Americans will never get over the violation of the September 11th terrorist attacks. We have been at war with jihadists ever since. But, do we know the whole truth about what happened that day?
President Obama is getting a lot of pressure to declassify 28 pages of documents that possibly implicate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the 9/11 terror attacks here on US soil.
Former Democratic congressman and U.S. ambassador to India Tim Roemer told “60 Minutes” the two Saudi nationals found a way to gain access to housing and flight lessons upon their arrival despite “extremely limited language skills and no experience with Western culture.”
“L.A., San Diego, that’s really you know, the hornet’s nest,” said Roemer. “That’s really the one that I continue to think about almost on a daily basis.”
According to the report, witnesses say both al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar met at the King Fahad mosque in Culver City with Fahad al-Thumairy, “a diplomat at the Saudi consulate known to hold extremist views.” He was denied reentry to the U.S. in 2003 for suspected terrorist ties.
Thumairy was a “a ghost employee with a no-show job at a Saudi aviation outside Los Angeles while drawing a paycheck from the Saudi government”, according to the report.
“60 Minutes” also cited phone records that lawmakers say may link Thumairy to Omar al-Bayoumi, a mysterious Saudi who became the hijackers’ biggest benefactor.
Obama is going to Saudi Arabia to meet with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council on April 21st. This visit is renewing calls for this information to be released.
Those who have seen the 28 pages find them alarming and want them released under the concern that Saudi Arabia helped fund these terrorists who killed so many Americans.
This isn’t your regular “conspiracy theory” as it has a lot of high profile people who are demanding the release of the documents. And these folks come from both sides of the aisle. Nancy Pelosi and Senator Kirstin Gillibrand are among the Democrats who are asking for this to be exposed.
Former Florida Senator Bob Graham (R) says it’s implausible that these hijackers who spoke little to no English were able to maneuver around American society at the level they did. He is a leading voice on the Republican side of the aisle on this matter. Graham wants to explore “a pervasive pattern of covering up the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11, by all of the agencies of the federal government which have access to information that might illuminate Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11.”
The big concern is that the federal government didn’t want to release this information because they wanted to protect the delicate relationship we have with Saudi Arabia.
The White House says Obama will decide on releasing the documents within 60 days, but that timeframe exceeds the President’s visit to Saudi Arabia. Elected officials want these documents released so the President can discuss the information while he is there.
Why do you thing this information has been under lock and key all these years?