Is it a show trial for the American audience?
Another brown muslim for them to hate?
A face to an enemy?
If so, this is pathetic. As pathetic as the entire fearsome pirate farce.
Officials say he is 18? How the hell would they know that?
"It is rare for Somalis to have formal birth records, and U.S. officials did not say on what basis they believe him to be 18 or older."
"Officials have said the accused pirate is at least 18, meaning that prosecutors will not have to take extra legal steps to try him as an adult in a United States court."
So with no formal records to go on, how could the US claim he is an adult??
I guess they will make it up as they go along?? Like Iraq intelligence?
On the other hand-
His parents say he is 16.
His mother says she had him 16 years ago.
The teenager cannot speak English.
Muse's parents, who live in Africa, asked Omar Jamal to help acquire a lawyer for their son. Jamal says Muse does not speak English and is confused with the situation.
Ron Kuby, a New York-based civil rights lawyer, said he has been in discussions about forming a legal team to represent the Somalian.
"I think in this particular case, there's a grave question as to whether America was in violation of principles of truce in warfare on the high seas," said Kuby. "This man seemed to come onto the Bainbridge under a flag of truce to negotiate. He was then captured. There is a question whether he is lawfully in American custody and serious questions as to whether he can be prosecuted because of his age."