A military judge has set the date for the trials of the five masterminds behind 9/11. The trial will be held on January 11th, 2021 at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
That’s over a year away. In this case, I don’t care about the delay because all five have to be held until trial anyway and thus cannot be released by a liberal judge. The five defendants are Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Mustafa al Hawsawi, and Ammar al-Baluchi. Mohammed confessed to his role in the plot back in 2007.
The trial will be held at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to CBS News. The leader of the group, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, confessed in 2007 that he had supervised the plot. CBS News noted, “Judge Colonel W. Shane Cohen issued a 10-page scheduling order Thursday, giving prosecutors an October 10 deadline to provide materials for the case.”
The New York Times reported, “The date set by the judge, Col. W. Shane Cohen of the Air Force, signals the start of the selection of a military jury at Camp Justice, the war court convening at the Navy base in Cuba. It is the first time that a trial judge in the case actually set a start-of-trial date, despite requests by prosecutors since 2012 to two earlier judges to do so.”
On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four commercial passenger planes. Two of the planes were flown directly into the World Trade Centers in New York City; one crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth, United Flight 93, crashed into a Pennsylvania field when passengers fought back against the hijackers.