Previously shown testament videos no longer available in 2017
Several hijackers made videos of themselves in Arabic.
Saeed al-Ghamdi (was on U93):
Ahmed al-Ghamdi (UA175):
Abdulaziz al-Omari (AA11):
Ahmed al-Haznawi (U93):
Hamzi al-Ghamdi (UA175):
Mohand al-Shehri (UA175):
Wail al-Shehri (AA11):
Waleed al-Shehri (AA11):
Ziad Jarrah (U93):
So, that's in total 9 of the 19 hijackers! I used the slightly different names (differed on single letters) that the flash program from the Moussaoui trial uses. Actually there's 3 from AA11, UA175 and from U93 and none from AA77.
This further strengthens the case against AQ.
These videos were posted on a YouTube-account that is no longer active so we can't see them directly as short clips at least where I found them earlier. Was unsuccessful in finding the short clips again, so instead I will post news links about them and remove the videos I had posted above previously here.
New part of this post - news links and conclusion + Al Jazeera documentary
Not going to link to newlinks about the aforementioned videos above. I will link to 4 news links though over a couple of years.
First one is from 2002, from CNN: here . It says about a website called alneda.com:
In addition, the site contained the video of September 11 hijacker Ahmed al-Haznawi's last will and testament, as CNN reported, said the other 18 hijackers also had recorded last wills and testaments on video.
al-Haznawi is one of those previously in a video above.
In 2006, a video where Mohammed Atta and Ziad Jarrah was seen laughing, although one of them appeared to be holding a testament or will(think someone read in a still from the video). This video is fairly easy to find, but I post a newslink from Irish Examiner about it instead here .
Quote from the newslink:
The Sunday Times said the video, which was dated January 18, 2000 — about a year and a half before the attacks against the United States — was made in Afghanistan for release after the men’s deaths.For more than 30 minutes the video shows Atta, who flew one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Centre, and Ziad Jarrah, who piloted United Airlines flight 93 that crashed into a Pennsylvania field, together.The newspaper said the hour-long video — the authenticity of which, it said, was confirmed “by sources from both al-Qaida and the US” — was made at an al-Qaida training camp in Afghanistan. It includes images of Osama bin Laden speaking to supporters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
More from the same link:
Ben Venzke, head of the Virginia-based IntelCenter which monitors terrorism communications, said the video was probably raw footage which al-Qaida had intended to edit into a package.This would be done similarly to one released last month showing the last testament of two of the 9/11 hijackers, Wail al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi.Bin Laden said a few years ago that he was saving Atta’s last testament for a special occasion, Mr Venzke said.“It is highly unlikely that al-Qaida wanted the material to be released in this manner and it is not consistent with any previous release by them,” he said.
From 2007, there are several newslinks reporting about the testament videos from that year. I chose the 2 best of those I found. First is Fox News here . Their headline is: "New Usama bin Laden video shows 9/11 hijacker's last testament". Quote from the link:
Al Qaeda traditionally issues a video every year on the anniversary, with the last testament of one of the 19 hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. This year's video showed hijacker Waleed al-Shehri addressing the camera and warning the U.S.: "We shall come at you from your front and back, your right and left."More:
It begins with an audiotape introduction by bin Laden. While his voice is heard, the video shows a still image of him, raising his finger. In the image, bin Laden has the same dyed-black beard and the same clothes -- a white robe and cap and beige cloak -- that he had in Saturday's video.Also this:
After bin Laden speaks, the video of al-Shehri appears. Al-Shehri -- one of the hijackers on American Airlines Flight 11, which hit the World Trade Center -- is seen wearing a white robe and headscarf, with a full black beard, speaking in front of a backdrop with images of the burning World Trade Center.and finally:
Bin Laden's video on Saturday was his first message in over a year -- since a July 1, 2006 audiotape. The images came under close scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies, looking for clues to the 50-year-old's health and whereabouts.
The 2nd link from 2007 is even better and from CBS news and its link is here .
The video included the last will and testaments of two of the hijackers, Wail al-Shehri and Hamza al-Ghamdi.CBS News correspondent Jim Stewart reports that the CIA is examining this tape frame by frame, and agency officials aren't certain as of yet if any of it is new.The footage was the fourth in a series of long videos that al Qaeda has put out to memorialize the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks against the Pentagon and World Trade Center, said Ben Venzke, head of IntelCenter, a private U.S. company that monitors militant message traffic and provides counterterrorism intelligence services for the American government.
The previous ones were issued in April and September 2002 and September 2003, each showing footage from the planning of the suicide hijackings and testimonies from some of the hijackers, Venzke told The Associated Press.In the latest video, bin Laden is shown sitting outside in what appears to be a mountain camp with his former lieutenant Mohammed Atef and Ramzi Binalshibh, another suspected planner of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Conclusion and Al Jazeera-link
All in all, that's links about 5 of the 9 hijackers mentioned above and should suffice to make it clear they exist. Al Jazeera may have them now, but uncertain. It also mentions there's video of Binalshibh who did not succeed in becoming a hijacker since he could not get a visa. Instead he wired money and assisted in other ways. He also talked a lot after the attacks. Including to Al Jazeera prior to his arrest. He and KSM met with Yousri Fouda from Al Jazeera and said they had done the "planes operation" prior to them being arrested. This at a time when Al Jazeera almost seemed to work hand-in-hand with terrorists and were not as seemingly "west-friendly" as today.
The title is in Arabic so I am a bit unsure[says "The road to 9/11, part II"], but I think this is about Yousri Fouda's meeting with KSM and Binalshibh prior to their arrest where they say they did it(Binalshibh can be heard at times and some parts of the hijackers' testament videos are seen at times). English subs. 1 hour, 7 minutes. I could be mistaken that this is the video where Yousri speaks to KSM and Binalshibh.
16 years after 9/11 tomorrow... RIP to victims and thoughts to their loved ones and others affected.