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The debate over what actually occurred on 9/11 and, more to the point, who might have been behind it, continues to preoccupy many observers worldwide. There is considerable legitimate concern that the commission that reviewed the incident engaged in a cover-up designed either to excuse a catastrophic failure on the part of the United States’ national security apparatus, or even connivance of federal agencies in the attack itself. And then there is the issue of possible foreign government involvement. The roles of the Saudi Arabian, Israeli and Pakistani governments and security services has never been adequately investigated in spite of the fact that all three countries had clear involvement with the mostly Saudi individuals who have been identified as the attackers. Beyond that, Israel had intelligence operatives that appeared to be celebrating the fall of the twin towers in real time, an involvement in what took place that has never been comprehensively looked at by .law enforcement due to unwillingness to offend the Israelis.

It was Saudi Arabia which had the most sustained and personal contact with some of the alleged hijackers. For years, families of victims have been seeking to find out more about the possible Saudi role, admittedly so they can sue the Kingdom in US courts under existing anti-terrorism legislation that dates from 2016 and is referred to as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. The Act permits lawsuits in the US directed against any country whose government supports international terrorism.

The plaintiffs have won something of a victory recently with the Trump administration decision to declassify a key name of a Saudi official who has been long sought by the relatives of the victims. Under the terms of the information release, the government as well as the victims’ lawyers, who received the name under a “protective order,” have not been allowed to expose the name publicly.

The declassified name, which came from an FBI investigative file, is, however, only a partial victory for the group that goes by the name 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism. The release of other documents relating to the Saudi role is pending, possibly due to the Trump White House’s insistence on maintaining good relations with the Kingdom and more particularly with its Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but the plaintiffs wonder how it is possible that information on the attack should still be classified more than eighteen years after the fact.

The name of the official is nevertheless important, even a “top priority,” because it is believed that he was a senior intelligence officer who was meeting with two men who may have assisted the alleged hijackers. The FBI even refers to it as “the primary piece of information that the plaintiffs in the 9/11 litigation have been seeking.”

The Saudi Embassy in Washington has not commented on the report and the White House referred inquiries to the Justice Department, which did not comment beyond stating that it had been a top-level decision not to invoke the so-called “state secrets” privilege to keep the information classified.

Previous exposure of a possible Saudi role in 9/11 came with the release of the redacted “28 pages” of the 9/11 report on July 15, 2016. To be sure there were extensive deletions from the text to protect names and sources, but the document produced by the White House was at the time reported to be largely complete. CIA Director John Brennan provided some damage control prior to the release by arguing that much of the information contained in the redacted section consisted of “raw” and untested information, suggesting that it might not be completely reliable, while some who had seen the full document revealed through leaks that there would be no “smoking gun” exposing direct Saudi involvement in 9/11.

The release of the document produced a brief flurry in the media but, perhaps intentionally, the story disappeared amidst the avalanche of political convention reporting that summer. There was a great deal of new information, though most of it served to corroborate or expand on what was already known and reported. One snippet that was particularly interesting recounted how in 1999 two Saudi men on a flight from Phoenix to Washington DC for an alleged visit to the Saudi Embassy to attend a party asked numerous questions about the plane’s security and tried several times to enter the cockpit. They claimed their tickets were paid for by the Saudi Embassy.

There is a direct link between some of the 9/11 hijackers and presumed agents of the Saudi government but the 28 pages do not provide any conclusive evidence demonstrating collusion. In fact, the snippets rather suggest that the Saudis were more likely keeping tabs on some citizens whom they quite rightly might have suspected as threatening to their own national security. There are several hints in the text that the Saudis were quite aggressively running their own operations against their diaspora citizens. It was noted several times that they failed to fully cooperate with US counter-terror investigators prior to 9/11, which would not be surprising if they were simultaneous acting independently.

The key player in the story who directly assisted some hijackers, one Omar al-Bayoumi, has been described as a “non-official cover” intelligence officer, but the way his funding from the Embassy and other official sources fluctuated to pay him sometimes irregularly rather suggests that he might have been a source or informer, not an actual government case officer. Several other Saudis identified in the 28 pages also fit the same profile. Bayoumi was in regular contact with Fahad al-Thumairy, an employee of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, who may have been an actual intelligence officer and his controller.

There was also considerable evidence that Saudi government-funded charities, some linked to the Royal Family, did fund the alleged hijackers but the FBI did not find evidence that the government or senior Saudi officials were involved. The US government concluded that the document did not demonstrate any intent by the government in Riyadh to enable its citizens to carry out a terrorist attack on US soil nor knowledge that anything like that might be developing. It should also be noted for what it’s worth that the Bush Administration clearly regarded Saudi Arabia as a special friend and directed the FBI and CIA to “back off” from aggressively investigating its intelligence operations in the US and globally. Whether that made any difference in terms of what subsequently transpired cannot be determined, just as the surfacing of a new name for the families of victims may not prove to materially affect the viability of a lawsuit directed against Saudi Arabia.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Phil, we’d certainly like to hear you expound on the Israeli connections and “clear involvement” with the Saudi attackers. This is an issue always postulated but rarely if ever established beyond the “5 dancing Israelis” and the Odigo messaging that indicated Israel’s foreknowledge of the attack.

  2. @REALITY CHECK

    the “5 dancing Israelis” and the Odigo messaging that indicated Israel’s foreknowledge of the attack.

    … and Larry Silverstein’s cosmically-timed “dermatology appointment” (did this ever actually occur?)
    … and juicing up the terrorist insurance payout to ridiculous proportions
    … and Bibi stating 9/11 was “good for Israel”
    … and the photo of Israeli ‘art students” with boxes of explosives on the 90th floor
    … and Israeli firms in charge of security at all four airports.

    Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  3. Sparkon says:
    @Nancy Pelosi's Latina Maid

    … and the photo of Israeli ‘art students” with boxes of explosives on the 90th floor

    Let’s not go overboard making busbar fuse holders into explosives, or Austrians into Israeli art students.


    Image: Mark Dotzler

    Some members of the Gelatin art project were photographed in the WTC in a room full of boxes labeled BB18, which seems to be the Littelfuse BB18 busbar fuse holder.

    https://www.littelfuse.com/products/fuse-blocks-fuseholders-and-fuse-accessories/dead-front-fuse-holders/powr-busbar/bb18.aspx

    According to their Wikipedia page, all four members of gelatin (now gelitin) — Wolfgang Gantner, Florian Reither, Ali Janka and Tobias Urban — are from Vienna, Austria.

    E-team was also involved in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Artist in Residence program at the WTC. “eteam” is comprised of New Yorkers Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht, who by their names also could be Austrians, or Germans.


    Image: Steemit dot com

    Strictly speaking, I think the term “Israeli Art Students” is correctly applied only to those groups of young Israelis who were trying to penetrate various U.S. agencies, hawking mass produced, cheesy artwork prior to 9/11:

    In January 2001, the security branch of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency began to receive a number of peculiar reports from DEA field offices across the country. According to the reports, young Israelis claiming to be art students and offering artwork for sale had been attempting to penetrate DEA offices for over a year. The Israelis had also attempted to penetrate the offices of other law enforcement and Department of Defense agencies. Strangest of all, the “students” had visited the homes of numerous DEA officers and other senior federal officials

    Reports of the mysterious Israelis with an inexplicable interest in peddling art to G-men came in from more than 40 U.S. cities and continued throughout the first six months of 2001. Agents of the DEA, ATF, Air Force, Secret Service, FBI, and U.S. Marshals Service documented some 130 separate incidents of “art student” encounters. Some of the Israelis were observed diagramming the inside of federal buildings. Some were found carrying photographs they had taken of federal agents. One was discovered with a computer printout in his luggage that referred to “DEA groups.”

    https://www.salon.com/2002/05/07/students/

    I have not been able to find any direct connection between the “Israeli Art Students” and the gelatin or eteam LMCC artist in residence programs, or with the famous “Dancing Israelis.”

    There was another group of Israelis in the U.S. during this period who were commonly seen at shopping center kiosks selling various gadgets and toys.

    • Replies: @Alden
  4. The whole world and its dog knows the Kosher Nostra did 9/11. Give Larry Silverstein 5 minutes on the rack and he’ll confirm it.

  5. OK. let’s trash the Saudis as the weakest link. Great! But, even if one accepts the media/government obsession with Two mysterious aircraft that left narry a trace in the wreckage of WTC, what if anything did that special effect have to do with the disappearance of Three tall office buildings at gravitational speeds matched only in meticulously executed controlled demolitions? Back to high-school physics and Newton’s laws of motion — unchallenged anywhere, even in lower Manhattan, for a couple of centuries before 9-11.

  6. 9/11 was an international masonic job.
    Twin towers / twin pillars are a masonic symbol.
    Those towers were build to be destroyed on that precise day, the ancient Egypt’s New Year’s Day.

    http://www.jyrilina.com

    • Replies: @Alden
  7. mr meener says:

    I am very suprised Phil did not add in that many of the saudi “hijackers” are still alive back home

  8. @REALITY CHECK

    Read Justin Raimondo’s “The Terror Enigma”. He presented a good case that the Israeli’s had hacked into the terrorists’ phone conversations and knew of the upcoming terrorist attack but purposely did not inform the US.

  9. and the gold in the WTC vaults just disappeared in a flash

  10. It was a foursome. Saudia Arabria laundered the missing Pentagon funds, plus provided the fake passports, Israel furnished the technical expertise, including wiring the 3 buildings, along with airport security and programming the four flight controllers. The US government provided removal of WTC security services, the military stand down and cover story. With the Zionist-owned news media furnishing the news blackout, and ongoing coverup.

  11. lavoisier says: • Website

    If the attack had been done solely by Saudi Arabia and its terrorists it would never have been successful and there would not be a complete blackout by the MSM on any evidence for a controlled demolition.

    Zionists and their assorted whores in the US government are responsible at multiple levels for this terrorist attack and the subsequent media blackout and cover up.

    The silence of the MSM is deafening and it indicates who is responsible.

    Even Tucker Carlson will say nothing about the 911 lie.

  12. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

    Those who are trying to hide the role of the Evil empire in the design and implementation of the main party in staging 9/11 false Flag are LIARS and are trying to protect US regime and its criminal citizens who are silent. 9/11 was designed and implemented by US/Israel to invade Muslim countries in the region for hegemony. Don’t be fooled if anyone is trying to make Saudi Arabia, a petty colony where its wealth and lives and their behinds are at the service of the Evil Empire and their criminal citizen responsible for 9/11 who was US/Israel plan from the beginning. No one can deny the fact that 9/11 was USG and Israel design to kill millions of Muslim to rob and rape them and destroy their countries to get hold of the resource and for world hegemony.

    Americans are colonists and are killing whoever is an obstacle for their evil plan from the beginning of their existence and continue to kill. As a result, America is a violent society and those who deny the facts are liars to keep the lies that America is a force for ‘good’. These liars must be exposed at all levels. 9/11 was staged by the Evil empire themselves, period. Don’t try to present criminals as ‘innocents’. Your dark history is full of 9/11, you just should admit it that you have committed thousands of crimes against humanity and the ignorant population supported it, now some impostors are trying to hide it.

    Do you think Colin Power did not know that was lying to you when told the world that Iraq has WMD, and then shows those stupid trailers that carry them. All of them knew that he is lying. They choose to use a black man. Later, when he wanted to SELL his stupid book, confess that he did not know then and if he knew would not lie. He was lying again, he said it because he wanted to SELL books.
    All of them benefited from the killings of millions of Muslim and robing their Museum and libraries where then ended in museum in the United states of snakes, didn’t it? When a 10 year old child knew that Iraq didn’t have WMD, then how come these people spread the lies? If these liars are so dumb and stupid, then how these stupid people get high position jobs?

    It is obvious that 9/11 was staged by bout US and Israel and other countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are ONLY colonies and Saudi Arabia ONLY follows the order and pays for the US/Israel terrorists and give blood, money and their behind to serve the interest of their masters.

    They are forced to do that, even Yemen war IS NOT Saudis’ war, but it is US war for hegemony.
    These facts are known to people of the region and no one can FOOL them. They have not been educated by the US educational system to train criminals.

    Whoever does not reveal the US as main designer of the 9/11 False Flag Operation is an impostor.

  13. Alden says:
    @Sparkon

    They’re still around. It’s a combination of the visas fraud for starting an American business, visa fraud for immigrant employees and international prostitution. It’s mostly Israeli mafia on the run from police and or other Israeli mafia factions. They’re mostly Mizrahi who justify their criminality because they’re so oppressed by the Russian Ashkenazi who treat them as badly as the Ashkenazi treat the Arabs.

    A major visa fraud is the visa for setting up a small business. Any one who claims they want to set up a business and employ a business can get that visa, arrive, and get a green card and numerous minority business benefits.

    So Mr Mizrahi Mafia gets his visa. He pays about 30k for the kiosk and spends time at the headquarters in Florida learning the business.

    As a business man, Mr Mizrahi Mafia needs employees, lots of employees no? One would think it’s just the owner who runs those kiosks. After all, if he needs a break he just pulls down the panels and locks them. His merchandise is locked up. So there’s no reason to need any extra help.

    As soon as they arrive they join local Shuls and Jewish community centers as they know they will need lots of Jewish community and rabbi support eventually.

    Mr Mizrahi Mafia needs lots and lots of clerks. And he gets unlimited visas for them. They aren’t clerks and are never seen in the malls. They are Eastern European shiksas lured to Israel to work as prostitutes and then sent to America with HI B visas as essential kiosk clerks; a job so highly skilled no American can do it.

    Mr Mizrahi Mafia rents homes and big apartments to house his prostitutes. Of course he uses American Jews to help. There are a gazillion Jewish non profit charitable organizations dedicated to helping Israeli and other Jewish immigrants settle in America.

    Mr Mizrahi Mafia doesn’t have the income, job and credit to qualify to rent those homes and apartments. But a crafty Israeli immigrant can always find some American Jews to help.

    So the Eastern European shiksas start to work and Mr Mizrahi Mafia makes a lot of money.

    When law enforcement in those suburbs starts investigating and prosecutors start filing procuring for prostitution and running a brothel charges the local rabbis and Jewish organizations are available as character witnesses and to our pressure on police and prosecutors to let Mr Mizrahi Mafia alone.

    Source a whole crew of them in first Santa Clara and then Contra Costs County Ca I managed to get convicted, sentenced and deported back to Israel after time served.

    It wasn’t difficult. I just contacted the US State Department sex trafficking unit and city and county law enforcement. State Department was the best. Local law enforcement very cooperative and did a great job. Last I heard they all went back to Israel. A couple years of phone calls and emails did it.

  14. I had no idea that anyone still believed that there were actual highjackings that day involving actual highjackers. None of the four supposed plane crashes even look remotely anything like real plane crashes and there are more holes in the story than there is substance.

    I’m tending towards the no planes/CGI explanation and there still hasn’t been a credible investigation so that says a lot. The laws of physics aren’t known to take days off.

  15. One snippet that was particularly interesting recounted how in 1999 two Saudi men on a flight from Phoenix to Washington DC for an alleged visit to the Saudi Embassy to attend a party asked numerous questions about the plane’s security and tried several times to enter the cockpit. They claimed their tickets were paid for by the Saudi Embassy.

    Perfectly normal for intelligence assets to ask lots of questions everyone knows they shouldn’t then tell people who they are, isn’t it Phil?

    Even military intelligence understood that Israel had the capability to attack and make it look like Arabs. After all Victor Ostrovsky pointed out that is what they did to get Reagan to bomb Libya.

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