pentagon releases edited interview with ‘9/11 mastermind’

pentagon releases edited interview with '9/11 mastermind'from kltv: The Pentagon has released an audio tape of a closed court session with the suspected mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

The words of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed have been censored. The Defense Department decided to edit out his comments about his justification for waging a holy war against the United States.

A spokesman says a number of experts listened to the tape and expressed fears it could be used by other militants as a propaganda tool. So, about 10 minutes of the 40-minute tape have been deleted for its release.

The tape comes from a court session at Guantanamo Bay in March that determined Mohammed would be declared an “enemy combatant” and held indefinitely.

At the hearing, Mohammed confessed to the beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl and to playing a central part in 30 other worldwide attacks and plots that killed thousands of victims.

(Click here to read a summary of the evidence. Click here to read a summary of the evidence 109kb PDF)

(Click here to read the full testimony transcript. Click here to read the full testimony transcript 1.35mb PDF)

(Click here to listen to the KSM hearing. Click here to listen to the KSM hearing 24.8mb MP3)

update: censored audio of 9/11 mastermind ksm confession
from raw story: The Pentagon Thursday posted a censored audio version of testimony from September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed on its website deleting parts about the beheading of US reporter Daniel Pearl, officials said.

A Pentagon spokesman said the passage was deleted from the audio version of Mohammed’s hearing before a military panel at the US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba because of its potential propaganda value.

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The following audio/video clip is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast on September 13.