Tired of killing, too late
He has also confessed to the Bali bombing, which makes me wonder if he isn’t displaying a bit of jihadi braggadocio.
By Lolita C. Baldor for Associated Press:
WASHINGTON – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, confessed to that attack and a string of others during a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a transcript released Wednesday by the Pentagon.
“I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement that was read during the session, which was held last Saturday.
Mohammed claimed responsibility for planning, financing, and training others for bombings ranging from the 1993 attack at the World Trade Center to the attempt by would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives hidden in his shoes.
In all, Mohammed said he was responsible for planning 28 individual attacks, including many that were never executed. The comments were included in a 26-page transcript released by the Pentagon, which blacked out some of his remarks.
Confessions can be made before or after any interrogation, or by appointment. “9/11 architect admits Bali bombing,” from NEWS.com.au:
SENIOR al-Qaeda figure Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has confessed to planning the September 11 and Bali bombing attacks and a multitude of other terrorist strikes – but he has claimed he does not like killing people and feels sorry for children who have died in his attacks.
His admissions came in a closed-door hearing at the Guantanamo Bay, according to a transcript released today….
He also claimed responsibility for a host of other terrorist attacks and plots from the 1993 attack on the World Trade Centre to the Bali nightclub bombings in 2002. Those attacks killed 202 people, including 88 Australians.
Here’s a transcript.