Good news: 9/11-linked pilot goes missing

posted at 9:28 pm on July 27, 2006 by Allahpundit

Remember him? The FBI is convinced he’s a potential terrorist hijacker, simply because he’s a young Muslim male. From Saudi Arabia. Who was known to get a little excitable during Friday prayers. And took flying lessons in the summer of 2001.

And roomed with the guy who crashed Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

He skipped town in 2002 for the sunny pastures of the Kingdom, but turned up in New Zealand in February of this year. Under an assumed name. To study English, which he already spoke fluently.

And immediately began applying to flight schools.

New Zealand deported him back to the Kingdom last month, where he was detained by authorities. And then released a few weeks later.

And now, wouldn’t you know it, they’ve lost track of him.

Well. I’m sure he’ll turn up.

Like the old saying goes: fish gotta swim, dogs gotta hunt.

Saudis gotta fly.

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I guess the old saying “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” now reads “If at first you succeed, try, try again.” Shameful.

jaleach on July 27, 2006 at 9:38 PM

New Zealand?

Didn’t I see him as an extra in Lord Of The Rings, Jihad And The Two Towers?

Hening on July 27, 2006 at 11:13 PM

Why didn’t the New Zealanders do something about him? Oh, right, they were busy with the sheep…

Savage on July 28, 2006 at 12:58 AM

maybe…Just maybe if we could now track finances and had not alerted the Enemy that we could track ossama satlite phone and listen to phone calls from them…we would be well ahead of where we are now in killing these dirt-bags.

havok on July 28, 2006 at 9:03 AM

He’s probably working at the NY Times

Bob Mileti on July 28, 2006 at 10:39 AM

Oh, that’s just great. I wonder just how hard the Saudi’s were trying to keep an eye on him.

StephC on July 28, 2006 at 10:54 AM

Our friends the New Zealanders….yea, right.

gary on July 28, 2006 at 1:50 PM