In a one-to-one meeting with Bin Laden, he was told the justification for the mission.
The al-Qaeda leader told Badat that “the American economy is like a chain”, he said.
“If you break one link of the chain, the whole economy will be brought down.
“So after the 11 September attacks, this operation will ruin the aviation industry and in turn the whole economy will come down.”
Badat said his final orders were given by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man who has admitted masterminding the 11 September attacks and who is being held at Guantanamo Bay where he will be tried by a military tribunal.”