By JAVIER MANJARRESAs expected, President Obama is not be charging the Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, as an enemy combatant. For awhile there, many of us held out hope that Obama would do the right thing and not afford this terrorist the same rights that Americans share, regardless if he is a U.S. citizen.
The dead Tsarnaev brother had permanent residency, while the younger Dzhokhar,who is currently in custody, was just granted U.S. citizenship in 2012.
The FBI, who has admitted to have questioned Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s now dead older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was not aware of Tamerlan’s controversial trip to Russia.
Is the Obama administration selectively choosing who they label as a ‘enemy combatant’ against the United States?
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the suspect remains in “serious condition” at the hospital. As the complaint was filed, Carney made clear that the suspect would go through the civilian court system, and would not be handled as a combatant.
“He will not be treated as an enemy combatant,” Carney said. “We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice.”Carney stressed that the civilian system has been used to try, convict and incarcerate “hundreds of terrorists” since the 9/11 attacks, including the Times Square attempted bomber. “The system has repeatedly proved that it can successfully handle the threats we continue to face,” he said. –Fox News
Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev forfeit his U.S. rights when he bombed the Boston Marathon? Yes.
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