Monday 10/September/2018 – 04:42 PM
17 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks while the accused terrorists are still awaiting trial, are still being held in detention, and the trials still aren’t expected soon.
The Terrorists accused of murdering nearly 3,000 people with twin attacks on New York and Washington on 2001 have not been brought to trial in the courtroom. The defendants sit in a high-security prison nearby, waiting for a court date that is perpetually delayed.
Don’t expect justice anytime soon. The defendants are being prosecuted via a military commission, with judge, prosecutor, jury and some portion of the defense team drawn from the U.S. armed services. The prosecutor, Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins, proposed a start date of Jan. 7, 2019, but defense counsels objected to the calendar and the judge, Army Col. James L. Pohl, seemed to agree.
Army Judge Col. James L. Pohl is retiring on Sept. 30 and has handed the tribunal over to Marine Col. Keith A. Parrella. He picks up the death-penalty case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged accomplices.
All face military execution if found guilty of conspiring with the hijackers. The five men on trial were arrested in Pakistan in 2002 and 2003, and for some periods were held in undisclosed CIA detention facilities. Among them is Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the attacks.
Such delays have been typical for the case. It has jumped from court to court, from military to civilian to military, since the first charges were brought in military court in June 2008.
In 4 April 2011, Defense attorneys have signaled that if the defendants are convicted, they will argue the U.S. lacks the moral authority to execute them because the years-long road between their arrests and their arrival at Guantanamo included beatings, sleep deprivation, confinement in coffin-sized boxes, and more.
In a special takes to the reference, Said Sadiq, the political science professor in the AUC, said that the long road of the trials is an injustice thing and so strange which lead us to believe in the theory of conspiracy.
Sadiq also believe that this trail is full of secrets, as if the court finally accused the terrorist, the public opinion will demand clear evidences for this accusation, which lead the US government to procrastinate for decades.
Sadiq in another opinion suggest that the American military authority had planned for these attacks to find a reason for its wars in the ME. Sadiq mentioned how was the pentagon is secured during the attack.
The American newspapers reported that J.W. Bush in 2006 said that the CIA detained 14 terrorists included Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who helped the US by providing secret information reveal another terrorist attack planed by Qaeda.
These statements by J.W.Bush lead many adopted another theory of conspiracy, which says those terrorists held deal with the US government to reveal the other terrorist attacks in contrast not sent to death penalty.