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Judge Presnell and Marcus Dwayne Robertson

How high a bar does prosecutorial evidence have to clear in order for someone like Marcus Dwayne Robertson to be convicted? It’s a reasonable question to ask, seeing that U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell has thrown out the case against Robertson, who is accused of aiding and training or inspiring potential American jihadists to emigrate to training camps abroad. Robertson was the leader of crazed muslim bank-robbing gang Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves that robbed and killed in New York in the early 90’s. At the time he was also close to Omar Rahman, the “Blind Shiek” responsible for the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center. As in he was the shiek’s bodyguard. And it gets worse. Robertson is an ex-marine trained in:

- radiotelegraph
- scuba diving
- parachuting
- marksmanship
- terrorism counteraction
- surveillance
- infantry patrolling, and
- finance

After being discharged as a conscientious objector in 1990, he quickly turned to crime helping to form and leading the 40 Thieves gang. Then he cut a deal with prosecutors, and after serving time was an FBI informant, until being kicked out for assaulting his CIA handler in Africa. He has since travelled a great deal internationally preaching and converting, to what almost certainly is radical islam's most violent fringe. Marcus Dwayne Robertson is a Jason Bourne gone bad, really bad. And mad, as in steeped in the insane ideology of islamic terrorism. He needs to be under lock and key before he aids and abets - or commits - acts of terrorism against the US somewhere around the world.

So what kind of evidence would have satisfied Judge Presnell? The judge was unconvinced that Robertson's counseling of his student/protege Jonathan Paul Jimenez to file false returns in order to claim a refund from the IRS and fund his travel to Mauritania to receive jihadist violent training, was proof of any attempt "to promote a federal crime of terrorism." Jimenez himself is now doing 10 years after pleading guilty to making false statements to a federal agency in matters involving international terrorism. And much of the evidence in the case against Robertson is sealed because the ex-marine knows information that could prove highly damaging to the US. One can only hope that the prosecution appeals Judge Presnell's decision, and does so in a hurry. For the sake of American assets abroad, and peace and security at home.

Posted by AllardK at June 30, 2015 9:33 PM
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