Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean opposes trial in N.Y.C. for alleged mastermind of 9/11 attacks

Former N.J. Gov. Thomas Kean opposes trial in N.Y.C. for alleged mastermind of 9/11 attacks By Brian Donohue/The Star-Ledger
November 17, 2009, 10:59AM

NEW YORK -- Thomas H. Kean, chairman of the commission that investigated the 9/11 terrorist attacks, today criticized the decision by the Obama administration to try the alleged mastermind of the attacks in federal court in New York.

In what he described as his first interview since the decision by United States Attorney General Eric Holder last week, Kean told WNYC radio he feared an open trial in Manhattan federal court would make the suspect, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed a "martyr" and "hero" among al Qaeda sympathizers around the world.

Thomas H. Kean, former New Jersey governor and chairman of the 9/11 Commission, and Co-Chair Lee H. Hamilton confer during a news conference in 2005 in Washington, D.C.

Kean's comments came in a radio interview with Brian Lehrer on WNYC.

Kean, a Republican who is also former governor of New Jersey, appeared on the program with fellow 9/11 commission member Richard Ben-Veniste, a Democrat.

Ben-Veniste took an opposing view of the decision, saying he thought a trial in civil court was appropriate and would demonstrate the power of the American justice system.

Thom Kean

Can suck eggs, he's a fraud and a liar like Hamilton, complicit in mass murder. Wasn't Hamilton a part of the
Whitewash Commission concerning JFK's murder along with Specter ? He belongs in jail.

Hamilton was part of the Iran/Contra cover-up

Lee Hamilton wasn't involved in the JFK assassination cover-up.

He didn't make his cover-up bones until the Iran-Contra hearings.

I have read that also....

This guy has been hawking the wars of the elite and covering over their crimes for three generations. May he rot in hell.

Can the defendant explain to the court

how you managed to bring down WTC7, where you got the nanothermite from and how you managed to get tons of it into the towers without being noticed by security...

But seriously, if *someone* really wanted to open up this whole can of worms, a criminal trial of the accused just might be a good place to start.

The smell dogs are not trained to detect nanothermite ?

Herblay FRANCE

bonjour ,
we can already answer the nanothermite was taken into the tower on pallets while upgrading work was going on. Perhaps the nanothermite was put on the metal structures like isolation. See the documents at
for an explication on how the nanothermite could have been applied.

The smell dogs are not trained to detect nanothermite ? so there was no problem.



CD and other evidence will never be allowed in court

If the they really do take this thing to a trial, I am certain that nano-thermite, 105' free-fall, molten iron, 1.3 diphenylpropane, 100's of references to explosions by firefighters and news reports and other eyewitnesses, NASA Thermal images, multi-ton steel beams flung 100's of feet, statements from Flight school instructors (all except for 1 maybe), and much much more will never make it into the courtroom either thrown out by the judge or never even mentioned by the preselected patsy defense lawyer selected to represent him.

They might even let KSM represent himself like Moussaoui did (or am i thinking of the shoe bomber Reid. I know Moussaoui had a lawyer for the sentencing phase). I am sure KSM cannot explain how the terrorist listed a naval base as their home address on their drivers license or stayed with an FBI informants. It will be a show trial in the grandest style that Lenin himself would be proud of.

Many feel (MSM talking heads that is) his confession is all that is needed. Never mind he was waterboarded 186 times. He confessed and that's all we need to know. Don't check his confession for accuracy, just take it for what its worth and throw him jail. It won't matter that confessions are never really taken at fact value, just ask John Mark Karr (He confessed to the JonBenet Ramsey murder). He'd be in jail today if we just took his confession at face value. No, it was checked for accuracy and never passed the sniff test. He was let go. I would bet KSM's confession could pass no such test. So with a bunch of fabricated, indirect, and non-verified evidence, he will be convicted. I think the ultimate purpose for this trial is to re-inforce the offical story because lately, the OCT has suffered many setbacks. It will take years to undo the brainwashing effect this trial will have.

peace all


May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I think the ultimate purpose

I think the ultimate purpose for this trial is to re-inforce the offical story because lately, the OCT has suffered many setbacks.


Also, notice how the boogeyman to reinforce the Islamofascist Myth keeps changing every few years... In '01 it was Bin Laden, in '04 it was Atta, in '06 it was Moussaoui, and now it's KSM.

I make a point of reading all the down voted comments because I find many of them to be the best comments. - Atomicbomb

oh ye of little faith ...

I think you might be right ;-)

Interesting point

About validating his confession. This could I hope open up a real "can of SNAKES"


Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? The facts speak for themselves.

Oh well That's a Surprise!

NOT! Well it must be a good thing because so many of these phonies are complaining. I guess they don't really believe in due process, the American way, the Geneva Convention and feel that State Torture is OK.


reporters be allowed at the trial?............


If reporters are allowed in court, they too will be handpicked.

But you can bet that the world media WILL descend on NYC. That represents an important opportunity for 9/11 Truth. Say what you will about AlexJones, but this really is an infowar. So how do we get the ear of the domestic and international information army that will be in NYC?

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."--George Orwell

Of course Kean would prefer

Of course Kean would prefer a kangaroo court military tribunal where everything is secret. He is afraid of a competent defense attorney raising "reasonable doubt" about whether KSM is responsible for ALL the deaths at the WWTC and the Pentagon. Even assuming he masterminded the planes into the towers and into the pentagon, did he also mastermind the controlled demolition? The demolition killed a lot more people than the original damage from the planes. All of these issues (raised in prior comments) are absolutely appropriate evidence for this trial.

It's very interesting, enlightening, scairy

To read comments on this topic at other websites. For instance Alternet and HuffPo. Over 90% blood thirsty, brainwashed rabid dogs. It is truly amazing how much people plugged into the MSM just do not know....or what they think they know is 180 degrees from reality.

So much blind worshipping of police state tactics. As a young person I was very, very confused and troubled about how a civilized country like Germany(apex of art, science, literature, refinement etc.) could so quickly turn into an evil monster. I wonder no more.

So many people in need of sooo much truth. Our work is indeed cut out for us ladies and gentleman. I love this site and for days at a time my limited online time keeps me from many others. We can start to feel like more people are aware of the truth than is the case. We should all make a point to go slumming to the unwashed masses periodicly, doin our little part in comment sections of popular blogs, asking.....