KSM to be tried in NY City and the trial will probably will be based on 911 and the destruction of the World Trade Center while, to many folks, there are many questions about the NIST investigation that are still unanswered. According to the Tribunal Hearing at Guantanimo, it is accepted as fact that Airliners hit WTC1, WTC2, and the Pentagon, although there is evidence to the contrary.
According to a Zogby poll conducted in 2006 70 million americans supported a New 9/11 Investigation, so, in my opinion, the facts submitted in the Tribunal Hearing are questionable untill the 911 issue is officially settled. What was submitted there as fact was the official story of the NIST.
Verbatim Transcript of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Hearing for ISN 10024
March 10, 2007 on board U.S. NavalBase Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Representative in advance of this hearing for presentation to the Detainee. Inaddition, I am handing to the Tribunal the following unclassified exhibits, markedas Exhibit R-2. Copies of these Exhibits have previously been provided to thePersonal Representative. [Documents presented to Tribunal]PRESIDENT: Recorder, please read the unclassified summary of evidence for the record. Butbefore you proceed, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, let me remind you that you mustnot comment on this evidence at this time. You will be provided with anopportunity shortly to provide any comments that you would like. Recorder,please proceed.
RECORDER: The following facts support the determination that the Detainee is an enemycombatant:
Paragraph a. On the morning of 11 September 2001, four airliners traveling over the United Stateswere hijacked. The flights hijacked were: American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175,American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93. At approximately 8:46 a.m., AmericanAirlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, resulting in the collapse ofthe tower at approximately 10:25 a.m. At approximately 9:05 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 crashedinto the South Tower of the World Trade Center, resulting in the collapse of the tower atapproximately 9:55 a.m. At approximately 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into thesouthwest side of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. At approximately 10:03 a.m., United AirlinesFlight 93 crashed in Stoney Creek Township, Pennsylvania. These crashes and subsequent damage tothe World Trade Center and the Pentagon resulted in the deaths of 2,972 persons in New York,Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11th attacks, a man who called himself a "jackal" and who explained away the 3,000 victims of that day by saying "the language of war is victims." At least that is what he has told American interrogators, and what he said at a closed hearing in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, after being held in secret prisons for close to four years.
By MARGOT WILLIAMS Updated: Nov. 13, 2009
On Dec. 8, 2008, Mr. Mohammed, along with four co-defendants, sent a note to a military judge at Guantánamo asking to confess and to plead guilty. On Nov. 13, 2009, a federal official said that Mr. Mohammed and four other men would be tried in New York City for the Sept. 11th attacks.
The decision about how to try Mr. Mohammed and other so-called "high value detainees'' at Guantánamo marks a milestone in the administration's efforts to close the facility, a policy that President Obama announced shortly after taking office but which has proven more difficult than his team anticipated.
No detainee is being moved right away. Under a law Congress enacted earlier this year, lawmakers must be given 45 days advance notice before the executive branch moves a Guantánamo detainee onto United States soil.
The decisions about how to prosecute Mr. Mohammed has been particularly difficult because their defense lawyers are expected to argue that they were illegally tortured by the Central Intelligence Agency during their confinement, tainting any evidence gathered from their interrogations. Documents have shown that the CIA used waterboarding - a controlled drowning technique - against Mr. Mohammed 183 times in March 2003.
In the military tribunal Khalid Shaikh Mohammed admitted to almost every act of terrorism that he could think of...
"1 hereby admit and affirm without duress to the following:
1. I swore Bay'aat (i.e., allegiance) to Sheikh Usama Bin Laden to conduct Jihad of self andmoney, and also Hijrah (i.e., expatriation to any location in the world where Jihad is required).
2. I was a member of the Al Qaida Council.
3. I was the Media Operations Director for Al-Sahab, or 'The Clouds,' under Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri. Al-Sahab is the media outlet that provided Al-Qaida-sponsored information to AlJazeera. Four. "DETAINEE: [speaking inaudibly to Personal Representative]PRESIDENT: Please tell.PERSONALREPRESENTATIVE: In other channels or other media outlets.PRESIDENT: Thank you.PERSONALREPRESENTATIVE: [continuing] "
4.1 was the Operational Director for Sheikh Usama Bin Ladenfor the organizing, planning, follow-up, and execution of the 9/11 Operation under the MilitaryCommander, Sheikh Abu Hafs Al-Masri Subhi Abu Sittah.
5. I was the Military Operational Commander for all foreign operations around the world underthe direction of Sheikh Usama Bin Laden and Dr. Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
6. I was directly in charge, after the death of Sheikh Abu Hafs Al-Masri Subhi Abu Sittah, ofmanaging and following up on the Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons, such asanthrax and others, and following up on Dirty Bomb Operations on American soil.7. I was Emir (i.e., commander) of Beit AI Shuhada (i.e., the Martyrs' House) in the state ofKandahar, Afghanistan, which housed the 9/11 hijackers. There I was responsible for theirISN #10024Enclosure (3)Page S 7 of 26UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIEDtraining and readiness for the execution of the 9/11 Operation.
Also, I hereby admit and affirmwithout duress that I was a responsible participant, principal planner, trainer, financier (via theMilitary Council Treasury), executor, and/or a personal participant in the following:
1. 1 was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center Operation.
2. I was responsible for the 9/11 Operation, from A to Z.
3. I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, inthe city of Karachi, Pakistan. For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures ofme on the Internet holding his head.
4. I was responsible for the Shoe Bomber Operation to down two American airplanes.
5. 1 was responsible for the Filka Island Operation in Kuwait that killed two Americansoldiers.
6. I was responsible for the bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, which wasfrequented by British and Australian nationals.
7. I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing the New (or Second)Wave attacks against the following skyscrapers after 9/11 :a. Library Tower, California.b. Sears Tower, Chicago,c. Plaza Bank, Washington state.d. The Empire State Building, New York City.
8. I was responsible for planning, financing, & follow-up of Operations to destroyAmerican military vessels and oil tankers in the Straights of Hormuz, the Straights ofGibralter, and the Port of Singapore.
9. I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing for the Operation tobomb and destroy the Panama Canal.
10.1 was responsible for surveying and financing for the assassination of several formerAmerican Presidents, including President Carter.
11.1 was responsible for surveying, planning, and financing for the bombing of suspensionbridges in New York.
12.1 was responsible for planning to destroy the Sears Tower by burning a few fuel or oiltanker trucks beneath it or around it.
13.1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the operation to destroyHeathrow Airport, the Canary Wharf Building, and Big Ben on British soil.
14.1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction of manynight clubs frequented by American and British citizens on Thailand soil.
15.1 was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the New YorkStock Exchange and other financial targets after 9/11.
16.1 was responsible for planning, financing, and surveying for the destruction of buildingsin the Israeli city of Elat by using airplanes leaving from Saudi Arabia.
17.1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction ofAmerican embassies in Indonesia, Australia, and Japan.ISN #10024Enclosure (3)Page 18 of 26UNCLASSIFIED
18.1 was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the Israeli embassyin India, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, and Australia.
19.1 was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of an Israeli "El-AFAirlines flight on Thailand soil departing from Bangkok Airport.
20.1 was responsible for sending several Mujahadeen into Israel to conduct surveillance tohit several strategic targets deep in Israel.
21.1 was responsible for the bombing of the hotel in Mombasa that is frequented by Jewishtravelers via El-Al airlines.
22.1 was responsible for launching a Russian-made SA-7 surface-to-air missile on El-Al orother Jewish airliner departing from Mombasa.
23.1 was responsible for planning and surveying to hit American targets in South Korea,such as American military bases and a few night clubs frequented by Americansoldiers.
24.1 was responsible for financial, excuse me, I was responsible for providing financialsupport to hit American, Jewish, and British targets in Turkey.
25.1 was responsible for surveillance needed to hit nuclear power plants that generateelectricity in several U.S. states.
26.1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing to hit NATO Headquarters inEurope.
27.1 was responsible for the planning and surveying needed to execute the BojinkaOperation, which was designed to down twelve American airplanes full of passengers.I personally monitored a round-trip, Manila-to-Seoul, Pan Am flight.
28.1 was responsible for the assassination attempt against President Clinton during his visitto the Philippines in 1994 or 1995.
29.1 was responsible for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the second whilehe was visiting the Philippines."DETAINEE: I was not responsible, but share.PERSONALREPRESENTATIVE: I shared responsibility. I will restate number twenty nine.29. "I shared responsibility for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the secondwhile he was visiting the Philippines.
30.1 was responsible for the training and financing for the assassination of Pakistan'sPresident Musharaf.
31.1 was responsible for the attempt to destroy an American oil company owned by theJewish former Secretary of State, Exerpt from Henry Kissinger, on the Island of Sumatra,Indonesia."ISN#10024Enclosure (3)Page 19 of 26UNCLASSIFIED