Are There New Details About the Saudis and 9/11?

  • Who is responsible for 9/11?
  • Will a deal be made with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?
  • A joint congressional committee found no Saudi imprint on the 9/11 attacks, but certain questions remained unanswered.

This week, WSJ (Wall Street Journal) published an article, outlining a letter from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the US, offering to aide victims family’s lawsuit against Saudi Arabia, if he is spared the death penalty.

The federal lawsuit was filed in the State of New York by insurance companies in 2017. KSM is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay prison. He was convicted in absentia in 1996, by a New York Court, for participation in a terrorist act in the Philippines.

Per the letter in the WSJ, the offer was submitted via attorneys. Recently, an important victory for the families occurred with the passing of the 9/11 victim Compensation Bill in Congress. US President Donald Trump is expected to sign the law. It is a lifetime commemoration for the victims, who suffer from PTSD and other physical and emotional trauma due to the terrorist attacks.

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.

The Obama administration released 28 classified pages in 2016, that were redacted from the original joint congressional committee inquiry report into the 9/11 attacks, written in 2002.

Nevertheless, the public did not get additional answers with the  release of the pages. A peculiar reference stating one of the hijackers phone numbers had ties to property owned by a prominent Saudi family, prompted former Florida Senator Bob Graham to insistence there is more info. The committee found no Saudi imprint on the 9/11 attacks, but certain questions remained unanswered, perhaps still in classified documents. The Global Research website, which is interestingly enough out of Canada, and linked to pro-Russian propaganda, wrote an opposition viewpoint to Graham’s claims. It was published in 2015 and republished in 2016, notably, right before the US Presidential election.

Moreover, Arte France Roche Productions (an independent French production company specializing in documentaries) made a documentary titled “Die Geschichte Der CIA.”  The film was shown in France and Germany. It incorporates former US Federal Agent Robert Baer, former Russian intelligence officer Kalugin, and a myriad of high powered government agencies representatives being interviewed.

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA is a 2007 book by Tim Weiner. Legacy of Ashes is a detailed history of the Central Intelligence Agency from its creation after World War II, through the Cold War years and the War on Terror, to the September 11 attacks in 2001 and beyond. The book is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans, including ten Directors of Central Intelligence.

The analysis presented in the film takes into consideration a multitude of factors including: issues within various government agencies; the importance of the Oil Lobby in American politics; US foreign relations with Saudi Arabia; and the relationship between the Saudi royal family and Bin Laden. The connection between the Saudis and Bin Laden is shown clearly in the film. All he parties interviewed in the documentary are former FBI Directors, CIA agents, foreign and defense ministers, who had to quit the service. It is purely their views and opinions and does not reflect everyone’s views.

It is possible that KSM holds valuable information. The reason for his desire to cooperate with the US government  and to aid the victims is purely for the self-serving benefit of sparing his life. Given the information in the film and other published reputable sources, it’s not inconceivable that there is a Saudi connection to the 9/11 tragedy. Would the US government make a deal with KSM in order to gain additional valuable information into that horrific life changing event? The domino effect included increased powers for the intelligence community, including passage of the Patriot Act and the reshaping of border security.

If additional details are provided and a deal is made with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, it could aide the victims as well as the US security and intelligence communities. The US continues to be a leader in the war on terror. US military men and women and federal agents risk their lives every day to keep everyone safe.

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Christina Kitova

I spent most of my professional life in finance, insurance risk management litigation.

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