Court gives "Millennium Bomber" tougher 37-year sentence

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americanguy wrote:

Every single extremist we have released, has come back again.
Many of our troops in Iraq and Pakistan were killed by people the US arrested, then sent to some other Middle East country where they were released to cheering crowds.
Note now that Obama is President, we try to punish those who try to kill us, unlike Bush.

Oct 24, 2012 7:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamVee wrote:

One has to ask what is this person’s potential value to society if released, but, more importantly, what level of risk to society would his release represent. We are not talking about a guy who held up a 7-11 with a handgun here. He was perfectly willing, and demonstrably able, to kill hundreds, with the push of a button.

Oct 24, 2012 8:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Good job he didn’t get sentenced in the UK – he’d have been given 6 months, and compensation for infringement of his human rights – and I say that as a Brit!

Oct 24, 2012 1:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

What a joke of a system! We let bankers and financial fraudsters in New York City walk even though they sent the country into the Lesser Depression through mortgage and securities fraud, intentionally killing millions of Americans through not being able to afford adequate nutrition and/or medical care, and we do not “re-sentence” them to life at hard labor, which is what they deserve. But we can re-sentence a man who actually harmed no one, even though he intended to. And he will do more time than almost all of the Wall Street Crooks. And *MOST* Wall Street Thieves walk away free.

Put those monsters behind bars and take their money away — ALL of it!

Oct 24, 2012 1:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

And yet again another thought Crime in the making. The Crime? Bringing explosives across borders. 37 years for that? Don’t give me that hogwash that he “intended” to do this and “wanted” to do that. Justice should NOT be decided by crystal balls and clairvoyance. He either did or did NOT blow people up. Fantasizing about something is NOT doing it in reality. This is the ‘thought’ police at work full time to manufacture terrorists. Pity.

Oct 24, 2012 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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