Monday, March 27, 2006

Moussaoui Knew About 9/11

In his sentencing trial today Moussaoui declared that he knew about the 9/11 attacks before they happened, and that he was supposed to hijack a fifth plane then fly it into the White House.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) — Al Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui testified at his sentencing trial Monday that he knew about the terrorist group’s plan to crash airplanes into the World Trade Center.

“I had knowledge that the two towers would be hit, but I did not have the details,” Moussaoui told jurors after taking the stand in his own defense. He said he was supposed to pilot a plane into the White House, with convicted shoe bomber Richard Reid as a member of his crew. Moussaoui said he did not know in advance the precise date of Twin Towers attack, which unfolded the morning of September 11, 2001.

The only person tried in the United States in connection with the 9/11 attacks, Moussaoui testified against the advice of his court-appointed lawyers.

I could be wrong, but I think that should pretty much make him a lock for the death penalty.