Guantanamo Bay is good for nothing according to Democrats. In fact, they’d rather shut it down and “Trojan Horse” our enemies into their own country. I guess doing all they can to help us lose in Iraq isn’t cutting it for them right now, so they need to try this.
But the tribunal of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that took place today reveals one of two things. He’s either a bin Laden wannabe or he’s trying to bring attention to himself to distract America’s attention. Either way, today’s boast-session revealed that KSM was highly involved in the plans for multiple terrorist attacks and that our efforts to stave off more attacks have been very successful.
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 Pentagon.
“I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement that was read during the session, which was held last Saturday.
Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing and training others for attacks ranging from the 1993 truck bombing of 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. And he also claimed that he was tortured by the CIA after his capture in 2003.
In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 28 attacks, including many that were never executed. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which blacked out some of his remarks.
I’m not sure if Mohammed’s on the level or if he just wants to pad the legend for later jihadis. One would think that killing 3,000 people in a single day would be enough, but Khalid wants to make sure we get the point. However, if he’s taking credit for attacks that never came off, it seems to me that he’s adding to the reputation of American counterterrorism rather than his own track record of success at mass murder.
Interesting. Ramzi Binalshibh refused to appear and Abu Farraj al-Libi threatened not to appear again because of the alleged unfairness of the proceedings, but Mohammed seems to be playing ball. Maybe he’s glory-seeking, confessing to some things he wasn’t involved in to build up his legend.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the terrorist sympathizers anti-war crowd expresses concern that KSM was tortured into confessing
Stop The ACLU has a good round up.
Tel-Chai Nation trackbacked with: 9-11 mastermind confesses to involvement in many