Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of American assets held by the kingdom if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11th, 2001, attacks. That’s called extortion. When the 9/11 report came out, 28 pages were missing. Now, Obama is siding with Saudi Arabia and is refusing to release those pages. They must be damning. And that our leaders would knowingly hide the role of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 is beyond despicable… it’s treasonous. No wonder the families of 9/11 victims feel betrayed… I would too. However, none of this surprises me in the least. Obama will side with the Saudis because they are Muslim and because we need their oil and investments.
From the Daily Mail:
The families of 9/11 victims in the US are reportedly infuriated at the administration of President Barack Obama for ‘siding with Saudi Arabia’ over a congressional bill that could incriminate Saudi officials for the deadly attacks on September 11, 2001 in America.
The families of victims are making a renewed push to declassify 28 pages of a 838-page congressional report on the worst terror attack on American soil, which points the blame towards Saudi Arabia.
Until now, the Obama administration has so far refused to reveal the contents of the missing pages and looks to be leaving the decision to a Congressional vote.
Speaking to the New York Times, Mindy Kleinberg, whose husband died in the World Trade Center on September 11 said: ‘It’s stunning to think that our government would back the Saudis over its own citizens.’
Ms. Kleinberg is part of a group of victims’ family members pushing for the legislation against the Middle Eastern country, however so far all attempts to sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have failed.
The group says the Obama administration has ‘consistently sided with the kingdom’ and thus thwarted their efforts to learn ‘the truth about the role some Saudi officials played in the terrorist plot.’
Obama has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the Pentagon. The officials have warned senators of diplomatic and economic fallout from the legislation. These people don’t care that close to 3,000 people were lost in that attack.
They care about their bank accounts. Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi foreign minister, delivered the kingdom’s message personally last month during a trip to Washington, telling lawmakers that Saudi Arabia would be forced to sell up to $750 billion in treasury securities and other assets in the United States before they could be in danger of being frozen by American courts. Let them. Bring this out in the open and give those families closure on this. The Saudis obviously have a lot to hide here or they would not be doing this. The so-called pages are currently locked away in a secure basement room at the Capitol and although they can be read by members of Congress, the pages which are rumored to expose Saudi Arabia’s connection to the attacks, remain classified.
It’s believed the 28 pages could shed more light on the money and connections used to finance the attacks and are said to include information ‘suggesting specific sources of foreign support for some of the September 11th hijackers while they were in the United States,’ according to the chapter’s introduction in the report. It’s been 15 years since that awful day… Americans deserved to have the truth long ago. I doubt Obama will allow it to come to light.