Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged number three in al-Qaida, confessed to planning the attacks on New York and Washington on September 11 2001, in front of the secret military tribunals being held for the top detainees in Guantánamo, the Pentagon said last night.
Mohammed was tortured by the FBI and CIA after being given special permission by the White House to do so, this included 'waterboarding'.
According to reports Mohammed said ..
- I was member of al-Qaida council
· I was director for planning and execution of 9/11, fr om A to Z
· I was commander for foreign ops
· I was directly in charge ... of cell for biological weapons, and follow-up on dirty bomb ops on American soil
· I was responsible for shoe bomber operation to down two US planes
· I was responsible for Bali bombing
· I was responsible for second wave attacks after 9/11: California; Chicago; Washington; Empire State, NY
· I was responsible for operations to destroy American vessels in the Hormuz, Gibraltar, and Singapore
· I was responsible for planning operation to destroy Panama canal
· I was responsible for planning assassination of ex-US presidents, including Carter and Clinton
· I was responsible for planning operation to destroy Heathrow, Canary Wharf and Big Ben
· I shared responsibility for assassination attempt on John Paul II in Philippines
· I was responsible for operation to assassinate President Musharraf
He also confessed to killing JFK, sinking the Titanic and getting Anna Nicole Smith pregnant.
President Bush hailed this as a great day for the American legal system.