It Is A Smoking Gun - Prince Bandar And Other Saudis Financed The 9/11 Terrorists

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Submitted by Justin Raimondo via,

News reports about the recently released 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks are typically dismissive: this is nothing new, it’s just circumstantial evidence, and there’s no “smoking gun.” Yet given what the report actually says – and these news accounts are remarkably sparse when it comes to verbatim quotes – it’s hard to fathom what would constitute a smoking gun.

To begin with, let’s start with what’s not in these pages: there are numerous redactions. And they are rather odd. When one expects to read the words “CIA” or “FBI,” instead we get a blacked-out word. Entire paragraphs are redacted – often at crucial points. So it’s reasonable to assume that, if there is a smoking gun, it’s contained in the portions we’re not allowed to see. Presumably the members of Congress with access to the document prior to its release who have been telling us that it changes their entire conception of the 9/11 attacks – and our relationship with the Saudis – read the unredacted version. Which points to the conclusion that the omissions left out crucial information – perhaps including the vaunted smoking gun.

In any case, what we have access to makes more than just a substantial case: it shows that the Saudi government – including top officials, such as then Saudi ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and other members of the royal family – financed and actively aided the hijackers prior to September 11, 2001.

Support for at least two of the hijackers when they arrived in the US was extended by three key individuals:

  • Omar al-Bayoumi – Bayoumi was clearly a Saudi intelligence agent: the FBI all but identifies him as such. His salary was paid for by companies directly owned and operated by the Saudi government, although he apparently rarely showed up for “work.” He was directly subsidized by the wife of then Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar, and these subsidies were substantially increased when the hijackers arrived in the US. It was Bayoumi who hovered over two of the hijackers – Nawaf al-Hamzi and Khalid al-Midhar – as soon as they arrived in the United States. He got them an apartment, co-signed the rental agreement, chauffeured them around – and helped them obtain information on flight schools.

  • Osama Bassnan – This individual, who, according to the report, has “many ties to the Saudi government,” boasted to an informant that he did more for the two hijackers than Bayoumi. He was certainly in a position to do so, since he lived directly across the street from them in San Diego. The FBI characterized him as “an extremist and supporter of Osama bin Laden”: like Bayoumi, his longtime associate – with whom he was in constant communication at the time of the hijackers’ American sojourn – Bassnan was subsidized by the Saudi royal family, and specifically Prince Bandar and his wife. A search of Basnan’s apartment turned up indications that he had cashiers checks amounting to $74,000. Bandar’s wife’s account had a standing arrangement to send monthly checks to Basan’s wife for “nursing services.” There is no evidence that such services were ever performed. The suppressed 28 pages cite direct payments from Prince Bandar to Basnan:

    “On at least one occasion, Bassnan received a check directly from Prince Bandar’s account. Accordion 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 She also received one additional check froth Bandar’s wife, which she cashed on January 8, 1998 for 10,000.”

  • Shayk Fahah al-Thumairy – He was a diplomat at the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles and imam of the King Fahad mosque, which is a focal point of Muslim-Saudi activity in the area. US intelligence avers that “initial indications are that al-Thumairy may have had a physical or financial connection to al-Hamzi and al-Midhar.” Both attended the King Fahad mosque. Thumairy was interviewed by US law enforcement after fleeing to Saudi Arabia, and denied having any contact with the two hijackers – in spite of evidence that he was in telephonic contact with them. This, he asserted, was an attempt to “smear” him.

The two hijackers had extensive contacts with Saudi naval officers in the United States, according to telephone records. And when Abu Zubaydah, one of the accused 9/11 conspirators, was captured in Pakistan, they found the phone number of a Colorado company that managed “the affairs of the Colorado residence of the Saudi Ambassador.” Prince Bandar is practically the star of the suppressed 28 pages – no wonder the Bush administration, which had close ties to him, fought so hard to keep this secret.

The 28 pages also reveal that an individual – name redacted – associated with al-Qaeda and the hijackers sneaked into the US, avoiding Customs agents and the INS due to the fact that he was traveling with a member of the Saudi royal family. We are also told that “Another Saudi national with close ties to the Saudi Royal Family, [redacted], is the subject of FBI counterterrorism investigations and reportedly was checking security at the United States’ southwest border in 1999 and discussing the possibility of infiltrating individuals into the United States.”

The Saudi government’s financial and operational ties to at least two of the 9/11 hijackers are myriad, and largely substantiated. Furthermore, although some of these links as detailed in the 28 pages are tentative, it’s important to remember that this report was written in 2002, and that the intelligence community was strongly admonished to follow up because lawmakers deemed the lack of investigation into the Saudi connection “unacceptable.” So what did they find out in the fourteen years after that admonition was delivered? Inquiring minds want to know….

Prince Bandar went on to become head of Saudi intelligence: his personal relationship with the Bush family is well-known, and his access to US government officials – and his powerful influence in Washington – makes his starring role in the nurturing of the two hijackers into a gun that, while not quite smoking, is exuding vapors of a highly suggestive nature.

“Circumstantial evidence”? Perhaps – but people have been convicted of murder on the basis of such evidence, and, in this case, there is such a preponderance of evidence that a guilty verdict is unavoidable.

It would not be stretching the evidence to bluntly state that the suppressed 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry report on the 9/11 terrorist attacks places agents of the Saudi government at the epicenter of the plot. In short, there’s no two ways about it: the Saudis did 9/11.

Why did our government cover up this shocking evidence for so long?

The reason is because they had no desire to retaliate against the real perpetrators of 9/11. Instead, as we now know, they were determined to pin the blame on Saddam Hussein: indeed, the Bush administration pressed this talking point relentlessly, until it was forced to backtrack. We attacked Iraq, in the words of neocon grise eminence and top Bush administration official Paul Wolfowitz, because it was “doable.” A years long neoconservative campaign to target Iraq gained new impetus in the wake of 9/11, and the administration and its journalistic camarilla pushed the lie that Iraq was behind the attack. The evidence that the Saudis were involved had to be suppressed – because the Bush administration’s war plans depended on it.

Now that we know the truth, what do we do about it?

To begin with, if any other government had connections to a terrorist attack on the US of this nature, their capital would’ve been a smoking ruin. I’m not suggesting we do that, but at the very least the Saudis must be made to pay a high price for their complicity, starting with a moratorium on all US aid and arms sales to the Kingdom. We imposed trade sanctions on Russia for far less. Cutting off the Saudis from the US banking system should put a crimp in their extensive international network of terror-financing and money-laundering. And I know it’s too much to expect a public statement from our President pointing out that a US “ally” aided and abetted those who murdered over 3,000 people on 9/11, but I can dream, can’t I?

The Saudis aren’t our allies: as the 28 pages make all too clear, they are our deadly enemies. And they ought to be treated as such.

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gramps's picture

When they release a report explaining building 7, the non-existing planes at the pentagon and Shanksville, the dancing isrealis and the put options on American Airlines I'll start paying attention.

RAT005's picture

The best short post I've ever seen regarding that info and perspective.  Mine tend to be 4x longer.  I would just add thermite traces in the debris.  Why is the USA Government hiding all of that in cover-up?

Prophet of Rage's picture

Not to mention the missile that that hit the pentagon and the lack of video evidence of any type of plane, "pull it" Silverstien's insurance payday, the controlled collapse of all three buildings, Cheney's stand down order, the fact that none of this was included in the commission report, and the whole narrative that "Bin Laden done it"....

Yeah. Not really interested in anything they have to say until we talk about these items....

Vatican_cameo's picture

When they can explain to me in detail how a goat-fucker living in a cave thousands of miles away (with nothing more than a laptop and a cellphone) COMPLETELY out-smarted the entire US Military and Intelligence community AT THE SAME TIME with multiple attacks, then maybe I'll listen.  I'll laugh and call them them Liars, but I'd love to hear the explanation.  And please don't forget to throw in the story on September 10th, how Donald Rumsfeld told congress that the Pentagram had misplaced $2.3 Trillion dollars.  The next day the financial wing of the Pentagram is destroyed as well as all the back up files located in Building Seven.  Not sure about coincidence on that one either.

Prophet of Rage's picture

Yep. Forgot to include Rumsfeld's missing money. Also lets not forget the SEC investigation on Enron that was also in building 7.... and speaking of goat fuckers, the goat fucker they accused of masterminding the whole thing, was......wait for it...... A TRAINED CIA ASSET.


So much bullshit, so little time....

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Rabbi Zakheim lose monies?!

Thats unpossible!

Like characterizing gently used F16s 'surplus' to give to Israel for free!

Ms No's picture

The fact that they thought people would believe all of that was hilarious... but they do believe it.  Actually I think most people have an idea but it scares the hell out of them, so they just avoid it.  A lot of people have left the Hedge because they feel it's below their intellectual standards now, or so I have heard.  I wonder how many people left because they are afraid of being associated with hot conversation in this political environment.  I bet that is a factor too.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Thank God I have no intellectual standards.

Old Dirty Bastid's picture

And then when hunting in Tora Bora for OBL, CAG (Delta Force) asked DC to move on a cave about 1km away where they detected radio transmissions from. They were denied permission, and the Afghans accompanying them on the mission turned their weapons on the CAG soldiers. Of course the WH wouldn't want OBL found so soon, more people had to die, and in his poor health may have been easily persuaded to tell all.

I am a Man I am Forty's picture

You gotta start putting the heat on somebody that had something to do with it, the dominos will start falling if anyone had the balls to do anything about it.

Paul Kersey's picture

The Dancing Israelis sounds like last minute replacement act in third rate club in the Catskills.

peddling-fiction's picture

They are collaborators.

False flag collaborators that is.

sidiji's picture

nuke their Arab ass, and Bush administration officials need to be put on trial for TREASON and hung by the neck until dead.

pickupthatcan's picture

I wonder who'll get the gallows contract, Boeing Defense or Lockheed Martin? I'm sure Shitstain McCain is on it.

Seek_Truth's picture

It was a combination of Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Inside Jobbers here in the US of A.

This document merely makes clearer the role of Saudi Arabia.

The role of Israeli zionists is already well documented.

And the USA insiders aren't hard to guess.

RAT005's picture

Agreed,  some version of that is necessary to explain the incompetent USA cover up. Maybe the pages were released in attempt to put all focus on Saudi Arabia before people wake up to how obvious it is that at least some part of USA is complicit. 

o r c k's picture

One of the greatest ever crimes against humanity and not one well known conspirator-enabler being brought to justice. We know their names and where they live. Yet nothing. They greatly contributed to this ongoing collapse of western civilization, yet nothing. The traitors we call "the press" are equally responsible, yet nothing. Just like the "market", all that we see is manipulated by the elite. Fear, money,fame and power are their weapons of mass delusion, and deluded the Sheeple are. They do wake up a few at a time, but not fast enough to execute justice before our monsters die of natural causes. This is the fault of "The Press". Not all of whom will be too old for prison when some future day of reckoning arrives. There will surely be "The Day of the Presstitute". Only by confessing right now will any of them avoid the horror of that day. A day for justice and starting over. Here it comes.   

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

911, Anthrax, Vans, and Israelis - a brief overview

Pull it!

Ms No's picture

The US weapons grade anthrax that went down not long before the DC beltway sniper attacks... kind of reminds one of what's going on right now. 

We had a kid in Phoenix nearly get taken down by a frame-job for similar freeway shootings just recently.  They even got him on false ballistics but his gun was in pawn for one of the attacks and they continued while he was locked up.  Luckily the system worked in the end because he is free now.  The panic still continues.  Actually, the freeway shootings here just morphed into a serial neighborhood shooter.  All of the victims seem to be black or Mexican... that is interesting considering the current goals of Soros and friends.

ZH FNG's picture

There is very little truth in this paper, but still many loose ends in Florida.

Secret Saudi-9/11 files shed little light on terrorist ties to Sarasota family

Mena Arkansas's picture

"Prince Bandar unloads last Aspen-area property"

Apparently Bandar Bush GTFO while he still could.

I doubt Saudi Arabia has an extradition treaty with the US.

Regardless, the 28 pages are still a limited hangout to deflect attention from the true culprits.

9/11 was a PNAC/Mossad operation with an assist from Saudi and Paki intelligence.

Somehow I think the Safari Club has a hand in the whole thing, as well.

Herdee's picture

So who in the Bush Administration was in charge of planting the explosives in all three buildings?Yes,there are three,not two.Controlled demolitions.There's no way that standard passenger planes could bring down those towers alone. A group within the inner government is responsible.

Keyser's picture

That was all Mossad and has already been well documented... Google is your friend... 

blue51's picture

How about the company, Controlled Demolition. inc. that had the contracts for " Cleaning " up the debris, from both the Oklahoma City bombing and the WTC ??

Are they experts in ruble removal, OR , experts in finding small pieces of equipment used in demolition ?

Ms No's picture

That's a coincidence just like the Florida false fag shooter working for a security company that just so happens to smuggle people across the US border and employ a crisis acting company.

Aubiekong's picture

the last several presidents are also not allies of the USA either....

Son of Captain Nemo's picture
It Is A Smoking Gun - Prince Bandar And Other Saudis Financed The 9/11 Terrorists


Don't forget about us now!! Or... U.S. at DOD!!!

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

The 9-11 Truthers now need to admit that, although there was a cover-up, their version of what was covered up is no more real than the "official version" which they deride. This is what I've been saying for the past ten years.

9-11 was not an inside job. There was no thermite, no explosives, no missiles. There really were hijackers who really did fly planes into buildings, and the buildings collapsed due to the damage they sustained from the impacts of the planes and nothing else, including Building 7. That much is fact.

The cover-up had to do with the extent to which the American deep state and its intelligence apparatus are in bed with the ones who actually perpetrated the terrorist acts, and what the true motives for their involvement were. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of these entanglemets.

Anyone still adhering to hard-core Trutherism is not helping at this point. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

The 9-11 Truthers now need to admit that, although there was a cover-up, their version of what was covered up is no more real than the "official version" which they deride. This is what I've been saying for the past ten years.

Let me guess?... You're a Kike!

snakehead's picture

Let me guess: You're concocted delusional "reality" to justify your feelings.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Let me guess: You're concocted delusional "reality" to justify your feelings.

That you Mr. Soros?...

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

Let *me* guess - no amount of evidence of Israeli involvement would suffice for you to allow that the preponderance of the evidence points to Israeli/sayanim involvement because... Why jooooos would simply *never*!!

The king david hotel bombing and Lavon affair - made up by the Iranians, the 2+ hour sustained attack on the USS LIBERTY using unmarked jets just a terrible mistake as was initially blaming Egypt...

And the occupation of Palestine??

They don't even exist!

Israelis torturing non-Jewish children. Australian documentary film. Viewer discretion.


You no say daddy me Tribe you gonna blame

A lickey boom boom down...

blue51's picture

Please don't add insult to injury, by not adding " IMO ". Try not to state as fact, just your opinion.Thanks

WillyGroper's picture

"In short, there’s no two ways about it: the Saudis did 9/11."


yes, of course.

forget the elephant in the whole system.

DCFusor's picture

This I can believe.  Well, kinda.  I do NOT believe in micro nukes., nanothermite and on and on with this nutty stuff.  I am a for-real scientist who has personally witnessed buildings collapes into their footrprints without any such provocation as a 30,000 caliber bullet with zillions of gallons of fuel hitting them - simple mistakes during building suffice.  (remember who built these - and how they cheap out on the bucks).

Sorry, but you don't have to melt rebar to make it weak (I do blacksmithing as one of my hobbies).  You don't even have to double 100c to make concrete explode (try it, it's fun at campfire parties).

What we have here is "never let a crisis go to waste" which has been around far longer than Rahm - "even if you have to make it yourself".

No trick tech or tinfoil of that kind required.  If we had that, we'd be using it to fuck over lots of people we are already trying to fuck over without a lot of success.  Working on it, but nope, we don't have some of those "out there" things just yet.  And never will when it comes to "micro nukes" etc without one hell of a signature that would still exist today.  Fission byproducts?  What kind of cognitive dissonance does it take to get all wierd about Fukushima and then ignore what would have been very similar (but missing) results from a nuke?

Ditto "nanothermite".  Make some yourself, burn it if you can.  See what thermite does.  It's not too spectacular.

And as btu go, not a patch on a jet's worth of burning kero.

This looks more like (redacted) truth than the whack job theories.  It's a differnt type of conspiracy.  See: Erdogan - false coup, for a citation.  Duh.


Edit: ninja'd by GooseSteppingMoron.  Yup.  Now ya'll have revealed yourselves as nuts - shut up and DIAF.  The rest of us just want truth.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

I up-voted you. Please be advised that actually knowing what you're talking about  when it comes to physics and making sense about 9-11 are somehwhat forbidden practices around here and will likely get you repeatedly junked.

DCFusor's picture

I know.  Luckily, I don't care.  Some people say a man is defined by his friends, or enemies.  If my enemies are whack jobs, it makes my day.  Junk away.  I'll never reach the original MDB on junks (and really, I'm on a different track, I just want to be correct, and fuck politics or political correctness).  I just say what I think.  If you don't like it, yeah, I won't be hurt if you go die in a fire.  Anger makes *your* gut grind.  Not mine.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Please be advised that actually knowing what you're talking about  when it comes to physics and making sense about 9-11 are somehwhat forbidden practices around here and will likely get you repeatedly junked.

What aspect of 9.8 meters per second squared GSM do you want to pontificate on for us?....

No rational discussion on the subject of speed and distance explained within the "official" narrative of the 9/11 Commission Report ? As well as a 47 story high rise that came crashing down 8 hours after the two Tower(s) collapsed without a plane hitting it?!!!... Now why would they leave those details out of their story?... Plus the burning white hot puddles at the foundation that burned white hot for two months with water being sprayed on it?!!!

So by all means you refute the Bentham Journal's findings  Steven Jones, Jon Cole, David Chandler etc... etc... 

And tell us that Shyam Sunder and John Gross are the most ethical science and engineering professionals in the business.  And that they weren't duplicitous in the worst coer up and treason against the U.S. government with the fraud they committed openly to their professions and oaths to science???...

It takes a special kind of deranged lunatic to repeat the mantra over and over again when they know they are lying and I've figured out what makes people like you "tick"... You know and understand that the majority either don't care or don't want to know... And that's all you're banking on!!!

Bring your Bermuda shorts to the "after life". Because I understand Satan has standing room only in his basement that's the replica of the Twin Tower(s) just for people like you!!!


Ms No's picture

It is a little more than "let no crisis go to waste" when NORAD can't do it's job though.  That makes them an accessory at minimum.   Not to mention the amazing flying skills of the drunk strip club guys going to a dinky flight school and sucking ass at it etcetera.  The whole story reeks regardless of the building collapses.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

A for real scientist!


One can entirely discount the idea of explosives, one can even stipulate that the damage and expansion of joists etc etc caused a near free fall collapse as the unaffected floors below collapsed one by one even as a large portion of the load was no longer above (that steel that hit the wtc7 - etc. quite a but of energy to throw that a few dozen yards with that force but I digress)

You can simply ASSUME that the planes did it and the inconsistencies and impossibilities and open questions remain legion.

The exercises on the same day and lack of air intercept and missile intercept alone, at a minimum, represents a stand down.

I recommend 'A New Pearl Harbor' doc on youtube.

You can skip the bit about the physics. Give it 20 minutes...

Vatican_cameo's picture

Jet fuels burns at 1400 degrees F.  Please explain how burning jet fuel can turn structural steel molten, to the point of "Running like Lava".  Structural Steel will not become molten below 2100 degrees F. and can be as high as 2800 degrees F. depending on the Carbon content.  There were puddles of molten metal found DAYS after the collapse.  We're not talking about rebar (which is junk metal), we're talking about high grade structural steel.  Big difference.

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PoasterToaster (not verified) Vatican_cameo Jul 18, 2016 7:55 PM

You can cut structural steel with cordite too.

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PoasterToaster (not verified) DCFusor Jul 18, 2016 7:54 PM

What's a good way to perfectly implode two gigantic buildings using jet aircraft? 

mary mary's picture

You are not a scientist.

What steel building collapsed into its footprint on its own?  Where?  When?

As for thermite, it was used back in WW2.  Heck, it was even used in "Breaking Bad".

DCFusor's picture

And you know that how?

I rest my case.  Even used on totally fake TV. Wow, I'm impressed.  Get a life or some grasp on reality.

mary mary's picture

For it is Written in Holy Scripture: "the burning of the Reichstag and the WTC were not inside jobs, and the Earth was created 6,000 years ago, in a weekend family project by Jehovah and his three sons, Vatican, Rothschild, and CIA.  And anyone who believeth not these truths shall never be granted a promotion.  But anyone who repeats these truths endlessly shall be granted many promotions, bonuses, percs, and even a golden parachute".

logicalman's picture

Few things....

If you do thermite properly, no way can you say it's not that spectacular.

Nano-thermite is not a DIY proposition.

As a fun passtime, I practice the art of fire-eating. I know how hot kerosene burns and it sure as hell isn't hot enough to melt or weaken steel to any significant level when partially starved of oxygen.


TheReplacement's picture

Examples of such building collapses that are comprable to the TTs.  Ditto Bld7.'

About thermite not being too spectacular, welcome to the backyard.

Got any other truths?  I think what you want to do is destroy the idea that there are people who were low level and on the ground in this country acting as part of the plot.  If you were successful then we would not even look for them much less start peeling their skin off slowly until they died of extreme pain induced shock or started talking.  Your masters are going to have to stop us or kill them.  Dead men tell no tales.  Remember that when you are considered a witness.  They will burn you too.