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American universal jurisdiction over all world’s terrorists

by | 3rd, January 2013

AMERICA. You have us surrounded:

“A few days before Christmas, the U.S. indicted three men at the Federal District courthouse in Brooklyn for plotting suicide bomb attacks. This is an extraordinary, almost unique case: none of the people or conduct has any connection to the U.S. The defendants are foreign nationals, captured by some African government ont their way to join up with al-Shabab, the Somali Islamist group. To be clear, there is no suggestion that they planned to target American nationals or facilities, or had even ever been to this country before. This is an aggressive – and unconstitutional – assertion of universal jurisdiction. The U.S. is prosecuting foreign nationals for their participation in a foreign civil war. . . . Two months after their arrest, the prisoners were secretly indicted by a federal grand jury in New York, then clandestinely taken into custody by the FBI and flown to the United States to face trial.”

Laugh it up Dick Cheney…

Photo: – with AP caption: “This combination of file photos shows Taliban militia soldiers in a pickup truck heading towards the frontline north of Surobi, Afghanistan near Kabul on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1996, left, and at right, hard-line Islamist al-Shabab fighters riding a truck during a military exercise in the Suqaholaha neighborhood of in northern Mogadishu, Somalia on Friday, Jan. 1, 2010. More than ever, the two groups’ tactics mirror each other, and what has worked for the Taliban for over a decade now seems to be allowing al-Shabab to maintain control over large swaths of this arid country in the Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/John Moore, Farah Abdi Warsameh, File).”

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