As Trump Touts Guantánamo, U.S. Prosecutors in New York Notch Wins in Terror Trials

, The Associated Press


Admitted al-Qaida operative Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun is just the type of "bad dude" that Donald Trump has said should be locked up at Guantánamo Bay. Maybe in the future, that's where people like him will once again end up. But under an Obama-era policy that favored trial in civilian courts for anti-American fighters captured overseas, Harun was sent instead to Brooklyn, where an Eastern District jury convicted him on Thursday of killing two U.S. servicemen on a battlefield in Afghanistan nearly 14 years ago.

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  • Cowgirl

    @Susan McLucas. At least it‘s a step up from indefinite detention, without charge, in secret prisons and without evidence of having ever taken up arms or having harbored those that had. Nor evidence of animus towards the U.S. Which is the Gitmo and foreign soil alternatives.

  • Susan McLucas

    Many people are applauding the US courts for a March 17 conviction of Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun, who apparently killed two U.S. servicemen on the battlefield in Afghanistan 14 years ago. He will spend his life in prison to pay for his crime. But our country invaded Afghanistan for no good reason. Were the people there supposed to simply peacefully protest the US military onslaught? If we start a war, will all the people who resist our aggression be guilty of terrorism? We need to stop military adventures in foreign lands. That way our soldiers won‘t be killed and we won‘t have to decide what to do with the people who resist our military attacks. Susan McLucas Somerville, MA

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