Omar Khadr faced five war crimes charges that included murder.
In July 2002, Omar Khadr threw a grenade that blew up an American soldier in Afghanistan.
Khadr was wounded and captured during this same firefight.
After his capture a video was found that shows Khadr toying with detonating cord as other men including Abu Laith al-Libi assemble explosives in the same house that had been destroyed in the firefight. He was also seen planting landmines while smiling and joking with the cameraman. It has been suggested that these were the same landmines later recovered by American forces on a road between Gardez and Khowst- Wiki.
Khadr was injured in the firefight and begged to be killed…
But US medics saved his life.
Instead, of facing death, Khadr was set free.
Khadr’s defense team released video of the young Islamist crying during interrogation to the media in 2008.
The CBC reported:
“A teenage Omar Khadr sobs uncontrollably as Canadian spy agents question him at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a brief video excerpt released via the internet early Tuesday morning.
The 10-minute video posted just after 5 a.m. ET is of poor quality and the voices are often inaudible, as it was never intended to be viewed by the public. But it shows Khadr, 16 at the time, being interviewed by Canadian officials in late February 2003.
The excerpt is from five formerly classified DVDs consisting of 7.5 hours of questioning, six months after Khadr was captured following a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan.
The tapes, made public under a court order obtained by Khadr’s lawyers, offer a rare glimpse of interrogations of Guantanamo detainees and of Khadr.
He immediately became a darling of the left.
In early July the Trudeau government in Canada apologized to Omar Khadr and awarded the Islamist killer ten million Canadian dollars.
Justin Trudeau did not call the US widow of Khadr’s attack.
Trudeau did not call Sgt Lane Morris who was blinded in one eye by Omar Khadr.
Tonight Sgt. Morris told Tucker Carlson that the former Canadian Prime Minister called him to apologize for Prime Minister Trudeau’s decision.
“Tucker Carlson: Did the prime minister contact you before the settlement?
Sgt. Lane Morris: No, he did not. The first I heard about it was when my phone started ringing from Canada. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper contacted me to apologize on behalf of Canadians in general and military folks up there and I thought that was nice of him.
Source: Gateway Pundit