July 11, 2008
9/11 Plotter Tells GITMO Judge He Would Be Proud to Attack U.S.
Waleed bin Attash
Police on April 29, 2003, arrested alleged al-Qaida operational commander Waleed bin Attash, suspected of helping plan the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, and five other alleged al-Qaida operatives in a raid in Karachi. U.S. officials also suspect Attash, a Yemeni also known as Tawfiq Attash or Khallad, coordinated the activities of two hijackers who crashed a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. U.S. law enforcement officials said a plot to crash an explosives-laden small aircraft into the U.S. consulate in Karachi was uncovered with the arrests. Pakistan's Interior Minister, Faisal Saleh Hayyat, declined to comment directly on the plot, but said the arrest helped avert a major terrorist attack
Accused 9/11 Plotter Tells Guantanamo Judge He Would Be Proud to Attack U.S.
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba
A man facing trial at Guantanamo for allegedly running a training camp for Sept. 11 hijackers said Thursday he would be "proud" to have participated in an attack on the U.S.
"Any attack I undertook against America, or even participated or helped in, I am proud about it, and I am happy," Waleed bin Attash told a military judge.
The judge, Marine Col. Ralph Kohlmann, cut Attash off before he could say anything further that could incriminate him at his upcoming trial on charges that include murder.
Bin Attash is one of five Guantanamo prisoners charged with war crimes for their alleged roles in the Sept. 11 attacks. They could get the death penalty if convicted.
Bin Attash, who is from Yemen, spoke during a pretrial hearing to determine whether he had willingly chosen to represent himself.
Military defense lawyers had said the alleged Sept. 11 mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may have intimidated the others into refusing Pentagon-appointed lawyers. Bin Attash said he had not been pressured into representing himself.
At a separate hearing later, Mohammed denied pressuring any of his co-defendants. "I don't think anyone can threaten me or I can threaten them," he told the judge. "We are not gangs in the USA jails. ... Everyone respects his own view."
Mohammed said Thursday that the U.S. military is making it difficult for him to serve as his own lawyer.
Mohammed, who has rejected his Pentagon-appointed attorneys, says the military has not given him paper in his cell and failed to deliver a legal motion he wrote to the judge on this U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba.
"We are not in normal situation. We are in hell," the Pakistani, who had a wide gray beard, told the judge in broken English.
A hearing for a third defendant, Ramzi Binalshibh, was postponed because he refused to leave his cell
Wild Thing's comment........
I am looking forward to when these terrorists are put to death. Their mouthing off, their threats never stop.
.... Thank you Darth for sending this to me.
Posted by Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 02:45 AM
I've got it! They're just jealous because our ancestors survived a harsh reality when they came here. We've always made good and prospered whereas they have failed miserably.
If they wanted the American way of life, they could have just asked. We gladly help our neighbors.
But what a terrible thing to say. They have misinterpreted their Koran so badly, they made it stink! I remember at the end of "The 13th Warrior," with Antonio Banderas, where he said, "There is but one God and Mohammed is his Prophet." He said that Allah forbid him to fight and be violent. Now how is what we're seeing today have anything to do with the Koran? They have put politics into their religion and spoon fed it to generations of brainless boobs who hang onto every word and become automatons who will do anything for nothing. Remember, Carter threw the Shah under the bus and welcomed the Ayatollah. Bad move, peanut for brains farmer. Maybe if you've left the shah alone, we wouldn't have these problems today.
Posted by: Lynn at July 11, 2008 05:06 AM
Just think of how many extra votes Obama will get when these jihadi butchers are released prior to Election Day!
Posted by: The Ethics Cleanser 08 at July 11, 2008 05:24 AM
The Republicans are always accused of being Nazi's and worse Bush is equated to Hitler. Why not shock the hell out of the press and the left and round up these bastards like the SS would have and shoot them .
It must be my age I am running out of patience in dealing with these left wing losers.
Posted by: Mark at July 11, 2008 08:58 AM
Well he is talking to a Military judge--
This BS will probably not sit well with him-- !
Someone needs to start impeachment process
on those four -OR five way too Liberal
Supreme Court Justices- soon!!!
Posted by: Cheryl Zee at July 11, 2008 10:00 AM
Lynn, LOL love what you said. Good one!
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 07:34 PM
The Ethics Cleanser 08, omg and they would vote for Obama too if they had a chance.
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 07:36 PM
Mark, LOL I would go for that if it could be done. hahaha
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 07:38 PM
Cheryl, yes, the one good thing is when they say stuff like this it shows how right our troops were to put him in prison and how wrong the left is in wanting them all to be released. ( at least in prison till they are put to death for thei crimes I hope)
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 07:41 PM
Waleed bin Attash...so...this is what a faggot Arab looks like!
Posted by: SSgt Steve at July 11, 2008 07:46 PM
"...arrested alleged al-Qaida operational commander Waleed bin Attash, suspected of helping plan the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, .... U.S. officials also suspect Attash, a Yemeni also known as Tawfiq Attash or Khallad, coordinated the activities of two hijackers who crashed a plane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001."
I wonder if Waleed bin Attash's planning the attack on the USS Cole and his coordinating of activities for the crashing of the plane into the Pentagon makes his occupation a "community organizer"? I've been curious as to what a community organizer really did.
Posted by: Les at July 11, 2008 08:51 PM
Les, I have never met a community organizer but If Obama is an example I am not interested. haahha
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 11:18 PM
SSgt Steve, LOL yes he does look like that. haha
Posted by: Wild Thing at July 11, 2008 11:25 PM