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The Missing 28-pages in the 9/11 Report and Saudi Threat

Updated on April 18, 2016
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Last month, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir, told U.S. legislators that if the U.S. Senate resolution bill passes, Saudi Arabia would sell up to $750 billion in Treasury debt before frozen by U.S. courts. The Senate resolution, if passed, would allow victims of 9/11, mostly American, to sue SA for its small role in supporting the Saudi terrorists during the 9/11 attack in New York City. Over 3000 were murdered. A modern Pearl Harbor.

What are the Saudis worried about? The truth and the fact for over ten years, America has protected them by not making public the 28 pages. This is a stunning revelation that spans the Bush and Obama presidencies. Mind boggling because now the fear is real. The Saudi threat is a declaration of economic war and their fears only show how some government officials were supporting the attack. Otherwise, why threaten?

Obama does not want the 28 pages released in fear of the Saudi threat and in fear that, if passed, foreign nations would allow their citizens to sue the American government dissolving immunity. Do the Saudis have that much influence to call the shots in the USA?

The few that have seen the missing 28 pages clearly indicate that at least two Saudi government officials did provide some support to some of the 19 terrorists in various ways and that the American public would recognize the Saudi names. Others have said that it was obvious that the Saudi government substantially supported many of the terrorists in various degrees. The 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Midhar received cash, assistance with lodging and other help from Omar al-Bayoumi, who is widely believed to have been an operative for the Kingdom. He fled his home in Sarasota, Florida, days before the attack. More than 80,000 pages from FBI files have been released. Initially, the FBI had said they had no files until a court order has been issued.

The 28 pages of the 838 page report were blacked out by President Bush in 2002-3 despite the opposition of 46 senators who demanded their release. Among those demanding their release were Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Joe Biden.

While it is true that in 2003, the Saudi requested the release of the missing 28 pages, they had been assured by President Bush that their release would be blocked by the White House. Thus, it was a Saudi public relations act.

The recent Wikileaks add more fuel to the fire as documents show Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qaida, the Taliban, LeT and other terrorist groups. This was found in Hillary Clinton’s 2009 cable. She also stated that Saudi Arabia is the major source of funding to Sunni terrorists.

If JASTA passes, the Saudis will bankrupt our economy by withdrawing $750 billion worth of T-bonds, and even worse, if JASTA passes, the Saudis will stop protecting and sharing intelligence information with the U.S. and leave us vulnerable to an ISIS attack. Ironically, it was Rand Paul that introduced this bill in 2015!

For years, the US government has protected Saudi Arabia because of weapon deals, oil, drone bases, sharing intelligence, Saudi funding of Syrian fighters, and the ally against Iran.

Now that revelations about them are appearing in the public and along with the Saudi threat, isn’t it odd that President Bush turned against Iraq after 9/11 and not against the Saudis using the excuse of WMD and Saddam Hussein to invade? Iraq is mostly Shia, the Saudis are Sunni. America helped destroy Saudi Arabia’s main enemy then, Iraq! I mean, the Iraqis has nothing to do with 9/11. The Saudis have never been willing to address the merits of the victims families’ claims, it has at every stage, hidden behind the defense of sovereign immunity, maintaining that U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction.

The Saudi Embassy issued a statement after the CBS 60 Minute report: “ a compilation of myths and erroneous charges that have been thoroughly addressed not just by the Saudi government but also by the 9-11 Commission and the U.S. courts.”

The Saudis are very worried which is why they issued their economic threat. Guilty as charged.


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      perrya 17 months ago

      Well, to the Saudi defense, like any large government, the leader or top players really are in the dark about what the grunts are doing. With them, with so many princes and so on, one could see how the king and others, would have no clue about this. Still, what bush and obama did to prevent the truth coming out is simply bad. Let the chips fall where they may...

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      Madan 17 months ago from Abu Dhabi

      This is not happy news and for that reason I hope Trump wins. The Saudi cat must be crushed and their leverage destroyed

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      perrya 17 months ago

      This could be the start of a US-Saudi divorce that will not end well for the region.

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      CJ Kelly 17 months ago from Auburn, WA

      The Saudis will always be the best argument against appeasement in any form. Look where it's gotten them. Kept paying terrorists and funding their schools to keep them at arm's length. Now, it is coming back to haunt them. Nothing shocking here, just confirmation that SA is a powder keg surrounded by crazies.

      I'm starting to really regret voting for Bush 43. Little late to the party.