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The Missing Pages of the 9/11 Report

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Is it finally time to air it out with Saudi Arabia? And where would that lead?

    A story that might otherwise have slipped away in a morass of conspiracy theories gained new life Wednesday when former Sen. Bob Graham headlined a press conference on Capitol Hill to press for the release of 28 pages redacted from a Senate report on the 9/11 attacks. And according to Graham, the lead author of the report, the pages “point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as the principal financier” of the 9/11 hijackers.

    “This may seem stale to some but it’s as current as the headlines we see today,” Graham said, referring to the terrorist attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris. The pages are being kept under wraps out of concern their disclosure would hurt U.S. national security. But as chairman of the Senate Select Committee that issued the report in 2002, Graham argues the opposite is true, and that the real “threat to national security is non-disclosure.”

    Graham said the redacted pages characterize the support network that allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur, and if that network goes unchallenged, it will only flourish. He said that keeping the pages classified is part of “a general pattern of coverup” that for 12 years has kept the American people in the dark. It is “highly improbable” the 19 hijackers acted alone, he said, yet the U.S. government’s position is “to protect the government most responsible for that network of support.”

    The Saudis know what they did, Graham continued, and the U.S. knows what they did, and when the U.S. government takes a position of passivity, or actively shuts down inquiry, that sends a message to the Saudis. “They have continued, maybe accelerated their support for the most extreme form of Islam,” he said, arguing that both al Qaeda and ISIS are “a creation of Saudi Arabia.”

  2. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member


    We also need to deal with the fact that Iran has helped to kill our soldiers in Iraq for years, and stop pretending we might be able to make peace with their current leadership.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    When have we ever pretended to make peace with anyone (that wasn't 100 percent on our terms, which doesn't count)?
  4. Hokie_pokie

    Hokie_pokie Well-Known Member

    I'm all for government transparency, but not sure what releasing the redacted pages is going to accomplish.

    The average American has more important things to think about than 9/11 -- like Kim Kardashian's latest greasy bootie photo.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Where do you think she gets all that oil?
    HC and Donny in his element like this.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    It was redacted because Cheney and Bush are so close to the Saudi Royal family that they would have been implicated and indirectly complicit in 9-11.
  7. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I notice that once those pictures hit the net Saudi Arabia dropped the price of oil.

    Just sayin'.
    bigpern23 likes this.
  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    That should make the neocons doubly angry because they're driving Big Oil broke.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Yeah, ain't that something?
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