On the "trial" of Zacarias Moussaoui
Zacarias Moussaoui, A French citizen of Moroccan descent was arrested long before the attacks of the 9/11. On the failure of America in getting BinLadin, Moussaoui was put on trial as a proxy to Bin Ladin. Obviously Moussaoui was a religious fundamentalist, like many other fundamentalists from all kind of religions, but the question is that "Does this make him a criminal by default"? In the eyes of the US "Justice" system, it appears so.
Moussaoui claimed so many things; admitted to so many things; he sure was too load to express how much he hated the US. He even gave himself more "credit" that he was "entitled" to; he claimed to be of main "Al-Qaeda" people. But was he? Did he really know much, if any, about the 9/11 attacks months before it happened? In fact, did ANYBODY from AL-Qaeda know, months before it happened, that the attacks were going to come on certain day and from certain points? Perhaps not. So how is it that "an angry man" who, even according to the "Jury" of the trial, knew much less than what he claimed to know, could have practically "killed" thousands of people on September 11, by not informing the US authorities prior to the attacks? Even if he knew, and even if he reported it to the authorities, would anybody believe him? Perhaps not. Let's see what Moussaoui's mother had to say about this:
In France, Moussaoui's mother, Aicha El Wafi, told reporters Thursday that the decision was "terrible." Wafi said her son "is going to be buried all of his life at 37 years old for things that he didn't do. Because he spoke too much."Perhaps the mother is right. He spoke too much of nothing. Moussaoui wanted to be convicted and US wanted to convict somebody, and Moussaoui was available. Moussaoui made it easy for the US to convict him, and the US took the easy path and convicted Moussaoui perhaps for, perhaps, the crimes he had nothing to do with and the crimes he wasn't aware of them coming.
The fact is that the US "justice" system, needed to convict somebody in order to be able to claim, at least, a partial victory, by "bringing the criminals to justice". But did they? To many stupid people, the answer is yes, but to those who have functioning brains, the answer is absolutely not. In the particular battle between the US and Moussaoui, the real loser was the US not the man. Of course, Moussaoui was a loser too, but it had nothing to do with the US. He was a loser long befeore the trial, and that was for being a fundamentalist.
Back to the case of trial, Moussaoui vs. the US, even at the surface the real loser was the US whose so-called judge showed such sickness of mind by making statements such as this:
That coming from a top US judge? Sick indeed. That says a lot about the so-called US's justice system and those who are the decision makers of that system.
"Mr. Moussaoui, you came here to be a martyr and to die in a great bang of glory. But to quote T.S. Eliot, 'you will die with a whimper'," Leonie Brinkema said, in reference to the famous poet. Brinkema stopped Moussaoui not even five minutes into his closing rant, telling him he could not use the courtroom to make a political speech.
Brinkema told Moussaoui he would never be allowed to speak in public again.
"When this proceeding is over, everyone else in this room will leave to see the sun ... hear the birds ... and they can associate with whomever they want," she said. "You will spend the rest of your life in a SuperMax prison. It's absolutely clear who won."
And now, Moussaoui is out of the public view, and in the hands of those who hate him so much. Nobody will know what will happen to him on a daily basis and ... who knows how the US's anger in not getting Bin Ladin would be passed on to the only so-called representative of Bin Ladin captive to the US.
And let me add: Yes, Moussaoui will never be allowed to speak publicly again, but regardless of his guilt or innocence, there is no dispute that there should be a legitimate concern to think about and that is what was mentioned by Moussaoui: "...think about how many people the CIA has destroyed."
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