Skip to comments.Passport With 9/11 Suspect's Name Found In Pakistan
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.
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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?
“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.
He doesn’t need the passport now that he’s been named the Obama Administration’s new Muslim Acceptance Czar....
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.)
Didn't stop them from running with it, though..
appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.
quite possibly “issued” since Jan 20, 2009?
SNIPPET: “passport”...”appeared unusually new for a document eight years old.”
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.
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.
ON THE INTERNET:
Are they insinuating he may still be alive?
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?)
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!
Hermetically sealed in a protective sleeve.
Sounds fishy. Sounds like it had been planted to be conveniently found.
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
Doesn't matter. The Dept of State will issue him a new one...
Yeah, he’s alive, but he was a plotter, not a hijacker.
I'm starting to think that Pakistan is serious about going after these “foriegners"
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. Bahajis fate was unknown.
Another officer said: We do not know whether he was killed or fled.
“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.”
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
“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.
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.
Or in a safe house, given that the passport and the Pakistani 2001 visa was well preserved.
We DO need good journalists. Glad you found a well written article. This one is not.
It is interesting though.
(AL JAZEERA - English)
“On Pakistan’s frontline - 30 Oct 09”
(Added October 29, 2009)
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.