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Confessions of a terrorist

This map shows some of the 31 operations Khalid Sheikh Mohammed says he conducted or planned, according to an edited transcript of a tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In addition to the 9/11 attacks, Mohammed confessed to terrorist activities spanning five continents.


Excerpts from edited transcripts of a military tribunal, in which Mohammed made the following confessions:

  1. I was responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center operation.
  2. 1 was responsible for the 9/11 operation, from A to Z.
  3. I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan. For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head.
  4. 1 was responsible for the shoe bomber operation to down two American airplanes.
  5. I was responsible for the Filka Island operation in Kuwait that killed two American soldiers.
  6. I was responsible for the bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, which was frequented by British and Australian nationals.
  7. I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing the new (or second) wave attacks against the following skyscrapers after 9/11:
    1. Library Tower, California.
    2. Sears Tower, Chicago,
    3. Plaza Bank, Washington state.
    4. The Empire State Building, New York City.
  8. I was responsible for planning, financing and follow-up of operations to destroy American military vessels and oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz, the Straits of Gibralter and the Port of Singapore.
  9. I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing for the operation to bomb and destroy the Panama Canal.
  10. I was responsible for surveying and financing for the assassination of several former American presidents, including President Carter.
  11. I was responsible for surveying, planning, and financing for the bombing of suspension bridges in New York.
  12. I was responsible for planning to destroy the Sears Tower by burning a few fuel or oil tanker trucks beneath it or around it.
  13. 1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the operation to destroy Heathrow airport, the Canary Wharf Building, and Big Ben on British soil.
  14. 1 was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction of many nightclubs frequented by American and British citizens on Thailand soil.
  15. 1was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the New York Stock Exchange and other financial targets after 9/I 1.
  16. I was responsible for planning, financing, and surveying for the destruction of buildings in the Israeli city of Elat by using airplanes leaving from Saudi Arabia.
  17. I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing for the destruction of American embassies in Indonesia, Australia, and Japan.
  18. 1was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of the Israeli Embassy in India, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, and Australia.
  19. I was responsible for surveying and financing for the destruction of an Israeli El Al Airlines flight on Thailand soil departing from Bangkok airport.
  20. I was responsible for sending several mujahedeen into Israel to conduct surveillance to hit several strategic targets deep in Israel,
  21. 1 was responsible for the bombing of the hotel in Mombasa [Kenya] that is frequented by Jewish travelers via EI Al Airlines.
  22. 1 was responsible for launching a Russian-made SA-7 surface-to-air missile on EI Al or other Jewish airliner departing from Mombasa.
  23. 1 was responsible for planning and surveying to hit American targets in South Korea, such as American military bases and a few nightclubs frequented by American soldiers.
  24. I was responsible for financial, excuse me, I was responsible for providing financial support to hit American, Jewish, and British targets in Turkey.
  25. 1 was responsible for surveillance needed to hit nuclear power plants that generate electricity in several U.S. states.
  26. I was responsible for planning, surveying, and financing to hit NATO headquarters in Europe.
  27. I was responsible for the planning and surveying needed to execute the Bojinka operation, which was designed to down twelve American airplanes full of passengers. I personally monitored a round-trip, Manila-to-Seoul, Pan Am flight
  28. I was responsible for the assassination attempt against President Clinton during his visit to the Philippines in 1994 or 1995.
  29. I was responsible for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the second while he was visiting the Philippines.

    DETAINEE: I was not responsible, but share.

    PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: I shared responsibility. I will restate number 29.

  30. I shared responsibility for the assassination attempt against Pope John Paul the second while he was visiting the Philippines.
  31. I was responsible for the training and financing for the assassination of Pakistan's President Musharraf.
  32. I was responsible for the attempt to destroy an American oil company owned by the Jewish former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, on the Island of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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