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Hassan gets the death penalty

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by thisnumbersdisconnected, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/08/28/fort-hood-gunman-maj-nidal-hasan-sentenced-to-death/

    A military jury sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death Wednesday for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood.

    Hasan, who sat motionless as the jury president read the verdict, has said he acted to protect Islamic insurgents abroad from American aggression, never denied being the gunman. In opening statements, he acknowledged to the jury that he pulled the trigger in a crowded waiting room where troops were getting final medical checkups before deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Hasan had one final chance Wednesday to give a closing argument before his case went to the jury, but he declined -- continuing an absent defense that he has used since his trial began three weeks ago.

    I'm surprised. I thought the last thing the Army wanted to do was turn this maladjusted idiot into a martyr.
     
  2. Don

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    Actually, the last thing the Army wanted to do was sentence him to death, only to have it over-turned (which has happened to most of their death sentence cases in the last 50 years or so).

    Now the question is: How long before they execute the sentence?
     
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    As I see the matter, it was the prosecution's and the bench's well founded fear of being overturned on appeal that caused them minimize the areas of possible successful appeal.
     
  4. Alcott

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    I think there was no way to win in this one. He wants to be a martyr, and he may be one-- that is may be, after several more years. Then even if he is executed, it will be by......lethal injection? He doesn't feel that intolerably hot lead destroying his body and draining his blood?

    But then if he ain't, and he's in for life with no parole-- which may or may be so-- how's he going to live? Having 3 meals a day, a mattress to sleep on, a color TV to watch, a means of publishing his apologetics... all at taxpayers' expense and hopefully under enough guard that an islamic terrorist force won't be able to get to him, killing many others?

    If it's death, it should be by the same means that he committed multiple murders. If it's life, he should be in extremely hard labor with no privileges and barely enough food and water to sustain him. If it's neither, what really makes any difference? That is, on this side of eternity, on which we are entitled to justice/vengeance?
     
  5. Jedi Knight

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    He can NEVER be a martyr......he is lost!
     
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    He will be to his fellow muslims. And he wont be getting his 72 Virgins - (may be 72 Virginians)

    However, I do have one question - if someone has a reputable source for this question. Did his pay and allowance end on the day of his conviction, or will it continue during his appeal?
     
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    In the views of roughly a billion muslims, who can make a great deal of apocalyptic trouble in this world, he is found.
     
  8. Jedi Knight

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    John 8:24 Is still crystal clear.
     
  9. Alcott

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    Once he's dead in this world, his eternal fate is out of our influence and we could do nothing for him even if he wanted to. It's not that we're talking about, but how he is perceived by that billion muslim mob ready to kill and destroy.
     
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    Understood, but that's why I turned on the reality light.:smilewinkgrin:
     
  11. Don

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    I'm pretty sure it ended. If an appeal were to ever find him not guilty, then he'd be entitled to back-pay. But since the current appeal is only regarding the death penalty, not his guilt, then the appeal won't affect his rank, pay, or status.
     
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