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Passport With 9/11 Suspect's Name Found In Pakistan
CNN Pakistan ^ | 9/29/09 | CNN

Posted on 10/29/2009 12:43:53 PM PDT by OnAMission

Sherwangei, Pakistan (CNN) -- A passport bearing the name of Said Bahaji, a suspect linked to the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been found in a town captured by the Pakistani military.

The passport was found in South Waziristan, where the Pakistani military has been battling to wrest territory from the Taliban in Pakistan. It contained a Pakistani visa issued in August 2001 showing that the bearer entered Pakistan on September 4, 2001, and appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.

CNN has not independently confirmed its authenticity.

The photo in the passport resembles images posted on Interpol's Web site.

Bahaji is alleged to have been a member of the Hamburg, Germany-based cell that provided money to the September 11 hijackers, who carried out the attacks that killed about 3,000 people.

(Excerpt) Read more at wibw.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20010911; 911; 911coconspirators; bahaji; pakistan; pockystahn; said; saidbahaji; september112001; southwaziristan; swaziristan; tm
Hopefully they found it in the back pocket of a bloody corpse!
1 posted on 10/29/2009 12:43:53 PM PDT by OnAMission
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To: OnAMission
CNN has not independently confirmed its authenticity.

CNN has also not independently confirmed the authenticity of Barack Hussein Obama's birth certificate but some documents are more equal than others, apparently.

What kind of truther shenanigans are they claiming here?

2 posted on 10/29/2009 12:46:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I refuse to "reduce my carbon footprint" all while Lenin remains in an airconditioned shrine)
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To: OnAMission
gee, found in Pakistan, this is hardly news let alone breaking. ;)
3 posted on 10/29/2009 12:46:23 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: OnAMission

“A passport bearing the name of Said Bahaji, a suspect linked to the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been found in a town captured by the Pakistani military”

Buh? How unusually competant. I smell rat.


4 posted on 10/29/2009 12:46:32 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: OnAMission

He doesn’t need the passport now that he’s been named the Obama Administration’s new Muslim Acceptance Czar....


5 posted on 10/29/2009 12:50:19 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: OnAMission
Said Bahaji

Wasn't he one of Obama's college roommates?
6 posted on 10/29/2009 12:51:01 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: OnAMission

They show a US passport, but from the text it is unclear if they are talking about a Spanish passport, a German passport, a US passport, or one from some other country. (Often times images of varying degrees of relevance are added by editors for visual appeal.)


7 posted on 10/29/2009 12:51:10 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: OnAMission
CNN has not independently confirmed its authenticity.

Didn't stop them from running with it, though..

8 posted on 10/29/2009 12:52:06 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: posterchild

appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.

quite possibly “issued” since Jan 20, 2009?


9 posted on 10/29/2009 12:54:23 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: All; Squantos; Oorang

SNIPPET: “passport”...”appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.”


10 posted on 10/29/2009 12:55:56 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
How unusually competant. I smell rat.

Hillary is in Pakistan as this fake 911 passport is "found." It's a typical Clinton ploy - crude, stupid, connect-the-dots. She wants to be associated with a 911 breakthrough, so she makes one up, and CNN regurgitates it.

11 posted on 10/29/2009 12:56:19 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: Gaffer
"...the Obama Administration’s new Muslim Acceptance Czar...."

A position left unfilled until now, only because Obama couldn't produce an offer sufficient to lure Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri away from their current employers.

12 posted on 10/29/2009 12:59:17 PM PDT by Moe Tzadik
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.interpol.int/public/data/wanted/notices/data/2001/09/2001_41909.asp

http://www.interpol.int/Public/Data/NoticesUN/Notices/Data/2001/09/2001_41909.asp


13 posted on 10/29/2009 1:05:06 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: OnAMission

Are they insinuating he may still be alive?


14 posted on 10/29/2009 1:23:41 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: wolfcreek

That’s what it sounds like. I just read another article that said that they left in a hurry as the army advanced. Rifles, ammunition, etc.

I think the importance is that they are getting close to Al Quaeda as they advance. My hope is that US gave them the bearings toward Bin Laden. (I know, good fantasy, huh?)


15 posted on 10/29/2009 1:39:16 PM PDT by OnAMission
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To: OnAMission

And right on queue! Just from the news room.

Clinton: It is ‘hard to believe’ Pakistan could not kill al-Qaida leaders if it wanted to
By Ap National Security Writer (CP) – 6 minutes ago

I doubt the timing is a coincidence. Especially when one of the Cintons are involved!


16 posted on 10/29/2009 1:53:42 PM PDT by OnAMission
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To: OnAMission
It contained a Pakistani visa issued in August 2001 showing that the bearer entered Pakistan on September 4, 2001, and appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.

Hermetically sealed in a protective sleeve.

Sounds fishy. Sounds like it had been planted to be conveniently found.

17 posted on 10/29/2009 2:00:47 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Bushbacker1

Well, mine looks brand new and it’s 6 years old.

Of course it just sits in a drawer since I last used it in 2005


18 posted on 10/29/2009 2:07:34 PM PDT by hattend (We should stop comparing Obama to Hitler. At least Hitler got the Olympic Games to come to Berlin.)
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To: Repeat Offender; Pining_4_TX; Forgiven_Sinner; grey_whiskers; BlueDragon; LittleBillyInfidel; ...

Pakistan ۋﮧ۱م

FReepmail if you want on or off
19 posted on 10/29/2009 2:49:04 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (A penny saved is a penny paid in taxes)
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To: wolfcreek
Are they insinuating he may still be alive?

Doesn't matter. The Dept of State will issue him a new one...

20 posted on 10/29/2009 3:46:50 PM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: wolfcreek

Yeah, he’s alive, but he was a plotter, not a hijacker.


21 posted on 10/29/2009 3:50:16 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: OnAMission
More on this...article has an actual picture of the passport, and info about “big fish”

I'm starting to think that Pakistan is serious about going after these “foriegners"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/29/al-qaida-pakistan-taliban-link

22 posted on 10/29/2009 4:09:21 PM PDT by OnAMission
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To: wolfcreek

Upate: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6896210.ece

The battle for Shawangai lasted several days. “They were ferocious fighters and we had to battle hard to capture the village,” Lieutenant-Colonel Inam Rashid, the commanding officer who led the assault, said. His men had killed some of the militants but many others had escaped. Bahaji’s fate was unknown.

Another officer said: “We do not know whether he was killed or fled.”


23 posted on 10/29/2009 4:45:58 PM PDT by OnAMission
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To: OnAMission

“Bahaji is a suspected member of a cell based in Hamburg, northern Germany, that was centred

around Mohammed Atta,

leader of the group that carried out the September 11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre, among other targets.

Bahaji is alleged by the FBI to have shared an apartment in Hamburg with Atta, and disappeared shortly before the attacks were carried out.

Burgos, who Spanish media report has not been seen by her family in Madrid since 2001, is the wife of Amer Azizi, a Moroccan sought for his suspected role in the March 2004 attacks on commuter trains in Madrid.

Azizi has been linked by Spanish investigators to members of the group that carried out the Madrid attacks and is considered to be one of al-Qaeda’s leaders in Europe.

“Sherwangi is an important centre for the foreign terrorists, in particular the Uzbeks. There are also Chechens and Arabs,” said General Khalid Rabbani, commander of 9th infantry division, which is operating in South Waziristan.”

http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/army-find-passport-of-911-suspect-20091030-hnzz.html

By all means, close Guantanamo .. and let the brazen and brutal CIC keep dithering on vital support for our suffering military .. that’s the ticket .. /S

http://wwwc.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/0110/29/NYHETER-29s14-atta-9_368.jpg


24 posted on 10/29/2009 7:12:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: posterchild
FTA: “CNN’s Reza Sayah saw the passport and another one from Spain along with other documents during a trip to South Waziristan for journalists run by the Pakistani military. It was the first time the army had taken journalists to the region, he said.

“The army showed journalists a pile of documents that they said they had seized.”

Among the papers was the German passport in Bahaji’s name, which included his signature and a photo of him in a red shirt.”

My literal mind interprets this to be at least 2 passports—one from Spain and one from Germany in Bahahji’s name. Now the picture shows a US passport as well, and the first paragraph says: “the passport and another one from Spain”. You could interpret “among the papers was the German passport” as a third passport: the US one and the one from Spain and other documents, which included the one from Germany.

In any event, the article was poorly written and there are at least 2 passports, at least one from Germany with Bahaji’s name.

25 posted on 10/29/2009 7:30:05 PM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

It is a poorly written article. Adding a 2 letter country code was too much work. The journalist pool must be drying up.


26 posted on 10/29/2009 7:45:51 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: posterchild
It is a poorly written article. Adding a 2 letter country code was too much work. The journalist pool must be drying up.

Who needs good journalists...all we need are bloggers sitting in their basement... </sarc>

I admit cheating and having to actually rely upon reporters to find out that it was a German passport & tourist visa for someone named Said Bahaji (the name of an alleged plotter of 9/11 from Hamburg), and a Spanish passport for a Raquel Burgos Garcia. The latter name matches the name of a woman who is married to Amer Azizi, a Moroccan believed to be a member of al-Qaeda, and suspected of being involved with 9/11 and the 2004 Madrid train bombings.

Anyone else who wants to look at the answers can click here.

27 posted on 10/30/2009 12:34:26 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: OnAMission

Or in a safe house, given that the passport and the Pakistani 2001 visa was well preserved.


28 posted on 10/30/2009 1:02:24 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Gondring

We DO need good journalists. Glad you found a well written article. This one is not.


29 posted on 10/30/2009 5:14:29 AM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Perdogg

It is interesting though.


30 posted on 10/30/2009 5:31:38 AM PDT by angcat ("GO YANKEES")
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To: Gondring
Thanks for the clarification! So, the literal interpretation was correct.
31 posted on 10/30/2009 6:45:09 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: All

Video:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/videos/2009/10/touring_ataliban_camp_in_south.php

#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3l85dCkXbw
(AL JAZEERA - English)

“On Pakistan’s frontline - 30 Oct 09”
(Added October 29, 2009)


32 posted on 10/30/2009 6:44:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: posterchild
We DO need good journalists. Glad you found a well written article. This one is not.

Yeah...I laugh at those who claim that the old media are dead and not needed--but then get all of their blog-post material from old-media reporting sources.

Note that this article was posted without proper sourcing (it's not directly from CNN), and it appears to be a web-story based on broadcast story. They often are rather oddly written because the broadcast video often shows elements that are not written, and the transcripting can be off from the talking-head delivery. In this case, the US passport is not part of the original story, but is just a generic graphic added in.

33 posted on 10/30/2009 7:17:12 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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