Skip to comments.Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Wanted to Give the World a Better Vacuum Cleaner
Posted on 07/11/2013 12:39:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Most stories on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed have focused on how he allegedly orchestrated 9/11 and a variety or other terrorist attacks, the uproar over where he might be tried, and claims that he was waterboarded more than 180 times. Now, in a stunning exclusive, the Associated Press lets us peek into the private life of Guantánamo Bay's most famous resident. Apparently, while confined in a secret CIA prison in Romania about a decade ago, Mohammed, who has a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, was allowed to pursue his dream of redesigning the vacuum cleaner, like an evil James Dyson.
After years of undergoing the worst of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" techniques, the agency had no plan for Mohammed, but decided it was best to keep him sane. Thus, they started trying to find ways to keep him entertained. Per the AP:
The prison had a debriefing room, where Mohammed, who saw himself as something of a professor, held "office hours," as he told CIA officers. While chained to the floor, Mohammed would lecture the CIA officers on his path to jihad, his childhood and family. Tea and cookies were served.
Along with the other five detainees at the prison in Bucharest, Mohammed was given assignments about his knowledge of al-Qaida, or "homework," as CIA officers called it. He was given Snickers candy bars as rewards for his studiousness.
The prison's recreation program also including giving the detainees reading material, and former officials say he was a fan of the Harry Potter series
It's possible that KSM wasn't swept away by J.K. Rowling's tale of wizardry and the importance of friendship. CIA officers checked every page of the prisoners' books once they finished with them, and once they found a message from Mohammed warning fellow detainees not to talk about Osama bin Laden's courier. It's possible that his rebooted vaccum was some kind of ruse as well, but the CIA won't share his vacuum blueprints, or even confirm that they exist.
Mohammed's military lawyer, Jason Wright, said he's "exceptionally intelligent" and lamented that he isn't being given the tools to develop his mind. "If he had access to educational programs in Guantanamo Bay, such as distance learning programs, I am confident that in addition to furthering his Islamic studies, he could obtain a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and very likely patent inventions," Wright said. Or he might just plot more atrocities it's hard to say.
OK. I have honor to be the first to say “He sucks!”
I am amazed someone from the sandpeople knew what a vacuum was. I suppose you can know of it but never actually use one.
He needs to concentrate on developing a better way to shave back hair.
Well he helped us get Obama and if anything sucks more than Obama I’m not aware of it.
Mission accomplished turd head.
“Wernher von Braun”
And what is it that put America in the forefront of the nuclear nations? And what is it that will make it possible to spend 20 billion dollars of your money to put some clown on the moon? Well, it was good old American know-how, that’s what. As provided by good old Americans like Dr. Wernher von Braun.
Gather round while I sing you of Wernher von Braun,
A man whose allegiance
Is ruled by expedience.
Call him a Nazi, he won’t even frown.
“Ha, Nazi Schmazi,” says Wernher von Braun.
Don’t say that he’s hypocritical,
Say rather that he’s apolitical.
“Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?
That’s not my department,” says Wernher von Braun.
Some have harsh words for this man of renown,
But some think our attitude
Should be one of gratitude,
Like the widows and cripples in old London town
Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun.
You too may be a big hero,
Once you’ve learned to count backwards to zero.
“In German oder English I know how to count down,
Und I’m learning Chinese,” says Wernher von Braun.
So...the Rosie O’Donnel stand-in and body-double offers just weren’t coming in?
That last line made the article.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
“I have a dream.” Mohammed the human dirtbag
I guess he was just trying to invent the world’s first Islamic vacuum: it only works on prayer rugs.
I read your post and realized...He's making a Hoovercraft that looks like a flying carpet. Genius!
He was saying Obama SUCKS.
Mohammed's military lawyer, Jason Wright, said he's "exceptionally intelligent" and lamented that he isn't being given the tools to develop his mind. "If he had access to educational programs in Guantanamo Bay, such as distance learning programs, I am confident that in addition to furthering his Islamic studies, he could obtain a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, and very likely patent inventions," Wright said. Or he might just plot more atrocities it's hard to say.I believe it's only right that he be given an honorable burial at sea, like his mentor Osama bin Bombin.
Wow....just think of all the wonderful inventions will never see built....to improve our lives..../ S
Who knew he was the Thomas Edison of the bearded sand savages....