Wednesday, March 28, 2007

American Justice for All? No Way!

David HicksDavid Hicks, the Australian convert to Islam currently residing in Guantanamo, has pleaded guilty to “providing material support for terrorism.”

The 31-year-old Muslim convert, arrived at Guantanamo in early 2002, a month after being captured in Afghanistan in December 2001. He admitted that he had supplied material support to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

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Hicks was accused of having completed al-Qaeda training courses and fighting against American forces and its allies in Afghanistan.

Since he has admitted his guilt - his obvious, undoubted guilt - he is being allowed to return to Australia, where he will likely serve a lighter sentence than the court at Guantanamo imposed.

His family is complaining about his mistreatment, but as you can see from the picture of Mr. Hicks, he is a terrorist. So he had to grow his hair long in order to cover his face because of the lights in his cell being on all the time? What a shame.

Those American soldiers he killed now lie in eternal darkness but we’re supposed to feel sorry for this creep because they left the lights on to prevent suicide attempts. I have no sympathy at all for a man who turns on his own heritage and begins killing people in the name of a murderous ideology.

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If he is spared the death sentence, then he failed to get what he was so willing to dish out to others. And if Daddy is upset because Sonny doesn’t look well, whose fault is that? Oh, right: the Imperialist Americans.

So he goes back to Australia to serve his [shortened] sentence. What do you suppose happens after he is released from prison in Australia? Will his fellow Aussies welcome him with open arms?

Of course Amnesty International , your fair and balanced human rights group, has its own opinion of this horrible affair:

Human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the tribunals as “shabby show trials” and demanded that detainees be tried under the regular US judicial system.

See that foot under the tent? We’re supposed to apply the rules of the US judicial system to foreign terrorists.

Justice? Those are suicidal terms. Oh, I forgot: Amnesty International’s fondest hope is to live in a world without America.

Too bad.

7 comments:

M. Simon said...

I have no sympathy at all for a man who turns on his own heritage and begins killing people in the name of a murderous ideology.

That is exactly what struck me from the picture.

Damon said...

A lot of people in Australia don't want him back -- can we leave him with you guys?

I recently saw a T-shirt:
"Bring David Hicks Home!
-- then hang him..."

David M said...

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gun-totin-wacko said...

You know, I just can't come up with a solid reason to say anything good about someone that converts to Islam and becomes a terrorist. It just seems so.... wrong. And I really don't see how anybody can view it otherwise. You are joining with people that want to kill your family and friends for their religious beliefs, and also want to do away with democracy in order to have public stonings of criminals.

What exactly is so appealing about that? Especially for someone from a country that has a reputation for independent folks.

And I say that with respect. Australia is a great country with a great history.

Profitsbeard said...

Drop as many BIG cans of Foster's lager on him as miles he scurried around the globe during his jihadist activities.

From about fifty feet up.

Unopened, of course.

(No use wasting the contents on such an empty psycho.)

And say G'day mate! permanently.

Anonymous said...

Dymphna, I'm not sure if I've mis-interpreted you here, but if you believe the Australian legal system will reduce his sentence, then you are mistaken. This has been discussed here, and we have been advised that he will serve the time he is given by the court overseas.

The principle is that these prisoner exchanges would be stopped if the home country lessened the sentence, thereby stopping other Australians from the same benefit. The idea behind them is to enable the prisoner to serve their time closer to family.

Lucille said...

Dymphna, I'm not sure if I've mis-interpreted you here, but if you believe the Australian legal system will reduce his sentence, then you are mistaken.

You're the mistaken one, given that his sentence was just reduced to nine months.