There’s No Stopping the Campaign To Free the 28 Pages
April 22, 2016 (EIRNS)—The following press release was issued tocay by the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee:
Even as White House hack Ben Rhodes assured the Associated Press in Riyadh on Thursday that during President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia "there was no discussion of the calls in the U.S. for the release of the 28 pages," the pressure builds to bring to light the role of Saudi Arabia (and perhaps not only Saudi Arabia) in the Sept. 11 attack which killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
Friday saw the publication of editorials in the flagship New York Times and the popular national daily USA Today, demanding the release of the classified 28 pages. "The 28 pages should be released immediately," the Editorial Board of the Times stated in an editorial on "Unfinished Business From 9/11," which it illustrated with a catchy graphic of a big, bold seal reading: "EXPANDED Edition; 28 MORE Pages" stamped on the cover of the Joint Congressional Intelligence Committee report.
Both the NY Times and USA Today give credence to the White House’s bogus opposition to passage of the bipartisan Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA)—now sponsored by 24 Senators, after Bernie Sanders’s name appeared yesterday. But the USA Today editorial concludes:
"Better to start by declassifying the infamous 28 pages and begin to publicly sort out what the Saudi role in 9/11 really was. Proof of Saudi government complicity would be a powerful argument for letting lawsuits proceed."
London’s inimitable Daily Mail headlined on Thursday that former New York City Mayor
"Rudy Guiliani Suggests Saudi Arabia WAS Involved in 9/11 Attacks and Reveals He Was Offered $10 Million By A Prince from the Gulf State As Obama Cozies Up to King Salman On Trip to the Middle East."
Guiliani had told "Fox & Friends" of the incident, and insisted "the American people need to know exactly what was the role of the Saudi Arabian government in the attacks. We are entitled to know who killed our loved ones and who almost killed all of us."
And the conservative American Spectator published a call to "Release Those 28 Pages Now"—which also demurs on the JASTA bill, but says declassification of the chapter is urgent "immediately."
Even former House Intelligence Committee chair Pete "Hoaxster" Hoekstra no longer opposes the release of the 28 pages, telling "Fox & Friends" on Friday morning that he doesn’t
"see any reason why at this point, 12, 13 years later, 15 years after 9/11, why the American people should not have full access to this data."