Arraignment for accused 9/11 mastermind underway
May 5th, 2012
10:05 AM ET

Arraignment for accused 9/11 mastermind underway

From CNN Producer Larry Shaughnessy in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:

The arraignment for accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others before a military commission in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is underway.

But almost immediately after they began,  the proceedings were bogged down by side issues.

Along with Mohammed, the other defendents are Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, and Mustafa Ahmed Adam al Hawsawi.

The five are charged with terrorism, hijacking aircraft, conspiracy, murder in violation of the law of war, attacking civilians, attacking civilian objects, intentionally causing serious bodily injury and destruction of property in violation of the law of war. The charges allege that the five are "responsible for the planning and execution of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., resulting in the killing of 2,976 people," the Defense Department said.

Follow updates on the arraignment here.

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  4. Random

    Question, why do these people deserve a trial when every other suspect who is suspected for similar and even lesser activities does not?

    May 6, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply

    i am nt to believe dat dis case hav nt being tried till date.

    May 6, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  6. dreamer96

    In 1966, Cleve Backster, a former interrogator for the CIA and a leading authority on lie detection, conducted experiments in plant ESP, using polygraph, or lie-detector, to measure the galvanic skin reflex (GSR)...and the plants responded.. even could seemed to be able to tell when the people around them were lying...

    Studies were done with plants, shrubs and small trees, by hooking up electrical sensors to many different plant's leaves they could measure the electrical currents in the plants...They setup a test..

    They had some people come into the green house and water the plants and talk to them nicely, praise them, and say kind words to them, play music, and wipe their leafs down with damp sponges and the plants reacted one way...

    Then they had other people walk into the green house and rip the leafs, and burn the leafs, and yell and curse at the plants, and they reacted another way...

    It reached the point where the plants would react as soon as the people entered the green house...the pants seemed to know if they for the nice, or the bad people..The plants nearest first reacted, then a wave moved across the green house....the plants were communicating here comes the nice people, or here comes the bad people..

    Maybe we just need a bunch of plants at our Air Ports security stations..hooked up to each passenger passes by, we check the plants reaction to them on the polygraph..If the plants say you are a bad do not get on the plane..

    May 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
    • :)

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      May 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Reply
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