Thursday, March 15, 2007

"9/11 Mastermind Confesses in Guantanamo"

From Breitbart/AP:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a chilling string of other terror plots 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 read during the session, which was held last Saturday.

The transcripts also refer to a claim by Mohammed that he was tortured by the CIA, although he said he was not under duress at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo when he confessed to his role in the attacks.

In a section of the statement that was blacked out, he confessed to the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, The Associated Press has learned. Pearl was abducted in January 2002 in Pakistan while researching a story on Islamic militancy. Mohammed has long been a suspect in the killing.

Using his own words, the extraordinary transcript connects Mohammed to dozens of the worst terror plots attempted or carried out in the last 15 years—and to others that have not occurred. All told, thousands have died in operations he directed.

(Other operations here...)

He said he was involved in planning assassination attempts against former Presidents Carter and Clinton...

Somehow, I imagine that despite the confession, Jimmy the Dhimmi Carter will blame the JOOOOOOOOOOS instead of Mohammed. Anywho, check out this gem:
Mark Denbeaux, a Seton Hall University law professor who represents two Tunisians held at Guantanamo, said that based on the transcripts, Mohammed might be the only detainee who would qualify as an enemy combatant.

"The government has finally brought someone into Gitmo who apparently admits to being someone who could be called an enemy combatant," Denbeaux, a critic of most of the detentions, said in a telephone interview from London. "None of the others rise to this level. The government has now got one."

Really? So all those people we've got at Club Gitmo were just innocent camel dung dealers that Chimpy McHitlerburton's imperialist war machine plucked from the streets of Kabul and Kandahar?

Also, Mohammed is the ONLY detainee who's an enemy combatant because...he admitted to it?!? Well, Hell's bells! I had no idea that in order to qualify for enemy combatant status, an admission of guilt was needed! You mean to tell me that all of these jihadists that we've captured who have refused to talk are all free from the "enemy combatant" label? Well good God (insert deity of choice here), man, let those poor saps go already!

Thank goodness for the MSM, huh? We learn something new every day.

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