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Adios Akbar

Tony - The Oriental Redneck - sends this article about Sergeant Akbar (Akbar was the soldier who committed fraticide - he murdered his fellow soldiers on the eve of the invasion of Iraq).

Sgt. Akbar to Testify in Attack Trial


The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 27, 2005; 8:58 PM

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Facing a possible death penalty for his fatal attack on fellow soldiers, Sgt. Hasan Akbar will make an unsworn statement to the jury in his own defense, a lawyer said Wednesday.

The statement by Akbar is to come Thursday, the fourth day of the sentencing phase of his court-martial, said the defense lawyer, Maj. David Coombs. Akbar was convicted last week of premeditated murder and attempted murder in the March 2003 attack on the 101st Airborne Division at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait.
Prosecutors have said Akbar, 34, launched the attack because he was concerned about U.S. troops killing fellow Muslims in the war.

On Tuesday, prosecution witnesses gave the jury tearful testimony about how the officers' deaths affected them.

"A sacred trust was broken that evening at Camp Pennsylvania," said Seifert's widow, Terri Seifert of Clarksville, Tenn. "I am terribly lonely."

Clutching a tissue and occasionally wiping away tears, she spoke of the irony of her husband's death because he was the type of man who "would have jumped on a grenade to save his buddies."

And Zombietime has pictures of the left-wing whackos in San Francisco who want Akbar freed.  It's amazing that anyone would support him, but, then again, San Francisco is a different kind of place.

Anyway, Akbar was convicted and is fighting the death penalty.  Apparently, he doesn't think Allah is going to reward him for his actions.

Akbar should get the maximum sentence available under the UCMJ.  Adios Akbar.