28 pages of one document may contain insight into Saudi Connection to 9/11.
The congressional inquiry into the 9/11 attacks is over 800 pages, all of which are public. However, 28 pages from that inquiry report are classified to date. Those 28 pages may contain evidence on Saudi connection to 9/11. Reportedly, the Obama administration may soon declassify those 28 pages. Said document is kept in the basement of the Capitol and contains “specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States.” Some of these sources are thought to provide deeper insight into Saudi connection to the devastating attack.
Tim Roemer, former member of the joint congressional inquiry and 9/11 Commission has read that particular chapter three times. He described it as a preliminary police report. He said,
There were clues. There were allegations. There were witness reports. There was evidence about hijackers, about people they met with – all kinds of different things that the 9/11 Commission was then tasked with reviewing and investigating.
Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Even Saudi Arabia backs the declassification of those 28 pages in order to respond to allegations in a clear manner. But the Kingdom threatened to sell $750 billion of U.S. assets if the 9/11 bill were to pass; a bill that allowed the families of the victims of 9/11 to sue the governments involved. Roemer stated,
We did not discover… Saudi government involvement at the highest level of the 9/11 attacks. We certainly did not exonerate the Saudis.. Saudi was a fertile ground for fundraising for al Qaeda. Some of these issues continue to be problems today. That’s why we need to continue to get to the bottom of this.
Saudi connection to 9/11 is currently a speculation but many believe that secrecy behind the 28-page chapter is because of the very reason that Saudi Arabia is involved. To that effect, a bill directing the President of the United States to declassify the 28-page chapter has been introduced in the Senate. Already, nearly three dozen Republicans and Democrats in the House are backing a similar resolution. Sooner than later, the pages may be declassified. California Rep. Adam Schiff has read the pages. He said that he wanted to see the pages declassified and that it will end all the speculation about what the pages contained. He also said that releasing them will not quell the debate however. He added,
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As is often the case, the reality is less damaging than the uncertainty.