The Obama administration is facing renewed pressure to release a top secret report that allegedly shows that Saudi Arabia directly helped to finance the September 11 attacks. Rand Paul, the Libertarian Republican senator from Kentucky, is demanding that Mr Obama declassify 28 pages that were redacted from a 2002 US Senate report into the 9/11 attacks.
Mr Paul, who been vocal in attacking the bulk NSA spying programmes revealed by the rogue security contractor Edward Snowden and is running for president in 2016, has now promised to file an amendment to a Senate bill that would call on Mr Obama to declassify the pages. The blacked-out pages, which have taken on an almost mythical quality for 9/11 conspiracy theorists, were classified on the orders of George W. Bush, leading to speculation they confirmed Saudi involvement.
Okay, it’s crazy-as-a-bedbug Rand Paul who’s partly behind the push. But so are a lot of non-crazy folks. And given that the majority of the 9/11 murderers were Saudi nationals, and given the testimony of this guy, would anyone really be shocked if it turns out that Saudi money was behind the attack on the United States?
According to Bob Graham, the former Florida senator who was chair of the Senate Intelligence committee at the time of the report, they show that Saudi Arabia was the “principal financier” of the attack. The White House said in January that it was reviewing the file, said that it had set no timetable for the conclusions of its deliberations.
Some families of 9/11 victims have campaigned for several years for the declassification of the 28 pages, supported by Mr Graham who has now enlisted the high-profile Mr Paul to his cause. “Information revealed over the years does raise questions about [Saudi Arabia’s] support, or whether their support might have been supportive to these Al Qaeda terrorists,” Mr Paul said at the press conference in Washington this week. “We cannot let page after page of blanked-out documents be obscured behind a veil, leading these families to wonder if there is additional information surrounding these horrible acts.”
Many victims groups believe the full extent of Saudi involvement in 9/11 has long been covered up by both the Obama and Bush administrations to protect US-Saudi relations.
Ya think? I know I sure do. Hard to escape the conclusion that we attacked the wrong country after 9/11, that a lot of our servicemen needlessly died, and the real enemy of America is still out there, voiding its Wahhabist poison into the moral water supply of the entire world. And you wonder why we’re losing the “War on Terror.”