Thursday, March 15, 2007

Reaction Among The Blogs Regarding KSM Confession

Our buddy Allahpundit noticed an additional item in the confession:

He offered a chilling confession to “managing and following up on the Cell for the Production of Biological Weapons, such as anthrax and others, and following up on Dirty Bomb Operations on American soil.”…


Anthrax, you say? In fairness, he does not say he orchestrated the anthrax attacks.

Power Line notes that KSM was treated rather deferentially by the tribunal:

Beyond that, what is most striking about the hearing is the elaborate courtesy and respect with which Khalid is treated by the presiding officer. It is somewhat galling to see this sadistic mass murderer chatting amiably with the President of the tribunal, complaining that his name is misspelled in one of the pleadings, and comparing himself to George Washington. I can only wonder what those who howl endlessly about America's allegedly barbaric treatment of terrorist detainees would make of it. Khalid obviously saw no reason to fear for his own well-being.


The liberal blogs are focused like a laser on the torture issue. Democrat Tayler Marsh:

Not to worry, either. Because after living through waterboarding... elcectro shock...some more waterboarding... being hung by his thumbs and other delicate ahem extremities, there's no way he could be lying. Right? He wouldn't just be telling us what we want to hear, right?


The Mahablog:

Given the nature of the, um, inducements to the confessions, we have no way to know how much is true and how much is I’ll tell you anything you want to hear. All we know for certain is that the Bush Administration is, once again, waving the bloody shirt of 9/11 to distract us from its political problems.

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24 Comments:

At 15 March, 2007 11:37, Blogger Tom said...

Check the interview with Yosri Fouda.

Met with KSM and Ramzi Binalshibh in the months after 9/11 and before their capture.

And they admitted to 9/11 there.

Remind me again how KSM's admission is to do with his torture?

Also, he claims he was tortured after his capture in 2003.

Now, my maths is a bit sketchy since I haven't studied it in a few years, but we're in 2007 now.

 
At 15 March, 2007 11:44, Blogger Swing Dangler said...

http://www.cnn.com/
interactive/us/0205/
intelligence.timeline/
frameset.exclude.html

Failure to imagine debunked again...

 
At 15 March, 2007 11:52, Blogger tempestuous said...

OK, the hairy-backed guy in the T-shirt did it. Yup.

 
At 15 March, 2007 12:27, Blogger 911coverup said...

75 percent.

I guess americans aren't as dumb as I thought...no offense, guys.

 
At 15 March, 2007 12:47, Blogger Tom said...

Because online polls are the pinnacle of accurate public opinion.

The question also says "Do you believe all of the claims allegedly made by accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?"

Does that mean that 75% of the people that voted don't believe what he said about 9/11?

Of course not, he made a lot of claims.

The 9/11 admission was made before his capture and apparent torture in 2003.

So honing in on the alleged torture to dispel what he says about 9/11 ain't gonna work.

Unless...Al Jazeera are part of the plot too?

 
At 15 March, 2007 13:04, Blogger Der Bruno Stroszek said...

Well, it's a golden night for the Deniers. 911coverup throws out a meaningless online poll that seems to show faith in a cover-up has diminished somewhat since the 84% glory days, Tempestuous seems to be fixated on KSM's back hair (makes a change from being fixated on atheists, I suppose) and Swing, being Swing, changes the subject. Another fruitful night's work!

 
At 15 March, 2007 14:00, Blogger shawn said...

Because after living through waterboarding

Waterboarding doesn't hurt you.

 
At 15 March, 2007 14:04, Blogger texasjack said...

Yes, online polls have an accuracy of about plus or minus 50%.

 
At 15 March, 2007 14:32, Blogger Stevew said...

Waterboarding was invented by the Seals as part of their training and is used by most SO soldiers in training. Revovery time is about 15 seconds

 
At 15 March, 2007 14:39, Blogger James said...

That opinion poll doesn't reflect my opinion. I didn't vote. Therefore, it is not accurate.

 
At 15 March, 2007 16:34, Blogger tempestuous said...

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At 15 March, 2007 16:47, Blogger Sword of Truth said...

Hey Temp, did you see this part?

"This QuickVote is not scientific and reflects the opinions of only those Internet users who have chosen to participate. The results cannot be assumed to represent the opinions of Internet users in general, nor the public as a whole."

 
At 15 March, 2007 18:03, Blogger shawn said...

I though that Zarkaoui scum killed the perl guy, now do we believe the hairy-backed guy, KSM

Zarqawi killed Nick Berg. Wow, surprise, surprise, a Truther can't keep terrorists straight.

 
At 16 March, 2007 02:00, Blogger Thomas said...

the hairy-backed guy

A guy with a moustache once killed 6 million Jews.

What the fuck is your obsession with hair all about and what has it got to do with who did what?

 
At 16 March, 2007 02:16, Blogger Sword of Truth said...

Nick Berg and Daniel pearl beheaded and they refuse to believe it.

Are there any murders of jews that these guys will believe happened? Or do they really believe that no one anywhere has ever killed a jew?

 
At 16 March, 2007 06:01, Blogger tempestuous said...

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At 16 March, 2007 08:06, Blogger tempestuous said...

"Officials: Mohammed Exaggerated Claims"
By KATHERINE SHRADER Associated Press Writer
Mar 15th - 10:19pm
http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=116&sid=1089278
No kidding, atheists; 101st Fighting Keyboardist Propagansists!

Excerpt:
WASHINGTON (AP) - "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's claims that he was responsible for dozens of successful, foiled and imagined attacks in the past 15 years relies on a loose definition of the word "responsible." Officials say the 9/11 mastermind was key to some plots but a bit player in others."

"While there apparently is truth in much of the statement, several officials said, there's also an element of self-promotion. They view the claims as at least in part a rallying cry to bolster his image and that of al-Qaida in the only venue Mohammed has left: a military courtroom from which the public is barred."

 
At 16 March, 2007 08:49, Blogger Cl1mh4224rd said...

tempestuous said: "I though that Zarkaoui scum killed the perl guy, now do we believe the hairy-backed guy, KSM"

shawn said: "Zarqawi killed Nick Berg."

tempestuous said: ". . .so now we have the hairy backed guy confessing to murdering Berg, and the earlier claim that Zarkoui did it. Which one, or was it both?"

Your confusion is epic.

 
At 16 March, 2007 09:09, Blogger tempestuous said...

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At 16 March, 2007 23:04, Blogger Cl1mh4224rd said...

Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg are two different people.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to beheading Daniel Pearl, not Nick Berg.

It is believed that Ayman al-Zawahiri beheaded Nick Berg.

What are you having trouble understanding?

 
At 16 March, 2007 23:13, Blogger A.C. McCloud said...

As to anthrax, well, if we take his list of committed terrorist attacks in chronological order (at least the first four) they are 1) 1993 WTC attack, 2) 9/11, 3) REDACTED, 4) the Shoe Bomb plot.

Why was 3 redacted entirely? What attack came after 9/11? Circumstantial, but knowing of his past work with bioweapons, certainly interesting.

He also said there were 2 planes targeted in the shoe bomb plot, yet all we were told about was the Richard Reid flight. Does anyone remember AA 587?

 
At 17 March, 2007 05:46, Blogger Der Bruno Stroszek said...

What are you having trouble understanding?

Pretty much everything.

 
At 17 March, 2007 19:05, Blogger Cl1mh4224rd said...

Notice how tempestuous has deleted all comments where he/she claimed KSM confessed to beheading Nick Berg.

Rather than apologizing for the mistake, he/she tries to hide the past.

God and Jesus wouldn't approve of such dishonest behavior, tempestuous, would they?

 
At 18 March, 2007 13:34, Blogger Der Bruno Stroszek said...

Now I think about it, we don't know what religion temp is, do we? It's probably some apocalyptic mash-up of End Times Christianity and NWO conspiracies like John Conner, but I like to think it could be Scientology. Temp seems to share their beliefs on "suppressive persons" and "fair game".

 

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