Just two weeks before the horrific 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, a prominent and well-connected Saudi family fled their home in Sarasota, Fla., leaving behind everything in their rush to leave the country.
After the attack, neighbors noticed the absence of the Saudi family and became suspicious, notifying the FBI, which then opened an investigation into the family and their connections.
The investigation went on for several years and included multiple local and federal agencies and departments, ultimately identifying several “persons of interest” and noting their ties to known terrorists, sympathies for Osama Bin Laden and openly anti-American sentiments.
Yet it has now been revealed that the findings of this investigation were never shared with Congress, nor was it included in the supposedly comprehensive 9/11 Commission report.
The report is still being covered up to this day, and the Saudi connections to the 9/11 attacks whitewashed in a new report by the recently established 9/11 Review Commission, as the FBI has declared the probe to be a dead end.
However, according to the New York Post, the review panel noted that the investigation had indeed discovered “many connections” between the prominent Saudi family and “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.”
The panel pointed out that their 128-page report, “The FBI told the Review Commission that the communication was ‘poorly written’ and wholly unsubstantiated. When questioned later by others in the FBI, the special agent who wrote (it) was unable to provide any basis for the contents of the document or explain why he wrote it as he did.”
However, the panel didn’t interview the agent who wrote the report themselves, merely taking the FBI’s word about it.
Complicating matters further for the FBI is a Freedom of Information Act case currently being reviewed by a judge in Tampa, Fla., who is sorting through some 27 boxes of documents containing more than 80,000 pages related to the FBI investigation into the Sarasota Saudis.
“The report provides no plausible explanation for the contradiction between the FBI’s current claim that it found nothing and its 2002 memo finding ‘many connections’ between the Sarasota family and the 9/11 terrorists,” said Thomas Julin, the attorney who filed the FOIA request.
Former Democrat Sen. Bob Graham, who chaired the 2002 Congressional joint inquiry into 9/11, said the fact that the Saudi family suddenly fled right before the attacks leads him to believe they were tipped off.
Graham is at the forefront of an effort to declassify and release a 28-page section of the 9/11 Commission report that was initially hidden away by the Bush administration, pages which allegedly provide explicit details of the Saudi government’s connections to the 9/11 attacks.
“This is a pervasive pattern of covering up the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 by all of the agencies of the federal government which have access to information that might illuminate Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11,” Graham flatly stated, indicating that he smells a rat.
Sadly, what many people have long suspected is coming to light, despite the best efforts of both the Bush and Obama administrations.
Saudi Arabia, although they profess to be friends and allies of the United States, may have taken part in the financing, if not the planning, of the tragic 9/11 terrorist attack on America.
Hopefully, all of this information will eventually come out, and it can be officially noted what role the Saudi played, and perhaps still play, in funding international terrorism.