British Media Weigh in To Protect Saudi Terror Role, While German Press Finally Break the Story
June 8, 2016 (EIRNS)—The British have now directly weighed in to save their Saudi assets in the ongoing battle in the United States (now extended into Germany) to expose the direct Anglo-Saudi hand behind 9/11 and all the other jihadist terror attacks over the past decades. A June 6 Daily Telegraph article by Tory MP Tom Tugendhat, former advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff, argues that if JASTA (Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism) passes, British intelligence and the British government could be sued for “past” support for terrorists in Londonistan. The article is bluntly headlined “Why a US law to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia is a threat to Britain and its intelligence agencies.”
While the JASTA bill is not explicitly aimed against Britain, which enjoys close intelligence cooperation with the US, “Under the bill, US citizens might sue the British government claiming negligent lack of effort to tackle Islamic radicalism in earlier decades. Some in the US already accuse Britain of tolerating radical preachers in ‘Londonistan’ during the nineties, an approach they say spawned terrorism.”
The British intervention comes as the exposé of the Saudi role in terror, and the fight to release the suppressed 28 pages of the 2003 Congressional Inquiry which deals with funding of the 9/11 attack, continues to expand. A blockbuster special report on the cover-up of the role of Saudi officials in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States was aired June 1 on German WDR-TV, on the widely watched investigative news program Monitor. It featured an exclusive interview with former Sen. Bob Graham, who has been waging the fight in the U.S. to obtain declassification of the 28-pages. Graham co-chaired that inquiry, in his capacity as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
The authors point out that the cover-up of the Saudi role and the insistence on the sole responsibility of the al-Qaeda terrorist network are what led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, quoting former President Bush. And even more importantly, they underscore the dangers for today of covering up the Saudi activities, since the Saudis continue financing terror groups and recruiting young people to the jihad, to this day.
Interviewer Georg Restle said he had asked the Saudi embassies in both Washington and Berlin to comment, but received no answer. For the German government, he added at the end of the segment, the disclosure of the 28 pages could have unpleasant consequences. Saudi Arabia, after all, is one of Germany’s most important allies in the region. Foreign Minister Steinmeier, in his latest visit to Riyadh, repeatedly stressed the good relations. And it’s always about weapons deals. In the past years alone, the German government authorized exports amounting to some €2 billion. But the Foreign Ministry did not wish to comment on declassification of the 28 pages either, saying it was solely a matter for the U.S. government.