WHY DIDN’T WE INVADE SAUDI ARABIA?

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Posted on 16th December 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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Inquiring minds want to know why the Saudi connection to 9/11 has been covered up? We know for a fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. We know they were funded by high level Saudi officials. Therefore, Saudi Arabia is the country we should have gone to war with. Why didn’t we? Why the continued coverup to this day? Why?

 

Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors.

But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals.

It was kept secret and remains so today.

President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by comparison is about 1,000 words).

A pair of lawmakers who recently read the redacted portion say they are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks.

Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) can’t reveal the nation identified by it without violating federal law. So they’ve proposed Congress pass a resolution asking President Obama to declassify the entire 2002 report, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Some information already has leaked from the classified section, which is based on both CIA and FBI documents, and it points back to Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally.

The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast:

LOS ANGELES: Saudi consulate official Fahad al-Thumairy allegedly arranged for an advance team to receive two of the Saudi hijackers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — as they arrived at LAX in 2000. One of the advance men, Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi intelligence agent, left the LA consulate and met the hijackers at a local restaurant. (Bayoumi left the United States two months before the attacks, while Thumairy was deported back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11.)

SAN DIEGO: Bayoumi and another suspected Saudi agent, Osama Bassnan, set up essentially a forward operating base in San Diego for the hijackers after leaving LA. They were provided rooms, rent and phones, as well as private meetings with an American al Qaeda cleric who would later become notorious, Anwar al-Awlaki, at a Saudi-funded mosque he ran in a nearby suburb. They were also feted at a welcoming party. (Bassnan also fled the United States just before the attacks.)

WASHINGTON: Then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar and his wife sent checks totaling some $130,000 to Bassnan while he was handling the hijackers. Though the Bandars claim the checks were “welfare” for Bassnan’s supposedly ill wife, the money nonetheless made its way into the hijackers’ hands.

Other al Qaeda funding was traced back to Bandar and his embassy — so much so that by 2004 Riggs Bank of Washington had dropped the Saudis as a client.

The next year, as a number of embassy employees popped up in terror probes, Riyadh recalled Bandar.

“Our investigations contributed to the ambassador’s departure,” an investigator who worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington told me, though Bandar says he left for “personal reasons.”

FALLS CHURCH, VA.: In 2001, Awlaki and the San Diego hijackers turned up together again — this time at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Pentagon-area mosque built with funds from the Saudi Embassy. Awlaki was recruited 3,000 miles away to head the mosque. As its imam, Awlaki helped the hijackers, who showed up at his doorstep as if on cue. He tasked a handler to help them acquire apartments and IDs before they attacked the Pentagon.

Awlaki worked closely with the Saudi Embassy. He lectured at a Saudi Islamic think tank in Merrifield, Va., chaired by Bandar. Saudi travel itinerary documents I’ve obtained show he also served as the ­official imam on Saudi Embassy-sponsored trips to Mecca and tours of Saudi holy sites.

Most suspiciously, though, Awlaki fled the United States on a Saudi jet about a year after 9/11.

As I first reported in my book, “Infiltration,” quoting from classified US documents, the Saudi-sponsored cleric was briefly detained at JFK before being released into the custody of a “Saudi representative.” A federal warrant for Awlaki’s arrest had mysteriously been withdrawn the previous day. A US drone killed Awlaki in Yemen in 2011.

HERNDON, VA.: On the eve of the attacks, top Saudi government official Saleh Hussayen checked into the same Marriott Residence Inn near Dulles Airport as three of the Saudi hijackers who targeted the Pentagon. Hussayen had left a nearby hotel to move into the hijackers’ hotel. Did he meet with them? The FBI never found out. They let him go after he “feigned a seizure,” one agent recalled. (Hussayen’s name doesn’t appear in the separate 9/11 Commission Report, which clears the Saudis.)

SARASOTA, FLA.: 9/11 ringleader Mohamed Atta and other hijackers visited a home owned by Esam Ghazzawi, a Saudi adviser to the nephew of King Fahd. FBI agents investigating the connection in 2002 found that visitor logs for the gated community and photos of license tags matched vehicles driven by the hijackers. Just two weeks before the 9/11 attacks, the Saudi luxury home was abandoned. Three cars, including a new Chrysler PT Cruiser, were left in the driveway. Inside, opulent furniture was untouched.

Democrat Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who chaired the Joint Inquiry, has asked the FBI for the Sarasota case files, but can’t get a single, even heavily redacted, page released. He says it’s a “coverup.”

Is the federal government protecting the Saudis? Case agents tell me they were repeatedly called off pursuing 9/11 leads back to the Saudi Embassy, which had curious sway over White House and FBI responses to the attacks.

Just days after Bush met with the Saudi ambassador in the White House, the FBI evacuated from the United States dozens of Saudi officials, as well as Osama bin Laden family members. Bandar made the request for escorts directly to FBI headquarters on Sept. 13, 2001 — just hours after he met with the president. The two old family friends shared cigars on the Truman Balcony while discussing the attacks.

Bill Doyle, who lost his son in the World Trade Center attacks and heads the Coalition of 9/11 Families, calls the suppression of Saudi evidence a “coverup beyond belief.” Last week, he sent out an e-mail to relatives urging them to phone their representatives in Congress to support the resolution and read for themselves the censored 28 pages.

Astonishing as that sounds, few lawmakers in fact have bothered to read the classified section of arguably the most important investigation in US history.

Granted, it’s not easy to do. It took a monthlong letter-writing campaign by Jones and Lynch to convince the House intelligence panel to give them access to the material.

But it’s critical they take the time to read it and pressure the White House to let all Americans read it. This isn’t water under the bridge. The information is still relevant ­today. Pursuing leads further, getting to the bottom of the foreign support, could help head off another 9/11.

As the frustrated Joint Inquiry authors warned, in an overlooked addendum to their heavily redacted 2002 report, “State-sponsored terrorism substantially increases the likelihood of successful and more ­lethal attacks within the United States.”

Their findings must be released, even if they forever change US-Saudi relations. If an oil-rich foreign power was capable of orchestrating simultaneous bulls-eye hits on our centers of commerce and defense a dozen years ago, it may be able to pull off similarly devastating attacks today.

Members of Congress reluctant to read the full report ought to remember that the 9/11 assault missed its fourth target: them.

Paul Sperry is a Hoover Institution media fellow and author of “Infiltration” and “Muslim Mafia.”

13 Comments
  1. sensetti says:

    Answer is: Oil, money, and the Petro Dollar

    China’s Saudi Arabia’s new best friend. China’s building a huge oil refinery there. China is now Saudi Arabia’s number one customer.

    I would suspect you will soon see the US address long standing issues with the House of Saud in a public arena now that US influence is waning. As the Petro Dollar’s standing deteriorates look for a major war to breakout in the region as the US attempts to keep oil denominated in the good ole greenback. Hold on to your ass, the Middle East is peaceful now compared to what’s coming.

    16th December 2013 at 9:25 am

  2. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    In fact the Saudi’s are so pissed at the Americans (over the Syria issue and a nuclear Iran, among others), that they royal family invited an ISRAELI scientist to Saudi Arabia, gave him some kind of award like a Nobel, and $200,000.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/12/saudis_to_obama_we_will_not_tolerate_a_nuclear_iran.html

    There is lots of angst over the pro-Israeli stance of the US government, well, I would suggest that the pro-Saudi stance is even more powerful. Perhaps not on the level of (essentially meaningless) CONgressional legislation, but more so behind the scenes where the REAL power and money transfers occur.

    Saudi Arabia is in real trouble. Less than 5% of their country can support any kind of sustainable agriculture, 50% under the age of 25 and their oil producing areas are Shia dominant. There are about 6 million people there as immigrants to do the jobs that the native Saudis won’t do. Their entire economy is based on oil, period, without which, they go back to camels and tents.

    Gosh, what an unsustainable paradigm. It could never happen here, right?

    16th December 2013 at 10:13 am

  3. CogDissNormBias says:

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/14/whatabout7/

    Recent studies by psychologists and social scientists in the US and UK suggest that contrary to mainstream media stereotypes, those labeled “conspiracy theorists” appear to be saner than those who accept the official versions of contested events.

    16th December 2013 at 10:56 am

  4. TeresaE says:

    Why?

    That makes me laugh. The Saudi’s are our “friends” (which means the Sauds are bigtime contributors to our rulers in DC and their standard of living) and the right flavor of Muslim.

    Why?

    Because we needed war – and liar loans – to cover up an economy that was facing tons of new costly regulations (Clinton and the Repukes passed multiple laws in the ’90s that the bill did not come due until the ’00s) and the disappearance of a temporary blip in employment that expired on 1/1/2000.

    Why?

    Because Clinton and Bushies and Gore and more had millions to make for their foundations (no coincidence that Gore just sold his Greenie network to Al Jazera) and their pocketbooks.

    Co-opted, corrupted and controlling. 90% of mushrooms, ‘er ‘murkins, say, “more bullshit please, it has electrolytes!”

    16th December 2013 at 11:15 am

  5. flash says:

    “President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report.”
    GBES!
    RES2!

    16th December 2013 at 11:26 am

  6. Hollow man says:

    Two words petro dollar

    16th December 2013 at 11:50 am

  7. bb says:

    Why would the Saudi government do this?What did they get?

    16th December 2013 at 11:55 am

  8. Erasmus says:

    BB spot on…excellent point. It took something much bigger than Saudi Arabia to pull off that tragic day. If they had some role, fine, let’s dig that out. At least it’s a start and might rejuvinate the investigation with supporting evidence of what really did happen.

    16th December 2013 at 1:16 pm

  9. Proftel says:

    “Curious minds want to know why the Saudi connection to 9/11 was covered up? We certainly know that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.”

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

    Obvious “howling” – “…” has no translation, as we say in Portuguese that old joke namely:

    – How many Portuguese need to change a lightbulb?

    R – 5!

    – One to hold the bulb,

    Four to rotate the Portuguese kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

    Same thing with 11/09, only people without much notion of explosives does not understand how to not hit the building fell!

    Moreover, people who have never experienced a physics lab to know how much heat is needed to melt steel, which does not know how much heat generates a hydrocarbon, who knows calculating ballistics.

    Better stop here but half of imbeciles stop drinking beer and eating fast-food GMOs kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

    hehe.

    17th December 2013 at 9:11 pm

  10. Proftel says:

    Erasmo:

    I write this to you on behalf of have already 51 years old and a terminal illness that will kill me in a short time without pain and Obamacare here in Brazil, listen to what I tell you:

    Every nation that the U.S. / UK / France invaded, the change comes in future generations.
    Do you think the homes and schools of Saudi Arabia (do not say the “Kings” in the homes of “ordinary”) the story that the U.S. does not send is counted?
    Dude! You can not imagine the anger of Filipinos, the Japanese, and the rest of the countries where U.S. military bases, especially where only the presence (due to oil) power is exercised … .

    If the U.S. Army had not spread throughout the world, Bush “father” & Son, Obama and many others would be shot today, and half of Wall Street by the way, more than half, some would be caught in Europe and in Israel on behalf of atrocities they did.

    Only then the world would be better.

    hehe.

    17th December 2013 at 9:25 pm

  11. Proftel says:

    The Administrator:

    Clarify at the outset that I am not politically correct, I have “mouthed” I write in Portuguese-Brazil and put into English (do not speak English, I speak Portuguese / French), not like the multinationals do in South America (and there englobo Nestlé, Monsanto, Wolks, (the French are worse) etc..) and that German Nuclear Reactor sucks … Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.
    I’m a geographer with 51 year old born in 1962, former military, former Catholic seminarian Apostolic Christian who has nothing to lose relying on Network things now.
    Fuck the NSA!

    hehe.

    :-)

    17th December 2013 at 10:39 pm

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  13. ArmySarge1971 says:

    I was in the Army when 9/11 happened. When we learned that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens I just couldn’t understand why we didn’t take action against them. Had I been the president two things would have occurred and screw so called allies like the Saudis! First phone call would have been straight to the King of Saudi Arabia. I would have given him one week to hand over everyone involved and let him know that if this did not happen then we will kill him! Then follow through with the threat! Then just keep going down the “Royal Lineage” until we get results. Secondly, the invasion of Afghanistan would have been with twice the number of troops and the rules of engagement would have been “gloves off”. Screw winning hearts and minds! If the terrorists hide in a mosque then it gets destroyed! Same goes for hospitals, schools, homes and anywhere else they try to hide. What so many people just don’t understand or refuse to understand is that if a terrorists hides behind a woman or a child and is shooting at us then it is the terrorist’s fault if that woman or child dies not ours! Too many Americans lost their lives because the rules of engagement were too restrictive! If the indigenous population knew they would more than likely die if they allowed the terrorists to hide among them I truly believe they would rise to the occasion and fight the terrorists also! This is war!!! No room for being nice! We have the most powerful military on the planet! Use it! I like to think that if this would have happened when Reagan was in charge we would have absolutely decimated any terrorist threat in the world!

    21st September 2014 at 4:05 pm

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