What is Biden thinking?
The family of a victim of the 9/11 attacks is expressing their strong discontent with the Biden administration’s stance, which they consider a “betrayal.” This comes in response to a communication from the administration, notifying families that the masterminds of the horrific attacks might avoid the death penalty.
According to Fox, Terry Strada, who lost her husband during the 9/11 tragedy and is the Chair of 9/11 Families United, shared her perspective and conveyed her demand for decisive action from the White House in pursuit of justice for the victims.
Strada conveyed her deep sense of betrayal, expressing her belief that the government is prioritizing the protection of those responsible for the September 11th attacks over the interests of the victims and their families.
Strada strongly advocated for the Biden administration to intervene and prevent any consideration of a plea deal that would exempt the masterminds of the attacks from severe consequences. She firmly stressed that the families of the 9/11 victims and the larger community deserve accountability and justice for the lives lost.
The Pentagon and the FBI recently sent out a letter dated August 1st to several families who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks. This letter communicated that due to ongoing negotiations regarding a plea deal, it’s possible that the masterminds of the attacks might avoid facing the death penalty.
The letter from the government authorities explained that discussions were taking place with the possibility of pre-trial agreements, which could potentially eliminate the option of the death penalty. However, the finalization of such an agreement was uncertain and might never come to fruition.
Strada urged the Biden administration to step in and halt any discussions about a plea deal, emphasizing the necessity of holding those responsible fully accountable for the immense devastation caused by the attacks. She was resolute in her belief that leniency should not be extended to individuals who have shown no remorse and continue to pose a threat.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others are currently being held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, in relation to the 9/11 attacks. The proceedings have faced delays and complications, particularly due to legal concerns surrounding the treatment of these individuals while under CIA custody.
Strada criticized the perceived lack of resolve in addressing terrorism and holding those responsible to the highest standards of justice. She drew attention to Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement, as U.S. intelligence reports suggest their significant role in supporting Al-Qaeda. Strada linked this support to the spread of a hateful ideology that influenced the attackers’ motivations.
The conversation also touched upon the government’s commitment to considering the input of the 9/11 victims’ families in the decision-making process. The families were requested to share their opinions by Monday, and Strada encouraged others to voice their feelings through the FBI’s victim services.