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Jazeera Shows Tape Of Alleged 9/11 Hijackers
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9-9-2002 | Inal Ersan

Posted on 09/09/2002 2:02:23 PM PDT by blam

Jazeera Shows Tape of Alleged 9/11 Hijackers

Mon Sep 9, 4:25 PM ET
By Inal Ersan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Reuters) - The Arabic Al-Jazeera satellite television station said Monday it had received a videotape which it said apparently showed some of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers studying flight manuals.

"Jazeera has recently obtained what seems to be a tape prepared by al Qaeda on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks showing some of the perpetrators of the ... attacks carrying out technical training on controlling aircraft," the Qatar-based channel said in a news bulletin.

Washington has blamed Saudi-born militant Osama bin Laden for the Sept. 11 hijack attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon outside Washington and in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people died in the attacks.

Jazeera showed footage of a map with a hand pointing at the Pentagon and people studying flight manuals without showing their faces. It separately showed men wearing south Asian clothing and identified them as four of the hijackers in the deadly attacks last year.

The tape also carried what Jazeera said was the will of one hijackers, Abdul Aziz al-Omari, saying: "This is a message to America to make it leave ... and stop supporting Israel." The alleged hijacker also praised bin Laden while thanking people who supported and trained him.

"Learn (America) that we can topple you (as a world power) along with the other big enemies," added Omari, one of the hijackers of American Airlines flight 11 which crashed into the World Trade Center's north tower. He said he was "delighted" as he recorded his last message.

The channel said the tape had been recorded in Kandahar, Afghanistan , but it did not say when or how it was obtained.

Jazeera identified the four men who appeared on the tape as Ahmed Alnami, Hamza Alghamdi, Ahmed Alghamdi and Wail Alshehri.

It showed the faces of three men sitting on the floor of a room with another man wearing glasses and covering his face with his hand in what appeared to be an attempt to avoid being identified.

The tape also included a voice-over by a man Jazeera identified as bin Laden naming the hijackers and praising them. The same remarks by the same voice were aired earlier this year. Jazeera has broadcast several statements videotaped by bin Laden.

U.S. officials have said many of the hijackers were long-term residents of the United States and other countries


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 911; hijackers; jazeera; tape

1 posted on 09/09/2002 2:02:23 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Sounds like Jazeera is opening up its video library - war didn't go the way they hoped.
2 posted on 09/09/2002 2:14:18 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy
Seems like a wayward bomb should be headed for this terrorist mouthpeice.
3 posted on 09/09/2002 2:20:36 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: blam
"Learn (America) that we can topple you (as a world power) along with the other big enemies," added Omari, one of the hijackers of American Airlines flight 11 which crashed into the World Trade Center's north tower. He said he was "delighted" as he recorded his last message.

The channel said the tape had been recorded in Kandahar, Afghanistan , but it did not say when or how it was obtained.

Hmmmm....America versus Afghanistan....who toppled?

Hope it's hot enough for you where you are now....

4 posted on 09/09/2002 2:25:53 PM PDT by NorCoGOP
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To: Walkingfeather
Ditto that. Like Reagan and the French embassy in Libya.
5 posted on 09/09/2002 2:50:43 PM PDT by Notforprophet
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Another link to this story, with more hijacker quotes

http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/meast/09/09/binladen.tape/index.html

6 posted on 09/09/2002 6:59:51 PM PDT by lainie
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To: Notforprophet
yep that was my exact thought.... Man was that funny.... Gee if our pilots had more sleep they probably would not have hit the back yard of the French ambassadors residence.
7 posted on 09/09/2002 8:39:40 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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