Following his arrest, Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, one of terrorists who plotted the 9/11 attacked, penned a personal letter to former President Barrack Obama, who he referred to as the “head of the snake.” In the letter, Mohammad provided a length explanation for the terrorist attacks against the U.S.
Mohammad wrote the letter in 2015 while inside the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. However, through a court order, the letter was only released to the public a month after Obama stepped down as president.
In the 18-page document, the Kuwait-born Pakistani terrorist cited U.S. foreign policy and actions as one of the main reasons behind the 9/11 attacks. This includes the Vietnam war, which cost the lives of 58,000 Americans and the revelations from the Watergate scandal under former President Richard Nixon’s administration.
Mohammad also mentioned the U.S.’ decision to back Indonesian dictator Suharto during his 31-year reign from 1967 to 1988 and the support it provided to the Philippine government in its military actions against Muslim terrorists in the region of Mindanao. In addition, the 9/11 plotter also noted that the U.S. violated Sharia law by establishing military bases in various areas of the Arabian Peninsula.
Although the 9/11 attacks occurred in 2001 during George W. Bush’ presidency, Mohammad still included a personal message to Obama, strongly hinting his grievances against the latter’s administration. He stated that even though Obama presented the appearance of being a multicultural leader, he still dedicated his presidency to his financial backers, and not the people.
“Many of your people thought before you won your election that you were a smart attorney with a multicultural background, but when any president enters the White House and sits in the chair in the Oval Office, he has to forget all his promises and fundamental values and start to work on the tasks of his lords who paid for his election campaign,” Mohammad wrote.