Obama administration refuses to declassify 28 pages of 9/11 report on foreign governments’ involvement

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The Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (henceforth, Joint Inquiry) is the official name of the inquiry conducted by the U.S. Senate and House committees on intelligence into the activities of U.S. intelligence agencies (like the CIA and NSA) in connection with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The investigation began in February 2002, but quickly ran into stonewalling, delays and attacks from then Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, especially after an alleged leak from the committee to CNN, which reported that the National Security Agency had received warning about the attacks on September 10, but failed to translate and forward them.

In August 2002, four months before the release of the final report of Joint Inquiry, unnamed individuals who had read the report revealed it contained accusations of links between the government of Saudi Arabia and the attacks. As the New York Times put it, “two Saudi citizens who had at least indirect links with two hijackers were probably Saudi intelligence agents and may have reported to Saudi government officials, according to people who have seen the report.” The Saudis denied this and asked that the section be made public, but then-President George W. Bush refused.

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, April 2009

Obama bows to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, April 2009

On December 11, 2002, in a PBS Newshour interview, Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said:

“I was surprised at the evidence that there were foreign governments [note the plural ‘governments‘] involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.

I am stunned that we have not done a better job of pursuing that to determine if other terrorists received similar support and, even more important, if the infrastructure of a foreign government assisting terrorists still exists for the current generation of terrorists who are here planning the next plots.

To me that is an extremely significant issue and most of that information is classified, I think overly-classified. I believe the American people should know the extent of the challenge that we face in terms of foreign government involvement….

I think there is very compelling evidence that at least some of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing — although that was part of it — by a sovereign foreign government and that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down….”

On December 20, 2002, the Joint Committee released its final report, Report of the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 – by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The report detailed failings of the FBI and CIA to use available information about terrorists the CIA knew were in the United States — information that could have disrupted the terrorist plots.

However, the George W. Bush administration redacted 28 pages of the report which contained information concerning foreign governments’ involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Those pages remain “classified” to this day, despite Congressional efforts to declassify them.

The most recent effort was more than two years ago.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)

On December 2, 2013, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced House Resolution 428, urging President Obama to declassify and release those 28 pages of the joint House and Senate Intelligence Committee report.

HR 429 was a bipartisan resolution, with 21 cosponsors (11 Democrats, 10 Republicans). Jones’ resolution was not enacted.

Below is the full text of H. Res. 428.

H. Res. 428

RESOLUTION

Urging the president to release information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks upon the United States.

Whereas President George W. Bush classified 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001;

Whereas the contents of the redacted pages are necessary for a full public understanding of the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States;

Whereas the Executive Branch’s decision to maintain the classified status of these pages prevents the people of the United States from having access to information about the involvement of certain foreign governments in the terrorist attacks of September 2001; and

Whereas the people of the United States and the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks deserve full and public disclosure of the results of the Joint Inquiry: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that–

(1) the President should declassify the 28-page section of the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001; and

(2) the families of the victims and the people of the United States deserve answers about the events and circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, attacks upon the United States.

On October 28, 2003, there was a debate in the Senate on an amendment similar to H. Res. 428. In the debate, Sens. Bob Graham and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) argued for a “yes” vote. Immediately following their speeches, debate was shut down and a vote prevented based on an objection made by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) that “the amendment is not germane”. Read the debate here.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Graham and Dorgan are no longer senators.

Recall that Sen. Graham, who was the chair of one of the committees of the Joint Inquiry, had said he was surprised by “the evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of at least some of the terrorists in the United States.”

Note that Graham used the plural “governments,” not “government’.

According to longtime D.C.-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, in his 2014 book The Star and the Sword, both Israel and Saudi Arabia were intimately involved in planning and carrying out the 9/11 attack on the United States. Both countries, while seemingly enemies, have been longtime secret allies. They share a number of common enemies, including Iran, Shi’a Islam, pan-Arab nationalism, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Their intelligence chiefs often meet and conspire in utmost secrecy. The Saudis and Israelis had the motive and the means to cooperate in launching a “false flag” terrorist attack on the United States in order to plunge America into endless conflicts to bolster the positions of Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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~Eowyn

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15 responses to “Obama administration refuses to declassify 28 pages of 9/11 report on foreign governments’ involvement

  1. VERY telling act! Makes it look like they have something to hide,doesn’t it? And typically,the more they DON’T tell us,the more we want to know.

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  2. Gee, what a SURPRISE! (not). HAVE ANY OF YOU READ THE “CONTINUANCE OF GOVERNMENT…CHAIN OF COMMAND” Executive Orders? If they haven’t erased them, look online in the Library Of Congress history of Executive Orders during the Oblome Administration’s Assault On The Constitution, from 2008 to present.

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  3. The loudest statement of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama is what they DID NOT say about the Saudis.

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  4. Please go to Lyndon Larouche’s sites, LarouchePAC.com and Executive Intelligence Review for the political behind-the-scenes intell on the Bush-Saudi-British connections to 9/11. More good 9/11 sites include Eric Hufschmid and Dr. Judy Wood.
    The 9/11 terror attacks were government-orchestrated and involved the clandestine cooperation between ours and other governments. Obama is doing what he is told to do. Whoever the next President may be, (s)he will be told, in so many words, to continue the stonewalling. If Donald Trump does become President, and if he bucks the trend and publishes these pages (or if they are obtained by a Daniel Ellsberg or Seymour Hirsch kind of investigative journalist) that will be the end of Donald Trump.
    The way I see the whole thing now, the Kennedy Assassination was a coup de tate of the Government. The 9/11 events were meant to cement this Country into a neo-con alignment, designed to have us fight their wars. (So far, it’s been working in their favor). Obama is doing what he’s being told to do: His very life depends on it.
    Make No Mistake: The United States has been infiltrated and taken over by foreign interests. A major realignment of the way the World operates is going to happen. The President will be whoever best serves their interests, for as long as (s)he serves them. That is what this is all about. And it is a SNAKE PIT.

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  6. You need to give some facts when you make accusations against a friendly nation like Israel. This website seems to blame this little US ally for just about everything. There is no evidence for such a friendship between the Saudis and Israel. Furthermore, Israel had nothing to gain by fomenting a war between the Middle East and the US. In fact, the US actions in the Middle East since 9-11 have made Israel a more dangerous place. And why would Israel attack a target at which many Jews worked? Estimates are that 400-500 Jews, including Israelis, died in the towers on 9-11. Establish some links other than hearsay before making accusations. That’s what separates propaganda from news coverage.

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    • “This website seems to blame this little US ally for just about everything.”

      Really? “for just about everything”? Show me where and how. I dare you.

      “You need to give some facts when you make accusations against a friendly nation like Israel.”

      Oxford Dictionaries define the word “fact” as “A piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article.” Wayne Madsen’s book, The Star and the Sword, is most certainly a fact, which I cited in an effort to uncover who the foreign governments might be.

      It is noteworthy that Sen. Bob Graham in the PBS interview, used the plural form when he said there’s “evidence that there were foreign governments involved in facilitating the activities of” the 9/11 terrorists. Graham did not name the governments, but the New York Times named Saudi Arabia as one of them. So who is/are the other(s)? Aren’t you in the least bit curious? And why do you rule out, offhand, Israel? (“Offhand” means without previous thought or evidence or regardless of evidence.) Why is it that here on Fellowship of the Minds, we criticize everyone and every country, most especially our own country and fellow-Americans, but if there is so much as a suggestion of anything negative about Israel, then accusations such as yours erupt. I’m Catholic, and I criticize the Pope! Why is Israel, alone of all the world’s countries, sacrosanct, immune from criticism? Kindly explain that logic to me.

      As for Israel being “a friendly nation” to the United States, how so? I know the United States has been nothing other than friendly towards Israel. According to the Congressional Research Service, since it was founded in 1948, Israel has been the largest single recipient of U.S foreign assistance — a total of $121 billion, almost all of which has been in the form of military assistance.

      But the United States also provides Israel with financial assistance not related to defense, including: (1) Since 1973 Israel has received annual multimillion $ grants from the State Department’s Migration and Refugee Assistance program to assist with the resettlement of migrants in Israel. (2) In 2003 Israel received $9 billion in loan guarantees over three years for economic recovery.

      http://journalistsresource.org/studies/international/foreign-policy/u-s-foreign-aid-to-israel-2014-congressional-report#sthash.OsF4U8or.dpuf

      Please enlighten me as what Israel has done for America. Certainly, Israel’s provision of weapons and free medical care to Syrian jihadists who slaughter Christians, isn’t what I expect a nation “friendly” to U.S. interests would do. Do you?
      https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2015/12/21/pact-with-the-devil-israel-gives-weapons-and-free-medical-care-to-syrian-jihadists/

      I go where the empirical evidence points to. In the end, we won’t really know who those foreign governments are unless and until those 28 redacted pages of the Congressional report on 9/11 are declassified. That is the purpose of this post.

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    • Cathy, before you go throwing around accusations like “friendly nation” when speaking of oholibah (see Ezekiel 23, “israel” does get “gifts” from many nations, does it not?) perhaps you should establish some facts… look up the U.S.S. Liberty incident, then perhaps you’ll know the difference between propaganda and real journalism. The “nation” you live in has lied to you and millions of others, continues to do so, and uses you to it’s own advantage (much like how it exploits Christians across the globe with its deceit), it is a creation of evil, and by no means “holy” in any respect.

      As for these 28 pages, who wants to guess those “dancing israelis” were made mention of therein?

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  7. Confused… How does this story stick..when those planes could never travel that speed that low to ground… So what hijackers?

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  8. @Sideshow,

    Are you inferring “what hijackers” in the same context as “what dead at Sandy Hook”?

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  9. The attitude of the US governments from Bush to Barrack Hussein Obama (Iamnotamuslim) towards the saudis reveals the total submission of the so called “US president” to foreign and private interests.
    As we know the most funded candidate always win the mockery we still call the “presidency”.
    They are elected with the money of their decision makers, often with obscure foreign financing. They unfold the political agenda of their shareholders or masters in general against the interests of the USA and its people.
    Despite this being a well known fact, we still have millions of idiots (there is no other word) voting for the “designated’ candidate.
    The next one chosen by the “establishment” (corporations, lobbies, foreign interests, and msm media) being the sexually frustrated, money/power hungry, psychotic and pathetic old female, Hillary Clinton.
    The old stinking is of course the best friends of assholes like the saudis.

    Despite saudi Arabia being the worst dictatorship on earth (before even North Korea), the support and financing of their crimes against humanity by the US government has never been put in doubt.
    Isis, the civilian genocide in Yemen, international terrorism, the war in Syria and Libya, all of this is supported and finance by the saudis and the Obama administration with the benevolent agreement of the congress…
    The main reasons for the islamic invasion of Europe (what they dare to call a “refugee crisis”), the invasion of the USA, the chaos in Africa, the Middle East and in Europe are the action and policies of the Obama administration helped by faithful servant and puppets like Merkel, Hollande and Cameron.

    I wish the American people would be smarter and vote for someone else than the “establishment” designated candidate, Someone who will finally denounce and break the unholy alliance between the USA and the saudis criminals.

    I guess I’m asking too much…

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