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Coverup Breaking in Saudi Role in 9-11

July 12, 2011 (EIRNS)—With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks just two months away, the Saudi role in the events of Sept. 11, 2001 are back in the headlines. On July 11, former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who co-chaired the Congressional probe of the 9/11 attacks, appeared on the Morning Joe show and tore into the Saudis' involvement, citing Prince Bandar and the BAE bribes, and the role of Saudi Royals in supporting the attacks. Graham has recently written a novel, based on the 9/11 attacks.

The current newsstand issue of Vanity Fair magazine has a lengthy article, "The Kingdom and the Towers," by Anthony Summers and Lynne Swan, documenting the role of a number of members of the Saudi Royal Family in bankrolling al-Qaeda and the 9/11 hijackers. The article is based on a book by the husband and wife team that is scheduled to appear later this month in the United States, providing a comprehensive account of the 9/11 attacks, with heavy emphasis on the Saudi Royal Family complicity, and the Bush White House coverup.

Much of the material in the Vanity Fair article will be familiar to EIR readers, including the role of two Saudi intelligence officers, Basnan and al-Bayoumi, who facilitated two of the 9/11 hijackers' efforts from the moment they arrived in Los Angeles in 2000. They were also recipients of BAE funds laundered through Prince Bandar's Washington bank accounts.

The article made clear that other leading members of the Saudi Royal Family, including the current Interior Minister, Prince Naef, and Bandar's father, Prince Sultan, were also complicit in the funding of al-Qaeda, from no later than 1997. The 28-page segment of the Congressional 9/11 study that was censored by the Bush White House and has been kept secret to this day, detailed the trail of Saudi Royal Family funds to the 9/11 hijackers.