9/11 Charges Reinstated
I am a bit behind on this story, but the Obama administration recently announced that charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and 4 other members of al Qaeda were recently reinstated in military tribunals. Of course this still won't stop Truthers from going on about how Osama isn't being charged....
Dear 9/11 Families,
We wanted to inform you that charges will be sworn tomorrow against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid Bin ‘Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa al Hawsawi for their involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. The eight charges common to all five of the accused are: Conspiracy, Murder in Violation of the Law of War, Attacking Civilians, Attacking Civilian Objects, Intentionally Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Destruction of Property in Violation of the Law of War, Hijacking Aircraft, and Terrorism.
The Conspiracy charge details 167 overt acts allegedly committed in furtherance of the 9/11 attacks, and alleges the following against the five accused in the following order:
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is alleged to have been the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks by proposing the operational concept to Usama bin Laden as early as 1996, obtaining approval and funding from Usama bin Laden for the attacks, overseeing the entire operation, and training the hijackers in all aspects of the operation in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Of course the Truthers will also go on about how KSM was waterboarded, although there is no indication that the trial will even introduce any confession as evidence, well, other than the fact that he pled guilty, years after the last waterboarding.
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