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Moussaoui Says He Was Part of a Plot to Attack the White House
Associated Press ^ | 03/27/06 | Unknown

Posted on 03/27/2006 2:11:33 PM PST by peyton randolph

Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House....

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TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; duplicate; hijacker; islam; moussaoui; notbreaking; terrorism; trop
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1 posted on 03/27/2006 2:11:35 PM PST by peyton randolph
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To: peyton randolph

Thank God Osama chose a couple of buffoons to pull that one of, at least.


2 posted on 03/27/2006 2:13:17 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: peyton randolph

Follow on attack more than likely...and folks before we get cocky and smug.... and think we are out of the woods going on 6 years out from 9/11....Al Qaeda likes to revisit targets they didn't get the first time.


3 posted on 03/27/2006 2:14:22 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: Brilliant

As the story indicated, if this POS had cooperated with the government, 9/11 could have been averted.


4 posted on 03/27/2006 2:14:26 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: peyton randolph

I hope they give this guy the death penalty and soon - if the folks trying him don't have the huevos to do it, send him to Texas and we'll take care of it for them.


5 posted on 03/27/2006 2:14:28 PM PST by texgal (end no-fault divorce laws return DUE PROCESS & EQUAL PROTECTION to ALL citizens))
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To: peyton randolph

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1604085/posts
Moussaoui confesses to prior knowledge of 9/11


6 posted on 03/27/2006 2:14:42 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: peyton randolph

I don't believe a word of it.


7 posted on 03/27/2006 2:15:04 PM PST by chris_in_nj
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To: Brilliant

I agree imagine the aftermath of losing that historic landmark.


8 posted on 03/27/2006 2:15:27 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: Calpernia

Didn't turn up in a key word search.


9 posted on 03/27/2006 2:15:40 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: peyton randolph
Why is this POS still alive?

The death penalty was made for human debris like him. Enough.

10 posted on 03/27/2006 2:15:48 PM PST by daivid
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To: chris_in_nj

Why?


11 posted on 03/27/2006 2:15:55 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: peyton randolph
Probably got the idea from that moron who crashed into it when Bubba was President.
12 posted on 03/27/2006 2:16:30 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: peyton randolph
He is just trying to mau mau the man and play crazy.

All the more reason to gas his ass.
13 posted on 03/27/2006 2:16:57 PM PST by mmercier
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To: peyton randolph

Hang him.


14 posted on 03/27/2006 2:17:23 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: chris_in_nj

I agree with you. He sounds like he is grand standing to get his name in the history books. They should have quietly whacked him in his jail cell the night he plead guilty.


15 posted on 03/27/2006 2:17:29 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: peyton randolph; All

"...if this POS had cooperated with the government..."

Yes, but isn't it also true that had the gov't cracked his computer they would have discovered the plot?

I'm willing to be corrected on this, but if my recollection is correct it should be a lesson to all concerned. We really can't expect our enemies to help us, we must help ourselves, legal niceties have done us untold harm in this war.


16 posted on 03/27/2006 2:17:54 PM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: chris_in_nj
The NPR reporterette who covered the trial, a rabid leftist, said that Moose-Ah-Wee was believable. He was calm, collected, factual.

Moose said that his life is in God's hand, and his loyalty to God compelled him to do two things, be loyal to al Qaida and tell the truth to the jury.

17 posted on 03/27/2006 2:20:43 PM PST by daivid
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To: texgal
send him to Texas and we'll take care of it for them.

I see where Texas has scheduled Angel Maturino Resendiz, The Railway Killer, to die on May 10.

Good riddance to that serial killer.

(We now return you to the ongoing thread, already in progress)

18 posted on 03/27/2006 2:21:42 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone
I see where Texas has scheduled Angel Maturino Resendiz, The Railway Killer, to die on May 10.

Fortunately, the spirit of Judge Roy Bean lives on in the Texas legal system.
 

19 posted on 03/27/2006 2:23:30 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: mmercier
All the more reason to gas his ass.

I say pour gas over him, light him on fire and drop him from the tallest building in NYC.


20 posted on 03/27/2006 2:24:59 PM PST by unixfox (AMERICA - 20 Million ILLEGALS Can't Be Wrong!)
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To: Dog

Let me first say that I want this scum bag DEAD. Very Very Dead. My father was on Flight 93 - so I have NO reason to want him free.

I believe he sees this court as his own circus....like he's actually enjoying the press. If he makes outlandish remarks, claims and statements - it is all over the news. 3 of 4 planes had 5 hijackers.

My father's flight had 4 - and they were taken over by the passengers. He's the 20th hijacker...so it would seem natural that he should have been, although thankfully not, on Flight 93...which was headed for the White House.

The bright side...if he admitted this in court then he just admitted to knowing of 9/11. that would make him guily of murder and the death penalty should be invoked.

I'm praying it is!!

Chris Driscoll
Son of Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, Flight 93


21 posted on 03/27/2006 2:25:32 PM PST by chris_in_nj
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To: chris_in_nj

Thanks for the reply Chris..


22 posted on 03/27/2006 2:26:43 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: peyton randolph
A bullet to the head on the White House lawn would be a fitting finale to Moussaoui's life.
23 posted on 03/27/2006 2:28:14 PM PST by HardStarboard
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To: daivid

They're getting to it...


24 posted on 03/27/2006 2:29:55 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: peyton randolph

I recall the MSM and liberals jumping on Bush because he took precautions and didn't return to Whitehouse.


25 posted on 03/27/2006 2:36:51 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: chris_in_nj

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Your Dad and the other members of that flight were the first heros to directly fight back against the Taliban/Islamist extremists. All of those fighting now in Afghanistan and Iraq can garner strength by remembering those who unexpectedly were thrust into the the first battle and who accounted themselves with such courage and honor.

We honor the memory of your father.


26 posted on 03/27/2006 2:45:31 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Dog
Follow on attack more than likely...

He's lying, I think. If memory serves, they determined that the plane that hit the Pentagon was might initially have been trying to hit the WH -- they made a couple of circuits of DC before heading off to the Pentagon.

27 posted on 03/27/2006 2:49:31 PM PST by r9etb
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To: peyton randolph

Richard Reid?! Oh, come on....

Reid wasn't even in the US during or before 9-11 that I ever heard of.


28 posted on 03/27/2006 2:54:35 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Censure Feingold!!)
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To: peyton randolph

I'm skeptical.

1) I thought the plane that went down in Pennsylvania was the one headed to the WH.

2) Moussaoui and Reid are two people. All the other "teams" had five, except for one that had four. Why would the most important one have only two?

The explanation that makes more sense is that Moussaoui was supposed to be the fifth man on the four-man team and that Reid wasn't involved at all. I think Moussaoui knows his goose is cooked and is trying to amass as much glory as possible for himself on the way out.


29 posted on 03/27/2006 2:54:39 PM PST by thoughtomator (Pacifism is objectively pro-terrorist; Amnesty for illegals is objectively anti-American)
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To: HardStarboard

Hopefully that is just a finale to a long, drawn out punishment after he has suffered all a human being can suffer.


30 posted on 03/27/2006 2:55:28 PM PST by thoughtomator (Pacifism is objectively pro-terrorist; Amnesty for illegals is objectively anti-American)
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To: peyton randolph; Brilliant
As the story indicated, if this POS had cooperated with the government, 9/11 could have been averted.

Even if he hadn't cooperated, if the hard drive on his computer had been analyzed, the 9-11 plot could have been broken up. The firewalls Jamie Gorelick set up between the Justice Department and intelligence services prevented putting together the various pieces of information that were spread out over several agencies.

31 posted on 03/27/2006 2:56:48 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: thoughtomator

I agree w/ your assessment completely! My post is just above also and yes, I thins Zac MAs wass the 5th on Fligh 93.

Chris


32 posted on 03/27/2006 2:57:41 PM PST by chris_in_nj (I)
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To: chris_in_nj
My father was on Flight 93

My condolences on your loss. I can't imagine how frustrating it must be to watch all of the MSM concern for the 'rights' of these terrorists.

On Friday, I saw a trailer for a movie about Flight 93. The claim was that it was made in cooperation with the families of the victims. Do you know anything about it? The trailer seemed to be legit (and very moving) but Hollywood has this way of finding Democrat activists and spinning everything to be anti-American, anti-Bush, etc.


 

33 posted on 03/27/2006 2:58:26 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: prairiebreeze
Richard Reid?! Oh, come on.... Reid wasn't even in the US during or before 9-11 that I ever heard of.
The significance of the testimony isn't that he is telling the truth. What it means is that he just gave everything needed to put his butt on death row.
34 posted on 03/27/2006 3:00:57 PM PST by peyton randolph (As long is it does me no harm, I don't care if one worships Elmer Fudd.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Yes, a dramatic confession. He seized control of the "trial" by telling the truth. We should punish him appropriately by having him decapitated on television after sewing him up in a fresh pig carcass.

That is what it would take to show the Arab world that we are serious about ending the reign of terror this POS represents internationally.

Of course we are thankfully too civilized to do such a thing, but its an appropriate fantasy in terms of the effect it would have on these tango scums.

35 posted on 03/27/2006 3:02:59 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: peyton randolph

This reminds me of Peter Jennings (aka Peter Puke), who, immediately after the multiple attacks on 9/11/01, was on TV criticizing President Bush for remaining in the air on Air Force One instead of returning to DC. The arrogant and ignorant journalists think they have all the answers, but they "report" lies and gross distortions of the facts.


36 posted on 03/27/2006 3:06:56 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: peyton randolph

He's obviously lying. Richard Reid wasn't even capable of lighting a match.

Nor was he in America at the time.

It's not bizarre that he would lie on the stand in a death penalty case. What is bizarre is that he would admit to culpability to a completely different crime.

It would almost make sense in setting up an insanity defense, but it's too late to do that now.

Best I can tell, it's just utter contempt for our judicial system.

I don't think the jury shares that contempt, so he's a dead man.


37 posted on 03/27/2006 3:08:21 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: peyton randolph

I have not seen the movie yet but I expect they'll have a private screening for the families very soon. Universal has been tremendous with communicating with the families throughout the production. I've gotten in touch w/ the lad who plays my father - Michael Reynolds...he live is England. I have a feeling you're not going to get some Hollywood-whitewashed version. They seemed to be VERY careful about depicting things as they saw them happening - which is why the families were so cooperative in putting this film together.

Also - I found out some news about United 93 that Freepers will be happy about. I can't let the cat out of the bag as Universal will be making a press release very soon...but I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised.

Chris


38 posted on 03/27/2006 3:10:55 PM PST by chris_in_nj (I)
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To: HardStarboard
A bullet to the head on the White House lawn would be a fitting finale to Moussaoui's life.

Now that would be quite a photograph for the tourists visiting DC that day.

39 posted on 03/27/2006 3:11:28 PM PST by Potowmack ("Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government")
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To: HardStarboard
A bullet to the head on the White House lawn would be a fitting finale to Moussaoui's life.

A couple of gallons of JetA and a zippo would be more appropriate.

40 posted on 03/27/2006 3:17:40 PM PST by El Gato
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To: chris_in_nj

Now you've got me curious. I guess we'll just have to wait.


41 posted on 03/27/2006 3:19:01 PM PST by Dog Gone
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To: daivid

His "loyalty to God" would lead him to kill hundreds of innocent people. His God is not my God.


42 posted on 03/27/2006 3:19:08 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: r9etb
they determined that the plane that hit the Pentagon was might initially have been trying to hit the WH

"Might is the key word there". It's also possible that the Jiahdie in the left seat might have been having trouble lining up on the Pentagon. He hit low as it was, striking the ground before hitting the building. Damage would have been worse if he'd hit the roof, or in the center courtyard.

43 posted on 03/27/2006 3:20:33 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Raycpa

"I recall the MSM and liberals jumping on Bush because he took precautions and didn't return to Whitehouse."

The MSM and the "liberals" should not be taken seriously.


44 posted on 03/27/2006 3:21:27 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: HardStarboard

That's a terrible idea! The White House is not for execusions.

I think a bullet to the head on a hog farm would be far more fitting, then the hogs could take him to Allah, bit by bit.


45 posted on 03/27/2006 3:22:16 PM PST by Duke Nukum (To thine own self be true...or relatively true. --Guy Caballero)
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To: Paleo Conservative

"The firewalls Jamie Gorelick set up between the Justice Department and intelligence services prevented putting together the various pieces of info"

So when does Jamie Gorelick and the Administration she served get the blame? Or do we get some more pontificating from that dumbass, Tom Kean?


46 posted on 03/27/2006 3:25:20 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Dog
I agree imagine the aftermath of losing that historic landmark.
I have to disagree. First, the blue states would have cheered because GWB is the current resident.
Second, it's only a building - we'd have rebuilt it in no time.
47 posted on 03/27/2006 3:25:55 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: thoughtomator
I'm skeptical.

So am I. But mainly due to the draggin in of Reid, who is an idiot.

1) I thought the plane that went down in Pennsylvania was the one headed to the WH.

Only the hijackers know for sure which aircraft was headed where.

2) Moussaoui and Reid are two people. All the other "teams" had five, except for one that had four. Why would the most important one have only two?

He named two. That doesn't mean their were only the two. It's also possible that he'd not lying about being part of a 5th hijack attempt. He was jailed before the plan could be accomplished. If the was to have been the pilot of a 5th aircraft, that hijacking would have to have been scrubbed, because there wasn't time to bring in another.

Although some feel that there were other hijackings planned that day, but the swift action by the FAA to get all the plans on the ground disrupted that plan.

48 posted on 03/27/2006 3:26:37 PM PST by El Gato
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To: oh8eleven

Only a building?


49 posted on 03/27/2006 3:27:10 PM PST by Dog (We have had a date with destiny and Iran for 27 years---appealof2)
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To: popdonnelly
His "loyalty to God" would lead him to kill hundreds of innocent people.

The Muslims have it half right. Their is no god but God, but Mohamed is an itinerant, illiterate, goat humping pedophile, not a Prophet of God.

Old Mo has said that it's OK to lie to the Infidels for the greater glory of God, as interpreted by Mo himself. That what Moussaoui was clearly doing on the stand. The question is not what he is saying, the question is what is he hiding.

50 posted on 03/27/2006 3:34:20 PM PST by El Gato
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