January 27, 2003 10:39 PM   Subscribe

"I did not escape from you but I did what I was supposed to do and you should be very proud of me." The love life of 9/11 hijacker Ziad Jarrah.
posted by shoos (10 comments total)
"finally, rather than allow a passenger revolt to rescue the airplane, purposely pitched it nose first from 40,000 feet into a pasture in Stony Creek Township, Pa."

That's a pretty strong declaration of what happened aboard that plane that I have never heard before. Did I miss something, or is this just poetic license?
posted by Irontom at 3:59 AM on January 28, 2003

yeah, as time goes on the entire episode will be immersed in jingoist mythology accepted as fact and used to stir the pride-bones of a clueless, tv-hypnotized public to accept the extermination of those in control of the oil-rich middle east. you expected otherwise?
posted by quonsar at 4:26 AM on January 28, 2003

Quonsar - I couldn't have put it better. Have a cookie.
posted by troutfishing at 4:57 AM on January 28, 2003

Irontom: Amazing. That was exactly what struck me. It colored everything else I read. The journalists who wrote that story have written a few other 9/11 articles. A quick review of their easily accessible work didn't turn up earlier examples of that phrase.
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posted by PigAlien at 7:50 AM on January 28, 2003

posted by Fezboy! at 8:00 AM on January 28, 2003

A CIA agent was so agitated about the group's activities that German authorities at one point told him that they would throw him out of the country if he continued to make a nuisance of himself by demanding the Germans do something.

Wouldn't this mean that Germany is aiding and "harboring" terrorists? Why aren't they part of the "axis" of evil? Shouldn't we be bombing them next, after Afghanistan, instead of Iraq?

Would that go over well?
posted by Espoo2 at 8:08 AM on January 28, 2003

I think seeing "Germany" and "axis" in the same paragraph would send most German politicians over the edge. But yeah, I thought thought the article made some interesting leaps.
posted by rotifer at 10:35 AM on January 28, 2003

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