Obama to try 9/11 terrorists as civilians in American courts- go to theBravest.com to object


Update: A moment of levity in a sea of despair courtesy of RedState:

What do Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and uninsured 20 year olds have in common?

In Barack Obama’s America, they both go to jail — but the terrorist has to be convicted first.

HotAir is covering the story


Go to TheBravest.com to object to this travesty

Recently, Congress voted down a bi-partisan bill that would have ensured that the terrorists who brought death and destruction to our homeland on September 11, 2001 would be tried as war criminals in military courts, not as common criminals tried in civilian courts with full Constitutional protections on American soil.  The Obama administration has not been truthful with the public about the risks associated with bringing these cases in federal court, where critical evidence will be excluded, classified intelligence will be made available to our enemies, foreign counterterrorism partners will be exposed and the “mastermind of 9/11” will be allowed to mock his victims just blocks from where they died.

theBravest.com has partnered with 9/11 Families for a Safe & Strong and America and Keep America Safe to bring attention to this travesty. We are recruiting the families & friends of the FDNY to combat this ill-conceived policy of the current administration.

This week letters were sent to President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates questioning the wisdom of bringing these terrorists onto US soil to try them in civilian courts for their grievous crimes against this great country, including the murder of 343 New York City firefighters.

93 of them were my friends.

They were all my brothers.

I cannot stand by and let this happen without a fight.

Please read the letter and CLICK HERE if you would like to add your signature.


Tim Brown

FDNY-Retired, 9/11 Survivor


View the letter

Signatures To Date>>>


I am a New Yorker

I do not live in the five boroughs or on the Island or Upstate

I may live hundreds or thousands of miles away

Or I may live just over the GW Bridge

But I am a New Yorker
I am a New Yorker

Whatever took me out of New York:

Business, family or hating the cold

did not take New York out of me.

My accent may have faded and my pace may have slowed

But I am a New Yorker
I am a New Yorker

I was raised on Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Rockefeller Plaza,

The Yankees or the Mets (Giants or Dodgers)

Jones Beach, Rye Beach, Rockaway Beach or one of the beaches
on the sound

I know that “THE END” means Montauk.

Because I am a New Yorker
I am a New Yorker

When I go on vacation, I never look up

Skyscrapers are something I take for granted

The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are part of me

Taxis and noise and subways and “get outa heah” don’t rattle me

Because I am a New Yorker
I am a New Yorker

I was raised on cultural diversity before it was politically correct

I eat Greek food and Italian food, Jewish and Middle Eastern food and

Chinese food

Because they are all American food to me.

I don’t get mad when people speak other languages in my presence

Because my relatives got to this country via Ellis Island and chose to stay

They were New Yorkers
People who have never been to New York have misunderstood me

My friends and family work in the industries, professions and
businesses that benefit all Americans

My firefighters died trying to save New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers

They died trying to save Americans and non-Americans

Because they were New Yorkers.
I am a New Yorker

I feel the pain of my fellow New Yorkers

I mourn the loss of my beautiful city

I feel and dread that New York will never be the same

But then I remember:

I am a New Yorker
And New Yorkers have:

Tenacity, strength and courage way above the norm

Compassion and caring for our fellow citizens

Love and pride in our city, in our state, in our country

Intelligence, experience and education par excellence

Ability, dedication and energy above and beyond

Faith–no matter what religion we practice

Terrorists hit America in its heart

But America’s heart still beats strong

Demolish the steel in our buildings, but it doesn’t touch the steel
in our souls

Hit us in the pocketbook; but we’ll parlay what we have left into a

End innocent lives leaving widows and orphans, but we’ll take care of

Because they are New Yorkers
Wherever we live, whatever we do, whoever we are

There are New Yorkers in every state and every city of this nation

We will not abandon our city

We will not abandon our brothers and sisters

We will not abandon the beauty, creativity and diversity that New York represents

Because we are New Yorkers

And we are proud to be New Yorkers


Author – Vincent Pasquale, Maspeth, NY
Thank you Vincent for allowing us to share this with our fellow New Yorkers all around the world.

November 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Armed Forces, Terrorism.


  1. Burneda replied:

    Tom, this Kentuckian supports you and all the people of New York, the innocent that gave their lives on 9/11, and their families concerning this travesty.


  2. Tom Bryant replied:

    I am totally opposed to the terrorist being tried in our civil courts. They should be tried as war crimes by the military and not on US soil. What a slap in the face this is to the people who gave their livies on 9/11 and to the rest of Americia. Tell Obama no concerning this matter.


  3. 9/11 families protest conspirator trials in NYC « Moderate in the Middle replied:

    […] Firefighter Tim Brown just appeared on Fox and Friends with over 100,00 signatures on theBravest.com petition to stop the […]


  4. Marlene replied:

    How many signatures to protest terrorists trial in NYC?


    • ginaswo replied:

      I heard 50k on the news but have not seen an update on theBravest yet. Keep checking at theBravest.com linky


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