posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 12:27 PM
those dozen thugs were teamed into 3 person units for the 4 aircrafts targeted in the operation. they were selected because they were willing to be
martyrs & were not given instructions until approximately less than 24 hours before the operation began
That is a mystery and will always be one. We know from the confessions of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Ramzi bin al-Shibh the the term 'some time' was
referred to as the time the 15 co-conspirators were told of the depths of the plan. I tend to think it was sooner rather than later as all the odd
airplane trips all the conspirators made were undoubtedly clued in to what they were studying-the habits of the pilots and the crew.
al Shibh received Atta's riddle sometime between September 6th and ninth depending upon your time zone- after all the tickets had been purchased and
the 15 were safely hunkered down in close proximity to their mission.
Atta's delivered the copies of the 'mission statement' (for lack of a better term) the evening of the ninth so preparations for the entrance into
paradise via the self sacrifice of the mártyr could be made. It was quite a list of-things too do-and if Atta was the author we will also never know.
At that point they were all in such deep cover that any electronic commutation would have been risky-although they took many risk they could have
avoided and seemed to have the luck of the devil. Here September 8-9th is another incident of Atta being in two different places at the same
time-although not backed up by a paper trail as the other incidents were.
There are so many loose ends-and or clues in the mission statements that each left-either in their rooms-or in Atta's case his automobile. The
biggest loose end being just who wrote it-and where were the copies made-and finally why go to so much trouble and risk a 3 year plot on something as
trivial as this is.
My guess has always been perhaps some in the group were faltering or having second thoughts but again we will never know.
Of the Saudi citizens that carried out the plot 9 were expatriated and faced arrest if they ever tried to enter the Kingdom. Somehow their travels to
Afghanistan were erased from their passports and here is another instance of switching identities-Atta and Khallad this time.
And-again you can't compare the Kingdom in judgement as you would the United States.