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Yemni Man Possible 20th Hijacker
NYT | November16 2001 | Michael Moss

Posted on 11/16/2001 1:26:59 PM PST by R_Kangel

November 16, 2001

INVESTIGATORS THINK YEMINI MAN WAS MEANT TO BE 20th HIJACKER

By MICHAEL MOSS

Federal investigators say that they now believe a Yemeni citizen may have been meant to be the 20th hijacker on Sept. 11 but that he failed to get into the United States. The man, Ramzi Omar, also known as Ramsi Binalshibh, is the subject of a worldwide manhunt. The suspected ringleader of the hijackers, Mohamed Atta, tried three times to get Mr. Omar into the United States, The Associated Press reported.

Director Robert S. Mueller III of the F.B.I., briefing federal prosecutors on Wednesday, noted that of the four teams of hijackers, all had five members except the one on United Airlines Flight 93, which had four. The plane, which was believed to be headed toward Washington, crashed in a field in Stony Township, Pa., apparently after passengers struggled with the hijackers.

Earlier, law enforcement officials suggested that a French-Moroccan man being held in New York as a material witness, Zacarias Moussaoui, might have been the 20th hijacker. Last month, Vice President Dick Cheney indicated Mr. Moussaoui might have been meant to be part of the terrorist team that took command of Flight 93.

Mr. Mueller told prosecutors that there was no information on Mr. Moussaoui's computer linking him to the attacks, leading the authorities to consider other suspects. But, he said, they remain interested in Mr. Moussaoui, since they found information about crop-dusters and the dispersal of chemicals.


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FYI. I didn't see this one posted before. If it was, then OOOOPS My mistake.
1 posted on 11/16/2001 1:26:59 PM PST by R_Kangel
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Well, if that's the case, we'll need to fire him from a cannon at 260 mph into the side of the Empire State.

Let him see Allah and all that crap.

2 posted on 11/16/2001 1:27:02 PM PST by SGCOS
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Maybe they can lure him in with a phony radio contest..."If YOU'RE the 20th hijacker, you could win a trip to PARADISE. Yes, paradise, where your own 49 virgins will cater to your every whim. That, and a copy of the Al Qaeda home game! For those times when you just don't feel like going out to terrorize..."
3 posted on 11/16/2001 1:27:03 PM PST by TrappedInLiberalHell
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Virgins? Send him Janet Reno and Hanan Ashrawi!
4 posted on 11/16/2001 1:27:04 PM PST by sheik yerbouty
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