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Kevin Fenton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-05 12:56 PM
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17. OK, I see what you mean now
Let's just take an average hijacker, say Majed Moqed, and see what we can find about him.

All this is taken from Thompson's timeline:
"Majed Moqed is last seen by a friend in 2000 in Saudi Arabia, after communicating a plan to visit the United States to learn English.""

March 2001
"Hijackers Ahmed Alghamdi, Majed Moqed, Hani Hanjour, and Nawaf Alhazmi stay for four days in the Fairfield Motor Inn, Fairfield, Connecticut. They meet with Eyad M. Alrababah, a Jordanian living in Bridgeport, who has been charged with providing false identification to at least 50 illegal aliens. This meeting takes place about six weeks before the FBI says Moqed and Alghamdi enter the US."

"May 2: Majed Moqed and Ahmed Alghamdi arrive in Washington. Both actually arrived by mid-March 2001."

May - September 2001
"For instance, Hani Hanjour, Majed Moqed, Khalid Almihdhar, Nawaf Alhazmi, and Salem Alhazmi work out for only four days in early September."

"three hijackers, including Hani Hanjour, Abdulaziz Alomari, and Khalid Almihdhar, open foreign bank and credit card accounts in the UAE and in Saudi Arabia. Majed Moqed, Saeed Alghamdi, Hamza Alghamdi, Ahmed Alnami, Ahmed Alhaznawi, Wail Alshehri, and possibly others purchase travelers checks in the UAE, presumably with funds given to them when they pass through Dubai. It is believed that al-Hawsawi is in Dubai every time the hijackers pass through."

August 1-2
"Given new state identity cards, the cards are used the next day to get Virginia identity cards for several (five to seven) additional hijackers, including Abdulaziz Alomari, Ahmed Alghamdi, Majed Moqed, and Salem Alhazmi."

August 2001
"At least six 9/11 hijackers, including all of those who boarded Flight 77, live in Laurel, Maryland, from about this time. They reportedly include Hani Hanjour, Majed Moqed, Khalid Almihdhar, Nawaf Alhazmi, and Salem Alhazmi."

Before September 11
"Majed Moqed visits a porn shop and rents a porn video."

September 11
"According to a security video apparently viewed by the 9/11 Commission, Flight 77 hijackers Majed Moqed and Khalid Almihdhar pass through a security checkpoint at Washington's Dulles International Airport. They are selected by the CAPPS program for closer inspection. While their carry-on bags fail to set off any alarms, both set off alarms when passing through the magnetometer. They are directed to a second magnetometer. Almihdhar passes, but Moqed fails again. He is subjected to a personal screening with a metal detection hand wand. This time he is cleared and he is permitted to pass through the checkpoint."

It seems to me that there is a reasonable amount of information available about MM after and just before he came to the States, although there's really not much info about his early life. I think he (or someone who had stolen his identity, perhaps after he died in Chechnya) came to the US and boarded the flight, carrying out the attacks. I think the same applies to the other hijackers. I think the lack of info about his early life (including whether the hijacker really was MM or somebody else) is attributable to the (intentionally?) botched investigation in Saudi.

The idea that the pilots had doppelgangers is an interesting one and I've heard it before, but I remain to be convinced and I don't think Hanjour was flying the plane anyway.
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