Who Murdered Daniel Pearl?

Howiekhalid.jpgIt appears that by analyzing video of the murders hands it was determined that Khalid Sheikh Mohammad was the man who beheaded Pearle. Khalid Sheikh Mohammad also confessed to the brutal murder under interrogation and said he had to switch knives to remove his head because the first one became too dull to finish.

Time:Sheik never identified KSM as the actual killer, however. The FBI deduced KSM's role only after analyzing a video of the crime, in which only the perpetrator's hands are visible. That video was released by Islamic militants soon after Pearl's murder and then widely shown on Arab television and the Internet. Eventually, the FBI obtained its own version of the original video, as well as the camera used to photograph the murder.

Once KSM was taken into custody in March 2003, a comparison of the hands shown in the video and KSM's own hands, along with other evidence, confirmed the FBI's suspicions. Then, under interrogation, KSM confessed, national security officials told TIME, admitting without remorse that he personally severed Pearl ' s head and telling interrogators he had to switch knives after the first one, " got dull. "

KSM was interrogated in secret CIA prisons along with some three dozen other key captives, including alleged terrorists Ramzi Binalshibh and Abu Zubaydah, a close associate of Osama bin Laden. U.S. officials say all were questioned as part of a special CIA program that was in effect before Congress began legislating on interrogation policy, first last December and again in anew bill that President Bush is expected to sign soon. But with their actionable intelligence value largely exhausted in recent months and the White House under political and legal pressure to alter the CIA's once-secret detention and interrogation system all the captives have been shipped to Guantanamo or to third countries.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, The real Fat Bastard.

Also see Hot Air.

Posted by: Howie at 02:13 PM


1 This guy looks like a Iranian professor at a California University.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 12, 2006 04:07 PM

2 Islam is a political organization and an enemy of the United States.

Posted by: Dale Gribble at October 12, 2006 05:39 PM

3 Islamocrats.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 12, 2006 09:05 PM

4 WTF did that extra e come from. I see now that Allahpundit(PBUH) showed mercy upon me.

Posted by: Darth Odie at October 12, 2006 09:12 PM

5 I wish he'd eat ImaMinimejihad

Posted by: Big White Infidel at October 12, 2006 10:55 PM

6 Filthy pig...I wish him and EVERY ONE OF HIS FELLOW DECEIVERS a slow and painful death.....all one billion of them.



Posted by: M ichael at October 12, 2006 10:57 PM

7 After reading about him, I have renewed disgust for the people who are aghast about Gitmo and "torture".

Posted by: Gordon at October 13, 2006 07:27 AM

8 I guess they don't make knives like they used to..........

Posted by: n.a. palm at October 13, 2006 08:45 AM

9 This man should be put on trial and given the death penalty,

Posted by: toby at October 13, 2006 09:51 AM

10 Amen Toby. If it wasn't for his information revealed under interrogation, I would have wanted him blown up by a missile rather than be taken alive.

Posted by: Some Guy at October 13, 2006 03:26 PM

11 Give him tenure at USC. He'll fit right in.

Posted by: Greyrooster at October 13, 2006 07:49 PM

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