Safe at Home: Legal Implications of Busted Terror Plot
Peter Johnson, Jr. breaks down
- Duration 3:25
- Date Oct 12, 2011
Peter Johnson, Jr. breaks down
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Format the United States has foiled a major terror plot allegedly directed by the country of Iran.
The planned to bomb Israeli and Saudi embassies in Washington.
And -- heiress and assassinate the Saudi ambassador to United States take a listen to US attorney general Eric Holder.
Our bodies -- -- -- -- charged with conspiracy to murder a foreign official.
Conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction.
And conspiracy to commit an act of international terrorism among other charges.
There -- talk about the criminal charges -- criminal charges Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson juniors here brick and the legal implications.
Criminally charged -- the last time they were terrorists -- less FB ID EA ATF yes these are criminal charges.
The problem that we have is this is like a parking ticket -- -- ran and we knew I ran -- other rogue states don't like to pay the United Nations.
Parking tickets that -- -- is really a criminal prosecution.
For an attempted.
Act of war.
Speaking as if it had been consummated.
If this fellow of the used car dealer with his cousin and with other -- Iranian officials allegedly according to the criminal complaint of the FBI had been successful.
They would have launched a -- attack in a restaurant in Washington DC.
Killing not only the Saudi Arabian ambassador.
But likely other Americans and other foreign nationals.
That would have been an act of war so the immediate response is a foil it right which our government officials could have done incredibly well god bless and the second response -- got to be diplomatic response.
This trial will be played out there will be an indictment this man is now facing a life in prison and based on the charges that have been brought against him.
He there was also and indicted conspirator.
-- I ran.
Who is an official of the Iranian government -- the kinds.
A special forces.
Unit known throughout the world for engaging in terrorism kidnapping assassination against Americans and other foreign nationals.
So the sensibly.
Hopefully if the evidence is there this man will be convicted here in the United States in his southern district.
But what is the greater picture we had a conviction for conspiracy.
To murder to engage in mass destruction.
We have one person indicted and I ran.
His cousin not indicted.
He and I -- who's allegedly part of this.
To kill potentially Americans the Saudi Arabian ambassador.
Perhaps blow up the Israel embassy.
We're do we go from here.
So we have the first response the first response is -- hardy and strong and robust criminal.
Trial and this man should be brought to justice there and He should be given a fair trial -- the opportunity to defend himself the -- I ran.
Is never coming the United States he's not gonna be extradited in the likelihood because of due process there will not be a trial in absentia.
Meaning that he's not here.
He's not going to be tried so the question becomes we've done our work the FBI department just -- great work what do we do as a nation.
Going forward to deal with this threat which is more than a garden variety criminal threat but is such a good point all right Peter Johnson junior -- -- thank you very much.
Right it was an act the war act of war.