May 31st, 2011
02:25 PM ET

Official: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 9/11 conspirators to be re-charged for tribunal

The Pentagon will announce Tuesday that charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged co-conspirators in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are being refiled to allow prosecution before a military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base, a defense official confirmed.

The move comes after the Obama administration dropped plans to prosecute the suspects in federal court in New York.

Besides Mohammed, the other suspects to face charges of participating in the 9/11 plot are Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali and Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi. All five are at Guantanamo.

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  1. Sheiko Da Chimp

    What is military tribunal? How can I attend?

    May 31, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam

      its where they are tried byt he military, with less rights than civilians. Rules are different. Lol and no you can't go

      May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • 9/11 Was a Shakespeare performance

      Had an ex gf who's back was as hairy as KSM's. Sentencing the fleshy meat puppet is like cutting off Charles Manson's pinky toe as punishment. You must destroy the unholy ghost that controls all evil men and women.

      May 31, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Chorizo at breakfast, chorizo at lunch, chorizo at suppertime.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PJinChicago

    You're not in the military, and it's not discretionary.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SgtSerge

    It would be nice if they stated how much tax payer money was "budgeted" for this purpose =)

    May 31, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      The toilet paper that you just used Serge, cost $15 dollars.... per sheet.

      May 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • SgtSerge

      Call me slow, but what the phuck are you talking about?

      May 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brent

      a heck of a lot less than bringing them to the states and having a normal trial.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    When is Bush going to be charged?

    May 31, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • A-10 avenger

      Damn i wish. He should be punished for what he made us do in Iraq. Its not fair.

      May 31, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MBHLfester

      for what?

      May 31, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      I was just going to ask the same question, Joe. When is the Bush crime family going to be charged?

      May 31, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugsy

      ...for 'wrongful death' x 1000s. 'Murder' if you will. He has a whole lot of blood on his hands.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |

      Bush will go down as one of the biggest war criminals of all time

      May 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brent


      May 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • logan

      The only charge that you can charge bush with is being stupid, witch it isnt a crime yet but you give them time that will be a crime.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • willy

      the winning side writes history and doesn't get charged for war crimes. too bad, too, cause bush is no better than saddam

      May 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnnyDH

      Bush will never get charged. He is a hero.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sheiko da Chimp

    At whoms discretion must I be? I must speak with this military.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sgt. Rock

      You wont get in to the tribunal. But with a name like that, they may just go ahead and throw you in.

      May 31, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Your an Idiot.

      May 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hello


      Normally I wouldn't point out such things... but when putting together such a well-thought out, 3-word sentence to insult someone else, you really shouldn't come across as such a moron yourself. It's "you're", as in the combination of "you" and "are", not "your".


      May 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Pix


    You're not slow.
    He's trolling.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • SgtSerge

      Thank you, was just wondering if I missed something.... more and more tolls on here....

      May 31, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  8. albatross

    what about Dick cheney, rumsfeld & Juliani? those are the ones who pulled the trigger on the controlled demolition explosives

    May 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      ah, another one of those conspiracy theories, one of the dumber ones too

      May 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • And now, for something completely different

      You wouldn't have sounded TOO crazy...if you learned how to spell Giuliani correctly...

      May 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • willy

      well at least juliani was nice enought to warn everone, on camera, that building 7 was about to come down.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Truthhurts

    The pakistani military and intelligence was implicit in the terrorists attacks of 9-11 and for the past 62 years in the South asian region, the gov't is aware of this yet we fund the Pakistani military and ISI.....WHY?

    BTW: those who doubt it, see who was the Pakistani ISI chief and Air force chief in 200- and you will connect the dots

    May 31, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe

    I clicked on this thinking we might see something about Cheney and the gang... oh well. The people here are guilty too, so some justice is happening. RULE OF LAW!

    May 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Upon reexamination of the article, I suppose that "the gang" would have to have been charged in the first place in order to be "re-charged." My mistake.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Sheiko da Chimp

    I beg yourpardon, how can I contact the president bush or Dick Cheney? At their discretion I must attend. Thank you.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • clemens

      Dude you wont be able to attend; unless you want to be prosecuted

      May 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Andreas Moser

    I hope you don't mean "re-charged" in the battery-sense of the word.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jasociety

    So I wonder when Buch and Cheney (The real conspirators) will face charges for 9/11...

    May 31, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasociety

      Sorr that should be "Bush" not "Buch" although his name should probably be spelled C-R-O-O-K

      May 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kramer

      You're an idiot. Go back to your stupid close-minded liberal media sites. We should charge Bush for Pearl Harbor too!!! MORON

      May 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jasociety

      Calling a liberal close minded is a contradiction of terms... I made one statement how can your peabrain come to the conclusion that I am close minded? Because I am one of the few who actually educated myself on 9/11 and can see that it is as plain as the nose on your face that 9/11 was a false flag attack perpetrated by our president and his cronies to create mass hysteria and capitolize on there investments in the military industrial complex? I'm sure your idiocy will bleed out some ignorant retort about me being un-american but if anything I am a patriot because I have at least opened my eyes to the possibility that our governement can and will turn against us if the politicians will is based on greed and not on the best interests of its' citizens.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Kramer

    Hey Joe, what would they charge Bush for, moron! For bringing down Sadaam? Or for keeping US citizens safe from another attack?

    May 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You have a hard time figuring out the "reply" feature on this site don't you? You will never be taken seriously until you learn the internets noob.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kramer

    What do you care how much taxpayer money it costs? Do you even pay taxes? Or are you just one of the millions of Americans who drain the system and pay their small, insignificant amount? Don't worry about it, if it cost $1 or $1Billion, YOU won't be paying anything more than the little you pay now.

    May 31, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ratso Rizzo

      Kramer from Seinfeld?

      May 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kramer

      I prefer Cosmo.

      May 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
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