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March 15, 2007

9/11 Mastermind Confesses In Guantanamo

9/11 mastermind confesses in Guantanamo


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the military.

Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing, and training others for bombings ranging from the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes.

In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 29 individual attacks, including many that were never executed. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which also blacked out some of his remarks.

The Pentagon also released transcripts of the hearings of Abu Faraj al-Libi and Ramzi Binalshibh.

Binalshibh is suspected of helping Mohammed with the Sept. 11, 2001, attack plan and is also linked to a foiled plot to crash aircraft into London's Heathrow Airport. Al-Libi is a Libyan who reportedly masterminded two bombings 11 days apart in Pakistan in December 2003 that targeted President Pervez Musharraf for his support of the U.S. led war on terror.

The hearings, which began last Friday, are being conducted in secret by the military as it tries to determine whether 14 alleged terrorist leaders should be declared "enemy combatants" who can be held indefinitely and prosecuted by military tribunals.

Hearings for six of the 14 have already been held. The military is not allowing reporters to attend the sessions and is limiting the information it provides about them, arguing that it wants to prevent sensitive information from being disclosed.

The 14 were moved in September from a secret CIA prison network to the prison at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, where about 385 men are being held on suspicion of links to al-Qaida or the Taliban.

Wild Thing's comment.......

This is the transcript of the questioning. It is very interesting, and a little long. It is a pdf file. In the transcription he admits to involvement in an extraordinary range of criminal terrorist activity.

The Democrats must be very upset about this, since their objective is to close down Gitmo and bring the freakazoid Muslims to the USA.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 15, 2007 12:47 AM


Interrogation of the enemy is invaluable. The info we have obtained from Hairy Sheikh Mohammed will undoubtably lead not only to more neutralized moslem terrorists, but it will also save Coalition lives.

Liberal lawers must be pissed that we got this info without the Miranda Act being observed, but screw them. Mohammed is not a street criminal. He is an enemy combatant during a time of war.

Posted by: TomR at March 15, 2007 01:31 PM

Good, put Ramsey Clark on suicide watch, Harry Reid on Prozac then grease up that rope.*Snap*!

Posted by: Jack at March 15, 2007 03:44 PM

Tom.....Liberal lawers must be pissed that we got this info without the Miranda Act being observed.....I bet your right. hahahahahaha

Good one!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2007 11:36 PM

Jack, love what you said.. heh heh

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 15, 2007 11:37 PM

Maybe he did these things, maybe he didn't.
Information extracted under torture is worthless.
People will say anything to make it stop.

Posted by: neil at March 16, 2007 08:17 PM