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
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
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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.
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?
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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,
"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
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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