Wikileaks Shocker: al Qaeda Behind 9/11
OK, it is sort of a man bites dog story, despite the release of thousands of classified documents, not a single one of them provides anything to show that 9/11 was an inside job. In fact, quite the opposite.
Mohammed boasted in the documents that the "planes operation" of Sept. 11 was his "dream and life's work." A Pakistani raised in Kuwait, he was captured in March 2003, and later was waterboarded 183 times to get him to talk.
He described a plan to build remote-controlled firing devices disguised as Sega video-game cartridges. He began preparations for bombing "the tallest building in California" — presumably the Los Angeles library tower, "using at least two separate shoe bombs to gain access to the cockpit."
He wanted to hit CIA and FBI headquarters and nuclear-power plants, hack into U.S. bank computers and hijack U.S. cargo planes. He discussed natural-gas explosions he wanted to set off in Chicago and researched "the feasibility of an operation to set fire to a hotel or gas station" there.
Mohammed's right-hand man was Ramzi Binalshibh the "9/11 coordinator."
According to the documents, Binalshibh learned from lead Sept. 11 hijacker Mohammed Atta that the "the targets were the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Capitol," sites selected by Osama bin Laden, and that the al-Qaida leader told the hijackers that "if they could not reach their targets, they were to simply to crash the aircraft." It has long been in dispute whether the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania was headed for the Capitol or the White House.