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Suspected 9/11 Mastermind Confesses to More Plots


The list of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's confessions released by the Defense Department, ranges from real terror attacks to plots that never happened. One claim was censored.

Mohammed claimed responsibility for beheading Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002. He also took responsibility for a "shoe-bombing" plot to bring down two U.S. airplanes.

Mohammed said he planned dozens of other attacks that never happened, including plots to kill former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, the late Pope John Paul II, and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

He also said he planned to blow up the Panama Canal, and to destroy U.S. embassies in Indonesia, Australia and Japan.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP.

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