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Fri Jul 15, 2016, 02:40 PM Jul 2016

Congress Releases Secret 9/11 Document Detailing Possible Saudi Ties to Al Qaeda. [View all]

Source: nyt

Congress on Friday made public a long-classified document detailing possible connections between the Saudi government and the Sept. 11 terrorist plot.

The 28-page document is a wide-ranging catalog of alleged links between Saudi officials and Qaeda operatives, from contacts that Saudi operatives in Southern California had with the hijackers to a telephone number found on the first Qaeda prisoner in C.I.A. custody that the F.B.I. traced to a corporation managing a Colorado home of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then the Saudi ambassador to Washington.

The document, a section of a 2002 congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks, has been kept secret out of concern that it might fray diplomatic relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Its release marks the end of a yearslong fight by lawmakers and families of the Sept. 11 victims to make public any evidence that the kingdom might have played a role in the attacks.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/16/us/28-pages-saudi-arabia-september-11.html?

First sentence- (from snooper's post)

Finding- While in the United States, some of the September 11 hijackers were in contact with, and received support and assistance from, individuals who may be connected to the Saudi Government.

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About dammed time! BadGimp Jul 2016 #1
Good news 90-percent Jul 2016 #2
Yes they did, elleng Jul 2016 #5
And w & Cheney attacked Iraq knowing this info? Botany Jul 2016 #3
Willful complicity by Shrub and Darth Cheney gohuskies Jul 2016 #26
When the 9/11 attack occurred, Rummy ordered his aides to find ways to link Iraq to the attack: tblue37 Jul 2016 #39
Of course they did. There was NEVER a valid reason to attack Iraq. Raster Jul 2016 #29
Did Bush/Cheney put Prince Bandar Bush up to 911 Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #4
you forgot Rice Angry Dragon Jul 2016 #6
Yep! Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #7
First off they cant force Prince Bandar bin Sultan to testify since he is a foreign national. cstanleytech Jul 2016 #12
I knew that about Bandar: just would love to see all of them sweat Chasstev365 Jul 2016 #13
They would not sweat a drop because its just not possible to do. nt cstanleytech Jul 2016 #15
Oh, I don't know. What are we doing to foreign nationals at GitMo...nt KansDem Jul 2016 #30
Strawman arguments wont change the fact that he cannot be forced to testify. cstanleytech Jul 2016 #35
You believe Clinton would ever do such a thing? Ikonoklast Jul 2016 #18
Obviously you don't, do you? Loki Jul 2016 #23
They were all in it together. lark Jul 2016 #36
exactly! thank you. MIHOP! n/t wildbilln864 Jul 2016 #40
I'm no Hillary fan, but she might be more willing to go after Bushes than Obama yurbud Jul 2016 #47
she won't! n/t wildbilln864 Jul 2016 #48
Finally underpants Jul 2016 #8
Friday news dump... Javaman Jul 2016 #9
How about releasing the minutes of Cheney's secret energy meetings in the Spring Old and In the Way Jul 2016 #10
That was the other thing that jumped to my mind as well. nt Javaman Jul 2016 #11
Now that I think should be done and after this amount of time there is cstanleytech Jul 2016 #16
"Possible"? Weren't 15 of the 19 hijackers Saudis? calimary Jul 2016 #14
Their nationality is actually immaterial when it comes down to it. cstanleytech Jul 2016 #17
absolutely, the Saudis were our good buddies Fast Walker 52 Jul 2016 #21
"Report kept secret out of concern that it might fray diplomatic relations between the US and Saudis FailureToCommunicate Jul 2016 #19
unfortunately, they do have a lot of financial fingers in our pie Fast Walker 52 Jul 2016 #20
The NY Times article said that the Saudi's welcomed the release. jbeing Jul 2016 #22
Took a look ThoughtCriminal Jul 2016 #24
I may be jumping into this to late-----------------since I lost my job turbinetree Jul 2016 #25
Laid off by Praxair Corporation in May of 2001 Mopar151 Jul 2016 #28
We knew something was up when we had our daily meetings that something was in the air-------------- turbinetree Jul 2016 #32
No way to ever prove it, but I think I caught a blackball. Mopar151 Jul 2016 #42
what is really classic------------------- turbinetree Jul 2016 #45
Thanks! Mopar151 Jul 2016 #43
AMEN!!!! FighttheFuture Jul 2016 #33
Thanks.......................... turbinetree Jul 2016 #34
The FBI knew lovuian Jul 2016 #27
Post removed Post removed Jul 2016 #31
I can't stand them either. forest444 Jul 2016 #38
Good - but we're still beating around the BUSH. forest444 Jul 2016 #37
C'mon, folks. Just a bunch of conspiracy theory speculation. Nothing to see here. Midnight Writer Jul 2016 #44
K&R Tobin S. Jul 2016 #46
And for how long has this been perfectly obvious? nt BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2016 #49
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