Very few news outlets in America quoted the words I highlighted
in Khalid Shaikh Mohammed recent statement (One quoted the sentence, and two small TV station's websites that refered to "in our land"): "I don't like to kill people.
I feel very sorry they been killed kids in 9/11," he said, according to
an unclassified transcript the Pentagon released. "What I will do? This
is the language. Sometime I want to make great awakening between American
to stop foreign policy in our land. I know American people are torturing
us from seventies."
Both Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Osama bin Laden wanted to attack the US mainly
for the US government's support of Israel.
With Osama bin Laden making public staments about the same greivances that Khalid
Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi Ahmed Yousef had, it only makes sense for Khalid Shaikh
Mohammed to approach bin Laden for funding the operation. Bin Laden praised
what Ramzi Ahmed Yousef did, he had said he didn't know Yousef but he approved
of what Yousef did.
The 1993 attack was led by Khalid Shaikh Mohammed's nephew, Ramzi Ahmed
Yousef. We already knew that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed sent Yousef some money for
the 1993 attack.
So why wouldn't Khalid Shaikh Mohammed want to work with bin Laden?
"Bin Laden approved funding for Mohammed's plot in late 1998 or early
We already knew that a few years after that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed got funding
from bin Laden for the 2001 attack.
"Yousef said he took no thrill from killing American citizens and felt
guilty about the civilian deaths he had caused. But his conscience was overridden
by his desire to stop the killing of Arabs by Israeli troops." "Yousef
said he "would like it to be different," but only terrible violence
could force this kind of abrupt political change. He said that he truly believed
his actions had been rational and logical in pursuit of a change in U.S.
policy toward Israel. He mentioned no other motivation during the flight
and no other issue in American foreign policy that concerned him." Steve
Coll, Ghost Wars p273
The 1993 terrorists sent a letter to the New York Times after the 1993 bombing
attack of the WTC, "We declare our responsibility for the explosion on
the mentioned building. This action was done in response for the American
political, economical, and military support to Israel the state of terrorism
and to the rest of the dictator countries in the region."
plotter of 9/11
"After he was captured in Pakistan in early 2003, he told his interrogators
that although he had developed no special complaint about America in his years
here, he [ Khalid Shaikh Mohammed ] felt strongly that U.S. support of Israel
was wrong and could be corrected by attacking the United States,""
reports Los Angeles Times writer Terry McDermott.*
"... in an early version of the Sept. 11 plot, he [ Khalid Shaikh Mohammed
] proposed flying one of the hijacked planes himself, landing it in the United
States and, after killing all the men aboard, making a speech urging America
to change its Middle East policies."
The 9/11 Commission reported on the motive of the "mastermind of the Sept.
11 attacks." On page 147 of the 9/11 Commission Report, it says "By
his own account, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's animus toward the United States
stemmed not from his experiences there as a student, but rather from
his violent disagreement with U.S. foreign policy favoring Israel. ""
Bin Laden has said, "We swore that America wouldn't live in security
until we live it truly in Palestine . This showed the reality of America, which
puts Israel's interest above its own people's interest. America won't
get out of this crisis until it gets out of the Arabian Peninsula , and until
it stops its support of Israel."
That fits with what Khalid Shaikh Mohammed just said: "Usama bin Laden,
he did his best press conference in American media. Mr. John Miller he been
there when he made declaration against Jihad, against America. And he said it
is not no need for me now to make explanation of what he said but mostly
he said about American military presence in Arabian peninsula and aiding Israel
and many things.
"I don't like to kill people. I feel very sorry they been killed kids
in 9/11," he said, according to an unclassified transcript the Pentagon
released. "What I will do? This is the language. Sometime I want to
make great awakening between American to stop foreign policy in our land.
I know American people are torturing us from seventies."
From the Bin Laden-Miller interview which Khalid Shaikh Mohammed refered to:
"the Americans grew more unfair and more oppressive towards people in general
and Muslims in particular. ... The Americans started it and retaliation and
punishment should be carried out following the principle of reciprocity, especially
when women and children are involved. Through history, American has not been
known to differentiate between the military and the civilians or between men
and women or adults and children. Those who threw atomic bombs and used the
weapons of mass destruction against Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the Americans.
Can the bombs differentiate between military and women and infants and children?
America has no religion that can deter her from exterminating whole peoples.
Your position against Muslims in Palestine is despicable and disgraceful.
America has no shame. ... We believe that the worst thieves in the world
today and the worst terrorists are the Americans. Nothing could stop you except
perhaps retaliation in kind. We do not have to differentiate between military
or civilian. As far as we are concerned, they are all targets, and this is what
the fatwah says. ... The fatwah is general (comprehensive) and it includes
all those who participate in, or help the Jewish occupiers in killing Muslims."
(*CNN omited what I put in bold, see: CNN
games) and link
Exposing the fact that politicians and pundits are lying about "why they