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Monday, December 16, 2013

 

Were the Saudis Involved with 9/11?



There have been reports that Saudis were hustled out of the country following the attacks on 9/11/2001.  I have been dismissive of these reports because they were denied by the US government and because I believed that the Bush administration would not have been involved in nefarious activities surrounding the terrorist attack.

That may be an error on my part.

The NY Post article Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup...
The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found “incontrovertible evidence” that Saudi government officials — not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom — helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war.

The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast: ...
Read the whole thing.

There's also the fact that 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi.
Saudi Arabia acknowledged for the first time that 15 of the Sept. 11 suicide hijackers were Saudi citizens, but said Wednesday that the oil-rich kingdom bears no responsibility for their actions.

The Saudis are also the sponsors and financial backers of numerous mosques being built around the country aligned with the Wahabi sect of Islam, the most ideologically oriented toward a hatred of the West. According to this article from the Islamist DAWN
It is not merely the faith or oil that flows out of Saudi Arabia. The oil-rich Arab state and its neighbours are busy financing Wahabi and Salafi militants across the globe.
A recent report by the European Parliament reveals how Wahabi and Salafi groups based out of the Middle East are involved in the "support and supply of arms to rebel groups around the world." The report, released in June 2013, was commissioned by European Parliament's Directorate General for External Policies. The report warns about the Wahabi/Salafi organisations and claims that "no country in the Muslim world is safe from their operations ... as they always aim to terrorise their opponents and arouse the admiration of their supporters."

What's in it for the Saudis to sponsor terrorism and to aid terrorists to attack America?  That's a very good question and I believe it requires a theological rather than a secular explanation.   Of course, it's also possible that there is an innocent explanation for much of this and these accusations are a way of destroying relations between our countries.  But it's definitely worth keeping an eye on.

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