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2/19/2010

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Confession

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:33 pm



The written part of the confession has been public for quite some time, but now you can hear it with your own ears. This video, which has some graphic parts, sums up the highlights very well:

Thanks to Rebecca Grunewald.

29 Responses to “Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s Confession”

  1. Patrick:
    Do you have a link to a site where one can go to view this without the constant interruption of the buffering?

    AD - RtR/OS! (02a1f9)

  2. Start it, pause it, and do something else for a while. Hopefully when you come back the buffering issue will be addressed.

    Patterico (8e31ba)

  3. So we have to hold a freaking show trial instead of allowing the guy to submit a plea and sentence him, at a cost of potentially hundreds of millions of dollars just so the Obama Administration and the loony left have the opportunity to have some pot shots taken at the Bush Administration in court?

    Makes sense to me.

    Is this a great country or what?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  4. This is one hell of a chilling video.

    Thank God he will probably not get his cameras and attention in NYC. Here’s all the evidence you need to hold him indefinitely.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  5. Do you think that you could ever get this admitted into evidence, Patterico? And I mean it in a very negative way.

    They torture him for 1,000 hours. They get him to say something on camera. He stops saying what they want on camera. They torture him until he gets his next script down. Etc. This is shameful.

    nk (db4a41)

  6. War on terror? War on the terror in the interrogators’ sick imaginations, I think.

    nk (db4a41)

  7. He should be taken out and shot, then stitched into a pig-skin, and dropped over-board at about the 1000-fathom line.

    AD - RtR/OS! (02a1f9)

  8. Brutal. This mofo tried to kill me on that day. Forget the trial, I will carry out the execution myself, and I won’t charge a dime.

    East Coast Chris (ded5f2)

  9. Stand in line, ECC, stand in a very long line!

    AD - RtR/OS! (02a1f9)

  10. nk, did you watch the vid?

    Perhaps he’s acting, but he’s convincing.

    Of course this isn’t admissible. Fruit of the p tree. If its admitted it sets the stage for worse.

    But being ‘rough’ on him probably saved lives. I think we need a separate system for people like this. The problem of tainted evidence simply isn’t priority one when dealing with this person. This isn’t just crime… it’s warfare.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  11. It’s remarkable, isn’t it, the number of operations he confessed to that never happened, for one reason or another.
    We can only hope, and surmise, that his “enhanced interrogations” led directly to the demise of those failed operations.

    AD - RtR/OS! (02a1f9)

  12. No doubt the foiled plots, the real leads, are not traditionally admissible either. Like this confession, it’s damning proof. But it’s not fit for the normal administration of criminal law.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  13. “They torture him for 1,000 hours”

    nk – WTF are you talking about? Did you get your definition of torture from Human Rights Watch or Amnesty Internsational?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  14. the only thing he is entitled to under international law is a summary execution: anything else he has been given is a mercy on our part, a mercy he is obviously unworthy of.

    he should have been hung with a commo wire noose and a block of ice years ago, and had his carcass left for the wild dogs to chew on.

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  15. “Of course this isn’t admissible.”

    Hey, it’s five years after we captured him. Think a little. Were we still “torturing” him as nk suggests?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  16. It is troubling that some entries authored by “nk” do not appear as lucid as most of his comments.

    AD - RtR/OS! (02a1f9)

  17. rapid onset Alzheimer’s? bad drugs on a fryday night?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  18. Methinks the gentleman doth confess to too much. Hitler hardly oversaw as many military operations as KSM claims to have masterminded. He’s caught bang to rights so he might as well provide cover for his mates by taking responsibility for as much as he can credibly admit to. An intelligent strategy, and an old one.

    liamascorcaigh (361a48)

  19. nk, I always respect your posts, but I have no idea what you’re referring to on here. Are you suggesting we employ some kind of Marques du Queensbury Rules in this kind of war, as the far left continually screeches? I can’t imagine that’s your intention.

    Dmac (799abd)

  20. I meant that it’s not credible. It’s something Leni Riefenstahl could have made for Himmler, although she would have done a better job I think.

    I have no sympathy for terrorists and even less for Arabs. But this kind of stuff means nothing and proves nothing other than that we can get somebody with an accent to read something out. You did note that it was not KSM saying that, right?

    nk (db4a41)

  21. “I meant that it’s not credible.”

    nk – Why didn’t you say that instead of the crap you wrote?

    daleyrocks (718861)

  22. I suppose I could have written, “If I were the kind of freak that could waterboard a person 176 times, and if I had him in my hands for five years, I bet I could get him to wear a pink tutu and sing ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’, without duress and of his own free will“.

    nk (db4a41)

  23. Hell, sorry guys, I’m dealing with a couple of cases right now that I cannot give any details about, that involve “small gods” exerting their power over helpless human beings. I’ll shut up.

    nk (db4a41)

  24. A separate system needs to be put in place to handle monsters. They should not be interrogated, judged or punished as people, but as the monsters they are.

    GeneralMalaise (0428a9)

  25. “I suppose I could have written……..”

    nk – Or you could have chosen to write something that had a tinge of reality to it which was perhaps less Sullivanesque, but that’s just my opinion.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  26. “… Leni Riefenstahl could have made for Himmler…”

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn’t she work for Goebbels (Information Minister), and not Himmler (SS)?

    And, I believe if you check, you’ll find that in the video, the reader is identified as someone in the defense (or a Tribunal Officer) who is reading the written confession of KSM, which was provided to all members of the hearing, which results in several prompts to correct the spoken record when the reader mis-speaks.

    AD - RtR/OS! (e05987)

  27. Of interest is the fact that Rashad Hussain – a terrorist sympathizer – is serving as a high- ranking White House official in the Obama administration.

    This says a lot about Big Zero’s mindset and where his heart is at.

    GeneralMalaise (0428a9)

  28. Thanks for posting, Patrick.

    duchessrebecca (8d7c88)

  29. Do you think that you could ever get this admitted into evidence, Patterico? And I mean it in a very negative way.

    They torture him for 1,000 hours. They get him to say something on camera. He stops saying what they want on camera. They torture him until he gets his next script down. Etc. This is shameful.

    nk:

    If you follow the link, you can listen to the entire audio. I think you should really listen to it in its entirety before you make claims like this.

    Patterico (c218bd)


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