Oct 20, 2012 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard
(NY POST) GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE — He’s an international terror mastermind — but he needs his beauty sleep!
Cranky mass murderer Khalid Sheikh Mohammed griped to the judge that the long days are making him too tired to concentrate – and actually won his bid to have court break at 4 p.m. every day.
The motion also prevents guards from waking him up before 6 a.m.
KSM claimed that the long days and lack of sleep were triggering flashbacks to his torture at the hands of the CIA. He said he’s extra tired because of all the prep time needed for strip searches, prayer and personal hygiene.
The motion was filed Sunday, and the earlier break time went into effect the next day.
“For Mr. Mohammad, the worst thing about sleep deprivation in the present is that it will almost inevitably trigger a re-traumatization and retriggering of the sleep deprivation torture techniques inflicted upon him in the past at the hands of other American guards,” wrote his attorneys.
His motion cited the arraignment of he and his fellow terrorists in May, where court proceedings in some cases lasted 13 hours.
Mohammad and the four other monsters on trial get up each day at 5 a.m. and are shuttled to the court complex from top-secret detention facility 45 minutes away.
Army Col. James Pohl, the presiding judge, said today that court has been breaking at 4 pm. “because of the early hour the accused are awakened.”
Mohammed’s victims blasted the decision.
Marty Toyen, of Avon, Conn., whose 24-year-old daughter, Amy, was killed in the World Trade Center attacks, was surprised to learn the judge was catering to the whims of the sleep-loving terror beast:
“I bet when he was a rebel leader out there in the fields, he wasn’t getting a full night’s sleep,” he said. “He’s just trying to slow everything [he trial process] down. Maybe he’s gotten used to the good life since he’s been here.”
The court did not immediately respond to a request for comment.