The alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has reportedly said that 9/11 was a result of hawkish US foreign policy and the countless deaths it has caused.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s letter, dated January 8, 2015, was addressed to “the head of the snake, Barack Obama,” the former president of the United States, AFP reported on Thursday.
US defense attorney David Nevin provided a copy of the 18-page letter to the media, and said that Khalid Sheikh started writing it in 2014.
But the letter reached the White House in the last days of Obama’s presidency, about two years after it was written, following a military judge ordered the Guantanamo Bay prison authorities to deliver it to the president, reports said.
“It was not we who started the war against you in 9/11; it was you and your dictators in our land,” wrote Khalid Sheikh, who, according to US officials, was a member of the al-Qaeda terrorist group, which guided airplanes into the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on September 11, 2001.