9/11 suspects will not face civilian trials, officials say
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is among the suspects expected to be tried at Gitmo.
April 4th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

9/11 suspects will not face civilian trials, officials say

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce this afternoon that the 9/11 suspects will not face federal civilian trials as the Obama administration wanted, two U.S. officials and a government source confirmed.

They instead will be tried before military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, the officials said.

The suspects include alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Monhammed.

Read CNN's full coverage of Holder's announcement on 9/11 suspects
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Filed under: Al Qaeda • Barack Obama • Politics • September 11 • Terrorism • World
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  1. 911 victim family lawsuits

    Yep! The 911 victims family lawsuits are still dragging on! Even after all these years. The vast majority of 911 families accepted the governments most generous bribe to drop their lawsuits. Just a few (17 if memory serves) are still purueing those responsible. If you want the truth, follow their lawsuits YOURSELF( since they aren't shown on TV) And get this: 6 of the alledged hijackers whom the gov said died in the Tower crash...are still alive! Imagine the defense calling them as witnesses! But alas, it will not be allowed by a tribunal. And since when do one nations military tribunals try to convict persons charged with crimes against humanity? (no, 911 was NOT an avt of war, or Lloyds of London (insurance corp) would not have paid claims like they did. Acts of war are NOT covered by insurance)

    April 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    @WG...New York City has always been a security nightmare. Since when does that not allow for a civil trial?

    April 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. burp

    I like you

    April 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. American Idiot

    Q. How long does it take politicians to go full circle?

    A. About 2 years.

    April 4, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Donna J Marn

    I just hope this time....these people are held.....and not allowed back into the U.S.Ever!!There are so many War Criminals here in the States.....It's terrible....just terrible....what these people cause to our Military,our Research,our Medical Industry,Our Women and Chldren........Ect...Ect...Ect.Now yet another War Criminal in Kentucky,working withing the Food Industry,and here in Ohio....we have a Asian Carp Problem.....A terrible Sickness problem............all because of the "Ignorance"that people enjoy,Sad....But...True!Our Justice systems are finally getting better and better..........But.....Illegal Immigrants are a Ongoing Problem in the States!!
    Thank You,
    White House
    9 Judge,Name Change

    April 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    $4 gas is here. Don't buy gas on Fridays

    April 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey

    Shop at Walmart?
    I might like that.
    What do they sell?

    April 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. meee

    Build em again so they can knock em down again

    April 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Herbert

    What difference does it make anyway? These men are going to be executed in the end,no matter what! What will never be known however,is the extent of which these men were tortured while in captivity as the right-wing thugs in Washington will never let that juicy little tidbit out!!!

    April 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    Good writing above, Philip!
    I had skipped it earlier when seeking something else too quickly.

    April 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Say No to Corporate America

    Another broken promise from Obama... shocking! This is 100% political move, Obama is such a liar and will NOT get my vote again!! His next move is to appoint BP to head up energy, and his blind followers will love him for it. Hypocrisy Democracy, UniParty in DC. Why don't they arrest the real criminals?!

    The CIA"s man HIFTER is LEADER of Libya's "rebel" forces, LOL, US is playing war with Al Qaeda AGAIN. Obama has had TROOPS ON THE GROUND IN LIBYA SINCE FEBRUARY,LONG before HUMANITARIAN BOMBING... CIA/US/NWO WILL BE LEADER OF LIBYA. Welcome to the New World Order
    'War Unlimited Incorporated – Every American Should Know This Stuff!': http://saynotocorporateamerica.blogspot.com/2011/04/war-unlimited-incorporated-every.html

    April 5, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |

      Thank you,Say No to Corporate America. You said it all!!!

      April 5, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Duh. We can all see there are no international boundaries standing in the way of corporate fascist profiteering. "The coming New World Order"...what a joke. There has been a "NWO" for decades! Remember when Congress passed the "Trading with the Enemy" act during WW2? Even during the war, international borders did not stand in the way of corporate profit. American corporations were doing business with the Nazi's and would have kept right on if not for this new law. Many of these corporations were and are ran by men and families whom are well known as patriotic citizens! Take the Bush family for example. (not picking on the Republicans, just a sample) Prescott Bush was the only American who refused to stop helping the Nazi war machine by doing business with them. He was the first man ever charged for crimes under this (then) new law. The world's federal reserves and central banks (even the ones here in the US) are and have been ran by one single foreign bank, The Bank for International Settlements. (cont)

    April 5, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey

    So early!
    Bon matin!
    Vado al Walmart: devo comprare un altro Mercedes-Benz.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. Philip (cont)

    Now, a simple audit of the fed would show that when it comes to profit, there is no red, white and blue standing in the way, nor are their any politicians in the way. An audit would show that the federal reserve is NOT controlled by the US government and serves foreign interests. Why did you think it is that both Democrat and Republican Congresses and Administrations have ALWAYS steadfastly refused to allow us to audit the fed. The (D) and (R) have combined to form one big corporate fascist regime bent on serving their own interests and selling US down the river. If you yourself still prefer one political party over the other, you are either extremely ignorant or just plain old low IQ.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joey

    Ma–ho sbagliato! Una machina e' feminine.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
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