9/11 Conspiracy flawed!

Mohammed Atta and his accomplice were caught on security cameras before boarding one of the planes that hit the world trade centers. Also an eye witness who appeared on Oprah who personally delt with Attab and his helper while getting their tickets. This man knew who he saw he new the face he did not make this up. The guys name who appeare on Oprah was named Michael Tuohey who was a US airways ticket agent. He checked them in at the Portland airport in Maine . He did not give them a non stop ticket so he only gave them a ticket so they would have to go through security in Boston because he suspected them he knew there was something "evil" about them but he let them through because he thought he was probably just another middle eastern passenger. The ticket agent who dealt with them in Boston committed suicide after the attacks because she knew that she let in Atta and the other accomplice And also maybe your "experts" are the real "so-called experts"! And did you know that Osama Bin Laden is an ex-Islamic he does not follow the religion as such he will fight for it but not necessarily follow all the rules of ring wearing and such. Did you also know that many Middle east companies pulled their stocks out totally out fo the NYSE because they knew of the impending attacks and saved themselves from losing billions of dollars. That truth is in the book "War on Terror" where it explains that Osama Bin Laden has controlled and planned these attacks for years. he planned the 93' attacks on the WTC and then decided to go for a second round in 01'. And how come we only see this footage of a "fake" Bin Laden on this video and his quotes saying he had nothing to do with the attacks? Don't tell me this stuff has been on American television or even Al-Jazeera. If it was there would be an even bigger uproar in the United States. You have found no real truth to anything and of course the FBI and CIA will come and take security tapes right away for analysis. Remember this is a terrorist attack it is suppossed to be top secret until it is eventually told to the public. And who is this guy saying that he has never seen a plane where a blackbox has not been recovered from the plane? Blackboxes are hardly ever discovered because they are either blown up or burned to a crisp. Has he watched the new lately? When you hear of plane crashes on tv they usually say the blackboxes were destroyed in the explosion. and of course they would be because the explosion was in such a confined space theres no way the boxes would surivive. The phone calls from passengers are real. Don't think the US would find out peoples families names and initmate things that were said in the phone calls that only the ligitimate family members would recognize. This show is looking for a fast buck, and get their faces on tv. Someone really needs to show these boys some respect. I'm surpirsed no one from the secret service had charged them or quietly taken them away.
The guys name who appeare on Oprah was named Michael Tuohey who was a US airways ticket agent. He checked them in at the Portland airport in Maine . He did not give them a non stop ticket so he only gave them a ticket so they would have to go through security in Boston because he suspected them he knew there was something "evil" about them but he let them through because he thought he was probably just another middle eastern passenger. The ticket agent who dealt with them in Boston committed suicide after the attacks because she knew that she let in Atta and the other accomplice who im not sure what his name was.
May I suggest reading the book called "War on terror" written by Grant R.Jeffrey talking showing the intelligence from intelligence from the intelligence community and talking about the real Osama Bin Laden. The proof on the movie "Loose Change"is really shallow and some actios by the secret service are standard procedure they were just doing their job.

Where are you getting your

Where are you getting your info that black boxes are always destroyed? Black boxes have never been destroyed to a point data is unrecoverable. Not sure where your going with that point as it is wrong in its entirety.

there is a quote on the web

there is a quote on the web (from the NTSB?) that states that the black boxes at ground zero were the only black boxes which had never been recovered..

counter that with the 2 firemen who said they personally helped the FBI recover 3 of the 4 black boxes..

do some searches, you can probably find those pretty easy.

Some suggestions, Phil

1. Fix your runon sentences.
2. Add some paragraph breaks.
3. Add some sources.

El wrongo.

"Mohammed Atta and his accomplice were caught on security cameras before boarding one of the planes that hit the world trade centers."



Go do some research and get back to us.

educate your self phil

is only that what you know?
$100,000 had been wired to Mohammed Atta only a month before the attacks from Pakistan by Ahmad Omar Sayed Sheikh at the instance of Gen Mahmoud Ahmed who was working for INTER-SERVICES INTELLIGENCE .
Guess what? General Mahmoud Ahmad was in the U.S. on September 11,general just happened to be having breakfast with Florida's senator, Bob Graham of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Also present at breakfast was Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S. Maleeha Lodhi..
If you wanna know more about wtc in 1993 go to this link and educate your self http://911review.org/Wiki/FirstWTCBombing.shtml

The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls,go to this link and educate your self again :) http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO408B.html

Do you know Michel Chossudovsky ?
Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian economist. He is a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa.
Very smart person, you can read his article from the link above.

What the hell is profiling?? A yellow star of david?

My gosh..

from the comments one can tell that US citizens have NOT woken up.. and swallow every human-interest story... and get delivered carefully crafted propaganda myths in the process.

A good example:


Can someone explain what they mean with profiling?

Monday, September 11, 2006

Encounter haunts ex-ticket agent

By JERRY HARKAVY, Associated Press

It's been five years since Michael Tuohey was on the receiving end of an icy stare from the ringleader of the 9/11 attacks, but the former US Airways ticket agent will be forever haunted by that brief but chilling encounter at Portland International Jetport.

Tuohey said he will never forget the anger in the eyes of Mohamed Atta after he refused to give boarding passes to him and accomplice Abdulaziz Alomari for their connecting flight in Boston, which they crashed into the World Trade Center hours later on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.

Five years later, the reason Atta and Alomari drove to Portland rather than begin their deadly journey at Logan International Airport remains a mystery.

Michael Chitwood, who was Portland police chief at the time, said nothing has emerged to supplant the initial perception that the hijackers may have chosen to arrive separately from various locations to minimize the chance of drawing attention to themselves.

Atta and Alomari had spent the night at the Comfort Inn in South Portland and their stops that evening at a Key Bank ATM, a gas station and a Wal-Mart, all in the Maine Mall area, were documented by video cameras. They apparently had their last meal at a Pizza Hut.

Tuohey opened the check-in station at 4:30 a.m., expecting a quiet morning with about a half-dozen flights.

"Everybody was in a good mood, it was a gorgeous day and things were going like clockwork," he said.

At about 5:30 a.m., with no passengers left to check in, Tuohey was about to step away for a smoke break when he spotted two Arabic men who "looked a little confused." The agent was surprised to see that the men had $2,400 tickets, a rarity.

Tuohey checked their baggage and went through the routine security questions, starting with Alomari and then turning to face Atta.

"I got an immediate chill in my stomach as soon as I looked at him," he said. "I said to myself, if this guy doesn't look like an Arab terrorist, nobody does. He had a look on his face of contempt, and palpable anger."

Tuohey called up the men's boarding passes but decided to withhold their boarding cards for American Airlines Flight 11.

It was then that Atta glared at him, insisting, "They told me one-step check-in," the Boston native, now 60 and retired, recalled in an interview at his Scarborough home.

"Now, we're doing a hairy eyeball thing. He's locked on me, I'm locked on him," he said. "It seemed like a long time, but I'm sure it was just a matter of seconds."

Finally, after Tuohey warned the two that they had to hurry to avoid missing their flight, Atta turned to Alomari, said something in Arabic and they walked away.

Tuohey said Atta, who gave him a sour look as he left, looked more menacing in person than he did on his driver's license photo that was circulated around the world.

"In real life the man looks even worse. All I could think of was the skeleton on a poison bottle," the agent said.

Also on that flight was Roger Quirion of Winslow, who was traveling with fellow state worker Brian Guerette of Oakland to a conference in California.

Quirion said there were about 10 people on the small commuter flight to Boston, and that Atta and Alomari were the last ones to arrive.

Unlike Tuohey, he recalls nothing sinister about Atta or his companion. "They just looked like travelers, business travelers," Quirion said.

Upon arriving in Boston, Quirion and Guerette ended up heading off on another West Coast flight that was diverted to Cleveland. Two other West Coast-bound flights from Boston ended up crashing into the World Trade Center.

Back in Portland, Tuohey said he began to piece together what had happened after the second jetliner crashed in New York.

"It was like an ice cube in my stomach just formed immediately and every hair on my body just stood up and I said, 'I was right," he said.

Tuohey, who was interviewed by the FBI as the nation's air traffic system ground to a halt, has relived his brief encounter with the terrorists "a million times," wondering whether there was anything he could have done to avert the attacks.

"Your rational mind is telling you one thing, but your what-if mind is pulling you in another direction," he said.

After his retirement in 2004, he started having hallucinations and pangs of guilt that caused him to become isolated and withdrawn.

"I saw Mohamed Atta at the Maine Mall. I saw him driving by my street when I was taking out the trash," he recalled. Tuohey was told he had post-traumatic stress disorder. He underwent counseling and things have improved.

Tuohey, who still has a yellowed copy of Atta and Alomari's itinerary that shows their names and flight numbers, is braced for a wave of 9/11 coverage today, but he plans to turn away when thesignature images are shown on television.

"I can't watch the pictures anymore. The planes hitting the building, the people jumping out, I can't do it any more.

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Mikel of Dallas, TX
Sep 11, 2006 1:57 PM
This is a great article from a point of view I had always wanted to hear. I'll never forget the sickening feeling I got when I learned that these sub-humans started their murderous day in MY home town of South Portland. Tuohey's personal account is enlightening and closes some gaps in my understanding of how the Jetport scenario transpired - Thanks Jerry!

steve d of oob, me
Sep 11, 2006 12:18 PM
We did have and do have profiling. My daughter is a single white business woman in Boston and has never flown when she was not signled out and everything done to issure she is not a risk to any of us. She accepts it and ever expects it.

Shortly after 9/11 my son was in Afganistan as a pilot. We started flying the American flag that day and have flown it ever since. A new one is going up this weekend.

I sat down this morning and said a quiet prayer for all who have suffered that day and since.

Steve D.

Janice of Westbrook, ME
Sep 11, 2006 11:24 AM
To Harry of Spring City, PA... when I read the article I took it to me that he wouldn't issue them their boarding passes for their Boston departure connecting flight not the flight out of Portland. So, he didn't back down. They had to get their connecting boarding passes in Boston.

Stephanie of Standish, ME
Sep 11, 2006 10:53 AM
Harry, you post your comments with the "benefit" of hindsight. If 9/11 hadn't happened, but Mr. Tuohey had stopped them, he would have been ostrasized and disciplined, probably fired, for being racist. Before 9 am that morning, there was no particular reason for Atta and Alomari to cause undo suspicion to the average American. Mr. Tuohey did what he was supposed to do, just like the rest of us before the nightmare began.

Mr. Tuohey, I hope that you can find some measure of peace for your mind. I'm sorry that you're the one who had to confront them.

Chris of Queens, NY
Sep 11, 2006 10:33 AM
He couldn't stop them from getting on the plane in Portland as there wasn't any valid reason. The confrontation was because he didn't give them their boarding passes for the flight in Boston that they hijacked. Hindsight is always 20/20.

Sep 11, 2006 10:22 AM
Harry of PA,

Tuohey did not "back down", what he denied them was the "one stop check in" that Atta asked for, meaning he wanted to check in in Portland for the whole flight where Tuohey only checked him in for the Porland----Boston leg of the itinerary. Atta wanted to avoid having to answer questions again, which means there is also a check in person in Boston who had to have had contact with him as well.

TERRENCE of brunswick, me
Sep 11, 2006 10:00 AM
Agree! The United States needs to go after those who fit the terrorist profile and the descriptions of its enemies. The silly political correctness of whiny liberals must be set aside for the good of ALL people! Otherwise, tens of thousands of other innocents will perish!

Jennifer of Portland, ME
Sep 11, 2006 9:43 AM
I agree that profiling conflicts with civil liberties. Why not do what they do in Israel: Require all passengers to arrive very early and quiz every one about itinerary, baggage, personal history, and anything else the questioner wants to know. Having been through the process a number of times, I can say that it is not annoying, even when you're in a hurry, and even when they pull you aside for special questioning. And it's worthwhile when you know your country is surrounded by hostile nations, as America fortunately is not.

Harry of Spring City, PA
Sep 11, 2006 9:18 AM
The story leaves unsaid why Tuohey backed down and let them board ... if he had denied Boarding maybe 9/11 would have turned out differently. A very poor piece of reporting!!!

Dave of Portland, Me
Sep 11, 2006 7:19 AM
Until we profile and run airports with military precision we have learned nothing. We need to make the thought of going to an airport hell for any terrorist.....

Phil, your research is full of...


For one thing, the are no Arab names on any fo the passenger lists:

I could go on, but I'm not doing all your research for you. Go back and re-examine the facts.