Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Confession

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to planning the 9-11 attacks. He also confessed to planning mass murder on just about every continent except Antarctica. The transcript of his confession is on The Smoking Gun (naturally). And one of the main revelations of the transcript is just how long al-Qaida has been operative:

Using his own words, the extraordinary transcript connects Mohammed to dozens of the worst terror plots attempted or carried out in the last 15 years—and to others that have not occurred. All told, thousands have died in operations he directed.

His words draw al-Qaida closer to plots of the early 1990s than the group has previously been connected to, including the 1993 World Trade Center truck bombing. Six people with links to global terror networks were convicted in federal court and sentenced to life in prison.

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