What Is In Those 28 Redacted Pages? Were The Saudis Behind The 9/11/01 Attacks?

With thanks to the great Diana West for the link to this video and for her marvelous essay, former Senator Bob Graham discusses his long-term efforts to have 28 redacted pages of the 9/11/01 Commission Report declassified.  Most Americans have no idea that part of the report was withheld from public scrutiny, for reasons unknown.  Oh, Mr. Graham has his ideas about the reasons for the secrecy.  So, what is appropriate here is a little transparency from Mr. Obama, who promised us he was going to be so transparent.  There’s nothing like straightforward disclosure of the facts, is there.

Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama have kept secret the information which Mr. Graham wants uncovered.  The big unanswered question is, were the government of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi royal family involved in providing funding for the jihad attacks on that terrible day in September of 2001?

I don’t care what effect on U.S.-Saudi relations the revelation of the hidden material might manifest.  I, too, would like to know what’s in those 28 pages and why they have been kept under lock and key for all these years.  Of course, if the Saudis were involved in enabling jihadis to slaughter 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01, the long-known close ties between the Bush family and the Saudi royal family would certainly explain a cover-up – if there was a cover-up.

As Diana points out in today’s essay, the only American Presidential candidate who is calling for the declassification of the mysterious 28 pages is – Donald J. Trump.

Small wonder that Trump is anathema to the Bushes and to the Republican Establishment.  A confirmation of long-hidden Saudi involvement in the 9/11/01 attacks could absolutely turn America’s public opinion and foreign policy, as well as a few other items, upside down – and secure some very prominent American people’s places in the annals of infamy.

We shall see.  Or perhaps we’ll never see.  Viewing the 28 redacted pages is still verboten.

Thanks to Drudge for the link to the NYT piece.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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