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  • Coronavirus Delays Long-Stalled Trial of 9/11 Mastermind, 4 Accomplices

    09/11/2020 7:31:20 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Sep 2020 | EDWIN MORA
    The Chinese coronavirus pandemic has once again delayed the long-awaited death penalty trial of the self-professed 9/11 mastermind and his four co-conspirators held at the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the judge handling the cases revealed recently. Justice remains elusive nearly two decades after the jihadis executed the attack that left about 3,000 people dead and over 6,000 injured, marking the deadliest assault on U.S. soil. U.S. officials charged the late Osama bin Laden’s close ally Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) alongside his nephew, Ammar al-Baluchi, accused hijacking trainer Walid bin Attash, facilitator Ramzi bin al-Shibh, and al-Qaeda money...
  • 'I'll be back,' foiled hijacker told agent

    01/27/2004 4:19:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 206+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. customs inspector praised for keeping the 20th hijacker in the 9/11 plot from getting into the country told Congress yesterday that the "hostile" Saudi gave him the creeps and vowed, "I'll be back." Jose Melendez-Perez told the 9/11 Commission, the panel probing the attacks on America, that he was spooked enough by the man identified only as "Al-Qahtani" to put him on a plane out of Orlando after he arrived in the U.S. from London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a one-way ticket and $2,800 in cash. Al-Qahtani was dressed head-to-toe in black when he...
  • Trial for Men Charged With Plotting 9/11 Attacks Is Set for 2021

    08/30/2019 4:44:37 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 30, 2019 | Carol Rosenberg
    A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the joint death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged with plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. The date .... is the first time that a trial judge in the case actually set a start-of-trial date, despite requests by prosecutors since 2012... If the 2021 timeline holds, jury selection would start eight months before the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. One major issue the judge has yet to resolve is...
  • Military judge sets 2021 date for death-penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (TR)

    08/30/2019 11:07:24 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/30/2019 | Dailymail Reporter
    A 2021 date has been established for the death-penalty trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other men charged as the masterminds behind the September 11 attack in New York City. Colonel W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force announced on Friday that the trial is set for January 11, 2021. The case will take place at Camp Justice at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Cohen set the date so that a military jury could be selected, the New York Times reports.
  • Debra Burlingame: Boumediene v. Bush a Strategic Victory for al Qaeda

    06/12/2008 2:50:12 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 84+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debra Burlingame
    The lawyers who are championing the rights of terrorists should tell the public what this decision really means. It means that terrorists will be entitled to Miranda rights, to legal representation and the right to remain silent. And they will. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, was handed over to the U.S. after his capture in Karachi in 2003, he taunted his interrogators with this, "I'll talk to you guys in New York when I see my lawyer." But they won't tell the public, they will continue to talk about preserving the rights of people who would behead...
  • Zarqawi Associate Nabbed in Minnesota

    06/25/2004 7:44:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies · 279+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 25 2004
    Zarqawi Associate Charged with Lying to FBI Friday, June 25, 2004 By Catherine Herridge and Anna Stolley A Lebanese national with ties to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (search), the most wanted terrorist in Iraq, was picked up in Minnesota and charged Friday in a New York court with lying to the FBI about his ties to terrorists, Fox News has learned. According to a federal complaint obtained by Fox, Mohamad Kamal Elzahabi (search), attended jihad training camps in Afghanistan in 1988 and ‘89, where he first met Zarqawi — who is believed to be directing the current attacks against U.S. and...
  • 9/11 Planner, Tortured by C.I.A., Asks to Tell Senators About Gina Haspel

    05/08/2018 3:21:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 8, 2018 | Charlie Savage
    President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the C.I.A. has revived debate over the agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation program and still-murky questions about her involvement. Now, on the eve of her Senate confirmation hearing, a striking voice is trying to join that fray: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Mr. Mohammed, the principal architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, was captured in March 2003 and tortured by the C.I.A. This week, he asked a military judge at Guantánamo Bay for permission to share six paragraphs of information about Ms. Haspel with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Ms. Haspel ran a black-site prison in...
  • Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots

    09/25/2006 2:55:48 PM PDT · by april15Bendovr · 43 replies · 1,203+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 25, 2006 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Al Qaeda's Hidden Roots By Laurie Mylroie The American Spectator | September 25, 2006 Cyrus Nowrasteh, scriptwriter for ABC's docudrama The Path to 9/11, defends the film's controversial, invented scenes, noting that the first attack on the World Trade Center occurred one month after Bill Clinton took office, and eight years passed in which Clinton did little to thwart the growing menace. Nowrasteh makes a crucial point, but it is not necessary to resort to fiction. Our understanding of the terrorist attacks -- going back to the 1993 Trade Center bombing -- has become loaded with errors obscuring Clinton's fecklessness....
  • Eric Holder’s Radical Left Attorney Claimed Mohammad Was Tortured; Pushed Throw Out Guilty Plea

    02/27/2010 7:04:49 AM PST · by opentalk · 21 replies · 677+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 23, 2010, | Jim Hoft
    Jennifer Daskal is a radical far left American lawyer who serves as senior counsel for Human Rights Watch, and focuses on issues of terrorism, criminal law and immigration. She is also currently a political hire at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which is seeking to prosecute terror suspects through the criminal justice system instead of through military tribunals. In 2008, Daskal claimed that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was tortured and recommended that his guilty plea be thrown out of court. Now this radical is working for the Obama Administration. It figures.Human Rights Watch reported: ---Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others announced...
  • The Mark Steyn Show; interview with James E Mitchell

    03/17/2017 8:59:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 14 March 2017 | Mark Steyn
    1:09:14 Video In this episode of The Mark Steyn Show, Mark talks to the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, James E Mitchell. In an extended interview about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell recalls getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists - and what happened to him when his own government decided he was the problem.
  • The Interrogator - James E Mitchell Mark Steyn Show

    03/14/2017 5:52:03 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 12 replies
    Mark Steyn Website ^ | 03.14.17 | Mark Steyn
    We've been deluged by requests to post favorite episodes of The Mark Steyn Show here at SteynOnline. So here's a first one - Mark's recent interview with the man who waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: James E Mitchell. In an extended conversation about his new book Enhanced Interrogation, Dr Mitchell talks about getting to know some of the world's most high-value terrorists
  • Alleged 9/11 Plotter Blasts Obama in Letter From Guantanamo

    02/09/2017 2:23:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 9 February 2017
    The man who says he was the mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack seeks to justify the plot as a “natural reaction” to US foreign policy in a blistering letter sent to then President Barack Obama from the Guantanamo prison. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, one of five Guantanamo prisoners facing trial by military commission for their alleged roles in the hijacking plot, also writes in the letter released Wednesday that it does not matter to him if he receives a life sentence or the death penalty from the tribunal. “If your court sentences me to life in prison, I will...
  • Khalid Sheik Mohammed's letter to Obama: 9/11 a response to American support for Israel

    02/08/2017 1:36:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2017 | John Sexton
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, wrote a letter to President Obama in early 2015 which was delivered to the White House shortly before Obama left office. The 18-page letter, which was published today by the Miami Herald, claims the 9/11 attack was, in large part, a response to U.S. support for Israel. From the Miami Herald: The Kuwait-born Pakistani citizen of Baluch ethnic background, lists a long litany of U.S. overseas interventions — from Iraq and Iran to Vietnam and Hiroshima — to justify the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.But he is particularly focused...
  • Letter From Alleged 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Finally Reaches White House

    01/18/2017 8:50:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 17, 2017
    As his time in the White House winds down, President Barack Obama received an unusual piece of mail: a letter from accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Officials confirmed that the letter arrived at the White House to CBS News, but are declining to provide further details. Mohammed is awaiting his death-penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay, accused of planning and orchestrating the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. The Miami Herald, which first reported on the letter, says it was written in 2014, and was only delivered...
  • Interrogator says terrorists will use ‘political correctness’ to America’s demise[tr]

    12/23/2016 5:06:02 AM PST · by kevcol · 13 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 22, 2016 | Scott Morefield
    Mitchell has strong reasons to believe as he does, having first-hand knowledge of how the terrorist mind works. In fact, he had Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, or KSM, discussed so-called “lone-wolf”-style attacks in the wake of the D.C. sniper attacks in 2002. “For him, what surprised him was how much paralysis it caused given how few deaths were involved, few from his perspective,” Mitchell said of KSM. “And what he said to me was our civil liberties and our openness and our willingness to be responsive to other peoples’ cultures … were weaknesses and flaws that his God, Allah, had put...
  • Military Commissions Media Invitation Announced for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al.

    12/21/2016 1:07:00 AM PST · by Candor7 · 25 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense Release No: PA-189-16 ^ | Dec. 19, 2016 | Press Operations
    The Department of Defense and the Office of Military Commissions will allocate seats for news media aboard military chartered aircraft for travel from Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to cover military commission pre-trial proceedings scheduled for United States v. Khalid Shaikh Mohammad et. al., Jan. 25 - Feb. 3, 2017. Travel originates at Andrews AFB, Maryland on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017; return flight from Guantanamo to Andrews AFB, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. Due to a limited number of seats aboard the flight and limited accommodations at Guantanamo Bay, selection is not guaranteed. However, there...
  • Megy Kelly Interview with James Mitchell

    12/15/2014 6:26:40 PM PST · by yetidog · 28 replies
    Fox News | December 15, 2014 | Vanity
    Megyn Kelly has compelling interview
  • 9/11 Mastermind Says George W. Bush Stunned Al Qaeda Through “Ferocity and Swiftness”

    12/04/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 74 replies
    newsline.com ^ | 12/1/16 | Rommel Parane
    Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the masterminds in the 9/11 attack, said that “the ferocity and swiftness” of former U.S. President George W. Bush’s reprisal to the Terrorst attacks on U.S. soil astonished Al Qaeda The new revelation was found in psychologist James E. Mitchell’s new memoir, “Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America.” Mitchell wrote, “How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down? Khalid explained that if the United States had treated 9/11...
  • 9/11 mastermind: Al Qaeda favors 'immigration' to defeat USA

    11/23/2016 11:58:39 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and "outbreeding nonmuslims" who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media. In Enhanced Interrogation, CIA contractor James Mitchell tells for the first time about his role interrogating al Qaeda principles, many like KSM still jailed at Guantanamo Bay. He details accounts...
  • Did US Ally Qatar Free Imprisoned Americans in Exchange for Al Qaeda Terrorist?

    01/29/2015 8:05:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Problematic, in a very big way even if the offer was made.Qatar’s ties to Al Qaeda and ISIS aren’t news. They’ve effectively served as intermediaries in everything from ransom exchanges for hostages to Taliban negotiations. But actually trying to secure terrorist swaps for prisoners on their own behalf would have been a new frontier. Before he was released from a U.S. maximum-security prison last week, a confessed al Qaeda sleeper agent was offered up in a potential prisoner swap that would have freed two Americans held abroad.According to two individuals with direct knowledge of the case, the proposition was...