Pressure is building in both Houses of Congress. The Obama Administration’s current ‘strategy’ in the Middle East, and the terrorism deployed from that region, has created a global tinderbox, ready to ignite at any moment. First in #Libya then in #Syria Obama’s support for so-called “moderate rebels,” has effectively blown up in the United States’ face. Finally, in the summer of #2014 the terrorizing advance of #ISIS across #Iraq and parts of Syria made it official: the “War on Terror,” launched in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S., and our foreign policy since, has been a failure.
Meanwhile, as the majority of #Congress remains gridlocked in the traps set by the #Obama Administration’s intentionally irrelevant agenda, a handful of bi-partisan Representatives are quietly bringing to light a critical piece of 9/11 history, which, if revealed, would fundamentally change our policy in the region, and make public who the leading sponsors of global terrorism were then, and now. The item in questions is what has become known as the “28 Pages,” which refers to a classified 28 page section of an original Congressional joint inquiry report investigating the September 11, 2001 attacks. The pages are said to deal with the foreign, state sponsorship of the attacks and while the documents remain classified, sources familiar with the pages, including former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) who co-chaired the Joint Inquiry, have hinted that the pages, if released will reveal the damning role #Saudi Arabia played in sponsoring the terrorist cells in the two years leading up to the attacks.
Just before Congress left Washington for the midterm elections, on Sept 9, 2014, Congressmen Walter Jones, Stephen Lynch and Thomas Massie, held their 2nd press conference on the declassification of the 28 pages, urging their colleagues to co-sponsor their bill, H RES 428, which calls on the President to declassify the redacted section of the Joint Inquiry report. Joined by 9/11 victims’ family members just days before the 13th anniversary of the attacks, the press conference was a devastating rebuke of #Obama who had promised the families that he would in 2009. #28pages
“The connection is a direct one. Not only has #Saudi Arabia been promoting this extreme form of religion, but it also has been the principal financier, first of Al Qaeda, then of the various Al Qaeda franchises around the world—specifically the ones in #Somalia and #Yemen — and now the support of #ISIS…I believe that had the role of Saudi #Arabia in 9/11 been disclosed by the release of the 28 pages, and by the declassification of other information as to the Saudi role and support of the 9/11 hijackers, that it would have made it much more difficult for Saudi Arabia to have continued that pattern of behavior, and I think [we] would have had a good chance of reining in the activity that today Canada, the United States and other countries either are or are considering going to war with.” —-Fmr. Senator Bob Graham [co-chair of the Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11] October 9, 2014 on CBC’s ‘Day 6’
It’s not a secret that the Saudi #Royal family is very close to the Bushes. In fact, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, former Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., whose role in 9/11 is highly questionable, is known to many as “Bandar Bush.” Perhaps the Bush Administration blocked the release of the 28 pages to defend the KSA, whom they view as a close family friend, a business partner, and political ally. There may be some truth to that. Why then, has the Obama Administration continued the cover-up? While campaigning for president in 2008, Obama promised 9/11 family members that he would finally declassify the 28 pages that dealt with who sponsored the attacks. Then again, in February 2009, when a delegation of 9/11 families visited the White House, Obama made a promise to Bill Doyle, whose son died in the WTC, that he would personally see that the 28 pages be declassified. However, just three months later, on May 29, 2009, Obama ordered Solicitor General Elena Kagan, later an Obama appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, to file a brief urging the courts to prevent the 911 families from suing Saudi government officials or members of the Saudi royal family on the grounds that they enjoyed sovereign immunity. To this day, Saudi Arabia, is the world’s financier of fundamentalism.