Wednesday, July 20, 2016

As Clear As The Light of Day is Dark

"Prior to September 11th, the FBI apparently did not focus investigative [censored]…Saudi nationals in the United States due to Saudi Arabia’s status as an American ‘ally.’…A representative of the FBI’s [censored] testified in closed hearings that, prior to September 11th, the FBI received ‘no reporting from any member of the Intelligence Community’ that there is a [censored] presence in the United States."
Page 11 of the 28 released Congressional investigation report on 9/11

"A search of the Foreign Agents Registration Act website shows 14 active foreign agents of Saudi Arabia, including the Podesta Group. It is led by a major Democratic Party financier who is the brother of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign manager. The group is paid $140,00 per month by the Saudis."
"Documents obtained by the Clarion Project show that President Bush was actually scheduled to meet with representatives from the Saudi-linked Muslim Brotherhood network on the very day of the attacks, September 11, 2001. This was the fruition of the Republican Party and Bush presidential campaign’s embrace of Islamists, many of whom belonged to the Saudi-backed Brotherhood network."
Ryan Mauro, The Clarion Project

"Saudi money also seeped into the bureaucracy Any Washington bureaucrat with a room-temperature IQ knows that if he stays on the right side of the Kingdom, one way or another, he'll be able to finagle his way to feed at the Saudi trough. A consulting contract with Aramco, a chair at American University, a job with Lockheed -- it doesn't matter."
"There's hardly a living former assistant secretary of state for the Near East, CIA director, White House staffer, or member of Congress who hasn't ended up on the Saudi payroll in one way or another, or so it sometimes seems. With this kind of money waiting out there, of course Washington's bureaucrats don't have the backbone to take on Saudi Arabia."
Former CIA case officer Robert Baer,  Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold its Soul for Saudi Crude
Anas Altikriti, a top British lobbyist for the Muslim Brotherhood
Lest the naive come away from these revelations implicating both a Democratic and a Republican administration, feel that this is all in the past, and relations with Islamist groups and the United States' federal executive body is no longer quite as trusting and cozy, the wake-up call should be the frequent welcome
                                        Anas Altikriti, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is closest to      the camera, on the left side of the photo. 

that the Obama administration gives to representatives in the United States of the well-established presence of permanent Muslim Brotherhood groups, the most immediate reason why President Obama did nothing to support former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, a staunch U.S. ally of a country that did not conspire to attack America, and why it was that President Obama expressed his and his administration's dismay at the removal of Mohamed Morsi, elected president, bringing the Muslim Brotherhood, a known terrorist group, to finally after 90 years of conspiracy, to control the Egyptian government.

It took thirteen years but finally the public is privy to part of the information that the Congressional investigation report revealed into events surrounding the attacks of 9/11, even if they are heavily redacted. In fact, that they are heavily redacted and still reveal the damning evidence that was always suspected to be available so that Saudi authorities can no longer complacently respond to charges that they were complicit with the attackers of the World Trade towers and the Pentagon; that there is no evidence cannot now be denied.

Saudi involvement is verifiable and is now in stark evidence, if stark evidence really is required to verify what has always been verifiably evident to begin with on the basis of what could be observed. While the entire story remains hidden yet, deletions and words amounting to the equivalent of three of the 28 pages being obscured entirely, much can be read aside from those deletions that assure a conspiracy of hostility and malign intent did exist emanating from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Take, for example:
  • While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support and assistance from individuals who may be connected to the Saudi government; at least two of those individuals were alleged by some to be Saudi intelligence officers;
  • One of the individuals identified in the pages as a financial supporter of two of the 9/11hijackers, Osama Bassnan, later received a 'significant amount of cash (from) a member of the Saudi Royal family;
  • Another Saudi national with close ties to the Saudi Royal Family, is the subject of FBI counterterrorism investigations;
  • Detained al-Qaeda leader Abu Zaybaida, had in his phone book the unlisted number for the security company that managed the Colorado residence of Saudi ambassador to the United States, Prince Bandar bin Sultan;
  • A [deleted] dated July 2, 2002 [indicates] 'incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists inside the Saudi Government;
  • Bassnan's wife was receiving money 'from Princess Haifa bint Faisal;
  • Treasury general counsel David Aufhauser testified that 'offices of [the Saudi charity] al-Haramain have significant contacts with extremists, Islamic extremists'.
Two unidentified Clinton administration officials were quoted as saying in 2002, in a report that appeared in U.S. News & World Report that two senior Saudi princes had been paying off Osama bin Laden since the 1995 bombing in Riyadh where five American military advisers were killed. Bin Laden was being given funding to persuade him that he should avoid causing trouble in the Kingdom; elsewhere was perfectly all right.

"Where's the evidence? Nobody offers proof", said Adel al-Jubeir a Saudi official back then, and currently the Saudi Foreign Minister, in the U.S. News & World Report article. and this, despite the inquiry quoting a source that was redacted who stated "incontrovertible evidence that there is support for these terrorists within the Saudi Government" exists. More latterly, Foreign Minister al-Jubeir held a Friday news conference at the Saudi embassy and declared "The matter is now finished".

When he was asked during that news conference by an intrepid journalist whether the release of the report had the effect finally of exonerating the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from any suspected involvement in the 9/11 attacks, his response was a confident "Absolutely". And so there you have it. If this is what has been permitted to air, what more devastating revelations have been withheld?

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