The Canadian website Global Research published a very useful summary of the latest developments in the battle to force President Obama to release the classified 28 pages of 9/11 documents that have been suppressed since 2002. The article, posted on the site’s Washington Blog, was headlined “Secret 9/11 Documents: ‘Implausible’ that 9/11 Hijackers Acted Without Government Backing.”
The article quoted extensively from Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), the retired head of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional 9/11 Inquiry, reporting that all of the co-chairs of the Joint Committee and the 9/11 Commission agree that it was “implausible” that the attacks occurred without state sponsorship.
The article noted that both Sen. Graham and former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) are convinced that the Saudis backed the 9/11 hijackers and both have called for either a permanent 9/11 commission or the launching of a new investigation. The FBI documents being forced into the public through an FOIA suit in Florida show that the Saudi government is implicated, and the article quoted a recent New York Times story that the FBI engaged in a coverup of the Saudi role by hiding the Sarasota evidence for a decade.
The author also cited evidence, provided by Senators Graham and Kerrey, that the FBI further blocked the Congressional Joint Inquiry by refusing to allow investigators access to Abdussattar Shaikh, a Saudi national and FBI informant who housed two of the key 9/11 hijackers in San Diego during 2000.
The report also cited the battle being led by Walter Jones and Steven Lynch to force the release of the 28-page chapter from the Joint Inquiry report that documented the Saudi role. It ended by noting that President Obama has persistently refused to support the declassification of the 28 pages, and instructed the Solicitor General to go to court to protect Saudi Arabia’s sovereign immunity from a lawsuit by 9/11 victims.