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9/11 Detainees ‘Terrorists To The Bone’

From Associated Press:

Sept. 11, 2001 attack co-defendants Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (2nd L) and Waleed Bin Attash (L) sit during a hearing at the U.S. Military Commissions court for war crimes, at the U.S. Naval Base, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 19, 2009.

9/11 defendants: ‘We are terrorists to the bone’


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks mock U.S. authorities and proclaim themselves "terrorists to the bone" in a war crimes court filing released Tuesday.

The five Guantanamo prisoners use the six-page document to try to justify the killing of nearly 3,000 people, portraying the attack as a response to U.S. actions in Israel, Iraq and elsewhere that is supported by their Muslim faith.

"We fight you over defending Muslims, their land, their holy sites, and their religion as a whole," they write in the document, which was submitted to the Guantanamo war crimes court and released by the Pentagon, in English, over the objections of attorneys for two of the men.

The five had previously said they wanted to plead guilty to the charges against them, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind, had expressed pride in the attacks. But this is their most detailed response yet.

All five were charged with murder and other crimes at the Guantanamo war crimes court, which was suspended by President Barack Obama in January while his administration considers new strategies for prosecuting terrorists.

The charges, which carry a potential death sentence, "are badges of honor, which we carry with pride," they write.

The charge of conspiracy is "laughable," they write, because the planning was intended to be secret.

"Your intelligence apparatus, with all its abilities … failed to discover our military attack plans before the blessed 11 September operation … Why then should you blame us, holding us accountable and putting us on trial?"

They criticize the U.S. for fighting "from behind roadblocks, trenches and warplanes" rather than face-to-face and describe Islam as "a religion of fear" for Jews, Christians and pagans.

"We are terrorists to the bone. So, many thanks to God," they write

Sure, they can mock the US and have altogether a grand old time.

What do they have to worry about now?

It’s only a question of time before Mr. Obama finds a way to set them free.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “9/11 Detainees ‘Terrorists To The Bone’”

  1. caligirl9 says:

    Set them free? Hell, TCO will give them a job in the U.S. government somewhere!
    (I wanted to say a Cabinet position, but obviously there are citizenship issues.)

  2. Right of the People says:

    I’d like to set them free from 40,000 feet from the back of a C-17 and give them a pigskin parachute with the pig still in it so they don’t get to go to heaven and their 72 little boy virgins. I think I’d better go take my meds now.


  3. russ51 says:

    Is there any reason why these bastards shouldn’t be fed to feral hogs?

  4. russ51 says:

    Is there any reason why these bastards shouldn’t be fed while they are still alive to feral hogs?

  5. canary says:

    Obombo Obama unhandcuff them, serve them a meal at the White House.

    Seriously Obombo Obama should chop their heads off, and
    study their stem cells instead of tiny innocent babies.

  6. TwilightZoned says:

    “They criticize the U.S. for fighting “from behind roadblocks, trenches and warplanes” rather than face-to-face…”

    So forcing women to secure bombs under their burkas and strapping bombs on people with Down Syndrome is the standard of brave face-to-face fighting.
    P U L E E Z E!

  7. pinandpuller says:

    Patriotism is only skin-deep but terrorism goes right to the bone.

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