Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 others charged in 9/11 attack
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, shown in a photo obtained in 2003, is charged with terrorism and murder, among other things.
April 4th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 others charged in 9/11 attack

The United States on Wednesday announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.

"If convicted, the five accused could be sentenced to death," the Defense Department said in a statement.

Along with Mohammed, the others are Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.

The charges allege that the five are "responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Shanksville, Pa., resulting in the killing of 2,976 people," the statement said.

The five accused are charged with "terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury, and destruction of property in violation of the law of war. The convening authority has referred all charges to a joint trial."

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  1. chrissy

    I just dropped a duece in my shorts.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Well for sure its not the *big fat furry deal* that was talking about box cutters! And yea the worldly one would be a good guess for oj. You sure do know your *goddies* lee, i gotta give ya that!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @chrissy: i just took a big whiff..

      (sniiiiiffff) ... yellowbeard..

      April 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      and i was replying to saywhat with what i've always thought. had nothing to do with 'hamsta'

      April 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    and @ banasy, i was talking about lees 4:54 post not the @ oj one.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, where he was replying to saywhat.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Nevermind banasy, i already said which one.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    You're right.

    April 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ both of you, sorry i intruded. You didnt say @ saywhat, and the ONLY post that mentioned box cutters was prior to that post by you was fake hamsta. Have a great night!

    April 4, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @chrissy: no intrusion detected 🙂

      April 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ditto, what he said! 😉

      April 4, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't know if you can see the man's face, but he was wearing the biggest sht eatin grin......

      April 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't know if you can see the man's face, but he was wearing the biggest sheatin grin......

      April 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't know if you can see the man's face, but he was wearing the biggest cheese- eatin grin......

      April 4, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @banasy: i could not, but that makes it even better, confirming its joke nature 😉

      April 4, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I just saw that "Iron My Shirt" sign on the Augusta thread.
    I nearly cried, I was laughing so hard!
    I wonder if the photographer had a ringer in the crowd?

    April 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @banasy: that was brilliant. and it's the gag seen around the world.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    What in the hell is wrong with the placement here?
    I didn;t think ut went through!
    I noticed the other blogs are this way, also...
    The conversations are disjointed and hard to follow....
    Change is not always for the better...
    Put the format back to where it used to be!

    April 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hay

    Hay. What happened to those two American's who moved to Yemen while they were waiting to be called to testify in this case?

    April 5, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Pete

    These famous five ,if convicted should be beheaded the same way that's is done,middle eastern style.But in front of a world wide audience,that would deter some of these maniacal terrorists from going thru with their extreme plans.The old eye for an eye rule should be given here,its still works in the middle east for centuries and is a proven deterrent for these religious wackoes...So quit being so civilized,they know they'll get proper legal protection if caught ,but if this is done,they'll think twice before going thru with the act,throwing them off their game...

    April 5, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @pete: i doubt it.. i doubt they care how they die, as long as they die.. keeping them alive is most likely what they fear the most. no paradise, no virgins, just bubba, who will show them their feminine side..

      April 5, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
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    April 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tungal

    a difference a year makes! Especially in the life of a baby. Baby Aaron's bnoewrn session was one of my favorites ever, and I think I had more compliments on it than any other session

    April 22, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. Clayton

    If they were involved they should die but not a quick one but a slow painful death then they should burn their bodies

    April 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
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