February 5, 2015

DO WE STILL HAVE TO PRETEND HE WASN'T INVOLVED?:

Moussaoui Calls Saudi Princes Patrons of Al Qaeda (SCOTT SHANE, FEB. 3, 2015, NY Times)

In highly unusual testimony inside the federal supermax prison, a former operative for Al Qaeda has described prominent members of Saudi Arabia's royal family as major donors to the terrorist network in the late 1990s and claimed that he discussed a plan to shoot down Air Force One with a Stinger missile with a staff member at the Saudi Embassy in Washington. [...]

Mr. Moussaoui's testimony, if judged credible, provides new details of the extent and nature of that support in the pre-9/11 period. In more than 100 pages of testimony, filed in federal court in New York on Monday, he comes across as calm and largely coherent, though the plaintiffs' lawyers questioning him do not challenge his statements.

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