“Mukhtar”, The Shadows That Belong To Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
The mystery of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) starts in the Baluchistan Province, which has a deep, rich history that goes back centuries. Some records have him born in Baluchistan, Pakistan in 1964, other records have him born in Kuwait in 1965. His father, Sheikh Mohammed Ali Doustin Baluchi, was a Deobandi preacher while his mother, Halema Mohammed, reserved, and mainly kept to herself. The family moved to Kuwait, where Mohammed would grow up with his nephew Abdul Basit Karim also known as, Ramzi Yousef. During 1982, KSM, had listened to a speech given by a notable Sunni preacher, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf. He gave an impassioned plea about how the Muslim Ummah should join the jihad against the invading Soviet Army in Afghanistan,
After completing High School in 1983, KSM would travel to the United States and enroll in North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, successfully completing his courses and received (BS) in science in 1986. During his time there, KSM , along with other Muslim she congregated with, suffered almost weekly humiliations and slanders regarding their faith by white American students. Sometimes while at evening prayers, KSM and other Arab students shoes would be thrown into a nearby lake, furthering the simmering anger within the young Mohammed. David Klett, professor of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina A & T, would go on to state to an interview conducted by CNN that he may have given KSM the skills to carry out the 9/11 attacks. Klett would go on to say:
“We cover … the fundamentals of jet engines and propulsion and chemical reactions, combustion reaction … and those things would have been necessary for them to at least consider when they planned the World Trade Center attack with the airplanes.”
It was here that Mohammed would have a growing animosity towards the United States. His treatment there, gave him a fulfilling promise of revenge. He saw Americans as a “detached” and “racist” country which also has a detrimental view regarding Muslims as a whole, along with being the primary military and political backer of Israel.
By 1987 KSM would travel back to Peshawar, Pakistan. There he would meet up with his brother Zahid al-Sheikh. Zahid would take KSM to meet the man he first heard back in 1982, Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, head of the Islamic Union Party in Afghanistan. Sayyaf had plans to incorporate KSM’s talents into personal detailed work for the Islamic Union Party, an organization created by Sayyaf to incorporate Muslims and Afghan into a singular entity against Islamist opposition. He became Sayyaf’s secretary in charge of recruiting Afghan and Muslim jihadists to fight in the Soviet War, and was rather useful in this area of recruitment. While in Afghanistan KSM would meet some of the most notable warlords and Islamic figures in the front lines, Osama Bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abdullah Azzam.
Meanwhile Zahid al-Sheikh would be employed as head of the Pakistani branch of one of the biggest charities in Pakistan Mercy International. A book later published by Simon Reeve (The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama Bin laden & the Future of Terrorism) would allege that this charity based organization had ties with the CIA and was used to funnel money to Islamic militants during the Soviet War. It is not known when Zahid got involved with the charity, but he is heading its Pakistani branch by 1988, when his nephew Ramzi Yousef first goes to Afghanistan. According to Reeve, in the spring of 1993, US investigators raid Zahid’s house while searching for Yousef. Documents and pictures are found suggesting close links and even a friendship between Zahid and Osama bin Laden.
Photos and other evidence also show links between Zahid, KSM, and government officials close to Nawaf Sharif, who is prime minister of Pakistan twice in the 1990s. The investigators also discover that Zahid was seen talking to Pakistani President Farooq Ahmad Khan Leghari during a Mercy International ceremony in February 1993. Investigators learn Yousef had made a phone call to the Mercy office, and there is an entry in Yousef’s seized telephone directory for a Zahid Shaikh Mohammed. Pakistani investigators raid the Mercy office, but Zahid has already fled.
Muhammad is seen as a valuable asset to Al Qaeda. By June 1991, Osama Bin Laden dispatches KSM to the Philippines, here he helps trains members from the Salafist militant group Abu Sayyaf & Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in bomb making and assassinations. He works with Bin Laden’s brother-in-law Mohammed Jamal Khalifa to establish an operational base there and also in Malaysia. Presumably he also works with his nephew Ramzi Yousef, who trains Abu Sayyaf militants the same year. After proving himself an outstanding organizer, KSM was given substantial operational authority and autonomy by bin Laden.” However, KSM’s work with the Abu Sayyaf and MILF is soon discovered and he “has been on the run since 1991.” KSM will return with Yousef to the Philippines in 1994. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed enters the conflict and fund-raises in Bosnia.
The 9/11 Commission will later state, “In 1992, KSM spent some time fighting alongside the Mujahideen in Bosnia and supporting that effort with financial donations.” KSM mostly lives in Qatar for the next three years but in 1995 he is back fighting in Bosnia as the violence escalates that year. Abdallah bin Khalid al-Thani, Qatar’s Minister of Religious Affairs, underwrites the costs of the trip. This second trip to Bosnia means that KSM fights there at the same time as 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, though it is not known if they meet.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his nephew Ramzi Yousef have high-level protection in Pakistan around 1993, which causes many investigators later to question how. This is according to Rehman Malik, who is head of Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) at the time. In July 1993, KSM and Yousef are unsuccessful in an attempt to assassinate Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Malik will later say, “It seemed to us (in the FIA) that the entire family were involved in this business [of terrorism]. Ramzi and Khalid were both out to make a name for themselves. They had close connections with the Jihadi, but it was unclear who they were working for. They were both extremely dangerous men, and to us in the FIA, it always appeared that they had protection at a higher level. When we raided Ramzi’s house in Quetta, he had been warned. Likewise with Zahid (Shaikh Mohammed, KSM’s brother) in Peshawar.”
Also around this time, US investigators find KSM and his brother Zahid are linked to the ISI. They even find photographs of them with high-ranking Pakistani political leaders. Pictures of Osama bin Laden are also found. U.S agents are unable to catch Yousef because Pakistani agents tip him off prior to the U.S raids. Yousef is able to live a semi-public life (for instance, he attends weddings), despite worldwide publicity naming him as a major terrorist. The Financial Times will later note that Yousef, KSM, and their allies “must have felt confident that their ties to senior Pakistani Islamists, whose power had been cemented within the country’s intelligence service (the Pakistan ISI), would prove invaluable.”
Meanwhile the FBI connects KSM to the 1993 WTC Bombing as they find financial transactions to suspects involved in the operation. According to an internal report from the FBI, KSM had wired $660 dollars to Mohammad Salameh. This is apparently the first time KSM has come to the attention of US law enforcement. Transaction records show the money was sent from “Khaled Shaykh” in Doha, Qatar, which is where KSM is living openly and without an alias at the time. KSM also frequently talked to his nephew Ramzi Yousef on the phone about the bombing and sent him a passport to escape the country, but apparently these details are not discovered until much later. By late 1994 KSM would live in the Philippines, here he would work on an important operation, meant to cause massive destruction never before seen in terrorist circles. The Plan was called Operation Bojinka, or Oplan Bojinka as the name was derived from Yousef’s visit to Chechnya. Police later say he lives a very expensive and non-religious lifestyle.
He goes to karaoke bars and go-go clubs, dates go-go dancers, stays in four-star hotels, and takes scuba diving lessons. Once he rents a helicopter just to fly it past the window of a girlfriend’s office in an attempt to impress her. This appears to be a pattern; for instance, he has a big drinking party in 1998. One of the participants in Bojinka is a Pakistani businessman, Tariq Javed Rana, with alleged ties to the ISI and the drug trade. Tariq Javed Rana is said to use counterfeit U.S currency to help fund the Bojinka plot. The plot was a large-scale, three-phase attack, KSM and Ramzi Yousef would both outline the plan consisting of the following:
The assassination of Pope John Paul II (while in Philippines)
The assassination of U.S. President Bill Clinton
Blow up 11 airliners in flight from Asia to the United States with the goal of killing approximately 4,000 passengers and shutting down air travel around the world, and….
Crashing a plane into the headquarters of the CIA in Fairfax County, Virginia by hijacking it, and purposely crashing it into the building
The plot would not come to fruition due in part of a simple error, while Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad were making an explosives device to be used to kill Pope John Paul II, chemicals were mixed with water in the sink. Creating a large plume of black, acrid smoke to compromise their room and flood out the window. The fire department and PNP (Philippines National Police) would arrive, however while fleeing the room, both had forgotten to take Ramzi Yousef’s laptop containing the plan itself. Yousef tells Murad to retrieve the laptop. Only to be immediately captured and arrested. The laptop was seized and later decided by the FBI, showing them the contents of what was inside. But by then KSM was already in the Sudan, and Ramzi Yousef escapes to Afghanistan. As the Bojinka plot is foiled, a document found on Ramzi Yousef’s computer spells out the Bojinka plotters’ broad objectives. “All people who support the U.S government are our targets in our future plans and that is because all those people are responsible for their government’s actions and they support the US foreign policy and are satisfied with it.… We will hit all U.S nuclear targets. If the U.S government keeps supporting Israel, then we will continue to carry out operations inside and outside the United States to include…”
At this point, the document comes to a halt in mid-sentence. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, much more than Ramzi Yousef, is the mastermind of the Bojinka plot. He will continue to work on the plot until it eventually morphs into the 9/11 attack. Abdul Hakim Murad, confesses the importance of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed in a number of plots. Over the next few months, Murad will give up more information about KSM in further interrogation, for instance revealing that KSM has been in the US and is planning to come back to the US for flight training. Lead Philippines investigator, Rodolfo Mendoza, would also write in the report, that Mohammed had travelled to Israel and the United States while the planning stages of Bojinka began.
Yet despite all these revelations, US intelligence will remain curiously uninterested in KSM despite knowing that he is also Yousef’s uncle. Murad reveals a plan to hijack commercial airliners at some point after the effect of Bojinka dies down. Murad himself had been training in the US for this plot. He names the ten or so buildings that would be targeted for attack:
*An unidentified nuclear power plant.
*The Transamerica Tower in San Francisco.
*The Sears Tower in Chicago.
*The World Trade Center.
*John Hancock Tower in Boston.
*The White House
On February 7, 1995 Ramzi Yousef is arrested in Pakistan by the U.S Diplomatic Security Services and the Pakistan ISI in a hotel room. The FBI successfully arranges for a photograph to be taken of KSM. He is positively identified from the photo in December 1995. This results in his indictment in January 1996 for his role in the 1993 WTC bombing. During this KSM has been living in Sudan, alongside Osama Bin Laden. He also travels to Qatar as well. Qatar confirms that KSM is there and is making explosives, but they delay handing him over. After waiting several months, a high-level meeting takes place in Washington to consider a commando raid to seize him. However, the raid is deemed too risky, and another letter is sent to the Qatari government instead. One person at the meeting later states, “If we had gone in and nabbed this guy, or just cut his head off, the Qatari government would not have complained a bit. Everyone around the table for their own reasons refused to go after someone who fundamentally threatened American interests”.
After fleeing Qatar, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) travels the world and plans many al-Qaeda operations. The CIA apparently ignores a warning from a recently retired CIA agent that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed (KSM) is heading al-Qaeda’s terrorist operations. Robert Baer left the CIA in late 1997 and began private consulting in the Middle East. Baer soon meets Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad al Thani, who was Qatar’s minister of the economy and chief of police until he was deposed and exiled the year before. Al Thani tells Baer that KSM is now bin Laden’s chief of terrorist operations, and gives Baer other details about KSM, including how some Qatari royals helped KSM escape Qatar the year before after the CIA tracked him there. In early 1998, Baer passes all this information on to a friend still in the CIA, who then passes it on to the CIA’s Counter-terrorist Center. But the friend writes back a week later, saying the CIA showed no interest.
By this point, KSM would possess many synonyms (over 50):
Ashraf Refaat Nabith Henin
Khalid Adbul Wadood
Abdullah al-Fak’asi al-Ghamdior
Fahd Bin Adballah Bin Khalid
According to information which was forcibly coerced from KSM by U.S Intelligence officials (CIA) years later, KSM would visit Bin Laden, along with Mohammed Atef in Tora Bora, Afghanistan. There KSM would relate to Bin Laden about a plan to target American cities without the use of bombs on planes. This time the plane would be the weapon itself, by hijacking it and crashing it into any U.S designation. The plan had come from the foiled plot from years prior, Bojinka. KSM outlined to Bin Laden the hijacking of ten planes, with KSM on the tenth plane where he would kill all the men, and leave the women and children alive only to have that plane land, while the other 9 planes were to crash into designated U.S targets all around the country, where he would then give a media interview describing why the operation had taken place. According to KSM, Bin Laden had thought the operation was a bit too much. The plan was to narrow it down to four flights. Afterwards, Bin Laden asked KSM to join Al Qaeda, for which he refused at first, but took up his offer of having his family move to Kandahar, where he could keep a close check on him.
By the autumn months of 1998, Bin Laden had approved of KSM’s operation and gave him his full blessing to conduct it. Bin Laden only wished to select the pilots. The US announces a $2 million reward for KSM’s capture in 1998 and wanted posters with his picture are distributed.
Later in 1998, it is revealed KSM visits the United States, presumably to take flying lessons in order to hijack planes and use them as missiles to crash them into high valued targets. KSM would possess a current valid U.S. Visa. In 1999 KSM meets with Al Qaeda operatives Ramzi Bin al-Shibh and Mohammad Atta, and devise a plan to attack the United States using planes as weapons while in Hamburg, Germany. A group of al-Qaeda operatives receives advanced training at the Mes Aynak camp in Afghanistan. The large group includes 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, al-Qaeda commander Khallad bin Attash, would-be 9/11 hijacker Abu Bara al-Taizi (a.k.a. Zohair Mohammed Said), USS Cole bomber Ibrahim al-Thawar (a.k.a. Nibras), an operative who leads a series of suicide bombings in Riyadh in 2003, and another who is involved against the 2002 attack against a ship called the Limburg.
According to statements by detainees, the course focuses on physical fitness, firearms, close quarters combat, shooting from a motorcycle, and night operations. Osama bin Laden and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed apparently visit the camp during the course. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed gives a course lasting one or two weeks for three operatives scheduled to take part in the 9/11 operation. Nawaf al-Hazmi, Khallad bin Attash, and Abu Bara al-Taizi (a.k.a. Zohair Mohammed Said) learn how to say basic English words and phrases, read plane timetables and phone books, use the Internet, make travel reservations, rent an apartment, and use code words.
In addition, they play flight simulator games, watch hijacking-themed films, and investigate visas for Southeast Asian countries. KSM also tells them what to watch for when casing a flight, for example whether flight attendants bring food into the cockpit. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed spends a week with 9/11 hijackers Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi in the condominium where the January 2000 al-Qaeda summit is held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The meeting would be seen from a distance by the CIA but had no one close to witness what was said inside the meeting. Also present would be:
Riduan Isamuddin (Hambali) of Jemaah Islamiyah
Yazid Sufaat, owns the condominium where the summit is held
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
Ramzi bin al-Shibh
Tawfiq bin Attash (Khallad)
Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Al Qaeda commander in Malaysia
Abu Bara al-Taizi, Al Qaeda operative from Yemen
Fahad Al-Quso, Al Qaeda operative suspected of being involved with USS Cole bombing in 2000.
The meeting lasts from January 5th 2000 to January 8th. It is here many from the Intelligence Community would state, that the bombing of the USS Cole, and the 9/11 operation was beginning in their initial stages. According to an unnamed senior CIA official, before the summit started, the CIA learned that “11 young guys” were going to attend, and “young guys” is slang for operatives traveling. Photographs if “Khallad”, Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi were obtained by CIA operatives on the ground monitoring the meeting. Louis Freeh, FBI Director, is briefed about the ongoing al-Qaeda summit in Malaysia, and is also told that the CIA is in charge of the monitoring of the meeting. Freeh is promised that if CIA operatives obtain any information about any of the subjects there, he would be informed. However the CIA withholds information regarding the photographs of those attendees described above. According to James Bamford’s book “Pretext for War”:
“The CIA purposely hid, al-Mihdhar, from the FBI, purposely refused to tell the bureau.… The thing was, they didn’t want John O’Neill and the FBI running over their case. And that’s why September 11 happened.… They have blood on their hands.”
In 2000, KSM and six other Al Qaeda operatives are put on a Domestic “no fly” listing. All six are said to be associates of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef, including his uncle, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. On the day of 9/11, two of the 9/11 hijackers will be on the 60,000-name TIPOFF list but not the 12-name domestic list, so airport security does not know to stop them from boarding the planes they hijack that day. According to a post-9/11 confession obtained from 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, al-Qaeda operative Khallad bin Attash persuades hijacker Khalid al-Mihdhar to return to Afghanistan to meet with KSM. At the meeting, al-Mihdhar complains about life in the U.S but says he is confident he will be able to obtain another visa, as he left the U.S before his first one expired. He also tells Mohammed about the problems he and Nawaf al-Hazmi have had enrolling in language schools and says they believe they were monitored when they flew from Bangkok to the US in January 2000. Supposedly, KSM is angry that al-Mihdhar left the US without permission and wishes to exclude al-Mihdhar from the mission, but bin Laden himself intervenes and keeps al-Mihdhar involved. The operation was to continue, without fail.
On the morning of September 11th 2001….4 U.S. airliners American Airlines Flight 11, American Airlines Flight 77, United Airlines Flight 175 and United Airlines Flight 93, are suspected to be hijacked by 19 Al Qaeda operatives. With American Airlines Flight 11 into the WTC North Tower, Flight 175 into the WTC South Tower, Flight 77 into the Pentagon while Flight 93 crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The operation was deemed a success, but the main suspected players would have to relocate and keep hidden from view of the United States who would immediately exact revenge. The global legacy media blames Osama Bin Laden within the hour of the attacks.
With the capture of a suspected Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah on March 28 2002, FBI agent Ali Soufan would fly to Pakistan where Zubaydah was receiving medical treatment for a gunshot wound he suffered by Pakistan ISI and CIA operatives in a battle before his capture. Soufan immediately obtains the trust of the noncommittal Zubaydah by telling him a nickname his mother gave him when he was young. “Hani”. Zubaydah and Soufan begin conversing with Soufan getting information which was invaluable, but FBI headquarters would pull Soufan out and the CIA SERE team, led by psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessens, who would implement “enhanced interrogation techniques” on high value detainees, which would provide no useful information according to the Senate Select Committee. Soufan would return on some days, in one such meeting Soufan showed Zubaydah photographs of many pictures showing 9/11 suspects and other high ranking Al Qaeda subjects. One such photograph Soufan showed was KSM, Zubaydah paused…
“Mukhtar….. How did you know Mukhtar was the mastermind of September 11th?”
Soufan was surprised, hardly anyone in the Intelligence Community knew of this “Mukhtar”, but here was a high ranking Al Qaeda operative in Zubaydah giving personal testimony to the man in the photograph for the first time. Soufan left in a hurry and relayed the information back to headquarters. The word was out, the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should be given “top priority”.
KSM flees to Pakistan along with Ramzi Bin al-Shibh. By 2002 both KSM and al-Shibh would give personal accounts to Al Jazeera journalist Yosri Fouda detailing the planning for 9/11. According to Fouda, KSM wished for 10 planes to be hijacked. The reason for the attacks were simple, that the United States were to stop rendering financial and political backing to Israel. Fouda also obtains audio from al-Shibh, although it has not been made public. Video was also obtained by Fouda, but according to him KSM had kept the video so they could blur out the faces, this video was not returned back. Whether this video exists or not, time will tell.
Shortly after giving the interview, Pakistan ISI and FBI arrest Ramzi Bin al-Shibh in a safe-house in Karachi. Then on March 1, 2003 Pakistan ISI along with the CIA finally capture the elusive mastermind KSM. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will publish a memoir in which he claims that KSM was arrested on February 29, 2003 (instead of the widely cited March 1, 2003), and held by Pakistani forces for three days, “during which time we interrogated him fully. Once we were done with him and had all the information we wanted, we handed him over to the United States government.”
Many different accounts will vary over the months about KSM’s capture. U.S investigators will allegedly find out that he had recently met with Osama Bin Laden. Later in 2003, authors Nick Fielding and Yosri Fouda will claim that not long after KSM is transferred from Pakistani to U.S custody, he confesses that he had met with Bin Laden within the past two months. Bin Laden is said to be in good health. KSM met him in the Pakistani province of Baluchistan after a journey involving a complicated network of phone calls and couriers.
KSM also states that Bin Laden has been concentrating his forces in South Waziristan, in Pakistan’s tribal region, and that Bin Laden has formed an alliance with Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. Fielding and Fouda will note that this story seems confirmed by the fact that within days of KSM’s arrest, residents in the town of Chaman in Baluchistan said that U.S aircraft dropped millions of leaflets mentioning the $25 million reward for bin Laden’s arrest. KSM also allegedly claims to know that al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri recently returned to Quetta, Pakistan, after spending time in the Middle East. Also within days of KSM’s arrest, millions of leaflets about al-Zawahiri and his reward are dropped in that region.
KSM would be regularly tortured by the CIA at two different “Black Sites”, in undisclosed locations, one such location was called Cobalt located in Afghanistan. During one torture session, high ranking CIA official Alfreda Anne Bikowski, wished to watch in person one such session. In 2003 he was transferred to Poland where the CIA had an interrogation center (black site) where he would be waterboarded, an astounding, 183 times. According to an internal CIA document, Jane Harman and Porter Goss of the House Intelligence Committee, were briefed on the status of KSM from CIA Deputy Director, James Pavatt. The document states that….
“… the CIA was seeking renewed policy approval from the NSC Principals to continue using the enhanced interrogation techniques.”
And that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed suffered dozens upon dozens of water-boarding sessions from masked CIA operatives:
“The water was poured 183 times — there were 183 pours,” the officials explained, adding that “each pour was a matter of seconds.
KSM would then be transferred from the Colbalt facility to unknown site in Jordan, however Jordan and U.S officials have denied the accusations that he was transferred to Jordan.
By September 2006, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, is finally transferred to Guantanamo Bay where is being currently held awaiting trail for his numerous crimes for which he admitted to under the excessive torture sessions. Mukhtar, whom was tortured at such incredible lengths, rendering him mentally and physically damaged, would admit to 32 terrorist plots, an absurd amount of operations, they included:
(From military tribunal transcript)
- I was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center operation.
- 1 was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z.
- I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head.
- 1 was responsible for the shoe bomber operation to down two American airplanes.
- I was responsible for the Filka Island operation in Kuwait that killed two American soldiers.
- I was responsible for the bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, which was frequented by British and Australian nationals.
- I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing the new (or second) wave attacks against the following skyscrapers after 9/11:
- Library Tower, California.
- Sears Tower, Chicago,
- Plaza Bank, Washington state.
- The Empire State Building, New York City.
- I was responsible for planning to destroy the Sears Tower by burning a few fuel or oil tanker trucks beneath it or around it.
- I was responsible for planning, financing and follow-up of operations to destroy American military vessels and oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz, the Straits of Gibralter and the Port of Singapore.
- I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing for the operation to bomb and destroy the Panama Canal.
- I was responsible for surveying and financing for the assassination of several former American presidents, including President Carter.
- I was responsible for surveying, planning, and financing for the bombing of suspension bridges in New York.
- I was responsible for planning to destroy the Sears Tower by burning a few fuel or oil tanker trucks beneath it or around it.
- I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the operation to destroy Heathrow airport, the Canary Wharf Building, and Big Ben on British soil.
- I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction of many nightclubs frequented by American and British citizens on Thailand soil.
- I was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the New York Stock Exchange and other financial targets after 9/I 1.
- I was responsible for planning, financing, and surveying for the destruction of buildings in the Israeli city of Elat by using airplanes leaving from Saudi Arabia.
- I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction of American embassies in Indonesia, Australia, and Japan.
- I was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the Israeli Embassy in India, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, and Australia.
- I was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of an Israeli El Al Airlines flight on Thailand soil departing from Bangkok airport.
- I was responsible for sending several mujahedeen into Israel to conduct surveillance to hit several strategic targets deep in Israel,
- I was responsible for the bombing of the hotel in Mombasa [Kenya] that is frequented by Jewish travelers via EI Al Airlines.
- I was responsible for launching a Russian-made SA-7 surface-to-air missile on EI Al or other Jewish airliner departing from Mombasa.
- I was responsible for planning and surveying to hit American targets in South Korea, such as American military bases and a few nightclubs frequented by American soldiers.
- I was responsible for financial, excuse me, I was responsible for providing financial support to hit American, Jewish, and British targets in Turkey.
- I was responsible for surveillance needed to hit nuclear power plants that generate electricity in several U.S. states.
- I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing to hit NATO headquarters in Europe.
- I was responsible for the planning and surveying needed to execute the Bojinka operation, which was designed to down twelve American airplanes full of passengers. I personally monitored a round-trip, Manila-to-Seoul, Pan Am flight
- I was responsible for the assassination attempt against President Clinton during his visit to the Philippines in 1994 or 1995.
- I was responsible for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the second while he was visiting the Philippines.
- DETAINEE: I was not responsible, but share.
- PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: I shared responsibility. I will restate number 29.
- I shared responsibility for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the second while he was visiting the Philippines.
- I was responsible for the training and financing for the assassination of Pakistan’s President Musharraf.
- I was responsible for the attempt to destroy an American oil company owned by the Jewish former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, on the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The trial for the Guantanamo Bay detainees involved in the September 11th 2001 attacks starts in 2021. Air Force Col. W. Shane Cohen, Deputy Chief Circuit Military Judge for the trial, set the start date in an order setting motion and evidentiary deadlines which has been beset with numerous litigation's. The five men who are to be charged for the attacks in the trial are:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
Ramzi bin al-Shibh
Tawfiq bin Attash (Khallad)
Mukhtar, would not allow the courts to get away with having the last say however. On one such occasion he would openly mock the trial itself and complain that the United States has feigned “outrage” using the 9/11 attacks to justify their own “war crimes” against the Arab world. During a 2012 court hearing Mohammed would make clear his statements regarding America’s hypocrisy.
“You have to keep in mind that the government is using the definition of national security as it chooses. Everyone uses this expression as he chooses. When the government feels sad for the killing of 3,000 people who were killed on September 11, we also should feel sorry that the American government who is represented by General Martins and others who have killed thousands of people. Millions. This definition is a resilient definition. Every dictator can put on this definition as the shoes that he uses to step on every person in this world, every law and every constitution. Many can kill people under the name of national security, and to torture people under the name of national security, and detain their children under the name of national security. I don’t want to be long but I can say that the president can take someone and throw him in the sea in the name of national security. And so well he can also legislate the killings, assassinations, under the name of national security, for American citizens. My only advice to you that you do not get affected by the crocodile tears. Because your blood is not made of gold and ours made of water. We are all human beings. Thank you.”