The story of the "magic" passeports found on 9/11 is so unbelievable that an unidentified former high-level intelligence official claimed that “[w]hatever trail was left was left deliberately – for the FBI to chase." (New Yorker, 8 October 2001). Nevertheless, a recent French documentary about the story of the FBI from its beginning to the 2000s gave us some interesting details about how one of these "magic" passeports was found, the one of Satam Al Suqami, (the passport had sometimes be mistakenly referred to as belonging to Atta, not Al Suqami), found a few blocks from the World Trade Center. Interviewed during this documentary, FBI agent Dan Coleman explains that the passeport was not found by any agent on the WTC site, but, incredibly, that it had been given to a detective by a mysterious man who "ran off" after having handed the passeport.
Forged Passport In Underwear Bomber Case?
by Kurt Haskell - Sept 27 & 28, 2011 - HASKELL FAMILY BLOG
I spent much of this evening reading court documents from the underwear bomber (Umar) case. For those that are interested, you can read them at:
There are many gems in the documents, but I'll only focus on one of them tonight.
Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to read of one hijacker's magic passport is true. It will bend and twist your mentations, but I assure you of its veracity. Not even the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Speaking of names, there are letters inscribed on this most extraordinary of all passports. Those letters read: "Satam al-Suqami."
The providential passport was issued to Suqami in Saudi Arabia in August of 1998. Three years later, a stranger handed Suqami's passport to an NYPD detective on the streets of Manhattan -- just moments after American Airlines Flight 11 attempted an unscheduled landing on the 93rd floor of WTC1.
How did this passport -- a piece of paper soaked in jet fuel -- survive the explosive landing? I give you three theories...
Read More: Suqami's Magic 9/11 Passport: Three Theories.