Monday, April 25, 2016

Will Obama administration release evidence of Saudi connections to 9-11?

United With Israel says they will soon, but we have to hope it'll actually happen:
The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.

The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into “specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States.”

Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of that bipartisan panel, and others say the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. The former Democratic senator from Florida says an administration official told him that intelligence officials will decide in the next several weeks whether to release at least parts of the documents. The disclosure would come at a time of strained U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, a long-time American ally.

“I hope that decision is to honor the American people and make it available,” Graham told NBCs’ “Meet the Press” on Sunday. “The most important unanswered question of 9/11 is, did these 19 people conduct this very sophisticated plot alone, or were they supported?”

[...] The pages were withheld from the 838-page report on the orders of President George W. Bush, who said the release could divulge intelligence sources and methods. Still, protecting U.S.-Saudi diplomatic relations also was believed to have been a factor.
Is that so? If you needed a valid reason to look upon Bush in disgrace, this would have to be it, and I wouldn't be surprised if the latter possibility turned out to be the real reason why this report was withheld until now.

And Saudi Arabia an "ally"? Hardly. It's terrible how many political bodies in the west have long granted legitimacy to a country that enslaves women and forbids criticism of Islam under threat of torture and death, and otherwise teaches hate towards Israel. If it matters, it's also despicable how Cuba was allowed to run a communist reign for so long, damaging the lives of many people on the island. Western democracies hurt themselves by not helping the less fortunate to free their areas from the grip of tyranny.

And of course, they aren't helping to prevent evil from the Saudis if they ignore and cover for them, all because they're supposedly "allies".

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