US charges 9/11 mastermind

2012-04-04 19:42

Washington - The United States charged the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, along with four alleged plotters on Wednesday, vowing to seek the death penalty in a much-awaited military trial.

"The charges allege that the five men are responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of September 11 2001 in New York and Washington DC, as well as Shanksville, Pennsylvania, resulting in the killing of 2 976 people," the Defence Department said in a statement.

"The convening authority referred the case to a capital military commission, meaning that, if convicted, the five accused could be sentenced to death."

Khaled, along with Walid bin Attash of Saudi Arabia, Yemen's Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Pakistan's Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali - also known as Ammar al-Baluchi - and Mustafa al-Hawsawi of Saudi Arabia will appear in court for arraignment proceedings within 30 days.

The trial, which could be months away, will be held at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the US government has set up military commissions to try terror suspects.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-04-04 19:57

    It's Khalid.

  • Tony - 2012-04-04 20:01

    And I thought Osama Bin Laden ws the the yanks know who the target is?

      Fred - 2012-04-04 20:20

      "Self-proclaimed mastermind"

      thinga - 2012-04-04 20:46

      ...I thought the same hey!

      Fred - 2012-04-04 21:14

      You thought wrong too

      grant.hide - 2012-04-04 21:59

      Yes Bin Laden went into the towers and laid 4 tons of thermite on all the beams on each floor, to cut the steel like a professional Demolition man from the desert caves of Iraq.

      grant.hide - 2012-04-05 04:28

      Whats the point of Demolition Crews if buildings fall straight down? 74 stories, say what?

  • Graham - 2012-04-04 20:12

    They should charge the bush and Chaney!

      Fred - 2012-04-04 20:20

      Boring and dumb

      Dee - 2012-04-04 22:14

      I agree. Complete hocus pocus. Is there an election coming up or need for another war-economy-stimulus that another Bin Laden is needed so soon?

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:37

      Exactly why should Bush and Cheney be charged, "Graham Miller"?

  • PieterWolf Lombard - 2012-04-04 20:31

    If found guilty, don't waste tax money to keep them in jail for a couple of years , EXECUTE THE NEXT DAY.!!!!

  • danie.malan - 2012-04-04 20:35

    Another set-up by the Illuminati.....

      Fred - 2012-04-04 21:17

      Talk about being delusional

  • Ian - 2012-04-04 20:49

    fry there filthy murdering asses

  • Henry - 2012-04-04 21:26 So it was not Osama Bin LAden alias Tim Osman? Is it because he died befor 911??

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:36

  • Carel - 2012-04-04 21:43

    Inside job man, the CIA. Those extremists camel jockeys do not have the knowhow to plan an attack like that.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:30

      Another disconnected and delusional person

  • Ken - 2012-04-04 22:22

    Just shoot them, why worry about a court case for the scum!

  • elewies - 2012-04-04 22:33

    What??? I thought Osama Bin Laden confessed in a video that he was the mastermind? Wrong? Oh yeah sorry. Forgot that war is worth trillions of dollars to people in high positions. Easiest way government money was ever handed over to private corporations in known history.... To all of you calling the 'conspiracies' ludicrous, please check out and actually make an effort to read through the facts.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:31

      The pretend facts

  • Flynn - 2012-04-05 08:50

    I feels for the families of the 9/11 disaster BUT how many people did the Americans killed in the Middle East - you don't see those Middle East countries dedicating a day for thier disaster because its all year round that the Americans killed their people. Wherever there is oil, America wants to dictate to those countries - America will not take a chance with Iran these days because they have nuclear weapons that will destroy America in seconds

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:32

      How many people have the Americans killed in the Middle East?

  • Lenzi - 2012-04-05 09:47

    Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies. Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:33

      You have to provide a proper reference.

  • allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-04-05 10:25

    9/11 in headline and the conspirators come out with the 'facts' that they and their buddies have and that somehow eludes everyone else.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 13:35

      It's laughable isn't it. There are actually people who believe the US attacked itself.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-04-05 15:41

      Just think of the amount of people it would require (to plan & action in secret) ,need to keep quiet (military/air control/police/govt/fire fighters/pilots ect... thousands)and fool for it to be accomplished. Its rationally implausible.

  • Buti - 2012-04-05 15:01

    OOOOOKKKK now is NO MORE OBL is someone else. Please tell us about the gold(167 billion dollars) that was kept in the building and that was taken by the 10 wheel truck before 9/11.Why do the govt of America persecute the lives of innocent people by using the name of OBL and Al Qaeeda after eleven September? After the collapsed of trade centre we have seen an imminete attack in Iraq and Afghanistan.Please,why don't you tell the world the truth.But what we know truth will always remain true no matter what circumstances you can hide,it'll always prevail itself.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 16:53


  • Lenzi - 2012-04-05 16:09

    @ Fred. here is the original article link, its in Italian but google translate should help. Another mystery is the 911 pentagon. The day before 911 Donald Rumsfeld declared 2.3 TRILLION dollars was missing from the pentagon. Interestingly the part of the pentagon that was hit was the accounts department, the very place to look to solve the mystery! Now some say the Pentagon was hit not by a plane but by a missile. I have searched google from top to bottom looking for an image with the pentagon and some plane debris but still have not found one image! One would think the Pentagon would have cameras everywhere like any casino does or even more but there is also no video evidence of a plane hitting except for a blurry black thing!!! This can all be googled and looked for yourself, i challenge you to find me one image or video of plane debris or a plane hitting and i will be very grateful. PS here is a vid link of a former 911 commissioner on cnn with a slip of tongue remark that a missile hit the pentagon.

      Fred - 2012-04-05 17:03

      If you want anyone on an English-speaking blog to engage with you and pay any attention to your views, you have to provide an English reference. As to your YouTube references, they're just rubbish. They're made up. Why you demean yourself and your intelligence by believing such nonsense is anyone's guess. You're adding very little to humanity by believing this nonsense.

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