Mukhtar’s Memorial Mission; together, we will stop KSM’s next attack upon America

“KSM describes a grandiose original plan … KSM himself was to land the tenth plane at a U.S. airport and, after killing all adult male passengers on board and alerting the media, deliver a speech excoriating U.S. support for Israel, the Philippines, and repressive governments in the Arab world. Beyond KSM’s rationalizations about targeting the U.S. economy, this vision gives a better glimpse of his true ambitions. This is theater, a spectacle of destruction with KSM as the self-cast star — the superterrorist.” — page 154, 9/11 Commission Report

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to fly Khalid Shiekh Mohammed into New York City, cloak him and his four “co-defendants” with liberties they would deny every American, and gamble he can get the worst of the worst past a gauntlet of federal judges and Supreme Court Justices.

We say to President Obama and Attorney General Holder, “We will fight you all the way” and we are calling for reinforcements.

We ask you to join us at noon this coming Saturday, December 5, in Foley Square in lower Manhattan, read and co-sign our letter to the President, and tell your Members of Congress to stop this travesty. (If you announce the rally on your web site, email a link to and we’ll list you in the Honor Guard on 911NeverForget.Us.)

In April 2009, FBI Agent Ali Soufan told Newsweek what they learned from Abu Zubaydah about Khalid Shiekh Mohammed:

“Soufan … showed him photos of a number of terror suspects who were high on the bureau’s priority list. Abu Zubaydah looked at one of them and said, “That’s Mukhtar.” Now it was Soufan who was stunned. The FBI had been trying to determine the identity of a mysterious “Mukhtar,” whom bin Laden kept referring to on a tape he made after 9/11. Now Soufan knew: Mukhtar was the man in the photo, terror fugitive Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and, as Abu Zubaydah blurted out, “the one behind 9/11.””

Lower Manhattan is hallowed ground.

The streets surrounding Ground Zero on September 12, 2001

Twelve days after 9/11, we attended a meeting of families and firefighters near Ground Zero. As I stepped from the car, my shoes sunk down into perhaps inch-deep pulverized concrete. It was seeded with the molecules of several thousand precious souls and the blood of hundreds of heroes; that dust also covered nearby Foley Square and the same federal courthouse where Eric Holder wants to give war criminals due process.

Khalid Shiekh Mohammed does not want a change of venue; he wants to lord over Ground Zero. Any Article III court trial would force the use of significant amounts of federal and local security assets yet, in lower Manhattan, it would come with a bonus: the need to greatly increase security on nearby Wall Street, at the World Trade Center construction site, and on September 11, 2011 when the Memorial is to be dedicated.

On September 11, innocent civilians in the air and on the ground were the primary target and 2,921 of them were slaughtered. At what was a secondary target, the Pentagon, 55 active duty soldiers, sailors, and airmen were Killed in Action when an unlawful enemy combatant overshot the White House and Capitol area, banked hard right and down, and struck them with a commercial airliner that had been turned into a weapon of mass destruction.

In the air and on the ground, those were all war crimes. Military Commissions were created by Congress to prosecute them and protect national security, both Presidents Obama and Bush have signed the Military Commissions Act into law, and the Supreme Court has recently confirmed them as Constitutional. 9/11 was not a tragedy or homicide; it was an act of genocide committed by war criminals.

That’s why we will be in Foley Square this coming Saturday and ask you to again stand with us.


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  13 comments for “Mukhtar’s Memorial Mission; together, we will stop KSM’s next attack upon America

  1. carmela castaldo
    December 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I think Bloomberg and Kelly should step up and tell Holder that these
    terrorist should be tried in a military court and not in New York….
    and if this is all polical, we should get rid of these politicans
    We are being dictated to ….we have to defend our rights.

  2. Timothy Bair
    December 6, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    The framers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and ascribed therein the term DESPOTS to our enemies for a reason! So that we may never forget what drives and motivates them. We enumerated our grievances there for a reason also…so that succeeding generations would know how to recognize their despotic and evil deeds, lest we succumb to them also.

    It appears our domestic enemies today as well feel quite comfortable coming out of the woodwork knowing that they are under the kind protection of a long suffering American citizenry and taxpayer.

    What is wrong in a country which prides itself upon its due process rights, yet allows a mass murdering illegal enemy combatant the rights of a citizen before a civilian court, yet at the same time DENIES those same rights to four NAVY SEALS who are AMERICANS, who fight for their country, and yet are court martialled for giving the enemy a fat lip!!!!!!!!?

    It is ironic that for years the international and domestic America haters have claimed that unlawful enemy combatant Guantanamo prisoners were being denied Geneva Convention rights, which no international body or court recognizes under any treaty, yet contradict themselves in their willingness to violate that same Convention by parading these PRISONERS OF WAR THROUGH A CIVILIAN TRIAL!! THIS DEFIES THEIR OWN TWISTED LOGIC!


  3. don calton
    December 4, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Our government has been taken over (through illegal activies and deception and cheating) by people who who hate our military, our way of life, our freedom, our prosperity, our faith in the only true God, and our Constitution. They love our enemies, those who hate us, want to kill us, and see us on our knees. All they want is to tax us into poverty, keep us dependent on them, like slaves, and control us.

    Yet we just watch our big screen TV’s, sit on our couch’s, have a beer and think, “There is nothing to worry about, the Democrats and Republican’s, they’re all the same.” Will we ever wake up!!!!

  4. Richard Barker
    December 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    After the last election, why oh why are we outraged? America, you should have woke up 11 months ago. Like a voice in the wilderness.

  5. steve
    December 3, 2009 at 10:30 am

    When I came home From Iraq I was diagnosed with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, (a medical term that simply means that as long as I live I WILL NEVER FORGET!) I was told that I am sick that I am not Right. Then I turned on the TV and I see Dick Durbin saying American soldiers are committing acts of torture at places like Abu Grab and Quantico because they had a Al Qaeda terrorist who saws civilians heads off with their hands tied behind their backs, Al Qaeda terrorist who place bombs on three year old children, Al Qaeda terrorist who came in our country when we were at peace and murdered over two thousand American civilians, and they had these terrorist standing on a bar stool with a dunce cap on their head and that’s Torture! Why in the hell didn’t he say a damned thing about Matt Maupin, Shoshana Johnson, Edgar Hernandez, James Riley, Patrick Miller, Joseph Hudson, Jacob N. Fritz, Jonathan B. Chism, Shawn P. Falter, Jonathon M. Millican, or any of the other American soldiers who have been captured during this war! Private Kristian Menchaca of Houston and Private Thomas Tucker of Oregon were captured by terrorists in Iraq , hacked to death, their eyes gouged, their bodies defiled. In fact it was the American soldiers who have died including all those who have been captured in this war (and I haven’t seen any enemy POW camps but I’ve seen a shit load of bodies that have been tortured to death by these scum that Dick Durbin is defending!) that give Dick Durbin the FREEDOM to call them nazis for putting some Al-Qaida dirt bag on a bar stool with pajamas and a dunce cap! I might have PTSD but I’m not the one who is sick it’s DICK DURBIN!

    Editor — Thanks, Steve, for your service to our country. Hang in there.

  6. donald t. brudie
    December 3, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Where is the outrage of the American People. I do not believe Eric Holder when he asserts that this was his idea. Assuming arguendo that it is his idea where is the president and why is he allowing this to take place? Why aren’t our Reps in DC screaming for his resignation when that same group, especially Schumer, demanded AG Gonzalez’ resignation for firing AAGs. Where is the moral equivalence?

  7. December 2, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    It is a good thing KSM wasn’t killed when he was first found, and it good he wasn’t brought straight to civilian trial (although he should never be, hopefully we’ll stop it), because we interrogated, gained valuable intel, and saved lives. Now it’s time to execute the savage via a military tribunal, not put NY through unnecessary risk and psychological trauma for a circus show trial (because KSM won’t be released even if somehow acquited, and they’re still using military tribunals for other detainees).

  8. Judith Reiss
    December 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    As a mother who lost her 23 year old son on September 11th, and recently visited GTMO and saw this animal in action, I am grief-stricken that Eric Holder has made a decision to move KSM to Manhattan. My son deserves justice. This terrorist does not deserve the rights he stole from the Americans he murdered. NOR does he deserve the media circus his being in NYC will feed. I only wish that the brave young men and women who found him had just killed him then and there.

  9. BostonJake
    December 2, 2009 at 9:40 am

    As a 20+ year Military veteran of this country, I am absolutely discussed by the way this this country is headed. This country is getting more screwed up by the minute. What ever happened to common sense and respect for the families who have lost their loved ones?

    The solution… For anyone who attempts, or performs any act of terrorism against this country: Fry Em all!

  10. December 1, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    The President never asked Ray Kelly or Bloomberg if and how this show trial debacle could be handled, never asked about the impact on the citizens of New York, and why?

    Because it clearly is not a mattered to be considered for him There is Obama and there is Obama and that is all there is.

    As THE ONE he is now a broadway producer, producing the biggest show on the great white way and KSM is the star. “This is theater, a spectacle of destruction with KSM as the self-cast star — the superterrorist.” — Tickets will be available through Move On. org, the DNC and code pink courtesy of your local emergency room.

  11. December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    The more we fight against this atrocity, the less they can ignore their selfish, foolish blunder. Keep the terrorists out of our city.

  12. Steve O'Conor
    December 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I met with NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly the morning Holder announced his decision. I wish I had known at the time; I would have personally conveyed my sentiment as a family member of one of our military officers killed in the Pentagon attack. This is simply not right. The attack upon our nation on September 11 was an act of war. Those responsible must be brought to justice by way of a military tribunal, not by the criminal justice system. To do otherwise would be a criminal injustice!

  13. Robert Reeg
    December 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    I think Marcus Tullius Cicero said best 2,000 years ago when he stated before the Roman Senate, “I tell you that freedom does not mean the freedom to exploit law in order to destroy it! It is not freedom which permits the Trojan Horse to be wheeled within the gates * * *. He who is not for Rome and Roman Law and Roman liberty is against Rome. He who espouses tyranny and oppression and the old dead despotisms is against Rome. He who plots against established authority and incites the populace to violence is against Rome. He cannot ride two horses at the same time. We cannot be for lawful ordinances and for an alien conspiracy at one and the same moment.”

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