Najibullah Zazi planned to lead a suicide attack in New York City before he was investigated for purchasing unreasonable amounts of chemicals he intended to make bombs with. He had received training at a terrorist camp in Warziristan.
Hopefully this will shut up some of those hysterical dummies on the Right who claim that allowing terrorists to be tried in American courts will bring about the end of Western Civilization, or something along those lines...I tend to tune out when they screech like banshees at the prospect of due process!
From the Associated Press:
A former airport shuttle driver accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways pleaded guilty Monday, admitting he agreed to conduct an al-Qaida-led "martyrdom operation" because of U.S. involvement in his native Afghanistan.In case any of you think that he got some kind of sweet deal in exchange for his plea, the story goes on to say that he faces a life sentence without possibility of parole. For a guy who hadn't even killed anyone, that's a pretty solid stretch he'll serve!
The Associated Press learned earlier this month that the jailed Zazi had recently volunteered information about the bomb plot in the first step toward a plea deal.Just think, we got valuable intel from this guy, and he didn't even need to be waterboarded 187 times to provide it! Who knows what sort of resolve he might have dredged up if he was tortured endlessly? Or the quality of any information he would have provided under those circumstances?
Zazi's uncle has also been arrested and has been arraigned on a felony count in secret, which is a clue that he may also be cooperating with authorities. I can only assume he's also not being subjected to torture.
Face it guys, the system does work. Let's get on with the trials.