August 19, 2014 – When the report “Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001” was published, 28 of its pages were deemed classified by then-President George W. Bush, who stood firm that the information within these pages needed to remain shielded from the public, as a matter of national security.
In the nearly 13 years since the horrific events of 9/11, the number of people concerned about the truth behind 9/11 has grown steadily. President Barack Obama has said he would declassify the information about 9/11, but just as he has not upheld his promise to close the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Obama has not been a man of his word on this issue.
What we have been able to gather from the public portions of the report, as well as from public comments made by former Senator and Chairman of the Senate intelligence Committee Bob Graham, is that these classified documents have something to do with the extent of our government’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the source of funds that supported the events leading up to the twin towers and building seven falling on 9/11.
“There’s a fuzzy relationship between Saudi Arabia and us. I was so astounded on 9/11, the day afterward that all the Saudi Arabians that were here, including Bin Laden family members, all got to fly out many many hours, if not days, before I was allowed to fly—to get on an airplane and come home. They were never even questioned or quizzed by the FBI. I got to thinking, what in the world is going on? Now it pops up. There are strong hints by those who were on this committee in saying, well, it might have something to do with Saudi Arabia. So their hands aren’t clean. This makes it so much more important that we find out exactly what is in the redacted pages.”
Questions: Share your thoughts in the comments below!
1. What is your understanding of our government’s relationship with Saudi Arabia?
2. How do you think the leadership in Saudi Arabia feels about our military intervention in the Middle East?
3. Do you believe the American public deserves to know the truth hidden in the 28 classified pages of the 9/11 report?