Doubt and suspicion have arisen over whether or not American President Barack Obama, scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia soon, should release the so-called “28 pages” of 9/11 documents kept classified, but the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia issued a statement calling the recent CBS broadcast on the subject “a compilation of myths….”
The official statement, which can be found over at prnewswire, comes from the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Information Office. “The CBS 60 Minutes program was a compilation of myths and erroneous charges that have been thoroughly addressed not just by the Saudi government but also by the 9-11 Commission and the U.S. courts.
The 9-11 Commission long ago put to rest these false accusations, which have caused fear of and cast doubt over Saudi Arabia. The 9-11 Commission confirmed that there is no evidence that the government of Saudi Arabia supported or funded Al-Qaeda.”
The official response includes additional statements. “The report stands in contrast to the insinuations of the infamous report of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, with its 28 redacted pages, which aimed at perpetuating these myths instead of investigating them seriously. The 9-11 Commission stated in its report ‘…we have found no evidence that the Saudi government as an institution or senior Saudi officials individually funded the organization.'”
The Information Office for the Embassy also points out previously dismissed lawsuits made against the Kingdom, the Embassy Information Office. “Further, on three occasions—2015, 2008 and 2006—lawsuits against the Kingdom were dismissed by two separate judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The court findings were based on the sheer absence of any substantive claims against Saudi Arabia, plain and simple.”
Another online story, headlined “60 MINUTES’: Lawmakers Say Redacted Pages Of 9/11 Report Show Saudi Official Met Hijackers In LA” and posted online over at CBSlocalLA, quotes the dubious point from Tim Roemer, a former U.S. Congressman and Ambassador to India, regarding how two Saudi nationals found a way to gain access to housing and flight lessons upon their arrival despite “extremely limited language skills and no experience with Western culture.”
Romer think’s that “the hornet’s nest” is in the Los Angles and San Diego region. ““L.A., San Diego, that’s really you know, the hornet’s nest. That’s really the one that I continue to think about almost on a daily basis.”
Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, a 9/11 Commission member, is said to have actually read the redacted 28 pages and he believes the classified pages should be declassified now. He is also quoted as saying a solid majority of former 9/11 commissioners” believes they should be declassified.”
For more information on the already released 9-11 report, please click and see the official 9-11report link.
For follow-up hearing please click on this 9-11publichearings link.