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News ::
9/11 - one year on
17 Aug 2002
Modified: 19 Aug 2002
One year on and yet still even the most basic of questions remain, why is that so?
War is being waged, but what I consider to be rather basic, considering, questions still remain unanswered, nearly one year on from 9/11, why is that so?

On the subject of the much quoted "19 hijackers" alone I have many questions, below are just a few of them, they're simple, can anyone answer them?
If not, we really need to think about why that is.

I want to know who the hijackers were and where they came from.
I also want to know how the FBI managed, within 48 hours of the attacks, to get details and some rather nice photos of 19 men - the "hijackers."

The list produced by the FBI can be seen here, there's a link for each flight, showing names and photos etc:

http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/penttbom/penttbomb.htm

Does anyone have an updated list? Is there one?
If there is I've yet to find it.

I ask because:

Saeed Alghamdi, Mohand Alshehri, Abdul aziz Alomari, Salem Alhazmi
"It was proved that five of the names included in the FBI list had nothing to do with what happened." - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal told the Arabic Press after meeting with President George W. Bush on Sept. 20th
Saudi officials at the embassy were unable to verify the whereabouts of the fifth accused hijacker, Khalid Al-Mihdhar. However, Arab newspapers say Al-Mihdhar is still alive. Saeed Alghamdi, Mohand Alshehri, Abdul aziz Alomari and Salem Alhazmi "are not dead and had nothing to do with the heinous terror attacks in New York and Washington." The Saudi Arabian embassy told The Orlando Sentinel.

Khalid Al-Mihdhar (Flight 77)

Saudi officials at the the Saudi embassy were unable to verify the whereabouts of Khalid Al-Mihdhar. However, Arab newspapers say Al-Mihdhar is still alive. "..there are suggestions that another suspect, Khalid Al Midhar, may also be alive. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1559000/155915

Waleed Alshehri (Flight 11, trained Pilot)

Saudi national Waleed Alshehri, is living in Casablanca, according to an official with the Royal Air Moroc, the Moroccan commercial airline. According to the unnamed official, Alshehri lived in Dayton Beach, Fla., where he took flight training at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Now he works for a Moroccan airline.
On Sept. 22, Associated Press reported that Alshehri had spoken to the U.S. embassy in Morocco. "His photograph was released by the FBI, and has been shown in newspapers and on television around the world. That same Mr Al-Shehri has turned up in Morocco, proving clearly that he was not a member of the suicide attack. " - Daily Trust 24th September 2001
"He was reported to have been in Hollywood, Florida, for a month earlier this year but his father, Ahmed, said that Waleed was alive and well and living in Morocco." - Telegraph
"Another of the men named by the FBI as a hijacker in the suicide attacks on Washington and New York has turned up alive and well." - BBC 23rd September 2001

http://allafrica.com/stories/200109240325.html
http://news.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/20/wterr12
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1559000/155915

Abdul aziz Alomari (Flight 11, trained Pilot)
2 men with same name joined together it seems - into a hijacking terrorist.

Mr Omari Number 1

Mr. Al-Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines, walked into the US embassy in Jeddah to demand why he was being reported as a dead hijacker in the American media."a pilot with Saudi Airlines, was astonished to find himself accused of hijacking as well as being dead and has visited the US consulate in Jeddah to demand an explanation." - Independent 17th September 2001

Mr Omari Number 2

"a Saudi man has reported to authorities that he is the real Abdulaziz Alomari, and claims his passport was stolen in 1995 while he studied electrical engineering at the University of Denver. Alomari says he informed police of the theft." - ABCNews
"I couldn't believe it when the FBI put me on their list. They gave my name and my date of birth, but I am not a suicide bomber. I am here. I am alive. I have no idea how to fly a plane. I had nothing to do with this." - Telegraph 23rd September 2001
"The name [listed by the FBI] is my name and the birth date is the same as mine, but I am not the one who bombed the World Trade Center in New York," Abdulaziz Alomari told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.
"Alomari has since been found in Saudi Arabia and is apparently cleared in the case" - New York Times
"Saudi Embassy officials in Washington have challenged his identity. They say a Saudi electrical engineer named Abdulaziz Alomari had his passport and other papers stolen in 1996 in Denver when he was a student and reported the theft to police there at the time. " - BBC
"The second Abdulaziz Al Omari is a pilot for Saudi Arabian Airlines" - BBC 23rd September 2001
"Abdel Aziz Al-Omari and Sad Hussein Gharamallah Al-Ghamdi, are well in life, the first in Saudi Arabia and the second in Tunisia for nine months." - Wal Fadjri 21st September 2001

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=94438
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/DailyNews/WTC_suspects.html
http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/w
http://www.asharqalawsat.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1567000/1567815.s
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1559000/155915
http://allafrica.com/stories/200109210084.html
Translation of the above:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fallafrica.com%2Fsto

Saeed Alghamdi (Flight 93, trained Pilot)

"Saeed Alghamdi is one of three hijackers that US officials have said are linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network. "- BBC
But, Mr. Al-Ghamdi is still alive and well and at his job for Tunis Air
"I was completely shocked. For the past 10 months I have been based in Tunis with 22 other pilots learning to fly an Airbus 320. The FBI provided no evidence of my presumed involvement in the attacks." - Telegraph 23rd September 2001
"Asharq Al Awsat newspaper, a London-based Arabic daily, says it has interviewed Saeed Alghamdi." - BBC 23rd September 2001
"Abdel Aziz Al-Omari and Sad Hussein Gharamallah Al-Ghamdi, are well in life, the first in Saudi Arabia and the second in Tunisia for nine months." - Wal Fadjri 21st September 2001
"..not dead and had nothing to do with the heinous terror attacks in New York and Washington." - Saudi embassy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1567000/1567815.s
http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/w
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1559000/155915
http://allafrica.com/stories/200109210084.html
Translation of the above:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fallafrica.com%2Fsto

Salem Alhazmi (Flight 77)

"Mr Al-Hamzi is 26 and had just returned to work at a petrochemical complex in the industrial eastern city of Yanbou after a holiday in Saudi Arabia when the hijackers struck. He was accused of hijacking the American Airlines Flight 77 that hit the Pentagon." - Telegraph 23rd September 2001

http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/w

Ahmed Alnami (Flight 93)

"I'm still alive, as you can see. I was shocked to see my name mentioned by the American Justice Department. I had never even heard of Pennsylvania where the plane I was supposed to have hijacked." He had never lost his passport and found it "very worrying" that his identity appeared to have been "stolen" and published by the FBI without any checks. The FBI had said his "possible residence" was Delray Beach in Florida. " - Telegraph 23rd September 2001

http://www.portal.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2001/09/23/w

Others accused of being involed in the hijackings:

Ameer Bukhari

"Ameer Bukhari died in a small plane crash last year. " - CNN Correction

http://www.cnn.com/virtual/editions/europe/2000/roof/change.pop/frameset

Adnan Bukhari

"Adnan Bukhari is still in Florida" - CNN Correction
http://www.cnn.com/virtual/editions/europe/2000/roof/change.pop/frameset

Amer Kamfar

"..that a suspect sought by the FBI, Amer Kamfar, was in fact an alive pilot in Arabia. " - Wal Fadjri 21st September 2001
allafrica.com/stories/200109210084.html
Translated vertion of the above:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//allafrica.com/stories/2

Anyone have any ideas?
Rather odd isn't it?
Shouldn't we be questioning it?
Shouldn't our media?
Compared the above to the FBI's list, why are they still there?

Expert: Hijackers likely skilled with fake IDs
September 21, 2001 Posted: 8:55 PM EDT (0055 GMT)
By Daniel Sieberg
CNN

FBI Director Robert Mueller has acknowledged that some of those behind last week's terror attacks may have stolen the identification of other people, and, according to at least one security expert, it may have been "relatively easy" based on their level of sophistication....
www.cnn.com/2001/US/09/21/inv.id.theft/

Anyone else think that solve a crime one has to work out the "how" and the "who"?
Well, they tried apparently, but they, the hijackers, "left no paper trial". The "FBI director stated flatly":
http://www.americanfreepress.net/051302/FBI_Admits__No_Evidence_/fbi_adm

That means no evidence linking the named to the hijackings does it not?
But how can that be?

Why don't any of the hijackers named by the FBI appear on the lists of passengers?
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/trade.center/victims/AA11.victims.html

Interesting thing to note is that the names given for those onboard do not add up to the total stated. Flight 11 for example, it is stated that there were 92 people inboard, see the link above.
But, count the names, there are 87, including the crew, all the lists are the same, some missing more, more than the "19 hijackers". Count them for yourself, why is that so?

Why has the evidence provided by Flight Attendant Ms Madeline Amy Sweeney of Flight 11 been ignored by the FBI?
Why were the seat numbers of the hijackers that she gave ignored?
Why are they different to the FBI's?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1556000/1556096.s

What on earth are we to make of this?

Only CIA knew hijackers were here
By Joyce Howard Price
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
June 3, 2002
The CIA was tracking two of the September 11 hijackers for nearly two years and knew they had entered the United States, but didn't inform the FBI, the Immigration and Naturalization Service or the State Department, key federal officials say....
http://www.washtimes.com/national/20020603-68231361.htm

And this?

CIA tracked two Sept. 11 hijackers and let them escape
06/03/2002
Agencies

The CIA tracked two suspected terrorists to a Qaeda summit in Malaysia in January 2000, then looked on as they re-entered America and began preparations for September 11. Inside what may be the worst intelligence failure of all...
http://www.chinadaily.net/news/2002-06-03/72183.html

And what about this?

September 11 hijacker questioned in January 2001
Sources: CIA was interested in his travels in Afghanistan
August 1, 2002 Posted: 8:24 PM EDT (0024 GMT)
By Sheila MacVicar and Caroline Faraj
CNN

(CNN) -- One of the September 11 hijackers was stopped and questioned in the United Arab Emirates in January 2001 at the request of the CIA, nearly nine months before the attacks, sources in the government of the UAE, and other Middle Eastern and European sources told CNN...
http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/08/01/cia.hijacker/index.html

What did you CIA know?

What are we to make of this?
This is a recording from National Public Radio, live on the morning of 9/11, the "Morning Edition" show, hosted by Bob Edwards. Listen as the story develops, then listen carefully 1 hour 5 mins and 40 secs in (or fast forward to that point) when Bob Edwards is talking to David Welna, the Congressional correspondent for National Public Radio.
You will hear David Welna say:
"I spoke with Congressman Ike Skelton - a Democrat from Missouri and a member of the Armed Services Committee - who said that just recently the Director of the CIA (Tenant) warned that there could be an attack - an imminent attack - on the United States of this nature. So this is not entirely unexpected."

The "this" being the attacks, of course.

You can listen here:
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20010911.me.18.ram
Can be found here:
http://search.npr.org/cf/cmn/cmnpd01fm.cfm?PrgDate=9/11/2001&PrgID=3

What are we to make of that? It's not only the "imminent attack" part, but considering what had happen the "of this nature."
What did/does Tenant know that he's not telling the like of you and I? Why on earth aren't our 'distinguished' journalists asking the right questions of the right people in the right way?
Are they indeed asking and receiving only silence as a response? Or are they scared to even approach the subject? One year on...
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Bullshit Deluxe
19 Aug 2002
For someone so curious, you seem to have missed the ample factual record answering your questions.

You whining sack of shit.