It’s baffling that his treasonous acts didn’t mandate the death penalty.
The taxpayers could have been saved a great deal of money had he been executed immediately after the death penalty which he deserves.
So now we must wait for his numerous appeals while he sits in a federal penitentiary playing cards with his fellow jihadists.
The Penalty for treason during times of war 18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason (Source)
Perhaps the judges involved sentenced him to thirty years on the off chance that he might one day get a release on appeal, then the original judge in the case.
Investigative Project on Terrorism
by Abha Shankar
Jun 1, 2017
A former member of the U.S. Air Force was sentenced to 35 years in prison for trying to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was an Air Force avionics instrument system specialist from 1986-1990 and worked as an airplane mechanic for companies in the U.S. and the Middle East.
U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis reportedly applauded Pugh’s military service while meting out the long sentence, but noted it was “a long time ago” and that Pugh’s decision to join ISIS is “a very sad thing.”
This wimpy ruling would qualify the judge for impeachment and disbarment.
A co-worker saw Pugh watching jihadi content online, including images accompanied by messages such as, “If fighting for my religious freedom makes me a terrorist, I am a terrorist.”
In late 2014, he made several comments supporting ISIS to his co-workers while working with a charter airline company in Kuwait City.
He told a co-worker about an ISIS advertisement “looking for pilots and mechanics, and they are paying big salaries.”
Computer records show Pugh started extensively viewing and downloading ISIS propaganda videos in late 2014 and early 2015, searching for ways to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
Ah yes, now we get it, while on Obama’s watch.
A search of Pugh’s laptop revealed searches for “borders controlled by Islamic state,” ISIS propaganda videos such as “Flames of War” and “Virtues of Seeking Martyrdom” and execution videos.
An execution video showed ISIS executioner “Jihadi John” holding up the severed head of American aid worker Peter Kassig and rebuking then-President Obama for refusing to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq.
“The spark has been lit here in Iraq and its heat will continue to intensify by Allah’s permission until it burns the Crusader army,” al-Qaida in Iraq leader Sheikh Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi said in the video.
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