View Full Version : Mukasey: 'Very High' Risk of Attack Over NYC 9/11 Trial

11-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey said today that it is highly likely that terrorists will attack New York City as a consequence of the Obama administration's decision to send five alleged Sept. 11 plotters there for trial in federal court.

During a question and answer period following a speech to a conservative legal group, Mukasey was asked about the possibility that there might be an escape by one or more prisoners.

"The [Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan] is a very secure place....Is it secure? Of course, itís secure. Theyíre not going to escape," Mukasey told a conference of the Federalist Society. "The question is not whether they're going to escape. The question is whether, not only that particular facility, but the city [at] large, will then become the focus for mischief in the form of murder by adherents of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed--whether this raises the odds that it will. I would suggest to you that it raises them very high."

Mukasey said the men now to be tried in New York should have been left before military commission proceedings at Guantanamo that were already in progress.

"The plan seems to be to abandon the view that weíre in a war," Mukasey said. "I canít see anything good coming out of this. I certainly canít see anything good coming out of it very quickly. And it think it would have been far preferable to try these case in the venue that Congress created for trying and where they were about to be tried."

Mukasey, a former federal judge who oversaw cases relating to the 1993 World Trade Center attacks, warned that a civilian court trial for the Sept. 11 plotters could produce " a cornucopia of information for those still at large and a circus for those still in custody."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerstein/1109/Mukasey_very_high_risk_of_attack_on_NYC_911_trial. html

11-14-2009, 04:45 PM
Eh? They only hate America when a few of their own are on trial on American soil?

11-14-2009, 04:51 PM
That article is exactly what I said here: http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showpost.php?p=207301&postcount=5

Obama is setting the stage for a big terrorist attack in NY thanks to the trial, and he'll get the blame for it, rather than the "pulling the country together behind him" that he's probably hoping for...

11-14-2009, 04:56 PM
Eh? They only hate America when a few of their own are on trial on American soil?

No, they hate us all the time, but they'll go out of their way to make sure their hatred is manifested in a terrorist attack if/when we give them a world stage like a trial in NY for their buddies. What better time and place for it than then and there? A military tribunal in Gitmo, with no cameras and coverage, is a much harder target, with fewer victims (and many of their friends there if they blow it up).