Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Saudi - 9/11 Info For The 5th Anniversary Show by guest blogger Jon Gold

I've gathered a list of 11 points of interest having to do with Saudi Arabia and 9/11.

I want to preface this by saying that I do NOT advocate war against Saudi Arabia. I believe individuals responsible should be held accountable and not entire countries. Otherwise, you will see 1,000's upon 1,000's of innocents murdered for a crime they didn't commit, like we've seen in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. I want to make this information available to people because I do NOT think the corporate media is going to do so.

My list goes as follows:

1. In late January 2001, after the elections, intelligence agencies are told to "back off" from investigating the bin Ladens and the Saudi Royals. Reporter Greg Palast notes that President Clinton was already hindering investigations by protecting Saudi interests. However, as he puts it, “Where Clinton said, ‘Go slow,’ Bush policymakers said, ‘No go.’ The difference is between closing one eye and closing them both.”


2. The famous Jersey Girls released a petition in 2006 calling for the release of those 28 redacted pages from the Joint Congressional Inquiry, as well as other pertinent information. They managed to collect over 17,000 signatures. The media ignored them, and so did our Government.


3. The 28 redacted pages is just the tip of the iceberg. The 9/11 Commission has yet to release all of their documents, and many of the Memorandums For The Record, or MFRs, that they have released are greatly redacted. An MFR that has not been released is that of former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar.

Just so you know, an MFR is just an interview sheet that goes over what staffers spoke about with witnesses.


4. The two hijackers that former Senator Bob Graham mentions in San Diego were living with an FBI informant by the name of Abdussatar Shaikh. The FBI blocked him from testifying before the Joint Congressional Inquiry.



5. Between April 3-7, 2001, three hijackers are given visas to the United States through the US Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They are Nawaf Alhazmi, Salem Alhazmi, and Khalid Almihdar. “Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi are already “al-Qaeda veterans and battle-hardened killers.” “All three men have indicators in their passports marking them as Islamist radicals. These indicators are used to track them by the Saudi authorities, but are apparently not noticed by US officials.” There are many other questions about how the hijackers obtained their visas. Look up Michael Springmann and the Visa Express Program.


6. According to Wikileaks in 2010, Saudi Arabia was still the "chief financiers" of Al-Qaeda, and it looks like that is still the case. We would be foolish to think this wasn't well known to the United States for years, and yet we still do business with them, and sell them billions of dollars in weapons.



7. According to James Risen's book, "State Of War," in March 2001, months before 9/11, Bush and Prince Bandar had a discussion where Bush tells Bandar that "if there is to be military action in Iraq, then it has to be decisive. That can finalize the issue. The Iraqi opposition is useless and not effective."


8. Those two hijackers in San Diego were seemingly protected by the CIA. You can read about it in Kevin Fenton's book, "Disconnecting The Dots," and in the further works by Ray Nowosielski, Rory O'Connor and John Duffy.




9. Prince Bandar, someone referred to as "Bandar Bush,"… his wife is connected to money of those two hijackers in San Diego. The 9/11 Report said that the source of the funding for the attacks was "of little practical significance." I think that's VERY significant don't you?



10. According to former New York Times Reporter Phil Shenon, the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Philip Zelikow, and Team Leader Dieter Snell took part in a late night editing session to delete any passages within the 9/11 Report having to do with Saudi Support for the hijackers."


11. In November 2007, Prince Bandar will make the claim that Saudi Intelligence was "actively following" most of the hijackers "with precision." There is a multitude of information out there that suggests the Bush Administration was well aware that the attacks were coming. Even though he says he didn't, personally I wonder if Bandar shared any of this information with anyone within the Bush Administration.


I would just like to say that I can't recommend enough the website www.historycommons.org and their "Complete 9/11 Timeline." The information I provided is just the beginning. The cover-up of Saudi Arabia is just one cover-up having to do with 9/11. There are many more.

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