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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Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Here's the thing - the debate would have been settled by releasing film from the many, many cameras in the area.

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SgtShaftoe's picture

There was active US action to make that shit happen.  The FAA hijack protocol wasn't changed by the Saudis.  The Nano-thermite wasn't made by the Saudis, it was made by a US company.  The cover-up wasn't done by the Saudis, that spanned the FBI, dept of state, CIA, FAA, NIST, etc, etc.  The alert figters across the eastern seaboard also weren't sent into the Atlantic by the Saudis, and NORAD didn't just happen to run a simulation that day at the suggestion of the Saudis.  The Saudis also didn't steal the 2 Trillion dollars that Naval intelligence was investigating in the wing of the pentagon that got hit.  Their disaster recovery site just happened to reside in NYC building 7.  Rumsfeld was heavily involved in that along with Cheney. 

This is the regime's fall-back to keep the target off the real perpetrators.  The saudis, who I have no love for and can get fucked by a camel may have had some involvement, but this is a complete line of bullshit. 

L Bean's picture

Actually it damns "BANDAR BUSH", saying his wife was sending $$ to one of the terrorist handlers. So it points to Bush and the Saudis, dusty as fuck scapegoats that no one will champion or pursue, or so goes the logic.

carbonmutant's picture

I wonder how much that redaction cost?

Croesus's picture

I believe it was a check for $250K, made out to "The Clinton Foundation".

Jethro Dull's picture

Operation Northwoods gone live. I would say yes. But, question is who knew? That really is the only question.

I find it incredible, that, no one has ever taken a hard look at the muslim companies contracted during the Clinton Administration doing IT for our National Security apparatus at the time. They were knee deep in our intel and planning.

All Risk No Reward's picture

Nick Rockefeller predicted the outcome of the attack... and the Debt-Money Monopolists have financed the suppression of basic physics to spin a lie to the masses.

Qui bono? The Debt-Money Monopolists have used 911 to push their agendas fiercely.

Rockefeller Reveals 9 11 FRAUD and New World Order to Aaron Russo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuinaIm-kd4

Johnny Caine's picture

They redacted every place it said 'Under order of the CIA '

Northern Flicker's picture

The Commission's report was just just a distraction from the beginning.

Here’s 2,000 architects and engineers who have put their reputations and jobs on the line to say that 9/11 could not have happened the way the government says. http://www.ae911truth.org/signatures/ae.html

Here’s an MIT engineer saying the 9/11 buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEsrFouWdU (10 min video)

Here’s more than 300 former airplane pilots who say “mountain of evidence conflicts with the Government version of events.” (“any active pilot speaking out about 9/11 has his license rescinded”) http://pilotsfor911truth.org/index.html

Here’s a former airline pilot who flew same planes that crashed in 9/11 (“government story is a complete fairy tale”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGxKU2B0ZjY (1 min. video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZnrVxdkM70  (“the grand-dad false flag operation of all time”) – 50 min. detailed interview

zeronetwork's picture

This all started as a BS and will end as a BS

vq1's picture

Just looking at the whole thing now. This snippet was interesting. 

 

http://i.imgur.com/INtasFm.png

 

ChargingHandle's picture

It is an attack on Western civilization and the war rages on as evidenced in San Bernardino Orlando Belgium France

VWAndy's picture

 Its a trap. Made special for koolaid drinkin tools. That dogma bites.

VWAndy's picture

 Now thats fuckin funny shit right there!!!! and true

wisefool's picture

+100000 Even though the Tylers implemented and up down arrow system so we dont have to do this anymore.

For those scared of watching youtube videos, it shows how the koolaid man can break through concrete and steel structures.

Nobody is scared. Nobody asks questions, they just get euphoric.

Mena Arkansas's picture

"Sources told CNN that intelligence and law enforcement agencies and the State Department have all reviewed and approved the release of the pages with "minimal redactions." But the report Congress put out had multiple inked out sections."

Just more bullshit to deflect attention from the real perpetrators.

CaptainMoonlight's picture

What a shocker. Not.

VWAndy's picture

 Can we rename it? How about the It wasent me report?

SgtShaftoe's picture

LOL, that's a good name!

ironicmerman's picture
ironicmerman (not verified) Jul 15, 2016 2:22 PM

But what about HRC?  Come on!  Let's bitch about HRC!  What about the pantsuits?!?!

VWAndy's picture

 She had nothing to do with it. ?

Vlad the Inhaler's picture

She took massive donations from SA through the Clinton Foundation and then approved a shit ton of arms sales to SA so that they could bomb the crap out of Yemeni civilians.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Yep! I would suffice it to say, there's human / child trafficking via Epstein in the Crime Syndicate Clinton Foundation that could bring down indivdulals & governments.

ironicmerman's picture
ironicmerman (not verified) Vlad the Inhaler Jul 15, 2016 2:37 PM

Yeah, but I need ZH to keep complaining about it over and over to get the point across!

nightshiftsucks's picture

Says the govt troll or woud that be the Mossad troll ?

E.F. Mutton's picture

A diversion here, a distraction there...

ACES FULL's picture

Saudi oilfields within 15 years of being depleted to the point of not being economical or either eavesdropping tells US intelligence that Saudi's planning to abandon petro-dollar {possibly one leading to the other} ? Pivot to Iran?

WTFUD's picture

Well those fuckers in Vichy DC & their Overlords would never make a move that wasn't in their own interests

WTFUD's picture

If you like your most open administration eva then you can keep it . . . Vichy DC's a freak show.

Salsa Verde's picture

Who in the world believes anything the US government releases anymore?  I think it is beyond clear that they are corrupt to the core and view anybody who wishes to hold them accountable for anything with loathing and disgust.

spanish inquisition's picture

Looks like they redacted out all the Saudis that were posing as art students and dancing on the bridge.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Absolutely. Where's the part with the Mossad Art students living on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center

L Bean's picture

Israeli Art Students(Mossad) in Phoenix & San Diego testing out gov defense response the same time the "Saudis" were there doing the same thing?

It's either a redundancy due to misidentification, or a coincidence of godlike proportion. 

buzzsaw99's picture

redacted = worthless

it would have been worthless anyway, but doubly so now.

1stepcloser's picture

It said they hate our freedom fries right?

skinwalker's picture

Likely the actual 28 pages were burned in the basement of Area 51, and what they released is a red herring. Too many people question the official story, so why not put the heat on someone else?

corporatewhore's picture

Do we have any intent?  Or absence of intent?  Misspoke? Unable to recall?

Please add to all convolutions of the word lie.

wisefool's picture

In other news, The Clinton foundation has recieved 10s of millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia according to offical documents.

The true number of millions will be declassified 15 years from now. But it wont matter. 8 years from now She will pardon herself if the statists/satanists get her on the throne.

GeezerGeek's picture

"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..."

I wonder if contributions to Bill and Hill mean they are "connected to the Saudi Government".

lester1's picture

MINIMAL REDACTIONS MY ASS !!

Mena Arkansas's picture

You can't swing a dead 9/11 cat without hitting a dual-passport holder.

The ((( tribe ))) has their fingerprints all over this event.

earleflorida's picture

28 pages and 5 pages proportionally black'd-out, equals another half-ass report from our... 'Mission Accomplished' freedom of the press managed propaganda dept.! 

alfbell's picture

All governments need to be cancelled, abolished. That will blow all corruption, bureacracy, unnecessary/confusing/redundant laws and the income tax code out of the water.

We need a new, simple, self-monitoring and self-correcting government model to replace these dysfunctional archaic systems. Some of the key points would be: the justice system should be EXTERNAL to the government; there should be rotating citizen Watch Dog Committees above every governmental department; term limits... no career politicians.

Actually a truly benevolent dictator for about 50 years would be the better way to go.

YourAverageJoe's picture

And to think we became an independent sovereign nation on a single piece of paper.

MrBoompi's picture

I fail to see anything we didn't already know.  And of course the real story is yet to be told.  Especially the part about who rigged the WTC 1, 2, and 7 with explosives, what actually hit the Pentagon, what actually crashed in PA, and how convenient it was for the "terrorists" to conduct this operation while the whole US military was involved in drills.  In other words, the infomation which could point to the real perpetrators has yet to be revealed.