posted on Apr, 22 2004 @ 10:06 PM
This was originally part of a much larger thread on my orignal research into 9/11 that was closed by a moderator in the interests of conciseness and
ease of access to the information:
The Portland Press Herald (PPH) of Portland, Maine posted a distant, grainy photo of two men, purportedly Mohammed Atta and Abdul-Aziz Alomari, coming
though a checkpoint at the Portland Jetport at 5:45 AM on 9/11/01 before boarding a 19-seat puddle jumper enroute to Logan, before they reboarded on
AA Flight 11.
Under the banner headline "Hijackers Boarded in Rush" (9-20-01) they quote a Jane Eisenberg (a local resident) thusly:
"They were walking quickly, just like you'd expect someone to walk if they were trying to catch a plane."
These were digital cameras at the Jetport, and so I was supicious as to why they would only give distant, grainy photos when they could have given
sharp close-ups that would have allowed any causal observer to tell whether or not these were the same two men whose FBI still photos had been all
over the TV News for days. Odd too, as the article says it was written to "help put to rest questions for Greater Portland residents" (this quote by
extremely liberal, gun-grabbing, Michael Chitwood--Portland's then chief of police.)
Since the PPH used Jane as their eyewitness, I looked her up in the phone book and called her. She was quite brusque with me on the phone but did
admit in no uncertain terms when asked that she COULD NOT POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THESE MEN AS THE SAME TWO WHOSE PHOTOS HAD BEEN ON TV FOR SOME TIME.
Now, if you were on a tiny plane like that, and you saw two Arabs board in a rush at the last minute, would you not at some point have gotten a good
look at them?? That she was the PPH's lone eyewitness, compared with the intentional misuse of sharp imagery from those digital cameras, to me helps
debunk the whole Abdul-Azziz Alomari and Mohammed Atta in Portland scenario as perhaps more government-developed cover story.
There was only one response to this information (as I recall) in the original thread as of the time it was closed, however, it was an extremely
important one. An ATS member (Sosuemeto) claimed to have a close friend who was an acquaintance of the stewardess on this small commuter jet flight
from Portland to Boston's Logan Airport. According to Sosuemeto's friend, this stewardess also could not identify the two Arabs who boarded that
flight as the same to men whose still photos were on the network news programs for days prior to the release of the PPH still taken from the Jetport
security cameras. Sosuemeto further stated that this stewardess was hounded by the authorities to verify for public consumption that these were the
same two men, but that she refused to do so.
[Edited on 22-4-2004 by mepatriot]