The Saudi 9/11 Cover-Up
By Roger Stone
May 02, 2015 "Information
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The Bill Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation has taken
millions of dollars from foreign governments attempting to buy influence with a
woman who might be the next president.
The $2 million contribution from Saudi Arabia, however, is the
most troubling. Putting aside that the Saudi’s oppress women, denying them the
most basic human rights, the self styled “women’s advocate’ should still return
that cash. Money from foreign nationals and foreign governments is illegal in
US political campaigns. So the Saudis are using their petro-dollars to buy
It is worth taking a moment to examine how the Saudis have
used their vast wealth to effect US foreign policy and have used their influence
to hide the facts about the Saudi’s actual role in the events of 9/11 from the
In fact, the Saudis have used their power and
influence to cover-up their involvement in the greatest terrorist attack in
US history and continue to do so today.
As many American’s know, at least 11 members of the Bin Laden
Family were spirited out the country in 24 hours after the 9/11 attacks with the
assistance of the George W. Bush Administration. The FBI still denies knowing
about the seven airplanes used to move the Bin Ladens out of the country when
all private, commercial and military air-travel was grounded.
Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi Arabian
ambassador to the United States, orchestrated the exodus of more than 140 Saudis
scattered throughout the United States, They included members of two families:
one was the royal House of Saud, the family that ruled the kingdom of Saudi
Arabia, perhaps the richest family in the world. The other family was the
Saud’s close allies, the Bin Ladens, who in addition to owning a
multibillion-dollar construction company had produced the notorious terrorist
Osama Bin Laden.
Yet none of those spirited out of the country were questioned
nor was a list of those leaving supplied. Dan Grossi, a former police officer
recruited by the Tampa Police to escort the departing Saudis said he did not get
the names of the Saudi he was escorting. “It happened so fast,” Grossi says.
“I just knew they were Saudis. They were well connected. One of them told me
his father or his uncle was good friends with George Bush Senior.”
The White House denied the flights even took place.
Officially, the FBI says it had nothing to do with the repatriation of the
Saudis. “I can say unequivocally that the FBI had no role in facilitating these
flights one way or another,” said FBI Special Agent John Iannerelli.” Bandar,
however, characterized the role of the FBI very differently. “With coordination
with the FBI,” he said on CNN, “we got them all out.”
Among those hustled out of the country were Osama’s
brother-in-law Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, thought by US Intelligence to be an
important figure in Al Qaeda and connected to the men behind the 1993 World
Trade Center bombing and to the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Also in
the traveling party was Khalil Bin Laden, who boarded a plane in Orlando to
leave the United States and was suspected by Brazilian Intelligence for possible
terrorist connections. According to the German wire service Deutsche
Presse-Agentur, he had visited Belo Horizonte, Brazil which was a known center
for training terrorists. Neither was questioned before leaving the US.
The erudite, Western-educated and Saville Row tailored Prince
Bandar was a influential figure in the world of Islam and the power circles of
Washington. His father, Defense Minister Prince Sultan, was second in line to
the Saudi crown. Bandar was the nephew of King Fahd, the aging Saudi monarch,
and the grandson of the late king Abdul Aziz, the founder of modern Saudi
So close to the Bush family was the Saudi Ambassador
that Barbara Bush dubbed him “Bandar Bush.”
The Bush and bin Laden families have long-standing business
dealings. These began in the late 1970’s when Sheik Mohammed bin Laden, the
family patriarch and Osama’s father, had, through a friend of the Bush family
named James R. Bath, invested $50,000 in Arbusto, the oil exploration company
founded by George W. Bush with his father’s help. The “investment” was arranged
by James R. Bath, an aircraft broker who had emerged as an agent for the House
of Saud in political and business circles.
In 1997, Prince Bandar gave $1 Million to the George Bush
Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. In 1989, King Fahd
gave $1 Million to Barbara Bush’s campaign against illiteracy. In 2002 Prince
Alwaleed bin Talal gave $500,000 to Andover to fund a George Herbert Walker Bush
scholarship. In 2003, Prince Bandar gave a $1-Million oil painting of an
American Buffalo hunt to President Bush for use in his presidential library
after he leaves the White House.
On September 11, 2001, Shafiq Bin Laden, an
“estranged” half-brother of Osama, invested an initial $38 million in the
Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C. Carlyle is a $16 billion private equity
firm that pays huge fees to “advisors” George H.W. Bush and former Secretary
of State James Baker.
After former president George H.W. Bush, James Baker, and
former prime minister John Major of Great Britain visited Saudi Arabia on behalf
of Carlyle, the Saudis increased their investment in the Carlyle Group to at
least $80 million.
It’s therefore not surprising that the BBC reported that FBI
agents in London were pulled off an investigation of Bin Laden family and Saudi
royals soon after George W. Bush took office. In addition to Osama Bin Laden,
other members of the family had terrorists connections and were under
investigation by FBI.
Of the 19 9/11 hijackers, 14 were Saudi yet after the attack
on American soil FBI Agent John O’Neill stated publicly he was blocked from
investigating the Saudi connection for “political reasons.” What
political reasons are more important than the investigation of the World Trade
Center destruction and the murder of 2000 Americans?
More recently, the New York Times and others have reported on
an aborted investigation into Saudis who fled Florida two weeks before the 9/11
attack. The investigation into the prominent Saudi family’s ties to the
hijackers started on Sept. 19, 2001, and remained active for several years. It
was led by the FBI’s Tampa field office but included the bureau’s field offices
in New York and Washington.
Incredibly, the FBI identified persons of interest,
established their ties to other terrorists, sympathies with Osama bin Laden and
anti-American remarks. They examined their bank accounts, colleges and places
of employment. They tracked at least one suspect’s re-entry into the US. Yet
none of this was never shared with Congress or the 9/11 Commission.
Now it’s being whitewashed again, in a newly released report
by the 9/11 Review Commission, set up last year by Congress to assess “any
evidence now known to the FBI that was not considered by the 9/11 Commission.”
Though the FBI acknowledges the Saudi family in Florida was investigated, it
maintains the probe was a ‘dead end.”
The 9/11 review panel included one local FBI report from the
Florida investigation that said Abdulaziz and Anoud al-Hijji, the prominent
Saudi couple who “fled” their home, had “many connections” to “individuals
associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.” The panel’s report also
doesn’t explain why visitor security logs for the gated Sarasota community and
photos of license tags matched vehicles driven by the hijackers, including 9/11
ringleader Mohamed Atta.Former Florida Senator Bob Graham, former Chairman of
the US Senate Intelligence Committee has publicly accused the FBI of a
‘cover-up” in the Florida case. Graham said there was no evidence that the
Bureau had ever disclosed the Florida investigation to his Committee or the 9/11
Commission, which delivered their report in 2004.
There are still 28 pages of the 9/11 report regarding the
Saudis that remain classified and were redacted, wholesale, by President George
W. Bush. After reading it, Congressman Thomas Massie described the experience
as “disturbing” and said, “I had to stop every two or three pages and rearrange
my perception of history…it’s that fundamental.”
Intelligence officials say the claims in the secret 28
pages were explored and found to be “unsubstantiated” in a later review by
the national commission. If that is the case, why not release them? The
Saudis have covered their trail.
Both the Florida Investigation and the hidden 28 pages of the
9/11 report received more attention this year when an Al Qaeda operative in
custody described prominent members of Saudi Arabia’s royal family as major
donors to the terrorist network in the late 1990s. The claim by terrorist
Zacarias Moussaoui, prompted a quick statement from the Saudi Embassy saying
9/11 commission rejected allegations that Saudi officials had funded Al Qaeda.
But Senator Graham who has seen the classified material
spilled the beans: “The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they
point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier,” he
said, adding, “I am speaking of the kingdom,” or government, of Saudi Arabia,
not just wealthy individual Saudi donors…“ This is a pervasive pattern of
covering up the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 by all of the agencies of the
federal government which have access to information that might illuminate Saudi
Arabia’s role in 9/11.”
US Intelligence has sought to undermine the credibility of
both Graham and Moussaoui, labeling Graham as a past-his-prime publicity seeker
and Moussaoui as mentally unstable.
Yet the New York Post reported, “sources who have seen the
censored 28 pages say it cites CIA and FBI case files that directly implicate
officials of the Saudi Embassy in Washington and its consulate in Los Angeles in
the attacks” — which, if true, would make 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but
an act of war by a foreign government. The section allegedly identifies
high-level Saudi officials and intelligence agents by name, and details their
financial transactions and other dealings with the San Diego hijackers. It
zeroes in on the Islamic Affairs Department of the Saudi Embassy, among other
If true, [it] would make 9/11 not just an act of
terrorism, but an act of war by a foreign government.
In fact the Saudis are playing a dangerous double game,
claiming to be US allies in the war on terror at the same time funding terrorist
groups that espouse a violent Wahhabi Islamic ideology that is particular to
Saudi Arabia. At the same time, they have used their money and influence to
shield the truth from the American people. With their huge contributions to the
Clintons, they hope to do it again.