9/11 Mastermind: "During ... My Interrogation I Gave A Lot Of False Information In Order To Satisfy What I Believed..."

[Note: The title is too long for 911blogger. The full title is "9/11 Mastermind: "'During ... My Interrogation I Gave A Lot Of False Information In Order To Satisfy What I Believed The Interrogators Wished To Hear' ".

If I could have added the word "Alleged" at the beginning, I would have. But that didn't fit even on my own blog.]


The Red Cross is the organization charged with deciding what is torture and what isn't.

The International Committee of the Red Cross interviewed Khalid Shaikh Mohammed - the alleged 9/11 mastermind - at Guantanamo Bay.

Here's what KSM told the Red Cross:

During the harshest period of my interrogation I gave a lot of false information in order to satisfy what I believed the interrogators wished to hear in order to make the ill-treatment stop. I later told the interrogators that their methods were stupid and counterproductive. I'm sure that the false information I was forced to invent in order to make the ill-treatment stop wasted a lot of their time and led to several false red-alerts being placed in the U.S.

Straight from the horse's mouth:

I'd like to hear this guy

speak freely. Would he say 9.11 was an inside job or what?


But we have to get all that water out of his lungs first.

Why Torture?

Have often wondered, now we seem to know.

To generate coerced confessions and false villians, in order to occupy U.S. resources in its fabricated war on terror?

To keep attention focused on international patsies so that scrutiny is not focused inward?

9/11: Unofficially blamed on OBL without solid proof and a tortured KSM.

because it...

"...saved thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of lives."
--Dick Cheney on CBS' Face The Nation, 5/10/09.

He was, of course, referring to all his private contractor buddies not being executed for treason.

Mr. Cheney said now-banned techniques such as waterboarding had been effective tools in extracting useful information from terrorism suspects such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is accused of helping carry out the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"He did not cooperate fully in terms of interrogations until after waterboarding," Mr. Cheney said. "Once we went through that process, he produced vast quantities of invaluable information about al Qaeda."

You've got to admire the size of his testicles.

Yes, you do

One of the comments that was very poignant in Vincent Bugliosi's book "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" was a line where Bugliosi actually says "the one thing you have to give Bush and Cheney is that they have the gonads of ten thousand elephants".

Since it is well known by interrogators that torture can produce unreliable information due to the victim being willing to say anything to get it to stop, it is now becoming clear that torture would only be used to get people to falsely confess to things. It is now obvious that Bush and Cheney and co. used it to attempt to generate patsies for 911, false links of Iraq to Al Queda and 911, and generally to keep their resource wars disguised as a war on terror.

Well stated...

Torture for confessions.. It's all part of the pattern of deceit -- A misdirection to protect the perps who are the true evil doers behind 9/11.

In a false flag operation patsies have to be framed and evidence has to be fabricated. Fake OBL confession and tortured KSM 'confession.' Fake pancake, fake anthrax, fake yellow-cake. Fake links to Iraq. Fake blips on radar from war games. Fake stories of WMDs.

The need for a confession is political

Martin Hanson
Obviously, patsies are not much good without confessions, so the fact that the torturors knew he was not guilty of 9/11 is irrelevant - all they want is a confession to justify the WOT.


Fact #31.


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

Fact #31 should be enough to wake Rip Van Winkle.

So depressing.

Brilliant work, as always, Jon

It reminds me of perhaps my favorite passage in Kean and Hamilton's book:

“Where we could corroborate these detainee reports from other witnesses or evidence, we did. Where we could not, it was left to the reader to consider the credibility of the source—we had no opportunity to do so” (Kean and Hamilton, Without Precedent, page 124).

That's right: The Chair and Vice Chair of the 911 Commission "had no opportunity" to corroborate the most important testimony, the testimony on which their entire case is built.

Chinese used torture to elicit false confessions.

They got the playbook for the torture techniques from the Chinese, who used torture to elicit false confessions from American prisoners of war during the Korean conflict.


Spreading the News and Being the Media...

i'm amazed he's still sane

so to speak.

If I were water-boarded hundreds of times in a month I'd be babbling incoherently. That's one tough mother fucker.

Comment by Jesse Ventura, about torturing Dick Cheney

Currently at Raw Story, there's a story main-posted under "Ventura: Powell's a 'war hero,' while Cheney 'hid.'"

Jesse Ventura points out that he himself has experienced water boarding. Then he says:

"I'll put it to you this way, you give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders."

I heartily agree.