London: It was not Osama bin Laden who had come up with the 9/11 plot, a new book has claimed which also says that he had initially dismissed the plan. When the strike was first proposed to him in 1996 the al Qaeda leader was 'noncommittal' and refused to give his backing.
It was not until three years later before he could be brought around and another five years before the deadliest attack on US soil since Pearl Harbour eventually took place.
The book, titled 'The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed', also gives the first in depth account of the the problems the FBI and CIA had hunting down al Qaeda after 9/11.
It includes one farcical raid where a key suspect who was severely wounded nearly died when after almost being dropped 20 ft onto airport runway by bungling agents....more
09:51 PM, Mar 30, 2012
Boston: 9/11 attacks mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was warned by a senior Al-Qaeda military commander not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and that he should be "freed" but the American was killed anyway, according to leaked WikiLeaks documents. 38-year-old Pearl, who was the South Asia Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal, was beheaded by his Pakistani captors in February 2002 after being abducted. "A...
01:02 PM, Apr 27, 2011