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Tuesday, July 22

Navy Prosecutor of bin Laden's Driver Admits Flight 93 Was Shot Down

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - "Osama bin Laden's driver knew the target of the fourth hijacked jetliner in the September 11 attacks, a prosecutor said on Tuesday in an attempt to draw a link between Salim Hamdan and the al Qaeda leadership in the first Guantanamo war crimes trial.

"Hamdan's lawyer said in opening statements that the Yemeni, held for nearly seven years before his trial, was just a paid employee of the fugitive al Qaeda leader, a driver in the motor pool who never joined the militant group or plotted attacks on America.

"But prosecutor Timothy Stone told the six-member jury of U.S. military officers who will decide Hamdan's guilt or innocence that Hamdan had inside knowledge of the 2001 attacks on the United States because he overheard a conversation between bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

"If they hadn't shot down the fourth plane it would've hit the dome," Stone, a Navy officer, said in his opening remarks."

More at the link. Ya' s'pose they're gonna release a second version of the movie they made, which I never saw, being loathe to watch almost everything considered mainstream these days, but wasn't there something about heroes charging the cockpit?

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