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Biden Administration Currently Negotiating PLEA DEALS for 9/11 Mastermind and 4 Co-Conspirators


In a mind-boggling display of misplaced priorities, President Biden’s administration seems to be writing its own punchline, and it’s no laughing matter.

While on one side of the White House operations they’re seemingly gunning for political rivals, the other side appears to be considering plea deals for the alleged mastermind and his cronies of the 9/11 attacks, the most catastrophic terrorist event in American history.

It’s like trying to reprimand a jaywalker while giving a free pass to bank robbers!

The Associated Press’s reveal, a letter highlighting potential plea agreements which could eradicate the death penalty for the 9/11 suspects, is not just a slap on the wrist – it’s a slap in the face of the thousands who died that fateful day and the families who continue to bear that loss.

The very notion that “the Office of the Chief Prosecutor has been negotiating” plea deals for these suspects is flabbergasting.

Given the gravity and the enormity of the 9/11 attacks, a plea deal for the suspected architect and his comrades raises more than just eyebrows; it raises serious concerns about the administration’s discernment and understanding of justice.

When juxtaposed against the administration’s aggressive stance on domestic political issues, the proposed leniency towards these terrorists makes one ponder: Where do Biden’s priorities truly lie?

It’s no wonder that for many, Biden’s tenure appears less presidential and more farcical.

While this might be a bleak comedy for some, the stakes, especially for the families of 9/11 victims, are tragically real.

The Associated Press broke the news:

The suspected architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and his fellow defendants may never face the death penalty under plea agreements now under consideration to bring an end to their more than decadelong prosecution, the Pentagon and FBI have advised families of some of the thousands killed.

The notice, made in a letter that was sent to several of the families and obtained by The Associated Press, comes 1 1/2 years after military prosecutors and defense lawyers began exploring a negotiated resolution to the case.

The prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others held at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been troubled by repeated delays and legal disputes, especially over the legal ramifications of the interrogation under torture that the men initially underwent while in CIA custody. No trial date has been set.

“The Office of the Chief Prosecutor has been negotiating and is considering entering into pre-trial agreements,” or PTAs, the letter said. It told the families that while no plea agreement “has been finalized, and may never be finalized, it is possible that a PTA in this case would remove the possibility of the death penalty.”

Some relatives of the nearly 3,000 people killed outright in the terror attacks expressed outrage over the prospect of ending the case short of a verdict. The military prosecutors pledged to take their views into consideration and present them to the military authorities who would make the final decision on accepting any plea agreement.

The letter, dated Aug. 1, was received by at least some of the family members only this week. It asks them to respond by Monday to the FBI’s victim services division with any comments or questions about the possibility of such a plea agreement. The FBI had no comment Wednesday on the letter.

In the grand theater of American politics, the Biden administration’s recent actions seem to play out like a tragic farce.

The audacity to even consider plea deals for the alleged masterminds of the devastating 9/11 attacks is baffling.

This is the very same administration that’s pursuing prosecutions against former President Trump.

And, while on the topic of Trump, let’s not forget that his administration had a clear-cut policy: no negotiations with terrorists.

Period.

An approach that showcased both clarity and fortitude.

The heartbreaking testimonies from families who lost their loved ones in the 9/11 attacks highlight the despair they feel at the prospect of these terrorists avoiding the fullest measure of justice.

As Jim Riches poignantly stated, while his son and thousands of others lost their lives that day, the accused are still breathing.

Their anguish is exacerbated by the very notion of potential plea deals, especially when they remember the Trump administration’s unyielding stance against any plea bargains for these same suspects.

We’re looking at two starkly different approaches: One administration, under Trump, was clear in its resolve not to negotiate with terrorists, understanding the gravity of the 9/11 attacks.

The other, under Biden, is toying with the idea of plea deals for these terrorists, all while actively prosecuting the previous President.

The New York Post contrasts Biden’s actions with President Trump, who REFUSED to negotiate with terrorists:

Some relatives of the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks expressed outrage over the possibility of plea deals being made.

“How can you have any faith in it?” Jim Riches, a retired deputy fire chief in New York City who lost his son Jimmy — also a firefighter — on Sept. 11, 2001, told the Associated Press about the government’s update.

“No matter how many letters they send, until I see it, I won’t believe it,” Riches said about the prospect of justice for his son’s death, lamenting that “those guys are still alive. Our children are dead” nearly 22 years after the attacks.

The Trump administration had previously ruled out any plea bargains with the suspected terrorists, who have been held at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp since 2006.

It’s not just a tale of two administrations, but rather a tale of two visions for America. With the 2024 elections on the horizon, the electorate will have to decide which vision resonates more with their understanding of justice, integrity, and leadership.

Given the recent developments, many are hoping for an end to what they perceive as the current ‘nightmare’ chapter of American history.



 

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