In my home state of Oregon there is an ongoing trial of a bank bombing that occured in 2008 that killed two police officers and maimed a third.
Take the time to read the following articles about the ongoing trial taking place in Salem, Oregon.
Clearly this is a case of domestic terrorism. On trial is a father who had a grudge against the government and a duplicitous son who didn't question his father's motives. It appears that these two men acted alone. There is no great conspericy or funding from religious fanatics, foreign or domestic. And while their guilt or innocence in the matter is being decided on by a trial of their peers, there is no news on the major networks or cable chatter channels about it. No talk of shipping the two men to Guantanamo. No argument over the fact that they are being tried by the U.S. court system and not by a military tribunal.
So what makes this type of terrorism trial different from that of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani's? Is one form of terrorism less "terrifying" than another?