April 16, 2012

NYC Subway Bomb Plot Trial Begins

You'd think there would be a treason charge in here somewhere. One of the two on trial today is an American citizen. And you can't blame Obama on this either, none of the American citizens indicted under Bush ever faced a treason charge. Except, of course, Adam Gadahn -- who is still at large. I know treason is a tougher charge to convict on, but come one? If being trained by al Qaeda and then trying to attack the US doesn't fit the definition of treason under the Constitution, then what does?


Adis Medunjanin, 27, and two other New York men were recruited by Adnan Shukrijumah, one of al-Qaeda’s top operatives, for a planned bombing of subway lines in Manhattan in 2009, according to the U.S. government. The two other men, Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay, pleaded guilty in 2010.

“In September 2009, three men were prepared to strap bombs to their bodies and walk into crowded subway cars,” Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Loonam told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn today. “These men came so close, within days, of carrying out this act before they were stopped.”

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:39 PM | Comments |