German Media Breakthrough on 28 Pages Exposé of Saudi Backing for 9/11 Killers
June 2, 2016 (EIRNS)—The widely-watched German WDR TV program "Monitor" last night had a 10-minute blockbuster special with an exclusive interview with former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) on the classified 28-page chapter of the Joint Congressional Inquiry into 9/11, which is said to reveal the Saudi role in the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Then-Senator Graham, as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, was the co-chair of 2002 Joint Inquiry. The whole interview, which includes previous statements by U.S. Congressman Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and former Navy Secretary John Lehman, who was a member of the later 9/11 Commission, to the effect that once the 28 pages are released the entire 9/11 story will have to be rewritten, with the role of Saudi Arabia right in the middle of it, which were said to be revealed in that 28 page chapter. By refusing to release the 28 pages classified by President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, the Monitor broadcast says, they demonstrate the hypocrisy of their war on terrorism. Furthermore they say that the Saudis not only supported the 9/11 terrorists that but also Islamic extremists all over the world.
They said that while the final 9/11 report had said nothing about "evidence of Saudi government involvement," they quote Graham as saying of the 28 pages in the report,
"I am obliged to keeping secrecy, and cannot talk about details, but I can say that the 28 pages predominantly deal with the question who financed 9/11, and that they point very strongly in the direction of Saudi Arabia."
(Senator Graham’s remarks are back-translated from German.)
Graham is then allowed to detail the Saudi California network and says that the 28 pages gives more details:
"There were diplomats—both at the consulate in Los Angeles, and at the Embassy in Washington—and other Saudi citizens, which in one way or another were involved in the financing of 9/11 hijackers."
As for the reason for the cover-up of the Saudi role, Graham says,
"I have a suspicion that it all came down to not damaging relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia."
The 19 hijackers of 9/11 were not, as the official version goes, independently acting terrorists, Graham explained,
"I believe there was systematic support for these guys. They did not speak English very well, most of them had never lived in the U.S.A. before, and they were not very well educated."
The report documents a role of Saudi government institutions, Graham said, for instance the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, people at the Washington Embassy, the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Questions and the Saudi charitable organization. Publication of the 28 pages has been suppressed by the U.S. Administration, out of fear that U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia would suffer damage, which the Saudis however took as a blank check to continue financing terror groups, Graham charged.
Monitor then asserts the Graham is not alone, but "more than 50 current and former congressmen and senators" have demanded the classified chapter be released after reading and becoming "appalled by the content."
The Monitor also quotes Jim Kreindler, one of the attorneys for the families of 9/11 victims:
"Of course, Saudi Arabia should not go unpunished, but that it has helped al-Qaeda to kill 3,000 Americans. And both President Bush and President Obama stand on the side of the Saudis and are preventing the families of the victims to get the documents in order to claim their rights. This is outrageous."
Monitor quotes Congressman Massie from December 2015: "It is simply shocking if one reads them. I had to stop every few pages and rearrange my understanding of the history of recent years."
Monitor also mentioned Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) and mounting pressure on Obama to OK lifting the ban on publication of the 28 pages.
Interviewer Georg Restle writes that both the Saudi Embassies in Washington and Berlin had no comment, and adds that a full disclosure would be embarrassing for not only the U.S. but also Germany, citing the fact that Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has made numerous visits to the Saudi Kingdom and made statements on how good German-Saudi relations are.
Numerous mainstream media of Germany have covered the Monitor special today, including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung, Hamburger Abendblatt, as well as Sputnik’s English-language dispatch (" ‘9/11 History Must Be Rewritten’ To Includes Saudi Support for Terrorists").