Judge rejects Fort Hood jihadist's defense strategy that he killed all those people to protect the Taliban
A military judge overseeing the court-martial of Muslim jihadistNidal Hasan ruled Friday that the Army psychiatrist cannot argue in court that he killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in defense of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, including leader Mullah Omar.
CS Monitor Hasan's decision to forego his court-appointed Army lawyers and forge his own defense has slowed the proceedings, more than they already had been.
The legal gyrations speak to two key issues, military law experts say. For one, the Hasan case indicates that the inability of defendants in capital murder cases to simply plead guilty is a flaw in the military justice system. Given the judge's decision Friday, Hasan is left with no real defense, beyond insanity, to try to explain his attack on the Fort Hood soldier readiness center on Nov. 5, 2009, they note.
For another, the stakes are high for a military justice system that has seen every death-penalty sentence since 1962 overturned, says David Frakt, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh who has worked as defense counsel at the US terrorist detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
"He has to put on a defense, and now when this particular defense has been rejected he still has to come up with some other totally fictitious defense," says Mr. Frakt. Moreover, Army justice officials "are really trying to be extroardinarily careful with this case not to blow it, so that if they do get a death verdict they want it to stick. The easiest way to do that is to bend over backwards, to be accomodating to the defense, to remove potential appelate issues."
So in short…does this mean he might only be charged 'guilty by insanity'…when in truth it was a jihad attack on U.S. soil? He will get off on a 'mis-trial' as nothing in his records indicated any "suspicion" of insanity. Now the trial will be delayed another year debating …because he wants to proclaim his allegiance to his 'allah'. This is all planned…has someone very high up given the order to find him innocent? In the end….the sharia /muslim/Islamic regime will win this case.
More shame that isn't finding its proper home. The shame of a muslim coddling, possibly muslim himself president and his willing lackey of gender confused blubber that keeps the dead and the wounded from receiving their due by insisting that the "unfortumate incedent" is called a "work place disaster", and not a terrorist act. Oohhhh Yeaaaahh ! There are "workplace Disasters" every day where some terrorist is shouting "Alley Snackbar" and cowardly killing innocent Americans, aren't there ? This shame needs to hang, like the proverbial Albatross, squarely around the neck of these lying traitors. And now, the muslim terrorist, oh! Excuse me! I mean "alleged terrorist" gets to spout his muslim filth and receive the best available medical care. Swift, sure, military justice, isn't it ? Compliments of our beloved Commander in Grief !
The Muslim should thank us for not thinking like them. If we thought alike it would go something like this. "I have to kill all the Muslims to protect women, children, people of different religion, the constitution and innocent people in general." If we thought and acted like Muslims do, there wouldn't be a single Muslim or golden dome standing. The main difference between us and these Muslims is that we will never behave like them. We might turn their deserts into glass but only if they start it, which they probably will.
Let Muslims beware. We are better than them as people and as soldiers. Push us too far and we will smite you. The only thing you Muslims re doing is to wear away our tolerance. Once that's gone……
I think defence of Taliban, during war time, might be seen as a case for classifying him a pow rather than a murderer … something like that.
But I don't know why the court can't just let him go with what he's told media, that the attack was not workplace related but jihad. Why not let him simply say he was committing treason, essentially, and go with that?
I think a rationale of treason ― I was committing jihad for the enemy ― would go a long way to convicting him without a doubt, wouldn't it?
Oh, the courts and the political correctness and the slimy arm of islam.
poptoy 49: I believe the Judge has been ordered by President Shit Stain to assure a particular outcome. And the judge, much like Roland Freisler (look him up) is doing exactly as the Fuhrer commands. None of this makes sense unless one looks at the stated purpose of the current regime to sow the double speak seeds of distrust in our military, our government, our economy, our country, hell even our food supply. All this so they can then foist upon us their self-serving night mare.