|Abdulaziz Alomari is an example of FBI improvisation. |
The original pilot for Flight 11 was named as Abdul Rahman Al-Omari, he had lived next door to the
nearly framed Adnan Bukhari, and they were friends.
Bukhari's frame up fell apart when he turned up alive. Unfortunately for the FBI Al-Omari turned out to be as
alive as his friend Bukhari.
Undeterred, the FBI found a new Al-Omari to replace the alive "hijacker".
There's just one problem with the replacement - he too is alive...
Original named hijacker
Abdul Rahman Al-Omari, a pilot for Saudi Arabian
|Abdul Rahman Alomari fell victim to a remarkable set of circumstances. Apart from the
similarity in names, the interest of investigators was clearly aroused by the fact that he had studied at a
Florida flight school, as had several of the suspected hijackers. |
60 F.B.I agents and local law enforcement officers ... searched [Alomari's] house for hours, as well as a
neighboring house that had been rented by Adnan Bukhari, another pilot trainee from Saudi Arabia and a friend
of Mr. Alomari's. [New
Abdul Rahman al-Omari,
photographed after the 9/11 attacks
|U.S. officials in Riyadh offered Abdul Rahman Said al-Omari an official apology in the presence of Saudi
interior ministry officials for including his name among the list of suspects in the U.S. terrorist attacks,
news agencies reported Monday.|
Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines, told the Saudi daily Al-Watan that
he was amazed to see his name on the FBI's list of suspects allegedly involved in the attacks on the Pentagon
and World Trade Center Tuesday, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
Omari said he returned to Saudi
Arabia in early September after undergoing training for one year in the United States, AFP added. [IslamOnline]
Second named hijacker
Abdulaziz Al-Omari has
the same name and birth date as the named FBI "terrorist", but he has no idea how to fly:
|"I couldn't believe it when the FBI put me on their list. They gave my name and my date of birth, but I am
not a suicide bomber. I am here. I am alive. I have no idea how to fly a plane. I had nothing to do with
Mr Al-Omari said his passport was stolen when his apartment in Denver, Colorado, was burgled in
1995. He had been studying engineering at Denver University since 1993. He was given a new passport in Riyadh
on December 31, 1995 and returned to America to resume his studies in January 1996. [Telegraph]
Let's take a closer look at two Alomari photographs released by the FBI.
Original FBI photo of Alomari
Second FBI photo of Alomari
Genuine Abdulaziz Alomari
|Note the difference in the eyes and ears in the comparison images on the right. It is also notable that
the forehead of the 9/11 "Alomari" is more rounded.|
Click image for full sized GIF (162kB)
someone went to great lengths to find or create a look-alike Alomari.
On September 10, 2001 Atta and "Alomari" were photographed by a Fast Green ATM located in the
parking lot of UNO's restaurant, 280 Maine Mall Road, South Portland, Maine [FBI press release].
This is the ATM photograph issued by the FBI:
This photograph begs two questions:
What is the identity of the person in the foreground?
What is the identity of the person in the background?