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A BRITISHER’S VIEW - US Supreme Court delivers junk justice

“For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head,” self-professed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has gloated about his 2002 beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl (1963-2002), whose wife gave birth to their first child three months after his cruel and cold-blooded execution.

At his 2007 hearing at the Guantanamo US military base in Cuba, the Muslim piece of filth, who has admitted to 29 other acts of terrorism in the past two decades – among them, the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, the Operation Bojinka plot, the aborted 2002 attack on the Los Angeles US Bank Tower, the Bali nightclub bombings, the failed bombing of American Airlines Flight 63 and the 2000 Millennium plot – boasted that he had “decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan.”

Mohammed’s crude candor should be posted on the walls of the US Supreme Court, whose judges rejected the imprisonment of foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay in a 5-4 ruling on June 12, all-too-liberally assessing that their personal liberties should not be sacrificed for national security, and that they have a right to seek freedom before a federal judge.

The ruling cannot be more detrimental to our nation, which does not seem to comprehend that it is under siege by Muslim extremists, whose strength is their guile, and approximately 270 of whom remain in custody as classified enemy combatants, held on suspicion of terrorism, or a connection to the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Consumed with jealousy, gripped by an inferiority complex, reinforced by their cowardly mainstream community and advanced by their barbaric leaders, Islam’s terrorists have nothing better to do than design the demise of happy people with gall and patience.

The massacre, which happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, took five years to hatch and killed 2,974 innocent people, with 24 still missing and presumed dead; that’s longer than one US presidential term.

The Supreme Court ruling is myopic at a time when hindsight and foresight are crucial to our national safety, and proves that its member judges should be tenured. It also devalues the future of the criminal trials facing the 19 captives, including Mohammed and four other accused 9/11 conspirators, who ridiculed the American justice system at their June 5 arraignments.

Rejecting American lawyers and daring the bench to execute him, Mohammed held court as he wrested control of the proceedings and cemented his position as leader of the slimy bunch: Yemenites Ramzi Binalshib, accused of helping the hijackers obtain flight training and financing, and Walid Bin’Attash, who allegedly ran an al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan; Pakistani Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, accused of sending $120,000 to the hijackers and aiding their entry into the United States; and Saudi Arab Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, who allegedly helped the hijackers to obtain money, credit cards, western clothing and travelers checks.

Yet, Mohammed, the monster who callously chopped off Daniel Pearl’s head with a blade, painted himself as a victim of US torture and inquisition, and by the hearing’s end had managed to persuade his blind-sheep cohorts to represent themselves and catapult their upcoming trials into a four-ring circus of evil; a move only boosted by the US Supreme Court.

Libertarian Judge Anthony Kennedy, who opposes constitutional restrictions on cops, apparently also favors granting taxpayer-funded trials to murderers, writing in his ruling: “Liberty and security can be reconciled; and in our system they are reconciled within the framework of the law.”

The two-faced justice and his assenting colleagues have become allies of our sworn enemies, who have the last laugh at a legal framework that wastes taxpayers’ money to legislate for the civil rights of the world’s grossest brutes while stomping on the memories of their slaughtered victims.

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