Skip to comments.Alleged 9/11 mastermind open to aiding victim lawsuit to avoid execution
Posted on 07/29/2019 1:09:37 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has expressed willingness to aid a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia by victims of the attack if the federal government does not seek the death penalty against him, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Mohammeds offer was first made public in a filing Friday as part of the federal lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Saudi government responsible for assisting in the attacks, a charge the Saudis have denied.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs reportedly reached out to three of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of conspiring in the attacks, after which they wrote that Mohammeds attorney said he would not agree to a deposition currently, but [i]n the absence of a potential death sentence much broader cooperation would be possible."
The comments were a marked departure from a June 2008 hearing in which Mohammed interrupted a military judge who called his proceedings a death penalty case to say it was a martyr case.
This is what I wish. Ive been looking to be martyred for a long time, Mohammed said, according to the Journal.
Harvey Rishikof, the Pentagon official responsible for overseeing the proceedings of Guantanamo cases, began exploring potential deals with 9/11 defendants in which they would receive life sentences for guilty pleas in 2017, largely due to concern that the defendants torture in Central Intelligence Agency facilities could keep the prosecution from securing convictions in a capital case.
Then-Defense Secretary James Mattis fired Rishikof shortly after the plea talks became publicly known, although he maintained it was for unrelated reasons.
A lot has happened in the past 10 years, a person familiar with the Guantanamo proceedings told the Journal. The 9/11 defendants are not as interested as they once were in martyring themselves.
Were trying to leave no stone unturned, James Kreindler, one of the attorneys representing the victims in the lawsuit, said Monday. But who knows whether [the 9/11 conspirators will] ever testify or be honest or be cooperative?
Just execute the terrorist mastermind.
Screw this. Try them. Hang them. Grease the rope with feather lard. Feed the corpses to wild hogs.
Should have already been executed.
Why is he still drawing breath?
[ This is what I wish. Ive been looking to be martyred for a long time, Mohammed said, according to the Journal. ]
Excellent. We’ve been looking forward to executing you for a long time.
Your bullet-riddled corpse should have been left in an unmarked grave long, long ago, Islamic terrorist.
We’ll let you learn from the Bible before your execution for your terrorism, if you like.
[ A lot has happened in the past 10 years, a person familiar with the Guantanamo proceedings told the Journal. The 9/11 defendants are not as interested as they once were in martyring themselves. ]
Too bad, so sad. Their victims have been dead for nearly 18 years now. They wanted to live, too.
18 years since 9/11 and 16 years since he was captured.
HOW is this justice???
Why is this POS still among the living?
He’ll die of old age before being executed.
American justice is as swift as ...
cooking an ostrich in a microwave oven.
lethal injection of pig urine
Clue: Barr just reinstated the death penalty.
Just kill him already...
And if you think he was the 9/11 mastermind...
Pay per view this MF’s execution, with bonus lottery tickets for the honor of pulling the trigger. Would raise a ton of money for the victims families.
He is still a terrorist who should be executed.
Seems like I would consider it. The House of Saud is responsible for fomenting and radicalization of the 19 hijackers. If it exposes the culpability of the Saudi goatfeckkrs then why not. KSM isn’t getting the death penalty anyway. He wants to be martyred. He has said it over and over. Don’t give him what he wants.
Screw the martyr talk, just kill him.
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