9/11 suspects will not face civilian trials, officials say
Alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is among the suspects expected to be tried at Gitmo.
April 4th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

9/11 suspects will not face civilian trials, officials say

Attorney General Eric Holder will announce this afternoon that the 9/11 suspects will not face federal civilian trials as the Obama administration wanted, two U.S. officials and a government source confirmed.

They instead will be tried before military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, the officials said.

The suspects include alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Monhammed.

Read CNN's full coverage of Holder's announcement on 9/11 suspects
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  1. Joey

    Mi dispiace, Philip. Buon giorno!

    April 5, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brad

    I see that there is no mention of this story on the main page of cnn.com today. I guess this isn't as important as Miley Cyrus getting back on Twitter or the other mindless stories that made the "front page". I'm sure that it has nothing to do with CNN trying to do damage control for the Obama administration.

    April 5, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Madinah

    Where was the military when four-foreign aircraft was able to enter the United States in the first place ? Wasn't their suppose to be some type of off-limit airspace as protection against foreign attacks ? Where is all the evidence and the proof that these individuals was responsible for an attack here in the US ? What is that the United States really trying to hide ? Why was it that three out of four aircraft was supposed to have hit its target, but the plane that was to hit Bush at the Whitehous just so happen to crash before it get there ? Why was it reported as said that the majority of the people that work at the World Trade Center stayed home, while many was called for an eary breakfast ? Why was it that the little black box to my knowledge was not reported to have been found and what was recorded on it ? There is a lot of questions and the people all the people deserves the answers before ones are put on trial for something they did not do, as many people today believes. Many people believe that the Bush administration and the Obama administration know more then what is being said. Men should not loose their life or their freedom for something they did not do just to cover a bunch of lies. Muslims continue to be targeted just to cover for one lie and then cover for another lie. What happens when the real truth comes out ? Muslims did not bomb the World Trade Center and people are not stupid as the government want them to believe. Why did president Obama have a fighter jet fly over the World Trade Center to show that it just was not possible for not one but four aircraft to enter this country without their knowing. Myself and others think it was a guided missile or drone that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th and no-one was aboard the said plane. Some people think this government wanted to go to war with Iraq and the muslims and needed a very good reason to go to congress and to take it to the people. If none of this is true than why are they afraid to have the trial where all the people can know these men are getting a fair-trial ? Where is your proof ? prove it without a shadow of a doubt.

    April 5, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    @Medinah...you pose some good albiet old questions concerning 9.11. Only one problem that I can see: every single one of your questions have been answered. Besides the fBI forensics investigation that showed explosives were in fact attatched to the inner floor truss bolts, there are literally dozens and dozens of architects, firemen, professors, etc. who have thouroughly examined the evidence and have websites. One of my fav's is Firefightersfor911truth.org...on this FDNY Merit class 1 Fireman's website you will find every single piece of evidence that has been presented to federal judges in a vain attempt to have Usama bib Laden indicted. Not one single judge felt the evidence was enough to bring forth charges. Examine it for yourself. And come on! It's been 10 yrs....more than enough time for all of you to have done this simple task.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Madinah

      Thank you, Phillip

      I will look up the web-site firefighters for 911truths.org. Muslims are being scapegoated for something they did not do and those responsible should not be allowed to go free. All men should speak out against false attacks on another because we are all humans and need the help and guidance of each other.

      You have a peaceful and bless day.

      April 5, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Madinah


    four-hijack aircraft .

    April 5, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
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