Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fort Hood shooting: Judge nixes Nidal Hasan defense strategy. What now?

Well, maybe we finally have a judge who will stop Hasan's waging jihad in the courtroom.  This whole thing about calling mass murders in the name of Islamic jihad  "workplace violence" is a travisty of justice and a betrayal of those he murdered and the American people.

He will surely be found guilty noi matter what the crime is called, I only hope the government has the balls to execute him.   


Fort Hood shooting: Judge nixes Nidal Hasan defense strategy. What now?

By Patrik Jonsson
A military judge overseeing the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan ruled Friday that the Army psychiatrist cannot argue in court that he killed 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in defense of Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, including leader Mullah Omar.
David Fitzsimmons, The Arizona Star
The judge, Col. Tara Osborn, said during an afternoon hearing at the Army base that she would not allow Hasan to argue that he shot Ft. Hood soldiers to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, as he had proposed.

Hasan, 42, an American-born Muslim, is charged with premeditated murder and attempted murder in connection with the deaths of 13 people and wounding of 32 others in the attack on Nov. 5, 2009. If convicted, he faces a possible death sentence.

Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, proposed his new defense after successfully petitioning the judge to allow him to defend himself, saying he attacked soldiers preparing to deploy to Afghanistan in 2009 because they posed a threat to Taliban leaders. His previous efforts to plead guilty were rejected on the grounds that military law does not allow such pleas in capital cases.

Osborn said Hasan's "defense of others" strategy "failed as a matter of law," according to a Ft. Hood statement, since no soldiers at the Central Texas base posed an immediate threat to anyone in Afghanistan.

"She ruled that as a uniformed soldier in the U.S. Army, Hasan had no justification to kill other U.S. soldiers," the statement said, and "that she will not allow Hasan to present any evidence or argument relating to the defense of others."

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