Yesterday, the whole nation was shocked by confessed would-be 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui’s statement in court that he was part of a fifth Al Qaeda cell that was supposed to hijack another plane on 9/11, along with convicted would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid and other, unnamed co-conspirators, and fly it into the White House.
I gotta call bullshit on this. Moussaoui has long been called “the 20th hijacker,” and I think that it was no coincidence that each plane was taken by five terrorists — except for Flight 93, which had only four. Moussaoui would have been the fifth, and perhaps his absence was the key element that let the passengers successfully thwart the plan. Further, Flight 93 was on course for Washington when it was brought down.
I suspect Moussaoui — who’s not the brightest bulb around — is simply tossing out crap to confuse and aggravate his prosecutors. There has never been any prior connection established between Reid and the 9/11 attacks. And both of these two bozos are failures and embarassments to terrorists worldwide. To try to tie himself and Reid into a non-existent fifth cell, Moussaoui might hope to get the government to waste time and energy and scarce resources into looking for these fictional terrorists.
Regardless, Moussaoui was a part of Al Qaeda and a part of the 9/11 plots. It was his own ineptitude that kept him off a plane on that day, and he ought to be put to death as quickly as possible. There is absolutely no reason to keep him alive, paid for by the nation that he sought to destroy.