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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Confesses to 9/11

He confessed to planning every aspect of 9/11:

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.


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.

I wouldn't be surprised if the terrorist sympathizers the anti-war crowd expresses concern that KSM was tortured into confessing.

Update: Here's the full transcript of KSM's confession.


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Comments (53)

My question is why is the S... (Below threshold)
Allen:

My question is why is the SOB still alive? Could have saved taxpayers money after the got the info from him, just one bullet behind his ear, problem solved.

Can't be we all now it was ... (Below threshold)
jainphx:

Can't be we all now it was a Bush Zionist plot.haven't the Democraps been telling us all along.Who to believe? Who ah who.I think I'll go with Khlid,he can't lie as good as Dimmis.

He doesn't have to worry ab... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

He doesn't have to worry about the U.S. Military or government wasting him. His biggest problem is he shot the truthers down in flames. Now they will not only kill him they will BBQ and eat him.

How many major and fly by night colleges will now fire all of the professors that have spread the truthers lies? None of them have to guts to fire the liars that we pay hundreds of thousands each to teach our children. What do they teach, how to lie and get the feeble minded lefties to believe you. What a tangled web they weave.

If it wasn't for Bush, they... (Below threshold)
Proud Kaffir:

If it wasn't for Bush, they would love us! But wait, he wanted to kill Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter? How is that possible?/ moonbat out

Boy dio the liberalas have a grand awakening in store for them when Bush leaves office and the terrorists still want to kill us all.

As for torure, show the footage from 9/11 and then talk about toture. There is not tortue invented that would be heinous enough for this subhuman scum.

"I wouldn't be surprised if... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

"I wouldn't be surprised if the terrorist sympathizers the anti-war crowd expresses concern that KSM was tortured into confessing."

That would be the democrat party and MSM. Watch the news tomorrow, I bet Ted Kennedy or some of his sympathizers go bonkers over this news.
IT WAS TORTURE THAT EXTRACTED THIS INFORMATION. CALL THE ACLU AND A FEDERAL JUDGE.
(Preferably one that was appointed by Hillary! Clinton through her husband.)

Parts of the transcript wer... (Below threshold)
Luke:

Parts of the transcript were blacked out.

I think and hope such sounds as glub, glub, glub, were redacted.

Tee hee hee.

I hope he was tortured...</... (Below threshold)
stevesturm:

I hope he was tortured...

"How many major and fly by ... (Below threshold)
yo:

"How many major and fly by night colleges will now fire all of the professors that have spread the truthers lies?"


Hell yeah .. there's a follow up I would LOOOOVE to see. 'Specially that tool at UofW-Madison.

Print a copy of the transcript, nail it to that bastard's office door ...

Tell me there's a kid up there who's got the foresight and desire to do that for me. I don't feel like driving.

... though, I htink we'll hear the "he was tortured, he'd confess to anything" BS from those types, as we are at the Truther sites and from the PuffHo diaper tinklers.

(and no ... I'm not linking that to that tripe)

Oh please!!!! Who thought ... (Below threshold)
dr lava:

Oh please!!!! Who thought that he was innocent??

Old news trotted out to give some cover to the" Incompetent and Chief" as yet another and another and another scandal sucks him closer to absolute failure.

Man I can't keep track of all the failures now and the congressional investigations are just starting. Friday should be a busy day for TIVO and CSPAN

I think it's time to waterb... (Below threshold)
metprof:

I think it's time to waterboard dr lava...cool him off a bit and see what HE knows.

I think dr lava is official... (Below threshold)
yo:

I think dr lava is officially questioning the timing.

By the way, A LOT of people think he's innocent. A lot of them also think Bush is Hitler.

Venn Diagram that, see what you get.

Isn't it obvious? They hav... (Below threshold)
Headzero:

Isn't it obvious? They have to give the 'detainees' comforts like the Koran, pillows, access to VCR's, DVD players and the full library of 24.

Once they let it slip that the CTU was sending Jack Bauer to Guantanamo Bay, the thoughts of a .45 to the thigh by someone callous enough to shoot his own brother was enough to make anyone squeal like a pig - oh sorry, I meant camel - don't want to offend.

If he is sentenced to death, it should be just like silence of the lambs II - eaten by pigs from the toes first.

The message that would send, it would make Saladin roll in his grave.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Khalid Sh... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

In another mindless Democratic efort, Reid, Pelosi demand that Bush resign.

Reid, Pelosi also demand th... (Below threshold)
drjohn:

Reid, Pelosi also demand that Mohammed be released from Gitmo and given a condo in Secaucus, a pension and a full scholarship to Princeton.

Something is missing on thi... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Something is missing on this thread. Hmmmm. Dang I can't figure what it is. Anyone got any ideas?

jhow, they're sure to chime... (Below threshold)
yo:

jhow, they're sure to chime in tomorrow morning.

QUIET!!!!! DAMN CRIKETS... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

QUIET!!!!! DAMN CRIKETS!

In other news, the ACLU fil... (Below threshold)
Brett:

In other news, the ACLU filed a suit in the name of Kahlid Sheik Mohammed to have his confession disallowed since he wasn't properly advised of his Miranda rights...

Does KSM know Karl Rove?</p... (Below threshold)
marc:

Does KSM know Karl Rove?

Libby?

Rumsfeld?

The loonbats will find a "connection" somehow.

Jhow,I think this ... (Below threshold)
robert the original:

Jhow,

I think this is the normal time for group at Bellview, home for the very wacked.

I heard that tonight's session is expected to be a very difficult one. Extra doctors and more drugs have been flown in.

"Bush didn't do the WTC? WTF? Doctor help! Mom!
Tinkerbell! The voices! Please stop the voices!"

Old news trotted ... (Below threshold)
Jumpinjoe:
Old news trotted out to give some cover to the" Incompetent and Chief"

After spending 20 years in the Army I feel so disappointed that I never got to be on the inside track of these great conspiracies.

Every time a big time terrorist or Saddam or whoever gets trotted out, it's obviously done to coincide with covering up other news to protect the President.

I guess its no wonder Democrats hate the military; they are working so diligently to protect President Bush and everyone up and down the chain of command are in on it. How many times has this been done and not one person leaking all these conspiracies? The loyalty is astounding!!

Just heard that the ACLU wa... (Below threshold)
jhow66:

Just heard that the ACLU was going to file suit beause he was tortured with oreos and milk. They made him dip the oreos himself.

With my background in psych... (Below threshold)

With my background in psychology, I'm a little wary of anyone who wants to take too much credit for something. Probably Mohammed is taking too much credit to appear as a major figure amomg Islamic radicals and Al Qaeda, although Osama Bin Laden really deserves more responsibility for a major role in 9/11, etc.

Bin Laden was good enough of a military planner that he received Reagan Administration support, CIA payments as well as support from both Pakistan and Saudi Arabia as he established Mujahadeen camps in Afghanistan during the war with the Soviets. That's something that really came back to bite the U.S. Both Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden who were seen as major allies for the Reagan Administration's support both turned into "Frankenstein's monsters"

Paul with your background i... (Below threshold)
Zelsdorf Ragshaft III:

Paul with your background is falsehoods just who is it that saw Saddam and Osama as MAJOR ally of the Reagan adminstration. That is the dumbest assertion I think I have read in a while. Totally idiotic. I suppose the reason Saddam was equiped with military equipment, you know, Migs, T54 and T-62 tanks, AK-47s, RPGs and other Soviet equipment is a strong indicator that Saddam was really close to Reagan. You are a fraud, go back to KOS.

All lies and propaganda!!<b... (Below threshold)
Flag:

All lies and propaganda!!
Flag

Mr. Hooson is incorrect. O... (Below threshold)

Mr. Hooson is incorrect. Osama bin Laden did not receive aid from Reagan or the US at all. It wasn't offered, but he would have refused it if it had been anyway.

The US aided mujaheddin forces, but not those allied with bin Laden or the Taliban. We financed the warlords of the groups which later came to be known as the "Northern Alliance," Pakistani intelligence financed the Taliban, and bin Laden was mainly self-financed.

The only military "support" we gave Saddam was sharing satellite photos of Iranian deployments during the later stages of the Iran-Iraq War, when the Iranians had turned the tide and threatened to overrun Iraqi positions along the border. Up until that point, we had remained strictly neutral in that war between two enemies of the United States. It was the possibility of a decisive victory for Iran that led to this help for Iraq.

Had Iraq turned the tide and threatened to march to Teheran, we probably would have offered similar intel to the Iranians to prevent that, too.

"I wouldn't be surprised... (Below threshold)

"I wouldn't be surprised if the terrorist sympathizers the anti-war crowd expresses concern that KSM was tortured into confessing."

But Bush has said over and over again that we don't use torture. I believe him. Why don't you Kim?


I think dr lava is offic... (Below threshold)
James Cloninger:

I think dr lava is officially questioning the timing.

I'm officially questioning the questioning of the timing.


By the way, A LOT of people think he's innocent. A lot of them also think Bush is Hitler.
Venn Diagram that, see what you get.

A null set, and a migraine.

But Bush has said over ... (Below threshold)
marc:

But Bush has said over and over again that we don't use torture. I believe him. Why don't you Kim? Posted by: Larkin at March 15, 2007 12:38 AM

Larkin you seem to forget KSM was one of 14 that were held in other foreign prisons, not Gitmo.

In a stroke of brilliance Bush moved him and the 13 others to Gitmo to counter the loonbats and sympathizers catter-walling about shutting down Gitmo.

If KSM was tortured prior to Gitmo... oh well. My respiration rate his remained normal and my sleep patterns have also.

Spare me some change; got a... (Below threshold)
kim:

Spare me some change; got any loose lying around?

Is waterboarding torture? ls baptism?
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If he didn't produce 'Loose... (Below threshold)
kim:

If he didn't produce 'Loose Change' then he had no part in the planning of what is by far the most insidious damage we suffered that day.
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John McCain (who knows more... (Below threshold)
Larkin:

John McCain (who knows more about torture than most of us) says it is:

United States Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, waterboarding is "very exquisite torture" and a mock execution, which can damage the subject's psyche "in ways that may never heal".

But the Bush admin has never acknowledged that it used waterboarding on KSM so it's really beside the point.

Bush says we don't torture and I believe him. It's clear from what you wrote that you believe he's a liar when it comes to the use of torture.

We've just been tortured, r... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:

We've just been tortured, reading your last rant,..

There is a lot of misinform... (Below threshold)

There is a lot of misinformation or historically wrong facts in regards to the 1980's policy of Reagan Administration support for both Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden by some here.

As a counter to the large Iranian army which had the ability to defeat the far smaller Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War, massive amounts of Agriculture Department CCC funds intended for international disaster relief were illegally used by the Reagan Administration to allow Saddam Hussein to purchase billions of dollars in French, Brazilian and some U.S. arms, but not Soviet arms, as these were restricted in this covert foreign policy arrangement to help counter Iran which could have overthrown the Sunni Saddam Hussein and set up a Shiite puppet government of Iran in Iraq, but I guess our current policy in Iraq pretty much achieved this goal for Iran. In addition, the Soviets declared an arms embargo to the area, hoping to dry up the supply of Russian and other arms, and to force both Iran and Iraq into peace talks. It was the Reagan Administration who prolonged this war by years by illegally funneling arms into the area. Roughly $40 billion U.S. dollars helped to build up the 1980's Saddam Hussein war machine.

Osama Bin Laden was recruited by the Reagan Administration through arrangements with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to build terrorist camps to battle the soviet invasion of Afghanistan, although Bin Laden and his brother who helped to build a network of Mujahadeen and terrorist camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan were surprised to find out that the CIA or other covert U.S. programs associated with the Reagan Administration were the source of much of their funds, arms and other assets for this terrorist network. After the defeat of the Soviets, many veterans of the Afghanistan war including Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama Bin Laden began to turn their terrorist efforts away from the Soviets and towards the Americans who helped to build their terrorist network in Afghanistan and Pakistan. AntiSoviet forces such ad Osama Bin Laden and others received billions of dollars in covert U.S. support for arms and other supplies.

Some historic revisionists may want to deny billions of dollars in U.S. aid given to building up the military or terrorist networks of both Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden during the 1980's with a huge covert and largely illegal Reagan foreign policy. Only in Nicaragua did a covert and illegal Reagan foreign policy prove some positive results by helping to bring down the awful government of radical Daniel Ortega. But in the case of Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden, the U.S. only created two future problems that still haunt us today.

Maybe this is why all foreign policy should be open and up to debate by Congress. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama Bin Laden, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Saddam Hussein and many other bad figures were made into major problems in recent years by an illegal and covert 1980's U.S. foreign policy that haunts us today. And both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were responsible for much of this policy back then as well.

You know Paul - you laid ou... (Below threshold)
Dan Irving:

You know Paul - you laid out an intelligent and articulate argument that seemed pretty credible until this last bit:

Maybe this is why all foreign policy should be open and up to debate by Congress.

Now, at least to me, you arguments are less credible. Leaving Foreign Policy to a congressional body would be like letting the kids run the house. Nothing would get done and everyone would be pointing fingers at everyone else.

But didn't the lefties tell... (Below threshold)
Weegie:

But didn't the lefties tell us ad nauseum that the great Clinton got those responsible for the WTC bombing? I guess they were wrong, and it is yet another piece of evidence that boy Clinton was asleep on the job regarding national security.

I'm shocked, shocked!

Besides .. it was <a href="... (Below threshold)
Dan Irving:

Besides .. it was Jimmy that started aid flowing to the Mujahideen.

The source is dated and it's leftist so I wouldn't give it as much cred as I would a more neutral site.

Conspiracies by nature can ... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Conspiracies by nature can never be proven wrong in the minds of those who dream them up.

He was on the U.S. payroll didn't you know?

Hey, D. Much of foreign po... (Below threshold)
kim:

Hey, D. Much of foreign policy is left up to Congress. They approve treaties, they confirm Ambassador's, why they even 'declare' war. But they don't 'make' war; that is executive privilege, and for good reason.
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Did he have a lawyer presen... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Did he have a lawyer present, was Human Rights Watch allowed to attend? What about torrrrrrrrrturrrrrrrrrer???

Rome burns, and the Dims. are trying to find the fiddle.

Lee -Hurry up and ... (Below threshold)
jim:

Lee -

Hurry up and chime in. Please don't get me worried again.

Time and history have worke... (Below threshold)
Robert the original:

Time and history have worked out a system for the Executive branch to conduct foreign policy. An example of which is treaties which are often not even voted on by the Senate.

Congress has oversight and money control, but there is only one negotiator. This has worked fairly well for a long time.

Congress has its input and influence but one cannot reasonably argue that foreign policy is the province of anyone but the President.

Paul Hooson's "history" is ... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:

Paul Hooson's "history" is a revisionist's crack dream. He indiscriminately throws around the adjective "illegal" as if it actually meant anything objective in that historical context, which it doesn't. All it means is that Reagan and other Republican presidents implemented a foreign policy that the Democrats (and, by extension, Paul Hooson) did not approve of. So they tried to criminalize it.

For example, aid to the Nicaraguan contras was contrary to a congressional act called the Boland Amendment. This is why Hooson and other revisionists like to call Reagan's covert funding "illegal". But it's extremely dubious whether the Boland Amendment is itself legal, since it is a patently obvious attempt to usurp executive branch prerogatives, and thus unconstitutional In short, all it amounted to was a congressional power grab.

Hooson and other revisionists seem to think that Congress either does or should have control over U.S. foreign policy, and so they cheer on these sorts of attempted power grabs by Democratic legislators. But they should be resisted at all costs, and President Bush is right to do so.

Torture? Can't have been s... (Below threshold)

Torture? Can't have been so bad. He's still breathing and Daniel Pearl and 2,970 other victims of the scumbag are not functioning so well.

Maybe if they waterboard hi... (Below threshold)
Suomi:

Maybe if they waterboard him a bit more, he'll confess to master-minding the '79 take-over of the U.S. embassy in Teheran, the Tet offensive, and the 60's bombing of the church in Birmingham killing the 4 little Sunday school girls.

Well, y'all just go along and believe this confession and everything Bush and Cheney say and all will be well.

"Well, y'all just go along ... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Well, y'all just go along and believe this confession and everything Bush and Cheney say and all will be well."

I for one don't need your damn permission in my decision making. You obviously fell for all of BJ Clintons feel good speeches which leaves me dumbfounded. Didn't it bother you or at least weren't you the least bit curious as to why there was a human shaped figure attached to his pecker?

83% believe the media is biased one way or the other 65% Liberal Biased.

85% of felons vote democrat.

The last group of people on the face of the earth worth paying attention to are the Criminal Democrat Frauds. Not to worry though , True Americans will still bleed and die for your right to delude yourself to your hearts content.

I wonder if any of our left... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

I wonder if any of our left-leaning friends here have even bothered to read ALL of the 26-page transcipt, including his detailed statement at the end of Tribunal.

In short, KSM's was all too happy in admitting to these atrocities, and he regrets it not an iota of it.

I sincerely doubt they would see that torture was necessary to obtain this information. Maybe to obtain other AQ info--training camps, hideouts, whereabouts of AQ members, etc.--coersion techniques were used, but not this stuff.

In the end, I really don't give a flying fuck if he was tortured or coerced anyway. I only wish some the family members of 9/11 victims were given a shot at him, too.

Suomi,So they wate... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Suomi,

So they waterboard at Military hearings now?

Interesting.

Next time, take the effort to notice all those juxtposed letters....they are called words, together they form sentences, which in turn illustrate thoughts and transmit ideas, ideas that include facts.

In other words: Read. Comprehend.

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.


You'll have to forgive Su... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

You'll have to forgive Suomi , she got emotional.

Is waterboarding torture? ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Is waterboarding torture? Is baptism?
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Can I claim torture after r... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

Can I claim torture after reading KSM's tortured logic in his statement to the Tribunal?

I swear to God I had to take two Advil after reading it.

See what Rosie has to say a... (Below threshold)
kim:

See what Rosie has to say about KSM.
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Pre-emptively, down a bucke... (Below threshold)
kim:

Pre-emptively, down a bucket of hydrocodone first.
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