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Headline: US to Seek Death Penalty in 9-11 Case

US military prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for six Guantanamo detainees held for their roles in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The six who face this sentence include Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the former al-Qaeda operations chief who has called himself the mastermind of the attacks, and the so-called “20th hijacker,” the man who was denied entry to the US the month before the attack.

Though no one was officially allowed to comment on the case, an anonymous Defense Department official said, “if any case warrants it, it would be for individuals who were parties to a crime of that scale.” However, even if the military court rules for the death penalty on the capital charges, an execution could take months or even years to conclude, as a death sentence would also have to be scrutinized by civilian appeals courts.


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brookrene brookrene 9 years
Woo hoo death penalty for these guys! These monsters are eating up the tax payers money with the US keeping them in prison. I don't want my money wasted on keeping them alive.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
I know that the United States is governed by the Constitution and not by the United Nations. Otherwise death penalty wouldn't exist, and it still does. The US Goverment has laws against human rights, that's for sure, and so do China, Egypt, India, Cuba or Arabia Saudi, among others. It is ilegal? No. But it against human rights, and that's why I'm against it. I just think that dealth penalty is not the right way to solve things. If what you want is revenge, sure you can use a guillotine, but then you are putting youself at the same level than the terrorist: you are using violence to solve a problem. And this doesn't get us any closer to the end terrorism, it just makes it worse. I have a friend who lost a loved one because of terrorism, and she agrees with me: this is not the right way.
mymellowman mymellowman 9 years
"We live in the 21st century and there's something called Universal Declaration of Human Rights." The United States is governed by the Constitution and the powers given to our government by the Constitution. Thus, we are not governed by acts of United Nations, but instead governed by laws and acts created by our own Government.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
pequena spare me the human rights lecture. If you kill my loved one, you will sleep with the fishes.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
public hanging or even the older death sentences like impalement, flaying, disembowlment,boiling to death, breaking wheel, "off with thier heads" guillotine, etc, there are so many ways to execute someone why not be creative.
piper23 piper23 9 years
These monsters do not deserve to breathe. Whether they're hung, shot, electrocuted, burned at the stake, or doused with honey and left put in an ant pit, they need to die.
pequeña pequeña 9 years
"we should bring back public hanging"?!?!?! We live in the 21st century and there's something called Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The third article says "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person", so obviously death penalty goes against that. These people did something terrible and unforgivable. I'm not saying they don't deserve it because they do, all I'm saying that you can not punish someone for being a murderer doing the same thing. An eye for an eye and we will be all blind.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
i think a quick death is too easy. let him rot day after day for the next 50 years in solitary confinement. let him slowly go crazy from the lack of human contact and vile prison food but don't give him the death penalty. that would be too kind. a long, suffering life in prison would be far more satisfactory for this disgusting excuse for a human. he'll have his day in hell.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
all for the death penalty, we should bring back public hanging.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I think a forced marathon viewing of "Life According to Jim" or at least "Yes, Dear", would probably even the most vengeful among us.
luvthebosox luvthebosox 9 years
Normally I'm very much against the death penalty, but in cases such as these it doesn't bother me quite as much. Although, it's still not a harsh enough punishment.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Good Point Cine.
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Death is too good for them.
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