War over 28 Pages Red Hot. Time To Strike!
July 18, 2016 (EIRNS)—With the Saudi role in 9/11 attacks now fully out in the open with the release of the 28 pages (now being called the 29 pages), the fight on the policy level continues, with the Bush-Cheney-Obama faction furiously trying to minimize their significance. No one is fooled.
This morning, two articles on AntiWar.com both put the Saudis back in the crosshairs. First, Kristen Breitweiser—who somehow discovered an extra page in the report and titles her piece "29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime, Cover-up of 9/11"— puts the fight in its proper context, noting that, in 2002, "President Bush did not want the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia investigated... President Bush wanted to go to war in Iraq—not Saudi Arabia. So, 29 full pages that said ’Saudi’ and ’Bandar’ instead of ’Hussein’ and ’Iraq’ was a huge problem."
And, she notes, Bush got help from the highest places, notably from the FBI:
"It is well documented that the Joint Inquiry received enormous push-back against its investigation into the Saudis. In fact, former FBI Director Mueller acknowledges that much of the information implicating the Saudis that the Inquiry investigators ultimately uncovered was unknown to him. Why does Mueller say this? Mostly because Mueller and other FBI officials had purposely tried to keep any incriminating information specifically surrounding the Saudis out of the Inquiry’s investigative hands. To repeat, there was a concerted effort by the FBI and the Bush Administration to keep incriminating Saudi evidence out of the Inquiry’s investigation. And for the exception of the 29 full pages, they succeeded in their effort."
Breitweiser then takes on the establishment apologists, saying,
"To be clear, the 9/11 Commission [which, the apolgists claim, investigated the Joint Congressional Inquiry report’s 28 pages and found the Saudi claims to be inconclusive] did NOT fully investigate the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Staff Director Philip Zelikow blocked any investigation into the Saudis. Zelikow even went so far as to fire an investigator who had been brought over from the Joint Inquiry to specifically follow-up on the Saudi leads and information uncovered in the Joint Inquiry. I will repeat: the investigator was fired. In addition, Zelikow rewrote the 9/11 Commission’s entire section regarding the Saudis and their connection to the 9/11 attacks. Former 9/11 Commissioners John Lehman, Bob Kerrey, and Tim Roemer have all acknowledged that the Saudis were not adequately investigated by the 9/11 Commission."
Congress will return to session just before the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and more action is to be expected now that the Saudi and British roles are there to be investigated.