The Smoking Gun: "Document 17" Links Saudi Embassy In Washington To Sept 11

Tyler Durden's picture

With the topic of Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Sept 11 attack on everyone's lips, if certainly not those of president Obama who is currently in Riyadh where he is meeting with members of Saudi royalty in what may be his last trip to the Saudi nation as US president, many have been clamoring for the information in the suddenly notorious "28-pages" (following the recent 60 Minutes episode) to be released to the public so the US population can finally relegate all those "conspiracy theories" surrounding the real perpetrator behind the Sept 11 terrorist attack to the "conspiracy fact" pile.

It won't have to wait that long.

As The Times writes today, new evidence has come to light of a definitive link between Saudi Arabian officials and the 9/11 terrorist attacks "further raising tensions as President Obama travels to the kingdom."

According to the report, Ghassan Al-Sharbi, a Saudi who became an al-Qa’ida bomb maker, is believed to have taken flying lessons with some of the 9/11 hijackers in Arizona but did not take part in the attacks on New York and the Pentagon that killed 3,000 people in 2001.

He was captured in Pakistan in 2002 and has since been held at Guantanamo Bay. According to a US memo, known as document 17, written in 2003 and quietly declassified last year, the FBI learnt that he had buried a cache of papers shortly before he was captured.

Think of "Document 17" as a mini version of the "28 pages" whose content has yet to be revealed. The document was written by two US investigators examining the possible roles of foreign governments in the attacks.

One detail leapt out at the FBI agents from the papers that Sharbi had tried to hide: his US flight certificate was in an envelope from the Saudi embassy in Washington.

A car pulls into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington, AP Photo


And there is your smoking gun, which has been fully available to the US government for the pat 13 years. It should have also been available to the American public.

Understandably, Brian McGlinchey, the activist who uncovered document 17, asked a simple question: "The envelope points to the fundamental question hanging over us today: to what extent was the 9/11 plot facilitated by individuals at the highest levels of the Saudi government?"

Here is the problem. As the Times puts it, "president Obama is expected to meet on Wednesday with King Salman, whose kingdom is under pressure from low oil prices, an emboldened Iran and Washington’s tougher stance. The Saudi government threatened last week to dump $750 billion in US Treasury securities and other American assets if congress passes a bill that would clear a path for the families of 9/11 victims to file lawsuits against the kingdom."

In other words, Obama will not ask any questions of King Salman, let alone the "fundamental" one.

So perhaps it is time to get a president who will ask the question: Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the Democratic presidential candidates, backed the bill, which Mr Obama has signaled he will veto. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the leading Republicans in the race, have warned Saudi Arabia that its relationship with the US must change. “Friends do not fund jihadists that are seeking to murder us,” Mr Cruz said.

Sp even as all of Obama's potential replacements have at least promised to investigate further, we wonder: just why is Obama so terrified of the US public getting access to the truth?

If he is so worried about the Saudi liquidation threat, he shouldn't be: after all the Fed would be deliriously happy at the opportunity to monetize another $750 billion in assets and inject three-quarters of a trillion in fresh "reserves" aka liquidity into the system.

Meanwhile, Obama has other problems: the US president also faces calls to release a redacted 28-page portion of a joint congressional report on the 9/11 attacks, produced in 2002 and thought to link senior Saudi figures to the plot. He suggested on Monday that a decision was imminent.

We are confident his "decision" in this matter will be to likewise prevent the truth from emerging, because as Congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican from Kentucky, said: "I had to stop every couple of pages ... to rearrange my understanding of history." No further comment necessary.

Meanwhile the lies go on.

Bob Graham, a former chairman of the US senate intelligence committee, has alleged that Saudi Arabia was the principal financier of 9/11. “The effect of withholding [the pages] has been to embolden Saudi Arabia to be a continuing source of financial and human terror resources,” he said.

Document 17, written by Dana Lesemann and Michael Jacobson, will deepen suspicions. Ms Lesemann is said to have been sacked from the 9/11 commission after she circumvented her boss to access the 28 pages.

Mr Jacobson was the principal author of the 28 pages, and document 17 hints at his suspicions. "How aggressively has the US government investigated possible ties between the Saudi government and/or royal family and the September 11th attacks?" it asks.

The answer: not at all. It's about time the American people asked why not.

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nuubee's picture

If the truth is revealed while Obama is in Saudi Arabia, do you think they'll hold him hostage??? Oh god, I hope so, because we don't negotiate with terrorists.


Yup, CD. We get a little bone but then the bone gets rammed up our collective asses.

knukles's picture

So now we have SA, Iran, Afghanistan, Muslims in general, Arabs in general, Cheney, Bush, the CIA, Pentagon, gold thieves, rich real estate developers and Jews all involved.

For shits and grins ....

BellyBrain's picture

Just make sure that Israel is NEVER implicated, and all will be well...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

The most important question NOT being asked is....why is all of this coming out NOW?

BellyBrain's picture

Feels like we're being set up for something, eh?

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Ivanka2032 (not verified) BellyBrain Apr 20, 2016 6:04 PM

Those 5 that were 'dancing on top of vans' on 9/11 shall forevermore be referred as '5 dancing Satanic Oligarchists'


Get your FACTS straight if you wanna come around here!

N0TaREALmerican's picture
N0TaREALmerican (not verified) Ivanka2032 Apr 20, 2016 6:05 PM

Hippies dancing on a VW bus as the building come down?    I LIKE IT!     We'll have them stoned. 

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N0TaREALmerican (not verified) N0TaREALmerican Apr 20, 2016 6:06 PM

Stoned as in drugs,  not in the Saudi meaning of the word. 

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gladius17 (not verified) N0TaREALmerican Apr 20, 2016 7:35 PM

Document "17"? Ever notice how often this number seems to "randomly" come up wherever these elites are playing some kind of power game? Kind of like MH-17 which was in service for exactly 17 years (7/17/97 to 7/17/14) before crashing at 17:17 local time. Or Putin suddenly jacking up interest rates to 17% when the usual suspects flooded the market with oil trying to collapse the Russian financial system. Examples abound. When I picked that number for my user name, it wasn't a random coincidence...

Pinto Currency's picture




Bob Dole's former Chief of Staff Stanley Hilton says Bush signed orders for 911 to proceed:

Wonder why Jeb looked nervous when asked by a reporter about the 28 pages being released?

Thinks Jeb will throw his weight behind Trump?

zeropain's picture

I dont think limited hangout will  succeed in an election year.  too much sharks looking for blood.  soros minions in sf are hard at work.  There is in-fighting among the oligarchs as they position for powers.  sharks thrashing around is not a safe environment. The Big Short was the oligarchs telling everybody that the jig is up.  now the details are being filled in.

BurningFuld's picture

Saudis should have been closer to Moscow caus' it's lookin' like they may be needing some nuclear deterrent pretty soon.

WTFRLY's picture

JFC (just a general expression for the whole situation)

macholatte's picture

Heard in a Private Meeting Today

Saudi Prince: Listen Barry, you gotta stop this crap about exposing us for the shit we did or we ain’t payin you off. We’re crime. And crime don’t pay. Got it!!

Prince Barry: Bullshit! I don’t have any control over what those ass holes in the Congress do. You guys were supposed to pay me in gold. Now you want to off some of that worthless government paper on me and I ain’t goin for it.  Now get that gold over to that guy Soros sent and get it done now or you’re gonna see what an aircraft carrier looks like up close. Got it?

Four chan's picture

its nice this is ripping off the scab that is the demolition of the twin towers and building 7.

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Four chan Apr 20, 2016 9:56 PM

And the self bombing of Pentagon. Someone clear that for me.. where that missile came from, again? All the way from Riyadh?

By the look of it, seems that good old men in black are throwing saudi's under the bus just to make them turn off the fawcet on those oil rigs and let the oil soar, you know.. to make all the Jewmerican oligarchs happy.

"a feint within a feint within a feint…seemingly with­out end. The task is to unravel it."


AnonG-Man's picture

You're getting warmer - Citizens you are too clever uncovering Conspiracies lately.  Soon there will no longer be any "theories."

Anyways, speaking out of character for a moment.  I think the full question can be asked as, "... to what extent was the 9/11 plot facilitated by individuals at the highest levels of the U.S. government, Saudi government, and/or Israeli Government?" 

Cui Bono?  Whom has benefited most from endless, lie-based wars and utter chaos?  Certainly the above 3 would fit that category (along with the "Defense" Industry and Bankster Mafia).  Whom planned the Iraq War years in advance before 9/11?  The Pentagon and Neo-Cons.

I think Washington's Blog pretty much covered complicity within the U.S. pretty matter of fact like:

"The Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (John Farmer) – who led the 9/11 staff’s inquiry – said “At some level of the government, at some point in time…there was an agreement not to tell the truth about what happened.“

"The falsity of NORAD’s explanations were so severe that even the 9/11 Commission considered recommending criminal charges for the making of false statements."

"..declassified documents shows that Senior Bush administration officials sternly cautioned the 9/11 Commission against probing too deeply into the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001" - Hmmmm.

"The tape of interviews of air traffic controllers on-duty on 9/11 was intentionally destroyed by crushing the cassette by hand, cutting the tape into little pieces, and then dropping the pieces in different trash cans around the building..."

jeff montanye's picture

looks like zionists trying to blame arabs for 9-11; the vast weight of evidence points to pnac, mossad, likud using arabs to disguise their role.


cheka's picture

yessir, the net is on fire with israel did 9/11

so they roll out the dancing saudis


Pinto Currency's picture




Stanley Hilton's lawsuit was dismissed - no evidence was ever adduced:


"... By the way, I see that Stanley Hilton's $7 billion federal class action lawsuit against the Bush Administration for its complicity in the attacks has been thrown out. While I've been, and remain, skeptical of Hilton and his motives, it's interesting to note the ruling was based on the "Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity". "In other words, the suit was not dismissed because of lack of evidence, but rather because the judge reasoned that U.S. Citizens do not have the right to hold a sitting President accountable for anything, even if the charges include premeditated mass murder and premeditated acts of high treason."  ..."

Twee Surgeon's picture

What are the possibilities that the general plan is to get the Saudis , their tents and their camels off of our oil? they were migratory birds until whitey showed up and told them what to do with the black ooze that they had been using to heal camel scratches, they never stayed anywhere for long, now it is time for them to move along, back to the goathead burgers and stab thy neighbor, I think things do not bode well for the house of Saud. London will miss the idiots in gold plated Lamorghinis like a dog misses a tick. Saudi is about to get ferked.

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santafe (not verified) Twee Surgeon Apr 20, 2016 10:31 PM

What about this "Document 18"?

fleur de lis's picture

So the stupid Saudis thought that DC would cover for them if only they would participate in a direct attack on American civilians. The question is, what did the Saudis get in return? How did DC lure them so easily into a mass murder plot?

In any case, the Saudis now know that they were pawns like the rest of us. And since the official 911 hoax story no longer holds up, and the participants are starting to look for the exit signs, it will only be a matter of time before the American public demands answers and punishments.

So someone has got to take the fall. The American peasants are getting restless. The Saudis are the designated patsies and will be left holding the 911 bag. They should have stuck to improving the lives of their own subjects and co-religionists instead of competing for the 21st century's first international Darwin prize.

Trogdor's picture

So someone has got to take the fall. The American peasants are getting restless. The Saudis are the designated patsies and will be left holding the 911 bag.

It really makes me wonder though: If it looks like they're going to take the fall, will they expose their taskmasters or remain mute?  The only country that had agents and tech in place to pull it off(security, software, telecom, maintenance contracts, aircraft refurb facilities, explosives technolody, intel, etc) - AND cover it up - making sure to short-circuit any serious investigation - was Israel ... certainly not the Saudi's who only develop ways to be more hedonistic.  If the Saudis keep their mouth shut, it makes me wonder what the Zionists have on them ....

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) Trogdor Apr 20, 2016 10:02 PM

Some nukes pointed? And ofcourse the PINs to their offshore bank accounts.

TBT or not TBT's picture

KSA, whether implocated a bit in 9-11.or not, is a huge supporter of Islam and its virulent spread throughout the western world.  They are our.mortal enemies.   9-11 was just one battle.   We have lost that in minutes of larger wars wherein we lost millions of western lives.  

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hoyeru (not verified) gladius17 Apr 20, 2016 8:45 PM

either 17 or 23 always pop up "randomly" all over the place. For further illumination, read The Illuminatus! by Robert Anton Wilson.

what's that smell's picture

so let me get this right.....

the iraqis and the taliban and the iranians and The Toilets did not do 911?...

holy shit! do you mean to tell me we killed and destroyed the wrong peoples and places, and they knew it all along, it was right there in the 28 pages?

holy shit that's stoopid.

finametrics's picture

1. Daniel 7: beasts have seven heads and ten horns, for a total number of 17


2. The White House is located on 17th Street NW.

palmereldritch's picture

HA...that's nothing. Here's one for ya:

Patriot Act passed in Congress 13 days after 9/11
(ALL critical numbers to the Crypto-Masonic Death Cultists)

That exact date would be 9/24.

9 + 24 = 33

Putting the Hell in Helluva coincidence...thanks to legislative oversight and political resistance as cooperative as The Law of Physics was on 9/11

Herodotus's picture

Both Minister Farakhan and Christine Lagarde can explain how this number was derived.

Lurk Skywatcher's picture

So an envelope from the Saudi Embassy is a smoking gun, but 15 of the 19 alleged hijackers obtaining visas from the same US Embassy isn't?

BurningFuld's picture

Ya the US EMbassy gave out those visas after checking with the Saudi Embassy and getting the two thumbs up on all these guys.

BigJim's picture

So a Saudi national who had "links" to some of the 911 hijackers had an envelope from the Saudi embassy and used it to store his flying cert. Wow! Cast iron evidence the Al Saud family were directly  responsible if you ask me!

As for the 5 dancing Israelis, the Israeli students' "art" project, PNAC, cui bono, etc... can't you paranoid conspiracy theory guys recognise when something is just a coincidence? Does EVERYTHING have to be a Cohencidence?

/s ( <= for the irony challenged  )

beemasters's picture

Aug 2015:

"The former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia said in an interview this week that following 9/11, Saudi King Salman had insisted to him that the Mossad was responsible for the attacks.
“One of my first calls was with then-governor of Riyadh… Prince Salman, who is now the king. His response was very emphatic [that] this could not have been Saudis, we couldn’t possibly have done this,” former envoy Robert Jordan said on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS."

I think Mossad wouldn't have it.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

that's a bunch of logic in one sentence

Pinto Currency's picture



Bob Dole's former Chief of Staff Stanley Hilton says Bush signed orders for 911 to proceed:


anti-republocrat's picture

Now, you know very well that all these "conspiracy theories" are untrue, because such widespread conspiracies would be doomed to fail.  There would always be one out of the thousands who know that would tell the truth.  Stanley Hilton?  He doesn't count.  He's obviously trying to win his lawsuit.  And we'll find a way to discredit any of the other thousands who decide to come clean as well.

Victory_Garden's picture

"There would always be one out of the thousands who know that would tell the truth."


Hello anti,

Of the millions of lodge members...dark and light combined for the new atlantis you actually think you could get any single one to tell you any secrets?

Guess again...Mr. Profane.

Na-na-na-na na...they got a secret....and youuuuu don't.


SATANLUCIFER>>>>misguide us some MOAR!!!

fleur de lis's picture

Stanley Hilton knew about it all along. He knew when it was still in the plotting stages. Remember GHWB's speech on Sept 11 1991? He talked about what a wonderful playland would be built by the NWO, which bring peace and justice to the whole planet.

Looking back now, that was probably NWO code for "everybody go to your stations and get ready." How Poppy and his ilk are still walking around outside a penitentiary is astounding. Stanley Hilton somehow found himself on the short list, or expendable in some way. He wouldn't have made a sound unless

1)he either got double-crossed and got cut out of some agreed upon deal/money/promotion/etc., and wanted to get even because he has the goods on the rest of them, or

2)he knows the show is almost over, too many people know and that they want all serial killers and criminal accessories involved to be exposed, so he wants out before it gets complicated.

hansg's picture

It was actually a pretty good joke until you ruined it yourself...

Ignatius's picture

"Get your FACTS straight if you wanna come around here!"

It was 3 dancing Israelis and 5 Israelis arrested in a van.

Yes, facts matter.

blindman's picture

not to mention the art students occupying one or other
floor in a tower.

jeff montanye's picture

my favorite is the one who later said on israeli tv that they went to nyc to document the event.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

You people are so judgemental!  Get it straight:

The 5 "Dancing Israelis" were only 5 Non-Blonds, rehearsing for "Israel's Got Talent", while on a US tour.