The 28 Page Cover-up
The Real (911) Cover-up: The Saudi Involvement and the 28 secret missing pages of the 9/11 Commission Report.
By de Andréa,
Opinion Editorialist for
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A rather lengthy article, but if you really want to know the truth about the U.S. cover-up of the (9/11) attack on the United States in 2001, then it is well worth the time to read.
Just so you know, it takes yours truly a lot more time to do the research and write the article, than it does for you to read it.
Complete with quotes from Washington officials and videos of press conferences.
The reality about the House of Saud is that it is the very source of terrorism and Islamic Jihad.
America is the most militarily powerful country in the world. Moreover, it is fighting against some of the most politically and ideologically primitive people in the world, miserably stuck in the barbarism of the 7th century.
So, if you have ever wondered why the U.S. is hopeless embroiled in the longest war in American history, not 15 years but 215 years, and with no end in sight because the Western Governments cannot - and have no intention of ever winning this war. Why? Because for more than 14 hundred years and with all the wars against Islam, the west still refuses to identify who and what Islam really is…
Saudi Arabia is where it all started more than 14 hundred years ago when it was just the City State of Mecca. Today Saudi Arabia is the core of Islamic Jihad and the strictest Quranic form of Islam… (It is called Wahhabism). When practiced, it makes ISIS look like a Boy Scout camp.
In 2002, the Administration of George W. Bush capriciously removed those pages from the report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks. President Bush used the excuse that the “sources and methods that would make it harder for us to win the war on terror.” The truth is that it was nothing but a cover-up of the Saudi family’s support in the 9/11 attack on the U.S. which has instead prolonged the war, now going on for 16 years. The Saudi’s are still supporting Islamic Jihad all over the world.publication of that section of the report would damage American intelligence operations, revealing
The lead author of the Senate’s report on 9/11 said it’s time to reveal what’s in the 28 pages that were redacted from it, which he says will embarrass the Saudi and, American governments.
A story that might otherwise have slipped away in a morass of conspiracy theories gained new life when former Sen. Bob Graham headlined a press conference on Capitol Hill to push for the release of the 28 pages that have been redacted from a Senate report on the 9/11 attacks for 13 years. And according to Graham, the lead author of the report, the pages “point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as the principal financier of the 9/11 hijackers.” With the Saudis as allies, who needs enemies?
Graham said: “The redacted pages characterize the support network that caused the 9/11 attacks to occur.”
And because that network has gone unchallenged, it has only flourished. He said keeping the pages classified is part of “a general pattern of cover-up” that for 13 years has kept the American people in the dark. “It is not possible that the 19 hijackers acted alone,” he said, “yet the U.S. government’s position is to protect the government that is most responsible for that network of support.”
The Saudis did what they did, and the U.S. knows what they did, and when the U.S. government takes a position of passivity, or actively shuts down inquiry. That sends a message to our enemy, the Saudis, who have continued, and accelerated, their support for the most extreme form of Islam.
Graham said: “Both al Qaeda and ISIS are a creation of, and are supported by Saudi Arabia.”
House Resolution 428, says declassification of the 28 pages is necessary to provide the American public with the full truth surrounding the 9/11 attacks.
Jack Quinn, formerly a top lawyer in the Clinton White House, is representing 9/11 families in their effort to gain compensation from the Saudi government. The redacted pages document the complicity in the attacks by the Saudi government, and religious and so-called charitable institutions, such as the Muslims Of America MOA, the Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR, the Holyland Foundation and a plethora of other so-called Muslim Charities related to the kingdom of Islam, is relevant in a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York where the Saudis are the defendants.
The Holyland Foundation has already been found guilty in a money laundering scheme. CAIR was also named as an unindicted co-conspirator through their so-called charities. In 2009 Obama overturned the sentence of those found guilty in the Texas Federal Court. Moreover the so-called Muslim charities that are nothing but illegal money laundering institutions for Islamic Jihad continue to operate in the U.S. as 501 (c)3 nonprofit charitable institutions with the blessings and support of the criminal IRS.
Note: The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a no-holds-barred report documenting torture in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Quinn said, “It’s rather bizarre that we would go to these great lengths to air this heretofore confidential information about how we reacted to 9/11 attack, and at the same time we keep secret information about protecting those who helped launch the attack.”
“The FBI initially and illegally rebuffed a Freedom of Information Act request about the case,” Graham said, prompting him to observe that the “pervasive pattern of covering up the Saudi role in 9/11 extends to all U.S. institutions.”
When the 800-page Senate report was made public in 2002, Graham recalled that he and Republican Sen. Richard Shelby were “shocked to see an important chapter in the report has been redacted.” All but three Senate Democrats, joined by one Republican and one independent, signed a letter calling on President Bush to declassify the 28-page section detailing the role of the Saudi’s in bankrolling the 9/11 attackers, to no avail.
The redacted portion, begins midway through the report, on page 395. Despite the title, then-CIA Director Porter Goss and the co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission all called for it to be declassified, yet it has continued as a secret cover-up for more than a dozen years.
“There’s nothing in it about national security,” Said Walter Jones, a Republican congressman from North Carolina who is one of the few that has read the missing pages. “It’s about the Bush Administration and its questionable relationship with the Saudis.”
The document offers direct evidence of complicity and support on the part of Saudi Arabia and entities in Al Qaeda’s attack on America. Those twenty-eight pages tell a story that has been completely removed from the 9/11 Report.
President Obama has twice promised to release the material but has failed to do so. Sharon Premoli, who is co-chair of 9/11 Families United for ‘Justice Against Terrorism’, said. “The redaction of the twenty-eight pages has become a cover-up by two Presidents, and a cover-up implies complicity,”
As the journalist Philip Shenon , citing John Lehman, the former Secretary of the Navy and a 9/11 commissioner, “it was well-known in intelligence circles that the Islamic affairs office functioned as the Saudis’ ‘fifth column’ in support of Muslim extremists.”
A side note: A rookie FBI agent in the fall of 2000 who had suspicions about a couple of Saudis taking commercial flying lessons, in San Diego, interviewed a few of their fellow classmates. They said the Middle Easterners seemed to be interested more in how to fly and navigate the plane, not so much in taking off and landing. He reported this to his superiors who shrugged and paid it no mind. After multiple attempts at trying to raise a red flag without success he went to the NY Times. The Editor of the Times, unable to confirm this information just put it on hold until after September Eleven. Which is likely the Saudi’s that were mentioned in following story about part of the twenty eight pages.
The story told in those redacted twenty-eight pages picks up with the arrival of two young Saudis, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdhar, in Los Angeles in January, 2000. They were the first wave of the 9/11 hijackers. Neither spoke English well, so their mission—to learn how to pilot a Boeing jetliner—is crazily and improbable, especially if they had no assistance.
Two weeks after Hazmi and Mihdhar got to L.A., a benefactor suddenly appeared. Omar al-Bayoumi, a forty-two-year-old Saudi national, was an employee of the Saudi aviation-services company Dallah Avco. Although he drew a salary, he apparently never did any actual work for the company during the seven years he spent in America. Bayoumi was in frequent contact with the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., and with the consulate in Los Angeles; he was widely considered in the Arab expat community to be a Saudi spy for the Royal Family, though the Saudi government has of course denied that he was.
Bayoumi and a friend drove from San Diego, where they lived, to L.A. Bayoumi then went to the Saudi consulate, where he spent about an hour meeting with an official in the Ministry of Islamic Affairs named Fahad al-Thumairy, whom he considered to be his spiritual adviser. (In 2002, Thumairy was stripped of his diplomatic visa and deported, because of suspected ties to terrorists.) Afterward, Bayoumi and his friend drove to a halal Muslim restaurant in Culver City. Bayoumi later told investigators that, while eating there, he happened to overhear two men—Hazmi and Mihdhar—speaking Arabic with Gulf accents. He struck up a conversation with them and soon invited them to move to San Diego. He set them up in the same apartment complex where he lived. Because the hijackers-in-training did not have a checking account, Bayoumi paid their security deposit and first month’s rent (for which they immediately reimbursed him). He also introduced them to members of the Arab community, including the imam of a local mosque, Anwar al-Awlaki—later to become the most prominent spokesperson for Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Another Saudi who was in San Diego at the time, Osama Basnan, also befriended Hazmi and Mihdhar. As it happened, Basnan’s wife was receiving charitable gifts from Prince Bandar’s wife, Princess Haifa. The payments—as much as seventy-three thousand dollars over a period of three years—were supposed to fund the treatment of a medical condition that Basnan’s wife suffered from. According to pleadings in the lawsuit against the Saudis, that money went to support the hijackers in San Diego.
“We assert that purported ‘charities,’ established by the government of the Kingdom of Saud to propagate radical Wahhabi ideology throughout the world, served as the primary sources of funding and logistical support for Al Qaeda for at least more than a decade leading up to the 9/11 attacks,” said Sean Carter, one of the lead attorneys in the lawsuit. “Not coincidentally, these so-called charities were themselves regulated by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, which from its formation, in 1993, assumed primary responsibility for the Saudi Kingdom’s efforts to spread Wahhabi Islamic Jihad.”
Thomas Kean remembers finally having the opportunity to read those twenty-eight pages after he became chairman of the 9/11 Commission—and not allowed to take photocopies, he said…“it was so secret that I had to get all of my security clearances and go into the bowels of Congress with someone looking over my shoulder.” He also remembers thinking at the time that most of what he was reading should never have been kept secret. But the focus on the twenty-eight pages obscures the fact that many more important documents are still classified—“a ton of stuff,” Kean said, including, for instance, the 9/11 Commission’s interviews with George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Bill Clinton. “I don’t know of a single thing in our report that should not be public, especially after ten years,” Kean said.
September 11th may be a part of history now, but some of the events that led to that horrible day remain veiled by the political considerations of the present. The intelligence community doesn’t want to light up its failures once again, and no doubt Obama doesn’t want to make public and introduce strains on his Muslim jihadist relationship with the Saudi Jihadists. In the meantime, the forces that led to catastrophe before, are still gathering strength.
What a tangled web they weave
Timothy Roemer, who was a member of both the Joint Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission, observed. “A more complex series of threats are coming together than even before 9/11, involving , Al Qaeda, and cyber-terrorist capabilities. The more the American people know about what happened thirteen years ago, the more we can have a credible, open debate” about our security needs. Releasing the twenty-eight pages, he said, will be a step forward. “Hopefully, after some initial shock and awe, it would make our process work better. Our government has an obligation to do this.”
A little background: An excerpt from October 9, 2014 on CBC's 'Day 6' of the senate hearings
"The connection is a direct one. Not only has Saudi Arabia been promoting this extreme form of religion, but it also has been the principal financier, first of Al Qaeda, then of the various Al Qaeda franchises around the world—specifically the ones in Somalia and Yemen— and now the support of ISIS...I believe that had the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 been disclosed by the release of the 28 pages, and by the declassification of other information as to the Saudi role and support of the 9/11 hijackers, that it would have made it much more difficult for Saudi Arabia to have continued that pattern of behavior, and I think [we] would have had a good chance of reining in the activity that today Canada, the United States and other countries either are or are considering going to war with."
It's not a secret that the Saudi Royal family is very close to the Bushes. In fact, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., whose role in 9/11 is highly questionable, is known to many as "Bandar Bush." Perhaps the Bush Administration blocked the release of the 28 pages to defend the KSA, whom they view as a close family friend, a business partner, and political ally. There may be some truth to that.
Why then, has the Obama Administration continued the cover-up? While campaigning for president in 2008, Obama promised 9/11 family members that he would finally declassify the 28 pages that dealt with who sponsored the attacks. Then again, in February 2009, when a delegation of 9/11 families visited the White House, Obama made a promise to Bill Doyle, whose son died in the WTC, that he would personally see that the 28 pages be declassified. However, just three months later, on May 29, 2009, Obama ordered Solicitor General Elena Kagan, later an Obama appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, to file a brief urging the courts to prevent the 911 families from suing Saudi government officials or members of the Saudi royal family on the grounds that they enjoyed sovereign immunity. To this day, Saudi Arabia, the world's leading financier of fundamentalist jihadi madrassas, is considered one of the United States' closest allies. Why???
On September 11, 2012, when the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was attacked by Islamic militants, the already questionable Middle East strategy of arming and financing rebel groups blew up in the U.S.'s face. Four U.S. servicemen had just been killed in a country we had just helped to "liberate" months earlier. A sophisticated campaign of smoke and mirrors was moved into high gear by the Obama Administration in an attempt to bury an already growing chorus of questions about exactly who and what the United States, and those we consider our "allies," are supporting in the Middle East.
On December 2, 2013, Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA), after having read the 28 pages, introduced H.RES. 428 (H. Res. 14 in the 114th Congress), a resolution calling on President Obama to declassify the 28 pages, both for justice for the families of the victims of 9/11 and to force a reexamination of the now dubious so-called "War on Terror", and overall current U.S. foreign policy.
THE BOTTOM LINE: What of the future of America? Or is it a future that we just don’t want to think about or deal with?
What ‘I can say’ is: That if “WE THE PEOPLE” remain in our apathetic stupor and refuse to acknowledge that Washington is no better than the enemy that is bent on destroying us, I can guarantee you that we will eventually become just another Islamic State.
If you are among the few Americans left that appreciate the Freedom that America affords you, then turn off the latest news about the Kardashian’s, cancel the subscription to your Communist indoctrinating newspaper and write an e-mail to your representatives. It’s your job as a citizen.
I’ll make it as easy for you as I can without actually holding your hand. Below are two URL’s, use one of them to write your federal rep’s and tell them that you want them to get H.RES. 428 passed, now! And release the 28 pages of the (9/11) Commission Report.
Then let the chips fall where they may…
The following videos are from DC Press Conferences regarding the 28 pages.
Thanks for listening - de Andréa
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