As Americans bemoan the Obama administration’s stonewalling and redacted pages at the center of mounting scandals, they have also been largely ignoring 28 very significant pages about the 9/11 attacks that were redacted by the Bush administration. Those documents and their contents remain unavailable to the American public.
However, thanks to a bi-partisan effort by several members of the House of Representatives, pressure is being applied to the Obama administration to unseal those pages. Late last year, a two-page resolution co-sponsored by Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC) was filed calling on Obama to do just that. It states, in part:
The President should declassify the 28-page section of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001;
This week, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) posted an excerpt from a news conference he attended in March, during which he explained what he saw when he had access to those 28 pages. It’s definitely worth a watch as he clearly understands the gravity of what he read:
The Resolution has actually attracted more conservative members of the House than left-wing members who most certainly would like to take another shot at George W. Bush. Shockingly, aside from Lynch, Rep. Alcee Hastings is the only Democrat who has signed on to the Resolution. The remaining House members – Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Massie, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) – are by and large of the more conservative bent.
Why would so many Democrats protect Bush by not signing on?
One day prior to the second 9/11 attack on America in Benghazi, we posted an extensive report entitled, 9/11: 3000 Americans for Three Saudi Princes. Essentially, we independently concluded that the 9/11 Commission Report was an absolute whitewash of the facts in which Saudi financiers and their groups responsible got off scotfree.
Strong evidence suggests that the Bush administration demanded some limited justice from the Saudis (three Saudi Princes reported killed within one week) in exchange for the nearly 3000 Americans who were slaughtered on 9/11. Saudi Arabia got one sweetheart deal.
Here is how the report starts:
What is a Saudi prince worth? The answer is one Saudi prince is worth 1000 Americans. Evidence suggests it’s a simple mathematical equation involving a deal being struck between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that included the deaths of three Saudi princes who met very suspicious ends in July of 2002, within days of each other.
In a Vanity Fair article, a former C.I.A. operative was cited as the source that identified those three princes as having been named by captured #3 man in al-Qaeda, Abu Zubaydah during interrogation sessions. Each of these three princes were said to have been financiers of 9/11. Many believe that the 9/11 Commission Report omitted the princes’ involvement and that a 28-page, redacted chapter in a Joint Inquiry report – which remains classified – confirms foul play by Saudi Arabia regarding these deaths.
It obviously remains to be seen if the 28 pages refer to these three princes, but we named all of them in our report and deconstructed the incredibly fishy nature of their deaths, using Arabic sources. Another reality involves the hundreds of Saudi nationals who were allowed to fly out of the U.S. in the days after 9/11 without being interviewed by authorities. This is a matter of historical record, as are legitimate concerns about specific Saudis who were permitted to leave.
Many conservatives dismissed this inconvenient truth; they should not have. Again, we do not know if the 28 pages provide any more detail in this regard but allowing these Saudis to leave without being questioned was on par with the contamination of a crime scene.
The second half of our report dealt with the myriad organizations that were terrorist in nature and that had connections to the Saudis through funding. The sheer number of organizations and individuals that should have been named in the 9/11 Commission Report but weren’t is astounding with the gift of hindsight and was clearly calculated.
It was such an important report that we made it Appendix B in The Case FOR Islamophobia.
However, the contents of the 28 pages remain a mystery.
Something else that remains to be seen is whether or not Barack Obama would consider threatening Republicans with the release of these 28 pages. Several Republicans in office today were in office at the time of the attacks. In fact, getting the opinion of Bush’s senior adviser at the time – Karl Rove – about whether the 28 pages should be released might be as difficult as getting the pages released!Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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