17 April 2008

Goose Creek Update: Life In Prison, and a New York Connection?


For those of you who read this when it was the old Body Politic, you'll remember the coverage of the two "youths" who were arrested in Goose Creek outside the Naval Weapons Center there. Pictures to left.

Yesterday, a federal grand jury handed down indictments against both men which add up to possible sentences of 65 years to life. These new indictments supersede prior charges.

Today, a third man (also a USF student) was charged by the FBI, allegedly in relation to weapons charges and support for terrorism. This new defendant, Karim Moussaoui, apparently has New York connections. This is just starting to play out.

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Odd note of the story: Jonathan Turley, the law professor that most of us would remember as defending President Clinton on the cable news shows during the impeachment proceedings, is apparently defending Sami al-Arian, the USF professor who may have started Mohamed and Megahed on this particular terror journey. Now he's trying to claim that these new charges for al-Arian's cohorts are spurious (these charges don't make his client look very good, if proven true). Interesting and strange connection there...


Also reporting/blogging: Michele Malkin, Debbie Schlussel, Tampa Bay Observer

1 comment:

standup guy said...

Right on Joshua,

You broke this story back when, and took tons of flak from dhimmi-leftwing-ostrich-head-dippers for doing so. "Wisdom is vindicated by all her children". You go, bro!