President Obama and members of Congress made sure this week that business will go on as usual with Saudi Arabia while disregarding the victim’s families of 9/11 and their pursuit for justice. The Saudi government blackmailing the U.S. by threatening to dump $750 billion in U.S. assets if it were to declassify the 28 missing pages of the 9/11 Report not only shows the precarious state of our economy, but it sheds light on the complicity of the two governments in the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.
The bill that would have held the Saudi kingdom responsible in U.S. courts for any hand it had in the 9/11 attacks was thwarted this week as the president lobbied to block it and republican Senator Lindsey Graham put a hold on it from going to the floor for a vote.
“If we open up the possibility that individuals in the United States can routinely start suing other governments, then we are also opening up the United States to being continually sued by individuals in other countries and that would be a bad precedent because we’re the largest super power in the world and we are everywhere and we are in people’s business all the time,” President Obama said in a Charlie Rose interview this past week.
The president went on to further say that these actions would tie up the U.S. and put servicemen and U.S. diplomats in harm’s way—this after acknowledging his sympathy for the 9/11 families and saying their getting justice is “critical.”
The double speak in the full interview is very blatant and the problem with releasing the 28 pages is not because of the above mentioned ramifications, but the fact that it would implicate Saudi Arabia while opening up a whole can of worms regarding U.S. government cover-ups at the highest levels.
For starters, lawmakers have come out last week on 60 minutes to say the redacted pages of the 9/11 Report show a Saudi official being paid by the Saudi government meeting with hijackers In LA; fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi, something our government never followed up with; and new evidence has emerged of a Saudi bomb maker meeting with 9/11 hijackers as well. Regarding the U.S., skyscraper anomalies like building seven, NORAD standing down, and the former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta’s testimony, which implicates Dick Cheney, are only the tip of the iceberg of evidence that point to foul play.
The bottom line is that the official story of 9/11 is a lie and always has been a lie. The majority of the commissioners who wrote the 9/11 Report acknowledge that there is a massive cover up and now the people who have always tried to seek the truth are vindicated. They can no longer be called nut-job conspiracy theorists or paranoid, naive people (those are the people who sling disinformation and red herrings to derail the truth). They are the families of the victims, the firefighters, the first responders and whistleblowers who deserve answers—along with the rest of the public who has had draconian bills and endless wars passed onto them.
The lies, murder and allying with an oil-rich government with zero respect for human rights is catching up and the chicken has come home to roost. The president stated that Jim Clapper, Director of Intelligence, is currently verifying the 28 pages to make sure the release would not harm national security. We have yet to see if a release will happen, but if not, we can no longer as a nation deny why.