Thank you Massachusetts.

White House orders Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial

White House officials have told the Justice Department to consider other venues for the 9/11 terror trial that was to be held in lower Manhattan, the Daily News has learned.

The decision came after Mayor Bloomberg and other politicians across the state railed against President Obama’s plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan Federal Court.

Attorney General Eric Holder now has to think of other places where the trial could take place, officials said.

It was not immediately clear if the reassessment means the trial will definitely be moved out of the city.

I don’t think this “other venues” order means debating the difference between downtown and uptown, I think it means Not NYC. If they know what’s good for them it better also mean Not the USA.

We’ll see. When Mrs. Fletcher is at the helm you never really know what will happen next.

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  1. RuBegonia says:

    Here’s hoping that Mrs. Fletcher gets cancelled CLICK HERE

  2. eMVeeH says:

    But wait, wait, I thought trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his cronies in a civil court in Manhattan was purely about Juuuustice? Mmm-ka-ay.

  3. franknitti says:

    The trials should be moved to San Francisco so that they can be held in Fancy Nancy’s backyard. They can re-open Alcatraz to house KSM. Maybe even give him Al Capone’s old cell on “the Rock.”

  4. Shifra says:

    Suggested alternative venue for KSM trial: downtown Washington DC, preferably one block from WH.

  5. LJZumpano says:

    With over 40, 0o0 of the best cops and an constant orange alert status, NY is probably the only place in the US that has the ability to undertaken a major task such as the KSM trials. Price tag, 200 billion. No problem. We managed to handle the first bunch of scumbags who tried to take down the towers in 1993. We know how to do things. Are we afraid of these creeps? Not a chance. If you think Chicago is tough, think again –we play hardball here –in the streets! Just don’t ask for salt or fat, the mayor will freak out.
    When the towers went down, it didn’t just take almost 3,000 lives, many of them were our neighbors, friends and family members. I remember the Governor and Mayor Rudy coming to the funerals, and we had a lot of them. Sometimes there was nothing to bury. We got through it. There is not a community within 15 miles of Manhattan that didn’t lose someone that day. We don’t talk about it alot, but we remember, our hearts still have the scars. So Mr. Gibbs and Mr. Holder, don’t you dare accuse us of being afraid. We learned the hard way that we can’t afford to be afraid of anything. We wanted to collapse, and to weep, but the tears would have to wait. We supported each other ( yes, even looking out for our Muslim firiends who thought they might become targets of rage) We comforted our children who couldn’t grasp why we were solemn and more thoughful than ever. We prayed and we educated ourselves. We learned to be vigilant and prepared. And we lived our lives to the fullest — we will not be intimidated. Could we handle the trials? Youbetcha. But only an ignorant fool would suggest that these terrorist hoodlums were entitled to be treated with the respect we give to American citizens, and which we voluntarily bestow upon non-Americans. The rights you want to give to these villans are not yours to give. They belong to us. You don’t have the power to give them out. We reserve those rights for Americans, and we decide the rules for obtaining those rights thru citizenship and our Constituion.
    So, yeah NY could handle the trials, but we don’t want them. Good luck finding another American city able to do it and willing to fork over 200 billion for the privilege. I suggest next time, before you open your mouth with ridiculous degrees, you take the advice I used to give my kids, count to ten and talk to an adult first. Might save you a lot of embarrassment later on.

    • Shifra says:

      Well said, LJZumpano. Yes, we lived through the sickening nightmare, and survived. But every time I drive down the West Side Highway, and pass Ground Zero, my heart aches for all the lost lives, and for the enduring pain of the families.

  6. mrcannon says:

    I cannot wait until Major Garrett asks Robert Gibbs about this.

  7. navajosierra says:

    Thank you LJZumpano for taking me back to the time immediately after 9/11. It was a terrible , painful time, but the people of this city were even more amazing than usual. American flags went up everywhere. On cars, buses, buildings, construction sites. A massive American flag still hangs over the middle of the swimming pool where I swim. And yes, Rudy, went to every funeral he could get to! I love him for this. I think he went to a funeral every day, for months. The American spirit. The same spirit that rose up against the threat of B.O. through the tea party movement, and, fittingly, in Brown’s win in Massachusetts. Took back Massachusetts from the Kennedys, hopefully forever. The indomitable American spirit — long may it live!

  8. cmoore324 says:

    LJZumpano–YOU are my new best friend. Beautifully said.

    Let us know when you run for office, we’ll hit the streets to campaign for you.

  9. barenakedislam says:

    Rudy Giuliani predicted back in November that the trial would NEVER take place in Manhattan. If he were our mayor now, it never would have even been under discussion. They need to try them in a military tribunal where there are no media circus freaks. Bloomberg was a schmuck for saying it was a good idea to bring them to NYC. Thank God Ray Kelly, police commissioner, convinced him what a nightmare it would be.

    What you may not have heard is that the Gitmo terrorists were scheduled to be transferred to that prison in Illinois to await trial but when they found out, they threatened to sue the government so they could stay at Gitmo, where they like the warm sunshine and luxury accommodations. They didn’t want to be in a cold dark cell in Illinois. Their lawyer threatened legal action if they were ordered to go to Illinois. Of course, you didn’t hear this anywhere in the MSM.

  10. Pangborn says:

    “Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”

    Thank God so many long silent voices continue to be raised so loudly, so proudly. Vox Populi!

  11. JHSII says:

    The problem is that it doesn’t matter where Holder moves the trials – the whole intent is that the USA be put on trial rather than the terrorists. That’s why it was moved into a civilian court in the first place.
    Remember, the terrorists were never given their Miranda rights – on the battlefield.
    The terrorists were never given defense lawyers – on the battlefield.
    The enemy combatants were never given their Miranda rights – on the battlefield.
    The enemy combatants were never given defense lawyers – on the battlefield.
    By definition they can’t be found guilty in a civilian trial, especially if they’re given the full protection of the US Constitution. So this is an excellent way to put Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the entire previous administration on trial, along with the US military. They will do this at the same time subjecting the people of the US to some of the most vicious hate-filled anti-American rants that have been spewed since Bill Ayres and Jeremiah Wright.
    I haven’t even talked about the intelligence bonanza that this will provide the terrorists, nor how much of a PR coup and recruiting tool it will be in muslim-controlled areas. It’s a win-win for America-haters and terrorists, and a major defeat for the USA.

  12. CO2aintpoison says:

    He’s sleep-walking. If he were awake, he’s ship them back to Gitmo. NIMBY will win the day. Nobody wants this piece of garbage coming to their town whether the “workers” (aka police, cai, etc.) can “handle” the security or not. What a bunch of crap. Gee…didn’t see this one coming barry?

  13. PeteRFNY says:

    Here’s a thought: military trials. You know, like the kind we’ve had for enemy combatants since, oh, forever.

  14. thierry says:

    watch- they’ll send the trial to boston to punish massachusetts for scott brown….

  15. Red Barr says:

    Keep the terrorist out of the United States and let the military court deal with them.

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