For the most heinous crime in the history of the nation, President Joe Biden’s Pentagon and FBI are now telling victims’ families that the 9/11 defendants may avoid the death penalty.
Families began receiving letters last week notifying them that Khalid Shaikh Mohammad and his co-defendants may skirt the ultimate punishment. Plea agreements are apparently in the works for those whose actions killed thousands of innocents.
The letter came a year and a half after government officials and defense attorneys first floated the idea of a negotiated agreement.
Families read that “the Office of the Chief Prosecutor has been negotiating and is considering entering into pre-trial agreements. While no plea agreement has been finalized, and may never be finalized, it is possible that a PTA in this case would remove the possibility of the death penalty.”
Mohammad’s case along with those of four other defendants has been plagued with legal wrangling over the use of waterboarding in gaining confessions.
According to the 9/11 Commission, Mohammed was the terrorist who first suggested the idea of a coordinated attack on the U.S to Osama bin Laden. The Al-Qaeda leader ultimately gave his permission for the plan to proceed.
I’m pretty sure the mastermind of 911 got the death penalty about a dozen years ago in a house in Pakistan. https://t.co/lmtyxUF8f7
— Noah 🇺🇦 (@NoahMF) August 18, 2023
Families are understandably unhappy with the shocking news.
Terry Strada is the chair of 9/11 Families United. “Why doesn’t this country, why doesn’t this government stand up for the 9/11 community and put us first?” he asked. “I don’t know how much longer, how much more pain and suffering they think the 9/11 community can take.”
Dristen Breitweiser’s husband perished in the south tower on Sept. 11, 2001. She described the lack of full prosecution as “inconceivable.”
Breitweiser declared, “My husband was murdered, 3,000 people were murdered in broad daylight, and to think that this country, my country, is not going to fully prosecute anyone for that, I just think it’s a failure of this country.”
All five defendants have been imprisoned since their capture at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Besides Mohammad, the other four are alleged to have provided support for the radical Islamic terrorists who carried out the plot.