US Government Has Spent $161M on Keeping 9/11 Terrorist Alive Since 2003
American taxpayers foot the bill for keeping terror mastermind alive
The mastermind of the horrific 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has been kept alive with American taxpayers' help since 2003 as his trial remains in limbo.
Sheikh Mohammed scheduled trial in January was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, the bill to keep him alive at the Guantanamo Bay detention center keeps increasing at the expense of U.S taxpayers.
So far, the US government has spent $161.5 million on keeping Sheikh Mohammed alive, Fox News reported.
According to a New York Times article from 2019, it costs the American taxpayer $13 million per prisoner per year to house inmates at Guantanamo.
Based on the NYT estimate, Mohammed has cost the U.S. $221 million.
Mohammed, who confessed to masterminding the 2001 terror attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon, was recently prioritized by Joe Biden for the new COVID-19 vaccine while Americans wait for theirs.
Biden's move was described as “disgusting” and “f**king nuts" by Heroes of 9/11.
Neon Nettle earlier reported that terrorist prosecutor, Clayton G. Trivett Jr., wrote to defense lawyers “that an official in the Pentagon has just signed a memo approving the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine to the detainee population in Guantánamo.”
Outrage ensued after the news of terrorists being prioritized for the COVID vaccine.
Brian Sullivan, a retired special security agent with the Federal Aviation Administration, said:
“I’m incensed. It’s totally outrageous. I’m 75. I haven’t gotten my COVID vaccine."
A day later, Neon Nettle reported that The Pentagon halted Biden's plan to prioritize terrorists and other detainees and Guantanamo Bay for COVID-19 vaccines.
On Saturday, the Department of Defense (DOD) announced that it is "pausing" the vaccination plan.
The decision has come after accusations from 9/11 survivors and Republicans that the Biden administration is prioritizing terror suspects over Americans.
"No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated," DOD Press Secretary John Kirby tweeted.
No Guantanamo detainees have been vaccinated. We’re pausing the plan to move forward, as we review force protection protocols. We remain committed to our obligations to keep our troops safe.— John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) January 30, 2021
The order was signed on Jan. 27 by Terry Adirim, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs who was sworn in as a Biden appointee on Inauguration Day, a Pentagon spokesman told the New York Post.
"It will be administered voluntarily and in accordance with the Department’s priority distribution plan," a spokesman told the outlet.