No remorse, No regret

Sky News TodayAl Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has said it made his day to hear accounts of suffering from the 9/11 attacks.

He told a jury he would like to see similar attacks "every day".

Moussaoui admits being involved in the 9/11 conspiracy, claiming he had been asked to fly a plane into the White House.

During his second stint in the witness box, he mocked a Navy sailor who had wept as she described the death of two of her subordinates.

"I think it was disgusting for a military person" to cry, he said of the testimony of Navy Lieutenant Nancy McKeown.

"She is military, she should expect people at war with her to want to kill her," he said.

Asked if he was happy to hear her sobbing, he said, "Make my day."

Moussaoui, a French citizen, said he had "no regret, no remorse" about the 9/11 attacks.

Asked if he would like to see it happen again, he responded: "Every day until we get you."

Moussaoui also said he is convinced President Bush will free him before the end of his term and that he will return to London.


So what is the general view on this fanatical animal and his ilk?
Can we really fight on equal terms with him? Are we encountering the same problem as the Ruskies in Afghanistan where you are fighting a foe who wants to die, how do you win? And as with this one, should he be executed and given his wish of being a martyr, or should some other fitting punishment be handed out? I feel they are bringing this war well and trult to our front doors. It bothers me. What about you?
 
It bothers me as well. How do you fight an enemy you're incapable of understanding? Our Heavy-handed tactics (especially by my own government) only ensure we'll continue to have more to fight for years to come. A few years ago, I read a US Marines narrative of his experience in Vietnam. A Vietnamese officer told him: "Wherever Americans go, the Viet-Cong grow like rice." It would seem we're facing a similar situation today. If we execute this nutball, we're giving them the ultimate recruting poster-boy.
 
This man wants to be executed, so that he will become a martyr to his cause. The Americans therefore should not execute him, rather keep him in prison for life so that he can spend the rest of his days knowing he was a failure, thut will be a just punishment.

Peter
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
I doubt very much that he would do much prison time, more likely that he will top himself and much publicity will be gained for the cause with allegations that he was murdered or driven to it by inhumane treatment.
 
Maybe life in prison working on a pig farm would be a fitting punishment, messing with their beliefs seems to be the only thing that hurts them.
 
janner said:
I doubt very much that he would do much prison time, more likely that he will top himself and much publicity will be gained for the cause with allegations that he was murdered or driven to it by inhumane treatment.

I am not sure if topping yourself in prison counts for martyrdom, and access to the promised virgins. Although these guys view of Islam is perhaps perverted enough to make him think it counts.

Peter
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Maxi_77 said:
janner said:
I doubt very much that he would do much prison time, more likely that he will top himself and much publicity will be gained for the cause with allegations that he was murdered or driven to it by inhumane treatment.

I am not sure if topping yourself in prison counts for martyrdom, and access to the promised virgins. Although these guys view of Islam is perhaps perverted enough to make him think it counts.

Peter

Peter my main point is that his suicide can be used for further publicity for the cause, think back to the IRA hunger strikes. If he dies in prison either by his own hand or anothers the allegations will be flying thick and fast.
 

hobbit

War Hero
This perhaps highlights the different values for human life in different cultures and maybe the old truism " all's fair in war and love". In my
( our?) culture to launch an attack on civilians as in 9/11 would be unthinkable yet look at what the coalition of the willing did to Iraq, killing all, MWC, regardless, and on a much greater scale.
These "people" (9/11) will do anything for what they believe in and they certainly believe in what they kill and die for. However,just consider the torture committed by the COW with prisoners and it seems revenge was on the agenda certainly not we expect with the Rules of War , Geneva Convention etc. Probably when all is considered we are as bad as each other when the circumstances arise. Even in " the trade" the sinking of helpless merchant ships was all right in war.
Yes it is certainly a question for which there seems to be no reasonable answer apart from stop the bloody fighting. Most of the bloodshed is through business I believe and could be avoided if our leaders did their job and weren't dictated to by big business. With the man in question, execute him in a humane way, he pays with his life and we retain what degree of civilised standards we have remaining and try for a reasonable end to the shambles in Iraq. There's no winners really is there?


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I would suggest that the concept that only Jihadis have scant regard for human life is perhaps an oversimplification. Terrorists of all hues, creeds and background crave the big 'spectacular' as the IRA called them. Kill many in a horific manner and you get lots of publicity.

The only real difference with the Jihadis is that they have added the suicide concept which has made their activities more spectacular.

Peter
 
I only wish that when this sand rat is sent down, he could do his time in prison as they do here in Thailand, punishment is punishment here. This tool will probably have his own cell with a tv and al jazeera on cable.
 

come_the_day

Lantern Swinger
I fervently hope that the USA keeps Moussaoui alive until he dies of natural causes. It's a good job he's in America - if he was here, he'd be jailed for "life" and let out after about 9 years. He needs to be kept in a normal prison, with normal prisoners around him, making his life a misery by the day.

If he was close to the 9/11 organisation, he deserves to suffer for as long as possible, but to kill him would just give him the notoriety he wants. It's amazing that so many of the more radical followers of Islam believe the stories about martyrdom, particularly when so many Islamic scholars have decided that most of the Jihadist tenets are based on simple mistranslation of the Koran, which is a peace-loving religious doctrine.

It seems that he found his vocation in GB, though, so we should really be telling our Judiciary that the withholding of a suspected terrorist's passport is not an affront to his human rights. Rights are like respect, they are earned.
 
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