More sources have come forward to suggest the Saudis may have helped fund 9/11, but the United States government still wants to keep us in the dark.
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What do Michael Moore, a former Florida senator and an imprisoned Al Qaeda operative all have in common? Each of them have now publicly suggested the Saudi Arabian government financed 9/11! Yep, just another coincidence where three “whackos” all rationally suggest the same thing about who funded the biggest terrorist attack on American soil. And the weirdest part? Apparently the United States government has kept it all secret for years… Crazy, right?
Well, not really. Former Florida senator Bob Graham has always said that 28 classified pages of the 9/11 Commission Report (which he helped author) contains pertinent information about who funded 9/11, and it could be linked to the Saudi Arabian government. He’s in the news with these claims once more, while the 28 pages have now been kept classified by both Presidents Bush and Obama. Meanwhile, there’s a growing movement among many U.S. representatives to declassify the pages, as elected officials who see them say they have to “rethink history.” This coincides with a lawsuit filed by the 9/11 families against the Saudi Arabian government, which resulted in imprisoned Al Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui testifying that Saudi princes actually donated to the terrorist group. Despite all of this, the Saudis have always been able to get what they want from the U.S. -- from billions of dollars in foreign aid to plenty of military assistance. Furthermore, we’ve allowed them to get away with grievous civil rights violations for decades and bomb the Houthi rebels in Yemen for the past month -- airstrikes that have had disastrous results.
Despite all of this, the Saudis have always been able to get what they want from the U.S. -- from billions of dollars in foreign aid to plenty of military assistance.
Of course, the Saudis’ special treatment is nothing new. Michael Moore carefully covered this close connection between the U.S. government and the Saudis in his film Fahrenheit 9/11 over ten years ago. You may remember some of the facts Moore presented -- that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi Arabian, the cozy relationship between the Bush family and Saudi royals, how the Bush administration actually flew high-ranking Saudi officials out of the country in the days after 9/11, and so on. Yes, while the relationship between the American and Saudi governments has certainly been complicated, the more worrisome aspect of all this is that it’s been kept secret from the American public for so long. For their part, the Saudis denied all of Moore’s allegations after Fahrenheit 9/11 was released, and they continue to reject the claims that they were involved with 9/11 in any capacity, financial or otherwise. But with Graham’s allegations getting more press and those 28 classified pages being seen by more members of Congress, it likely won’t be long until the house of Saudi cards comes crashing down.
Now if this were 2001 and Fox News reported that the Saudis financed 9/11, don’t you think Americans would’ve gladly supported military action against the country? My guess is yes.
In fact, even the New York Post and Fox News have covered the story now, just ten years after they ripped Moore apart for saying the same things. As Judge Andrew Napolitano rightfully said to Shep Smith, these allegations are “unhappy truths.” And as Smith noted to Napolitano, if the allegations are true, then 9/11 was “an act of war” by the Saudis. Now if this were 2001 and Fox News reported that the Saudis financed 9/11, don’t you think Americans would’ve gladly supported military action against the country? My guess is yes. And yet we never bombed Saudi Arabia -- just Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc. Maybe this is why congressmen who want to declassify the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 report are “absolutely shocked” when they see the pages themselves. Yes, like any good conspiracy, with 9/11 we were never told the whole story. But why exactly the American government has gone to such lengths to keep the Saudis’ involvement a secret is an entirely different one. Fortunately, the truth could come out soon. Perhaps only then will Americans see that their government has kept its enemies a little closer than its friends.
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