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Shoe BomberAlpedhuez55
Jan 31, 2003 1:16 PM
Here was the exchange between the shoe bomber and the judge who sentenced him to life for trying to blow up an American Airlines flight on 12/22/02. He pleaded guilty:

Chief U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young listened as Reid declared himself a soldier of war and denounced U.S. foreign policy toward Islamic countries.

Young brushed the claim aside.

``You are not an enemy combatant - you are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war - you are a terrorist. . . To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. . . You are a terrorist and we do not negotiate with terrorists. . . We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.''

Then the judge pointed to the American flag behind him and said: ``See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America. That flag will fly there long after this is long forgotten.''

Shaking a pointed finger at the federal judge who gave him the maximum sentence, Reid, 29, shouted threats to bring down America - unleashing the anger he showed flight attendants who thwarted his 2001 suicide mission.

``That flag will be brought down on the day of judgment and you will see in front of your Lord and my Lord and then we will know,'' the British convert to radical Islam hollered as U.S. Marshals escorted him out of the overflowing courtroom. ``You will be judged by Allah.''

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Here is the link to the full story if anyone wants it:

http://www2.bostonherald.com/news/local_regional/reid01312003.htm

It sounds pretty compelling. Makes me wish they had CourtTV in federal courts.

Mike Y.
re: Shoe BomberDougSloan
Jan 31, 2003 1:54 PM
You know, but for that guy's ineptitude with setting his shoes off, we'd be remembering an entirely different story about this.

I suppose it helps those nuts to think of themselves as soldiers and martyrs, but hopefully the rest of the rational world sees it clearly.

Because of him, now, we all have to bare our soles when boarding a plane.

Doug
The key phrase , Doug, is...Jon Billheimer
Jan 31, 2003 1:59 PM
,,,"the rest of the rational world." Unfortunately, this idiot has a few million supporters in the middle east and other places.
"You're going down turkey!"Sintesi
Feb 1, 2003 5:51 AM
"Your ass is grass and I'm the lawnmower, punk!" This is what Judge Young actually said. All hail Judge Young.