Thursday, March 15, 2007

Al Qaeda #3 confesses to plotting 9/11 attacks plus dozens more

We'd suspected as much for years, but I won't turn down a flat out confession...

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, long suspected as the chief architect of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, confessed to masterminding those attacks and dozens more during a U.S. military hearing held Saturday at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Department of Defense.

"I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z," says Mohammad.

In a meandering series of admissions, Mohammad claims full or partial responsibility for nearly 30 terror actions, including the 1993 World Trade center bombing, a blast at an Indonesian nightclub, the attempt by Richard Reid to use shoe bombs on an airliner over the Atlantic, and the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center towers and damaged the Pentagon.

On the edited transcript, Mohammad, a key aide to Osama bin Laden, also admits being the principal behind plots to assassinate Pope John Paul II and Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

I bet this guy is a wealth of good intel and I hope they get all that they need from him in a timely manner now that he appears willing to cooperate. But what's slightly more interesting in this piece, beyond the confession, is this little quote.

[...] Towards the end of his statement, Mohammad compared himself to a patriot, saying that "if now we were living in the Revolutionary War and George Washington he being arrested through Britain, for sure he, they would consider him enemy combatant."

Hmmmm... Now where have we seen that comment before? What liberal idiot has compared the terrorists to the minute men?

Hmmmm... I wonder...

UPDATE @ 3:19pm: Mohommad also claims he personally beheaded Daniel Pearl too.

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