Traitorous PsOS news

| February 28, 2013 | 19 Comments

In traitorous pieces of shit news today, Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood murderer, will ask for a change of venue for his trial says the Associated Press;

It’s unclear if the judge, Col. Tara Osborn, will rule on Hasan’s motion to plead guilty to lesser murder charges that don’t carry the death penalty. Prosecutors will proceed with the trial even if Osborn accepts those pleas, which are not part of any deal.

Ya know for someone who has admitted that he’s guilty and has offered to plead as such, he’s sure stretching out his ultimate fate.

In other POS news, Breanna Manning is expected to explain to the judge how s/he smuggled classified information out of his workplace in Iraq to forward it to the Wikileaks folks says Associated Press;

Pfc. Bradley Manning will answer questions Thursday from the judge who is considering whether to accept his offer to plead guilty to some charges.

Manning’s only public explanation for giving classified material to WikiLeaks can be found in logs of an online chat with a confidant-turned-government informant. In those chats, Manning wrote that he engineered the leak because “information should be free” and he wanted “people to see the truth.”

Even if a judge accepts his guilty plea, prosecutors can still pursue more serious charges against Manning. One charge is aiding the enemy, which carries a potential life sentence.

Yeah, s/he probably won’t admit that it was because his/her sweetie pie left him/her.

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  1. brat says:

    BP alert! All this bs just boggles the mind. Whatever happened to “GUILTY” and get the punishment over with? I am so sick and tired of the shenanigans of these POS. String ‘em up already.

  2. Hondo says:

    brat: IMO the Army is moving carefully here to ensure (1) it gets the death penalty for Hassan, and (2) there aren’t any grounds for appeal for either. Unfortunately, that means both can play the system – for a while, anyway. But they’ll eventually run out of cards to play.

    Yeah, that sucks. But having either or both convictions overturned on appeal and one/both getting a new trial (or a reduction in sentence to something that allows their eventual release) would suck much worse.

  3. MGySgtRet. says:

    Is it possible for Hassan to get the electric chair? That way they could sit Manning on his lap and the government could get what is known as a “twofer”….

  4. Hondo says:

    MGySgtRet.: not sure, but I think the Federal government, including the military, uses the needle these days. Perhaps one of our JAG-types who are regular TAH readers knows the definitive answer and can enlighten us.

  5. MGySgtRet. says:

    Hondo: I am pretty sure you are right on getting the needle, but I can dream can’t I?

  6. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @6 Hanging or Firing Squad sits well with me….appropriate finish for garbage either way…

  7. Ex-PH2 says:

    Can I volunteer to load the rifles?

  8. Hondo says:

    Jonn: that was in 1961, over 50 years ago. This source implies the military now solely uses lethal injection today:

    http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/r190_55.pdf

    I’d personally be OK with either hanging or the chair as alternate means, too. However, I personally don’t think Hassan deserves the dignified end accorded by a traditional military firing squad. IMO he forfeited all right to that measure of dignity when he turned against his brothers- and sisters-in-arms.

    Execution like the common criminal and traitor he admits he is seems to me more apropos for him.

  9. EODMAN says:

    According to AR 190-55, execution is by lethal injection.

  10. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    @9 well if they start with a nice bleach infusion to clean him out before the sedative, that would be better in my mind…

  11. A Proud Infidel says:

    Just like they did with McVeigh, although I have to say:

    1. Rope.
    2. Gallows.
    3. Terrorist.

    Some assembly required.

    What really grinds my ass is that the US Government is pussyfooting around on this while any and every Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine accused of any offense against muslims is rushed to trial!

  12. obsidian says:

    Hasan and manning in THUNDERDOME, two assholes enter the survivor gets fed to the fishes.

  13. USMCE8Ret says:

    I also believe that before the death penalty is imposed on a service-member, and after it goes through all the appeal processes and legal reviews, the execution order has to be vetted through the White House for final approval.

    Maybe that changed?

  14. Hondo says:

    USMCE8Ret: AR 190-55 seems to say exactly the same thing (see link in comment 9), so I’m pretty sure that’s correct.

    – break –

    Jonn, the last one was 50+ years ago. Lots has changes with respect to how the death penalty is carried out since then. And AR 190-55 indicates lethal injection is now the method.

    I’d personally prefer to see him hung; second preference would be the chair. But I can live with him getting the needle.

    Yes, the pun was intentional. (smile)

  15. David says:

    Suggest a chhange of venue to Huntsville? They can hold the trial in the museum… Maybe they could use Old Sparky as the defendant’s chair?

  16. Alberich says:

    #12, yes, that’s correct, the President has to approve a court-martial death sentence these days.

    The library of Congress has lots of historical military justice stuff, including the 1944 manual for executions –

    http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pamphlets_manuals.html

    – which describes both hanging and firing squad procedures. As the condemned walked up, the band was supposed to play the “dead march.” Afterwards, the band was supposed to play “a lively air.”

  17. Alberich says:

    Err, I mean #15. (#12, okay, technically they haven’t actually done it but that’s what they would do if they did.)

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