terrorist-apologist peace activist who caused an airline flight to side-track the other day turns out to be a certified moonbat. It turns out that she’s a “peace activist” who spent time in Pakistan. Go figure. Maybe we can talk Mama Moonbat into emmigrating to Pakistan and studying in a medrassah?
Â From Boston Herald:
During the flight, Catherine Carse Mayo, 59, made reference to United Flight 93, one of the four planes hijacked in the September 11 attacks, urinated on the floor and told the captain sheâ€™d been kicked off a flight in the United Arab Emirates for saying two words the flight crew believed to be â€œAl Qaeda.â€
Mayo said she had been in Pakistan and made reference to â€œbeing with people associated with two words,â€ the affidavit said.Â
â€œShe stated that she could not say what the two words were because the last time that she had said the two words she had been kicked off of a flight in the United Arab Emirates. The Captain and the Purser both believed that she was referring to Al Qaeda,â€ said the affidavit by FBI special agent Daniel Choldin. She also made remarks the crew believed were about building a bomb.
Mayo is charged with interfering with a flight crew. In federal court this afternoon, Mayo, dressed in a Rolling Stones T-shirt and socks without shoes, was ordered held until a hearing next Thursday. She will be evaluated by a psychologist prior to the hearing.
Her attorney, Page Kelley, said Mayo has a long history of mental illness and described her as a â€œcrazy lady.â€ â€œShe has a very serious mental illness. This case is not about terrorism,â€ Kelley said.
Mayoâ€™s son, Josh, 31, described his mother as a peace activist who had been in Pakistan since March and has traveled there often since making a pen pal before Sept. 11, 2001. The pen pal hasnâ€™t been allowed to visit the United States, he said.
See this for an even more insightful perspective on Catherine Mayo, and perhaps why she was carrying a screwdriver, lighters, and matches:
The rest of the world cares, other peoples in other nations are worried about what happens to you, but the Americans donâ€™t care. I know this is small comfort to you, but what you are enduring now is what Americans themselves will get for justice before long. The Supreme Court is gone, the Federal Justice system is gone, all that is left is Homeland Security.
If you were to read the US Constitution now, it would read like a fairytale. None of it can be found in actual practice in the country. The only item left standing in the Bill of Rights is the right to bear arms. Americans will insist that they still have their Constitution, that no one has repealed it yet, but if we were to ask them to practice it they would say that they are too busy, they just donâ€™t have the time today.
I wish I could tape on the outside of each of your small cells a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Every man has the inalienable right to the freedom to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. But if I did that, the guards would probably charge you with treason. On top of all the other charges against you that they havenâ€™t decided on yet.
The US government is very methodical, it knows what it is doing. George Bush is making sure that America is never taken before an international court for crimes against humanity. He is setting a precedent with you. No one has stopped him, so now he has eliminated the word â€˜justiceâ€™ from our vocabulary. Or rather, he has redefined it. Justice is Guantanamo Bay. It is efficient, uncomplicated, a vast improvement over the old unwieldy system of juries, representation, appeals.
I served as a jurist on several cases in a court in Vermont. I watched the attorneys at work, how they used the power of evidence and the power of words to present their case. I listened to the confusing array of witnesses. The person on trial was considered innocent during the trial, and was treated with respect. It was up to us, the twelve jurors, twelve ordinary people who didnâ€™t know each other; to sit down together and talk about everything we had heard and make a unanimous decision.
Being a juror was very difficult for me, because I knew that the person on trial was innocent until we made our decision. And the decision of the jury had to be unanimous. If the defendant was charged as guilty, and went to prison, I was personally responsible.
Catherine also wrote anti-american articles in Pakistan. The press will of course downplay all of this, and Mayo will dissapear from the headlines quickly. However the blogmind knows all and remembers all.