It appears that the man who was brought before a status review board a few days ago is a very big fish indeed Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is by his own admission most directly involved with the planning of a great number of the most atrocious acts of terror of our times and I look forward to his being brought to trial for his crimes. Unlike the rather foolish antipodean would be foot soldier, so beloved of the left (and those who claim to be of the “center”) this man admits being a planner and instigator of such vile acts for which the many dead demand justice. The question is how do we apply justice to a man with so much innocent blood on his hands? A quick death at the end of a needle does not seem in any sense adequate…
It was however no surprise that SBS news trotted out a “terrorism expert” to suggest that Mohammed MUST have been pressured into his admissions; Shessh do people really buy that?
Download the PDF of his admissions here
Mohammed ‘confessed to 9/11, Pearl murder’
From correspondents in Washington
March 16, 2007
TOP al-Qaeda suspect Khalid Sheik Mohammed has confessed to plotting 31 terror attacks including September 11 and personally beheading US journalist Daniel Pearl, the Pentagon said overnight.
In a closed-door hearing before a panel of US military officers, the Pakistani national admitted to masterminding terror attacks and plots around the world, according to a partial transcript released by the Pentagon.
“I was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z,” Mohammed said in a statement, read by a US military officer at the hearing held at the US camp for “war on terror” suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Overnight, the Pentagon confirmed that Mohammed also said he had murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, whose videotaped beheading shocked the world in 2002.
“I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan,” Mohammed said in the statement read out at the hearing.
“For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head,” he said.
Mohammed’s admission to taking Pearl’s life was deleted from the transcript until the journalist’s family had been notified, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said.
A suspected senior deputy to Osama bin Laden, Mohammed claimed responsibility for an array of other terrorist attacks, including the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing and the 2002 bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, according to the transcript.
He also claimed to have devised attacks in Britain, Singapore and the Panama Canal, and had planned to kill the Pope and former US presidents.(source)
Also in the news was the sentencing of that former Australian resident Willie Brigitte to 9 years jail, what is with the French? Are they already so cowered by a significant Islamic minority that they cant take terrorists like this man seriously enough to give them a truly adequate sentence? Reports on the radio this morning suggest that he could be back on the streets in 2 1/2 years!!