So-called 9/11 ‘mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trained 9/11 hijackers to use short-bladed knives by killing sheep and camels,’ according to Justice Department. He will very likely be tortured more, with ‘4 co-conspirators’ in secret Guantanamo Cuba military kangaroo court

 

Photos show Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in 2003, left, and July 2009.

KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED IN 2003 ARREST [left]

and IN GUANTANAMO IN 2009 [AP Photos]

IS THIS MAN THE REAL ‘9/11 MASTERMIND’?

WHAT ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN?

 

U. S. President Barack Obama yielded to political opposition on Monday, agreeing to try the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks in a military tribunal at Guantanamo and not in a civilian court as he had promised.

  U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder blamed lawmakers for the policy reversal, saying their December decision to block funding for prosecuting the 9/11 suspects in a New York court “tied our hands” and forced the administration to resume military trials.

  His announcement was an embarrassing reversal of the administration’s decision in November 2009 to try September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four co-conspirators in a court near the World Trade Center where nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11.

  That decision had been welcomed by civil rights groups but strongly opposed by many lawmakers – especially Republicans – and New Yorkers.

  In moving the case back to the military system, the Justice Department unsealed a nine-count criminal indictment that detailed how Mohammed trained the 9/11 hijackers to use short-bladed knives by killing sheep and camels.

  The prison still holds 172 people, down from 245 when Obama took office in January 2009.

 

CCC reprint:

‘Guantanamo detainees will face military tribunal’

Victoria Times Colonist (Postmedia and Reuters)

timescolonist.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Page A9

 

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