Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Moussaoui's Target: The White House

From Reuters:
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) - September 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui talked of his dream to fly an airplane into the White House more than a year before the hijacked aircraft attacks, a witness linked to al Qaeda testified in federal court on Wednesday.

Fazi Bafana, formerly a treasurer of a unit of Jemaah Islamiah, which is linked to al Qaeda, revealed discussion of that dream in videotaped testimony played during Moussaoui's sentencing trial.

"He told me he had a dream. He dreamed to fly an airplane ... into the White House," Bafana said. "He told me he informed (Osama bin Laden) what he dreamed and (bin Laden) said go ahead. He asked me to assist him."
When the defense cross-examined Bafana he said that he thought Moussaoui was "cuckoo". Of course the "cuckoo" defense might work better if jetliners had not, in fact, actually been flown into buildings on September 11, 2001.

Also posted at The Jawa Report.