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.
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.