13 November 2009

But Didn't They Kill Him?

Back in October 2002, it was widely accepted that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was killed in a joint American-Pakistani raid.

Here's something from the Asia Times,

A chilling inheritance of terror
By Syed Saleem Shahzad

"KARACHI - Ever since the frenzied shootout last month on September 11 in Karachi there have been doubts over whether Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed head of al-Qaeda's military committee, died in the police raid on his apartment.

Certainly, another senior al-Qaeda figure, Ramzi Binalshibh, widely attributed as being the coordinator of the September 11 attacks on the United States a year earlier, was taken alive and handed over to the US. The latest information is that he is on a US warship somewhere in the Gulf.

Now it has emerged that Kuwaiti national Khalid Shaikh Mohammed did indeed perish in the raid, but his wife and child were taken from the apartment and handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in whose hands they remain.

Anyone got any links to the truth of the matter?

The BBC reports, 'NY trial' for key 9/11 suspects, "[a]lleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed will be sent from Guantanamo Bay to New York for trial in a civilian court, reports say."


  1. I take it you're alluding to the likelihood of a "Rudolf Hess" situation.


    "Anyone got any links to the truth of the matter?" ROFLMFAO

  2. @sam_m

    Not necessarily. I'm just saying 'how do we know it is who they say it is'. The question is one of epistemeology: how do we know what we know.

    Thanks for the note, btw.