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Mohammed Claims a Role in 31 Terror Plots

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Posted on Mar 15, 2007

The Pentagon released a deeply disturbing transcript featuring a slew of confessions made by suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that, if true, link him to thousands of deaths over the last two decades.  Mohammed not only said he planned the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks “from A to Z” but also that he was involved in 31 terror plots, including the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl and the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings.


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Other plots he said he was responsible for included planned attacks against the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Empire State Building and New York Stock Exchange, the Panama Canal and Big Ben and Heathrow Airport in London—none of which happened.

He said he was involved in planning assassination attempts against former Presidents Carter and Clinton, attacks on U.S. nuclear power plants and suspension bridges in New York, the destruction of American and Israeli embassies in Asia and Australia, attacks on American naval vessels and oil tankers around the world, and an attempt to “destroy” an oil company he said was owned by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Sumatra, Indonesia.

He also claimed he shared responsibility for assassination attempts against Pope John Paul II and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.

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By MARIAM RUSELL, March 17, 2007 at 3:16 pm Link to this comment
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Think about it, folks. What does this tell you about what your government thinks of you?

To blatantly use the identical tactics used by the Soviet Union´s KGB and made much of in all of our media to discredit them, and actually expect you to accept it?

DO THEY THINK YOU ARE A LAMEBRAINED BUNCH OF BRAINWASHED SHEEP, OR WHAT?

WELL, ARE YOU?????

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By Ernest Canning, March 16, 2007 at 9:30 pm Link to this comment
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If the neocons would just get a little bit more creative with their torture, perhaps they could have got this guy to admit he assassinated President Lincoln.  Reminds me of the Stalinist show trials in which former members of the Politburo would come forward to confess their crimes in open court.  Isn’t it odd that they held this guy for several years, and suddenly, with all the bad news about Libby, Plame, Rove, Gonzales and the politically motivated firing of U.S. prosecutors, Mohammed steps forward to “voluntarily” confess!

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By Dave Channon, March 16, 2007 at 5:22 am Link to this comment
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Testified after being tortured? Give me a break. However, I would hope this guy gets a chance to give his testimony in acivilized American court with full public media coverage… just in case he is telling the truth about any of his claims. He might just give hard evidence that our own government was responsible for 911.

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By moni, March 15, 2007 at 11:30 pm Link to this comment
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Sensationalism . . . in every aspect of this ongoing WAR.  Who would be so gullible and naive as to believe this?  WHY would anyone believe ANYTHING that this Aministration says any more.  After months and months of solitary confinement (complete with hoods, masks, head-phones, shackles, water torture, intimidation, sleep-deprivation, unbearable noise levels, truth serum, etc., etc.) who could or would believe ANYTHING these detainees might have said.  And to whom might they have said something ?  They had no legal representation.  Anyone could say ANYTHING under duress. They were forbidden contact with their families and were kept in secret detention camps.
I cannot believe “confessions” that are extracted in secret by less-than-honest men; with no regard for what our American Constitution instructs nor even, what rights the Geneva Accords safeguard.

This is just another sham in the cry for shock and awe.

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By thebigerns, March 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm Link to this comment
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I would love to believe we finally have caught someone who was behind the Sept. 11 attacks. Unfortunately, because of the lies and damned lies of this administration there is no way to know if these confessions are true or that they are more than a ploy by the administration to appear they are getting any results in this misguided war.

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By Quy Tran, March 15, 2007 at 6:26 pm Link to this comment
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Mohammed also claims that only one him killed over 3,000 U.S. troops in Iraq; massacred almost million Iraqis; and most important he himself overthrown and hanged Saddam Hussein.

Pentagon can relax now !

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By republicanSScareme, March 15, 2007 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment
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I also hear he’s Anna Nichol Smith’s Father.

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By Anarcissie, March 15, 2007 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment
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I wonder if this guy is not making fools out of the US military by simply confessing to everything.  Also, as noted above, we don’t know whether he was tortured, or what else may have been going on.

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By Brewer, March 15, 2007 at 3:50 pm Link to this comment
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Looks like we finally got Jack the Ripper, Oswald’s acccomplice and the eggplant that ate Chicago!!
So pleased these mysteries have been cleared up.

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By Anthony Bono, March 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm Link to this comment
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These are extorted confessions.  They are holding his children for ransom.  Don’t believe me?  Read this from the Telegraph (‘03):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2003/03/09/walqa09.xml

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By Zoran Klapan, March 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm Link to this comment
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What a joke.  The picture that the MSM is using of this khalid is the same picture that was used about a decade ago when Turkey supposedly captured the leader of the Kurd resistance.  I also remember seeing a 60 minutes piece a couple of years back on terrorism where they showed the same picture for some other supposed terrorist.  It just shows what a disgusting fascist government took over our country in 2000 and is continually aided and abetted by the MSM.  I wouldn’t believe this government if they told me that the sun comes out everyday evenif there are clouds in the way.

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By Dan the Man, March 15, 2007 at 3:18 pm Link to this comment
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With the latest approval polls showing a constant downward spiral, the adminstration needed this to boost their egos.  Is anybody buying this crap anymore?

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By philly, March 15, 2007 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
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Where was he on Nov 22, 1963????  Give me a break.

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By Bob the viewer, March 15, 2007 at 2:01 pm Link to this comment
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I agree with Carlos.  This transcript reminds me of the Stalin era show trials in which people, after being tortured, confessed to all sorts of ridiculous things.  However, the Stalin trials were at least public.  The Bushies can’t even manage that.

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By David, March 15, 2007 at 1:22 pm Link to this comment
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He plotted to assasinate Carter?  How old was he?  12?

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By Carlos Villarreal, March 15, 2007 at 1:20 pm Link to this comment
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This is obviously ridiculous - even if parts of his confession are true why couldn’t this information come out in a normal court with lawyers for both sides?  This jumbled over-confession shows at once how unjust and unhelpful the Bush/Gonzales/Rumsfeld policies of torture, secret courts, and enemy combatant status are.

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