Since 2002, 28 pages from the House Intelligence Committee’s report on the September 11, 2001 attacks have been a secret. These highly classified details show just how Saudi Arabia funds terrorism, and their link to the deadly attacks.
Fifteen of the 19 terrorist hijackers on 9/11 were citizens Saudi Arabia, and the country has lobbied to keep the documents classified. Various leaders in Saudi Arabia have promised to sell off investments in American bonds and currency.
Now, after public outcry and grassroots efforts, the documents have been released and what they reveal is shocking!
The U.S. intelligence community has officially lifted the veil on 28 classified pages from the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 terror attacks that some believe, once exposed, could demonstrate a support network inside the United States for two of those al-Qaeda hijackers.
Today, the Obama administration declassified those documents — closely held secrets for over 13 years — and Congress is expected to make them the public this afternoon. The FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies had kept the information secret until now, citing reasons of national security.
According to sources familiar with the documents, the information in the pages lays out a number of circumstances that suggest it’s possible two of the 9/11 hijackers living in California in the months leading up to the attack were receiving operational support from individuals loyal to Saudi Arabia.
But intelligence officials say the information was preliminary, fragmented and unfinished data that was subsequently investigated along with more complete information in subsequent 9/11 investigations.
Via ABC News
The reports show that Saudi Arabia clearly turned a blind eye to what was going on:
“It does not appear that any government other than the Taliban financially supported al Qaeda before 9/11, although some governments may have contained al Qaeda sympathizers who turned a blind eye to al Qaeda’s fundraising activities,” the 9/11 Commission report reads. “Saudi Arabia has long been considered the primary source of al Qaeda funding, but we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization. (This conclusion does not exclude the likelihood that charities with significant Saudi government sponsorship diverted funds to al Qaeda.)”
The documents go on to list three dozen people connected to the Saudi government who had contact with the hijackers.
These documents are very interesting to families of victims of 9/11, as a lawsuit has been filed against the Saudi government which claims they help fund al-Qaeda. These newly declassified details will help their case.
Families of those we lost on 9/11 are speaking out, including Terry Strada:
Terry Strada, whose husband was working on the 104th floor of the North Tower when the planes struck on 9/11, has been pushing for the right to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged involvement in the attack. The couple had had their third child just four days earlier.
“All of this could be settled, if we would just release the 28 pages and let everyone see what’s in there,” said Strada.
“If it was just this low-level … government officials in the Saudi Arabian government, then they have nothing to worry about. The American people deserve this just as much as the 9/11 families deserve it, but we’re the ones that are suffering by not having them released,” she said, CNN reported.
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