SAUDI ARABIA: WASHINGTON’S 9/11 ALLY


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Since the worst attack by a foreign enemy on American soil took place on 9/11, both the mainstream media and Washington have made concerted efforts to underreport the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers involved in the attack were Saudis.
The most recent example was revealed on 13 May when it was reported the FBI had mistakenly revealed the identity of an official in the Saudi embassy who had a direct connection to the 9/11 hijackers.
As soon as the FBI realized it had mistakenly revealed the connection, the name of the official was quickly re-sealed. But it was too late to stop the press leak by Yahoo News.
The revelation of the Saudi link occurred during a court proceeding based on a lawsuit filed by families of 9/11 victims who have been fighting a court battle for well over a decade, which accuses the Saudi government of being directly involved in the planning and execution of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
A spokesperson representing the 9/11 victims’ families said the revelation last week significantly helps the years-long lawsuit, as it verifies the FBI itself knows of the connection between the terrorist hijackers and the Saudi Embassy in Washington.
It is interesting to note that the mistaken unsealing of the Saudi complicity occurred during a preceding in which U.S. Attorney General William Barr and the Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, were seeking to block any public release of the Saudi official’s identity under the guise it is a “state secret” that, if disclosed, would create “significant harm to the national security.”
Despite the maneuvers of the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations to block the release of documents that show the Saudis to be the main perpetrators of the attack on 9/11, the courts have consistently ruled the lawsuit by the 9/11 victims’ families could go forward.
The Saudis consistently have denied any official involvement in the attacks.
But a breakthrough in the 9/11 victims’ family lawsuit came in 2012 when their attorneys got hold of an FBI report, which stated evidence that Fahad al Thumairy, an Islamic religious leader in California, and Omar Bayoumi, a Saudi intelligence officer, had helped to house and support the hijackers as they were preparing the attack. That report cited a third Saudi involved, but the name was blacked out. This was the name mistakenly revealed by the FBI last week, then quickly sealed.
Yet, the reporter from Yahoo News got the name: Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, an official with the Saudi Foreign Ministry, who worked at the Saudi Embassy in the U.S. from 1999 to 2000.
Government Duplicity
Last September, on 9/11, about 25 family members of those killed in the terrorist attacks were greeted by President Trump at the White House for a photo-op.
The family members seized on the opportunity to request that the president allow the FBI secret documents into the 9/11 investigation be made public. Some told President Trump that his predecessors, Bush and Obama, had blocked their attempts to get to the truth of who was behind the attack. President Trump confirmed he would help.
The very next day, however, Attorney General Barr argued in court that releasing the documents would harm national security.
It should be noted that just a few months before the 9/11 victims’ families were invited to the White House for the photo-op, the 200th New York City firefighter died from medical conditions caused by toxic fumes inhaled while rescuing those trapped in the World Trade Center as a result of the terrorist attack.
 

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