AI-Jane Political, And Economic Forums

You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Well, the sentence is just out, and already the French are requesting the return of Moussaoui, so he can serve his sentence in France. Here is what the Fench paper, Le Monde, has to say in this translation from French.

Quote: A possible transferring of Zacarias Moussaoui in France, against which an American jury required the prison with perpetuity, could be examined within the framework of legal conventions with the United States, affirmed Thursday the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

"France and the United States of America are bound by two conventions on the transferring of the condemned people, a bilateral convention of January 25, 1983 and one convention of the Council of Europe come into effect on July 1, 1985", declared with the press the spokesman of the Quay of Orsay, Jean-Baptist Mattéi.

Here is The Captain's Quarters take on this event.

Quote:This is a small taste of what would have occurred if the jury had given Moussaoui the death penalty. The French government would have given this much more visibility even today had that occurred, and it would have continued for years until we executed the supposedly mentally ill terrorist. As it is, if the French want to confirm American opinion of their nation, then they should by all means pursue this diplomatic effort. It will give us plenty of opportunity to remind the Chirac government of its lack of fidelity in its pledge to support us if we went back to the Security Council just once more on Iraq. We can also talk about all of the bilateral efforts between Paris and Baghdad that undermined the sanctions regime, sent military arms to Saddam Hussein, and paid bribes and kickbacks to the Ba'athist regime that Oil-For-Food specifically sought to sideline.

If the French get their hands on Moussaoui, we will only wake up a few years later to French pronouncements of miracle cures and rehabilitation, and watch the video of the AQ terrorist gleefully leaving the French prison over the protests of the American government. We do not wish to rely on French tenacity in the war on terror; we learned that lesson a long time ago. Let the French try to invoke whatever treaties they want to request Moussaoui's extradition, and let them stomp their feet when we tell them to pound sand.

I wonder just how far the French will push this? What do you think Patrick? The French are your specialty. S6
I don't think France can force us to send him home. If they want to recreate the trans atlantic spat by trying to help an acknowledged jihadist,screw them.

I can't imagine any US POTUS giving it consideration.

Having said this,I wish France had KEPT the slimeball in gay Paris for starters.
Bravo Patrick!
i say we draw and quarter him and send the pieces back to his poor old mother in Paris.
Personally, I'l like to keep him right where he is, until he leaves this plane.

[Image: 06.05.04.WithAWimper-X.gif]
what a bum.

he is trying to ride on the coatails of dead men who are surely buring in the firey pits of Hell.