Sometimes we escape something that hasn’t altered our lives, like it has affected others. Therefore, we can only relate but never really understand until we’re there. ~ Natalie
The 9/11 terrorists attacks were the pivotal and horrific experiences that would change everyone’s lives forever. During and after 9/11, radical Islamic Jihadist terrorists would consume the world and spread like wildfire with only the demons inside them to commit the most horrific catastrophic precipice. Life is not supposed to end this way, when this kind of evil refuses to die alone.
It was too long for the “28 pages” of a congressional report that included a comprehensive investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to be released to the public, especially to the families who lost a loved one in the twin towers in New York City, at the Pentagon or on a green field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
If you read the disclosed “28 Pages” of the troubling report there is a link between 9/11 and Saudi Arabia. Is it the last missing piece in the puzzle where the worst terrorist attack in American and global history took place?
Six months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States arrested an Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah. They found disturbing clues and phone numbers linked to the United States.
In an overnight raid, Pakistani forces captured Abu Zubaydah, allegedly a recruiter for the terrorist group and a member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle.
Most importantly 15 years later, the “28 pages” revealed a link previously hidden from the American public between the alleged al Queada operative Zubaydah and a company associated with a key member from the Saudi royal family, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States Prince Bandar Bin Sultan.
At the very least, this was all very troubling and disturbing. Out of the 19 men involved in 9/11/ terrorist attacks; 15 were Saudi nationals. Speculation was brewing in the background of the minds of families for their loved ones who were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It has been quite a cross to bear remaining in the dark all these years. The alleged association between Prince Bandar-Bush has now been revealed in the declassified pages but there does not appear or provide direct evidence linking to Prince Bandar. But everything that was disclosed in the “28 pages” declassified report still points to a troubling connection between top Saudi officials and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Giving the American people more to question, regarding the investigations or lack there of, the Department of Justice and the FBI have broken the trust of the American people. Recently, there is concrete evidence the FBI has been less than honest regarding the corruption in the Obama Presidency and his administration hiding the details that took place in selling Uranium to the Russians. It has also been disclosed that former fired FBI Director James Comey wrote an exoneration letter for Hillary Clinton, before her investigation when he announced on July 5, 2016, that Hillary’s pattern of behavior was “Carelessness” for using an unsecured private server, exposing 22 SCI top secret classified documents, destroying 33,000 government emails and accepting donations from foreign adversaries like Saudi Arabia donating 25,000,000 into the Clinton Foundation/Slush Fund. All this and more at the feet of the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has yet to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate the corruption and indict those that committed treason.
“The FBI investigated the phone numbers indirectly linked to Bandar in the summer and fall of 2002. A CIA-FBI investigation concluded in 2005 that there was “no evidence that either the Saudi government or a member of the Saudi royal family knowingly provided support” for the September 11 attacks or “had foreknowledge of terrorist operations in the kingdom or elsewhere,” according to an executive summary of the findings, which were released on the same day as the 28 pages.”
“The FBI would not comment for this story concerning those investigations.”
“However, the 9/11 Commission report and the joint agency memo only offer blanket absolution of official Saudi involvement and do not reference the questions detailed in the 28 pages surrounding the phone numbers that indirectly seem to link Bandar to al Qaeda.”
“The 28 pages also raise questions about another possible link between Bandar and the attacks: the prince’s relationship with a Saudi national named Osama Bassnan, who was living in the United States on 9/11 and was investigated to determine if he helped two of the 9/11 hijackers. The declassified pages reveal previously undisclosed amounts of money that Bandar and his wife sent to the man’s family.”
“Bassnan, a former employee of the Saudi government’s Educational Mission in Washington, according to a 9/11 Commission document that cited information obtained by the FBI, lived across the street from two of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego: Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar. Hazmi and Mihdhar were on the plane that crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.”
“According to the same 9/11 Commission document, Bassnan admitted to an FBI asset that he met Hazmi and Mihdhar while the hijackers were in San Diego, then denied this in a subsequent conversation. There was some evidence that Bassnan may have had closer ties to the hijackers, though the FBI was not able to corroborate it.”
“Bassnan’s wife, meanwhile, received tens of thousands of dollars in monthly stipends from a Saudi charity run by Bandar’s wife, Princess Haifa al-Faisal. Bassnan’s wife was allegedly receiving the money as an allowance for “nursing services,” according to the 28 pages. The inquiry indicated it doubted that was what the payments were really for, though Bassnan repeatedly spoke of his wife’s “health problems” during interviews with investigators.”
“In a search of the Bassnan residence, the FBI found “copies of 31 cashiers checks totaling $74,000, during the period February 22, 1999, to May 30, 2002,” the 28 pages state.”
But Graham said the indirect connection to the respected former Saudi ambassador was “one of the most stunning parts of the investigation” and worthy of pursuing further.”
“Bandar was the Saudi ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005, during the Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. He later served as secretary general of Saudi Arabia’s National Security Council and head of Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Presidency, the equivalent of the CIA, until last year.”
“Bandar “is probably the most effective ambassador in Washington ever. Full stop,” said former CIA analyst Bruce Riedel. “He was highly regarded by every president.”
“The key Saudi royal figure was known to have the closest relationship with George H. W. Bush, because of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in the 1990 Gulf War. Saudi Arabia viewed the Iraqi aggression as a threat and supported the subsequent US military action.”
“Bandar was in the Bush White House I would say every other day and in some periods every day. It was a very, very close relationship,” said Riedel. “And I think the President and Bandar genuinely liked each other.”
“The so-called 28 pages were the only part of the initial congressional investigation into the September 11 attacks — officially named the Joint Inquiry since both chambers participated — that had not been made public before their declassification in July.”
“Actually numbering 29 pages, they detail a web of Saudi nationals living in the United States who may have aided the 9/11 hijackers. The George W. Bush administration deemed their publication a threat to national security and kept them confidential.”
Sarasota area Republican Congressman Vern Buchanan says that the U.S. should “never buckle to the threats of a foreign government,” and that’s why he supports legislation that aims to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for any involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.