One of the main concerns that I have about having the 9/11 trials held here, other than the fact that it makes us a bigger target then we already are, is that the terrorists, instead of getting the hangman’s noose, will get the same slap on the wrist from another limousine liberal judge that Ahmad Wais Afzali got — four days in jail (already served) and leave the country.
Is this addlepated jurist out of his mind? According to the charges, of which he apologized for, Afzalilied and then warned Najibullah Zazi that the FBI was on to him. What? It’s less offensive to lie about warning terrorists than it is to lie about insider training? (Martha Stewart got 5 months in the clink and 5 months house arrest.)
Afzali was facing 6 months in jail when he pled guilty, made a deal and was sentenced by the Brooklyn Federal judge to leave the country in 90 days.
Let’s hear a big boo hoo. He’s leaving a thriving business, a wife, children and elderly parents and has to go back to the country of his birth — Afghanistan.
Is it me? Where is the big picture here? He goes back home, he leaves his funeral business — which his wife will continue to run — earning American dollars that she will, in all probability, funnel to him. And then what? What does he do with the rest of his life? Support the cause? Share the American bucks? Pass along information — or retire to a tropical isle sipping piña coladas?
At the end ofhis trial, outside the Brooklyn courthouse,Afzali said,“I’m going to start shopping around [for a place to live]. I’m sure some good country will host me. That shouldn’t be a problem.”
Not for nuthin’, but the good country that hosted him for a big part of his life should be tossing him and his family out the door instead of leaving a tether line attached. I say deport them all, sell his thriving American business and use the proceeds to replacethe broken cameras on train stations, thereby saving the MTA needed revenue and making our daily commute a little safer in the process.