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Declassified: Saudi Royal ties found to 9/11
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    From USA Today

    WASHINGTON — The 28 pages of newly declassified material from the 9/11 Commission released Friday by Congress show multiple links to associates of Saudi Arabian Prince Bandar, the former longtime ambassador to the United States.

    The pages, sent to Congress by the Obama administration, have been the subject of much speculation over what they might reveal about the Saudi government's involvement in the attacks masterminded by terrorist Osama bin Laden when he led al-Qaeda.The pages were used by the 9/11 Commission as part of its investigation into the intelligence failures leading up to the attacks.


    Osama Bassnan, who the documents identify as a financial supporter of two of the 9/11 hijackers in San Diego, received money from Bandar, and Bassnan's wife also got money from Bandar's wife.

    "One at least one occasion," the documents show, "Bassnan received a check directly from Prince Bandar's account. According to the FBI, on May 14, 1998, Bassnan cashed a check from Bandar in the amount of $15,000. Bassnan's wife also received at least one check directly from Bandar."

    Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/07/15/28-declassified-pages-911-commission-report-released-public/87134942/


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    Well, this has been suspected for a long time. Question is, why did it remain classified? Was it to protect the Bush Administration, which was headed by a president whose family had a close relationship to the Saudi Royal family? Was it to protect a relationship that was vital to regional stability? Was it to protect economic interests? Maybe all of the above?


  • Assy McGee Banned
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    You know, it's these kinds of things that give credence to certain conspiracy theorists. Not that we plotted the WTC attack, but we let it happen so the people would be behind a war. At this point for me the world seems like a game for billionaires and I just hope I never have to see one of them personally.


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    Man, this shit is depressing.

    POOP


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    I don't know if it gives the impression that we "let it happen" as it does we "let someone get away with it." They really need to explain why and Saudi Arabia should probably let people know if this guy is still around and if they've cracked down on all terrorism supporters in the Royal Family.


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    Josey said:

    Well, this has been suspected for a long time. Question is, why did it remain classified? Was it to protect the Bush Administration, which was headed by a president whose family had a close relationship to the Saudi Royal family? Was it to protect a relationship that was vital to regional stability? Was it to protect economic interests? Maybe all of the above?

    Probably all of the above.

    Monsters come in many shapes and sizes . I'm all of them


  • ShoeHands
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    Is this a surprise though?

    I suspect most of the reason this wasnt released is because we wanted to try to keep Saudi happy because they are one of the few countries left in that region who dont openly advocate our death.

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    Well, from what the declassified stuff seems to show, via speculation, is that it was an individual within the royal family and not the government itself. Saudi Arabia is apparently feeling the release vindicates them, so I'm guessing whoever it may have been has been taken care of.

    Saudi Arabia may be an ally, but they have a track record of persecution of religious minorities and women that surpasses a lot of our alleged enemies in the region.


  • SwimParagon
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    Executive Order 13526 on classifications:
    Sec. 1.4. Classification Categories. Information shall not be considered for classification unless its unauthorized disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause identifiable or describable damage to the national security in accordance with section 1.2 of this order, and it pertains to one or more of the following:

    (a) military plans, weapons systems, or operations;
    (b) foreign government information;
    (c) intelligence activities (including covert action), intelligence sources or methods, or cryptology;
    (d) foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources;
    (e) scientific, technological, or economic matters relating to the national security;
    (f) United States Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials or facilities;
    (g) vulnerabilities or capabilities of systems, installations, infrastructures, projects, plans, or protection services relating to the national security; or
    (h) the development, production, or use of weapons of mass destruction.

    This one's easy to slap one of these reasons onto. I guess the info's no longer a "national security" issue?

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