New Khalid Shaikh Mohammed stunner: "My great-grandpa sank the Maine!" [VIDEO]
(New York) Intelligence officials say that accused al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed has claimed indirect responsibility for yet another high-profile attack against American forces stationed abroad.
On Friday, after four years of solitary confinement in secret CIA-run prisons and a brisk morning of water-boarding, Mohammed admitted that his great-grandfather, Hussein abu Taba, orchestrated the 1898 bombing of the battleship U.S.S. Maine in Havana Harbor. That explosion, which killed 266 seamen, sparked the Spanish-American War.
Mohammed made waves earlier this week when he admitted to planning and/or personally executing dozens of terror attacks, including the 9/11 attacks, the "Shoe Bomber" plot, the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.