The ‘self-confessed’ mastermind behind the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center penned an 18-page letter while he was being detained in Guantanamo Bay, addressed to ‘evildoer’ Barack Obama.
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed’s letter, which is dated January 2015, was only delivered to the White House shortly before Barack Obama‘s tenure was up, and it’s contents were revealed by the Miami Herald yesterday.
Mohammed addressed Obama as ‘the head of the snake’ who lead ‘the country of oppression and tyranny’.
The 52-year-old alleged architect of the plane hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, the Pentagon, and a Pittsburg field, said he ‘will be happy to be alone in my cell to worship Allah the rest of my life’.
The militant suggests the attacks on the US warrant praise for not ‘destroying any schools, hospital, retirement homes or churches’, and accused America of breaking ‘Iraq into a thousand pieces… turning [it] into a blood-soaked canvas’.
The Kuwait-born Pakistani citizen referred heavily to the Israel and Palestine unrest, and referred to Osama bin Laden as a ‘man of morals’.
Mohammed, who studied mechanical engineering in the US in the 80s quoted Abraham Lincoln in the letter and showed a wealth of knowledge about American history throughout.
You and your mass media are experts in distorting the facts and coloring things to deceive your nation and hide your crimes.
As President Abraham Lincoln said,”You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”
It was not we who started the war against you in 9/11; it was you and your dictators in our land.
The alleged war criminal was captured in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi in 2003 and has been held at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre since 2006.
Part of the letter read:
You turned Iraq into a blood-soaked canvas.
Did your predecessor find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq?
No, but they found an excellent site for the largest American embassy in the world, built to serve the employees of the oil companies that profit from the oil-rich resources of the Iraqi people, profits that flow to the lobbyists and pressure groups who hold the keys to your office.
Did your predecessor find any evidence demonstrating direct cooperation between the government of Iraq and al-Qaeda as your intelligence and secretary of state erroneously claimed?
You and your allies have broken Iraq into a thousand pieces.
May Allah have mercy upon Sheikh Osama bin Laden, a man of morals and principles, in war and in peace.
He succeeded in targeting New York City, the capital of your economy, without destroying any schools, hospitals, retirement homes or churches, nor any residential area in a city with a population of over 8 million.
Compare this with the conduct of the U.S. Air Force, where 100 per cent of the victims of many of their bombardments were children, e.g., the 12 children killed in Kunar Province while they were collecting firewood, the 23 women and children killed in Yemen, and those killed at a wedding ceremony in Nangarhar Province.
Moreover, Nader Nadery of the U.N. identified only 80 civilians killed in night raids by U.S. Special Forces in 2010 in Afghanistan, but the true number is probably over 400.
He goes on to list the lies and deceit of Obama’s predecessors regarding the Vietnam war, Nixon’s Watergate scandal, arms shipment from Israel to Iran, and Reagan’s ‘dirty secret war in Latin America’.
Speaking about the attack on the twin towers, he said that ‘Allah aided us in conducting 9/11, destroying the Capitalist economy, catching you with your pants down, and exposing all the hypocrisy of your long-held claim to democracy and freedom’.
He poses many questions to Obama, asking ‘Was it light or dark?’ followed by his then government’s actions.
Mohammed is one of five men in pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo war court that accuses them of engineering the 9/11 attacks, which, if found guilty, will result in their execution.
The full letter can be read here.