Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cole Bomber Set To Face Military Judge At Guantanamo

The 2000 bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole, which left a gaping hole in the ship's side, killed 17 sailors and wounded more than 40. (U.S. Navy / October 12, 2000)

Cole Bombing Suspect's Guantanamo Trial To Begin -- L.A. Times

The military tribunal proceeding is a no-win situation for Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. It also highlights a continuing legal and ethical dilemma for the Obama administration.

Reporting from Washington — The first military tribunal of a terrorism suspect at Guantanamo Bay since President Obama was elected is a lose-lose proposition for the accused, a Saudi suspect who has been in U.S. custody for nearly a decade.

If convicted of directing the bombing of the U.S. destroyer Cole in October 2000, Abd al Rahim al Nashiri could be sentenced to death. But even if he is acquitted of all charges, he can be held indefinitely as an "enemy combatant."

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More News On The Upcoming Trial OF The Bombing Of The U.S. Destroyer Cole

Alleged USS Cole Bomber Facing Judge at Guantanamo -- ABC News/AP
USS Cole Suspect Arraignment Set For Wednesday -- FOX News
Accused Suspect in Cole Bombing Set to Face Military Judge at Guantanamo -- Voice of America
Ship bombing suspect in a Guantanamo Bay military courtroom Wednesday -- CNN
Saudi who was held in CIA prison faces war crimes trial at Guantanamo for USS Cole attack -- Washington Post

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