Monday, March 27, 2006

MOUSSAOUI: REVELATION OR WILD-GOOSE CHASE?

So the big revelation today is: Moussaoui and "would-be shoe bomber" Richard Reid were to have piloted a fifth hijacked plane on September 11th into the White House. Why don't I believe this guy? Oh yeah... I remeber: Because he has lied about every damn thing he has said up until this point! Why would this guy now come clean after so many months of denials? My intuition tells me that he is putting out this story in order to draw attention away from a future plot that he was actually involved in. It definitely serves Al-Qaeda's interest to distract attention from ongoing operations and to refocus attention on 9/11. Sorry, but this fairy tale sounds too good to be true....
Al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified Monday that he and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid were supposed to hijack a fifth airplane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House.

Moussaoui's testimony on his own behalf stunned the courtroom. His account was in stark contrast to his previous statements in which he said the White House attack was to come later if the United States refused to release a radical Egyptian sheik imprisoned on earlier terrorist convictions.

On Dec. 22, 2001, Reid was subdued by passengers when he attempted to detonate a bomb in his shoe aboard American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami. There were 197 people on board. The plane was diverted to Boston, where it landed safely.

Moussaoui told the court he knew the World Trade Center attack was coming and that he lied to investigators when arrested in August 2001 because he wanted it to happen.

"You lied because you wanted to conceal that you were a member of al- Qaida?" prosecutor Rob Spencer asked. "That's correct," Moussaoui said.




















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