Moussaui & the Official 9/11 Story

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Moussaoui Asks to Withdraw Guilty Plea

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By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN, Associated Press Writer Mon May 8, 7:53 PM ET

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui says he lied on the witness stand about being involved in the terrorist plot and wants to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial. The judge turned him down. <!--StartFragment -->

Moussaoui said he was "extremely surprised" that he was sentenced to life in prison instead of execution and now believes he can get a fair trial from an American jury.

In a motion filed Friday but released Monday, Moussaoui said he testified on March 27 that he was supposed to hijack a fifth plane on Sept. 11, 2001, and fly it into the White House "even though I knew that was a complete fabrication.";_ylt=A9FJqaBH6F9EIJAAWAkTv5UB;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl

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MSNBC VIDEO: Moussaoui wore 'stun belt' for new testimony

Total Information Analysis | March 28 2006

If you're looking for a reason why Zacarias Moussaoui suddenly testified today to a version of the 9/11 plotline that sounds more like the Official story than even the official Whitewash Commission report, this video may have the answer.

In it, NBC news reporter Pete Williams lets slip that Moussaoui is wearing a "Stun belt" underneath his clothing controlled by US Marshals. MSNBC host Dan Abrams gets some more details on the stun belt.

A taste of the exchange:

WILLIAMS: The old outbursts were gone... He was very docile today... We believe that he's wearing one of those stun belts, and it may be that he was very worried about doing anything that would cause those Marshals to press the button....

ABRAMS: A stun belt? They literally have something around his waist? That they can push a button and?

WILLIAMS: [Pause] Well...