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To: t-shirt
There are seven of them that we know about, because of their having been trained in the U.S. This doesn't mean that the others weren't trained elsewhere, or under assumed names here that we have not uncovered.

The latest reports are that 4 of the 5 terrorists on one plane were pilots. There were also other posts about a flight instructor (in Afghanistan?) who said he was "forced" to train 14 flight students there.

It would not surprise me if all or at least 4 on each of the terrorist flights were pilots of one ilk or another.

4 posted on 09/15/2001 7:30:28 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Real Cynic
The other thing some Americans need to remember is that PERSISTENCE really DOES count.

These terrorists HAVE been planning this for YEARS. Not like in this country, where some people think if you can't get what you want in 5 minutes -- in the MTV generation of impulse buying -- then, forget it.

Over there, they may not have as many resources as we do, but they have the tenancity we often lack.
6 posted on 09/15/2001 7:34:18 PM PDT by summer
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To: Real Cynic
How did all these pilots get through FBI background checks, with the FBI now admitting they ties to terrorist organizations and bin Laden?
7 posted on 09/15/2001 7:34:20 PM PDT by t-shirt
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To: Real Cynic
We will be fighting an enemy who comes from a a variety of countries, including the United States. A good first start will be to revoke visas and demand all non-citizen Muslims leave the country (some will need exit interviews before departing). Make it a felony to harbor any who don't leave.
12 posted on 09/15/2001 7:40:46 PM PDT by umgud
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