Rental Car, Koran, Arabic Flight Manuals, Credit Cards, Luggage, -- Thanks Atta!
Mohammed Atta, we were told, attempted to check not one but two suitcases on his final suicide trip. One of the bags was said to contain flight training videos and a copy of the Koran. His rental car, seized in a Logan parking garage on September 11th, was said to contain Arabic-language flight training manuals. 1 The terrorists, we were told, used their own credit cards to purchase their tickets.
Why would people who were so clever at evading the authorities for years, suddenly start leaving an obvious trail? Why would they behave so as to reveal all manner of operational details while the supposed parent organization would not even take responsibility for the attack?2 3 4
2. Duffel bag had plane manuals, Miami Herald, 9/16/01 [cached]
3. Flight School Says FBI Trailed Suspect Prior To Hijackings, Boston Globe, 9/18/01 [cached]
4. What Muslim would write: 'The time of fun and waste is gone'?, Independent, 9/29/01 [cached]