I've had a lot of trouble believing our government had ANY connection to 9/11. But recently I've seen more and more evidence that the Saudis may have orchestrated the attacks. When I was researching what was going on with the Syrian controversy I found abundant evidence of the intricate relationship of Al Qaeda and the Syrian rebels. Further, around that time there was a leak of a conversation between Bandar and Putin that had Bandar boasting about controlling the Chechen rebels, which corroborated other materials I'd read previously. Worse indirect evidence of the relationship between the CIA and Bandar came out when he arrived to take over the Rebel Effort and almost the entire body of, obviously corrupt, CIA officers present cheered. But now a report comes out, again leaked, that corroborates what anyone observing the Saudis could deduce from other available facts. The New York Post -- whose stories I wouldn't ordinarily touch with a 10 foot poll -- has an author named Paul Sperry who reports:
The New York post reports:
"The findings, if confirmed, would back up open-source reporting showing the hijackers had, at a minimum, ties to several Saudi officials and agents while they were preparing for their attacks inside the United States. In fact, they got help from Saudi VIPs from coast to coast:"
The article then notes that in cities around the country the hijackers were helped directly:
"LOS ANGELES: Saudi consulate official Fahad al-Thumairy allegedly arranged for an advance team to receive two of the Saudi hijackers — Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi — as they arrived at LAX in 2000. One of the advance men, Omar al-Bayoumi, a suspected Saudi intelligence agent, left the LA consulate and met the hijackers at a local restaurant. (Bayoumi left the United States two months before the attacks, while Thumairy was deported back to Saudi Arabia after 9/11.)"
According to the LA Times Fahad Al Thumairy was deported in 2003, but not prosecuted. Ordinarily the following would be "guilt by association, but the hijackers were driven by the same Salafist theology that makes Saudi Arabia repress it's women and create organizations like the Taliban, that was supposedly so bad in Afghanistan:
"SAN DIEGO: Bayoumi and another suspected Saudi agent, Osama Bassnan, set up essentially a forward operating base in San Diego for the hijackers after leaving LA. They were provided rooms, rent and phones, as well as private meetings with an American al-Qaeda cleric who would later become notorious, Anwar al-Awlaki, at a Saudi-funded mosque he ran in a nearby suburb. They were also feted at a welcoming party. (Bassnan also fled the United States just before the attacks.)"
The article continues:
"WASHINGTON: Then-Saudi Ambassador Prince Bandar and his wife sent checks totaling some $130,000 to Bassnan while he was handling the hijackers. Though the Bandars claim the checks were "welfare" for Bassnan's supposedly ill wife, the money nonetheless made its way into the hijackers' hands."
Prince Bandar recently boasted about his controlling the Chechens. He is known for his "Wasta" or ability to get things done. I don't personally think Bin Laden would have done anything without at least a tacit nod from him.
"Other al-Qaeda funding was traced back to Bandar and his embassy — so much so that by 2004 Riggs Bank of Washington had dropped the Saudis as a client."
Riggs eventually folded because of it's low standards in whose deposits it took. But the first principle of investigating criminal behavior is "follow the money". And if Saudi Arabia weren't a massive oil state with tremendous leverage over the United States, this would have been enough for a trial. Maybe we should have invaded Arabia instead of Iraq?
"The next year, as a number of embassy employees popped up in terror probes, Riyadh recalled Bandar."
Bandar was recently returned to the Stage, and NOBODY except the wingnuts, were encouraged to even notice that he was recalled because he most likely masterminded or at least funded 9/11.
"Our investigations contributed to the ambassador's departure," an investigator who worked with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington told me, though Bandar says he left for "personal reasons."
None of the high level perps have been prosecuted. We pretend that Saudi Arabia was a fellow victim in 9/11. As a result, As with the assassination of JFK, criminal behavior gets buried out of RealPolitick, unethical considerations. As result of that we wind up with a CIA - and other frenemies like the Saudis - who apparently think they can get away with anything. The result of that is:
- we wind up with EPA officials who pretend to be CIA agents and nobody questions them.
- rogue CIA actions that wind up leaving agents lost in places like Iran.
- And a whole lot of unanswered questions and corruption.
Get away with something and the country doesn't get justice. Instead the corrupt officials involved feel emboldened and their impunity gives them an incentive to commit more crimes. The result is massive corruption and oppression resulting from kleptocracy.
The questions anyone should ask is, how many real CIA agents are getting paid to sit in US departments on taxpayer money? Why was the CIA able to mount a "rogue operation" or was it really rogue? Do we really want folks going around the world breaking laws and doing their own arbitrary business? But of course we've been brainwashed that these are real "wars" and that our enemies are the enemies of our frenemies. I'll bet the EPA officials didn't criticize this person for being in his job since 1994 while pretending to be a CIA agent, because they were afraid to question the CIA. I am, but I'm doing it anyway.
- Thumairy deported: http://articles.latimes.com/2003/may/10/local/me-deport10
- Rogue Agent in Iran:
- Why would agencies believe "CIA" as cover story?