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    Terror Attacks Renew Calls to Declassify Infamous '28 Pages' of 9/11 Report

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    Two US presidents have refused to declassify 28 pages of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into the 9/11 attacks on the grounds of national security. But some suspect the pages may point to Saudi involvement, and in the wake of recent terror attacks, a renewed interest in those hidden documents has emerged.

    Five months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the US Congress launched a thorough investigation into the incident. While much of the 832-page report can be read by the public, the Bush administration made the controversial decision to classify 28 pages, a decision that has been maintained by the Obama administration.

    The pages are available, however, to members of Congress. While those individuals are sworn to secrecy, several have come forward saying that the American public deserves to see the 28 pages.

    "It gave the names of individuals and entities that I believe were complicit in the attacks on September 11," Massachusetts Representative Stephen Lynch told KUTV. "They were facilitators of those attacks and they are clearly identified. How people were financed, where they were housed, where the money was coming from, you know the conduits that were used and the connections between some of these individuals."

    In light of the recent wave of terror attacks, Lynch renewed his efforts on Sunday to have those pages declassified, and there is bipartisan support for a bill which would release the material.

    While Bush ostensibly blocked out the pages to protect intelligence sources, other Congressional lawmakers familiar with the document support Lynch’s claim that the US may be protecting a powerful ally.

    "There’s nothing in it about national security," North Carolina Representative Walter Jones told the New Yorker last year. "It’s about the Bush administration and its relationship with the Saudis."

    "Here are some facts. The Saudis know what they did. Second, the Saudis know that we know what they did," former Senator Bob Graham said during a news conference earlier this year, according to KUTV.

    "The position of the United States government has been to protect Saudi Arabia at virtually every step of the judicial process," he added.

    "I think in terms of diplomatic relationships, it may be very, very sensitive," former Congressman Pete Hoekstra told KUTV.

    These suspicions are also corroborated by Zacarias Moussaoui, an al-Qaeda member who gave on his own role in keeping track of al-Qaeda donors.

    "It was crucial," Moussaoui said when asked about the importance of Saudi donations. "Without the money of the Saudi[s], you will have nothing. It was absolutely fundamental."

    Even the Saudi government, which has fervently denied the allegations, has urged for the release of the pages, insisting it has nothing to hide.

    "Twenty-eight blanked-out pages are being used by some to malign our country and our people," said Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador at the time of the attacks, according to the New Yorker. "Saudi Arabia has nothing to hide. We can deal with questions in public, but we cannot respond to blank pages."

    Whether the Obama administration will bow to the pressure remains to be seen, but given that the attacks were over a decade ago, it may be time.

    "I mean, I really can’t come up with a good reason at this point in time anymore to keep the pages classified," Hoekstra said.


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    • qvasko 15
      Of course it should be declassified...Saudis are surely involved but they made a business with state department to get away with it....it is very bad and immoral and now their government causes troubles both in syria and consequently in europe via ISIS
    • Baybars
      There are too many players behind this tragedy for one report to uncover. If Bush made this small section of a questionable report 'classified' it is only to confuse those who are seeking the real truth.
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      They will never release those documents. Thank you Russia and President Putin for standing up to the real terrorist. My grievance and respect to your lost pilot and citizens of the airliner.
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      If Saudis are involved, it means Bush was involved as well, since they are best mates.
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      mzungu in Africa
      Most probably the Saudis would point their fingers to the American Secret Services saying that it was a joint op.
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      "The new American policy, in its broad outlines, has been discussed publicly. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in January, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that there is “a new strategic alignment in the Middle East,” separating “reformers” and “extremists”; she pointed to the Sunni states as centers of moderation, and said that Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah were “on the other side of that divide.” (Syria’s Sunni majority is dominated by the Alawi sect.) Iran and Syria, she said, “have made their choice and their choice is to destabilize.”"
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      Tactical Investor in reply tochrrev(Show commentHide comment)
      That's the true
    • Ivan Buckeye
      Those 28 pages will be released once Saudi Arabia is no longer useful to the United States. If it becomes necessary to remove the Saud family from power, then those 28 pages will magically become public. Wait and see.
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      coolerheadsin reply toIvan Buckeye(Show commentHide comment)
      Buckeye American, Probably a lot of truth to that. If the U.S. has blackmail on Saudi Arabia, they will use it as leverage in an opportune moment. Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has become very friendly towards Israel, which serves U.S. interests. They have turned the oil pumps on overdrive and flooded the market with cheap oil which also serves U.S. interests but has been very damaging to the finances of Saudi Arabia. There are very few coincidences in world politics.
    • Why? My username anwsers it all. Plus take a look at this book :" 9/11: The Big Lie"by Thierry Meyssan.

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      Randall Lee Hilburn
      Oddly enough, this has finally helped me to change my mind about wanting to see these pages declassified. Now I simply don't care one way or the other. Because I have learned not to believe a damn word the US Government says anyway.
      Obviously the Saudi's are involved up to their eyeballs in all of this. But so to is the US Government and so to is the Israeli's who benefited more than anybody else from 9/11. It only makes sense that the true conspirators will do everything they have to in order to protect themselves.
      However, there is another part of all of this that the report is also never going to show. That is that it has been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Pentagon was actually struck by a cruise missile rather than a hijacked airliner. In coordination with the other elements of the operation but whose own purpose was not actually related to theirs.
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      9/11 was CIA Black Ops/ Israeli Mossad operation and Israeli Mossad, like the banks, is owned and operated by Rothschild aka Khazarian Mafia. And to prove me and other like minded researchers wrong, we will all need to read the missing 28 pages. Actually one page and one paragraph would suffice.
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