Thursday, July 28, 2005

Millenium Bomber Sentenced; Could Serve Only 13 Years

Ahmed Ressam, the Algerian terrorist convicted of plotting to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport on the last evening of 1999, has been sentenced to a 22-year prison sentence. Although prosecutors had asked for a 35-year sentence, U.S. District Judge John Coughenour structured the sentence so that Ressam could serve just 13 to 14 years of the sentence.

Coughenour's message to terrorists: go ahead and kill us. On American soil. You'll only have to serve 13 years if we catch you.


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