American foreign policy must really be bad if such lectures on justice and foreign policies from the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, ring truer than most of the hyperbola of major American decision-makers in Washington, DC.--kAS
The alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, told a courtroom at Guanta'namo Bay Wednesday that the United States had killed more people in the name of national security than he is accused of killing on 9/11. Mohammed addressed the court during a hearing ahead of his trial for coordinating the attacks. Speaking through a translator, Mohammed said that while about 3,000 people were killed on 9/11, the United States has killed thousands or even millions.
He said: "Many can kill people under the name of national security. And to torture people under the name of national security. And detain their children under the name of national security." He went on to say: "I don't want to be long, but I can say that the President can take someone and throw him in the sea in the name of national security. And so well he can also legislate the killings, assassinations, under the name of national security, for American citizens. My only advice to you that you do not get affected by the crocodile tears. Because your blood is not made of gold and ours made of water. We are all human beings."