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Pakistan To Charge 5 US Based Arabs

From a joyous Reuters:

Detained US nationals suspected of militancy are escorted by Pakistani police upon arrival at a court in Sargodha, about 250 kms south of Islamabad on December 25.

Pakistan seeks terrorism charges against Americans

By Kamran Haider Thu Dec 31

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani police will ask a court to charge five Americans detained in the country this month with planning terrorist attacks and jail them for life, a police official said on Thursday.

The young Americans, from Virginia, are accused of contacting militants groups over the Internet in a bid to wage holy war. Pakistani officials have said the Taliban had planned to use them to carry out attacks inside U.S. ally Pakistan…

Emails showed that the Americans had plans to travel to a Pakistani nuclear power plant, according to police…

The men — two are of Pakistani ancestry, one of Egyptian, one of Yemeni and one of Eritrean — were arrested in Sargodha, home to one of Pakistan’s biggest airbases, 190 km (120 miles) southeast of Pakistani capital Islamabad

They were found with maps and had intended to travel through northwest Pakistan to an al Qaeda and Taliban militant stronghold, officials said.

We shall see.

But somehow, given Pakistan’s record in such things, we suspect these terrorists will only get a slap on the wrist at best and after a few years they will be quietly let free.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 31st, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Pakistan To Charge 5 US Based Arabs”

  1. Since they are U.S. citizens, shouldn’t we be pressing for extradition back to the U.S. of A.?

    No violent crimes were committed in Pakistan. This sounds more like a ‘conspiracy to commit’ which originated at a mosque in the U.S. of A.

    That should make Eric Holder absolutely giddy to prosecute these wanna-be terrorists in open court. Or does it all lack the necessary ‘blame bush’ ardor?
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  2. joeblough says:

    I got a kick out of the photo caption:

    Detained US nationals suspected of militancy are escorted by Pakistani police …

    LOL!

    But then there is the body of the item:

    Pakistani police will ask a court to charge five Americans detained in the country

    Americans my butt!

    These are, if Americans at all, Americans only by the narrow letter of the law. Much like Red Hussein himself.

    We really need a legal mechanism to shed such people into exile.

  3. Tater Salad says:

    What is wrong with the Death Penalty?


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