Thursday, March 15, 2007

. . . and I've got a bridge across the East River if you're interested

From the SF Chronicle (and just about every other news source you can name)

Al-Qaida No. 3 Says He Planned 9/11

"Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cemented his position as al-Qaida's most ambitious operational planner when he confessed in a U.S. military tribunal to planning and supporting 31 terrorist attacks, topped by 9/11, that killed thousands of innocent victims since the early 1990s.

The gruesome attacks range from the suicide hijackings of Sept. 11, 2001 — which killed nearly 3,000 — to a 2002 shooting on an island off Kuwait that killed a U.S. Marine.

Many plots, including a previously undisclosed plan to kill several former U.S. presidents, were never carried out or were foiled by international counterterror authorities."

Yeah, and I'm suprised we don't have the Lincoln, Kennedy and King assassinations thrown in for good measure. If I had spent the last 4 years incommunicado at the concentration camp known as Guantanamo , I would confess to just about anything that the boys from the CIA suggested too. And then there's this:

"The transcripts refer to a claim by Mohammed that he was tortured by the CIA, although he said he was not under duress at Guantanamo when he confessed to his role in the attacks. The CIA has said its interrogation practices are legal, and it does not use torture."
He was tortured, but wasn't under "duress". Right. See subject.

Also curious is the timing of this. Interesting how this has pushed the Gonzalez/Rove thingy out of the headlines, isn't it. Goebbels could have taken lessons from these guys when it comes to manipulating news.


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