Solved: The Mystery Of KSM’s Red Beard

KSM before he died his beard

Good to know that the guys and gals at Gitmo are given a plentiful supply of fresh fruit. Alleged terrorist mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is putting his portion to creative use, per Reuters:

Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.

Mohammed first showed up for his April arraignment hearing with his long, scraggly beard tinted a rusty red, and it remained dyed the same hue when he returned last week to the courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba.

That sparked a flurry of questions, since the rule book for the detention operation known as Joint Task Force Guantanamo, or JTF-GTMO, specifically prohibits prisoners from receiving hair dye because it can contain chemicals such as ammonia that could be used as a weapon.

Journalists asked whether someone had been smuggling contraband henna to Mohammed, who is held at a top-security camp whose very location on the Guantanamo base is kept secret. Henna is a plant often used to make hair dye.

A Pentagon spokesman, Army Lieutenant Colonel Todd Breasseale, revealed the answer on Tuesday…

[continues at Reuters]

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  • InfvoCuernos

    I’ve heard that prisoners in regular prisons use Kool-ade powder as make-up to identify them as “catchers” in the yard. I wonder if this is similar usage?

    • Matt Staggs

      Hey! Kool-Ade!

  • BuzzCoastin

    they can torture all they want
    ’cause the rule book says it’s ok
    but if someone fucks with their rules by being on the borderline
    they are stupefied into stupid machinations about the rules
    their puppet dances would be amusing if they weren’t torturing people in the process

    • http://www.sacredgeometryinternational.com/ Camron Wiltshire

      KSM was waterboarded 187′s in a month. He can dye his beard whatever flavor he wants after surviving torture at the hands of our cowardly government. He and his red beard had nothing to do with Building 7. RememberBuilding7.org

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