Originally posted by white4life420
debunk the terrorists that are still alive
Okay, let's discuss some of the problems with that.
#1, it doesn't make sense as part of a Government conspiracy. If you're constructing a fiction so you can invade Afghanistan or Iraq, say, then
what would you do:
a) use names that would easily be tied to Afghanistan or Iraq, or
b) use inconvenient random Saudis who are still alive and will complain this is nothing to do with them?
No contest, really.
#2, the sites reporting this concentrate solely on a few stories that occurred between the FBI releasing the list of suspected hijackers names (14th
September) and the complete photo list (27th September). So all anyone had to go on was an approximate name (because they weren't always sure about
the spelling), general location where they might have stayed in the US, and maybe a birth date (although some hijackers had more than one listed).
The end result? Confusion. The media found their own photos, and in at least one case CNN published a photo of the wrong Said al-Ghamdi. That's
actually been cleared up now ( service.spiegel.de...
) although the "hijackers still alive"
sites don't want you to know about that.
The famed BBC story about Waleed Al Shehri ( news.bbc.co.uk...
) actually refers to Waleed A Al Shehri, a different
person altogether, and again a mixup that was sorted long ago (Google his name for clues). The family of the real Al Shehri brothers apparently agree
they were involved and are dead ( www.answers.com...
), but the "hijackers are still alive" sites won't tell you about
The same BBC story quotes second hand reports of two people claiming to be Abdulaziz Al Omari. Two? All this proves is there was confusion over
And #3, if they're alive then where are the stories post the FBI's 27th September 2001 photo list? Where are the picture stories so we can see that
these people look exactly like the hijacker photos? Where are the TV reports and interviews on Al Jazeera showing us the truth?
We could invent some reasons for this, of course. Umm, they've all been murdered by the CIA. The reports have been stamped on by the US. But
there's no evidence for that, and I think there's a simpler explanation. The initial stories were wrong, any confusion was solved long ago, and
only sites more interested in collecting "anomalies" than finding out the truth are keeping this topic alive.