Thursday, March 15, 2007

There's something happening here...but what?

Help me understand this confession Khalid Sheikh Mohammed just made down in Gitmo--he supposedly admitted responsibility for every terrorist act in living memory, from the WTC truck bomb to the murder of Daniel Pearl in Pakistan after the spectacular 9/11 attacks. What is going on?

When I heard about this confession, this word garment stretched to cover just about anything, I immediately thought of those high-ranking purge victims in Soviet Russia, circa l937. They all confessed to long lists of the most heinous crimes imaginable--wrecking Soviet industry, plotting the murder of Kirov/Stalin/Ezhov/Vyshinsky/insert prominent Soviet official here, spying for Japan, spying for Great Britain, spying for France, bourgeois nationalism, Trotskysm. KGB thugs tortured these confessions out of them by order of the authorities, who wanted certain points made. Is this what happened with the Sheikh? Did someone want to claim victory in the war on terror without the capture of Bin Laden?

Is Sheikh trying to deflect attention from others, take a bullet for the the other old boys? He's already in custody and will certainly fry in the chair...why wouldn't he?

Does Sheikh have an enormous ego? Is this perhaps his last will and testment, i.e. It was ME! It was ME! It was ALWAYS ME ALL ALONG!!?

I just can't figure this one out. What do YOU think this all means?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard about it I figured it was his little "screw you" to the world, served up with a heaping of pride for what he'd done.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned, one of the worst things this administration has done is make me suspicious of every sound-bite leaving Washington. Who knows what this guy did or didn't do...hey, it temporarily takes the heat off of the Department of Justice and lets Herr Bush and his henchmen pat themselves on their respective backs....

6:52 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

anon, you might be right...i might be suffering from black helicopter syndrome after years of watching the bushies. The balance of opinion suggests that LaPopessa comes pretty close in her take.

12:29 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

The confession was extracted under torture, but I think that we need to assume that it's completely accurate. If so, the war on terror is over. We won. Bring the troops home.

10:06 AM  

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