Monday, July 22, 2002

The actor who played the September 11 terrorist 'Saeed Alghamdi' presumably died in Pennsylvania when Flight 93 crashed there. He was one of the first group of terrorists to be linked to bin Laden. He had an interesting life:

  1. The original, and to my mind still the best, Saeed Alghamdi grew up in Saudi Arabia with his boyhood friends, brothers Wael and Waleed Alshehri, two boys who would also grow up to be terrorists. He went on to train as a pilot. He is still very much alive, and works for Tunis Air. Obviously, at some point his identity was stolen. It is very interesting to note, to quote the Telegraph article, that:

    "The FBI had published his personal details but with a photograph of somebody else, presumably a hijacker who had 'stolen' his identity. CNN, however, showed a picture of the real Mr Al-Ghamdi."

    It makes you really wonder how this type of confusion could have occurred, but the fact there are two photos clearly proves that identity theft had occurred. Alghamdi thinks that "CNN had probably got the picture from the Flight Safety flying school he attended in Florida." He had studied in Florida from 1998 to 1999 and then returned home and worked for Saudi Arabian Airlines. In August 2000, he returned to the U.S. for further training. The striking thing, and something that is of the utmost importance in our understanding what is going on here, is that he grew up with two boys whose identities were also stolen, and at least one of them, Waleed Alshehri, also became a pilot and is also still alive. In other words, the intelligence agency who stole the identities knew enough to steal identities from people who grew up together in Saudi Arabia, and later went on to train as pilots, taking some training in the United States. This would be excellent evidence that the hijackers were the original Saeed and Waleed, except we know both of these people are still alive. I have to tip my hat to whoever created these identities, as they knew enough to pick exactly the right identities to steal, and had to have unbelievable Saudi intelligence sources to do this. These people are good at what they do.

  2. The most intriguing Saeed Alghamdi may have been a student at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. This is a U. S. government school used to train the military in languages. It used to be called the Monterey Language School, and it is possible but a matter of some debate that no less than Lee Harvey Oswald attended there (we can't be sure as Oswald's military records were 'lost'). My guess is that the actor who played Saeed Alghamdi went to this school as part of his usual military training. As foreign students of countries who were allies of the United States could be invited to go there, it may have even been intended to leave the option open to depict Alghamdi as working for some Middle Eastern country if they needed an excuse to blame some government there. The most telling thing about the school is that the fellow who recently made the headlines for daring to criticize Bush for 9-11 was vice chancellor for student affairs there. In other words, this isn't just some guy in the military with an opinion, this is a guy with special knowledge about people like Saeed Alghamdi. If he wondered publicly about Bush's role in 9-11, we have to take his words very seriously.

  3. Someone called Saeed Alghamdi was living in Patterson, New Jersey in the apartment of Hani Hanjour.

  4. In 1992 (probably too early for the real Alghamdi), someone named Saeed Alghamdi used the Social Security number of a Vermont woman who had been dead for almost 30 years.

  5. A Saeed Alghamdi lived in the Delray Beach, Florida area with Ahmed Alnami and Hamza Alghamdi (on one account from late 1992 on, although it is impossible or very unlikely that the real Saeed Alghamdi could have lived there that far back as he is too young). In an amazing coincidence, the wife of the editor of the Sun tabloid, where one employee died from anthrax, found the apartment for Saeed Alghamdi and Marwan Al-Shehhi ( but note that another report says the apartment was found for Marwan Al-Shehhi and Hamza Alghamdi).

  6. Saeed Alghamdi lived in December 1996 in Chino Hills in Orange County, California.

  7. Saeed Alghamdi may have trained at a school operated by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (this may very well be the real Saeed Alghamdi as we know he took training in the United States).

  8. Saeed Alghamdi lived in San Antonio, Texas, and, ever the linguist, may have graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base.

  9. Saeed Alghamdi lived from 1988 to 1991 in Florham Park, New Jersey. At that time, he had a wife and children, and was working for a pharmaceutical company. When he left the apartment, he told his landlord he'd been transferred to the midwest. This could not be the real Saeed Alghamdi, who is just 26 or 27 years old and is an airline pilot.

  10. Saeed Alghamdi lived in Pensacola, Florida and listed his address as 10 Radford Blvd. on Pensacola NAS, a base road on which residences for foreign- military flight trainees are located. (The Pensacola News Journal article states that the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity, which administers training of foreign aviation students for the Navy, is headquartered in Pensacola and that fifteen percent of aviation students on any given day are foreign nationals.) Saeed Alghamdi and fellow terrorist Ahmed Alghamdi are listed as living in housing for foreign military trainees at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Saeed Alghamdi, Ahmad Alnami and Ahmed Alghamdi all may have trained in Pensacola. While any one terrorist's name associated with an institution may be a coincidence and refer to another man, can three terrorist's names training at the same U. S. military training center be a coincidence?

  11. Saeed Alghamdi in fact may have lived at two addresses near Pensacola Regional Airport, one a few miles north of the airport and another a few hundred feet away.

  12. Saeed Alghamdi was associated with suspected terrorist Raed Hijazi, a former Boston cab driver convicted in Jordan for a plot to kill Americans and other tourists in Jordan on Jan. 1, 2000 (Hijazi may also have been in charge of training the terrorists responsible for the attack on the USS Cole). Saeed Alghamdi may have lived in the Boston area.

  13. Saeed Alghamdi lived in Vero Beach, Florida.

  14. Saeed Alghamdi worked at Tyndall Air Force Base near Tallahassee, Fla.

  15. Saeed Alghamdi may have travelled to the Philippines, presumably to meet with other terrorists there.


Although it is somewhat amazing, it appears that the identities of Saeed Alghamdi and Waleed Alshehri were stolen because they grew up together in Saudi Arabia and both became pilots. The real Saeed Alghamdi claims that his photo must have been stolen when he was in the United States on flight training. However, someone was possibly using his identity well before he ever entered the United States. In any event, a whole troop of actors may be playing the role of 'Saeed Alghamdi', in various places and at various times. Some of these were probably just people with the same name, but we can be sure that many of them can be tied to the terrorist, especially where more than one terrorist name is associated with the same place. A composite identity seems to have been built on the original stolen identity, with the identity filled out by attending military language school, taking flight training in the United States, and hanging out with members of the known September 11 terrorist group. The actor also made contact with other suspected terrorists (Nabil al-Marabh and Raed Hijazi). The actor who played Saeed Alghamdi is particularly suspicious for three reasons:

  • the fact that his identity was stolen to work in tandem with the stolen identity of Waleed Alshehri;

  • the fact that he may have attended U. S. military language school, and the fact that the head of the school in Monterey got in trouble for criticizing Bush; and

  • the sheer number of places he lived in and people he made contact with.


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