Why is Obama Still Hiding the 28-Page Report on Saudi Royal Family Involvement in the 9/11 Attacks?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud

The Obama administration continues to come under pressure from lawmakers and the survivors and families of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to release the findings of a secret report that may show that some members of the royal family of Saudi Arabia aided the hijackers 13 years ago.

 

A congressional investigation into the plot produced a year after the attacks included a 28-page section that the George W. Bush administration classified. That portion, titled “Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters,” has been rumored to contain information that indicates Saudi intelligence helped the al-Qaeda terrorists. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

 

A bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill has urged the White House to release the classified section of the 2002 report. That came in the form of Resolution 428 introduced last year by Representatives Walter Jones (R-North Carolina) and Stephen Lynch (D-Massachusetts), who renewed their call in April with a letter to the president. Unless Obama acts soon, the lawmakers will hold a press conference next month on the September 11 anniversary to draw more attention to the issue.

 

Jones has seen the part of the report he hopes to have declassified. “I’ll tell you, the 28 pages will be an embarrassment to the previous administration,” Jones told VICE News, although he is barred from offering details. “We live in a world where there are certain leaders in certain countries that some people are concerned of their reaction. I feel differently.”

 

Former Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida), who co-chaired the joint Senate-House investigation in 2002, told VICE News that, “It’s become more and more inexplicable as to why two administrations have denied the American people information that would help them better understand what happened on 9/11.”

 

In a court filing produced two years ago for a lawsuit brought by 9/11 victims against the Saudi government, Graham said: “I am convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11th attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.”

 

The Saudi government has strongly denied a connection. Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who was the Saudi ambassador to the United States at the time of the attacks, said in 2003: “There is something wrong with the basic logic of those who spread these spurious charges. Al Qaeda is a cult that is seeking to destroy Saudi Arabia as well as the United States. By what logic would we support a cult that is trying to kill us?”

 

But Bandar called on President Bush two days after the attacks to ask that many Saudi citizens be airlifted out of the U.S. in the days after 9/11. Bush, whose family has a strong relationship with Bandar, complied with the request even though there was no other air traffic allowed in the country at the time.

 

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has been accused of supporting al-Qaeda in a suit filed by Lloyd’s of London in an effort to recoup some of its losses paid to 9/11 victims. Salman, although reportedly in ill health, is next in line to the Saudi throne.

-Noel Brinkerhoff, Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Campaign Mounts to Declassify 9/11 Report’s References to Alleged Saudi Involvement (by Samuel Oakford, VICE News)

Secret 9/11 Documents: “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing (Global Research News)

Federal Court Reinstates Saudi Arabia as Defendant in 9/11 Survivors’ Lawsuit (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Next in Line for Saudi Throne…Prince Accused of Supporting Al-Qaeda (by David Wallechinsky and Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Newly Released Documents Show Saudi Ruling Family Support for Al-Qaeda (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Comments

Bill 1 month ago
About 11 senators have read this and signed on to HR428. Someone has to leak this, eventually. I don't think it's going to unravel the whole mystery---I think we'll find that foreign spy agencies and our own CIA were shadowing these guys, probably funding them, and their excuse will be "it was a sting operation". How could anyone prove otherwise?
balboa schwartz 1 month ago
Really? Anybody over the age of five really wondering? The cover-up over so many different things from the last couple of hundred years continue, let alone the hidden history of the planet as a whole. Get looking, get digging, and it gets weirder, on and on. 'Nuff said.
DDearborn 1 month ago
Hmmm Why did doesn't the government publish the answer to the questions: WHY DID ISRAEL SEND THOSE DANCING ISRAELIS WHO HAD THE VIDEO CAMERA SET UP BEFORE THE TOWERS WERE STRUCK? HOW DID THEY KNOW THEY WERE COMING AND WHY WERE ONLY THE ISRAELIS/JEWS IN THE BUILDINGS WARNED? WHO SENT THE TEXT MESSAGES TELLING THEM TO STAY AWAY? WHY DID TH JEWISH DUAL CITIZEN OWNER HAVE BREAKFAST IN THE BUILDING EVERY WORK DAY EXCEPT THAT ONE? WHY HASN'T ANYONE DEMANDED ANSWERS FROM THE ISRAELI COMPANY THAT HANDLED THE SECURITY AT ALL THREE AIRPORTS? WHY WERE DUAL CITIZEN ISRAELIS IN SO MANY CRITICAL POSITIONS AFTER THE ATTACKS. FROM THE PRESIDING JUDGE HEARING THE LAW SUITS FROM THE VICTIMS TO MIKE CHERTOFF AND MANY MORE DUAL CITIZEN ISRAELIS WHY WEREN'T THEY PULLED OFF THE CASE DUE TO THE OBVIOUS CONFLICT OF INTEREST? THE LIST OF CONNECTIONS TO ISRAEL GOES ON AND ON BUT NO ONE IN WASHINGTON DARES TALK ABOUT IT LET ALONE INVESTIGATE WHY? PERHAPS THE FACT THAT ISRAEL HAS DIRECT ACCESS OT RAW INTELLIGENCE DATA STREAMS FROM THE ENTIRE US INTEL COMMUNITY. AGAIN THE QUESTION WHY WOULD THE US TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY COMPROMISE ITS SECURITY BY ALLOWING ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY SUCH ACCESS?
Alan8 1 month ago
I agree with pol (above). The evidence is overwhelming the three WTC buildings were brought down by controlled demolition. The Bush Administration WANTED these attacks to occur. It's the most obvious with Building 7, which wasn't even hit by a plane, yet fell at near-free-fall acceleration, straight down AGAINST the path of greatest resistance neatly into its own footprint. Buildings only fall like that in controlled demolition. The organization NYC CAN (http://highrisesafetynyc.org/ )is trying to get a ballot measure that will require the NYC Department of Buildings to investigate the causes of high-rise building collapses in New York City. Including Building 7. They've submitted enough signatures, but the New York City Council is illegally refusing to put the measure on the ballot. The truth will come out: Too many people know about the controlled demolition for them to get away with it forever.
Frank McEvoy 1 month ago
Exactly whom does this surprise?
LOUCAS PARTASSIDES 1 month ago
CAN YOU PLEASE INFORM ME WHY THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION, ...STILL KEEPS AS CLASSIFIED .. telegram 3473 from the embassy in Greece to the Department of State dd June 11, 1958 (Central files, 747C.00/5-1158) THREE PAGES OF TEXT NOT DECLASSIFIED Thank you in dvance
pol 1 month ago
Why? Really, you want to know why? Treason. Hiding this document is Treason, and so logically what it reveals is more Treason. CIA and NSA knew about the hijackers. Richard Clarke accused George Tenet and Co. of hiding the hijackers from him, the counterrorism advisor to the president. He accused 50 CIA personnel of knowing about the San Diego hijackers. It's a very simple matter of they wanted the attacks, they allowed the attacks, they aided and abetted the attacks. They are guilty of the highest Treason and should be arrested immediately, right up to the current president who is covering up these crimes. This is a lawless, post Constitutional dictatorship at this point. The truth now has zero relevance to what happens.

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