Guantanamo Detainees Proudly Admit To Planning 911

03.10.09 | FL News Team

The five Guantanamo Bay detainees charged with planning the September 11th terrorist attacks have filed a document that proudly claims responsibility for the most devastating foreign act of aggression ever to strike American soil.

The "New York Times" reports a document titled "The Islamic Response to the Government's Nine Accusations" was filed March 5th with the military commission at Gitmo on behalf of the detainees.

An unidentified government official reportedly released excerpts from the filing, whose authors include self-proclaimed 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed. In it, the five men call themselves the "9/11 Shura Council."

They reportedly describe how they planned the attacks, and call the killing of nearly three-thousand people an offering to God. According to the "Times," the document then refers to the charges the detainees face by saying, quote, "To us, they are not accusations. To us they are a badge of honor, which we carry with honor."

Court records indicate the men did not seek any legal action with the document, and it is unclear why they filed it in the first place. It may be released to the public in its entirety Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the future of the five authors is uncertain. President Obama suspended all military proceedings at the Guantanamo naval base back in January. The case will remain on hold until the government decides on a new course of action.