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No plea bargain for the 9/11 mastermind

Eighteen years after alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed sent not only some 3,000 innocent people to their deaths but also his fellow terrorists, suddenly human life is important to him — if it’s his own.  He is now pleading with the US government to spare him the death penalty in exchange for “cooperation” in the 9/11 victims’ case against the country of Saudi Arabia for complicity in the 9/11 attacks.

If Saudi Arabia was complicit in 9/11, surely there is more than enough evidence for the simple reason that an attack involving so many terrorists, and entailing so much strategic planning — everything from the idea, to the indoctrination, to the financing, to  the travel arrangements, the immigration documents, to the flight training, to the housing arrangements — surely left behind a long trail of evidence. The only ones to benefit from the removal of the death penalty are the surviving terrorists themselves.

Lo and behold. Mohammed said in 2008 that he wished to die as a “martyr.” “I’ve been looking to be martyred for a long time,” he said. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, he is no longer interested in being a martyr. Thanks, Mohammed — but no thanks.

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