US Government Releases Redacted "28 Pages" Missing From 9/11 Report

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Unleash the revisionist history. Congress released on Friday a long-classified report exploring the alleged ties of the Saudi Arabian government to the 9/11 hijackers.

The missing 28 pages from the 9/11 report begins as follows:

"While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government..."

The "28 pages," the secret document was part of a 2002 congressional investigation of the Sept. 11 attacks and has been classified since the report's completion. As CNN reports, former Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the committee that carried out the investigation and has been pushing the White House to release the pages, said Thursday he was "very pleased" that the documents would be released.

The pages, sent to Congress by the Obama administration, have been the subject of much speculation over what they might reveal about the Saudi government's involvement in the attacks masterminded by terrorist Osama bin Laden when he led al-Qaeda.The pages were used by the 9/11 Commission as part of its investigation into the intelligence failures leading up to the attacks.

A telephone number found in the phone book of al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaida, who was captured in Pakistan in March 2002, was for an Aspen, Colo., corporation that managed the "affairs of the Colorado residence of the Saudi Ambassador Bandar," the documents show.

Osama Bassnan, who the documents identify as a financial supporter of two of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego, received money from Bandar, and Bassnan's wife also got money from Bandar's wife. "One at least one occasion," the documents show, "Bassnan received a check directly from Prince Bandar's account. According to the FBI, on May 14, 1998, Bassnan cashed a check from Bandar in the amount of $15,000. Bassnan's wife also received at least one check directly from Bandar."

The top two members of the House Intelligence Committee cautioned that much of the information in the newly released pages were not "vetted conclusions."

"It’s important to note that this section does not put forward vetted conclusions, but rather unverified leads that were later fully investigated by the Intelligence Community," said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. and the committee chairman, in a statement. "Many of the Intelligence Community’s findings were included in the 9/11 Commission report as well as in a newly declassified executive summary of a CIA-FBI joint assessment that will soon be released by the Director of National Intelligence."

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the panel's senior Democrat, said he hopes the newly released pages will reduce the continued speculation over Saudi involvement. "I hope that the release of these pages, with appropriate redactions necessary to protect our nation’s intelligence sources and methods, will diminish speculation that they contain proof of official Saudi Government or senior Saudi official involvement in the 9/11 attacks," Schiff said in a statement. "The Intelligence Community and the 9/11 Commission...investigated the questions they raised and was never able to find sufficient evidence to support them.  I know that the release of these pages will not end debate over the issue, but it will quiet rumors over their contents — as is often the case, the reality is less damaging than the uncertainty."

Actually, a quick skim of the report indicates precisely the opposite.

The 9/11 Commission did not actually write the newly released pages. Instead, the pages were part of the material the panel reviewed. The commission's chairmen have described the pages in the past as information based almost entirely on raw, unvetted material received by the FBI and handed over to House and Senate intelligence committees in 2002 as part of an earlier investigation of 9/11.

Current and former members of Congress have been calling for the pages to be declassified and released for more than a decade.

The 9/11 Commission concluded in its report that senior Saudi officials did not knowingly support the terrorist plot to attack the United States. The panel also found "no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded" al-Qaeda.While the 9/11 Commission found no evidence that senior Saudi officials were involved in the 9/11 attack, the report did criticize the Saudi government for tolerating and sometimes fanning the flames of radical Islam by funding schools and mosques around the world that spread extreme ideology. The report also noted that some rich Saudis gave money to charities with terrorist links.

To be sure, what the report does provide is much circumstantial evidence that the Saudis were most certainly involved in 9/11, sufficient to convince any rational man, but perhaps not enough to launch a lawsuit against, say, the King.

The Saudi government itself has repeated called for the pages to be made public so that it can respond to any allegations, which it has long called unfounded.

"We've been saying since 2003 that the pages should be released," said Nail Al-Jubeir, director of communications for the Saudi Embassy, ahead of Friday's developments. "They will show everyone that there is no there there."

Moments after the release, Saudi Arabia has already issued its prepared press release:

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Here are some real-time annotations of the report:

 

The infamous Prince Bandar is also named:

While we have yet to read the full document, one section caught our eye - the use of Saudi "charitable organizations" to finance terorrism:


And then this:

That names sounded familiar, and then we remembered this WMD article:

The lawmakers noted Huma Abedin “has three family members – her late father, mother and her brother – connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking.” Last week, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, who admitted he hadn’t read the letters, defended Abedin, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called the accusations “sinister” and “nothing less than an unwarranted and unfounded attack on an honorable woman, a dedicated American and a loyal public servant.”

 

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Now it has emerged that Huma [Abedin] served on the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs’s editorial board from 2002 to 2008. Documents obtained by author Walid Shoebat reveal that Naseef served on the board with Huma from at least December 2002 to December 2003.

 

Naseef’s sudden departure from the board in December 2003 coincides with the time at which various charities led by Naseef’s Muslim World League were declared illegal terrorism fronts worldwide, including by the U.S. and U.N.

 

The MWL, founded in Mecca in 1962, bills itself as one of the largest Islamic non-governmental organizations. But according to U.S. government documents and testimony from the charity’s own officials, it is heavily financed by the Saudi government.

 

The MWL has been accused of terrorist ties, as have its various offshoots, including the International Islamic Relief Organization, or IIRO, and Al Haramain, which was declared by the U.S. and U.N. as a terror financing front.

 

Indeed, the Treasury Department, in a September 2004 press release, alleged Al Haramain had “direct links” with Osama bin Laden. The group is now banned worldwide by United Nations Security Council Committee 1267.

 

The MWL in 1988 founded the Al Haramain Islamic Foundation, developing chapters in about 50 countries, including for a time in Oregon until it was designated a terrorist organization.

 

In the early 1990s, evidence began to grow that the foundation was funding Islamist militants in Somalia and Bosnia, and a 1996 CIA report detailed its Bosnian militant ties.

 

The U.S. Treasury designated Al Haramain’s offices in Kenya and Tanzania as sponsors of terrorism for their role in planning and funding the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa. The Comoros Islands office was also designated because it “was used as a staging area and exfiltration route for the perpetrators of the 1998 bombings.”

 

The New York Times reported in 2003 that Al Haramain had provided funds to the Indonesian terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah, which was responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people. The Indonesia office was later designated a terrorist entity by the Treasury.

 

In February 2004, the U.S. Treasury Department froze all Al Haramain’s financial assets pending an investigation, leading the Saudi government to disband the charity and fold it into another group, the Saudi National Commission for Relief and Charity Work Abroad.

 

In September 2004, the U.S. designated Al-Haramain a terrorist organization. In June 2008, the Treasury Department applied the terrorist designation to the entire Al-Haramain organization worldwide

In other words, the US government knew about this terrorist front all the way back in 2001, even as Hillary's right hand (wo)man was working for an affiliated entity for years later?

We hope to find out more after reading the full document shortly, although sadly we are convinced the important sections will be fully redacted.

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Full 28 pages (redacted) below (link)

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The Juggernaut's picture

Another conspiracy moved to the fact file.  9.11 was indeed a stand down false flag event.  I bet this report stopped short of saying the Bush administration knew it was going to happen.

Troy Ounce's picture

 

 

Hey , look there! Nothing to see here.

Looney's picture

I wonder how many boxes of Sharpies they went through redacting the juicy stuff?   ;-)

 

Looney

froze25's picture

I'm not satisfied please release with no redactions

nibiru's picture

If we already are on the imaginary wish train I also want Hillary in prison and her husband for rape/extortion and other stuff making sure they disappear and make Ron Paul 30 years younger! We need him

Pinto Currency's picture

 

Good to release this. 

Why release now?

Anything else important going on to be distracted from?

And how do you support Obama financing ISIS militants financed by these same Saudis?

Ignatius's picture

Wow, nothing in the 28 pages about the 3 towers in NY being demolished.  Imagine that.

nope-1004's picture

Pull it.... I mean, Fake it.

Silverstein has some splaining to do that, of course, will never be mentioned in this piece of made up trash.

 

froze25's picture

This was done so that Trump couldn't use it at the convention.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Advance setup for a new George Clooney movie....

 

The Juggernaut's picture

It was also the Neconservatives who planned out 9.11 with Project for the New American Century.  Their ideals are here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_for_the_New_American_Century

StackShinyStuff's picture

This horseshit changes nothing about my opinions regarding 9-11.  I stopped dwelling on it years ago.  I have seen all I need to see, ignored all I need to ignore and I have moved on.  Makes no sense to debate it anymore.

Bastiat's picture

"At this point what difference does it make?"

santafe's picture

Report REDACTED to PROTECT Israel at all cost.
http://goo.gl/l6d22d

jefferson32's picture

If Bandar bin Sultan is involved, W is involved. (Bandar is so close to the Bush family he is affectionately called Bandar Bush in DC). Of course you and I knew Bush is guilty - it just got even easier to argue.

"Don't tell me you still believe this crazy conspiracy theory of bearded fanatics planning from a cave, throwing passports out of aircraft cabins, and bringing down three steel skyscrapers with two planes"

 

Blankone's picture

Bandar was close to the Bush clan because it was of profit for the Bush's.  The Bush clan was/is involved and if anything brought in Bandar not the other way around.  But the Bush clan was not the ones who thought up the plan.  Literally trillions were disappeared under the cover of 911.  And it was not the Bush clan who got it.

Now, 911 was a bold move and weak coverup.  The truth is out there for all and is written up everywhere.  But even the group of architects/engineers who speak out that a new study (independent) is needed do not seem to be able to officially announce that it was clearly a demolition.  And TPTB got away with it, so think how big their next plan will be.  (Oh, and they are spraying crap over the population's heads all the time.  Openly.)

apocalypticbrother's picture

Oh they have announced it many times over thru media and song and agendas and articles. Multiple calamities and continuing thru november..The biggest on the Agenda is the destruction of Hoover Dam . Of course ISIS will take credit. The way I look at it ISIS is us. It really allways is ISIS doing it because it is always our governments agencies that are involved in the Terror.  A dirty bomb in a US city has been used as a threat by these secularists....

 

 

Barmaher's picture

Because 911 was a false flag that had NOTHING to do with terrorists, the redaction of these documents is nothing more than orchestrated coverup.  A simple viewing of the towers being destroyed in HD slow motion shows that they turned into dust in mid-air.  That's right! Steel, concrete, glass, gypsum, humans, computers, EVERYTHING disintegrated within seconds.  That's why there was practically nothing left on the ground after the destruction of the towers as noted by ABC news commentators, Peter Jennings and George Stephanopolus.  Clearly airplanes had nothing to do with this type of destruction and the perpetrators would not have left the false flag airplanes hitting the buildings to chance by putting poorly trained amateur hijackers at the controls.  Those planes would have to have been remote controlled.  That means the real commercial airliners, none of which actually hit any targets that morning, would have had to be destroyed along with their passengers and crews.  But remember, the end justifies the means in the minds of our "leaders".

https://youtu.be/m4Z87cKe3Y0

Al Huxley's picture

You have my vote for president. 

bamawatson's picture

 from cuntlarys' last news conference all the way back in December 2015.

Andrea Mitchell asked Hillary a question about the Saudis and couldn’t help fawn like a schoolgirl: “…could you answer the questions that have been raised about foreign contributions from Middle Eastern countries, like Saudi Arabia, that abuse women or permit violence against women to the family foundation and whether that disturbs you as you are rightly celebrating 20 years of leadership on this issue?”

I’ll quote Hillary’s whole answer because it’s just remarkably bad:

With respect to the foundation, I am very proud of the work the foundation does. I’m very proud of the hundreds of thousands of people who support the work of the foundation and the results that have been achieved for people here at home and around the world.

And I think that we are very clear about where we stand, certainly where I stand, on all of these issues. There can’t be any mistake about my passion concerning women’s rights here at home and around the world.

So I think that people who want to support the foundation know full well what it is we stand for and what we’re working on.

Read it again. That’s not an answer.

HUMA is the answer! Follow the HUMA; that will destroy cuntlary! FOllow the HUMA

Manthong's picture

Why bother even looking at those pages…

The whole 911 commission was a scam and a cover-up…

just like the Warren Commission.

nightshiftsucks's picture

No it wasn't,Bush got in the way.There has been a lot of good comments and info that camoe out on it.

SilverRhino's picture

And someone running this place just decided to hang the Saudis out to dry.   NATO to occupy Saudi in 3 ... 2 .... 1 .... 

divingengineer's picture

The important metric to guage this by is: Did the Saudis assist the hijackers with the INTENT of causing the worst terrorist act in US history?

Cause that's the new measuring stick, I guess. 

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

Finally, we can now dispel the conspiracy theories surrounding 9/11 once and for all. When we confirm that the missing pages don’t back up the theory that Bush blew up the world trade center, will the conspiracy theorists on this site apologize for spreading lies about our government? I hope so.

 

THE CASE FOR OPEN BORDERS

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Ha ha... MDB, you're either a). a comedy genius, or b). a complete dick. Either way you're always good for a laugh at the nosense you spew.

Bob's picture

Sure, he's a comedic genius.  But his actual function is to polarize and thereby channel discussion in the directions that any able reader can easily discern are consistent with his real political views. 

ZH management and financiers must love the guy. 

And, yeah, he's funny!

Beyond exercising a clever means of literally dominating discussion by the suckers.

PTR's picture

He's starting to fall into fonestar-level irritation these days.

NidStyles's picture

Yes, because a piece of information based on the "official story" is more believable than the previous REST of the pieces released as the "official story".

Bill of Rights's picture

Figured only you could take blacked out sheets of paper and make it look as if it actually means something, truly a mentally disturbed liberal you are mental liberal hmm I'm on to something...

nmewn's picture

Huma Weiner...lol...idunno...I just like saying it ;-)

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

And all those conspiracy theorists who claim that our greatest ally, Israel, had something to do with 9/11 - you should be ashamed for yourselves!

THE CASE FOR OPEN BORDERS

Bastiat's picture

They dance because they're just happy people.

Vageling's picture

Fucking hasbara troll! How much does Soros pay you anyway? With your bullshit articles.

caconhma's picture

One can be only amazed by the American people stupidity.

  • The 911 was not any better than the JFK assassination with Lee Harvey Oswald making 18 shots in 3 second from the Book Deposit cafeteria (where according to witnesses he was during JFK assassination). Well, the Warren Commission said there were 3 magic bullets capable of hitting JFK from front, back, and his left side. There were more that 45 strange witnesses murders, committed suicides, killed in car crashes, etc.,
  • During the 911, 
    • Two 767 planes demolished/vaporized three skyscrapers designed to withstand direct hits from 707 jets
    • Nobody observed any plane hitting the Pentagon. The entire plane including its engines just disappeared
    • After 15 years, no single alleged perpetrator was prosecuted or faced a court of Law even dozens of alleged masterminds were in the US custody and tortured for all these years.
    • As for the main 911 mastermind Osama, he has not been even caught but was executed (with Obama and Hitlery watching live) and buried at see according to the unknown to the Muslim World tradition.
  • But American people don't give any shit about it and are ready for another show.
Ignatius's picture

Funny thing is, if a guy bought a commercial property in any other town, doubled the terrorism insurance and jacked the rents 40% so as to plead lost revenues, and then that very event happened weeks later, yeah, there'd be some splainin' to do.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Jewish Lightning is not Larry Silverstein's fault!

Dark Space's picture

You can't just "jack the rents 40% or so". Rent negotiations are complex deals and there are two parties with opposing objectives trying to come to terms.

Four chan's picture

so trump was right! the people funding hillary clinton's campaign, blew up the twin towers.

well there goes my vote for clinton /sarc i would NEVER vote for that arch fucking criminal family.

Sudden Debt's picture

What isn't said is the following:

 

1. TOWERS IMPLODED? LET'S BOMB IRAQ!! THEY KILLED 6 MILLION PEOPLE IN IRAQ!!!! AND THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!!!

2. THEY INVADED AFGHANISTAN!! AND THAT WHERE FARMERS!!!!

 

Oh... and they didn't have any proof.

But now they have proof that the Saudi's where behind it... so... yeah... let's not jump conclussions.... yeah...

 

AMERICA DID GENOCIDES!! THEY ARE AS WORSE AS STALIN AND HITLER!!! MILLIONS DIED BECAUSE OF YOUR LEADERS AMERICA!!!

FEELING PATRIOTIC???? THAT MAKES YOU A FUCKING MASS MURDERER!!! AND THERE WHERE PLENTY OF NAZI'S THAT DIDN'T FEEL GUILTHY AFTER WOII EITHER!!!

There's still plenty of crap that needs to come home in America. And even when Americans think that it's okay to kill other people's children, it will be a change to watch how they'll react when the American government starts killing American children.

Remember: America sees it's own citizens as the Enemy. Only morons think "they'll never target me... I've got nothing to hide...."

 

Troy Ounce's picture

 

 

Good news for Saudi's! 

28 page 911 report exonerates the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

  You are h US inquiry exonerates Kingdom of 9/11 link: Al-Jubeir REUTERS | Published — Wednesday 13 July 2016    

WASHINGTON: Newly declassified pages from a US congressional report into 9/11 should finally put to rest questions about Saudi Arabia’s suspected role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubier said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia itself has urged the release of the chapter since 2002 so the kingdom could respond to any allegations that some of the hijackers had links to Saudis, including government officials — allegations that were never substantiated by later US investigations into the terrorist attacks.

“That matter is now finished,” Al-Jubier said. “The surprise in the 28 pages is that there is no surprise,” Al-Jubier said. Before the release of the document, White House spokesman Josh Earnest also said the 28 pages contain no new evidence of Saudi complicity. “It will confirm what we have been saying for quite some time,” Earnest told reporters during a daily White House briefing.  Saudi Ambassador to the US Prince Abdullah Al-Saud said it had “confirmed that neither the Saudi government, nor senior Saudi officials, nor any person acting on behalf of the Saudi government provided any support or encouragement for these attacks.” He said: “We hope the release of these pages will clear up, once and for all, any lingering questions or suspicions about Saudi Arabia’s actions, intentions, or long-term friendship with the US.” He pointed out that “Saudi Arabia is working closely with the US and other allies to eradicate terrorism and destroy terrorist organizations.” The prince said:  “Since 2002, the 9/11 Commission and several government agencies, have investigated the contents of the ‘28 Pages’ and have confirmed that neither the Saudi government, nor senior Saudi officials, nor any person acting on behalf of the Saudi government provided any support or encouragement for these attacks.”    Last chapter Congress released the last chapter of the congressional inquiry that has been kept under wraps for more than 13 years, stored in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol. Lawmakers and relatives of victims of the attacks, who believe that Saudi links to the attackers were not thoroughly investigated, campaigned for years to get the pages released. The lightly redacted document names individuals who helped the hijackers get apartments, open bank accounts and connect with local mosques. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals and several were not fluent in English and had little experience living in the West. Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham, the co-chairman of the congressional inquiry, who pushed hard for the last chapter of the inquiry’s report to be released, believes the hijackers had an extensive Saudi support system while they were in the United States. Two years ago, under pressure from the families of those killed or injured on Sept. 11, and others, President Barack Obama ordered a declassification review of the chapter. National Intelligence Director James Clapper conducted that declassification review and transmitted the document to Congress, which released the pages online on Friday. <b> Debunking conspiracy theories</b> Several investigations into 9/11 followed the congressional inquiry, which released its report — minus the secret chapter — in December 2002. The most well-known investigation was done by the 9/11 Commission, led by New Jersey Rep. Tom Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana Kean and Hamilton said the 28 pages were based almost entirely on raw, unvetted material that came to the FBI. “The leads developed in 2002 and 2003 were checked out as thoroughly as possible,” they said in a statement Friday. The commission’s 567-page report, released in July 2004, stated that it found “no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded” Al-Qaeda.  Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, and vice chairman, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., urged the public to read the results of other investigations by the CIA and FBI that “debunk” many of the allegations, and put conspiracy theories to rest.  

 

Al Huxley's picture

Yeah, like there's anything even remotely suspicious about

- a guy buys two white elephant skyscrapers

- insures them for billions

- months later they're 'shockingly' destroyed, along with a third building that collapses of its own accord, without damage (first in history to do so) AFTER the BBC said    it had collapsed, about which said guy says 'we decided it was best to pull it'

- guy collects billions in insurance, and actually tries  (don't recall if he succeeded) to collect 2x, since it was two events

- coincidentally, large put options are revealed to have been taken on major airline stocks on September 10

...etc....

 

Jeez, what's with you conspiracy guys, always finding something suspicious in the most mundane, everyday occurrences.

Vatican_cameo's picture

So the group that's responsible for the event decides to release ANOTHER report that's redacted (in hopes that it will seem credible).  It would be nice if a THIRD PARTY published a report using the genuine eyewitness testimony.  I'll bet they don't follow the original narrative.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

And luckily absent at work that day.

As well as both his kids who had worked there.

Talked to Netanyahu on the phone all the time. Good buddies with Lowy too - a terrorist during the Ashkenazi War of Conquest.

847328_3527's picture

"The Dronemaster" Obama should repeat "Ly'n" George Bush's plan and invade Iraq just to show the Saudis we mean business....

 

... oh, wait a second ...

auricle's picture

We don't have a ministry of fact, just ministries of propaganda. Nobody cares to waste there time with this tripe. Any of the evildoers names in that report get suicided or brought to justice?