Several 9/11 Hijackers May Have Trained at US Bases - Newsweek, Washington Post


"U.S. military sources have given the FBI information that suggests five of the alleged hijackers of the planes that were used in [the 9/11] terror attacks received training at secure U.S. military installations in the 1990s."
  -- Newsweek, 9/15/01

April 7, 2005
Dear friends,

Just days after 9/11, Newsweek and the Washington Post reported that several of the 9/11 hijackers, including lead hijacker Mohamed Atta, may have trained at U.S. military bases. The New York Times also reported "three of the men identified as the hijackers in the attacks on Tuesday have the same names as alumni of American military schools." These articles are still posted on the websites of these major media outlets, though you must pay $2.95 to access them. At the links provided below, we provide free copies of the full articles and directions to purchase them for verification. Key excerpts are given below.

Though this astonishing information was originally provided by military sources, the Air Force later issued a statement claiming "discrepancies in their biographical data, such as birth dates 20 years off, indicat[ing] we are probably not talking about the same people." Yet the statement failed to address many of the details brought up in these articles. One military source claims that "the hijackers may have stolen the identities of the foreign nationals who studied at the U.S. installations." Yet the 9/11 Commission accepted the originally stated identities for all 19 hijackers.

In fact, according to the BBC and several other major media sources, several of the men later confirmed to be the hijackers in the 9/11 Commission report turned up alive and well shortly after 9/11. Why did the 9/11 Commission report fail to address these most critical discrepancies?

Why has all of this shocking information not been reported in major news headlines? Why was there no follow-up on the important questions raised in these articles? Why are most of you only hearing about this now? For more on these most critical matters, see our highly revealing 9/11 timeline summary at http://www.WantToKnow.info/9-11cover-up10pg which provides links direct to the major media source of each statement for easy verification. By spreading this vital information to your friends and colleagues, you can help to build the critical mass necessary to call for a truly independent investigation. Together, we can make a difference and build a brighter future for us all. Thanks for caring and have a good day.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks
for WantToKnow.info

Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases
The Pentagon has turned over military records on five men to the FBI

By George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry

Sept. 15 — U.S. military sources have given the FBI information that suggests five of the alleged hijackers of the planes that were used in Tuesday's terror attacks received training at secure U.S. military installations in the 1990s.

THREE OF THE alleged hijackers listed their address on drivers licenses and car registrations as the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.—known as the "Cradle of U.S. Navy Aviation," according to a high-ranking U.S. Navy source.

Another of the alleged hijackers may have been trained in strategy and tactics at the Air War College in Montgomery, Ala., said another high-ranking Pentagon official. The fifth man may have received language instruction at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tex. Both were former Saudi Air Force pilots who had come to the United States, according to the Pentagon source. [Why would these high-ranking Pentagon officials be making such statements if they didn't suspect foul play?]

But there are slight discrepancies between the military training records and the official FBI list of suspected hijackers—either in the spellings of their names or with their birthdates. One military source said it is possible that the hijackers may have stolen the identities of the foreign nationals who studied at the U.S. installations.

The five men were on a list of 19 people identified as hijackers by the FBI on Friday. The three foreign nationals training in Pensacola appear to be Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmad Alnami, who were among the four men who allegedly commandeered United Airlines Flight 93. That flight crashed into rural Pennsylvania. The third man who may have trained in Pensacola, Ahmed Alghamdi, allegedly helped highjack United Airlines Flight 75, which hit the south tower of the World Trade Center.

Military records show that the three used as their address 10 Radford Boulevard, a base roadway on which residences for foreign-military flight trainees are located. In March 1997, Saeed Alghamdi listed the address to register a 1998 Oldsmobile; five months later he used it again to register a second vehicle, a late model Buick. Drivers licenses thought to have been issued to the other two suspects in 1996 and 1998 list the barracks as their residences.

NEWSWEEK visited the base early Saturday morning, where military police confirmed that the address housed foreign military flight trainees but denied access past front barricades. Officials at the base confirmed that the FBI is investigating the three students.


http://www.wanttoknow.info/010916post
- Washington Post, September 16, 2001

As the investigation gathered strength yesterday, unusual leads began to surface, among them the possibility that some of the hijackers may have received training at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida or other U.S. military facilities.

Two of 19 suspects named by the FBI, Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi, have the same names as men listed at a housing facility for foreign military trainees at Pensacola. Two others, Hamza Alghamdi and Ahmed Alnami, have names similar to individuals listed in public records as using the same address inside the base.

In addition, a man named Saeed Alghamdi graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, while men with the same names as two other hijackers, Mohamed Atta and Abdulaziz Alomari, appear as graduates of the U.S. International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and the Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, respectively.

"Some of the FBI suspects had names similar to those used by foreign alumni of U.S. military courses," the Air Force acknowledged in a statement. "However, discrepancies in their biographical data, such as birth dates 20 years off, indicate we are probably not talking about the same people."


http://www.WantToKnow.info/010915nytimes - New York Times, September 15, 2001

Three of the men identified as the hijackers in the attacks on Tuesday have the same names as alumni of American military schools, the authorities said today. The men were identified as Mohamed Atta, Abdulaziz al-Omari and Saeed al-Ghamdi.

The Defense Department said Mr. Atta had gone to the International Officers School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama; Mr. al-Omari to the Aerospace Medical School at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas; and Mr. al-Ghamdi to the Defense Language Institute at the Presidio in Monterey, Calif.


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