14 Saudis, not 19. I think one of the hijackers was a Jordanian. The Saudis were the “muscle” whom bin Laden laughed about in his post 9/11 video saying they weren’t let in on the totality of the attack until the end. The non-Saudis were the pilots, and knew exactly what the finale was going to be. One pilot was a Lebanese guy educated in a Catholic school in Beirut named Ziad Jarrah, who was very close to his great uncle, an Abu Nidal operative. Abu Nidal’s organization was hosted at various times by Libya and Iraq. He hit one of the WTC towers. Another was an Egyptian who took flight training, a Shehhi. His father lives in Cairo, Egypt.
The other tower was struck by pilot Mohammed Atta, the Egyptian who was the overall leader of the 9/11 hijackers. Atta was also a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, same as the current al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, an Egyptian eye doctor. This means both Atta and AQ’s current leader had ties to Iran. Atta was recruited by a Syrian-born German citizen named Mohammed Zammar.
The world trade center was also scouted in advance by a Syrian Ghasoub Ghayoun a few years prior to the attack, along with other landmarks, and the scout sent the resulting videotapes to al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
So you are saying the Saudis were not masterminds but useful idiots?
Neither is a good thing.