Posted by Enhancement_Smoker at c926879-a.croltn1.tx.home.com on September 16, 2001 at 04:26:34:
In Reply to: Re: I'm with ya man posted by DLive on September 16, 2001 at 04:19:22:
: The FBI wouldn't necessarily be concerned over non-us citizens. That would be the job of INS. The only way the FBI would throw up a caution flag is if they were tipped off that the guys were affiliated with a group that posed a threat to the nation. But in a country as big as ours, it's pretty easy to pass as a normal citizen, especially if you are disciplined and low-key. Also, we don't know for sure what type of ID's these guys used to get into the U.S. They might have entered under a different name.
The passports that they used were issued in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, when they crossed the border those passports were used for identification, they used them to get on the flights on Tuesday.
A majority of the surnames belong to various Saudi tribes which are known to be in some way connected to terrorist organizations. This did not raise a flag for a tiny background check?
Just my .02 cents worth
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