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September 11th Conspiracies - Hijackers - Page 3

Author: Edward L Winston
Contributors: Dave Sorensen

This is page three in my hijackers section of my series on the September 11th terrorist attacks. If you were linked here by mistake, please refer to page one in this section.

There's no real evidence that the terrorists were on the planes

There's no real evidence that the terrorists were actually on the planes

Here we can review the various pieces of evidence:

Passenger Manifests
See Hijackers not on Passenger Manifests
Tickets Purchased
Article Quote[9]:

Employees at Advance Travel Service in Totowa, N.J., told The Star-Ledger of Newark that Hanjour and Moqed bought single, first-class tickets for Flight 77 on Aug. 31. Hanjour spoke little English, the employees said, so Moqed did most of talking.

The two tried to pay with a credit card, but it did not get an authorization. They then tried to pay with a check, but were refused. A short time later, they returned with $1,842.25 in cash.
Confession Tapes
See Fake Osama bin Laden Video and Hijackers Found Alive
Phone Calls
It is claimed that cell phones couldn't have worked on a plane in 2001, but the experts disagree, furthermore most of the calls were made from airphones, not cellphones[56]. A mathematician named K Dewdney did a series of tests with one phone service in an attempt to discredit the official story, however his experiment was flawed in methodology and suffered from a confirmation bias. For more information see The phone calls were faked below.
Paper Trail
Car rentals, credit card purchases, Mohammad Atta's briefcase[16]
DNA recovered
"Forensic experts in New York say they have identified body parts of two of the 10 hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001. Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York Medical Examiner's Office, said the identifications had been made using DNA samples provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI had collected the DNA from tiny traces of skin on the steering wheels of vehicles hired by the hijackers and from hair samples recovered from their hotel rooms[57]." ... and from the Pentagon[58].
Often met with laughter is the fact that they actually found passports from both the WTC and the pentagon. How on earth did they dig through all that rubble and find them? Well first of all, the passport was found on the street, not in the rubble. Second, the passport along with plenty of other personal items, luggage and plane parts were ejected from the plane on impact[59]. Such examples would be a series of letters from one of the passengers. Passports and luggage have been recovered from recent plane crashes in Iran as well[60]. See also Edward L Winston's section on Hijackers' Passports.
Video from airport
Hani Hanjour can possibly be seen in the security video at the airport[61]. The initial reports had mistakenly identified Hanjour as the man closest to the camera, and in any case this evidence is not completely conclusive.

The evidence that the hijackers were on the planes is overwhelming and conclusive. The evidence itself is from different sources and studies, all of which complement each other.

(Contributed by Dave Sorensen)

The phone calls were faked

The phone calls from the planes were faked, likely by voice morphing technology

Voice morphing technology has been proposed by conspiracy theorists to account for the phone calls that went through that day. The technology does exist, but there are some problems here. For starts, "the technology requires a "10-minute digital recording"[62]. Also some of the phone calls came from passengers who were at the last minute added to the flights because of previously cancellations. So this really shuts down the notion because:

  1. They couldn't have received 10 minute recording from all of the callers
  2. They wouldn't have known in advance which passengers were to be on the planes
  3. Certain calls had personal information, such as will and safe information

The phone calls alone prove that terrorists (and by extension the passengers) were on the planes, but so does all of the other converging evidence.

(Contributed by Dave Sorensen)

Shafig bin Laden, G. H. W. Bush, and the Carlyle Group

Shafig bin Laden was meeting with George H W Bush, and the Carlyle Group the morning of 9/11

I can find no sources of such an event -- that is sources that do not occur on conspiracy web sites themselves. If the event did take place, it is not surprising, considering Osama bin Laden has many, many family members, something on the order of 54 brothers and sisters alone -- most of which have completely disowned him. Many also own or are a part of major businesses, construction companies, oil companies, etc, so it is not very surprising that rich business men meet with rich business men -- believe it or not, it is a very common occurrence[22]. 

Osama bin Laden

This section covers conspiracy theories related to Osama bin Laden himself.

Fake Osama bin Laden Video

Various videos of Osama bin Laden show different men, who may look similar, but have different complexions. The video with Osama bin Laden confessing to the September 11th attacks, really is a CIA operative.

The video that confesses to the attacks on September 11th, 2001 containing Osama bin Laden is said to be fake? Can you guess which one?

Video #3 is said to be another person. I did brighten up the picture a bit to see if I could get a better look, but you could barely see. However, I watched it when it was originally on television and there was no doubt then who it was. The picture above it does not look like another person, sure the video is much darker, but as you can tell in videos #1, #2, and #4 he is outside in the daylight, and if anyone has ever used a home video camera inside in low light, it is very dark. Regardless of whether or not you want to believe a darker contrast is a different person, it simply is the same person in all videos.

Some argue that it is a CIA agent / sponsored actor, but the problem is, if the CIA was behind it, why would they get someone who is "darker" and does not look like bin Laden -- especially when they have associates of bin Laden in the "fake video" that look exactly like the correct people -- why do such a poor job on bin Laden? Especially with modern computers?

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