Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mr Moussaoui Spills The Beans



The guy is in a super-max prison for life and has no real reason to lie; plus, it's about as surprising as learning that the ocean is acidifying. So how 'bout Congress spends a little more time on this than Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi? (We know the answer, of course.) Read about it here, within which is this chilling quotation:
The French-born Mr. Moussaoui was detained weeks before Sept. 11 on immigration charges in Minnesota, so he was incarcerated at the time of the attacks. Earlier in 2001, he had taken flying lessons and was wired $14,000 by a Qaeda cell in Germany, evidence that he might have been preparing to become one of the hijackers. He said in the prison deposition that he was directed in 1998 or 1999 by Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan to create a digital database of donors to the group. Among those he said he recalled listing in the database were Prince Turki al-Faisal, then the Saudi intelligence chief; Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, the longtime Saudi ambassador to the United States; Prince al-Waleed bin Talal, a prominent billionaire investor; and many of the country's leading clerics. "Sheikh Osama wanted to keep a record who give money," he said in imperfect English - "who is to be listened to or who contributed to the jihad."
I think it's time to tell the Saudis to go fk themselves, oil prices be damned. Keep pumping our own while we redouble, retriple our efforts to advance renewable energy sources. I also would draw attention to this lovely vision, from the same article, by the redoubtable Charlie Pierce:
There was some brief kerfuffling when the president took time off during his visit to India to attend the funeral of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who went to his grave knowing that George W. Bush had kissed him and held his hand, which must have been a great comfort to His Opulence during the final hours before what must have been a standing-room-only Final Judgment.
God, I wish I could write like him.

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1 comment:

Smoothtooperate said...

An extra benefit for gathering up OBL's PC and software etc.

The USA gets to keep their secrets secret. If only that damn Snowden guy had not completely messed it all up we'd be golden!

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