By Aaron Dykes
September 10, 2014
There are some in Congress working to publicly release the redacted pages of the "Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001," the forerunner to the whitewash 9/11 Commission Report, which pointed towards prior knowledge and involvement in the event by several intelligence agencies including the U.S., UK, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Turkey.
#Declassify the 28 Redacted Pages in the 9/11 Intelligence Report
The redacted 28-pages, for instance, played a role in blocking a lawsuit brought by the families of 9/11 victims against Saudi Arabia and its royal family (though they now have another chance).
The Bush Administration moved to keep the pages – said to tie hijacker funding to the Saudis – allegedly due to potential embarrassment and outrage over the extensive connections between the Bush family, the bin Laden family and their deep operations in oil, geopolitics and intrigue.
Former president George H.W. Bush was reportedly meeting with the brother of Osama bin Laden, Shafiq bin Laden, on the morning of the 9/11 attacks at a Carlyle Group function, a defense contracting and investment firm of which both men are members.
While these documents would hardly be the Holy Grail of 9/11 secrets, the information should not be withheld from the public; and certainly fingers should be pointed at the Bush family, the extensive neocon/Project for a New American Century node that worked inside the Bush administration and at the Saudis who’ve been deeply – but covertly – involved in terrorist attacks throughout the world. They aspire to be a focal point of the remapped Middle East, seeking to share power with Israel and its Western allies, and participating in the perpetual upheaval, wars and turmoil across the region. Its role in the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan is just the beginning.
Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds, who was gagged by court order and later became a whistleblower, revealed the extent of her knowledge about the intelligence partnerships between Turkey, Pakistan and the Anglo-American alliance, as well as the bombshell that Osama bin Laden – a covert CIA operative since the late 70s – was working for the United States up until the day of 9/11.
Well, of course, a little declassification here and there is never going to add up to the truth on its own (hence the need for independent investigation and eternal vigilance); but at least it is something, and there is little doubt this stuff needs to be on the record.
At the same time, is there not enough "official" evidence of cover-up, obfuscation, lies, omissions and covert crimes to call the whole thing off? Need we start rattling off the list of false flags, secret wars and undue power admittedly done by those in power to make the point?
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Graham has expressed doubts about the US's reliance on Saudi Arabia as an ally in fight against Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Earlier this week President Obama announced a plan, according to which Saudi Arabia is supposed to provide training for moderate Syrian rebels, who are expected to fight both the ISIS and Assad's forces.
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The former senator said it was not the best decision to rely on the country which has often been accused of sponsoring "the most extreme elements among the Sunni."
The US appears to have a history of turning a blind eye to the disputable activities of its long-time ally. Graham, who was in the Senate for 18 years and chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than a year following 9/11, questions the way US intelligence treated the Saudis after the attack on the Twin Towers.
Despite the fact that 15 out of 19 of the hijackers were Saudis, some 144 of their compatriots mostly from the Saudi aristocracy, were able to return home to Saudi Arabia within days of the attack without being questioned by the FBI.
"There were several incidents [in which US officials] were inexplicably solicitous to Saudis," Senator Graham recalls.
"I believe that the failure to shine a full light on Saudi actions and particularly its involvement in 9/11 has contributed to the Saudi ability to continue to engage in actions that are damaging to the US – and in particular their support for ISIS," he says.
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Some light on the Saudi role in the 9/11 tragedy could be shed if the 28 redacted pages from the inquiry were made public. Graham has been campaigning for that.
Obama promised to release the censored documents during his first presidential campaign, but haven't yet delivered on the promise.
Graham speaks of close personal ties between the Bush family and the Saudi Arabia rulers. But why the "policy of covering up Saudi involvement [in 9/11] persisted under the Obama administration" is something he fails to understand.
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Saudi Arabia funds and supports terrorism in the region:
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Raising the flag of Allah in the White House
Brand new Toyota pickup trucks financed by Saudi Arabia used by ISIS alleged to be retrofitted in Turkey with 23mm guns
Page 12 of Book IV of the Supplementary Detailed Staff Reports on Foreign and Military Intelligence under the National Security Act which set up the Central Intelligence Agency as a "production company." Reading page 12 in Book IV...third paragraph down it reads:
"...drifted from its [CIA] original purpose of producing coordinated national estimates to becoming primarily a current intelligence producer.""Producer?" Is this to mean "production?" This would signify that the CIA must "create intelligence" to justify its budget regardless of the "intelligence", so if "terrorism" has to be created then this would mean "terrorism" is profitable.