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Jan-26-2015 02:51printcomments

Fully Disclose 9/11 Report

"Omission is the most powerful form of a lie." - George Orwell

911 report rejected

(Saint James, MO.) - Dear Editor:
Obama’s latest move to release more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) albeit highly irresponsible is simply another diversion to confuse the American people. I believe we already know which side of this endless “War on Terror” the “community disorganizer” is on, and I don’t think it’s the American people.

The real issue we Americans should pay attention to in upcoming weeks is the on-going effort yet again underway in Congress that is being driven by various politicians of both political parties to disclose the redacted 28 pages of the 9/11 Report that still remain classified. At the very least, doing so might provide some form of closure and relief for the families of 9/11 victims.

Further, the full disclosure may possibly open the door for more robust probing into what really happened on 9/11 and why. The premise is these classified pages contain specific information as to who really was behind America’s second “Pearl Harbor Attack”. Full disclosure if you will. A novel idea coming out of Washington for a change, wouldn't you agree?

Keep in mind that a neoconservative think tank called, “The Project for the New American Century” (PNAC) was established as a nonprofit organization in 1997 and founded by William Kristol and Robert Kagan. Key members of this group including (but not limited to) Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton firmly believed in American hegemony.

In fact, they felt the only way to attain this international superiority was to unify the American people behind a supreme military presence on a global scale and that would likely require a second “Pearl Harbor Attack”.

This delusional group had enormous influence on the George W. Bush administration and was largely responsible for convincing him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq. Now back to the main story...

A Capitol Hill press conference transpired in early January where former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), and Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and Stephen Lynch (D-MA) along with many of the 9/11 families gathered demanding that President Obama fully declassify the redacted 28 pages.

Senator Graham, who was co-chair of the panel that produced the heavily redacted 2002 report asserted the large redaction has been a major part of an on-going “cover-up” that cloaked the significant role of high level Saudi officials he claims were involved in the 9/11 attack. In fact Graham was adamant calling for a complete release of this entire blanked out Saudi section of the document.

Graham further stated the Saudi hijackers received financial aid and other help from the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles and the Saudi embassy in Washington, as well as from wealthy Sarasota, Florida patrons who were connected to the Saudi royal family.

Thus far, the bipartisan resolution introduced a year ago to declassify this information has about 21 co-sponsors, essentially split equally down party lines. Although Representatives Jones and Lynch are pushing hard for the total declassification of this material, it appears their efforts have been thwarted and the resolution is stalled again.

Bush Jr. claimed he was concerned the release of this “sensitive” information might jeopardize the “War on Terror”.

Gee, I wonder why? Perhaps it was because the Saudis royals and Bush family were a little too friendly. However Obama’s reluctance to declassify this information is clearly an enigma. Obama was all about “transparency”, wasn’t he?

Who else could possibly be involved in 9/11 besides the Saudis? I guess will never know for sure. Kind of like the Kennedy assassination.

"Omission is the most powerful form of a lie." - George Orwell

By GEORGE W. HOELTJE

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George January 28, 2015 1:01 pm (Pacific time)

Terry - thank you for the clarifications. I have since revised my commentary prior to sending it elsewhere and fully agree with you on all points. Sorry for the confusion.


Terry January 27, 2015 6:57 am (Pacific time)

The report these 28 pages are in is NOT the 9/11 Commission. They were redacted from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Commission was co-chaired by Lee Hamilton and Thomas Kean. And the resolution is not stalled. As great as it is to get coverage of this important story it's important to get it right.

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