Saudi Role In 9/11 Covered Up?

Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) and Walter Jones (R-NC)

Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) and Walter Jones (R-NC)

A bi-partisan effort is underway to make public a Congressional report that may implicate Saudi Arabia’s role in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

An entire section of the public version of the report dealing with “specific sources of foreign support,” totaling 28 pages, was made completely blanked out by the Bush administration.

Some information from the 2002 report titled, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001,” has already been leaked and implicates Saudi Arabia, a presumed ally. Fifteen of the nineteen hijackers were Saudi nationals.

President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah

President Bush and Saudi King Abdullah

The lawmakers, Reps. Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.), have seen the redacted portion of the 800-page investigation and are “absolutely shocked” at the level of foreign state involvement in the attacks, reports The New York Post. Democrat Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who chaired the Joint Inquiry, has asked the FBI for the Sarasota case files, but can’t get a single, even heavily redacted, page released. He calls it a “coverup.”

Officially, Saudi Arabia denies any role in 9/11. The CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

“The resolution to declassify the 28-page portion of the report was referred to the House Committee on Intelligence on Dec. 2nd,” reports The Blaze.

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