JUST TRAVELIN' GUYS – AT 6:49 P.M. ET: You know, it's reached the point with these American imperialist warmongers and Islamophobes, that five decent guys can't take a rafting trip to Pakistan, which, as we all know, is a favorite vacation ground for Americans, and soon to be a hot honeymoon destination. From AP:
ISLAMABAD -- The prosecution concluded its case Saturday against five Americans on trial in a Pakistani court facing life sentences after being charged with planning terrorist attacks in the South Asian country.
The men - all Muslims in their late teens or early 20s from the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia - have pleaded not guilty to five charges.
The accused were given a last chance to respond to the prosecution before the defense presents its side on June 9, prosecutor Nadeem Akram said.
In a written statement, the men said the charges against them were trumped up and police planted discriminating evidence. "We just wanted to go to Afghanistan to help our Muslim brothers on humanitarian grounds," they said.
Heartbreaking, just heartbreaking. I suspect they just wanted to show the Afghan brothers how to open a Burger King.
The five men were arrested in Pakistan in December after being reported missing by their families. One had left behind a farewell video showing scenes of war and casualties and saying Muslims must be defended.
Pakistani police have publicly made several accusations against the young men, claiming the suspects contacted Pakistani-based jihadi groups. They accused the five of using the social networking site Facebook and video-sharing site YouTube while they were in the U.S. to try to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan.
COMMENT: Just rollicking American kids, and look what we do to them. You just can't visit the old country anymore without Sarah Palin pointing fingers.
But Barack Obama will end all this. Yeah, that's what we're afraid of.
May 14, 2010