Friday 25 May 2012

KSM pics smuggled out of Gitmo? I don't think so

New photos of 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed have appeared on the internet. According to NBC's Jim Miklaszewski, the Pentagon is investigating how the pictures reached the al-Ebdaa website, suggesting - rather amusingly - that they may have been smuggled out of Guantanamo Bay, where KSM is presently on trial in front of a military tribunal. 
Somehow I doubt very much that these pics were smuggled out. The new pics are similar to pictures given previously to KSM's family by the International Red Cross in July 2009 and this is the most likely explanation of their origin. They show the terrorist planner wearing an array of headgear. One pic shows him holding a book, presumably a copy of the Koran. As a strict moslem, presumably KSM does not cut his beard. Based on the length of his beard in the new photos I would guess they were taken at the same time as those issued previously.

Old pic of KSM:

'New' pic of KSM:

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