“In regards to sentencing, nothing I’ve said excuses the fact that Umar tried to kill me. He has waived his valid claim to the entrapment defense. Umar, you are not a great Muslim martyr, you are merely a “Patsy”. I ask the court to impose the mandatory sentence.”
I now ask the reader to put oneself in Kurt Haskell’s shoes.
Consider the courage, the firmness, the resoluteness of conviction required to stand in federal court and, on record, in front of a federal judge, accuse the federal government of not only conspiring with would-be terrorists, but recruiting, funding, enabling, supplying them with (either faulty or functional) explosives, and escorting them past security checkpoints with the intent of slaughtering American citizens – for the express purpose of instilling larger doses of fear in the citizenry, causing them to willfully submit themselves to ever-more egregious violations of their rights.
Ponder for a moment if you could stand up in federal court and do that.
Federal Judge Intimidated
Victims of the Bombing
On February 19th, 2012 – four days after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s sentencing hearing – Kurt Haskell was interviewed by Alex Jones live on his webcast at infowars.com. Haskell (who, as mentioned earlier, is an attorney and familiar with court and trial procedures) described some additionally relevant information. He detailed how he and his wife’s victim impact statements were received by the judge in the case, as well as other telling abnormalities about the proceedings.
The following are portions of the transcript of the interview. The video of this entire interview is included in the supporting material 13 (underlined emphasis interpreted from source, other emphasis added).
KURT HASKELL: I saw [Umar] before we boarded, I saw him being escorted around security by a man in a tan suit, who told the desk worker that he didn’t have a passport, and then they were sent to talk to a manager. Then all of the sudden he’s on our flight, trying to blow it up, a few hours later. That was just the start of it.
Then I talk to the FBI, thinking I’m helping them catch an accomplice. I find out soon enough that they don’t really want to talk to me, [and] they lie about the existence of this man. Then only a month later [from] then, ABC news puts a couple sentences in the bottom of another article where the government changes their story and now admits that he exists, but they try and portray him as an Al-Qaeda member helping the bomber get through security – which was impossible because he had some kind of