
I urge you to listen Debra Burlingame in the video below and hear her appeal at today’s 9/11 Never Forget press conference. In it you will be made to see that you are not alone in your anger at the President and Attorney General. You will also come to understand why it is so important for us to stand together, with her, and all those effected by 9/11, to show not just our opposition to the sick decision of the Administration, but to show exactly how angry and offended we are.
This is no joke folks….we are giving the enemies the benefit of the doubt and by placing them in a civilian court, President Obama is declaring that these war criminals who killed almost 3,000 Americans are innocent and not guilty of the war crimes they admitted to. He is also giving the enemy the type of stage that is usually reserved for the attention that their terrosit attcks afford them. One of these terrorists own defense attorney has warned that the decision to have to try his client is a national security risk. And do we actually need an expert to tell us that the actual trial and attention that these five jihadist heros will receive, are sure to incite and inspire an enemy reaction that will be anything but helpful to our efforts to combat terrorism.
The following is the press release issued by the 9/11 Never Forget Coalition:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5 RALLY
IN FOLEY SQUARE:
STOP THE TERROR TRIAL IN NYC!
NEW YORKERS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER:
“WE WILL FIGHT YOU ALL THE WAY!”
What: December 5th rally protesting the NYC based trial of 9/11 conspirators
Where: FOLEY SQUARE, MANHATTAN
When: Saturday, December 5th, 2009 12:00 noon
The 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, a diverse group of 9/11 victims, family members, first responders, active and reserve members of the military, veterans, and concerned Americans, is holding December 5th rally protesting the plan to bring the 9/11 terrorist conspirators to trial in New York City.
The Coalition formed to fight the decision of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to try the 9/11 co-conspirators in New York City’s federal court, effectively giving war criminals the same rights as American citizens while endangering the safety of all New Yorkers.
Two weeks ago, we sent a letter signed by 300 family members of 9/11 victims to the President, Attorney General and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asking them to reverse course. The letter has now been signed by over 120,000 Americans and is posted at http://www.keepamericasafe.com.
Debra Burlingame, founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America, said “Our rally on Saturday, December 5 will tell Attorney General Eric Holder, President Barack Obama and their supporters in Congress: We will fight you all the way! ”