Zacarias Moussaoui

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9/11 '20th Hijacker': Saudi Royals Funded al-Qaeda

Zacarias Moussaoui says Saudi official spoke of shooting Air Force One

(Newser) - When the families of 9/11 victims decided to sue Saudi Arabia , Zacarias Moussaoui wanted to testify. In October, a team of lawyers interviewed the so-called "20th hijacker" from the Colorado supermax prison where he's serving a life sentence. What he had to say was shocking: He alleges that... More »

9/11 Victim's Spouse Goes to Gitmo to Save Plotters' Lives

Blake Allison meets with defendants' lawyers

(Newser) - The husband of a 9/11 victim opposes the death penalty in all cases—and he went to Guantanamo to fight for his beliefs. Blake Allison won one of 10 slots in a 9/11 mourners' lottery, allowing him to visit the island for the arraignment of admitted mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed.... More »

WikiLeaks Might Have Stopped 9/11

Security officials say they might have resorted to warnings on site

(Newser) - If WikiLeaks were around in 2001, it might have helped prevent the 9/11 attacks, argue Coleen Rowley and Bogdan Dzakovic in the LA Times . “There were a lot of us in the run-up to 9/11 who had seen warning signs,” they explain. “But we worked for ossified... More »

CIA Destroyed More Tapes Than Admitted: Feds

(Newser) - The CIA destroyed 92 tapes of terror interrogations, far more than has previously been acknowledged, according to new documents. The revelation came in a letter filed today by government lawyers in New York, where the ACLU has filed a lawsuit seeking more details of terror interrogation programs. More »

US Visitors Face Tough New Rules

Tourists must register online information 3 days before trip

(Newser) - Visitors to the US who don't need visas will have to register personal information online before traveling this summer, reports ABC News. The information will be used for background checks and scrutiny of travel plans. European officials have threatened to introduce similar rules in retaliation. The new regulations would apply... More »

CIA Sat on Tapes of Al Qaeda Questionings

Agency told court no recordings existed during trial of Moussaoui

(Newser) - Though it twice declared otherwise in court, the CIA has three video and audio recordings of high-level al Qaeda interrogations, federal prosecutors revealed yesterday. The defense team for convicted terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui requested the tapes, but the CIA denied their existence. The tapes probably won’t undo Moussaoui’s conviction—... More »

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