9/11 COVER -UP? The latest claim isn’t from conspiracy theorists– it’s from a former top US Senator. He says documents prove Saudi Arabia helped pull off the attacks, and that the FBI hid the truth. Shep has details:
Former US Senator Bob Graham, who served as chair of the congressional joint committee on 9/11, says a committee’s report on the role of Saudi Arabia in the attacks and its financial support has been kept secret.
“There were 28 pages in the final report, out of over 800 total, which were totally censored from–that were one to the end of that chapter. That was the chapter that largely dealt with the financing of 9/11, who paid for these very complex and in many instances expensive activities that were the predicate for 9/11,” Graham told The Real News Network.
He said unfortunately the United States will continue to keep the report secret. “I am sad to report that today, some 12 years after we submitted our report, that those 28 pages continue to be withheld from the public,” he said.
Graham added that he was shocked by the fact that the US intelligence is keeping the report secret simply because it claims its disclosure would hurt the national security of the US. “I was stunned that the intelligence community would feel that it was a threat to national security for the American people to know who had made 9/11 financially possible.”
The former senator also said greater awareness of Saudi Arabia would change the way the US public view that country.
“Their active role, and how our perspective role on that active role would be different if there was an acceptance of the fact that Saudi Arabia was essentially a co-conspirator in 9/11, how much that would change the way in which, particularly in the current milieu of events in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is being viewed,” he said.
His comments came after US President Barack Obama paid a brief visit to Saudi Arabia, a regional US ally, to talk about the expansion of relations between Washington and Riyadh as well as support for insurgents in Syria.