Still More KSM Doubts

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Jonathan’s and my blogs yesterday raised questions about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s confessions. Today suspicions continue to grow. Larisa Alexandrovna of Raw Story suggests in her blog, At-Largely, that at least one of KSM’s targets didn’t exist when he decided to blow it up.

KSM says in his confession: “I was responsible for planning, training, surveying, and financing for the New (or Second) Wave of attacks against the following skyscrapers after 9/11: …Plaza Bank, Washington state.”

Larisa looked up Plaza Bank’s website and found that the Plaza Bank was not founded until 2006. According to their official Web site:

“Founded in early 2006, with a vision of creating the leading commercial bank in the Pacific Northwest, Plaza Bank’s story quickly captured the hearts and passion of some of the region’s leading business minds. From Jack Creighton, former CEO of Weyerhaeuser and United Airlines, to former Seattle Mariner Edgar Martinez, and nationally acclaimed salon operator Gene Juárez, the story of a bank founded to bring “class to the mass” simply could not be contained.”

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