RT: ​Lawmakers to Obama: Declassify remaining pages of 9/11 report

Published time: February 17, 2015 01:41
Edited time: February 17, 2015 04:16

The moon rises between the "Tribute in Light" illuminated next to One World Trade Center (L) during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 11, 2014. (Reuters / Eduardo Munoz)

The moon rises between the “Tribute in Light” illuminated next to One World Trade Center (L) during events marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 11, 2014. (Reuters / Eduardo Munoz)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pressuring the White House to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report that have been rumored to detail an investigation into alleged ties between Saudi Arabia and Al-Qaeda.

These pages have been classified since the original report was released during the presidency of George W. Bush, and President Barack Obama has so far declined to declassify them. While it’s unclear exactly what the contents of the documents are, several current and former lawmakers who have read the pages say they illustrate links between the Saudi government and some of the terrorists responsible for attacking the World Trade Center and Pentagon back in 2001.

Although the bill urging President Obama to release the 28 pages – known as House Resolution 14 – was introduced in January after a failed attempt to pass it in 2013, recently released testimony from convicted Al-Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui has breathed new life into calls for declassification. In early February, Moussaoui said several members of the Saudi royal family, including three princes, donated money directly to Al-Qaeda.

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Questions about the legitimacy of Moussaoui’s testimony persist, but lawmakers are nonetheless calling on President Obama to release what many people believe is the 9/11 Commission’s findings on the alleged links. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), the author of the bill, framed the issue as one of transparency.

“You cannot have trust in your government when your government hides information from you, particularly on something horrific like 9/11,” said Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) to The Hill on Friday.

According to Congress.gov, Jones’ bill has 13 co-sponsors, including 8 Democrats.

Adding pressure on the White House is the fact that former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee as the 9/11 report was drafted, recently said the remaining 28 pages “point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier” of the 9/11 attacks, according to the New York Times.

In 2012, meanwhile, Graham said he was “convinced that there was a direct line between at least some of the terrorists who carried out the September 11 attacks and the government of Saudi Arabia.” The comment was given as a sworn statement as part of a lawsuit against the Saudi government, which was filed by families of 9/11 victims.

President Obama has also reportedly told families of victims of the 9/11 attacks that he supported declassifying the redacted pages. At a February 5 press briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the intelligence community is still reviewing the documents for any potential declassification.

“The administration, in response to a specific congressional request, last year asked the intelligence community to conduct a classification review of that material,” he said. “And we did so in keeping with the standard procedure for determining whether or not it’s appropriate to release classified material.”

Not everyone is convinced the 28 redacted pages are all that interesting. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-C.A.) of the House Intelligence Committee told The Hill that allegations against Saudi Arabia are “unsubstantiated,” but did not dismiss outright the possibility that the section would be made public.

“I have read the 28 pages and the issues raised in those pages were investigated by the 9/11 Commission and found to be unsubstantiated,” he said.

“I believe that at appropriate time in the near future they should be declassified – with any redactions necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods – as this would help demystify the issues raised.”

For its part, Saudi Arabia said back in 2003 that it supports the release of the documents, saying “the idea that the Saudi government funded, organized or even knew about September 11th is malicious and blatantly false.”

“Saudi Arabia has nothing to hide. We can deal with questions in public, but we cannot respond to blank pages.”

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9 Responses to RT: ​Lawmakers to Obama: Declassify remaining pages of 9/11 report

  1. Captain says:

    Youtube: Fred Fairbrass: “9/11 was a colossal lie and opened my eyes to what’s really going on.”

  2. Ronnie says:

    First off the whole report is a pack of lies so why bother? Despite the fact that of the 19 “terrorist” named as responsible for the attacks 18 were from Saudi Arabia and a number of them were and are still alive and protested that they were not involved the FBI still kept their names on the list. So we go and attack Iraq?

    There was a petition put forth recently for the Canadian Government to reinvesting 9/11 and has been submitted and tabled–meaning that it’s been officially put forth for Parliament’s response. Canadian lives were also lost that day and the people feel they need to reinvestigate not only because of the lives lost but Canada’s support and expenditure of funds on this never-ending War on Terror. Though Canada’s leadership is in league with the US, the people want a reinvestigation by an independent body of experts to look at the hard evidence.


  3. hannacora says:

    Jean, I have a sneaking suspicion that the Saudi scenario is pushed to the extreme to cover the Israeli involvement. What do you think?
    I don’t doubt that there is Saudi money involved. When you think that all the security for the King & al is done by Americans, not Saudis, it makes me wonder. Somehow, I doubt they could compete with the expertise of the Mossad.
    Blessings! Johanna

    • Jean says:

      Yes, I think you are likely right in this. If this 28-pages involve only the Saudis without mentioning the Zionists, then they are very likely a lie. Hugs, ~Jean

  4. Ri-chard says:

    I take it the Lawmakers on Capitol Hill haven’t read the 911 Reports we have been reading for several years. If the 28 pages yet to be released blame the Saudis it’s just another diversion from the fact we know of.

  5. nadia says:

    I am happy to see american people pushing their government to work as it should.They will manage.The governments must work for their peoples, not the people for the governments.I want a wvorld where the governments work for the benefit of people and people cooperates, a world of peace,abundance for everybody and justice if we want it we will create it!!!

  6. Ilex says:

    Obviously the timing on this has been saved for this moment in time to start another war with a Muslim country.
    So, we use our innate ability to stop this nonsense.

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