9/11 Trial Not Likely To Happen Anytime Soon

NEW YORK (CBS 2/WCBS 880) – After months of opposition from New York officials, the trial for the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks may not happen any soon.

Khalid Sheik Mohammed will likely remain in military detention without trial indefinitely, according to The Washington Post.

The paper is reporting that the trial—civilian or military—is not expected to happen before the next presidential election.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov.-Elect Andrew Cuomo and other local officials were adamant that Mohammed and four co-conspirators were not to be tried here in the city.

“Commissioner Kelly has estimated the security costs to be more than $200 million a year. We’re talking about a trial that could go on for several years. Lower Manhattan would be turned into an armed camp,” Rep. Peter King of Long Island said.

LISTEN: Rep. Peter King speaks with WCBS 880

LISTEN: Rep. King says “good chance” detainees will continue to be held without trial

Just last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said his team is close to making a decision on the trial, but the White House also said no final decision on the issue has been made.

  • nathan

    This is all a misunderstanding. Muslims never hurt anybody. Islam is a religion of peace. Can’t we just all get along? I’m sure if we all just sit down and group hug we can dispell all this misunderstanding. Peace Man.

  • AntiPsycho

    Of course he’ll never stand trial. You can’t legally convict when you have absolutely no credible evidence. Think evidence obtained through torture is credible? You won’t after this:

    • DanTe

      I love these armchair generals like “antipsycho”. Yes, info gathered via torture is useful. You just need to a professional unfettered by bleeding heart T ARDS like You. You match the info to real life. If it comes back wrong, you Punish. Soon, you’ll get the correct intel. It was T ARDS like YOU who banned the CIA from paying “unsavory” characters that crippled U.S. intelligence and allowed something like 9/11 to happen. Yes, T ARDS, you’re right, there is a conspiracy – a Conspiracy of T ARDS.

  • Sid Sibern

    Why bother at all with a trial which is totally ludicrous. Put him away for life and save the taxpayers millions. This is one hood who is guilty, why go thru the process of proving it.

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