Appeasement on the double….

Even O’Reilly Gets it, Sort of:

Plea deal possible for airline “underwear jihadist”

A plea deal. For an enemy combatant and jihadist who came so close to massacring hundreds, in a case that could not be more airtight in terms of evidence and witnesses. It should not be within the realm of possibility that Abdulmutallab could ever be a free man again. And yet, somehow, it is.

Zebiba boy Umar Farouk

What does the government expect to gain in comparison to what it is willing to give up, especially when Abdulmutallab has reportedly been cooperating all along? “Defense: Deal discussed in Detroit plane attack,” by Ed White for the Associated Press, September 9/via JW

Of course, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is the son of  wealthy Nigerian central banker  who is known as the “leader of the jihad movement” in  this burning country, don’t expect team Obama to hurt these wonderful relations. Flashback: Terrorist Tactics: Lawyer Up… With Nearly 300 Witnesses, Flight 253’s Underwear Bomber Pleads “Not Guilty”

Riot charges against  (fake) asylum seekers dropped

ABC News/thanks to Mullah

The Commonwealth DPP has dropped charges against two asylum seekers who were accused of taking part in a riot at Christmas Island last November.

Six Sri Lankan men remain on trial in the Perth Magistrates Court charged with rioting and weapons offences.

Defence lawyers will today argue the video interview of another of the accused men is inadmissible as evidence and his charges should also be dropped.

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  1. Reward for failure:

    Failed underwear bomber says life sentence for attempted mass murder would be cruel and unusual
    He had the intent to kill 289 people, and has certainly shown no remorse, but wants to be let off easier because he happened to fail.

    “Underwear bomber challenges life sentence,” by Tresa Baldas for the Associated Press, February 13 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

    DETROIT — Confessed underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is challenging his mandatory life in prison sentence, arguing in court documents filed Monday that a life sentence is “cruel and unusual punishment” and unconstitutional.
    Abdulmutallab, who is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, is facing a mandatory life in prison sentence after pleading guilty in October to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner carrying nearly 300 people with a bomb hidden in his underwear. He pleaded guilty to numerous criminal charges, including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, and conspiracy to commit terrorism.

    The plot was foiled when his bomb malfunctioned.

    “Given the circumstances and what did NOT occur in the instant matter it is fair to say that the mandatory minimum sentence of life is excessive and grossly disproportionate to the conduct,” Abdulmutallab wrote in court documents Monday. “Aside from the defendant no passengers suffered any serious injuries and there were no casualties.”
    The government strongly disagrees, and has asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds to give him the maximum punishment.

    “Defendant is an unrepentant, would-be mass murderer, who views his crimes as divinely inspired and blessed, and who views himself as under a continuing obligation to carry out such crimes,” prosecutors wrote Friday in a sentencing memo. “He attempted to murder 289 individuals, no sentence other than life. … Could possibly reflect the seriousness of defendant’s conduct.”

    In pushing for a stiff sentence, the government also disclosed Friday details about Abdulmutallab’s relationship with a well-known al-Qaida figure.

    According to court documents, Abdulmutallab spent months pursuing American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, where the two men eventually met and hatched out a plan to blow up an American airliner over U.S. soil on Christmas Day 2009. In the weeks leading up to the bombing attempt, the two men texted each other, spoke briefly on the phone and ended up spending three days together at al-Awlaki’s house planning the attack, the government wrote in court documents.

    Al-Awlaki eventually led Abdulmutallab to a bomb maker, who trained the Nigerian defendant on how to ignite the bomb, according to court documents. It was al-Awlaki, the government says, who ultimately approved the martyrdom mission.

    “Awlaki’s last instructions to him were to wait until the airplane was over the United States and then to take the plane down,” prosecutors wrote in court documents.

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