This guy could not 'mastermind' himself out of a shallow hole.
I feel sorry for the 9/11 victims relatives who still believe in the official story and this sham trial. Losing a loved one is the worst of pain but the pain of deception just adds insult to injury.
So Khalid and the other defendants want to be 'martyrs'? I wonder how much the torture and mental manipulations have affected these pasties. Maybe they know they will never be set free and want to be seen as a righteous jihadist. Maybe none of what is being reported about this is even true. Maybe the real Khalid is not even in Guantanamo and may have worked for the CIA?
We most likely will never see trials of the real enemies of America that did 9/11; the bush administration higher ups, CIA and Mossad operatives, pentagon criminals, etc.
We do have some feelings of consolation knowing that dead bin-Laden, al qaeda, and the dupes at Guantanamo were not involved.
Just how stupid does the government and media think we are? (rhetorical question)
Guantanamo detainees ask to give 9/11 confessions
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants accused over September 11 attacks make request at pre-trial hearing
Five defendants accused of involvement in the 9/11 attacks on the US today asked a judge for a session to announce confessions.
The men, who include the alleged mastermind of the attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, were appearing at a pre-trial hearing at Guantánamo Bay.
The military judge, Colonel Stephen Henley, read aloud a letter in which the five defendants said they "request an immediate hearing session to announce our confessions".
The letter implies they want to plead guilty but does not make clear whether they will admit to any specific charges. It says the men, who are representing themselves, wish to drop all previous defence motions.
According to courtroom reports, the letter appears intended to short-circuit the tribunal process and expedite punishment for the five detainees. Earlier this year, Mohammed said he would welcome being "martyred" by the death penalty.
Mohammed told Henley today that he had no faith in him, his Pentagon-appointed lawyers or the US president, George Bush.
"I don't trust you," he told the judge in English. Henley was assigned to the case after the previous judge resigned for undisclosed reasons last month.
Mohammed and the others face death sentences if convicted of involvement in the suicide plane attacks of September 11 2001 that killed almost 3,000 people.
The co-defendants are Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi, Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali - also known as Amar al-Balochi - and Ali's uncle Walid Bin Attash. Al-Hawsawi is Saudi while the rest of the defendants are Yemeni.
The men are charged with committing terrorism and conspiring with al-Qaida to murder civilians in the attacks. They also face 2,973 counts of murder, one for each person killed.
Mohammed admitted last year to plotting "from A to Z" the hijacking of four passenger planes that crashed into the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, according to US military transcripts.
He has since disavowed that confession, claiming translators "put many words in my mouth" and accusing his captors of torture. The CIA has acknowledged that he was interrogated using the simulated drowning technique of waterboarding.
Henley ruled that three of the five detainees would be able to revoke all legal motions pending on their behalf, but postponed a decision on the fate of the remaining two men, whose mental competency to stand trail remains at issue.
Nine relatives of 9/11 victims were flown to Guantánamo for the hearing. Maureen Santora, whose firefighter son Christopher was killed at the World Trade Centre, said she wanted to lock eyes with those accused of killing her son.
Relatives of about 30 more victims, mainly firefighters, gave Santora memorial cards that she planned to bring into court "to know their spirit is with us". source
'Masterminds' from a cave must have really done some planning to get WTC7 to free fall into its own footprint. And they didn't even have to hit it with a plane.
Saudis and CIA back Khalid Sheikh Mohammad's Jundullah in Pakistan and Iran?
Dec. 8, 2008
Once, he rented a helicopter and flew it over her office, then called her on his mobile phone and told her to look up and wave. Other members of the terror cell Mohammed led had local girlfriends as well. (Dancing girls and romance on road to terrorist attacks - smh.com.au)