UPDATE: Senator Bob Graham Receives Word From White House That Declassification Of Secret 9/11 Documents Is Underway
Source: Activist Post | By Joseph Jankowski
The White House may finally be folding under pressure to reveal 28 secret pages of a report on the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Senator Bob Graham told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that he received a call from the White House informing him that the declassification review of the documents withheld from a report issued by a Joint Congressional Commission in 2003 will soon be completed.
Graham, who has been calling for the declassification of the secret pages since 2011, says that the release may occur within “one or two months.”
The Senator believes recent news reports on the secrecy surrounding the 28 pages, including a report Sunday on 60 Minutes, prompted the White House to react, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
“The decisionmakers at the White House have realized the public cares about it and there is an urgency to come to a decision,’’ Graham said.
The pages, made classified under the Bush administration, document indications of foreign government support of the 9/11 hijackers.
Specifically, it points out that Saudi Arabian officials provided financial aid and other help to the 19 hijackers who flew airplanes into the World Trade Center buildings.
According to 28pages.org, concealing the 28 pages:
- Shields state sponsors of extremism from accountability—which encourages their continued sponsorship and endangers countless lives around the world
- Prevents the American people from making informed judgments about the nation’s counter-terror strategy and foreign policy—past, present and future
- Undermines 9/11 family members working to achieve courtroom justice against those who aided and abetted the deaths of their loved ones
The reveal of these secret documents could have huge implications on Washington’s war on terror narrative, as 9/11 was the spark which started the conquest.
Joseph Jankowski is a contributor for Planet Free Will.com. His works have been published by recognizable alternative news sites like GlobalResearch.ca, ActivistPost.com, and Intellihub.com. Follow Planet Free Will on Twitter @ twitter.com/PlanetFreeWill
Underneath the visitors’ center in the United States Capitol is a secure room where the House Intelligence Committee stores highly classified files. In that room is a file titled “Finding, Discussion and Narrative Regarding Certain Sensitive National Security Matters.” It is twenty-eight pages long and it contains apparently damning information on the events leading up to the attacks on 9/11.
“Those twenty-eight pages tell a story that has been completely removed from the 9/11 Report,” said Democratic Congressman Stephen Lynch back in 2014.
It has been well-known by informed Americans that Lynch, read the “stunning” documents, and claimed they “offer[ed] direct evidence of complicity on the part of certain Saudi individuals and entities.”
However, the 28-pages have been conveniently avoided by those in the mainstream media — until now.
On Sunday night’s episode of 60 Minutes, former Florida governor, Democratic U.S. Senator and onetime chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Bob Graham will implicate the US ally on national television.
On Saturday, CBS News released a trailer for the episode and an accompanying article.
“I think it’s implausible to believe that 19 people, most of whom didn’t speak English, most of whom had never been in the United States before, many didn’t have a high school education, could have carried out such a complicated task without some support from within the United States,” says Graham in the clip.
Until now, anyone who questioned the highly suspect ‘official’ narrative on the 9/11 attacks has been labeled a conspiracy theorist or a kook. But when current and former members of Congress, U.S. officials, and the 9/11 Commissioners themselves call for the release of these 28-pages, which tells a different story of what happened that fateful day, people will listen.
CBS reports, Graham and his Joint Inquiry co-chair in the House, former Representative Porter Goss (R-FL) — who went on to be director of the CIA — say the 28 pages were excised from their report by the Bush Administration in the interest of national security. Graham wouldn’t discuss the classified contents, but says the 28 pages outline a network of people he believes supported hijackers in the U.S. He tells Steve Kroft he believes the hijackers were “substantially” supported by Saudi Arabia. Asked if the support was from government, rich people or charities, the former senator replies, “all of the above.”
This information being aired on mainstream television is nothing short of historical and is a bombshell to those seeking the truth. For over a decade, the families of the victims have demanded the full story on what happened and have only been met with ridicule and closed doors.
Even the 9/11 Commission was railroaded. Not only were the commissioners given extremely limited funds to conduct their investigation, but they were also met with dead ends in almost every direction.
For starters, only $15 million was given to investigate 9/11. Compare that to the over $60 million that was spent investigating Clinton’s affairs with Monica and the travesty becomes greater. This was the largest act of murder in recent US history, and more money was spent investigating a philandering president!
Also, Senator Max Cleland, who resigned from the 9/11 Commission after calling it a “national scandal,” stated in a 2003 PBS interview,
I’m saying that’s deliberate. I am saying that the delay in relating this information to the American public out of a hearing… series of hearings, that several members of Congress knew eight or ten months ago, including Bob Graham and others, that was deliberately slow walked… the 9/11 Commission was deliberately slow walked, because the Administration’s policy was, and its priority was, we’re gonna take Saddam Hussein out.
In 2006, the Washington Post reported that several members of the 9/11 Commission suspected deception on the part of the Pentagon. As reported,
Some staff members and commissioners of the Sept. 11 panel concluded that the Pentagon’s initial story of how it reacted to the 2001 terrorist attacks may have been part of a deliberate effort to mislead the commission and the public rather than a reflection of the fog of events on that day, according to sources involved in the debate.
Whether they took part in the attacks or not, the actions of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush after the attacks were nothing short of criminally suspicious as well.
Bush and his then VP Cheney told the commission that they would not be formally interviewed in relation to the attacks on September 11.
On April 27, 2004 the White House released a statement saying there would be no recording or formal transcription of the interview. The duo also demanded to be interviewed together, against the wishes of the commissioners and government protocol.
According to the New York Times,
Under a pact with the White House that allowed all its 10 members in the interview, the commission is permitted to take a note taker, but not a recording device. The panel said it did not press for a formal transcription of the session, letting the White House decide.
Whatever is in those 28-pages, the United States government does not want you to know. As is the case most of the time when the government keeps a secret, it’s because they have been doing something they shouldn’t have. It is high time we, as American citizens, demand they release this report.
Please share this article with your friends and family to let them know that those who remain suspicious about the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, are not crazy conspiracy theorists, but rather good people who want real justice for those responsible.
About the Author
Matt Agorist is the co-founder of TheFreeThoughtProject.com, where this article first appeared. He is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Follow @MattAgorist